Roasted Vegetable Soup

I generally cook on Sundays as thats when am free and up in the morning last Sunday I had made Soup. All those who know me will tell you Sunday and no chicken...SURPRISE...!!! Well thats a funny little story.

Fudgy Chocolate Brownie

I decided to make something sweet, a sweet way to say sorry to my blog - BUON APPETITO.

Bruleed Lauki Halwa

Cooking can be great fun when we get to enhance our knowledge. Last few weeks thats what I did, I experimented with a lot of ingredients and cusines. I even recreated a few famous dishes from all around the world.Surprisingly the experiments were no failure and I had loads of fun creating all those new dishes.

Black Chicken

Today, I am not sharing anything I tried in Shillong but its a dish I saw in a cookery show called Poh's Kitchen. Well in the show they used some ingredients that I didn't get here and they used beef which I don't why did I still try out the dish. The answer is in what attracted me....well I was attracted with the name Nasi Kandar aka Black Beef, I mean a black looking dish and appealing...hmmmm.... didn't seem to be very possible at the first shot and I just had to give it a try.

Creamy Egg and Potato Curry

As it has been planned for me, again I am alone with the same routine life and the only real fun time is when I am blogging. As I was alone and not in a very good mood, so I didn't feel like shopping or cooking anything special. So last Sunday was perfect for a easy , simple curry and the Creamy Egg and Potato Curry was part of the menu.

Celebration with Fish in Spinach and Mustard Gravy

The news of my leave being approved is something worth celebrating and today I partied with Fish in Spinach and Mustard Gravy. I consider it to be a very festive dish as its part of my families party food and is created during very special occasions. The last time I had it was when I went to my ancestral home for my aunt's wedding and that was some 10 years back approximately.

Paneer and Pepper Quiche

We all read about food and try to learn new dish for any place avaliable, some recipes sound so interesting that it just gets us thinking....the same happened with me when I read about quiche some years back. My love for eggs is no secret and this dish has eggs as the main ingredient so exciting right . But I didn't know of any place in Bangalore where I could get them and I didn't have oven at that time so I didn't try making it.

Murgh Musallam with Padina Pulav

Since the last 2 weeks the feeling is so intense that I just wanna eat only dishes that remind me of home.. :) . Last weekend I made Bhapa Dim again and this weekend Murgh Musallam. I know that's not a typical Bengali dish but as I have told my mom is a great cook and she makes several types of dishes and this dish is also from her list of creations.

Creamy Broccoli Soup

My liking for broccoli is very recent, in most of the movies they show that no one likes them ; this had an affect on me, I never bought them fearing that I wont like it and it would be a waste.

Florentine Mac and Cheese

My love for pasta is no secret but off late I have been trying out the lighter versions without cheese so today I was up for some indulgence. I baked the dish as I love those crunchy bites of cheese, then it looked very pale and I wanted some color in my plate thats when Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach came into picture.

Orange Cake with Orange Icing

Mangoes mark the start of Summer and Oranges mark the onset of Winter. Shillong has abandace of Oranges, every house has at least 2 orange trees. And in the chill weather, having oranges after lunch is a different feeling all together.


It’s been more than a month that I wrote anything. Did I lose the excitement......No way; rather I was caught in the hands of faith. I met with an accident and was in bed-rest all this time. Sadly I missed a lot of important and fun occasions in the process --- I missed to celebrate my blog's birthday, SORRY BUON APPETITO :( , I missed the new year celebration and I even spent my birthday lying in bed. Well no use crying over spilt milk, today I started cooking and I decided to making something that celebrates my cooking experiments and it’s my way of saying sorry to my blog for missing out on her birthday :)


Every dish that we make always have a story associated. Some kindles those childhood memories that gets hidden over years and others are those we picked up over the life from some books or resturants or even television... :) . Restaurants and television are the major places from where I collect my inspirations. The recipe I am sharing today has several stories to it as well.


Diwali is very special for me - I get to be a kid for a day . It’s been 7-8 years that I celebrate Diwali away from my family and with my friends. Although I miss my family but I always enjoy this festival. I start planning from morning, there is shopping for lights to be done and the last minute cracker to purchase. I love decorating my house with diyas and lighting and this is something I do every year, these small diyas always bring a lot of smile.


Anyways let get back to the dish , for my final course I decided to make a lamb dish. Every family has some tradition going on for ever and so do we. Since my childhood I have heard that on the Dashmi day , we should not have chicken and we have to make meat(lamb/mutton) only. Although my dad cannot eat meat(lamb/mutton) due to his health condition this tradition is still followed , and so I thought of sticking to it.


People say Bengali cuisine is generally related to fish and sweet---actually they are not wrong :D . Being from a Bengali Family, we ate fish everyday. Infact my Baba(daddy) cannot enjoy his food without it even if there are 5-6 courses still he would need a fish dish :) .


OCTOBER.....this is the most festive month of the year. There are endless number for festival from all around the world and I have decided to celebrate them all-----HOW??? With food for sure. :) .


All my life the one meal I have skipped is Breakfast....I know it the most important meal of the day and all, but somehow I rarely feel like eating in the morning. One glass of milk is more than enough for me. I have been advised against this by so many people but somehow I just could not .


Pasta is an ingredient which is always available in my kitchen. Although I have quite recently (4 years now) started making pasta , I immensely enjoy it. A little effort that can bring total satisfaction :) .


Has it ever happened to you that even after a good dinner your sleep is disturbed late night due to the huge craving for something sweet.....hehehe.....this happened to me last Sunday..... :D

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


When I was a kid,I never enjoyed have chocolate cake not till I had the one my sister made. Thats what made me a chocolate cake fan :).

Office work everyday makes it very difficult for me nurture my cooking passion so weekends is the best time for it. But after a heavy lunch in weekends , I get a huge craving for something sweet and what best then cakes. Well this weekend it was Chocolate Cake. And finally I end up skipping dinner :) .

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Egg 1 piece
Brown sugar 1/2 cup
White Sugar 1/2 cup
Flour 1/2 cup
Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Coco Powder 1 full tesspoon
Oil 1 tablespoons
Butter 1 tablespoon
Chocolate 1 Dairy milk

  1. Whisk the egg and the sugar together till the sugar is properly melted.
  2. To the processor add flour , coco powder , baking powder and whisk the ingrediants properly till its smooth.
  3. Coat the baking dish with butter and set aside for 2 min.
  4. Pour the mixture into the baking dish.
  5. Set the microwave to 80 and place the cake in it for 12-15 min.


Saturday, December 25, 2010


I love having noodles. During my childhood noodles would be our morning breakfast on Sundays and  till we follow the same as a custom. And the Sunday noodles was generally made by Baba. And that used to be ultimate. Now that I am away from my parents I miss my Sunday breakfast but every week I have noodles at least 2 times :P.

And as I love to have variety in my food , so this variation of noodle was created in the process.All I can say you can try this.....

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Noodles 150 gm
Soyabean Balls 10 gm
Onion 2 numbers
Garlic 5-6 cloves
Green Chilli 2 numbers
Coriander 2 small bunches
Oil 4 tablespoons
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 teaspoons
Turmeric Powder 1/4 teaspoons
Dried Red Chillies 3 numbers
Salt To taste

Eggs 2 numbers
Milk 1 cup
Mustard 2 teaspoon
Black Pepper To taste
Salt To taste

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water and a drop of oil to boil. When the water boils, add the noodles and let it cook till soften.
  2. Drain out the noodles and set aside. Boil water again and add the soyabean ball and let them soften.
  3. While this is getting done , whisk together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and add salt , tumeric powder and red chilly and then fry the soyabean balls.
  5. In the same pan heat some more oil and add the onions , green chilly and red chilly.
  6. When the onions are slighty done add the garlic and corriander and let it fry
  7. Add the noodle to the pan and stir fry the same. Add the sauce to the same and cook  for 2-3 min then add the soyabean balls and cook for a min.
  8. Place the noodle in a plate and add some cheese , oregano and chilly flakes and bake for 1 min.


Thursday, December 23, 2010


Its said everywhere that Breakfast is the most critical meal and should never be missed. Well that the only meal i miss... :D. 
The only day I have breakfast or rather brunch (it's very difficult to get up early :D) is Sunday. So long I have only had salty pancakes but I thought of making sweet ones for a change. 
So I tried this dish. 

Ripe Banana 2 numbers
Flour 1and1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 cup
Milk 1 cup
Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon
Salt A pinch

Fresh Cream 200 gb
Vanila syrup 1/4 teaspoon
Sugar 1/2 cup
Chocolate Syrup 1/4 teaspoon

Pancakes :-
  1. Mix flour and baking power and set aside.
  2. Mash the ripe bananas and to that add the milk and sugar and blend together.
  3. Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and add a pinch of salt and mix till a smooth mixture is obtained.
  4. Heat a not stick pan and pour the mixture into the pan (approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake).
  5. Using a spoon slightly flatten the mixture in the pan and cook till the pancake are golden brown on both sides.
Vanilla Cream Sauce :-
  1. Whisk together the cream , sugar and vanilla syrup.
  2. While serving add some chocolate syrup.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


Posto(poppy seeds) and Shorsho(mustard seed) are  must-have ingredients in all Bengali household. The are extensively used as a spice in various dishes, be that in vegetable dish or a non-vegetarian dish.

Alu posto is a classical Bengali dish. Most of my bengali friends say "You are not bong if you dont know how to make it" so this recipe is for those friends of mine..Please try this guys and let me know what do you think about my version of Alu Posto :)

Baby Potato 250 gm
Poppy Seeds 2 tablespoons
Oil 4 tablespoons
Black cummin 1/4 teaspoon
Dried Red Chilly 2 pieces
Red Chilly Powder 1/2 teaspoons
Turmeric Powder 1/4 teaspoons
Green Chilli 2 numbers
Salt To taste

  1. Heat water in a cooker and slightly boil the potatoes with salt. The potatoes should not become soggy.
  2. Make a smooth paste of the poppy seeds.Cut the green chillies into small sizes.
  3. Remove the paste into a bowl and add the turmeric and red chilly powder.And mix everything smoothly.
  4. Heat oil in a kadhi ;add black cummin and dried red chilly.
  5. Then to the heated oil,add the boiled baby potatoes and green chillies and fry the same.
  6. When the potatoes are done add the paste mixture and let it cook till the oil separates out. And done :) 

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