Category: Cookbook

Bengali Prawn Malai Curry Recipe and Other Stories

About this blog: Prawn Malai Curry is basically a shellfish dish cooked with all the goodness of coconut cream and jumbo prawns and fit to be a royal serving. I have written the recipe of Prawn Malai Curry, which type of prawn you need to buy to make this dish and stories from yester-years when […]

Posto Sorshe Lau Shak Bhape (Bottle Gourd Leaves Steamed with Poppy Seeds): Vegan Bengali Recipe

About this post: Lau Shak Bhape (steamed Bottle Gourd) is one unique and old recipe from Bengal. Tender stems and leaves of Bottle gourd (Lau Shak) is used to prepare this dish. If you are a fan of eating morning glory in Thailand (or South East Asia), thou shalt dig into the plate for this […]

Mitra Cafe Styled Bhetki Fish Fry Recipe from Kolkata and other Stories

About this blog: A tried and tested easy recipe of Calcutta Style Fish Fry and a few stories of eating fish fries around the globe. You can not go to Kolkata and not eat Fish Fry. The breadcrumb coated deep fried Calcutta Bhetki fish fillet is a thing of pride and nostalgia for the city […]

Top 25 Indian Recipes which will Remind you of India Travel!

Cooking Indian food is a delightful experience. Here are a handful of easy to cook at home Indian recipes. They will take you from North to South and east to west with a wide array of flavours and spices. “Ghraneno Ardhobhojonang”, as the Sanskrit Shloka goes, “Here, half of the meal is bestowed on you […]

Kashmiri Ab Gosht: an Idea Simmering since MILLENNIA

About this blog: A recipe for Ab Gosht, a meat stew in milk which can be cooked with mutton/lamb/beef. It is a slow cooked meat stew packed with flavors of various spices, predominantly fennel (Mouri) and embarks intense influence from ancient Persia. This particular recipe is drawn on Kashmiri food heritage. Update: Upon showing this […]

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

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 […]

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

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 […]

Easy Roti Pocket Recipe: Recreating Mexican Quesadilla in India

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 […]

Alu Paratha Recipe with a Twist: Best Food memory

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 […]