Fish Curry in Bengali Style

I very rarely cook Bengali Cuisines, not because I don’t like it ( I actually miss it 🙁 ) .. but because I suck at it .. most of the time!  When I was a kid and had every opportunity to learn Bengali cuisines from Mom, I was hanging out with my friends and shopping !! :D. I didn’t even know how to boil an egg .. can you believe this !! Somehow my Mom was never worried about all these things, she used to always tell my Dad that when the right time comes I will learn on my own. And then finally the time did come and I started cooking ( lot of disaster dishes happened in the process .. will share some other time 😉 ) …sounds like a big achievement huh !! continue reading »

Penne Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

I clearly remember when I started eating Pasta, it was not that long ago, I guess 4 years !! So, it was one such evening  when I had called Arvind for dinner; he was my BF then,  and wanted to make something special and different ( you know the common saying ‘ the way to Man’s heart is through his stomach’ ) I think I wanted to implement that 😉 That’s when I had made my first Pasta attempt , searched all over the net for something that looked simple and easy. If you know me, you will also know that I cannot follow recipe point by point. So after doing research for an hour or so , I decided to make something very simple with just onions and cilantro and lots of cheese .. dipped  in cheese, and it worked .. he loves cheese ( I did my homework 😉 ) . continue reading »

Creamy Cheese Stuffed Portobello

When I wake up on a Sunday morning and see the sun rays peeping through my window blinds, it makes my Sunday complete! I am an absolute lazy bum on this day of the week; wake up late, take long hours to finish my first cup of ginger tea, watch TV ( a nice romantic/drama movie would be my choice and Arvind would like to pick some Sci-fi/action… finally watching something that we both like ! ) a plain simple lunch in the couch. Back at home we had this ritual that Dad would cook our Sunday lunch and he used to do a good job most of time .. although he used to cook only chicken. May be I should start the same ritual .. Arvind will cook Sunday lunch .. have to hold on to that good great thought ! 😉 continue reading »

Coconut Filling Patishapta

Is this how it happens ? You do it every day and then you suddenly realize you are addicted to it. Oh!! I am not addicted to anything bad .. it’s just Facebook… can’t be that bad .. right ? Wrong! It’s like my morning news paper with a hot cup of tea .. crazy .. huh! So like every day I logged in to Facebook with a cup of hot ginger tea and I notice that all my friends are wishing Happy Sankranti , Happy Pongal, Bihu etc etc and that’s when it struck me’s 14th January, a day celebrated in almost all part of India with different names but similar rituals, a major Harvest Festival. continue reading »

Tangy Spicy Paneer

Remember the nursery rhyme that goes, “Little Miss Muffet, Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curds and whey…”? Guess what she was eating cottage cheese ! 🙂 In fact, a little known fact about cottage cheese is that’s how it got it’s name. It was named “Cottage Cheese” because it was made in cottages, which are small country houses. That was my lesson for the day ! continue reading »