Christmas Dinner- Roast Chicken with gravy and chicken liver stuffing

Hubby wanted me to prepare a traditional Christmas meal this year and having never done that before, I was considerably terrified. Thanks to internet and my lovely friends, I got loads of helpful tips and it all turned out to be great😍 I made a roast chicken with stuffing and gravy(I wasn’t brave enough to…

My Intoxicating Christmas Rum cake!

This particular cake I am extremely fond of and even the thought of it, takes me straight down the memory lane. In high school, we had a catholic teacher named Mrs. David who used to take our Economics class. She was immensely loving and motherly. It was from her that we came to know of…

Queen of Indian desserts- The Royal Rasmalai!

Rasmalai is another popular Bengali dessert which consists of soft, spongy cottage cheese balls immersed in sweet, chilled thickened milk.  Instead of being soaked in sugar syrup like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is soaked in delicious, flavorful milk instead. For me, rasmalai is the ultimate and the best dessert in the world. I remember, during childhood, mum would sometimes purchase…

Alluring… sweet Bengali Rasgulla

Rasgullas are loved by one and all, and especially are very popular amongst kids. This traditional Bengali sweet consists of soft and spongy balls made of fresh paneer (home-made cheese) and dipped in sugary syrup. No oil or butter is used in making this beloved Indian dessert. The word ‘Rasgulla’ is derived from the hindi…

Mazeydaar Bharwa Karele (Stuffed bitter-melons)

‘Karela’ or bitter melon is probably the bitterest veggie on the face of this earth and that’s why many people dislike it but… it’s also one of the most beneficial ones for your health! I usually make a stir-fried version but this stuffed karela variation is a particular favourite of all in my family. Funnily, I…

Melt-in-the-mouth Lemon Sponge Cake

It was hubby’s b’day a couple of days ago and he especially demanded a lemon flavored cake this year. He is not at all a fan of cakes with icing and rather prefers flavorful sponge cakes that he can take along to the work in his lunch-box, to enjoy munching on in the afternoon after his…

Mumbai-special: Tasty Tomato Pilao

For many days, I was itching to try a new rice variation, other than your regular vegetable pilao, fried rice or the biryani ranges. I was scanning the internet for that perfect recipe all day and chanced upon this one about 10 minutes before I was supposed to kick-start dinner. When I read the recipe,…

Authentic Punjabi-style Baingan Bharta (A mashed eggplant delicacy)

Yet another punjabi favorite at our home, this dish in all its simplicity, excels in taste as well as flavor. Baingan ka bharta can be simply described as a mashed eggplant delicacy, made by roasting the eggplant directly over the flame and then cooked with an onion-tomato tempering and some simple spices. The most important step of…

Tangy, Green Coriander-Mint chutney

‘Hari chutney’ that literally means Green chutney, is something that you will always find in our refrigerator. Whenever me and ‘the husband’ go grocery shopping, it is an unsaid rule to grab coriander and mint bunches so that I can make a fresh batch of chutney the very next day. This green chutney is a staple…