Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sukno Kasha Alur Dum / Masala Coated Potatoes / Dry Dum Aloo

I was born in the late '80s. I consider myself lucky for that. It was the time, when regardless of the ushering technology in the U.S.A, people of India was not so much affected by them. There were no mobile phones, no CD, no digital camera and of computer!!  In our house we had one black telephone, which was large and heavy. Remember those ancient black telephones, which used to have a round dial in place of the numbers??? We had one of them.

how to cook bengali style  Sukno Kasha Alur Dum

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Stir fried Veggies with Prawns

This post was for children's day. But sorry, I got late. But its better to be late than never.:)
We are looking for a new house. Nearly one year is coming to an end after one month...and we are planning to shift things again. The house, in which we live in now is huge for us..or it should be perfect to say, that it is huge for me. Because its me, who lives here 24*7. 2 guest rooms are always messed up, scrambled up with used up boxes and clothes. One guest room, that we have managed to keep clean, sometimes gets messed up too. But this is not the reason that we are planning to shift.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Kakrar Jhal / Spicy Crab Curry / Bengali Style Crab Curry

The hunch is to make perfect taste. I am still in the novice stage of cooking, so I mainly cook those dishes which I have tasted so far. Without tasting, its a little hard for me to imagine where the taste is going. So, when after 6 months of blabbering hubby bought me 2 kgs of crabs, the first dish that came to my mind was, my mother's spicy crab curry. A mouthwatering, spicy, chili curry, that will literally make you go down to your knees. Even we can skip the mutton for this crab curry. Its that much tasty and fiery.

 spicy crab curry recipe

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Anaraser Chatni / Pineapple Chutney

My 3 kittens are all grown up now and they occupy me with their mishaps all the time. It seems like it has only been just a week that I have brought them and all of a sudden they have grown up!! When they cuddle together and snuggle, my lonely afternoons suddenly become meaningful. Their soft fur, small paws and the pads underneath are so cute that I can spend hours looking at them. They sleep through the day and starts playing in the night. All busy busy!!

How to cook bengali pineapple chutney recipe

Thursday, November 6, 2014


I am horrible and terrible in waking up in the morning. Be it 6'o clock or 10'o clock....rolling across the bed, literally from one side to the other, for at least 10 minutes is a must in my routine. Ma tried to change this bad bad habit from my early school days...but sadly there had been only depressions in the result. So, ma played tricks. She used to arrange most of my tuitions in the mornings, so that I have to wake up early. Rubbing my sleepy red eyes, when I used to leave my home for my tuitions, only one thing attracted my attention, that was the tea stall opposite the bus depot, from where I used to catch bus for my tuitions. They also sold breakfasts. It was a small moving vehicle, which included an oven on the serving area and underneath they stored their cooking materials. The breakfast menu included - butter toast, egg toast, tea, and ghugni with paratha.

simple ghugni bengali snack recipe
You can see the evident mushiness of the ghughni. My family loves ghughni a little mushy and soggy, whereas many people loves ghughni with a bite.