Date Walnut Muffin

I love a good loaf of Banana Bread, no doubt there. But, I think it has had a bit too much of glory while there are other amazing options as well, like a Date Walnut bread. Naturally sweetened because of the date this also packs texture from the walnuts. This is also a hit at…

Thukpa – a Tibetan Noodle Soup

I think I had Thukpa first time in Darjeeling around 7-8 years ago and it was love at first taste. I have been making Thukpa since then. There’s so much comfort in a steaming hot bowl of Thukpa. I think I just look for opportunities to enjoy a bowl of Thukpa. Whether it’s raining, or…

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Aglio Olio is the simplest pasta dish and yet has amazing flavor. I love to make spaghetti aglio olio, specially on a week night after a busy day at work. It takes 15-20 minutes and the dinner is served. I try to keep the flavor profile simple, and sometimes add some protein, mostly some shredded…

Lebu Lonka Chicken – Lime and Chilly Chicken curry

Lebu Lonka chicken (Chicken curry with Lime and Chilly) is a simple Bengali dish. It’s super easy and perfect for warm days. Ideally, it should be made with King Lime (Gondhoraj lebu), however, you can use key lime or kaffir lime for it as well as it’s difficult to find Gondhoraj lebu outside Bengal. It…

Vegan Waffles – a perfect weekend breakfast

I wanted to have waffles for breakfast and didn’t have any eggs. Hence, I made these vegan waffles. They taste equally good. I made a classic version but you can always add flavors to it. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup plant milk 1 tbsp vinegar 1 tbsp…

Chicken Roll – Kolkata Street Food

Chicken roll is one of the most famous street food in Kolkata. Flaky paratha with chicken stuffing, tomato sauce in the middle, hint of lemon – I mean what is there not to like, right? And it used to be very cheap. I think still you can get a Chicken roll in Kolkata for around…

Baked Rasogolla – A Bengali Delicacy

If you think rosogolla/rasgulla is great, wait till you have Baked Rosogolla. This is the best version of rosogolla. When in Kolkata, my all time favorite place for Baked Rosogolla is Balaram Mullick Radharaman Mullick. I always get it for my friends as well when coming back to Mumbai. So I never made rosogolla at…

Torta Caprese – a Chocolate Almond cake

Torta Caprese is an Italian Chocolate Almond cake. It is flour less, and a dense cake. I really wanted to try this recipe and there’s no many variation of the recipe. Here’s my version of the recipe. INGREDIENTS 200 grams almond flour or almond meal 200 grams dark chocolate 200 grams butter 3/4 cup sugar…

Chicken Pulao – Quick and Easy Microwave version

This is one of the first dishes I ever cooked. I have made it so many times since then and perfected it. It’s just ideal for a busy day when you don’t even have 30 minutes to cook a meal. This will take a maximum of 15 minutes of your involvement, no standing in front…

Sitaphal Kulfi

I have been seeing Sitaphal (Custard apple/Sugar apple or Aata in Bengali) available in market for last couple of weeks. So finally I got some and decided to make sitaphal kulfi. There was this amazing shop near my office in Kolkata that used to sell so many flavors of Kulfi and Sitaphal was one of…