Ember Smoked Chicken

You know sometimes when you want to have a restaurant style curry that has those nuances of smokiness and the lush thick gravy, forget all that palaver, you can make it yourself at home! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good restaurant curry, be it a take out or eating in sometimes, but it’s…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Sausage, Leek And Potato Bake

Serves 2/3 6 sausages of your choice1 chicken stock cube2 leeks, trimmed and sliced6 small potatoes1 onion sliced5 cloves of garlic minced1 tsp black pepper3 green chillies chopped1 tsp chilli flakesHandfull of fresh chopped flat parlseyWater3 tbsp oilSalt to taste Heat the oven at 180 deg. PREP: Peel and cut your potatoes into 1 inch…

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…