We are shifting appartments, this weekend is dedicated to packers and movers. All my life I have been in and out of boxes, dad held a transferable job, traveled cities countries, continents and in all 28 years prior to marriage I changed 22 houses so once I got married to P I felt now I will be able to stabilize in to domestic bliss,… Continue reading Easy Peasy Calcutta Egg Rolls
Have you ever had a craving for kebabs ? I mean you are like I want kebab period… I do, but right in the next instant I am reminded that it takes a long time to make kebabs; the marinade, the resting, the slow cooking, I will be dead by then. We don’t have a… Continue reading Tangy Kofta Bites:
There are days when you really, do not want to spend time in the kitchen. Even for a person like me who enjoys cooking I need my break.. But when you have a hungry husband who decides to come home for a late lunch, you not only need something plate-full but belly full. But I… Continue reading Jhatpat Khana (quick Lunch)
I recently joined this lovely food forum online and made some wonderful wonderful friends. So when I had to fix tonight’s dinner, I wondered why not ask my new friends as to what I should make and the unanimous votes went to Baigan ka bharta (please do not make me translate that. Then a very… Continue reading Baigan ka Bharta; courtesy Aman Kahlon..
My love for Keralite food goes a long way. One reason, my folks went visited Kerala few months before I was born. Second reason, they visited Kerala again after a year and a half of my birth (with out me) and mum says that she had eaten so much of the food there that it must have… Continue reading Spicy Kerala Chicken…
When we talk of comfort food, the one thing that comes to my mind is Chicken soup (if you are a non-vegetarian). Be it a cold winter evening, or down with flu, or simply a weeknight after a long busy day or just one of those days when you know you could do with a… Continue reading A Bowlful or A Soulful…
Having grown up in Delhi, for the most part of my life, I have learnt to love the food of the region. To be honest, it did not start voluntarily, the climate, the availability played an important part… I remember when we first moved to Delhi, it was the height of summer, and our Cook-Housekeeper whom… Continue reading Rajasthani Kadhi
One of the more interesting things about bengali cuisine is the names our dishes have very interesting names, chechki, chachra, labra, chocchori, panch mishali , elo jhelo, puli pitha, labra and so on.. Coming from a long line of Bangal (people originally from Bangladesh) and having married a part Bangal, these things work great with out pallet. I… Continue reading Kumror Chechki (Pumpkin stir-fry the Bengali way)
Take a Bong (Bengalis as they are colloquially known) and ask him his favourite vegetarian dish, though it might take him a while as we Bengalis are spoiled for choice, I am pretty sure Aloo Posto ( Potato with poppy seeds ) will definitely make it on to that list.. Next only to Fish curry and… Continue reading A Bong favourite; Long overdue..
Who likes chocolates.. raise your hand…. Alright that is a silly question.. In a room full of people only a sad case / or cocoa intolerant person would sit mum.. I have not come across the latter, so it has to be the former.. What I basically mean is that it is so bloody hard to… Continue reading Rocky Brownies