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…

Chicken Hariyali Kebab

A kebab sounds just right for the Friday night, right? And trust me, you don’t need to order from a restaurant. These are very easy to make at home as well. So try this for a Friday night in or over the weekend and enjoy. INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts, boneless 1 cup coriander leaves 2…

Basanti Pulao

A bengali rice pulao made with short-grain Gobindobhog rice instead of long grain basmati rice. The name states the color of this pulao, nice bright yellow. It has a sweet taste to it, so it’s best served with spicy chicken or mutton kosha. INGREDIENTS 1 cup gobindo bhog rice 3-4 cloves, 2 small bay leaf,…

Pyaaz Pakora – Perfect for a rainy evening

Whenever it’s raining in the evening, I feel like munching something and what’s better than Pyaaz Pakora or Kanda Bhajji as the locals call it in Mumbai. I like to serve it with some Masala tea, set the mood lighting in the living room and enjoy. Sadly I can do these things only on weekends…

Chicken Stew – the ultimate comfort food

Whether it’s a gloomy rainy day or a cold winter day, I love to make chicken stew to warm my soul. Growing up, my mom used to make it for me a lot. So when we shifted to Delhi first during the harsh winter time all I wanted to have was this chicken stew all…

Patishapta

Patisapta is a type of pitha/pithe, a delicacy usually made in winter to celebrate rice harvesting, during. My mom always made these for us every winter. So when I shifted to Delhi, I made it for the first time. It didn’t turn out great, and I mostly blamed it on my non-stick pan. Next winter,…

Kheer – Not a rice pudding

Kheer for Bengalis is a different delicacy altogether. It’s not a rice pudding. But then again, we are unique. Peanuts are “Badaam” to us. So no wonder we don’t play by the rules. Coming back, this is a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients, but very very time consuming. You will be standing in front…

Payesh – For a new beginning

In every Bengali household, Payesh is a must for birthday celebration. It only seems fitting that I celebrate the birth of my Food blog with Payesh. It’s a rice pudding, that rest of India calls “Kheer” or “Payasam”, though “Kheer” means something completely different for us bongs, but that’s for a different post. The major…