Tag: traditional recipes
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 … Read More Moong Daaler Payesh or Yellow Lentil Pudding | Autumnal Sunshine Of The Eternal Mind!
Cooking is like love; it should be entered with abandon or not at all. ∼ Julia Child With abandon – that’s what makes the thought of Grandmas and their cooking so so special. Last afternoon I had the honour of judging the 7th Grandma’s Recipe Contest that was recently held in Mumtaz Mahal at the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa. A few months back … Read More Grandma’s Recipe Contest | Digging Out Recipes From Family Heirloom
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 … Read More Payesh or Rice Pudding For My Birthday | Power of Gratitude Messages
Eid Mubarak and Shubho Bijoya to all of you! Born a Hindu and brought up embracing all faiths, I am always amazed to find how different festivals from different faiths almost always coincide with each other – as if underlining my belief that we are ultimately bound by only one faith – that of humanity. It is all destined. Much like how my feature … Read More Bhapa Mishti Doi and A Food Safari of Bengal | BBC GoodFood ME
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
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
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
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