Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Paneer Do Pyaza

Hello Foodaholics!! Hope you'll are doing good and celebrating food everywhere. We foodies don't need any reason to celebrate food. Right? You give us any damn reason and we come up with innovative ideas to make our meal special for that day.

As we all know IPL season is going on in full swing in India, and we both are supporters of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR); though we have to get up at odd hours to see the matches but anything for you KKR! So, last week there was a match between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and obviously KKR won which gave us a big reason to celebrate.

And hence Paneer Do Pyaza and Garlic Naan (recipe here) to relish the flavors of this exotic dish. This is a very popular North Indian dish which is commonly served in restaurants. As the name itself specifies Paneer (Cottage Cheese)  Do (Twice) Pyaza (Onions). This recipe calls for using onions twice and in two different ways. How??? You'll get to know about it in the recipe:

Monday, April 30, 2018

Crab Curry

CRABS....."You cannot teach a crab to walk straight". 
Whenever we hear the word Crab, we can think of exotic dishes made from it but the real deal is in cleaning them. The thought of cleaning crab gives me goosebumps. It's so scary dealing with live crabs and this was the main reason I couldn't relish crab at home.

Whenever I visited our local Asian store I couldn't stop myself in gazing those live crabs. I never gathered the courage of handling them at home on my kitchen top. So whenever we thought of enjoying crabs we would go to some restaurants and dig a hole in our wallets (Mind you....eating crabs in restaurants is quite expensive). Of course I tried to search online and like always I got thousand of ideas on HOW TO CLEAN CRABS? But still I was not very confident about myself.

Finally, one day I saw huge KING CRAB LEGS lying down the display case in my nearby grocery store along with many seafoods. I couldn't stop my excitement and I shouted YES; NOW I CAN RELISH THEM AND MAKE SOME EXOTIC DISHES FROM CRAB AT HOME.

So, here I'm penning down our family's favorite Crab Curry recipe which we like to enjoy with steamed rice and salad. Hope you'll like it.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Chicken 65

Hello my foody peeps, hope you'll are doing good and enjoying spring and summer in your respective regions. Recently, I visited my home town Kolkata, India but before the summer would start showing it's temperament we returned to Boston, though it is spring here and the temperature is in single digit yet. 

Anyway, I have enjoyed lot of good Bengali food during my vacation and satisfied my craving for the Kolkata style street food but what to do YEH DIL MAANGE MORE!!!!! 

After getting over the jet lag, unpacking things and other chores finally I decided to work on  my blog which had gained a back seat in my life :( 

This time I decided to make Chicken 65: A popular hot, spicy and delicious South Indian Snack. There are numerous ways in which this scrumptious dish can be made; I tried few of them and finally settled on this recipe and trust me you don't need any other recipe after this.  

The origin of this dish is still unknown; there are number of theories associated with this recipe but who cares when you're a food enthusiast what matters for you the dish should satisfy your craving.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Rasgulla Pudding aka Rasgulla Payesh

 Hello the festival of Nolen Gur or Date Palm Jaggery is coming to an end let us all indulge ourselves in some of the delicacies prepared from Nolen Gur. The Harvest festival which is popularly known as "Makar Sankranti" in Hindi and "Poush Sankranti" in Bengali had just passed by and all the desserts prepared had Nolen Gur in them in some way or the other.
I have some recipes posted on my blog which are traditionally prepared by my Mom and Mom-in-law on the auspicious occasion of Poush Sankranti with Nolen Gur. You can click the link below to have a look:
This time I thought of making something which doesn't require that much of arm workout and well, it's scrumptious too. The recipe which I'm trying to pen down is Rasgulla Pudding. If some guests are coming your way don't worry you can prepare it instantly; you just need to have Rasgullas handy and you're sorted.

I prepared this recipe with some homemade Rasgullas. You can find the recipe here . So, let's get started:

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Gulab Jamun Cake......Let's celebrate New Year with some Fusion Food

Hello All, finally I'm back after an ultra long break and managed to get some time and jot down a recipe which is very close to my heart. I'm very fond of fusion dishes and I always find myself experimental with this type of cuisine. Fusion Cuisine doesn't fall under any particular cuisine style and has played a part in innovations of many contemporary restaurant cuisines since 1970's. 

It's really very innovative and at the same time challenging to fuse elements of different culinary traditions into one style of cooking. I usually try to experiment with some traditional dishes and give it a new look and feel. 

This time I tried to experiment with a basic Vanilla cake and Gulab Jamuns. When it comes to cakes you can have zillion of creative ideas. I did it with Gulab Jamuns this time. Yes, a Gulab Jamun sounds so Royal, isn't it?

You can make this scrumptious cake with store bought cake and gulab jamuns but I like to do everything from scratch so I made a basic Vanilla cake, mini gulab jamuns, buttercream frosting and finally assembled them.

So, let's get started: