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  • Happy Thanksgiving to all those who are celebrating it. Though in India we have our own harvest festival called “Sankranti” where we thank God for the blessings of a good harvest, but two American holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween are catching up fast with the globe-trotting urban Indians. MNC’s too now a days host Thanksgiving lunch / dinner for their employees, thus bridging the gaps between two different cultures or may be a reason to lighten up the workloads.  Moreover 5-star […]

    Herb crusted turkey breast with sage butter and roasted garlic gravy

    Happy Thanksgiving to all those who are celebrating it. Though in India we have our own harvest festival called “Sankranti” where we thank God for the blessings of a good harvest, but two American holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween are catching up fast with the globe-trotting urban Indians. MNC’s too now a days host Thanksgiving lunch / dinner for their employees, thus bridging the gaps between two different cultures or may be a reason to lighten up the workloads.  Moreover 5-star […]

  • I always had this aversion towards processed meat. There was something in the word “processed meat” that never able to convince me enough. May be because I was unsure of what goes inside it, or not sure of its packaging and not convinced enough of curing and processing the meat products. So for good many years I had deprived myself from the crispy and crunchy bacon and meaty sausages. In last few three-four years I had opened myself towards the […]

    Mexican ground chorizo with peas – copycat ing keema mutter

    I always had this aversion towards processed meat. There was something in the word “processed meat” that never able to convince me enough. May be because I was unsure of what goes inside it, or not sure of its packaging and not convinced enough of curing and processing the meat products. So for good many years I had deprived myself from the crispy and crunchy bacon and meaty sausages. In last few three-four years I had opened myself towards the […]

  • To all my lovely readers, thanks for being patient and I acknowledge that I have been missing in action for two weeks. So this week we brought you our family special chicken curry, the regular one, without any frills attached, very simple, basic and yet heart warming chicken curry. Of late I was busy with the interior of my new home. It is more of renovating and redesigning and accompanying the new things in our house. Most of the home […]

    Sunday chicken curry Bengali style

    To all my lovely readers, thanks for being patient and I acknowledge that I have been missing in action for two weeks. So this week we brought you our family special chicken curry, the regular one, without any frills attached, very simple, basic and yet heart warming chicken curry. Of late I was busy with the interior of my new home. It is more of renovating and redesigning and accompanying the new things in our house. Most of the home […]

  • Sarodiya Subhechha to all my Bengali readers and Happy Navratri to those who are celebrating it. This space was silent for more than a week because of our re location to India. Frequent relocations are not good, I tell you,  but it feels good to be back home again. In todays global world, however the word “home” has transgressed many boundaries though ! With a messy household and cluttered kitchen, my Durga pujo this year is far from anything that […]

    Mutton do pyaza – soaked in memories !!

    Sarodiya Subhechha to all my Bengali readers and Happy Navratri to those who are celebrating it. This space was silent for more than a week because of our re location to India. Frequent relocations are not good, I tell you,  but it feels good to be back home again. In todays global world, however the word “home” has transgressed many boundaries though ! With a messy household and cluttered kitchen, my Durga pujo this year is far from anything that […]

  • ” Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come. ” Frances Mayes. Imagine a valley full of apricot laden trees standing high above the ground under the bright blue summer sky, towering in all sides by mighty snow-capped Himalayas, a beautiful ambiance to invoke the artistry in every mind. The beauty of those small Himalayan hamlets nestled amidst the alpine forest are so untouched, flawless and uncorrupt like a small piece of heaven […]

    Moroccan lamb tagine with apricots and almonds

    ” Five tender apricots in a blue bowl, a brief and exact promise of things to come. ” Frances Mayes. Imagine a valley full of apricot laden trees standing high above the ground under the bright blue summer sky, towering in all sides by mighty snow-capped Himalayas, a beautiful ambiance to invoke the artistry in every mind. The beauty of those small Himalayan hamlets nestled amidst the alpine forest are so untouched, flawless and uncorrupt like a small piece of heaven […]

  • Cold darker evenings with knee-deep snow outside the window, a steaming pot of stewed lamb on the stove, whose aromatic smells wafting through the house and a hot cup of tea snugly fitted in your palm and good book on your lap are perhaps the best ways to enjoy the winter luxuries. Winter is the season that I loved most for many reasons. I know it is equally unpardonable to talk about the warmth of winter in scorching heat of […]

    Lamb korma in saffron and almond sauce – fiction to table

    Cold darker evenings with knee-deep snow outside the window, a steaming pot of stewed lamb on the stove, whose aromatic smells wafting through the house and a hot cup of tea snugly fitted in your palm and good book on your lap are perhaps the best ways to enjoy the winter luxuries. Winter is the season that I loved most for many reasons. I know it is equally unpardonable to talk about the warmth of winter in scorching heat of […]

  • Every Bengali meal ends with a sweet note and so the series on Bengali cuisine too as expected, but this year we are doing it differently. A sweet rossogolla or a mango sandesh should be the fitting finale to grand poila baisakh luncheon, but we are concluding the series with Calcutta’s Mutton chaap. Yes Calcutta and not Kolkata, the relic of the past is very much evident on its cuisine. Chaap is no traditional Bengali cuisine, it is more Mughlai in origin […]

    Calcutta Mutton Chaap

    Every Bengali meal ends with a sweet note and so the series on Bengali cuisine too as expected, but this year we are doing it differently. A sweet rossogolla or a mango sandesh should be the fitting finale to grand poila baisakh luncheon, but we are concluding the series with Calcutta’s Mutton chaap. Yes Calcutta and not Kolkata, the relic of the past is very much evident on its cuisine. Chaap is no traditional Bengali cuisine, it is more Mughlai in origin […]

  • What can be better on cold wintry days than a steaming pot of muttons with potatoes in a rich and spicy gravy wafting the whole house with its bold flavours ! Nothing brings more comfort to the mind and body than the piping hot-pot of stewed muttons with chunks of potatoes , but for me it takes years to accept their marriage, a match made in heaven ! May be it was a child whims that kept me away from liking the dish, so […]

    Aloo gosht – Mutton and potatoes with bit of extra spices

    What can be better on cold wintry days than a steaming pot of muttons with potatoes in a rich and spicy gravy wafting the whole house with its bold flavours ! Nothing brings more comfort to the mind and body than the piping hot-pot of stewed muttons with chunks of potatoes , but for me it takes years to accept their marriage, a match made in heaven ! May be it was a child whims that kept me away from liking the dish, so […]

  • For those stressful and depressive moments, days filled with suppressed anger and anxiety, I have finally discovered a way to deal with life’s difficult moments, and that’s my friend is cooking. Cooking like baking is therapeutic and now I too starts believing in it, sometimes it helps to fill a void and channelized our energy in a more positive and creative directions, and why not cooking is an art, it invokes the creativity just like an artist and all through food and […]

    Prosciutto stuffed chicken roulade served with cashew butter sauce

    For those stressful and depressive moments, days filled with suppressed anger and anxiety, I have finally discovered a way to deal with life’s difficult moments, and that’s my friend is cooking. Cooking like baking is therapeutic and now I too starts believing in it, sometimes it helps to fill a void and channelized our energy in a more positive and creative directions, and why not cooking is an art, it invokes the creativity just like an artist and all through food and […]

  • I always have this liking for game bird and prefer country chicken over the poultry one, but I have never tried a turkey before. Roasting a whole chicken in the oven has its own gastronomical pleasures, so I started first with Cornish hens which were a huge success and this pushes my limit further to try the turkey next. So when turkey starts appearing at the middle of November (how they are so seasonal ?)  announcing the Thanksgiving, Holidays and […]

    Turkey roulade stuffed with mushroom-cranberry and served with apple cider gravy

    I always have this liking for game bird and prefer country chicken over the poultry one, but I have never tried a turkey before. Roasting a whole chicken in the oven has its own gastronomical pleasures, so I started first with Cornish hens which were a huge success and this pushes my limit further to try the turkey next. So when turkey starts appearing at the middle of November (how they are so seasonal ?)  announcing the Thanksgiving, Holidays and […]

  • You know what we did last weekend..we cooked this – see below the pic…two Cornish hens roasted in oven and glazed with maple and honey. This was kind of some kitchen experiments for us, as we never cooked a whole chicken before. The idea of cooking a whole chicken never seems to me too appealing, but then perspectives changes with time and there is always a first time for everything.  It not only brings us out of our comfort zone but also pushes ourselves to new limits, […]

    three herb roasted chicken with maple and honey glaze

    You know what we did last weekend..we cooked this – see below the pic…two Cornish hens roasted in oven and glazed with maple and honey. This was kind of some kitchen experiments for us, as we never cooked a whole chicken before. The idea of cooking a whole chicken never seems to me too appealing, but then perspectives changes with time and there is always a first time for everything.  It not only brings us out of our comfort zone but also pushes ourselves to new limits, […]

  • How will you describe rezala ? Just stating that it’s a highly fragrant dish which looks more like a stew and not a gravy and mildly spiced will not do justice to it. In fact it is a perfect amalgamation of sourness and sweetness with an undertone of spiciness, with lots of unmatched flavour makes it rather amusing and delectable which is very much Bengali in origin. Unlike other Bengali delicacies which has travelled to far away land, rezala remain […]

    bengali chicken rezala with roasted almonds

    How will you describe rezala ? Just stating that it’s a highly fragrant dish which looks more like a stew and not a gravy and mildly spiced will not do justice to it. In fact it is a perfect amalgamation of sourness and sweetness with an undertone of spiciness, with lots of unmatched flavour makes it rather amusing and delectable which is very much Bengali in origin. Unlike other Bengali delicacies which has travelled to far away land, rezala remain […]

  • In most of the north Indian restaurants, it is the butter chicken or the kadhai chicken which is ubiquitously present every where in its so many avatars but when it comes to Bengali restaurants it is the humble doi chicken which takes the centre stage. It left me quizzical enough to explore the labyrinths of Bengali cuisines and their origin but to my dismay I found none which can justify the origin of this dish.  It is perhaps a derivative […]

    doi murgi / tender chicken curry simmered in yogurt

    In most of the north Indian restaurants, it is the butter chicken or the kadhai chicken which is ubiquitously present every where in its so many avatars but when it comes to Bengali restaurants it is the humble doi chicken which takes the centre stage. It left me quizzical enough to explore the labyrinths of Bengali cuisines and their origin but to my dismay I found none which can justify the origin of this dish.  It is perhaps a derivative […]

  • Microwave green chicken curry recipe –  a spicy and minty chicken curry, very easy to prepare, good for health and low on carb too. A convection microwave is required for this recipe.       Ingredients: Chicken (curry cut): 700 g Cilantro leaves : 1 fresh bunch Mint leaves : 1 fresh bunch Ginger grated: 1 tbsp Garlic minced: 1 tsp Onion (minced): 1 big Green chillies (chopped) : 1 tsp Black pepper powder : 1 tsp Cumin powder: 1 […]

    microwave green chicken curry recipe

    Microwave green chicken curry recipe –  a spicy and minty chicken curry, very easy to prepare, good for health and low on carb too. A convection microwave is required for this recipe.       Ingredients: Chicken (curry cut): 700 g Cilantro leaves : 1 fresh bunch Mint leaves : 1 fresh bunch Ginger grated: 1 tbsp Garlic minced: 1 tsp Onion (minced): 1 big Green chillies (chopped) : 1 tsp Black pepper powder : 1 tsp Cumin powder: 1 […]

  • Goa has a unique and harmonious blending of east and west which reflects in its culture, monuments, churches and in its cuisine as well. Chicken vindaloo (or vindalho, the Portuguese version) was introduced to India by the early Portuguese settlers in Goa and slowly it incorporates the hot and spicy flavour of India. One of the misconception about this dish is that it uses “potato” (comes from “aloo” in “vindaloo” which means potato in hindi) in it and unfortunately it […]

    chicken vindaloo

    Goa has a unique and harmonious blending of east and west which reflects in its culture, monuments, churches and in its cuisine as well. Chicken vindaloo (or vindalho, the Portuguese version) was introduced to India by the early Portuguese settlers in Goa and slowly it incorporates the hot and spicy flavour of India. One of the misconception about this dish is that it uses “potato” (comes from “aloo” in “vindaloo” which means potato in hindi) in it and unfortunately it […]

  • Chicken is one of the many specialties of Goan cuisine. This hot and spicy Goan fried chicken recipe uses the famous Portuguese peri peri sauce and is usually serves with goan pav or bread. Ingredients: Chicken legs: 2 Ginger – garlic paste : 2 tsp Green chili paste: 1 tsp Coriander and cumin seeds: 2tbsp Cinnamon: 1”stick Cloves: 4 Green cardamom: 4 Tomato puree: 2tbsp Sugar: 1/4tsp Oil for frying : 2-3 tbsp For the sauce: Kashmiri Red chillies whole: […]

    goan fried chicken

    Chicken is one of the many specialties of Goan cuisine. This hot and spicy Goan fried chicken recipe uses the famous Portuguese peri peri sauce and is usually serves with goan pav or bread. Ingredients: Chicken legs: 2 Ginger – garlic paste : 2 tsp Green chili paste: 1 tsp Coriander and cumin seeds: 2tbsp Cinnamon: 1”stick Cloves: 4 Green cardamom: 4 Tomato puree: 2tbsp Sugar: 1/4tsp Oil for frying : 2-3 tbsp For the sauce: Kashmiri Red chillies whole: […]

  • …durga puja special recipes… Navami te kosha mangsho ar phulko luchi Kosha mangsho or goat meat curry aka Bengali style usually meant for an elaborate Sunday meal with colorful family gupshups and it was the scenario in Bengali homes before chicken et.al invaded the Bengali kitchens. Bengalis prefer to add potatoes in kosha mangsho making it more interesting and their present several versions of it . People who love to savour the richness of kosha mangso still swear by Golbari […]

    kosha mangsho and phulko luchi

    …durga puja special recipes… Navami te kosha mangsho ar phulko luchi Kosha mangsho or goat meat curry aka Bengali style usually meant for an elaborate Sunday meal with colorful family gupshups and it was the scenario in Bengali homes before chicken et.al invaded the Bengali kitchens. Bengalis prefer to add potatoes in kosha mangsho making it more interesting and their present several versions of it . People who love to savour the richness of kosha mangso still swear by Golbari […]

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