Aam Daal is a quintessential Bengali daal (lentil stew) prepared throughout the mango season. It's mildly sour from using the green mango and utterly comforting when paired with steamed white rice. It is most commonly prepared using red lentil (masoor daal) but you can use your choice of daal too.
Aromatic with the beautiful perfume of rosemary along with the nutty texture, this Rosemary Walnut Coffee Cake is a great summer cake that you must try. It’s a quick easy coffee cake that makes a round 8-inch cake.
A recent visit to the farmer’s market and I came home with three gorgeous bunches of garlic chives. These were tender, and I wanted to use it soon. After stir-frying some with potatoes, I made a big Garlic Chive frittata and enjoyed with some greens from the garden.
The best part of summer is that we get to enjoy the king of fruit in abundance. With that comes several mango desserts. Mango Kulfi or Mango Ice Cream is a must every year, and it’s the ultimate summer pleasure.
Bite size Choux Pastry filled with whipped mascarpone cheese and slices of fresh strawberries! These cream puffs are light, airy, and it is very easy to make. If you haven’t made cream puffs before, time to change that! 5 ingredients are all you need.
Protein packed Black Chickpea cooked with long grain basmati rice makes a quick hearty meal. Kala Chana Pulao is a popular Indian rice dish. I make it with loads of aromatic spices and then pair it with cool yogurt raita. On a busy day, dishes such as these come very handy.
Aloo Begun Jhol is a Bengali Vegetarian side dish that has no onion or garlic. It is very mild in the tummy and great for warm sunny days. With just three key ingredients and a tiny list of warm spices, this Aloo Begun Jhol comes together in about 30 minutes times. It pairs best with steamed white rice.
Quick and easy for any day sweet craving, this Eggless Chocolate Cake is a keeper! The recipe makes a small 6-inch bundt cake, but you can bake the same in a loaf pan or a round cake pan. No egg, no butter this 6-inch chocolate cake has delicate crumbs and taste absolutely delicious. A great easy cake idea to celebrate Mother's Day!
This Tomato Rosemary Focaccia bread is for your carb indulgence. It’s crispy on the outside, soft chewy inside and packed with robust flavor. I added cherry tomatoes, fresh rosemary and rosemary infused oil. Focaccia bread is great bread to enjoy with soup on the side, slice and use as sandwich or even with some cheese and wine.
Peyaj Mushuri Dal is a classic Bengali dal/dahl. It is mild on the tummy and gets a hint of sweetness from the caramelized onion. With just 5 INGREDIENTS, this masoor dal is a hearty starter to a Bengali meal. You can enjoy it like soup or pair it with some crispy fried veggies or fish and rice.
Homemade infused oil is easy and quite effortless to prepare. All it needs it fresh ingredients and a bit of time. One of my go to infused oil is this Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil. The Rosemary infused oil can be used in numerous ways, and it is a great way to add flavor instantly.
Aloo Paratha is a popular Indian breakfast option that we often enjoy for lunch or dinner. It is the ultimate comfort food and my go-to on days when I am out of ideas or too lazy to cook. All it needs is dough prepared with wheat flour, and mashed potatoes to fill in the paratha. You can go as creative as you like with the mashed potatoes and here I have shared three easy and our favorite aloo paratha stuffing.