Kesar Maggi Malpua (Infused with Cardamom & Saffron)

There are days, and then there are daaaayyyys that just don’t seem to end. And then when you stumble into bed at 3 am, your brain refuses to cooperate and let you sleep!! Strangely, this is also often the time when you might be hit with a sudden brainwave, an idea so brilliant that it…

Dragon Chicken

Lately, my life has gone from busy to ‘Ihavenotimetobreathehelpmeohgod’ kind of busy; meaning, time assigned to meals, extravagant meals, has dwindled considerably. Kitchen and cooking time has reduced to once-a-week-quickies, and one-pot meals are the rage. Not that I mind, but some days you just need to break the monotone and whip up a meal…

Kolkata Style Chilli Chicken

If you, like me, have been uninitiated to this gem until now, I suggest you change the situation ASAP. Because I have to tell you, you’re missing out on morsels of deliciousness. Having said that, Chilli Chicken doesn’t really have anything to do with the Chinese; neither does Hakka Noodle or Manchurian for that matter,…

Red Velvet Cake Truffles

It’s good to be busy, they said…it’s good to keep yourself on your toes, they said……What they didn’t say was that you’d catch the death of cold and get bamboozled for weeks after. In return, the backlog of work just keeps piling up under you’re dead and buried underneath. Of course, work can’t be shirked,…

Paneer Lababdar

I’ve been given many quizzical glances by Dad because of my love for Paneer. He says he can’t believe someone can love paneer so much that they’d want to eat it every day. Funnily, I do believe I can, even if I’m practically unable to, I sure would want to! 😀 Alas, in a Bengali household, it’s…

Cadbury Chocochef Challenge 2017

Hey guys!!! Happy Sunday, hope you all are having a great weekend! I’m still recovering from a nasty bout of flu, but today am here to share a bit of info with you all. Well it’s actually an invitation to participate in this year’s mega Cadbury CHOCOCHEF Contest, brought to you by Cadbury India. All…

Bread Bhalla (Holi Special)

Holi came and went, and my struggle to get this post up is still ongoing. Because my absolutely worthless broadband connection thinks it’s fun to disappear whenever it wants!!! Grrrr! Nevertheless, I’m only a day late and let me start by wishing everyone a Happy belated Holi, and hope that your lives are filled with…

Kesar-Elaichi Shrikhand (Flavoured Hung Yogurt)

Shrikhand is a….well, we’ll get to that later. First, let me begin by saying how good it feels to be back; not that I was gone, gone, but being horribly sick these past weeks has taken its toll. Most of all, on my cooking/blogging, because well, when you’re alternating between throwing up and wanting to…

Ragda Pattice (Ragda Patties)

Must have bored ya’ll with my stories of how I miss Mumbai countless times, no? Alas, this is one of those times when I’ll probably bore your socks off once more. Old habits die hard see? 😉 and my very Mumbai-soul craves for snacks and meals that remind me of my formative years in India’s…

Spicy Ravioli Hearts

I’ll be frank with you, it might make me sound like a hypocrite, but I’ll be frank…I don’t celebrate Valentine’s day! There, I said it…. I don’t like all the hullabaloo and fluff and I most certainly don’t like the mush, the reds, the hearts, the roses…and yet, here I am, with a dish as red…

Vanilla-Rosewater Pannacotta (with Strawberry Coulis)

Pannacotta, or Panna Cotta, is one of Italy’s simplest desserts, literally translated to ‘cooked cream’. The dish is smooth, creamy and rich, known for its trademark ‘wobble’ that gives a Pannacotta its signature stature. Of course, getting the perfect wobble has slayed many-a chefs, I’ve heard. Luckily, my attempts have been met with success so…

Subho Saraswati Pujo (Happy Vasant Panchami)

It’s been a few days since I had planned to blog this, but family commitments kept blogging at bay. So better late than never, and on with this post pending since last week, I say… 🙂 Spring is upon us and the country is waking up from its bout of chilly winters, onto a warmer…