Monthly Archives: September 2014

Pumpkin and Cinnamon cake

Pumpkin, a humble vegetable, can be a culinary delight !! Rich in Vitamin A and flavonoid poly -phenolic anti -toxidants. The crop is commercially produced throughout the world for use as vegetable and seeds. It is difficult to feed vegetables … Continue reading

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Nargisi Kofta

Kofta is a gift to the Indian cuisine by our Mughal Emperors. Simply translated, it means , meat balls. A commonly prepared dish with innumerable variations in countries of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Turkey, Iran, Arabs, Balkans, Central Asia and many … Continue reading

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Musings – Thoughts of a cluttered mind

कभी किसी को मुकम्मल जहाँ नहीं मिलता कहीं ज़मीं तो कहीं आसमां नहीं मिलता (Nobody gets completely every thing they want or desire, you may either get the sky or the earth) Does one have an over -crowded mind ?? … Continue reading

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Pea and Sweetcorn curry

Autumns and all through the winters, markets will be flooded with vegetables and fruits !! For me, this is a happy season……..basking in the sun, steaming soups, crunchy breads, varieties of sautees and pan – toasted vegetables, meat roasts, grilled … Continue reading

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Kosha Mangsho – Spicy Bengali Mutton curry

Kosha mangsho is the best accompaniment to Mishti pulao 🙂 A perfect romance between the lightly sweet rice and spicy mutton curry ❤ These two food items are a must of a Wedding or a Durga Puja menu 🙂 As i … Continue reading

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Mishti pulao – sweet pilaf

Mishti = sweet 🙂 Mishti pulao is another quintessential traditional bengali preparation, especially during our weddings !!! 🙂 It goes well with kosha mangsho, which is going to be my next post. 🙂 or with any rich, non – veg gravy … Continue reading

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Black currant – Hide ‘n’ Seek Ice cream cake

It was weekend and also my birthday 😉 (i am getting old ) 😛 and i didn’t want to raise even a finger to do or make anything 😉 ………It is my birthday after all 😀 ……….But Pakhi was super … Continue reading

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Aloo kadhai masala – Spicy stir fried baby potatoes

There is something lovely and inviting about the change of season, ending of long hot summers and the subtle beginning of the autumn ❤ A little nip in the early morning, cool morning breeze, soft cool nights. I love autumn … Continue reading

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Dudh dim – Eggs in milk gravy

Eggs and milk, sounds intriguing 😉 ……..it should 😀 Another traditional bengali preparation from our very extensive cuisine. As i have confessed before, we Bongs not only eat to live but also live to eat 😉 The recipe for this … Continue reading

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Soy chaap butter masala

Soy chaap is not made out of soya bean,but from what flour. It can be made out of actual soy bean too. Making these ‘chaap’ are tedious, so usually people use the readymade ones available easily in the markets, here. … Continue reading

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