Bastille Days · Festivals · Midwest Summers · Milwaukee

Bastille Days, Milwaukee

This was my first ever Bastille Days in Milwaukee. I have been living in this city for almost 2 years and I don’t know why I did not make it to the last year’s one. But I am glad I made it this year and it was so much fun. The organizers clearly know what they… Continue reading Bastille Days, Milwaukee

lentil fritters · deep fried

Daler bora or Lentil Fritters

There is nothing special about Daler Bora or Lentil fritters. Every state in India has its own version.  There are international versions of it as well (think falafel). Different types of dal (lentils ) are used in different proportions along with a varied combination of spices. They are often ground to a rough batter and then… Continue reading Daler bora or Lentil Fritters

bengali cuisine · Bengali food · chicken · curry

Goalondo Chicken Curry

The first time I heard of Goalondo Chicken curry was from my Dimma (maternal Grandmother). Dimma was born in Chandpur, present day Bangladesh and raised in Rangoon, Burma. Her father, my great-grandfather or Dadabhai as we called him was an academic and educationist in the Rangoon University. Dimma would share countless stories about her travels through… Continue reading Goalondo Chicken Curry

comfort food · Daal Fry · lentils · Toor Dal · Winter favourites · Yellow Lentils

Another Year and the love of Lentils

Happy New Year !! It has been a while since I last blogged. Honestly, I do not know why. There wasn’t anything pressing that needed my attention , it is just that I could not or rather would not find joy in cooking, baking and photographing my food. It is just that I kind of… Continue reading Another Year and the love of Lentils

bake · baking · berries · cake · summer recipe

Raspberry White Chocolate loaf

Labor Day weekend is over. Which means summer is officially on its way out. Now, this makes me sad, this means good bye to The precious four months of lovely sunny, warm weather and the wait for the long cold hard mid-west winters. The summer months here are so delightful, you wish they never ends.… Continue reading Raspberry White Chocolate loaf

baking · Biscuits · cookies · Dark Chocolate · orange flavour · Orange zest

Chocolate Orange Thins

I must admit, I was wrong, utterly, terribly wrong. I formed my notion, convinced myself and determined that Midwestern United States was a dull , boring and a sleepy sort of place with nothing much to do. So pronounced was my resolve, that I sank into profound depression with the thought of relocating to the… Continue reading Chocolate Orange Thins

chili oil · Chinese · garlic · shrimps

Shrimp in Chili Garlic oil

I grew up eating Indo-Chinese food. Back in the days when I was a kid Chinese food in India meant Chili Chicken , Hakka noodles and Manchurian Prawns. If you were being a little ambitious then may be prawn crackers. We did not grow up with the concept of Chinese buffet something so popular here in… Continue reading Shrimp in Chili Garlic oil