Monday, October 3, 2016

Aloo Paratha/Potato stuffed Indian rolled out flat bread

Parathas are my favourite. Bengalis like to make their typical simple triangle shaped parathas. Then there is the square shaped paratha. The round ones are there and not much to speak about Laccha Parathas which are occasional and special.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kala Chana Fry – Masaledar Kala Chana…

This dish is really simple, but tastes great. Many people write off Kala Chana, but it is so nutritious. With so many nutritious values under its dark skin, this kala chana can be very tasty when cooked and served with some simple spices.
To make Kala Chana Fry, (a simple secret worth a mention, no great hurdle, no great burden, not very time consuming in preparing) first the ingredients –

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Papdi Chaat – Easy to relate to Indian Street Food

Think of Chaat, the mouth starts salivating.
The very word ‘Chaat’ brings to the mind the taste of sweet, sour, spicy, sharp, strong, crunchy, munchy, and all tastes put together to create a good tasty plateful.

An outing on a weekend evening, eyes search the streets for the ‘phuckawallah/golgappawallah or a chaatwallah’ standing with his ‘thela’ to serve tasty, tasty street food.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Kochuri and Simple Aloo Torkari/Kachauri and Aloo Sabzi – Sunday Special Breakfast

Sunday starts late. After all this day brings the thought…relax, enjoy your time, spend time with family and outings too come the way…that’s what Sunday brings with it.
The weekdays have their own busy schedule stamped in the daily routine and when Sunday comes there is sunshine on the faces.

A late breakfast stands and stares as we, at home, sit to gobble it up…more so as it looks great and delicious…for this is not the regular EvErYdAy (everyday) breakfast.

But who is responsible for this lovely breakfast.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fish ball Curry – Fish balls Topped-up with Thick Gravy

It is said, “Every day is not Sunday”. Who said it and why, subject does not come in for debate for there is no debate at all on this topic. To make it easier, I can only say, same food does not interest the taste and appetite every day.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Nankhatai – Baked Indian Cookies – Eggless Indian Cookies

There are different kinds of Nankhatai. These are the ones made with butter…simple Butter Nankhatais.
Wanted to bake some of these Nankhatais and got time for it. Having some time in hand in the afternoon, thought I could bake Nankhatais, the main secret is I love these baked cookies and it also needs very little time to make the dough.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Easy-peasy Dosa – Simple, Easy and Healthy Breakfast

Children love foodstuffs that have special and funny names. Who else but the cunning mother takes time to name her healthy cooked food with lovely curious names…all for the sake of her children.

While making this Dosa, I thought I can give it a simple name, ‘Easy-peasy Dosa’.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Begun Poda – The Bengali Roasted Brinjal/Eggplant

Begun Poda is a simple preparation and hardly takes few minutes to prepare and serve.
In winter we get lovely begun/brinjal, the purple skin shining and tempting and inviting to cook the rustic yet special home-made begun pora. This is not a typical winter dish but cooked all through the year for the lovely begun/brinjal can be found all the year round in the veggy world.  

The begun poda is related to the north Indian baingan-ka-bharta. If we are to compare one to the other, the poda is simple and easy and takes less time to prepare than its close cousin the bharta.