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…

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…

Tikka Style Turkey Karahi

We had Turkey Crown roast at the weekend and as usual we have leftovers…deliberately! Thats to indulge in turkey pakoras or a curry! There’s nothing quite like using up leftover roast meats and in this case I used the roast turkey that we had at the weekend for lunch. There is nothing to say that…

Keski With Hyacinth Beans/ Shim Diye Keski Mach

Keski fish with hyacinth beans or Keski mach diye shim. Either way its the combination of 2 bengali favourites. The shim or hyacinth bean, a winter veg that is very popular and sought after due to its versatality. Hyacinth bean is a flat bean, 1 of many in India but savoured by bengalis. More about…