MACHER KAALIA 

MACHER KALIA (fish curry)This aromatic fish curry is a very simple and significant delicacy of Bengalese. May be it’s biye (marriage), annoprassana (naming ritual), or any other functions or grand celebration, this is a must have in their menu.     It’s a very mild spicy dish with a bit of sweetness and tanginess at the…

DILLI KE RAM LADDOO 

Dilli ke ram laddo!!!! Whenever I visit Delhi, this is “have to eat” in my menu in Lajpat. Now settled as in Pune, I get crazy for this and was desperate to get it’s recipe. Somehow I got the recipe and just was jinga la la☺️    RECIPE: This recipe is for 4-5 servings. INGREDIENTS:…

CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP 

Perfect for this climate of PUNE!!! It’s raining outside and what would be the best menu apart from this☺️    RECIPE: This recipe yields 4 servings. INGREDIENTS:  5 large red tomatoes 6-7 cloves of garlic 1/2 tsp black pepper powder Salt 500 ml chicken or vegetable stock 1 tbsp cornflour METHOD:    Add all the…

TUTTY FRUITTY

We get this tutty fruitty very easily nearby. One of my friend got raw papaya from the garden area of our society. Thought this would be the best use of it.    RECIPE: INGREDIENTS: 2 cups raw chopped papaya 1/2 cup sugar or per your taste 1/2 tsp vanilla essence 2-3 drops each of green,…

PIZZA

Ting tong!! Pizza boy has come.. No no.. Today mama’s oven tringed and pizza has come straight from the oven.  Hi all😍!!! Made pizza for the first time with crust too at home. We all are 3 total members in the family. Made ultra thin crust for my son, thin crust for myself and thick…

DHOKHA CURRY 

Dhokha curry ( the betrayal curry😅) is a Bengali dish made with chana daal. Instead I have used the gram flour.  Basically, Chana daal is soaked overnight in water and then grinded into paste. Sautéed in ghee and then moulded on greased thali. I have used gram flour mixed with some whole spices and water….

KARACHI BISCUITS 

Many of my friends are big fan of karachi biscuits of Hyderabad. But they use to miss them when relocated to some other places. So this recipe is for them. While baking, not only your kitchen but every corner of your house will be overwhelmed with this fruity essence.     This recipe yields 25-30 biscuits….

MASALA CHAI

SHAAM ME MASALA CHAI HO JAE TO KYA BAAT HAI😄.  My family loves to sip masala chai whenever feels celebrated on small things.  The best part of it that this masala can be used to stir with plain warm milk or chilled lassi.. Wherever you feel so. Rather than elaborating more, I think it’s gud…

ITALIAN COOKIES 

As far as I know cookies are called as BISCOTTI in Italy. Made this small batch of biscuits today with italian seasoning and butter too with added garlic and italian seasoning. This seasoning is easily available in the market. Infact we get in bulk with pizza at pizza counters.  If you don’t have the butter…

TOMATO AND GARLIC PICKLE 

Hi all😍!!! This pickle is my mom’s recipe. She learnt to make this in one of her cooking class. Since then this traditional recipe is being made by my all siblings ( khandaani pickle😜 ) I made this pickle with some more addons to enhance the taste and longevity too. Time is variable for drying…