This Grilled Nectarine Rosemary Iced Tea is an absolute summer pick-me-up, with just the right amount of sweetness and a striking balance of flavor. It’s so easy to make that once you get the hang of it, you will never go back to store bought iced tea. This perfumed Nectarine Iced Tea will leave you feeling sated and recharged!
This Fennel Roasted Strawberries with Labneh Crostini is one of those light summer appetizers that you could enjoy anytime of the year. The Labneh is creamy, mildly sweet from the strawberries and honey. You spread it on tiny crusty bread slices or use as a dip with crackers. It is even great with granola for breakfast.
Delicate, melting in mouth Milk Barfi is one of the easiest Indian dessert that would need just 15 minutes of your time or may be less. With just 4 key ingredients, this Indian dessert is loved by many and often prepared during festivals.
A Bengali meal often ends with a chutney, and we always prepare it with seasonal fruits and veggies. My all-time favorite has been this Bengali Tomato Chutney. You get the sweetness of the tomato and mild spiciness from whole fresh green chili. It typically served with rice, however some people like to enjoy it with crispy papadum.
Doi Mach is a traditional Bengali fish curry that has a yogurt based gravy. It tastes mildly tangy and the spices are subtle, which makes this dish so good for hot summer days. I have shared here a great trick that will avoid yogurt from curdling when added while cooking curries.
Don’t swirl it with a fork, instead, cut a slice and take a big bite. Spaghetti Pizza is fun pizza made with cooked spaghetti. A great way to use left over spaghetti. With pesto, fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes, it is a foolproof combination of ingredients that makes every bite of this spaghetti pizza quite a mouthful!
Soba noodles, tossed with thin strips of mango and cucumber, dressed in spicy chili soy vinaigrette! This Soba noodles Mango Salad makes for a great summer meal because it takes only a few minutes to prepare while giving you all the time to enjoy the season. And the best part is that it tastes delicious, warm or cold.
A good syrup comes handy on days when you want to boost your cocktail/mocktail game. It is great to even use on just a glass of water to add that subtle flavor and mild sweetness to stay hydrated. Rosemary Honey Simple Syrup has become my favorite syrup to stock up. The sweetness from honey and that woodsy aromatic flavor of rosemary can uplift any drink effortlessly.
Soft whole-wheat dough is stuffed with a mixture of spices, mashed potatoes and kale, rolled into a thin disk. It is then, charred on a hot skillet with some ghee or butter. Potato and Kale Stuffed Paratha is one of those carb-loaded meals that is best for breakfast so that you could burn off the calories during the day. But when the craving hits, you can’t really help it! And then, you see yourself enjoying it for dinner. Paired with some yogurt and spiced pickle, it’s such a comforting meal.
Creamy texture with a flavor packed tomato based gravy, this Chicken Keema Masala will soon become your go-to meal for every gathering. It is so easy and quick that you can count on it for busy days too. I have added a special spice in this Chicken Keema Masala that adds an amazing umami flavor to the dish. Watch the video to see how easy it is to prepare this minced meat chicken recipe.
Keeping my mango indulgence on, I have this amazing, lip-smacking and caramelized Kacha Aam Er Chutney. It’s a quintessential Bengali chutney, that you serve as a condiment to pair with spicy dishes. The Kacha Aam Er Chutney or cha-a-tni, as we like to call it, is freezer friendly, and I store for several months in a clean airtight glass container.
Creamy luscious with bites of cherry and walnuts in between, this Cherry Ice Cream is not a quick recipe, but it’s an incredibly easy one. I did use an ice cream machine to churn the ice cream, but it’s not a mandate at all.