Chilli Fry Morich Bhaja

Everyone who knows me understands my love for chillies and I mean really hot chilis, the superhot’s like the Carolina repears, Moruga scorpions and all hot pods alike. I love growing my own superhot’s, it’s a passion, a hobby, a thrill and I love making hot sauces, relishes, fermented sauces and using them in curries….

Celeriac And Moong Dal Niramish

Celeriac and moong dal niramish!Not everybody likes celery, particularly if it’s raw. If you don’t like celery, you most likely won’t like celeriac either! Well I certainly don’t fit in that camp! Celeriac is one of those vegetables that is the mother of celery as I call it! I love the smell, the flavour and…

Bottle Gourd peel with potatoes and celeriac.

Bottle guord peeling with potatoes and celeriac. Why peels? My mum used to say that the dishes you make with trimmings and peels always taste better than the most extravagant ingredients.I have always agreed with her. She told me of an incident once during her annual stay with her siblings in India. A poor villager…

White Cabbage With Frozen Mixed Veg

White Cabbage with frozen veg and Panch Puran Temper. A Bengali niramish dish. Bengali vegetable dishes are very different to the types of vegetable curries you will find around the Indian subcontinent. Most start with the five whole spice temper of Panch Puran. For more about Panch Puran read here Lets Talk About Panch Puran….

Dolma-desi Curried Mince And Rice Vine Rolls

Dolma desi- curried mince and rice rolls wrapped in vine leaves in a lightly spiced tomato sauce. Dolma-desi my twist on the classic Dolmades incorporating Indian spices and flavouring! This is a labour intensive recipe and does require a little time and prep however it can also be made easier by prepping things in stages….

White Globe Turnips With Toor Lentils/Shalgom Diye Toor Dal

I love turnips! Shalgom as we call turnips were off putting for me as a kid as I did not like the earthy flavour but as I learned to cook I have a new love and respect for this vegetable which frequents my fridge! Turnips. The often forgotten sibling of its more esteemed family members,…

Sweet Pointed Chilli And Roast Potato Curry

We had some roast potatoes left over from a gravy dinner and chucking them just did not bode right with me. I also had a packet of sweet pointed chilli that I had purchased to stuff which I hadn’t quite got round to doing either! So I decided I would do a chilli and potato…

Taro Stolon With Desiccated Coconut. Narkel Diye Kochur Loti

Here’s a twist on the classic taro stolon, what we Bengalis call Kochur loti.This particular Bengali vegetable is rather odd in that it is the root of a plant which is eaten in its entirety. Bengali people are very fond of kochu. They eat its leaves, stem, root, stolons everything.We call this Kochur Loti in…

Kale And Mooli Sabji

Here’s a splendid dish, kale and mooli sabji. Sabji simply means vegetable dish. Going away for couple days means sorting and clearing out the fridge. My girls wouldn’t know what to do with some of the traditional vegetables. I found a mooli and bag of kale which I thought yes a sabji will work for…