Pabda Macher Tel Jhal: Story of My Dida and My Fondest Food Memory!

Pabda Macher Jhol

While trying to cook a perfect Daab Chingri recipe, I had a serendipitous discovery that I can recreate Dida’s finest Pabda Macher Tel Jhal! It smelled and tasted exactly like that of Dida’s! I was elated. I thought I would share the Pabda recipe with you, along with Dida’s story! It spans across the tumultuous … Read more Pabda Macher Tel Jhal: Story of My Dida and My Fondest Food Memory!

Chingri Diye Laal Shak Bhaja: Red Amaranth Cooked with Prawns!

Laal Shak with Prawns: Shak diye mach bhaja

I have a small patio adjacent to my flat. I try to grow “EXOTIC” and “BENGALI” vegetables there. Vegetables that I do not usually find in Bengaluru. In other times, I keep traveling and hardly have the time to take care of my garden. If the Chili plant kindly supplies me with one fruit I … Read more Chingri Diye Laal Shak Bhaja: Red Amaranth Cooked with Prawns!

Easy Roti Pocket Recipe: Recreating Mexican Quesadilla in India

Roti pocket recipe: easy Indian quick snack. Roti wrap.

I never knew how to cook Roti until this lockdown happened. Roti was never my mother’s forte either. Our kitchen help would prepare Roti in the evening which we would eat the next morning for breakfast. They would come out crisp hard from micro-oven. That was anything but appetizing. I took interest in cooking Roti … Read more Easy Roti Pocket Recipe: Recreating Mexican Quesadilla in India

Alu Paratha Recipe with a Twist: Best Food memory

How to roll an alu paratha

About this blog: Usually Alu Paratha is made with cooked potato filling. This one is different. Instead of cooked potato, I used boiled potato and barista. This is an easy to make evening snack with minimum spice! This Alu Paratha recipe is very very special. Only my mother made this amazing Paratha. She learnt it … Read more Alu Paratha Recipe with a Twist: Best Food memory

Kancha Lonka Murgi/Chicken in Green CHILIES sauce (Oh Calcutta Style)

Kancha Lonka Murgir Jhol: chicken curry with green chillies

About this blog: A fiery hot Chicken Curry recipe from Bengali kitchen. Kancha Lonka Murgi (Morich Murgi) is best eaten with rice or bread. It is tender pieces of chicken cooked in Green chili- coriander paste, with green chilies dominating dominating the flavor! It is one of the unique and forgotten recipes of Bengal! Chicken … Read more Kancha Lonka Murgi/Chicken in Green CHILIES sauce (Oh Calcutta Style)

Recipe for Meen Molly/Molee/Kerala Fish stew: Memory of Ginger house, Kochi

meen mouli recipe. Kerala fish stew recipe.

About this blog: A simple Kerala fish stew recipe I recreated at home in times of lock-down! Meen Molly/Moilee/Molee is a mild spiced fish stew in coconut milk! We journeyed all the way from Bangalore to Kochi on a night bus. Upon getting down at Kochi, we headed to Ginger house.  Tucked inside Kochi’s Jew … Read more Recipe for Meen Molly/Molee/Kerala Fish stew: Memory of Ginger house, Kochi