Dal Tadka is one of the most common Indian lentil stew. It is available in almost all Indian restaurants. Lentil stew is consumed on a daily basis in every Indian household. And it switches from light lentil soup in summer to rich and thick ghee laden Tadka dal in winter.
Tetor Daal – daal is a light lentil stew with a hint of bitter taste from using bitter gours. It is a quintessential Bengali dish, most commonly prepared during summer months. Bitter gourd is known to cleanse your palate and soothe your tummy, which makes this stew ideal for a detox diet.
This delicious, perfectly crispy Garlic Bread is prepared with roasted garlic. Roasting the garlic gives a subtle sweet taste and removes the raw pungent flavor of garlic. While there are various different ways to make garlic bread, this is a fast method which you prepare using a prebakes bread.
I am obsessed with good condiments, especially if prepared at home. This Chili Oil is flavor packed with gorgeous red hue, takes about 10 minutes to prepare, and it's utterly delicious!
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.
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.
Do you know you can make Pesto with any greens? If you have restricted yourself to just basil, then move away from that and consider any greens you can fine. Homemade Pesto is one of the best green condiment that I always stock up for quick meal on busy days.
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.
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.
Jumbo size shrimp sautéed in onion, tomato along with some aromatic earthy spices, this Masala Shrimp could be on your weeknight menu. We paired it with nuts and raisin rice pilaf, but this can be equally tasty with paratha or roti.
Pesto Pull-Apart Bread is one of our favourite fun bread! No slicing needed, just pull apart and enjoy with your choice of dipping sauce or soup. The texture of the bread is soft and just perfect!
Cauliflower Soup is a sublime silky soup that I can go for all year round and not just on cold days. Sometimes, I roast the cauliflower, and somedays I let it slow simmer with few herbs and spices. To make it extra special, I drizzle the soup with brown butter crispy sage.