Rajma Chawal —– A simple , nutritive lunch —

This is a typical  North Indian dish which is equally loved by both adult and kids as well. Rich source of protein from  (kidney beans) and  carbohydrate from ( rice ) together makes an wholesome meal —- Main Ingredients 250 gms of Red kidney beans (Rajma) 2 medium sized onion paste 5 tsp of ginger…

Bharwan Baigan — Masala Stuffed Baby Eggplant —-

This is a popular Indian cuisine in which baby eggplants are stuffed with a prepared spice  mixture and then cooked in a tomato based gravy. Myself an avid fan of brinjals of any shape and sizes ,  had to show you all how to make this interesting recipe. This is a super tasty dish which…

Plum-Cake — It’s teatime now —

While during my everyday visit to the market — my eye’s got stuck to these little red riding hood’s — They were as if inviting me with their red luscious colour — had to take them home with me — Here now baking my favourite cake  — my first ever plum-cake —- Star Ingredient :…

Layered Frozen Fruit Cake — My showstopper —

Today I made a layered fruit cake with lot’s of tropical fruit —– This desert can be your showstopper in your party —  and just so easy to make — just make it and let me know — how people loved it —- Note :  This cake has to be made a day earlier to…

Butter Garlic Naan Served with hot & spicy Chicken Masala

Tried for the first time — Garlic Naan — and it turned out so well that my son said he would prefer to have my butter garlic naan instead of restaurant one’s . You can very well guess my state of mind at that particular moment — all the day’s tiredness  just whisked off  —…

Blueberry Cheese Cake —

This cheesecake was my son’s demand — and hence on the process of making one thought of sharing with you all — My family loves blueberry and I happen to keep frozen blueberries in my freezer (as a snack) and this time I had a can of blueberry compote with me which I delightfully used…

Crunchy Falafel —

Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from soaked and ground chickpeas. It is typically a traditional Middle Eastern food , commonly served in a pita bread, or wrapped in it , as a  falafel wrap, which I have made this time. The falafel balls can be topped with fresh salads and sauces of…

Hummus —

Hummus is a Levantine Dip made from cooked , mashed chick peas, blended with tahini sauce ( sesame paste ) , olive oil, lemon,garlic and salt. It is a popular dip in Egypt which is eaten with pita bread. This is an easiest dip that one can make . Star Ingredient : Chick Peas Main…

Egg bhurji —- Scrambled egg Indian Style

This egg dish is popular in north and western indian, it is effectively a  dry and  spicy version of scrambled eggs . It’s a super fast recipe  with very few ingredients in hand, you can have a very comforting and no fuss meal , it can be had with rotis or parathas or even bread…

Fish Kalia — (Spicy fish in  tomato gravy)

Fish is dominant  protein in Bengali  cuisine.  Mostly in every Bengali household it  is a daily household affair barring one or few days , when they go veg or either have mutton or chicken on their head — and sometimes fish and chicken , mutton both together on the  same  plate —- There is a…

Chicken Burger

This fast food is popular mostly in North America which consists of chicken fillet, patty , toppings or bread. This chicken can be deep  fried, roasted or grilled according to mood and your choice. I was in a mood to make chicken burger  but did not have the patience to make burger patty   which…

Aam Kasundi —-Bengali Mustard Sauce with Raw Mango—–

This is a typical Bengali  cuisine with  tangy and sour mangoes  which are now available abundantly in this season. Every year I try to make  2 jar of these –  one for my family and one for my neighbours. 🙂 This is the first batch this year , since I started blogging a  week back,…

Lemon Rice

In this sweltering heat , temperature hovering  around 40 degree celcius in India , it had to be Lemon Rice. Cool and giving comfort to the soul and also some respite from heat. This is widely cooked in South India and prepared with a simple tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli .  This…

Nasigoreng — An Indonesian Fried Rice

This dish in one word can be described as an Indonesian fried rice served with fried egg (sunny side up), some prawn crackers and fresh salad. This type of fried rice can be made within 15 to 20 mins as long as you have some leftover rice ,  boiled chicken, prawn or both on your…

Kesari Phirni

To start with Phirni is the easiest sweet dessert that one can make and an ideal dessert dish to try for a beginner. This is a type of rice pudding , prepared with soaked and  then grinded  raw rice paste, full cream milk , sugar and cardamom powder. Various types of phirni’s are there , to…

Double Coloured Cornflour Halwa

This has become a favourite dessert  within my family from the time I have tried the recipe .  This has a very few ingredients and can be made in a jiffy, needs only 1 hr setting time and 15 min cooking time. This halwa is basically made of cornflour not semolina (suji). This is a…

Oreo Cheese Cake

Beginning my first blog today with a sweet note.  Since from my childhood I heard and believed that any kind of celebration should incorporate something sweet, it may be kheer, sweets from the market, or at least jaggery . And now my passion for food led me to this celebration of creating something precious from…

Fried Ice Cream — A tasty treat

Ice cream is great and if it is fried it is even better —– It is a dessert made of  breaded scoop of ice-cream which is quickly deep -fried creating a a warm outer coating and inside the softness of the cold ice-cream . Friends having a sweet tooth will surely love it — –…

Sujir Payesh — Semolina kheer–

This is a sweet dish which can be made during Puja or any special occassion—  During Sandhi Puja this dish is also offered to the Goddess —- since this is a very tasty sweet dish it can be had any day as a normal dessert 😊 Main Ingredient: A cup of Suji (semolina)  Sugar 100gm…

Hot Thai Chicken —- Just Awesome—

Try it to believe it —– Awesome  —   Fabulous —- Amazing —-Succulent —- Flavourful —- Juicy —- Crunchy — Now I am falling short of adjective  —– Basically it is a fried chicken tossed in sweet and spicy sauce —- Pls do try this recipe —  You won’t regret at all   — Main Ingredients:…

Bengali Singara or Samosa

Beat the Monday blues with these homemade hot  Samosas — This is a must have snack during Bengali adda with a hot cup of chai —- A crunchy snack item–and still so easy to prepare —-  Main Ingredients: For Filling : 4 boiled potatoes ( small cubes) 4 to 5 boiled cauliflower florets 1/2 cup…

Ilish Bhapa (Steamed Hilsa)—

Monsoon and not having Ilish bhapa —  Impossible ——– Hilsa is the one of the most tasty and popular fish in Bengal– and it is a must have in monsoon’s during lunch — This dish is easy to prepare and tastes heavenly . Main Ingredients: 5 to 6 pieces of hilsa fish 3 to 4…

Chicken in Orange Juice —– :)

Had 500 gms of boneless chicken in my freezer — and it was  friday night — I had to make something special —- but it should be light on stomach also — (courtesy my spouse’s  stomach upset) — Was bored of making chilli chicken (one of son’s favourite dish ) — so vigorously went through…

Hello Kitty Tiffin box

This  tiffin box is a perfect way to take pack lunch for our little one’s —- They will love to have rice and omlette in this way without much hankering — with the perfect blend of carbohydrate and protein with some veggies —- you will also  be a satisfied mom in the end of the…

Bengali Fish Fry —-

An awesome snack which i made with bhetki fillet (Barramudi fish) — served with Kasundi ( mustard sauce) Whenever I miss Kolkata — I try to make this if I get hold of the fillets —- and it act’s like a balm  for me and my family — Usually served as a starter or a snack…

Radhaballavi — with alur dum- Must menu in bengali wedding —

In our childhood we just couldn’t think of a wedding without this combination as a starter and  this was followed by other scrumptuous dishes like Bengali  fish fry ( the recipe will be shared  in an another post ) , cholar dal , egg devil (will share ) , illish paturi  , Polau , mutton…

Kolkata Style Chicken Biryani — Kolkata  (City Of Joy)

Tried my hand on this typical kolkata style biryani  — which you will not get anywhere else in India other than Kolkata — ( The City Of Joy )— which I love the most — but since I live in Pune — the saddest part is that  -it is hard to get it here —…

Sabudana Vada –A Perfect Snack For Monsoon —-

This is a popular Maharashtrian snack  which is made of  sago /tapioca pearls or sabudana . It is also served during fasting and these vada’s are soft from inside and crunchy on the outside Grt to have during monsoon’s when it is raining profusely outside , with a hot cup of masala chai — total…