Methi (Fenugreek) Paratha – a layered (laccha) version

Growing up, I always ran away from green veggies. My mom tried and tried but I just won’t eat them. About methi as well, I had this preconceived notion that it’s bitter in taste. So I never ate it until a couple years back. Then I started using Kasoori Methi in my cooking and I…

Strawberry Handpie

Strawberry season is coming up and am excited. It’s one of the fresh berries one can find in India and it’s local. Since the available time frame is very limited, I didn’t want to miss out on any Strawberry recipes. So here’s to the season’s first strawberry recipe. INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1…

Chocolate Brookies – Brownie Cookies

I first came to know about Brookies while watching MasterChef, either USA or Australia, couple of years ago. And the idea was an instant hit with me. I never liked those hard cookies that one would find most often in market. I like that chewy texture in a cookie. So, whenever I make cookies at…

Khow suey – Burmese noodle soup

My love for noodle soup is immense. It’s soup but better than just soup. It’s like a warm hug in a bowl. It’s a complete dish on it’s own. As winter is around the corner, the frequency of all kind of soupy dishes are definitely going to go up in my kitchen. I have already…

Posto Bora – Poppy Seed fritters

Posto or poppy seed or khus khus is a very common ingredient in a bengali household. There’s so many recipes using poppy seed, most of them vegetarian. Here’s one of my favorite recipe of Posto, just using 3 main ingredients. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup poppy seed 1 small onion, roughly chopped 1 green chilli (adjust as…

Bengali Egg Tadka

Tadka in kolkata is a lentil dish and has nothing to do with “Tadka” that rest of India knows. This is a dish you will find in all Dhaba style restaurants in Bengal. Whenever mom didn’t feel like cooking, this used be the most common take out dish, served with Rumali roti. There’s also many…

Easy Mumbai Pav Bhaji

You can’t really ignore the influence of regional food in India. I stay in Mumbai. So often if am out for a snack, one of the best option is Pav Bhaji. And in Mumbai, you get so many options for Pav Bhaji. Well this was the story when going out was the normal thing. So,…

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…