Easy Fried Rice

Fried rice is super easy to make if you know the trick. Your rice need to be cooked and cooled. that’s it. So it’s super easy if you have leftover rice from previous day or from weekend. I often intentionally make more rice if I want to make fried rice the next day. If you…

Custard Tart – an easy version

I love a good custard. However, not always we have time to make a proper custard. In those times, I grab my ready-to-make custard powder and make myself some easy custard. Add some fruits to it and you have a great dessert that’s easy and process-free. Now, how about elevating it a bit? Hence, I…

Chilli Chicken – An Indo-Chinese version

I am a bit particular about the type of Chilli chicken I like. In past I have tried multiple recipes, some really time consuming, where you need to coat each piece of chicken in flour and fry it etc., etc. I however, don’t like chilli chicken where there’s an outer layer of flour and the…

Ghugni – A spicy Yellow Peas curry

Ghugni is a bengali dish which is often served for breakfast or as a snack. It is usually served with a butter toast. I even have it for dinner sometimes with Paratha. I don’t believe in labelling a food as a breakfast or a dinner dish, mostly for my own advantage. This is a vegetarian…

Chicken Puff Pastry

I have had a lot of these as a kid, without knowing what it’s called. The bakery store where I used to have it used to call it some fancy name. Well making puff pastry at home in definitely a long and tedious process, difficult too if you stay in hot and humid areas. If…

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…