Chettinad Pepper Mutton

Post Views: 642   Chettinad is a region in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, and the Chettinad cuisine comes from the Nattukottai Chettiars of the region. The food preparations have been the result of an amalgam of spice trade between Vietnam, Malaysia, Laos, Myanmar, Srilanka and Indonesia and is characterised by freshly ground… Continue reading Chettinad Pepper Mutton

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Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery (Nolen Gur’er Payesh)

Post Views: 499   Nolen gur, or date palm jaggery is a delicacy in Bengali cuisine as it is available only in winter and gives the most heavenly flavour to desserts. So naturally, when winter comes, anyone making any Bengali desserts with this stuff available would be hard pressed to use anything else. Bongs, slang… Continue reading Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery (Nolen Gur’er Payesh)

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Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Post Views: 435 Pasta, the flavourful dish from Italy has somehow become so popular in India, that it features in most dinner parties, kiddie birthday parties, buffets and multi cuisine restaurants in cities. It’s super easy to make, tastes wonderful and can be adapted in so many ways – and has – in so many countries… Continue reading Bell Pepper Pasta with Broccoli and Mushrooms

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Eggless Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Post Views: 443   I went on this eggless quest after finding out that out my daughter was allergic to eggs. Luckily, this lasted only for the first three years of her life and she’s now outgrown the allergy. However, my affinity for eggless cakes remained as I found they dry out a lot less than… Continue reading Eggless Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Prawn Curry With Mustard, Coconut and Mango (Shorshe Aam Chingri)

Post Views: 623 Shorshe, or mustard, is an integral ingredient in Bengali cuisine and the Bongs do a really good job of using it in many different ways. Here, I’ve used it in combination with coconut and mango to present what I think is a nicely balanced dish. The mustard provides a pungent punch, the… Continue reading Prawn Curry With Mustard, Coconut and Mango (Shorshe Aam Chingri)

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Chilli, Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

Post Views: 587 In the winter months, we get these juicy, sweet hybrid oranges called Kinnows, grown mainly in the Punjab region of India. This fruit is great for its juice, which can be drunk on its own, or used in cocktails or foods and the rind, which has some pretty good flavour, I substitute… Continue reading Chilli, Orange Glazed Chicken Breast

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Juicy Chicken Burger With Garlic Yoghurt

Post Views: 444 Finally, my first non-vegetarian dish on the blog. The last five non-veg dishes I’ve made did not meet my expectations and even though they may have tasted good, I wasn’t too keen on putting up something I wasn’t totally satisfied with. Considering my whole family loves all kinds of meat and fish, there’s… Continue reading Juicy Chicken Burger With Garlic Yoghurt

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Sweet Potato Croquettes With Cheese and Jalapeno

Post Views: 753   You must be wondering why the obsession with sweet potato. The last recipe was a sweet potato tart, now sweet potato croquettes. Did she buy the damn vegetable in bulk? Yup. she did. The first time I made the sweet potato tart, I messed up the proportions leaving too little filling… Continue reading Sweet Potato Croquettes With Cheese and Jalapeno

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Sweet Potato Tart With Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Cheese

Post Views: 469   Winter in India gives you the most amazing array of fresh vegetables that are not available in the scorching heat of the summer months. One of those is the sweet potato, or Shakarkandi. This has a fibrous and whitish, yellowish flesh, unlike the orange coloured flesh of its western counterpart, and… Continue reading Sweet Potato Tart With Caramelised Onion and Cheddar Cheese

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Buttery Basil Parmesan Potatoes

Post Views: 427 Sometimes when inviting people over for dinner, I just want to make simple, fuss-free side dishes that take the least amount of time and effort but has banging flavour, especially when I’m going to be out of the house the whole day and have very little time to cook. These potatoes meet every one… Continue reading Buttery Basil Parmesan Potatoes

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