I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween in India. Nor Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day or Father’s Day for that matter. I don’t belong to the black and white generation either. But just like the tabs and the smartphones that have invaded our lives in a way that I don’t even remember the days when we didn’t have them, now I can’t even recall those … Read More Kumro Bhaaté or Mashed Pumpkin Bengali Style And I Ask What The Heck Was Halloween?
Biryani. And that too, Kolkata Biryani. Two words that are enough to make my life complete. And I think that I pulled up a great act in holding my Kolkatan head high, cooking a pot full of Biryani in front of a live audience. I didn’t burn the place down as I spoke over the microphone, amidst ridiculous hand movements, trying to churn out … Read More Kolkata Biryani | Cooking The Royal Dish In Lafayette Gourmet
My favourite dessert recipes that are perfect to celebrate any festivity… Eid, Durga Pujo, Diwali, Holi and others.
Emirati Dates Ice Cream Category – Dessert; Cuisine type – Arabic/Emirati Courtesy: Asateer, Atlantis, The Palm Dates hold a very special position in Middle East cuisine. This special recipe has been shared by Chef Ali El Bourji, the Executive Oriental Chef of Asateer. For the printable recipes → Serves 6 persons Ingredients Fresh Dates – 400gm, deseeded and roughly chopped Pouring Cream – 600mlVanilla … Read More Emirati Dates Ice Cream | Recipe From Asateer, The Palm Atlantis
Lamb Tagine With Cous Cous Category – Main Meal; Cuisine type – Middle Eastern Courtesy: Sanabel Restaurant, Sheraton MOE During this entire month, I will be sharing special Ramadan recipes, gathered from many signature restaurants of top hotels in Dubai and around the region. I know that many people do not go out during Ramadan and prefer to cook at home. Most would like … Read More Lamb Tagine With Couscous | Recipe From Sheraton MOE
Dawood Basha or Arabic Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Category – Side Dish; Cuisine type – Middle Eastern Courtesy: Chef Ali of Al Nafoorah, Jumeirah Emirates Towers For the last few days, I have been sharing recipes on everything – Starters, Salad, Main course, Dessert. But today’s recipe comes as a double bonanza as the dish Dawood Basha can only be complemented by another dish … Read More Arabic Meatballs or Dawood Basha and Vermicelli Rice| Recipe From AL Nafoorah, Emirates Towers
Arabic Sushi Category – Starters; Cuisine type – Japanese? Middle Eastern? Courtesy: Chef Ron Pietruszka and Chef Majde Alhinani of Ritz Carlton, DIFC I’ve attended Sushi making classes before, made those irresistible rolls. I have also thought of creating fusion Sushi Rolls. But Arabic Sushi rolls? This is something that I have never come across before. So when Chef Ron Pietruszka and Chef Majde Alhinani … Read More Arabic Sushi | Recipe From Ritz Carlton, DIFC
Shaabiyat Kacha Category – Dessert; Cuisine type – Middle Eastern Courtesy: Chef Ammoury of The Address Marina For the last few days, I have been sharing recipes on everything – Starters, Salad, Main course… but Dessert. To resist from writing on dessert, that too from this sweet loving Bengali foodie, is like asking a child not to kick the football after he’s been given … Read More Shaabiyat Kacha | Recipe From Address Marina
Sumac Octopus with Pomegranate Category – Seafood/Salad; Cuisine type – Ottoman/Middle Eastern Courtesy: Chef Silvena Rowe and The H Dubai Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe chose to share this amazing recipe from her cookbook Orient Express, specially for my blog readers. The salad looks very dramatic and vibrant, just like Silvena’s personality. It’s easy, uses the popular local spice Sumac and can easily be stirred … Read More Sumac Octopus with Pomegranate | Recipe From Celebrity Chef Silvena Rowe
Chicken Kabsa Category – Chicken/Main Course; Cuisine type – Arabic Courtesy: Asateer, Atlantis, The Palm Chicken Kabsa is a very popular dish in the Middle East. This special recipe has been shared by Chef Ali El Bourji, the Executive Oriental Chef of Asateer. For the printable recipes → Serves 8 persons Ingredients Whole Chicken – 2Kg Cardamom Green – 7gm Salt – 20gm White … Read More Chicken Kabsa | Recipe From Asateer, The Palm Atlantis
Ginger Lotus Sea Bass Category – Fish/Main Course; Cuisine type – Vietnamese Courtesy: BLUE JADE, Ritz Carlton, Jumeirah Ginger Lotus Sea Bass – where the Sea bass is cooked in Vietnamese Ginger Lemon Sauce, all the way wrapped in Lotus Leaf! Chef Ta Van takes us through a journey through the East, by picking up this dish, the recipe of which is passed on … Read More Ginger Lotus Sea Bass | Recipe From Blue Jade, Ritz Carlton
Date Gyōza (Japanese Dumpling) Category – Starters/Main Course; Cuisine type – Japanese Courtesy: ZUMA Gyōzas are Japanese versions of dumplings. ZUMA is known for its authentic but non-traditional take on Japanese food. Not surprising then, that these Date Gyōzas were created specially and added to the ZUMA menu during last Ramadan. For the printable recipes → Ingredients Spinach – 1kg Shallots – 10, finely chopped … Read More Date Gyōza (Japanese Dumpling) | Recipe From ZUMA