Soda Bottle Openerwala

  Today is Fathers Day and my daughter thought of celebrating it in Food Fest of World Cuisine scheduled to be held at JLN Stadium, in Delhi. But at last minute we came to know that it has been cancelled. The most nearest place was Khan Market where there are lots of Cafe, Bistros, fine…

Roasted Prawn on bed of superfood…

Today’s Lunch. I had few prawns in my Fridge.  But was not in a mood to prepare curry. Wanted to have something light so thought of having a salad with  Roasted prawns. Light & tasty, both. Ingredients: Prawns- 10-12 Sliced Cucumber- ½ cup Thinly sliced carrots – 1/4th cup Juliennes’ of Bell peppers =- ½…

Playing with Pomelo- Couscous with sweet & sour grapefruit

I just love pomelo.  Its sweet pink colour, the texture and its sweet and sour taste.  Today it was my prime ingredient in salad. It came out just awesome. Ingredients: Couscous – 1 cup Pomelo flesh- half cup Chopped Cucumber- ½ cup Chopped tomato – ½ cup Fresh Pomegranate seed- 1/3rd cup Chopped coriander- 2…

Chingri Kola Paturi- Prawn in mustard wraped in Banana leaf

This week I shall post steamed dishes prepared wrapped in Banana leaves. It is called Paturi in Bengal, Paturi is a cooking technique in Bengali Cuisine. Raw ingredients with spices are wrapped  in Banana leaf then cooked in steam. It could be both vegetables or fish.  Mustard paste, poppy seed paste alongwith salt and turmeric …

Mochar Dhoka- Steamed Banana Floret Cakes in tomato based curry

This is another Bengali delicacy prepared from a rejected part of banana plant.   This is popular among  Bangal household , Bengalis who have migrated from East Bengal after partition of India. As I have said that Banana plant  is considered as an auspicious plant and used in many religious rituals in India  specially in Eastern…

Bhuna Gosht(Kosha Mangsho)

Originally posted on Cook With Reena!:
Ingredients: Mutton – 1 Kg Onions- 150 gm(100 gm grated, 50 gm thinly sliced) Garlic paste – 15 gm Ginger paste – 10gm Pureed Tomato – 1/3rd cup Thick curd – 125 gm/2/3rd cup Green Chilies paste- 1tspn Green cardamom- 4 Cinnamon stick- 3″ 1 Cloves-3 Coriander powder –…

Lemon Mustard Vinaigrette

This condiment goes excellent as dressing for salad, marinade and dip too.  Fresh home made vinaigrette is always a better option. However I always prefer it to make in smaller quantity so that it is consumed fast since it does not have more than 10 days shelf life in Fridge in India. Ingredients: Chopped Garlic-…

Playing with Mushroom & Pomelo/Grape Fruit

My grandfather had big fruit orchard in the village named Guptipara in hooghli district. This is located in eastern region of India. We had great time during our summer vacations playing in this orchard and enjoyed having fresh fruits plucked from the trees. There were 3 big Pomelo trees. We call it Batabi Lebu in…

Destination Bangalore, Food, Fun, Frolic!!!

Hi friends , no posts, no likes, no comments in last few days. Yes, I was away from my kitchen and took charge of my son’s kitchen in Bangalore. It was a joyous moment meeting my sonny after a long time. Cooking for your loved one gives most satisfaction. I tried to cook most of…

Kale Chane ke Kabab(Black Gram Lentil Kebab)

Think of Kale Chane or Dark chickpea, 1st dish appears  in mind is Tari Wale Chane i.e. either  curried chickpea or Ram Navami wale sukhe chane.  Today I will give you a superlucious alternative dish out of this Kale Chane. Few days back I had soaked dark chickpea for growing sprouts . It was raining…

OMG!! Another nomination. I am really thankful to Avid Observer for nominating me for “Real Neat Blog” award. Thank you so much for appreciating my work.   Avid observer is the writer of “What Living Taught me” blog which is really, really wonderful. This blog inspires motivation as told by Avid Observer and its true. I…