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Heeng-wale aloo


A quick stir-fried potato dish for dinner. Especially when you are running short of time. Serves: 2-3 persons You Will Need: Boiled and cubed – 3-4 Oil – 2-3 teaspoons Heeng/Asafoetida – 1/4 teaspoon Bengali Panchphoron – 1/2 teaspoon (Instead of 5, I use a 4 spice mix – fennel, cumin, fenugreek and onion seeds) […]

Writing down yet another dalia (broken wheat) recipe that I need to make sure that I don’t forget Serves: 2-3 persons You Will Need: Dalia/Broken-Wheat – 2 cups Oil – 2-3 teaspoons Small sized paneer cubes – 1 cup Peas – 1/2 cup Basil leaves – 2-3 Bengali Panchphoron – 1/2 teaspoon (Instead of 5, […]

My lunch dilemma has now been amicably resolved. 😉 In the process I have also discovered this wonder food called broken wheat/dalia, which besides being full of healthy things is a wonderful substitute for rice. I try making variations of the popular dalia khichri mixing in different vegetables. Today however, I had a packet of […]

Yesterday, after another round of feeling yucky after the cafetaria lunch I had put out a request on Facebook to collect some lunch ideas. Generally, I used to pack roti+sabzi in two boxes for me and Sankarshan. Sankarshan has never preferred the idea of having rice for lunch on a working day (and I agree […]

Carrot Cake


Zainab had told me once that she uses Raagi as an alternative to all purpose flour for her cake recipes. Considering the fact that she is a marathon runner, one can safely assume that it is a healthier choice. This was my first experiment with this pinkish coloured flour and surprisingly it turned out quite […]

Ever since I discovered how the Convection mode works on my Microwave oven, every sunday evening I try to experiment with some kind of baking. The pictures from these experiments are generally posted on Facebook for general admiration and shameless plugs. 😀 So after some insistence, it seems fair enough to post the recipes and […]

Kosha Mangsho


I have had many variations of the kosha mangsho since childhood. It is a dry, spicy (not so spicy at my home) meat dish where the meat is cooked mostly in its own juices. There was no favourite version until I chanced upon the very famous ‘Golbarir Kosha Mangsho‘ at Oh!Calcutta.  Golbari at Shyambazar, Kolkata […]