Breakfasts/Snack Recipes

benefits of homemade food Homemade Pizza with processed cheese

Homemade vegetable pizza from scratch with processed cheese and homemade pizza sauce

Homemade vegetable pizza from scratch with processed cheese and homemade pizza sauce Recipe: Quest for making Domino’s like pizza has made me quite a bit of good pizza maker these days. Saturday mornings mostly are reserved for making them for my little munchkin and her same aged visitors to our home. The smile and the […]

bengali dish Poha upma | Chirer pulao | Flattened rice upma

Poha upma | Chirer pulao | Flattened rice upma – an easy breakfast recipe

Poha upma | Chirer pulao | Flattened rice upma is a wonderful breakfast option that can be prepared in 15 minutes. It’s very healthy, tasty and filling. I am sharing the easiest method of preparing Poha upma | Chirer pulao in a jiffy that has very less ingredients in it. It’s made with flattened rice and potato […]

Dosa recipe

Instant Ragi dosa | Nachni dosa | Finger millet dosa

If you have been reading my blog, by this time you must know that I love dosas. The affair begun right from my childhood days and the love came out all the more during my bachelorette days in Bangalore when I could literally live on them – on days I had them for breakfast, lunch […]

breakfast recipe Garlic mashed potato

Garlic mashed potato – The Classic English Side Dish

Today’s recipe is “Garlic mashed potato”. The classic mashed potato and bread! Or Mashed potato and grilled fish…. In the west it’s a popular dish in their menu during occassions like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Though it would not be fair to draw a parallel with bengal’s own ‘alu sheddho’ a basic, simple recipe of boiled […]

Amritsari pindi chole Amritsari chole | Black spicy chickpea curry

Amritsari chole | Black spicy chickpea curry

Today’s recipe is Amritsari chole | Black spicy chickpea curry. It’s a chickpea or chole recipe that’s signature is its black color or dark hue. It can be served with steamed rice or puri. Chickpeas to mention, are a wonderful source of protein. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals.Its good for bone health, diabetes, […]

Bengali cuisine Yellow Chowmein

Yellow chowmein with flavours of Indian cuisine

Back in the 80s – 90s when I grew up, chowmein used to be a special food for us. We didn’t have pastas, maggi so rampant as they are now. What we found delicious and somewhat modern were plates of chowmein. Yellow, brown, white and red. Maa used to cook chowmein in different colors. Today […]

Bengali cuisine Centella asiatica Fritters | Thankuni pata bora | Gotu kola fritters

Centella asiatica Fritters | Thankuni pata bora | Gotu kola fritters

Now that it’s rainy season here in Kolkata, you can see Centella asiatica or Thankuni pata in abundance across fields. What’s this thankuni pata by the way? Well it’s  a medicinal herb that grows in wet lands. It’s used in the treatment of bacterial infections, cholera, Urinary tract disease,  tuberculosis, and is also recommended for […]

baking The art of baking bread

The art of baking bread

Success in making perfect bread has been a journey for me. From dry hard breads, to failed proofing. .. I had all kinds of trouble making breads. But after a long self  learning process and diligent experimentation series, I came to my own recipe of making perfect breads. I shall share my bread making recipe […]

anniversary cake recipe Nutty chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

Nutty chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

Today being my 6th marriage anniversary, I must bake a cake! And while it comes to baking, my now seemingly lazy husband rolls his eyes and demand I must let that baking part rest on him. I am sure that he’s a great baker and better than myself, still the excitement that occurs while baking […]

birthday recipe Malai chicken tangri kabab | Cream chicken tangri kebab

Malai chicken tangri kabab | Cream chicken tangri kebab

Kebabs are all time favorites for starters in parties and get-together. It’s simple and easy to make. I feel the process of cooking kebabs involves less mess and the recipes can be tweaked greatly by changing the ingredients only. Today I am going to share a Malai chicken tangri kabab | Cream chicken tangri kebab recipe, […]