Appetiser Archive

  • Tucked away in the corner of terrace, near the busy junction of metro station, housed in a century old building, the canteen was cozy and intimate, always brimming up with flavours of foods, gossips and music. Even at 6.30 in the morning you can find students waiting near the tiny counter for their morning cup of tea and singara (samosa).  And we used to enjoy special privileges as ours was the only classroom that was just next to the canteen. […]

    Bengali dimer devil / deviled eggs a la college canteen style

    Tucked away in the corner of terrace, near the busy junction of metro station, housed in a century old building, the canteen was cozy and intimate, always brimming up with flavours of foods, gossips and music. Even at 6.30 in the morning you can find students waiting near the tiny counter for their morning cup of tea and singara (samosa).  And we used to enjoy special privileges as ours was the only classroom that was just next to the canteen. […]

  • In the middle of deep prussian blue color Pacific ocean, lies a beautiful coral island called Bikini Atoll and beneath it lies the most exciting city of the world called Bikini bottom with a population of roughly around 500 plus. The city has structured government, various businesses, law enforcement system but what sets it apart is the most happening restaurant of our times Krusty Krab. And the sole signature dish of Krusty Krab is Krabby patties, though other variations were […]

    American Crab cakes the way Spongbob Squarepants makes krabby patties

    In the middle of deep prussian blue color Pacific ocean, lies a beautiful coral island called Bikini Atoll and beneath it lies the most exciting city of the world called Bikini bottom with a population of roughly around 500 plus. The city has structured government, various businesses, law enforcement system but what sets it apart is the most happening restaurant of our times Krusty Krab. And the sole signature dish of Krusty Krab is Krabby patties, though other variations were […]

  • Morning was bright and shiny, the air was crisp and the sky looks beautiful with islands of fluffy clouds scattered on it, just the way an early Autumn morning should feel fresh and crisp. But for past one week something was bothering me persistently. As the fresh gingerly flavor of morning tea wafts around the kitchen, I declared to DH that my heart skips the beats…. He smiled mischievously and before his mind raced along the wrong track, I warned […]

    Diwali snacks – Sweet potato tikki stuffed with spicy peas

    Morning was bright and shiny, the air was crisp and the sky looks beautiful with islands of fluffy clouds scattered on it, just the way an early Autumn morning should feel fresh and crisp. But for past one week something was bothering me persistently. As the fresh gingerly flavor of morning tea wafts around the kitchen, I declared to DH that my heart skips the beats…. He smiled mischievously and before his mind raced along the wrong track, I warned […]

  • We are travelling again.  So will keep today’s post  short, sweet and simple, as the name suggests minty green chicken skewers. In another few hours we will be flying to other part of the country, into another world ! We are going to Yellowstone national park and from there we will drive to Arches in Utah and many more places. So if you want to trail behind us and would love to follow our adventure – filled days, then do join […]

    Murg hariyali kebab / Minty green chicken skewers

    We are travelling again.  So will keep today’s post  short, sweet and simple, as the name suggests minty green chicken skewers. In another few hours we will be flying to other part of the country, into another world ! We are going to Yellowstone national park and from there we will drive to Arches in Utah and many more places. So if you want to trail behind us and would love to follow our adventure – filled days, then do join […]

  • Mug daler bhaja pithe – stuffed lentil shells : Sankranti is not just one day celebration for us Bengali, but it is week-long celebration specially when it comes to relish those extravagant spread of  pithe-puli . So today I am going to share with you very special family recipe and my favourite one too. For festivals like Sankranti every Bengali earnestly waited for three things, a good coconut, that elusive date palm jaggery and freshly harvested rice. And with just three ingredients an array of delicious […]

    Post Sankranti mung dal er pithe – savory coconut stuffed yellow lentil shells

    Mug daler bhaja pithe – stuffed lentil shells : Sankranti is not just one day celebration for us Bengali, but it is week-long celebration specially when it comes to relish those extravagant spread of  pithe-puli . So today I am going to share with you very special family recipe and my favourite one too. For festivals like Sankranti every Bengali earnestly waited for three things, a good coconut, that elusive date palm jaggery and freshly harvested rice. And with just three ingredients an array of delicious […]

  • Banana blossom or mocha (in Bengali an East Indian language) holds a special stature in Bengali cuisine, and consider as very adventurous and gastronomically exciting. I was never a huge fan of banana blossom or mocha as we love to call it in my growing up years though we had some banana plants in our backyard, but in recent years I developed a strong fascination for it. As I was gently removing the outer bracts to extract the inner flowers, […]

    mochar chop – banana blossom appetizer

    Banana blossom or mocha (in Bengali an East Indian language) holds a special stature in Bengali cuisine, and consider as very adventurous and gastronomically exciting. I was never a huge fan of banana blossom or mocha as we love to call it in my growing up years though we had some banana plants in our backyard, but in recent years I developed a strong fascination for it. As I was gently removing the outer bracts to extract the inner flowers, […]