Paneer, Peas And Spinach With OmeMade Balti Curry Masala

It was one of those days. I cooked prawns then liver for me and hubby then the guilt got me so I cooked paneer for my youngest. Paneer, peas and spinach with OmeMade Balti Curry Masala!Unfortunately I forgot to take pics half way through cooking! My apologies for that but hope the missing visuals won’t…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Okra Stirfry Dharosh Bhaji

Here’s something mighty easy…Dharosh bhaji or Okra fry. These little beauties are also called Dhyarosh in Bengali and known as bhindi or ladies fingers because of their delicate and dainty design. A bit more on Dharosh and other veg can be found here Lets Talk about Indian Vegetables – and Tips Okra has a sweet,…

Potatoes with Moong Dal And Dill/Sholpa Diye Aloo Moong Niramish

INGREDIENTS: 5 small to medium potatoes 2 bay leaves3 tablespoons moong soaked½ cup dill finely chopped stems separate2 whole dry red chilies1 tsp panch puran1/2 teaspoon turmeric1 tsp lemon juicesalt to taste2 tbsp oil3 green chillies slit2 tbsp ghee For Temper:This is optional but I like the fragrant aroma it imparts to the dish. 1 tbsp oil1/2 tsp panch puran METHOD: Soak 3 tablespoons of moong daal in hot…

Al Noor Chicken

Al Noor Chicken, today with potatoes and spinach. That’s what I call it, simply as a tribute to the Bassar brand I use in this curry. It doesn’t matter whether there are potatoes or spinach in it, whether it’s just potatoes or just spinach or green peppers, it just always simply tastes delicious. It’s one…

Keski With Mooli / Mula Diye Keski Mach

Keski fish with Mooli or Mula diye keski mach. Either way its the combination of 2 bengali favourites. The mooli/daikon a winter veg that is very popular and sought after due to its versatality. Mooli is one of many in India but savoured by more by bengalis. More about mooli and other bengali veg here…