A colourful weekend and Gajar Ka Halwa with Rabri Mousse and Shahi Tukda
This is an epic dessert fusion – Gajar ka Halwa with Rabri Mousse and Shahi Tukda. It's delicious and colourful like Holi for which it was made!
Farmers’ Market, Picnic in Krakow and a Kogel Mogel recipe
Our nine-days long Poland trip was packed and our initiation to Polish food was in Krakow. Here's a special Kogel Mogel recipe with seasonal fruits and a visit to the farmers' market and a community picnic in Krakow. Krakow is known as a historic city and it will soon be on the global map of gastronomy and a must-visit for all foodies!
Press The Freaking Publish Button with This Freaking Fish Biryani!
Hello – Happy New Year to all of you! I had the pleasure of meeting Gordon Ramsay in October last year and found the above quote of his very compelling, specially for the state of mind I am always in. I am telling myself to absolve the essence of the quote into each and every cell that I have in my body. Otherwise, I will be doling out explanations that I think I owe to my readers and and myself… how could I write more than 30,000 words across 60 articles in 2016, but not a single word for my blog? Or why could I post more than 530 posts…
Moong Daaler Payesh or Yellow Lentil Pudding | Autumnal Sunshine Of The Eternal Mind!
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ∼ George Eliot Images of Durga Pujo (the annual autumn festival for Bengalis worldwide when Goddess Durga descends upon earth and photobombs peoples’ selfies!) have started to flood across Facebook and its drilled in my head thousand times over which new dress or saree that my Bengali friends would be wearing on each of the days of the Pujo. That translates into 5 days of Pujo, 5×2 *belas* or times (mornings and afternoons) that they would be changing/wearing new clothes (that makes 10 new dresses…
Payesh or Rice Pudding For My Birthday | Power of Gratitude Messages
It is just 3 days past my birthday – and belated birthday wishes are still pouring in on Facebook. And I ain’t any celebrity. Social media makes you feel like one though – of course, if you choose it that way and keep your birth date visible in the settings. I chose to – because, face it… which other day would friends (as in all who are in the Facebook Friend list – close friends, good friends, foodie friends, family, school friends, college friends, ex-colleagues and casual acquaintances included) from all corners of the world, and from all walks of life, write to you. The first wishes started pouring in from…
Pudding of Love | Mum-In-Law’s Special Caramel Custard
Again a folder full of unpublished drafts – each draft vying for equal attention. How could this delicious wonder remained lying in the folder – all because Mum-in-law wasn’t sure about the proportions of this recipe. Like most recipes of hers. And like most mums of her generations. No ifs and buts, no guessing… the measurements have to be perfect. And hence, the perfect recipe for a perfect pudding, oozing out love – the motherly love. The love that went into the making of her epic pickles and the same love that went into the hours of standing and finally goading the neighborhood Phuchkawala for the recipe of the perfect…
Spicy Baby Potatoes or Aloor Dum – Kolkata Street Style!
Here's a finger licking post of Kolkata street style spicy Aloor Dum! The recipe is adapted from Dilipda, the legendary roadside vendor at Vivekananda Park in Kolkata. His Phuchkas are legendary, and so is his Aloor Dum. Enjoy recreating this roadside classic at home!
Countdown To 2015 | Mulled Wine Over Christmas
Merry Christmas! Here's an easy recipe of Svařák - Czech Mulled Wine. Mulled wine is a usually made with red wine (Port and claret being the traditional choices) along with various mulling spices and raisins. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and is served hot or warm. Non-alcoholic mulled drink can also be made with hot apple cider and juices.