recipes Archive

  • Hummus – the essential Mediterranean dip has now become a universal dip, widely accepted across countries and cuisines, and Mediterranean cuisine always remains special to me, close to my heart. It is not the cuisine of particular country but of entire region which basked in its exotic landscapes or the food is so fresh here and vibrantly spiced, or may be its glorified past which still fascinates me today. Ancient Sumerian or Babylonian civilization has offered a lot to mankind, […]

    Hummus in different flavours

    Hummus – the essential Mediterranean dip has now become a universal dip, widely accepted across countries and cuisines, and Mediterranean cuisine always remains special to me, close to my heart. It is not the cuisine of particular country but of entire region which basked in its exotic landscapes or the food is so fresh here and vibrantly spiced, or may be its glorified past which still fascinates me today. Ancient Sumerian or Babylonian civilization has offered a lot to mankind, […]

  • With a brilliant blue sky and deep Prussian blue sea dotted with exotic landscapes, Mediterranean region is as vibrant as its cuisine which has evolved through ages and has been greatly influenced by the Arabs who introduced many things here from spices to fruits and nuts. Morocco sitting atop in one corner of west North Africa, offers perhaps the most exotic cuisine of the region. When it comes to Morocco, the exotic lamb tagine with dried figs comes first in […]

    Moroccan sweet couscous

    With a brilliant blue sky and deep Prussian blue sea dotted with exotic landscapes, Mediterranean region is as vibrant as its cuisine which has evolved through ages and has been greatly influenced by the Arabs who introduced many things here from spices to fruits and nuts. Morocco sitting atop in one corner of west North Africa, offers perhaps the most exotic cuisine of the region. When it comes to Morocco, the exotic lamb tagine with dried figs comes first in […]

  • Once again I am here with another chocolate dessert, before you labeled me as a chocoholic, let me tell you, am not the one…, I can assure you that, but who can resist a chocolate. The sweet and bitter chocolate, yes that is my flavor, as soon as it melts in your mouth, you begin to feel happy … almost instantly. The rich flavonoids and anitoxidants work their way up to your mind and heart, and bring smile on your […]

    Chilli spiced chocolate cherry tartlets

    Once again I am here with another chocolate dessert, before you labeled me as a chocoholic, let me tell you, am not the one…, I can assure you that, but who can resist a chocolate. The sweet and bitter chocolate, yes that is my flavor, as soon as it melts in your mouth, you begin to feel happy … almost instantly. The rich flavonoids and anitoxidants work their way up to your mind and heart, and bring smile on your […]

  • The holiday season is over …is it ? or are you planning for your next trip ? For the avid travelers, life is a long holiday, where everyday is a vacation, whether you enjoy your daily chores, explore some new taste or simply relaxing in your patio, playing guitar or reading a book soaking the warm sunshine that filters through the tall pine trees. Or let yourself lost in the warm and cozy memories of your last vacation, leafing through […]

    Pad Thai – Thailand in a bowl

    The holiday season is over …is it ? or are you planning for your next trip ? For the avid travelers, life is a long holiday, where everyday is a vacation, whether you enjoy your daily chores, explore some new taste or simply relaxing in your patio, playing guitar or reading a book soaking the warm sunshine that filters through the tall pine trees. Or let yourself lost in the warm and cozy memories of your last vacation, leafing through […]

  • Slices are crunchy, gooey, sticky, fruity, fudgy, chewy, chocolatey and nutty – whatever your heart wish to and can be a great accompany to your evening coffee or you can have the freshly baked one with your morning tea. They always satisfy you, nomatter what their flavours are, easy to bake and delicious to taste. Chocolate coconut slice, is a heavenly combo of richness of chocolate mingle perfectly with the sweetness of coconut and the thinly sliced almond lends a […]

    Chocolate coconut slices

    Slices are crunchy, gooey, sticky, fruity, fudgy, chewy, chocolatey and nutty – whatever your heart wish to and can be a great accompany to your evening coffee or you can have the freshly baked one with your morning tea. They always satisfy you, nomatter what their flavours are, easy to bake and delicious to taste. Chocolate coconut slice, is a heavenly combo of richness of chocolate mingle perfectly with the sweetness of coconut and the thinly sliced almond lends a […]

  • Sandwiches or bread slices are excellent and quick way to make some yummy appetizer or snacks and all you need is just few minutes to prepare an appetizing platter. For accompanying the afternoon tea snacks or for your book club, bruschetta are great way to fill up your guest, it is easy and universally popular and can be literally topped with anything under the sun, just run your imagination wild. :)In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular […]

    bruschetta with pesto and sundried tomato

    Sandwiches or bread slices are excellent and quick way to make some yummy appetizer or snacks and all you need is just few minutes to prepare an appetizing platter. For accompanying the afternoon tea snacks or for your book club, bruschetta are great way to fill up your guest, it is easy and universally popular and can be literally topped with anything under the sun, just run your imagination wild. :)In Italy, where it is originated bruschetta is a popular […]

  • Tofu is something which I am very fond of, because of its versatility, its ease of preparation and extremely friendly nature, it easily mingle with any dish and adds texture to any kind of dish. Tofu has no flavor or taste as such but it readily absorbs the flavor and taste of the dish in which it is being used. In one of my visit to Bangkok, I had these silken tofu dunked in some fruity flavoured syrup and I […]

    baked tofu triangles with crunchy peanuts and sesame

    Tofu is something which I am very fond of, because of its versatility, its ease of preparation and extremely friendly nature, it easily mingle with any dish and adds texture to any kind of dish. Tofu has no flavor or taste as such but it readily absorbs the flavor and taste of the dish in which it is being used. In one of my visit to Bangkok, I had these silken tofu dunked in some fruity flavoured syrup and I […]

  • “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples The best apples for baking always has that tart and sweet taste and they do not break down as they cook. Macintosh being one of my favorite, other variety like gala apples are also good but Macintosh get cooked very easily. As I was planning to have some quick snacks which can be prepared in a jiffy, and should taste good, I thought of wrapping the […]

    apple pecan cigar rolls

    “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” — Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples The best apples for baking always has that tart and sweet taste and they do not break down as they cook. Macintosh being one of my favorite, other variety like gala apples are also good but Macintosh get cooked very easily. As I was planning to have some quick snacks which can be prepared in a jiffy, and should taste good, I thought of wrapping the […]

  • If you love cauliflower, then this is for you. Though it may sound little different, but if you are a Bong / Bengali then you might have guessed it, that this recipe of cauliflower is an adaptation of another signature dish of Bengal ” chingri malaikari” or shrimps in coconut milk. Unlike sea foods where coconut seems to marries so well that it becomes most delectable combo in the cuisine world, cauliflower with coconut will take you by surprise and […]

    phulkopir malaikari or cauliflower stewed in coconut milk

    If you love cauliflower, then this is for you. Though it may sound little different, but if you are a Bong / Bengali then you might have guessed it, that this recipe of cauliflower is an adaptation of another signature dish of Bengal ” chingri malaikari” or shrimps in coconut milk. Unlike sea foods where coconut seems to marries so well that it becomes most delectable combo in the cuisine world, cauliflower with coconut will take you by surprise and […]

  • I never thought that pumpkin can be used in so many ways to make different kind of desserts and savouries, but there is always a first time, a new beginning and after few trial and error steps, it slowly sink in you that you are in love with this new-found dish. When you stays in so many new places, it is a human nature to get influenced by the local customs and traditions, and you wish to be part of […]

    mini pumpkin pie tart for thanksgiving

    I never thought that pumpkin can be used in so many ways to make different kind of desserts and savouries, but there is always a first time, a new beginning and after few trial and error steps, it slowly sink in you that you are in love with this new-found dish. When you stays in so many new places, it is a human nature to get influenced by the local customs and traditions, and you wish to be part of […]

  • I feel so happy to announce yet another successful roundup of Healing foods which was started by Siri and this month it was guest hosted by me, where theme was coconut to celebrate the Indian Festivities. So, present here is colorful and delicious roundup where humble coconut has been scraped to dish out so many delectable dishes. Thanks everyone for sending such lovely recipes to the event and thanks Siri for letting me hosting this wonderful event. 1) Coconut fudge […]

    healing food coconut roundup

    I feel so happy to announce yet another successful roundup of Healing foods which was started by Siri and this month it was guest hosted by me, where theme was coconut to celebrate the Indian Festivities. So, present here is colorful and delicious roundup where humble coconut has been scraped to dish out so many delectable dishes. Thanks everyone for sending such lovely recipes to the event and thanks Siri for letting me hosting this wonderful event. 1) Coconut fudge […]

  • After Diwali , its Halloween time, though we Indians do not celebrate Halloween, but I would love to cook or bake something according to the theme, specially when you stays in USA. Everywhere, the people, the shopping malls, the streets are  all decked up with Halloween theme, channels are showing all Halloween based or rather spooky movies which are enough to give you some nightmarish thoughts, chefs are dishing out gourmet food for the Halloween fiesta, children dressed up in […]

    pumpkin bread with pumpkin seed topping and Halloween festival

    After Diwali , its Halloween time, though we Indians do not celebrate Halloween, but I would love to cook or bake something according to the theme, specially when you stays in USA. Everywhere, the people, the shopping malls, the streets are  all decked up with Halloween theme, channels are showing all Halloween based or rather spooky movies which are enough to give you some nightmarish thoughts, chefs are dishing out gourmet food for the Halloween fiesta, children dressed up in […]

  • These tiny little carrots with fresh orange color which speaks of warm sunshine and cheery summer days, are the cute little baby carrots, summer fresh produce with a hint of sweet and wild flavours, with baby soft skin, and when showered them under cold sprinkling water, they become more lively and are just ready to be dressed for the evening salad party. They are light, crunchy and that unmistakable snap “carrot snap” itself speaks of their freshness and needs a very light dressing, […]

    baby carrot salad with dill dressing – flavours of summer

    These tiny little carrots with fresh orange color which speaks of warm sunshine and cheery summer days, are the cute little baby carrots, summer fresh produce with a hint of sweet and wild flavours, with baby soft skin, and when showered them under cold sprinkling water, they become more lively and are just ready to be dressed for the evening salad party. They are light, crunchy and that unmistakable snap “carrot snap” itself speaks of their freshness and needs a very light dressing, […]

  • 100th post and 20,000 unique visitors ! Does this milestone means anything? Nothing if you are looking at it from a SEO perspective but for me it meant a lot. I was blogging for a while, but was progressing at a very snail pace. There were times when it was lying dormant for months, work, home and travel kept me busy and it was becoming very diificult to continue further. It was the passion for cooking and travel which brings […]

    100th post and an introspection

    100th post and 20,000 unique visitors ! Does this milestone means anything? Nothing if you are looking at it from a SEO perspective but for me it meant a lot. I was blogging for a while, but was progressing at a very snail pace. There were times when it was lying dormant for months, work, home and travel kept me busy and it was becoming very diificult to continue further. It was the passion for cooking and travel which brings […]

  • SHUBHO NABOBORSHO We wishes everyone who stops by  a very Happy Bengali New Year. We hope you have enjoyed our special series on “poila baisakh special recipes”.

    shubho naboborsho

    SHUBHO NABOBORSHO We wishes everyone who stops by  a very Happy Bengali New Year. We hope you have enjoyed our special series on “poila baisakh special recipes”.

  • …poila baisakh special… A few days left for poila baisakh, the Bengali new year, and Bengalis slipping slowly in to the festive mood must be pondering over where to eat. Poila Baisakh or the first day of the Baisakh month which usually falls on 14th or 15th April is new year as per the Hindu calendar and not only for Bengalis but also for Tamilians, Assamese, Keralites, Punjabis and many. For Bengalis the day usually marked with cleaning and beautifying […]

    poila baisakh 2010

    …poila baisakh special… A few days left for poila baisakh, the Bengali new year, and Bengalis slipping slowly in to the festive mood must be pondering over where to eat. Poila Baisakh or the first day of the Baisakh month which usually falls on 14th or 15th April is new year as per the Hindu calendar and not only for Bengalis but also for Tamilians, Assamese, Keralites, Punjabis and many. For Bengalis the day usually marked with cleaning and beautifying […]