Bottle Gourd With Moong lentils

Moong Dal With Lau Lentils are such versatile pulses that they can be cooked in so many variety of ways and are an essential part of a vegetarian diet. They also play a pivotal role being a staple in many Indian and bengali homes. This dish, my Bottle guord with Moong dal is one of…

Prawns In Mustard And Coconut Sauce/Narkel Chingri

Narkel Chingri is a quintessential Bengali dish with its roots deeply steeped in the regions culture, geography and natural resources. Prawns in a mustard and coconut sauce. There is an unspoken love of all things made with mustard and seafood for bengalis. An inherited love through cuisine.Just as mustard oil is the unsung hero off…

Chicken RaRa

Chicken Rara or Murgh Rara is a popular North Indian chicken curry wherein chicken is cooked in a thick curry and served spiced up with cardamom, yogurt and whole chillies in a lip-smacking chicken mince gravy. A proper restaurant style dish, it is best enjoyed with some hot phulka or plain boiled rice There are…

Spicy Tuna Mayo Medley

A week of delicious salads served by hubs! Each one delicious and prepared with detail! But the most memorable is an old time favourite that we so adore. Be it in wraps, baked potatoes, pita or sliced bread its simply delicious. It’s one I made often at work to enjoy with my colleagues at lunch…

Okra Do Pyaza

So the most common way in which you can cook okra in an Indian way is by sauteing it with some whole spice and ground spices.Sometimes I use fenugreek seeds to temper. It’s super simple and tastes great with rice or roti. Sometimes I change things up a bit make okra do pyaza. The literal translation…

Smoky Spicy Chicken Rice

Well you can’t have a chilli, spice and rice website without the occasional rice recipe!Here’s the Smoky, spicy chicken rice! This one pot rice cooker meal might just make you smile, a big fat contented smile. This is what I call comfort food, a bowl of rice studded with colourful veg, speckled with herbs and…

Cheesy Chilli Baked Beans Baguette

Two things I love together, baked beans and cheese and onion. One of my favourite lunchtime meals was always the cheese and onion pasty with lashings of beans over it. A good season of salt and pepper and I was always over the moon. So here’s my way of bringing those 2 components together to…

Lets Talk About Bombay Duck

Bombay duck, bummalo, bombil, and boomla is a species of lizardfish. Adults may reach a maximum length of 40 cm, but the usual size is around 25 cm. Ever heard of Bombay Duck? It isn’t a duck, but a fish; and it isn’t found in Bombay, but pretty much all along the Indian coastline. Then…

Flat Bean And Potato Fry/Shim Aloo Bhaji

Looking for a quick I dish to go with your menu? Flat bean and potato fry /Aloo shim bhaji! This is a brilliant vegetarian side using potatoes and flat beans. Other than the prep it’s the usual simple bhaji style dish popular in Bengali households. The ingredients are always extremely limited with very little cook…

Lemongrass And Coconut Chicken Curry

This ones a quick streamlined recipe done for my girls. Lemongrass and coconut curry. Pretty much done and dusted in 30 mins or less. No need to miss out on a good curry with tonnes of flavour! I used chicken thighs, you can use prawns, paneer or fish. Cooking times might vary but the taste…