Bengali Macher Jhol/Fish stew with vegetables

For Bengalis Fish curry or Machher Jhol is not a dish, its an emotion. Meal is incomplete without Fish specially Bengalis who live in Bengal. Probashi bengalis i.e., those bengalis who have migrated to other parts in India or abroad, have changed their tastebuds according to the Region where they live. They may be happy…

Celery Salad in yogurt dressing

Quick one . No fuss recipe. Chopped celery- 1/2 cup Diced cucumber- 1 cup Fresh cherries- 10-12 Steamed green peas- 1/4th cup Toasted walnuts handful Parsley chopped- 1 tblspn Freshly ground black pepper- 1/2 tspn Thick curd 1/4th cup Lemon juice- 1 tspn Extra virgin olive oil 2 tblspn Salt to taste Method- Mix everything…

Chopped Celery- 1 cup , Garlic chopped- 1 tblspn, Onion chopped- 2 tblspn , Sliced potato- 1 medium size , Bay leaf 1, Cayan pepper- 1/4th tspn, Black pepper crushed- 1 tspn, Thin Cashew paste- 2 tblspn , Fresh cream/curd/ sour cream 2 tblspn, Nigela seeds/Kalonji- 1/2 tspn, White sesame seeds- 1 tspn , Cashew…

Melon Peel Pancake… Dosa…No waste cooking

Come Summer time..its Melon time ….but alas!!! Locked down at home..60+ are strictly advised to stay at home..Can’t visit market to fetch fresh fruits and vegetables…I am missing shopping in vegetable and fruit markets. The aroma, searching out for best picking the right one. Ah…. Depending on home deliveries which I always hated. I was…

Making Besan Gutta…easy technique to make Marwadi Gutta…

We find Marwadi Bhojanalaya in many parts of India and one of the dish in the thali would be Gutta curry. These guttas are actually steamed dumplings made with gram flour or Besan as known in India. They are extremely nutritious if eaten steamed. These dumplings are eaten in many ways and numerous dishes are…

Paneer Block making at home

Easy steps for Paneer making at home Yield- 220 gms pure paneer Time taken: 20 min till curdling milk  1 hr for setting the block We are under lockdown phase though out the country. It’s the need of the hour and we must follow it for our wellness.   We are locked at home, not able…

SAAG PAITA…green leaf curry with lentil

SAAG PAITA, is a highly nutritious dish which is a combination of lentil and greens. It’s a very common preparation in UP household. It requires minimal spices and key part of the recipe is theTadka or “Chhaunk” as per UP language.The sizzling sound of Chhauka or the tampering with aroma of Ghee and garam masala…

Leek and Carrot Soup

Winter delight!! Creamy hot soup in cold winter. Its healthy. No refined flour, no sugar no fat. Get the creamy texture without using cream. Ingredients: Orange Carrots- 2 medium Leek- 1 Garlic cloves- 3 Chopped Onion- 1 tblspn White pepper optional Salt to taste Olive or any veg oil- 1 tspn Water or vegetable broth-2…

Kafuli….the green leaf curry from Indian hills, Uttarakhand

Kafuli is one of the few dishes among many, which I had tasted during my visit to Uttarakhand. My family was so impressed that I had to carry few of the ingredients with me. Few dishes have become regular feature of my kitchen.  Recently I had prepared Kafuli and Mandwa ki Roti. Shall share the…