Sep 20, 2016
I know it's been two weeks I didn't post anything due to settling down in India, but heyy now I am back with another interesting recipe from 'dhaba' gharana. Every place has their own style of dhaba / road side food joints. Whenever we plan any short trip within Bengal, we try to make the lunch stop at some popular Dhaba. Their 'torka-ruti' and 'chicken curry' with rice are must for us. I like their chicken curry on little bit of thicker side, whereas the thin curry also tastes awesome. I made this delicious dish last month and we both enjoyed it with chapatis. Do try this easy recipe in your kitchen and let me know how it turned out for you.
Sep 1, 2016
Hey folks! I'm going back to India next week, that's why for few days I've been very busy with packing and all, regular blog post is also not happening ... very sorry for that but I hope you will understand. In Austin, this 'basic chocolate cake' will be my last post because tomorrow we will disconnect our internet. While cleaning the kitchen last week, I found half box of cocoa powder, half box of wheat flour, 2 sticks of butter and more than half box of sugar. With these ingredients what can be better than a basic recipe of 'chocolate cake'? And chocolate is always an addiction! I made it and frosted the cake with a super easy chocolate frosting. That delicious cake was our dessert for 1 week. Do try this in your kitchen and my next post will come after settling down in India ... so be patient and happy cooking!
Aug 31, 2016
Durga puja is just a few days away. Every street of Bengal and other parts of India will be filled with people and food stalls. Among all of them 'chaat' stalls are my favourite. I like various type of chaats like panipuri, dahi puri chat, papri chat, samosa chat, nimki chat, batata puri chat, ghugni chat and so on. Though today I am not sharing any Bengali chaat, but 'pav bhaji' is quite famous in Mumbai and many other parts of India. 'Bhaji' indicates spicy, tangy mashed vegetable curry and 'pav' means bread / bun. After having a plate of 'pav bhaji', don't ever forget to have a cup of milky tea ... trust me on this one. Before start cooking this dish, you have to remember one simple thing - Butter makes everything better ! Do try this recipe in your kitchen and enjoy a great evening with your family.
Aug 25, 2016
We all love to eat food from Dhaba (road side food joint) while traveling. Nowadays you can find many fake dhabas and taste of their food is also fake, nowhere close to the authentic ones. Luckily few old and original dhabas in India still sells the best meals. After tasting those foods, you will probably think that their cooks must have some kind of magical hands. I once tasted their 'mutton curry' .... a rich, creamy, flavourful gravy and juicy, succulent meat pieces. Last weekend I recreated the same dish in my kitchen and surprisingly he said it tastes exactly like that dhaba's mutton curry ??. The recipe is very simple and easy to follow. Do try it at your home and enjoy a great lunch with your family.
Aug 22, 2016
How many of you like the smell of 'capsicum' / green bell pepper in vegetarian dishes ?? I am. Whenever I cook, specially without onion and garlic dishes, most of the time I end up adding capsicum into it ... i know it sounds stupid but surprisingly the taste becomes more yumm ! Today's recipe is about 'paneer rezala', a vegetarian mughlai delicacy, where paneer cubes are cooked in a nut based white gravy and in that my very own addition is some fried capsicum. I made this last week for the first time and it has become one of our favourite. You can enjoy this with biriyani, pulao or some steamed rice. Do try this at your home and let me know how it turned out for you.
Aug 18, 2016
In a rainy evening, a plate of hot, crispy popcorn chicken with a cup of tea / a glass of chilled beer can be seriously addictive! Yes today's blog is about 'popcorn chicken'. From younger to elder everybody loves this dish. This chicken recipe is very much different from 'chicken nuggets' or 'chicken pakora'. After frying them, you will get soft chicken inside and crispy coating (not breadcrumbs) outside ... guys, that is called perfection! Try this easy recipe in your kitchen and enjoy a great evening with your family.