Simple Chocolate Cake

Simple home baked cakes doesn’t need any occasion. Just whisk up the ingredients and wait for the kitchen to fill up with the aroma of the perfectly baking cake. And ahh the smell when you open the oven. Bliss !!! But this simple cake used to be a great occasional affair when we were kids.…

Paneer Bhapa

Ganesh chaturthi was celebrated with full fervor and euphoria in our residential community last week. Among the various cultural and engaging activities for the residents, the cooking competition made my ponder. The challenge was “sattvic recipes”.  Which meant no fish cutlets, no chicken kebabs, no deviled eggs. In fact no garlic and onion. …..Should I participate…

Chingri shorshey posto

Apart from the age old debate over Mohanbagan or East Bengal, Chingri (prawn) or Ilish (Hilsa), there’s one more important distinct difference in the culinary culture of Ghoti and Bangal: the use of mustard and poppy seeds. While Ghoti recipes boast about its poppy seed usage, Bangal recipes have the zing of the mustard pungency. With…