Motorshuti-r Kochuri

As a Bengali if you have not had motorshutir kochuri this winter, you have missed something really good. Of course, you can have reasons, rather excuses. It’s too oily; requires expertise to get the awesome taste and the “phulko kochuri”; requires time to peel the peas and make the stuffing. … I agree. But the end…

Nimki (Namakpare)

The period between Dashami and Kali puja is what Bengalis consider as Bijoya. Friends and acquaintances come visiting to greet and wish each other on this festive occasion.  Being a Bengali you wouldn’t be surprised if you see a plate of ‘Nimki’ and a bowl of ‘Ghugni’ served with love. Nimki and ghugni has become…

Pav Bhaji

My parents like all other responsible and health conscious parents kept us away from street foods. Undoubtedly my mouth salivated at the sight of these appealing dishes. The aroma and the expected taste beckoned me every time I passed by a street food stall. It was only at my grandmother’s place that my demands were…

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…

Mango salsa

Summer has almost given it’s stage to the monsoon. The heat (prickly heats as well :P) has vanished.Rains mop over the dirty and dusty earth. This reminds me that we may not get mangoes after a few days. Mangoes spread sweetness in the scorching summer. A sip of cool mango lassi or aam panna refreshes…

Corn flakes chaat

I hate milk. This phenomenon dates back to my childhood days. I’ve always dis-tasted milk. The reason being, my stomach is hyper-acidic  towards animal milk. I’ve tried other substitutes, like  the soya milk. But didn’t like it much. So, that proves that it’s not hyper-acidic stomach that keeps me away from milk but its my…

Pakora (Onion fritters)

A perfect start to a long weekend. Woke up early today unlike other days. Isn’t that unusual, today being a holiday? The reason, I was excited to watch the 10AM movie show. Yes, got ready and was off to the Multiplex before 9:30AM to watch “Rio 3D”. It was an awesome movie. People say “Rango”…