Rasmalai —  subho mahalaya to all—

Today is Mahalaya an auspicious occasion that announces the advent of Goddess Durga . The chanting of Birendra Kishore Bhadra’s chandipath fills the air from early morning ,  these are my childhood memories ,  and every year  we play the recorded version of chandipath to relive these memories –when we were woken up at 4…

Jhinge Aloo Posto — Ridge Gourd and Potato in Creamy poppy seed paste

It’s a mouth-watering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a West Bengal cuisine which is very popular among Bengalis. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture which differentiates it from other dishes. Main Ingredients: 2 Ridge gourd 2 medium-sized potatoes 50 gm of poppy…

Humble Jeera Rice

This is a simple rice dish flavoured with jeera or cumin seeds. It is the most preferred rice dish in India to go with dal or any veg or non-veg curry. Slightly sautéed with ghee and garam masala and certainly cumin  seeds this is a  rice dish that gives competition to other flavored rice dishes…

Egg Hakka Noodles– Desi Style

An Indo chinese style of preparation of hakka noodles with vegetables and egg. This is an Indian variant to  a highly popular Chinese preparation. If you can prepare it at home — then no need to go outside , enjoy it at the comfort of your house. This is  the spicier version of   the …

Ice cream cake —-

My son was screaming  ice-cream , hence went a bought a bar of vanilla ice- cream from the market —  But he was not in a mood to have a plain vanilla one . Quickly thought and made this three-tier ice cream cake  — Luckily had  a bar of dark chocolate  in my freezer. 1st…

My comfort food — Bengali Bhate Bhat

This is a  truly bengali affair —- you can call it as an affair with bhate bhat that we all bengalis have from our childhood days— So simple yet so soul comforting — It evokes many childhood memories — when we used to be sick or down it’s sure a mood lifter and also a…

Lemon Chicken

This preparation is far from boring —- The chicken are moist , flavourful with a lemony kick — It is loved by my family and I am sure each and every friend of mine will just love this item. Let’s start with the preparation — 🙂 Ingredients : 500 gms of boneless chicken 2 cups…

Fusili Pasta in creamy white sauce

Here is a quick pasta sauce that I made yesterday for my family and it was loved by  all . It can be made within 15 minutes if all your ingredients are ready at your hand– 🙂 It’s quick, easy and above all tastes awesome —- Main Ingredients : 50 gm of Amul Butter 50…

Rice pudding or Payesh

Kheer , payesh or payesham is rice pudding made by boiling rice with milk and sugar. It is flavoured with kesar ,  pistachio, cashews  or cardamom. Mainly served as a dessert — Today I made kesari payesh with almonds Main Ingredients: 1 litre full fat milk 1 cup of gobindo bhog  or any other flavoured…

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…