Celeriac And Moong Dal Niramish

Celeriac and moong dal niramish!Not everybody likes celery, particularly if it’s raw. If you don’t like celery, you most likely won’t like celeriac either! Well I certainly don’t fit in that camp! Celeriac is one of those vegetables that is the mother of celery as I call it! I love the smell, the flavour and…

Piyaji Dal Lentils with Onion Temper

The simple Bengali dal adorns most Bengali tables, most days. Traditionally the dal is aways whisked smooth and the temper can vary…from whole seeds and spices or just fresh herbs and ingredients. I’m recovering from a shoulder operation. 10 days in, arm in sling, bored senseless so I cooked this dal today. Piyaji dal is…

Scrambled Egg Curry

I make no excuses for some of the curries I cook.The ever exploring and inquisitive mind of mine always seeks different methods in cooking. How to make the mundane standout, tweaking recipes, adapting curries, always seeking something different, something new. There’s nothing much new about this one, just a combination of 2 favorites.1st the Indian…

Caravan Chicken

Caravan chicken, a chicken curry using my simple spice kit I take with me everywhere and the usual produce available to everybody in our local supermarkets. Hubby and I spent a week recently off grid in a caravan nestled in the Welsh hills. It’s a beautiful hideaway, far from chaos, Covid and every day mayhem.It’s…

Bottle Gourd peel with potatoes and celeriac.

Bottle guord peeling with potatoes and celeriac. Why peels? My mum used to say that the dishes you make with trimmings and peels always taste better than the most extravagant ingredients.I have always agreed with her. She told me of an incident once during her annual stay with her siblings in India. A poor villager…

Dhuma Kara Murgi Ember Smoked Chicken

Today, I’m gonna share with you how to prepare a special dish, Dhuma Kara Chicken, smoked chicken curry. It is one of my favorite food recipes. For mine, I will make it a little bit unique and simpler. This will be really delicious. Smoked chicken curry is one of the most unique of current foods….

My Thai Fish Pie

Here I present my Thai fish pie! It’s a Thai inspired fish Pie, as the name infers. It came about because I wanted to inject some heat and spice into the white sauce which usually is green chillies but as I got thinking, I thought Thai paste for spice, coconut milk for the sauce and…

Puttanesca Via India To Italy

Puttanesca via India to Italy. This is my take on Puttanesca which will take you via India to Italy. My love for chillies and spice crosses over oceans. When we went to Rome, I missed spice so much that I asked for chilli flakes with all my meals. The one that I had nearly everyday…

White Cabbage With Frozen Mixed Veg

White Cabbage with frozen veg and Panch Puran Temper. A Bengali niramish dish. Bengali vegetable dishes are very different to the types of vegetable curries you will find around the Indian subcontinent. Most start with the five whole spice temper of Panch Puran. For more about Panch Puran read here Lets Talk About Panch Puran….

My Rustic Chicken

My Rustic Chicken This is a rustic dish. A simple dish. The key is the preparation method for the chicken. This is how spices were prepared and used in villages. Only here I’ve used a food processor rather than the traditional stone grinder used back home. Its called a Shil Batta/Nora. My shoulders are buggered…