Patishapta (Rice flour crepes with coconut filling): Celebrating Makar Sankranti

In India, the harvesting season is considered extremely auspicious and households all over the country celebrate during the month of January by making sweets of all kinds. Each region has its own take on the festival but the underlying essence remains the same, i.e. to celebrate the prosperity and bring in more luck for the comingContinue reading “Patishapta (Rice flour crepes with coconut filling): Celebrating Makar Sankranti”

Party Special ‘Spicy Chicken Drumsticks Curry’

Indian food is all about contrasting flavours. The way different spices and herbs come together in one dish is amazing and nothing less than a work of art. The once humble Indian chicken curry is now famous all over the world, but let me bust some myths here. There is really nothing called an IndianContinue reading “Party Special ‘Spicy Chicken Drumsticks Curry’”

Ray classic Mahanagar & Narkel diye aloo posto (fried potatoes with grated coconut & poppy seeds)

Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week   -H.W Longfellow Since childhood, Sundays have always meant celebration. From waking up late to watching television for an extra hour, lazing around, playing with friends in the park even in scorching heat & most importantly that special Sunday lunch. Bongs areContinue reading “Ray classic Mahanagar & Narkel diye aloo posto (fried potatoes with grated coconut & poppy seeds)”

Shorshe Chingri Bhape (Steamed prawns in mustard- green chilli sauce)

Since my arrival in KL, I have had an amazing food journey. This city is a melting pot of culture & thanks to that I have experienced not just Malay but Korean, Thai, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Cantonese, Singaporean & many more such cuisines. So mostly when the husband & I go out on weekends for dinner, weContinue reading “Shorshe Chingri Bhape (Steamed prawns in mustard- green chilli sauce)”

Sponge cake (with dry fruits & chocolate bits)

It was quite sometime that I was craving for simple homemade cakes. The market is flooded with its richer varieties- loaded with cream, ganache, fondant & frostings. No doubt they are absolutely lip-smacking & worth indulging on cheat days but for me nothing is as comforting as a warm slice of the humble homemade spongeContinue reading “Sponge cake (with dry fruits & chocolate bits)”

Rustic Chilli Garlic Naan

Perks of being a teacher. Yes, I used to teach at a leading hotel management institute in Calcutta. Those were some memorable days! Classes, assignments, exams, paper corrections, celebrating festivals, cultural activities..and so on. But among all these things, I also got to learn some really amazing recipes from different corners of India. One ofContinue reading “Rustic Chilli Garlic Naan”

Rainy day munching & a happy start

Crunchy vegetable pakoras Its a lazy rainy morning. One of those days when you want to drink a steaming cup of coffee (green tea in my case 😀 ) & gorge on some munchies all snuggled up in bed of course! As I stared out of my window, I was reminded of my days backContinue reading “Rainy day munching & a happy start”