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  • Rajasthani cuisine is known for its unique flavor, the use of hing or asafoetida and amchur or mango powder is must in most of the cases, red chillies are used generously giving a strong and pungent flavour. The cuisine reflects the climate and topography of Rajasthan, scarcity of water and paucity of vegetables give births to some of the unique dishes which are not known elsewhere. If you have been to Rajasthan or have tasted Rajasthani thali (meal), then you […]

    gatte ka saag

    Rajasthani cuisine is known for its unique flavor, the use of hing or asafoetida and amchur or mango powder is must in most of the cases, red chillies are used generously giving a strong and pungent flavour. The cuisine reflects the climate and topography of Rajasthan, scarcity of water and paucity of vegetables give births to some of the unique dishes which are not known elsewhere. If you have been to Rajasthan or have tasted Rajasthani thali (meal), then you […]

  • Who doesn’t loves a velvety and luxuriant fried slices of paneer dunked in creamy and rich yogurt based gravy filled with flavours of nuts and aromatic spices? Mughlai paneer is just that, an inspiration from the court of Mughals. Mughlai cuisines are known for its rich, luxuriant texture and creaminess. This cuisine is derived from the royal kitchens of Mughal Emperors, who are known for their splendid crafts and architecture. Their reputed and clever shahi khansaama or the royal chef were […]

    paneer mughlai

    Who doesn’t loves a velvety and luxuriant fried slices of paneer dunked in creamy and rich yogurt based gravy filled with flavours of nuts and aromatic spices? Mughlai paneer is just that, an inspiration from the court of Mughals. Mughlai cuisines are known for its rich, luxuriant texture and creaminess. This cuisine is derived from the royal kitchens of Mughal Emperors, who are known for their splendid crafts and architecture. Their reputed and clever shahi khansaama or the royal chef were […]

  • …durga puja special recipe… labra – assorted vegetables cooked with panch phoron (five spices) Labra is not a mixed vegetable dish but it is a medley of assorted vegetables thrown together, cooked in their own juices, embraces each others flavour and in the process lose some of their individual streaks. Thus acquiring a unique taste and can not be recreated if you omit some or include others. Labra is one of the traditional Bengali dish and the assortment of vegetables […]

    labra – a medley of assorted vegetables

    …durga puja special recipe… labra – assorted vegetables cooked with panch phoron (five spices) Labra is not a mixed vegetable dish but it is a medley of assorted vegetables thrown together, cooked in their own juices, embraces each others flavour and in the process lose some of their individual streaks. Thus acquiring a unique taste and can not be recreated if you omit some or include others. Labra is one of the traditional Bengali dish and the assortment of vegetables […]

  • …durga puja special recipe… phulkopir dum or dum cooked cauliflower This dish was inspired from doi / yogurt and phulkopir milmish I had at Aheli on one of the occasion. It was wonderful to taste and I have tried to recreate the some of it. Phulkopir dum     Ingredients: Cauliflower (small): 1 Hung Curd (beaten): 1 cup Cumin seeds: 1 tsp Ginger paste: 2 tsp Red chilli paste: 1 tsp Cumin paste: 1 tsp Tomato puree: ½ cup Garam […]

    phulkopir dum

    …durga puja special recipe… phulkopir dum or dum cooked cauliflower This dish was inspired from doi / yogurt and phulkopir milmish I had at Aheli on one of the occasion. It was wonderful to taste and I have tried to recreate the some of it. Phulkopir dum     Ingredients: Cauliflower (small): 1 Hung Curd (beaten): 1 cup Cumin seeds: 1 tsp Ginger paste: 2 tsp Red chilli paste: 1 tsp Cumin paste: 1 tsp Tomato puree: ½ cup Garam […]

  • …poila baisakh special recipes… …Dhokar dalna or steamed lentil cakes in ginger gravy… Very difficult, time-consuming, too lengthy ways, blah ! blah ! blah ! This is how most of us describe the dhokar dalna and because of this many of us shy away from preparing it. But on a tastier note dhokar dalna redefines simplicity with its elegance, unmatched flavor and fabulous taste. Dhokar dalna is one of the classy vegetarian dishes from Bengali cuisine and is nothing but […]

    dhokar dalna

    …poila baisakh special recipes… …Dhokar dalna or steamed lentil cakes in ginger gravy… Very difficult, time-consuming, too lengthy ways, blah ! blah ! blah ! This is how most of us describe the dhokar dalna and because of this many of us shy away from preparing it. But on a tastier note dhokar dalna redefines simplicity with its elegance, unmatched flavor and fabulous taste. Dhokar dalna is one of the classy vegetarian dishes from Bengali cuisine and is nothing but […]

  • *** This post has been re-edited and re-photographed.*** Sometimes it is really interesting to know that how the two distinctly divergent culture shares a similar cuisine or how a particular dish which has evolved independently in two distinct country shares a common lineage. And the dolma is exactly the point in case. For generations after generations people in Bengal (East India) relish dolma which they love to prepare on special occasions. Potol er dolma is a classic dish in Bengali […]

    potoler dolma

    *** This post has been re-edited and re-photographed.*** Sometimes it is really interesting to know that how the two distinctly divergent culture shares a similar cuisine or how a particular dish which has evolved independently in two distinct country shares a common lineage. And the dolma is exactly the point in case. For generations after generations people in Bengal (East India) relish dolma which they love to prepare on special occasions. Potol er dolma is a classic dish in Bengali […]