I am ending the week with some smooth Salted Caramel Panna Cotta. Panna Cotta is one of my go to dessert! It’s uncomplicated to prepare and you can play with as many essences as you liked. It does take some time to set so you certainly need to plan in advance. I had a small jar of salted caramel that needed to be used and Panna Cotta was the first thing that came in my mind. Glossy, smooth, wobbly and yet holding its shape flawlessly. It’s an indulgence you will love.
Delicate zucchini blossoms stuffed with a mix of white poppy seeds and creamy coconut. It’s then dipped in a light batter and fried to crispy. The filling for this stuffed zucchini blossoms might sound a little unusual unless you grew up eating Bengali food and then you will find the connection. It’s amazing when served with warm steamed white rice. But it can make a lovely appetizer too, served with drinks to wash it down.
A very light Bengali fish curry, that doesn’t call for onion or tomato. Just potato, eggplant and few mild spices is all it needs to prepare this Macher Jhol Aloo Begun Diye. Macher Jhol translates to fish curry, aloo means potato and Begun is eggplant. This simple light variety of Bengali fish curry is one of my absolute favorite. We also add dried lentil dumplings (daler bodi) which brings an earthy flavor to the dish. Paired with rice, it’s a great summertime meal.
Call it Mattha, Chaas or Spiced Buttermilk, this yogurt baked spiced beverage is a classic Indian summer drink. Couple spices and fresh herbs blended with yogurt and water makes this thirst quencher. It is a great way to stay hydrated.
These Eggless Burger Buns are soft and fluffy with delicate crumbs. Homemade burger buns are the best and with summer vacation I will be baking these quite often. In this recipe and the video, I have mentioned details on how you can make these buns with very little amount of yeast. Yeast is a rare commodity these days and so you need to make it last longer.
The taste of chocolaty Nutella with the sweet and soft banana gives a lovely crumb to this Banana Nutela Cake. This definitely is a guilt free chocolate indulgence for breakfast or dessert. The Banana Nutella Cake is also loaded with some walnuts for that crunchy bite in between.
Make you stay home/quarantine meal situation easy and fun with this quick Baked Eggs that I have shown 3 different ways to flavor up. You don’t have to restrict to it, and this will give you an idea how to treat baked eggs as a lovely blank canvas. Needs few key ingredients, about 5 minutes of prep time and 15 to 17 minutes of baking time.
I have a long list of favorite Indian breakfast and Sooji Halwa tops the list especially if served with some Khasta Ajwain Poori (recipe coming soon). Sooji Halwa is also referred to as sheera and is a famous Indian pudding prepared withsemolina. Sooji is semolina and Halwa is sweet porridge or pudding. It’s prepared all over India and has several different names. Rava Halwa, Kesari Bhath, Sajjige and Shujir Payeshare few of those names I am familiar with.
Gnochhi is a variety of pasta that consists of dough dumplings and the dough can be prepared with several things, like semolina, cheese, flour and potatoes. Potato gnocchi is the most popular variety and if made properly it’s a treat to your palate. Today I am sharing with you a detailed video and key steps on how to make fluffy potato gnocchi with 9 tips.