Rasagulla

When in Kolkata, I used to often buy an earthen pot laden with 15 rasagullas on the way back home from work. The sweet shops usually prepare fresh rasagullas in the evening. Ma and I are huge fans of hot rasagullas and we would gulp down rasagullas as if there was no tomorrow. We would…

Paneer Pound Cake

Being in Bangalore during summer this year seems like a relief when I recollect last summer that we spent in Chennai. Kids’ were taken to the salon every month to chop all the hair off their head. We would make them wear smallest of chaddis (How we wished we could flaunt in a similar attire)…

Machher Matha Diye Bandhakopi – Cabbage Sabzi with Fish Head

When we have Fish served on our table, it’s Ma who gets to eat fish heads. Neither do I nor hubby eat fish heads. Ma is certainly expert at eating heads (pun intended, wink wink) So nowadays when we bring fish we generally preserve the heads in the freezer for use in side dishes like this or…

Moist Carrot Cake

I like trying out a new cake each time I bake and this time I picked up this Moist Carrot Cake from Nags’ Edible Garden. The picture of her cake frosted with cream cheese haunted me for days until I finally prepared it on one of those busy weekday nights. I chose to skip the frosting as…

Niramish Alur Dom – No Onion No Garlic

Like I said in my previous post, Koraishutir Kochuri and Alur Dom are match made in heaven. I have an Alur Dom recipe in my archive but this one right here is a Niramish version meaning sans Onion and Garlic. You wouldn’t know the absence of Onion or garlic and relish this delicacy during festivals. Ingredients:Baby potatoes…

Koraishutir Kochuri – Green Peas Stuffed, Fried Indian Bread

Green peas are abundantly available during the winter and at throwaway prices. Green peas Kachori is made in Bengali households during this season accompanied by Alur Dom. The combo is truly a match made in heaven. Relishing hot kochuris along with the classic potato side dish is truly a bliss that words fail to describe….

Pathrade Phodi – Fried Palak Pinwheels

Remember this Palak Pathrado I had posted sometime back? I had kept aside a couple of rolls and frozen it. After a couple of days, I simply removed them from the freezer, thawed, cut into thin pinwheels. (Cutting through was perhaps easy because they were frozen) Coat these pin wheels in semolina or rice flour and fry them….