Breakfast Archive

  • This recipe has appeared in Huffpost India If you are a morning person, the one who gets up early in the morning not to sweat at the gym or to do yoga in the patio but the one who can sniff at the sweet and spicy flavors coming from the neighborhood shops and with all the new-found enthusiasm that early morning unleashes on, get ready to search the markets and shops for the delicious breakfast spread, then in my humble opinion […]

    Radhaballavi / kachori and spicy aloo’r dum for Bengali new Year

    This recipe has appeared in Huffpost India If you are a morning person, the one who gets up early in the morning not to sweat at the gym or to do yoga in the patio but the one who can sniff at the sweet and spicy flavors coming from the neighborhood shops and with all the new-found enthusiasm that early morning unleashes on, get ready to search the markets and shops for the delicious breakfast spread, then in my humble opinion […]

  • It was fall and now winter is almost here knocking at my door. I told my smart phone to remind me once a day at least that I have to post a fall special recipe that will feature pumpkin or butternut squash as a star. I guess there is some unwritten law about it. But I keep forgetting it like the other things. I presumed my neurons are working fine or are they over exhausted? So next time I told OOM […]

    App-ing the roasted savory butternut squash pancakes

    It was fall and now winter is almost here knocking at my door. I told my smart phone to remind me once a day at least that I have to post a fall special recipe that will feature pumpkin or butternut squash as a star. I guess there is some unwritten law about it. But I keep forgetting it like the other things. I presumed my neurons are working fine or are they over exhausted? So next time I told OOM […]

  • A Simple Life is its own Reward. Just like this simple baby portabella mushroom slider sandwich. The meaty portobellos are often regarded as alternative to steak burger, much to the delight of vegetarians. Both in taste and texture these baby bellas can make any carnivore hungry for more. I have tried so far just four or five variety of mushrooms like porcini, crimini, shitake and enoki, portobello remains my favourite for its sheer versatility. You can stuff them with anything […]

    Portabella mushroom and caramelized onion slider sandwich

    A Simple Life is its own Reward. Just like this simple baby portabella mushroom slider sandwich. The meaty portobellos are often regarded as alternative to steak burger, much to the delight of vegetarians. Both in taste and texture these baby bellas can make any carnivore hungry for more. I have tried so far just four or five variety of mushrooms like porcini, crimini, shitake and enoki, portobello remains my favourite for its sheer versatility. You can stuff them with anything […]

  • Creamy scrambled eggs with chives and topped with some toasted grasshopper ! How does it sound ? Appetizing ?  Eww…insect diet ? Dont panic. I don’t eat insects nor do I have any inclination to become an entomophagist (one who eat insects as food) in the future. Even if that means saving the last crumbs of my bread. However, it may arrive as an alternate diet for humans in near future, as per UN reports. Few days back I was […]

    Creamy scrambled eggs with chives and an insect diet ?

    Creamy scrambled eggs with chives and topped with some toasted grasshopper ! How does it sound ? Appetizing ?  Eww…insect diet ? Dont panic. I don’t eat insects nor do I have any inclination to become an entomophagist (one who eat insects as food) in the future. Even if that means saving the last crumbs of my bread. However, it may arrive as an alternate diet for humans in near future, as per UN reports. Few days back I was […]

  • Happy New Year 2014 ! This recipe has appeared in Huffpost India Ringing in the new year with this simple yet flavorful and tasteful Indian breakfast – Pohe or poha as it is popularly known in India. Poha or pohe  is flattened rice or beaten rice,  de-husked rice and flattened into dry flakes. A convenient food, a travel snacks that will keep fresh for days and poor man’s staple when eaten just with plain water, curd or jaggery. It has […]

    Indori poha / Flattened rice – Indian breakfast

    Happy New Year 2014 ! This recipe has appeared in Huffpost India Ringing in the new year with this simple yet flavorful and tasteful Indian breakfast – Pohe or poha as it is popularly known in India. Poha or pohe  is flattened rice or beaten rice,  de-husked rice and flattened into dry flakes. A convenient food, a travel snacks that will keep fresh for days and poor man’s staple when eaten just with plain water, curd or jaggery. It has […]

  • “Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. ” Speaking about love – this summarize everything ! One of my favourite few lines from “The Notebook” This week we will feature Valentine’s day special recipes, you bet these will be different, as we think […]

    Banana pancakes with choclate chips and pecan – breakfast in bed

    “Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. ” Speaking about love – this summarize everything ! One of my favourite few lines from “The Notebook” This week we will feature Valentine’s day special recipes, you bet these will be different, as we think […]

  •  “If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” ~ Robert Browning Celebrating the “World Bread Day 2012 ” with the Zopf or Swiss braided bread. “Making breads requires little more than a pair of hands, an oven and patience. The recipe for success is simple : time and warmth are all it takes to transform a few basic ingredients into springy, silky dough that bakes to a crackly, crusted loaf ” . When I read these […]

    Zopfe or Swiss braided bread for World Bread Day

     “If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” ~ Robert Browning Celebrating the “World Bread Day 2012 ” with the Zopf or Swiss braided bread. “Making breads requires little more than a pair of hands, an oven and patience. The recipe for success is simple : time and warmth are all it takes to transform a few basic ingredients into springy, silky dough that bakes to a crackly, crusted loaf ” . When I read these […]

  • They say “baking is the heart of cooking” and if this is true, then I am able to finally reach here after long days of struggle. Can you differentiate between a pro baker and an amateur baker ? Now, do not judge them by frosting or decoration skills. Baking needs passion and understanding of the exact measurements and frosting or icing requires aesthetic and artistic skills. And it too depends upon one’s personal preferences. For instance, I prefer lightly frosted […]

    Banana pecan quick bread for a healthy morning breakfast

    They say “baking is the heart of cooking” and if this is true, then I am able to finally reach here after long days of struggle. Can you differentiate between a pro baker and an amateur baker ? Now, do not judge them by frosting or decoration skills. Baking needs passion and understanding of the exact measurements and frosting or icing requires aesthetic and artistic skills. And it too depends upon one’s personal preferences. For instance, I prefer lightly frosted […]

  • ...durga puja special recipes… Maha Shasti te mochar chop, koraishutir kochuri ar aloo dum Update : This post has been re edited, re photographed and re published. What a coincidence, I am updating this post with better photographs on Maha Shasti again, after three years. When I initially started the blog, food photography never surfaced as sole protagonist in the whole story, not even today but it has achieved the center stage now a days. I too succumbed myself to […]

    koraishutir kochuri / peas kachori and aloo dum

    …durga puja special recipes… Maha Shasti te mochar chop, koraishutir kochuri ar aloo dum Update : This post has been re edited, re photographed and re published. What a coincidence, I am updating this post with better photographs on Maha Shasti again, after three years. When I initially started the blog, food photography never surfaced as sole protagonist in the whole story, not even today but it has achieved the center stage now a days. I too succumbed myself to […]