Tangra maachher jhol

It had been a long time, that I’ve posted a single post featuring bengali fish cuisine. Shame on me!! Well, to be true, I was too lazy to go to the supermarket to buy fish. So it had been almost  all vegetarian dishes in the past week. But now, no complaints. I went to the…

Cool summer salad with sprouts

Today is 30th March , 2011. The BIG DAY for all Indians and Pakistanis. It’s the Cricket World Cup Semifinal between the two cricketing rivals of the world. The country will stand still after mid-day. This is what someone wrote on the Facebook. “1 lakh for a 10k ticket, 17 lakh for a 10 second…

Three bean chili with mushroom

I never heard of this name before.  Three bean chili. Until a friend of mine, who’s on a visit to the US, sounded pretty excited about it. He suggested me two recipes to try out, one being this three bean chili. When I read through the recipe to make three bean chili, I found it…

Steamed mushroom dumplings

It’s just Wednesday and I’ve run out of useful stuffs to make any desirable dish. Poor planning and management. I know. But to make something out of hardly anything was the challenge. So lemme see what’s sitting in my refrigerator. A packet of button mushrooms, onions, chillies and a bunch of coriander. Well, I can…

Capsicum paneer

I wanted to make chilly paneer (Indian cottage cheese). But it turned out to be capsicum paneer. All because I was scared of making the curry too hot. It tasted good and was perfect with the phulkas that my sister made. Friday night demands something different from the other days. So we made phulkas, capsicum…

Doi potol

Potol is commonly known as the wax gourd or parwal to most of the people. I like wax gourd in every form. Be it fries, in curry or just boiled. I buy these not matter how costly they are in Bangalore. Wax gourds cooked in yogurt gravy seemed perfect for a lazy summer weekend lunch.…

Learning food photography

Recently I was reading through various articles to enhance  and improve my food photography. I feel that the food photographs that I upload are not good enough. I thought of buying a lot of crockery and accessories to get better photographs. But then I realized the problem is not single fold. Good looking props is…