Masala Appe (Super Healthy Snack)

  I first had a really delicious version of this at my friend Padmini Rao’s place. She, being from Andhra Pradesh, makes great South Indian vegetarian food and I keep pestering her for her amazing lemon/mango/tamarind rice which is the best I’ve ever had anywhere. Every time she calls us over for a meal I get a huge container of the stuff…


Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

What does one even need to say about fried rice. It’s quick, easy and wonderfully tasty if done the right way. There are so many variations of this dish and one can use just about any vegetable or meat to make it. And the best part of it is that it can be made with leftover rice. I’ve kept mine simple with very…


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

  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 for Bengalis, are one of the most food-obsessed communities you…

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