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Bengali style fish fry.

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Shukto

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Hilsa In Mustard Gravy

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Gambus Pil Pil

An easy prawn recipe with garlic flavour.

Kadai Chicken

Easy kadai chicken recipe for home cooking.

Chicken Roast

Chciken roast with butter tossedvegetables.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

This is a very yummy snacks recipe. First time I made for my daughter’s evening snacks and she liked it. Then I decided to make for one potluck party and there it was finished just like a hot cake. Not only kids’, elders also liked it. Then I decided to share in my blog. Most importantly it is very healthy and low calorie snacks because it is baked and made with lot of vegetables.
Actually “canapé” is a small piece of bread with some savory toppings, served with drinks at party. This is generally a cracker topped and a type of finger food.
bread canapes with mixed vegetablr
Mixed Vegetables Bread Canapes

Ingredients:

Bread slices – 12 pcs
Chopped onion – 1tbsp
Chopped tomato without seeds – 1 tbsp
Chopped capsicum – 1tbsp
Chopped carrot – 1 tbsp
Sweet corn – 1tbsp
Chopped parsley – 1tsp
Chilli flakes – 1tsp or as per taste
Black pepper powder – as per taste
Salt
Grated cheese – 4/5 tbsp
Butter – 1 tbsp
Tomato ketch up – 3tbsp
Oregano – ½ tsp
Black olives – 6/7 slices
Oil – for brushing
yummy snacks recipe with bread and mixed vegetables
Mixed Vegetables Bread Canapes

Recipe:

1.      Take a bowl and put butter, 1tbsp tomato ketch up and grated cheese 1 tbsp and mix together. This is the spread.
2.      Take another mixing bowl and put all chopped vegetables, parsley, chilli flakes, pepper powder, salt, oregano and mix well. This is the filling of canapés.
3.      Now cut the bread slices in round shape with the help of a sharp edge glass or bowl or cookie cutter if you have.
4.      Now take half of the slices and cut the middle of the piece in round shape with the help of a smaller cookie cutter or sharp edged bowl. This will look like donut or a disc with a whole.  
5.      So you will get six pairs from 12 bread slices. Each pair will have once round shaped slice and one donut or disc shaped slice.
6.      Take one bread slice and spread the ketchup – butter spread prepared earlier.
7.      Now keep one disc slice on the bread and put some filling in the middle of the disc. Just lightly press once with your palm from top otherwise there will be a chance to detach both slices.
8.      Make more 5 canapes like this way.
9.      On the top of the canapes put some grated cheese and place an olive slice.
10.  Now brush some oil on the edges of the bread.
11.  Bake them into 200c preheated oven for 8/10 minutes or till the breads turn golden.
12.  Serve hot.



Sunday, 24 September 2017

Mango Baked Yogurt, this in a dessert with mango flavor and made of curd. Everybody knows that “Mishti Doi” is a very famous Bengali dessert. But this baked yogurt and mishit doi is fully different. I am saying this because I heard many people saying that both are same, but making process and taste both are fully different. I hope all will enjoy this easy recipe. And the actual cooking time is only 40 seconds, so I guess one of the quickest dessert recipe you can think of. I believe my recipes are always very easy but tasty and this time I am sharing one of my very easy and yummy dessert recipe. Hope you all will love it.
According to ingredients the below recipe will be for 4 persons.
Preparation time 5 minutes and cooking time only 40 seconds.

Ingredients:

Hung curd – 1 cup
Condense milk – 1 cup
Cornflour – 1tbsp
Mango pulp – 2-3tbsp
Mint leaves – for garnish
mishti doi or baked yogurt with mango
Mango Baked Yogurt

Recipe:

1. Take a mixing bowl and add condense milk and hung curd.
2.  Mix it very well with a whisker.
3.  Add corn flour and mix, don’t allow to make a lump.
4.  Add mango pulp, here I had used canned mango pulp.
5.  Mix well and you should get a smooth texture.
6.  Now take an individual dessert bowl and for this quantity you should need 4 bowls.
     Pour the mixture and keep it in microwave. Switch on the oven in micro mode full power for 40 seconds.
8.  Open the microwave door and if you can see the bubbles in edges of the bowls that means your baked yogurt is ready and immediately take out from the oven.
9. Garnish with mint leaves.


Let me know how did it turn out at your end. If you like the recipe, please let me know through comment or share in social media.

Checkout my other dessert recipes by clicking here. You can find more Bengali dessert recipes here.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Kadhi is a combination of yogurt and gram flour, which is very popular side dish in western belt in India like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Punjab. I had spent few years in Maharashtra, so I was able to learn some Maharashtrian dish from my friends there. And this Kadhi recipe is one of them from the list. I found this dish very tasty and easy to make as well as healthy. Sometimes my little one refuses to eat yogurt, but she happily eats it as she likes Kadhi. So we both are happy. 

In Maharashtra I saw this is just a combination of yogurt and gram flour or besan. But in Punjab it is little different, they generally put pakoras (fritters) in kadhi. While making kadhi, the measurement of gram flour is very important. Do not put too much of besan, this will affect the taste. For the ingredients required for tempering, I did not mention measurement because this will depend on your taste.


Ingredients:

Yogurt – 125 gms
Gram flour / besan – 1 tbsp
Water – 125 ml
Turmeric powder – 1 pinch (optional)
Paprika powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
Salt
For tempering:
Mustard seeds – 1tsp
Cumin seeds – 1tsp
Chopped green chilli
Chopped coriander leaves
Curry leaves – 8/10
Dry red chilli – 2 pcs
Chopped onion – 1 tbsp
Chopped garlic – 1 tsp
Oil/ghee - 2 tbsp

Recipe:

First take a mixing bowl and mix yogurt, besan and water. Whisk then and add salt, turmeric powder and chilli powder. You can use electric blender for good result, I personally like to use this option. Blending mixture should be smooth, don’t allow it to form lump.
Now take a heavy bottom pan and pour this mixture and keep it in medium flame. Continuously stir it otherwise it will be stuck in the pan and also will start forming lump.
When it starts thickening or you see it starts bubbling, this means your curry is ready. Take it out from the flame and add some chopped coriander leaves.

Now 2nd step for tempering:
Take a pan and heat oil or ghee.
Put cumin and mustard seeds.
Allow them to crackers and add dry red chilli.
Wait a few moment and add curry leaves, chopped onion and garlic and sauté them.
Add chopped green chilli.
Just sauté it and when they will start to change colour take out from flame.
Immediately pour into Kadhi.
Your Kadhi is now ready. Serve hot with rice or roti.

Do not forget to let me know how it turns out at your end. Happy cooking.

Thursday, 24 August 2017


Murg Banjara….I think this is one of my most tasty recipe from lazy Sunday kitchen. But why this dish is called Banjara! Actually Banjara is a community, usually they are referred as a people who move from one place to another, instead of living in one place. We can found this community the northwestern belt of the Indian subcontinent and now spread all over the India.

Banjara art is rich and includes lots of performance arts like dance, folk music, rangoli and painting. Their culture is full of vibrancies. And this is the similarity with my dish, Chicken Banjara which is rich with spices.
If you want you can give a name but I like to call it Chicken Banjara.
In my website you can get one more banjara named recipe that is Chicken Banjara Kebab. Both are completely different, this one is with gravy what we called side dish and obviously kebab is a starter.

Ingredients:

Chicken – 600 gms
Chopped onion – 2 medium
Cherry tomato – 8-10 pcs
Capsicum – 1 medium
Saffron – 1 pinch
Kasuri methi (Dry fenugreek leaves) – 1 tbsp
Curd – 3 tbsp
Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Mace powder – ¼ tsp
Salt
Sugar – 1 pinch
Ghee – 2 tsp
White oil – 2 tbsp
Butter – 1 tsp
Bay leaf
Murg Banjara
Murg Banjara

Preparation:

Marinade the chicken with curd, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, mace powder and keep aside for half an hour.

Heat ghee and oil in a pan with bay leaf and chopped onion. Fry till golden.

Now add marinated chicken and mix it gently. Add one pinch of sugar and salt as per taste and mix it. Add little water and cover it till the chicken is cooked.

Heat butter in another pan and put capsicum and tomato. Here I used cherry tomato. If cherry tomato is not available, you can you use normal tomato. Toss it gently for only 1-2 minutes. Put this tossed vegetables in the chicken. Add saffron and kasuri methi and mix. Switch off the oven and keep it covered for 10-15 minutes.


Serve with pulau or paratha as you like.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Prawn is one of the most favourite non-veg item at our home. Though I do not normally cook with wine, this time I thought of trying out wine in prawn recipe. This turned out so yummy that I just can't wait to share with my friends. If any one one of you try, please do not forget to let me now how it turned out at your end.

Ingredients:

Medium size Prawn – 15 pcs
Chopped garlic – 1tbsp
Chopped onion – 1tbsp
Lemon zest – 1tsp
Chopped parsley – 2 tbsp
Red chilli flakes – 2tsp
Salt
Olive oil – 3tbsp
Cream – 2tbsp
White wine – ½ cup

yummy lemon garlic prawn easy recipe
Lemon Garlic Prawn

Recipe:

Clean the prawns very gently and devein it.
Now marinate the prawns with salt for 5 minutes.
Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan and fry the prawns.
When it starts to change the colour remove from the pan.
Add another 1tbsp oil in the pan and put garlics.
Just wait for getting aroma and add chopped onion and sauté it.
Add red chilli flakes.
Add white wine and keep it in high flame.
Add prawns and chopped parsley.
Add salt as per taste.
Add cream and keep it in medium flame.
Allow to boil and add lemon zest.
Now gently put the prawns and cook for two minutes. After 2 minutes take off the prawns from the pan otherwise they will be hard. Prawns need very less time to cook.
Allow the gravy to thicken like sauce.
Switch off the gas and pour gravy on the prawns. All the prawns should be covered with sauce.
Serve hot with rice, pasta whatever you like.

You can see my other prawn recipes also. Happy cooking J

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Zucchini Fritters is one of my daughter’s favorite snacks. She is always ready to eat it. And I am also ready to make this because this is very healthy, tasty as well as low calorie. It is really very easy to make with very few ingredients. If u r vegetarian u can avoid the egg. If you are not calorie conscious you can make it deep fried but as per my recipe it is pan-fried because me and my family like it.

Ingredients:

Zucchini -1 large
Chopped garlic – 1tsp
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Egg – 1
Black pepper – crushed
Corn flour _ 2 tbsp
All-purpose flour – 2 tbsp
Salt
Grated cheese – 2 tbsp
Herbs – as per your choice

Zucchini Fritters healthy evening snacks
Zucchini Fritters

Recipe:

Grate the zucchini first and keep in a large bowl with pinch of salt. Keep aside for 15/20 minutes.

Now squeeze out the water from zucchini with your palms.
In a mixing bowl put the zucchini and add an egg, salt, crushed pepper, chopped garlic, 1 tsp olive oil, any herbs and mix it.
Then add corn flour and all-purpose flour and make a dough, consistency like cookie dough.

Grease your pan with remaining oil and heat it. Take small portions of the batter and put it in the pan while giving a circular shape like fritters. Cook for 2/3 minutes. Then flip off and cook the other side.

Serve hot with mayonnaise or English mustard sauce.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Me and my family is in love with anything grilled - be it chicken, fish, broccoli or pineapple. Today I made grilled chicken in pan and prepared white sauce to spread over it. Along with this I made vegetables tossed in high flame to accompany with chicken. I also cooked spaghetti to make it a complete meal. Let me know if you like the recipe. Happy cooking J

Ingredients:

 Chicken breast – 250 gms
Spaghetti – 100 gms
Yogurt – ¾th cup
Chopped garlic – 1 ½ tbsp
Chilli flakes – 1 tsp
Herbs – as per your choice
Ginger- garlic paste
Flour – 1 tbsp
Milk – ½ cup
Black pepper (crushed)
Lemon juice – 1tsp
Salt
Carrot
Red and yellow bell pepper
Broccoli
Green beans
Zucchini
Black olives
Olive oil
grilled chicken made in pan with vegetables and spaghetti
Pan Grilled Chicken With Vegetables And Spaghetti

Recipe:

Marinate the chicken breast piece with salt, crushed black pepper, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Boil the spaghetti as per packet instruction and reserve the boiled water what you will get from spaghetti.
****Always reserve the water after boiling pasta. It enhances the taste if used in cooking.
Grease a nonstick pan and heat very well.
Cook one side of the chicken in high flame for 4 minutes, then flip off and cook the other side for same time.
Place your grilled chicken in a serving plate.

Now it’s time to make the sauce.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and put chopped garlic.
When you get the nice aroma from garlic switch off the gas and add herb (here I added fresh parsley), chilli flakes, salt, crushed black pepper and mix.
Then add yogurt and mix it well.
Your sauce is ready.
Just pour it in the grilled chicken.

In the grill pan, put the vegetables and toss it in high flame with herbs, salt and pepper.
After 2 minutes place it in serving plate.

Now make the spaghetti.
Heat oil in a pan and put chopped garlic and stir it.
Add 1tbsp flour and stir it occasionally.
Add the water that you reserved from spaghetti and continuously stir it, don’t allow to form lump.
Add spaghetti, salt, pepper and mix it very well.
Add cream and mix well in low flame.

Add chopped black olives and serve with grilled chicken.

Sunday, 11 June 2017

This wrap or roll whatever you can say, me and my husband is ready to eat any time. This is a Mediterranean food and is like one pot meal. One roll is normally enough for a meal.
Shawarma, doner kebab, durum, gyro are all same thing with very minor differences in how they are served. This is believed to be a Turkish way of making kebab which spread around different countries in Europe and Middle East and got different names. It is very interesting to know the history of this food and how it got different names in different countries based on their style of pronunciation and way of serving this. I found an interesting article in the following link:
https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-difference-between-gyros-shawarma-d%C3%B6ner-kebab

Doner is derived from the Turkish word “dön-mek” which means ‘spins’. That is why traditionally it is cooked in a rotisserie either vertically or horizontally.
At home, it is quite difficult to follow the original style of stacking up meat slices one above the other and then shred them as they are cooked in vertical cooking element. This is primarily served in pita bread, but I used wrap. So I followed a simple recipe as follows:
Chicken Shawarma -durum-doner kebab-chicken roll home recipe
Chicken Shawarma Wrap

For Doner Kebab

Ingredients:
Chicken minced – 200 gms
Garlic minced – 1 tsp
Ginger paste – ½ tsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Garam masala powder – ½ tsp
Cumin powder – 1tsp
Salt
Milk – 3 tbsp
Black pepper crushed
Chopped coriander leaves
Corn flour – 1 tbsp
Egg – 1 (optional)
Oil – 2 tbsp
Recipe:
Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients except milk, corn flour and oil.
Mix very well and now add milk and mix it.
Then add 1 tbsp oil and mix.
Now add corn flour as per your necessary to bind the dough.
For 1 hr keep aside this dough.
From this dough divide two portion and make 2 kebab because this proportion is for two wraps.
Grease the grill pan or whatever you have with remaining oil and grill the kebabs.
You can do in microwave.

 Garlic Sauce:

Ingredients:
Yogurt – 150 gms
Crushed garlic – 1 ½ tsp
Salt
Lemon juice – 1tsp
Water – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 1 pinch
Crushed black pepper
Recipe:
Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix very well.

 Salad:

 Here I have used tomato, cucumber, sliced onion, carrots and lots of lettuce.

For Roll

Ingredients:
Wrap
French fries
Recipe:
Take a wrap and sprinkle some sauce with spoon.
Cut the kebab into bite size and keep on the sauce,
Put some French fries and salad.
Again sprinkle some sauce and wrap it.


Your Shawarma Wrap or Durum is ready to eat.

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