Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Chicken Vindaloo

 I can not cook vegetarian dishes well. I mean seriously...I just mess up everything. So lately I have given up, and made peace with the fact that I can cook awesome non-vegetarian dishes but I really suck in veg foods. The final episode of my veg-cooking trial ended with making posto bora / poppy seed fritters. They didn't come out the way, my mother used to make. The outcome was simply devastating. Whenever I cook something I always try to relate the taste with my mother's cooking. Aren't we all??? I think everyone does that.
how to cook goan authentic chicken vindaloo

how to cook goan authentic chicken vindaloo

However, to make up my ruined lunch my husband bought home Poulet Pimante. Poulet Pimante is an African street food. It is basically the grilled Piri Piri Chicken. I poured the sauce over my couscous and had a lovely lovely dinner. It feels good to have food cooked by someone else, for a change...:)

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Indian Mutton stew

In the life of a loner, nothing really happens much. On top of it, when you live in a completely unknown city or country, life becomes unbearable at some moments. The sole entertainers for me as of now are only books and cooking. In such a scenario, traveling is the most unexpected opportunity that has come to me a few days ago, and I grabbed it with all my heart and soul.

how to cook healthy and tasty mutton stew with low spices

Friday, December 12, 2014

Kalo Jeera Die Macher Jhol / Fish Curry With Nigella Seeds

There used to be a time when every thing in the market, from fruits to vegetables were seasonal. You could not get cauliflower in the summer, as it would have been next to impossible to find mangoes in the winter. But now, with the advent of technology and globalization, nothing is beyond reach and availability. Every fruit and vegetable is available throughout the year.

how to cook bengali style Kalo Jeera Die Macher Jhol

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sorshe Die Bhapa Chingri / Steamed Prawns with Mustard Paste

Every child has their own fascination about their birthday celebration. I never really liked the idea of cutting cakes and all that...rather I loved the idea of the elaborate lunch that mother used to prepare along with the "payesh" (rice kheer). Every year on my and my sister's birthday maa used to prepare elaborate meals for us, which comprised of 5 different kinds of fries, vegetable curries, fish  and meat. What an wonderful day it used to be.

how to cook bengali style sorshe die bhapa chingri recipe

how to cook bengali style bhapa chingri recipe

Monday, December 1, 2014

Basanti Pulao / Bengali Style Sweet Yellow Pulao

Whenever I come across this word "Basanti", I can't help but think about Vasant Panchami, which is actually Saraswati puja. In our house Basanti Pulao is cooked on every Saraswati puja. Although I have hardly ate them during my schooldays, I loved them afterwards , when I used to stay at home on that particular day. This Basanti Pulao along with a rich and spicy side dish used to make an excellent lunch on that festive day.

bhoger pulao bengali halud mishti pulao