POTOLER DOLMA (Stuffed Pointed Gourd in a spicy gravy)

Potoler Dolma is a delectable Bengali dish which is a quintessential part of any traditional function or festival. The stuffing/ filling used in this recipe is minced mutton (keema). But of course, the options are many, like- grated coconut, paneer (cottage cheese), minced prawns and all are equally delicious! As you know that my mumContinue reading “POTOLER DOLMA (Stuffed Pointed Gourd in a spicy gravy)”

NOLEN GURER PAYESH (Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery)

For me, this very name brings back a lot of memories. No festival/ wedding/ function in winters is complete without a dessert made with nolen gur. The sheer variety of desserts that can be made using this lip smacking gur/ jaggery is endless. From payesh to pitheys, ice cream, sandesh, and so much more! EveryContinue reading “NOLEN GURER PAYESH (Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery)”

The land of temple ruins, stunning beaches & delectable food: Cambodia, A photo blog

Cambodia was on my ‘must travel’ list for quite some time, so I finally flew there with some close friends couple of days back. In fact the locals said that the best time to visit is between Jan to March, the weather being quite pleasant then. A land known for its ancient temples, stunning architecture,Continue reading “The land of temple ruins, stunning beaches & delectable food: Cambodia, A photo blog”

Gluten-free Besan Cheela (Savoury Pancakes with Chickpea Flour & Spices)

Since last few days, S & I have been eating out a lot, mostly junk and calorie rich stuff because let’s just admit that best things in life are always fattening 😀 But as much as we love eating out, we also ensure that we eat clean most of the time. So I keep comingContinue reading “Gluten-free Besan Cheela (Savoury Pancakes with Chickpea Flour & Spices)”

Welcoming the Chinese New Year at Absolute Thai Hot Pot, Mid Valley, KL

Gong Xi Fa Cai 🙂  Chinese New Year is undoubtedly the most important festival for the Chinese community. KL simply comes alive during these few days, with every nook and corner of the city being lit up, sales and discounts at shops, food stalls everywhere, beautiful decorations at malls, lion dances and fireworks! Yesterday wasContinue reading “Welcoming the Chinese New Year at Absolute Thai Hot Pot, Mid Valley, KL”

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’”

BUMBU DESA: From the land of Kopi Luwak & Batik

Indonesia is my preferred destination for holidaying in the entire South East Asia. From the vibrant nightlife in Jakarta to the stunning natural beauty of Bali, the country has never ceased to spellbind me. So far Bali has been my favourite holiday spot. A land rich in culture, heritage, art & craft and of courseContinue reading “BUMBU DESA: From the land of Kopi Luwak & Batik”

THE GANGA CAFÉ: Pure Desi Delight

Read a lot of reviews about The Ganga Café on social media, got recommendations from friends as well, but somehow never had a chance to visit the restaurant. Being a meat lover, pure veg was never an option exciting enough to make a trip all the way from Tun Razak to Jalan Riong (On LorongContinue reading “THE GANGA CAFÉ: Pure Desi Delight”