Indo-Chinese noodles

This dish makes an appearance atleast once in a month on our table. Abbas and I both don’t eat rotis or chapathis for lunch or dinner. For rice patrons like us, absence of rice means an incomplete meal. But when we crave for a change once in a while, we go for Noodles. Kids love…

Prawn Biriyani

My Amma made two versions of Prawn biriyani – Red and Green. As soon as Annu (dad) would get fresh prawns, we would vote for Green or Red. Irrespective of the colour, both tasted heavenly. I don’t remember the recipe for Green version but Red is the easiest with minimal ingredients and simple cooking procedure.┬áThis…

Paan Polo alias Neer Dosa alias Coconut Dosa

I like my Dosas ‘Size 0’ in thickness, crisp and fiery hot right off the tawa. Post marriage, my in-laws wanted to try out Nayi Naveli South Indian Bahu’s ‘Dhosha’ (thats how Bengalis pronounce it and I scream in my mind on hearing the mis-pronunciation. One of the reasons why I always knew my kids’…

Grilled Chicken

Having full chicken translates to ‘celebration’ for me. When in Chennai, I worked in Ascendas Tech Park. We were a gang of 5 people who named us ‘Foodie group’. I was the only one lady among a bunch of men. We would daily taste different dishes from different outlets. There came a time when we…

Apple Crumble

Joining Sweet Punch was one of the best decisions of my life! Coz I have been on a baking spree ever since. I feel ecstatic realizing the fact that I have been baking goodies whose names I hadn’t remotely heard of in my life. We IT employees are always at the edge of a sword…

Shorshe Ilish – Hilsa fish in mustard sauce

Hilsa is an integral part of a Bong’s existence. Wikipedia says “In many Hindu Bengali families two Hilsa fishes (Joda Ilish) are bought on special auspicious days, like some pujas. It is considered auspicious to buy two Hilsa fishes on the day of Saraswati Puja, which takes place in the beginning of Spring and also…