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 dine…

Choddo Shaak-Choddo Baati- Bhoot Chaturdasi- Indian Halloween day???

Today it is chaturdasi, that is 14th night during the moon cycle. Today is the night before no moon night just before deepavali night. Tomorrow will be Amavasya , when Goddess Kali is worshiped by Bengalis. In west bengal, it is also called choddo bati (14 diyas), Bhoot(Ghost) Choturdoshi and choddo shak(14 type leafy veg….

Kankrol Fry..Stir fry Kantola with coconut scrap

Monsoon is over and I just skipped rather forgot posting this monsoon veggie recipe. Kakrol as pronounced in Bengal ( Eastern sector I India) or Kantola , Spiny guard has several health benefits. This vegetable is available in local markets during monsoon.  It belongs to bitter guard family but not bitter rather a very delicious…

Chicken with grapefruit!!!

Another chicken preparation with fruit. This time it is Grapefruit/Pomelo. Ingredients: Chicken- 6 pieces(breast , leg or thigh) Grapefruit segments- 5-6 Chopped garlic- 2 tblspn Chopped onion- ¼ cup Freshly grounded Black pepper- 2 tblspn Grapefruit or pomegranate juice- 2 tblspn White wine- 2 tblspn Chicken stalk- ¼ the cup Olive oil- 2 tblspn Chopped…

Chicken and prune & roasted tomatoes

Another chicken preparation with fruit. This time it is Prunes and Grilled tomatoes in red wine sauce. Ingredients: Chicken- 4 pieces(breast , leg or thigh) Prunes pitted & halved/quartered- 3-4 Tomato halved-3-4 Chopped garlic- 2 tblspn Chopped onion- ¼ cup Freshly grounded Black pepper- 2 tblspn Red wine vinegar- 2 tblspn Balsamic vinegar- 1 tblspn…

Seared Chicken n Peach!!!

The pairing of  seasonal fresh fruit and chicken is a great experience. Specially chicken with Apple, Peaches, Prunes or even Grapefruit is a great combination. In last few months,  I have cooked chicken with these fruits which came out as super tasty. These recipes are tasty and healthy too. I shall share the recipes one…

Chingri Polao… Prawn Pilaf!!! Sinful

Simply delicious!!! You do not require any accompaniment with this. Prawns in every bite.. that too with aromatic rice, is just heavenly. There are thousands of prawn recipes but pulao or biryani with prawn is a one pot meal which will leave you breathless! I cooked it during Durgapujo Anando Mela . It’s a food…

Khejur Gurer Payesh- Rice pudding- Use Date jaggery as sweetener-Heavenly!!!

Birthday Celebration means “PAYESH” or “ Kheer “ as it is popularly known in India. Birthday celebration is incomplete without having Payesh and it is a must in any Bengali Household. It is my Daughters Birthday, and celebration time!!! Cooking Payesh for your child’s birthday is mixed with rice, milk, date jaggery, and loads of…

Choco banana peanut butter cake

Oh my God this is just irresistible!!!! Chocolate banana cake topped with peanut butter!!  Few days back it was Lakshmi Puja at home and there were lots of lots of leftover fruits. Most painful was consuming bananas. It became black and no one was ready to eat them.  No matter what, I am not in…

Durga Pujo Story

Hiiii friends!!!! Long time, no story, no posts, no likes nothing.  Yes dear, it  totally went off . Ya, my Laptop got angry and refused to listen to my instructions as if it was asking for some rest. Last forthnight was so eventful, I wanted to share every bit of it. Was henpecked bcz all…