Mooli Paratha/Indian Flat Bread with Radish

It felt so nice when I came to know that two of my friends cooked meals from my blog for their guests over the weekend party, starting from appetizer to dessert! And my happiness doubled when they emailed me saying how much their guests enjoyed it, and how a 2 years old kid, who never liked cake, happened to ask for an extra serving of the Lemon Mint Cake . I would say, if a kid enjoys your food, it’s got to be good πŸ™‚


Today I am sharing with you a very simple dish, Mooli Paratha (Indian Flat Bread with Radish). I can’t believe myself I said the word ‘simple’ πŸ˜€ Well, there was a time when I used to make horrible parathas, they would either be hard like crispy tortillas or they would be soggy and not cooked and above all, they would never be round in shape. Well, I am still not an expert, just learning and getting better. Today’s Paratha recipe is with radish and I picked White Icicles Radish because of it’s pleasant, sweet and zesty flavor.

Ideally Parathas are made with ghee (clarified butter), but I made it with olive oil as I didn’t have ghee at home. continue reading »

Apple Grapefruit Cake

As a kid, I always used to wake up listening to Ma humming or singing some Bengali Song as she was cooking or dusting the house. And then came the time when my wake up alarm was no longer Ma’s sweet voice, rather it would be one of my favorite song or sometimes it would be some stupid ring tone (the tough Mondays when the favorite song was not enough to wake me up). But today we woke up with a loud noise of a car honking on it’s own!! Yeah.. it got all the attention and I can bet that the whole apartment woke up. It kind of gave me a headache, and I was in no mood to prepare lunch, thank god there was left overs from yesterday’s dinner πŸ™‚

Arvind had a team lunch, which meant that he was not coming home for lunch. I hate eating alone! The old Kankana probably would have turned on some girlie movie, took a huge packet of pop corn and spent the whole afternoon on the couch. The new (and improved) Kankana decided to change her crappy morning mood by baking a cake πŸ˜‰ Because I don’t bake too often, I usually don’t store much of baking ingredients. So decided to just make a simple apple cake with vanilla extract. Then I thought of adding a fresh grapefruit juice to make it little citric-y and I have to say, it made our day! πŸ™‚

I am sharing my yummy cake with Alicia for her event Simple Lives Thursday #28, Sandra for her event Cooking Thursday #4, Miz Helen for her event Full Plate Thursday, and Alison for her event Recipe Swap Thursday #22. How can a sweet dish miss a sweet dish event right? Thank you Lisa for the event Sweets for a Saturday #2

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Zucchini Fritters/Zucchini Pakoda

There was a time when I was least bothered of what’s cooking in the kitchen. Whatever Ma would serve me in the plate, I would just eat it cause it would be so tasty, and it was all that mattered to me. I would go in a restaurant and order something that sounded familiar and kept on wondering about the rest of the items. In fact I think that I always preferred menu with detail explanation and may be, a tiny picture of the dish πŸ˜‰Β  My friends would always ask me to stop eating with my eyes… πŸ˜€ but isn’t that important too?! continue reading »

Spaghetti Tortilla Soup

Most of you will definitely fall off from your chair when I say this: I never had Tortilla Soup! And it gets even worse.. I only heard of this soup about a week back… In my defense, the only thing I can say is that, in India, it’s not a common dish. Yeah.. yeah, there are many more such dishes which are not common in India, but I still tried them. How could I miss this ? I had Tortilla chips, Tortilla Wrap, Tortilla Pizza, but never thought you could dip it in soup too! continue reading »

Mac & Cheese Sandwich

Does it happen with you that you wake up hungry ?? It’s like you were dreaming of food and then you wake up with a voice which comes straight from your tummy asking for something yummy! Guess what .. it happens with me a lot and most of the time I know what I want to eat , but today was different.. I was craving for something yummy but I didn’t know what .. and I was really hungry which means I didn’t want to spend too much time preparing the dish. continue reading »