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…

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…

Mutton Keema And Ribs With Ome Made Devils Arse Hot Curry Masala

I’ve been waiting for weeks to use this masala… Ome Made Devils Arse Hot Curry Masala. Thankyou for this amazing spice! Been a long time since I’ve used a curry blend that suits my palate without adding additional spices other than the turmeric and kashmiri chilli powder I added just for colour. I wanted to…

Crispy Spicy Okra

I can’t tell you how moorish these are!Crispy roasted Okra! Proper Crispy!They make such a welcome addition with drinks and the heat is optional! You can throw these in an airfryer and done in 15mins but as not everyone has one the oven is fine too! Just turn over and keep eye on them.I can…

Curried Ragu

You know how Italians have a pasta sauce, a bolegnese or ragu sauce, rich and intense, well here is my Bengali Style alternative. That’s because we love pasta too! I love a traditional ragu but I love spices. The two marry in my house.They are so loved up that what is created with this marriage…

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…