Chocolate vanilla zebra cake

I’ve been trying to make this cake since a long time. The patterned white and brown strips not only look great but also tastes awesome. For making zebra cake, the consistency of the batter is very important. If the batter is thin, it’ll make a swirl cake, because the batter churns due to convection heating…

Stir fried garlic-y red amaranthus

“Stir fried garlic-y red amaranthus”… wow.. long and nice name. Basically it’s “laal notey shaak bhaja” as we know it in Bengali. This is a common Bengali recipe served with steamed rice, dal and vegetables . Laal notey shaak  is also quite popular in other parts of India and even in China.  Globally it’s known…

Khichudi aar Ilish maachh bhaja

It’s raining cats  and dogs outside. It’s common in Bangalore at this time of the year. It rains almost every evening. When I think of rainy evening dinner, the first thing that comes to my mind is khichudi or khichdi. Easy and hassle-free wholesome supper. And then, if you have Ilish (Hilsa) in your refrigerator,…

Dahi vada

Dahi vada is lentil fritters(vada) soaked in yogurt(dahi). It is very well-known in North as well as in South India. It is served as snacks or as main course sidie. What you need (for 8-10 dahi vada) Urad dal – 1 cup Yogurt (dahi) – 1 cup Refined oil – 1 cup (for frying fritters)…

Chhole and chhole chaat

I posted a question on Facebook last week, whether to make salad, bread pudding or dahi vada, chhole.  I got a diverse response. To summarize, make bread pudding, dahi vada and chhole. Bread pudding has already been made. I replaced chhole with chhole chaat or chana chaat. The next post would be dahi vada. Chhole…

Bread pudding

Turn your boring bread into a yummy dessert. Bread pudding. Wiki says “Bread pudding is a bread-based dessert popular in many countries’ , including England, France, Belgium, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Argentina, Louisiana Creole, and the southern United States. “ Bread pudding emerged in England in the 13th century. Usually it used to be a recycling recipe…