A Soupy Delight with Mustard Greens

Bidding farewell to winter for the year, let us relish on Lai Paata for the last time of the season with this delightful, nutritious and comforting soup. Greens are always in demand for good health and winter is a time when you get a lot of fresh alluring greens around you like spinach, lettuce or…

Vasant Panchami Special : Orange Flavoured Mishti Doi/Sweetened Yoghurt

Vasant Panchami or Shree Panchami festival is celebrated all over India with great fervour with some regional variations which mark the end of winter and the arrival of the spring season. In many regions across India, this day is devoted to the worship of goddess Saraswati, who is considered as the embodiment of knowledge and skills…

Coconut samosa…..a delectable savoury for the coconut lovers

When coconuts are piled up in your kitchen in plenty, especially after the festivals of Makar Sankranti, Navaratri or Deepawali and you are wondering what to do with them, it is not a bad idea to make a savoury snack out of the left over coconuts in order to get rid of the continued sugar…

Tekeli Pitha of Assam…..the savoury chapter

Wishing you a Happy Makar Sankranti /Bihu /Pongal /Uttarayan !! Makar Sankranti marks an end of the winter festivities that had started with the spirit of Christmas and has continued through the month. Makar Sankranti has vivid forms and flavours and are celebrated as festival of new harvest all over India during this time. It…

Vegetable stew……a must try in winter

With the arrival of winter local markets are flooded with attractive, colourful, tempting and healthy vegetables. You have a plenty options to choose from and you are just spoilt for choice. The prices go down reasonably and you just cannot stop and end up buying everything that is on offer. However, what will you do…

New Year Wishes with a sweet beginning

Wishing all my visitors & followers a wonderful year ahead…May the new year bring everything that you desire & dream for. This is a wonderful time when we all, throughout the world unite with the same zeal & enthusiasm to celebrate the advent of new year with new spirit, new hopes & aspirations. Let’s begin…

Pumpkin and corn soup…a wintery comfort

Winter calls for enjoying your evening snack time to the fullest. Delicious savories and soups are in the most wanted menu. Who doesn’t enjoy a hot and delicious bowl of soup in a chilling winter evening or night? Also, in some cultures around the world, soups are a must have before dinner, as an appetizer….

Steamed Lai paata parcels

A delicious,warm and fulfilling meal with your loved ones in the cosy comforts of home is just perfect to celebrate the chills of winter season. Winter brings with it a vast assortment of unique ingredients that are available or are enjoyable only during the season. Though almost all seasonal fruits and vegetables are now available…

Tomato Rice Bath with some added Bengali flavours

  Being from Eastern part of India, rice invariably has to be there in our meals. However, we have our own versions of rice dishes like Khichdi, Pulao, Biryani, fried Rice or sheddho bhaat (boiled rice) or we have other forms ideal for snacking like popped rice (khoi), puffed rice (muri), flattened rice (chura/poha) or broken…

A random Sunday Breakfast: Daliya Pulao with Raaita

As the festive season is on which means a lot of heavy and spicy food that takes a toll on your health. So, in between, give your digestive system some rest and stay healthy with this tasty treat so that you can gear up for the upcoming Diwali festival.  Here presenting you with something out…