Pancakes

I remember that my mother made this as breakfast when we were in a great hurry for school/college. This is sweet and can be made with the flavour that one wants. I prefer vanilla and so added vanilla essence. This is perfect when you are hungry and really can’t wait for the cake to bake.…

Tea Cake

The most easy to make cake that can be a perfect complement to the evening tea. This cake however contains some dry fruits and soft candies (petha/murabba) to give a delicious nutty and sweet taste in each bite. I baked this cake in my pressure cooker as always.

Jhal Muri

I can bet that one wouldn’t find a Bengali who has traveled by a local train in Bengal and haven’t tasted jhal muri. Spiced puffed rice with onion, coriander leaves, tomato, bengal grams, coconut, pickel oil, hot chillies and lot more. Something similar to bhel puri, but devoid of the sauce and crushed papri. I…

Mocha-r Chop

Mochar (banana flower) chop refers to the crispy golden cutlet made of banana flower. I had a hard time in Bangalore finding in finding a good mocha just the size wanted. Most of the mocha turned out to be bitter. It was my father who told me the trick to distinguish the bitter ones from…

Panthar mangsho-r jhol

Well.. I’m back again. Back to my busy city and corporate life after a break.  My much awaited and needed break. A trip back home to my parents. Refreshing and full of fun as always. Didn’t quite get chance to apply my hands in kitchen. Neither did I wanted to, to be honest. But did…