Vegetable recipe

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 […]

Bengali cuisine Kachkola Ilish | Hilsa with plantain

Kachkola Ilish | Hilsa with plantain

  Today’s recipe is Kachkola Ilish | Hilsa with plantain. Hilsa being my favourite, I yearn for rainy season all throughout the year. And when it’s finally arrived, we all enjoy Hilsa in most of the meals. Rice and Hilsa… that’s it! It being commonly served in meals mostly during monsoons, Hilsa recipe again needs variations. […]

Bengali cuisine Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy

Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy

Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy is a very common dish in bengali households. On Tuesdays, Saturdays iMaa observes vegetarian day at home. During these days, maa often makes Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy. and I love them absolutely! Now, for fussy eaters it’s a good way to include this nutrient rich […]

aloo bhaja Fried potato recipe

All time favorite snack idea – Fried potato recipe

To satisfy the hunger pangs of kids, let’s serve them something healthy yet appealing snacks to them. One such recipe to curb hunger pangs of kids that can be served in no time is the all time favorite of kids and mom – the Fried potato recipe. These fried potatoes can be served as starters in […]

Rajma Pasta | Red kidney bean Pasta Recipe

Healthy Lunch Box Ideas – Rajma Pasta | Red kidney bean Pasta Recipe

What should I pack for lunch for my kiddo is a day to day and tiring question that comes to every mom’s mind! To give you respite, let me share this amazing Rajma Pasta | Red kidney bean Pasta Recipe that’s only healthy, packed with proteins, carbs and good fat, but also tasty. So much tasty that […]

Bengali style aloor dum

Bengali style aloor dum

Bengali style aloor dum is one of the first dishes I started my cooking lessons with. Its too easy to make. Usually served with luchi or parantha, Bengali style aloor dum is often cooked in bengali households and one of their favourites (including mine), specially on Sundays for breakfasts!   Time required to cook Bengali style aloor […]

Mixed Tomato Chutney

Mixed Tomato Chutney with Mango Candies, Dates and Raisins !!

Chutneys are all of ours all time favorite. After completion of our lunch or dinner, meal seems to be incomplete without chutney. Here I will share a chutney recipe – Mixed Tomato Chutney, that’s made of tomatoes, dates, raisins, amshotto  (mango candies). Mango candies or amshotto is very much popular in West Bengal. In various […]

Broccoli Broccoli curry with coriander leaves

Broccoli curry with coriander leaves

Broccoli is an exotic vegetable which is slowly getting popular in India. Due to it’s numerous health benefits people are putting it more and more into their diet. Broccoli s are green in color and looks much like our own ‘gobi’ i.e. cauliflower. But in reality you will be surprised to know that it actually […]

Noodles Vegetable Chowmein Noodles with soy sauce

Vegetable Chowmein Noodles with soy sauce!

Noodles are wonderful Chinese food that are popular across the world. The string like noodles are made of rice or semolina or maida. We can prepare noodles in several ways, with vegetables or chicken or eggs or prawns or can simply use all of the chicken, egg, prawn and vegetables and call it a mix […]