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30 August, 2017

Fish kabiraji cutlet recipe

Fish kabiraji cutlet recipe
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Share This: If you are from Kolkata,the fish Kobiraji cutlet will definitely hold a special place in your heart.It is a recipe which is from the British era when Kolkata used to be a Winter capital of India  and derived from the English coverage cutlet recipe.The boneless fish or chicken fillets are covered with a
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28 August, 2017

Coconut mochi balls

Coconut mochi balls
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Share This: Mochi is a sweet Japanese rice cake popular all over the world.It is made from the glutinous rice flour “Mochiko”.This rice cake can be found in various shapes flavored or stuffed.The texture will be soft and chewy ,with the stuffing filling your mouth with tempting  flavors in each bite.The flavors can be from
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25 August, 2017

Tita diye dal (Lentils with bitter gourd)

Tita diye dal (Lentils with bitter gourd)
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Share This: I was in love with this dal (Lentils) served with steamed rice since my childhood in Kolkata .This is a recipe cooked by the “Bangals” whose ancestors hail from East bengal ,from undivided Bengal era.The Bengali’s are divided into these two groups “Ghoti” and “Bangal” owing to the origin of their ancestors having
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20 August, 2017

Mumbai restaurant review|Brunch at NRI(Not Really Indian)-Novel,Refreshing delicious and Innovative dishes

Mumbai restaurant review|Brunch at  NRI(Not Really Indian)-Novel,Refreshing delicious and Innovative dishes
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Share This:   NRI is a creation of Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar. The restaurant focuses on serving innovative fusion dishes which include preparations from the kitchens around the world with an Indian twist and also some popular Indian dishes which has travelled abroad with the NRIs. On 13th August I was invited by the FBAI
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12 August, 2017

Vegan chocolate chip healthy cupcakes

Vegan chocolate chip healthy cupcakes
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Share This: These are moist and droolicious chocolate cakes full of chocolate flavor and health.They are egg-less and dairy free and even sugar free.I have used honey instead.They look divine and I bet that you cannot stop eating at one.The lemon juice ,baking soda and olive oil are imulsified together to  form a frothy mixture
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10 August, 2017

Vegan Carrot Coconut Healthy Muffins

Vegan Carrot  Coconut Healthy Muffins
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Share This: These are eggless dairy free muffins  which  can be prepared quickly when you are in need of breakfast or  tea time snacks.Always wanted to develop a recipe of  delicious  whole wheat muffins without dairy and eggs and after days of trial with the texture finally could get the exact ratio of the ingredients
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1 August, 2017

Machher kalojire jhol(Fish curry with nigella seeds)

Machher kalojire jhol(Fish curry with nigella seeds)
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Share This: This may be one of the simplest fish curry recipe you have come across  as well as an extra ordinary one.It is also highly customizable and you can add your favorite ingredients creating amazing range of varieties.I had learnt this dish after my marriage ,watching  my mother in law cooking ,as it seemed
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30 July, 2017

Mixed fruit crumble recipe

Mixed fruit crumble recipe
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Share This: I had a lot of fruits in my refrigerator unused and I decided to make this quick and delicious dessert from it.My advice to you will be, that do not make it when you are the only person at home otherwise you end up eating this whole thing as it is quite irresistible.You
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25 July, 2017

10 Must Eat Food In Hong Kong

10 Must Eat Food In Hong Kong
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Share This: Hongkong is a foodies paradise .This small island with a spectacular skyline is a must visit for  for the dream park “Disneyland” and exotic fresh and delicious food.Though at times vegetarians may get disappointed  in spite of abundance of greens and colorful vegetables in the Hongkong market.The restaurants and street food joints mostly
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5 July, 2017

Bengali fish curry with cauliflower

Bengali fish curry with cauliflower
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Share This: I am delighted if sometimes get a chance to visit  Kolkata during the Winter season. Kolkata ,earlier known as Calcutta is the capital of Bengal which is a state in North Eastern part of India.Since my marriage I  have the chance to visit the city of joy only once a year,and that may
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30 June, 2017

How to make homemade ghee from milk

How to make homemade ghee from milk
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I felt the need to prepare ghee from scratch at home after the birth of my daughter .She was so  delicate  and I did not want to give her anything from outside.When she started her rice meals,I felt the need of adding a tsp of this traditional aromatic liquid to make her food special.But clarified
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27 June, 2017

Mumbai restaurant review|What’s For Dinner?Apples at Theory

Mumbai restaurant review|What’s For Dinner?Apples at Theory
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‘An Apple a day keeps the doctor away‘ ,a phrase which was quoted in the 20th century and became very popular due to the fact that it has some truth embedded in it .Apple  is one of  the most nutritious fruit around with varied nutritional benefits. It can add natural sweetness to your food and
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19 June, 2017

Fresh Lemon grass coconut milk crusher drink

Fresh Lemon grass coconut milk crusher drink
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Share This: Lemon grass has several medicinal benefits which ranges from controlling blood pressure ,aid in digestion ,detoxification due to the presence of antioxidants,healing congestion etc.It also has a mention in ancient Indian ayurveda.Altogether a healthy alternative,exciting combination and intriguing drink ,you will love (149)

9 June, 2017

How to make tiramisu without ladyfingers(Tiramisu with rusk)

How to make tiramisu without ladyfingers(Tiramisu with rusk)
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Share This: Tiramisu is a popular rich Italian dessert which has spread its footprints in the renowned restaurant kitchens all over the world .It is elegant ,decadent and layered no bake dessert filled with mascarpone cheese,eggs,wine,cream,coffee and chocolate etc.The crust is made by soaking ladyfinger cookies in coffee.Coffee is the predominant flavour of tiramisu. Ladyfingers
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7 June, 2017

Recipe for healthy chocolate cake

Recipe for healthy chocolate cake
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Share This: I always want to have my desserts guilt free and I also want my friends and relalatives to consume them free from the scare of getting high cholesterol and sugar and  gaining weight from the dessert. Ragi is a crop which is widely grown in Asian countries and Africa. Ragi flour is a
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2 June, 2017

Bengali plastic papaya chutney recipe with raw papaya

Bengali plastic papaya chutney recipe with raw papaya
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Share This: Pretty,beautiful ,elegant and unique!! ,No I am not talking about any beautiful lady but this dish, which will mesmerize you with its charm and deliciousness.We call it “chutney” in Bengali which is homophonous to the other  spicy chutneys which are popular in India but it is actually a dessert  ,without which food in
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28 May, 2017

Recipe for chicken fricasee

Recipe for chicken fricasee
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Share This: Calcutta as a city never ceases to amaze me with its rich history  and beautiful people .When I shifted to Mumbai ,I would miss its crowd ,club culture,helpful people on the street who are ready to spare time for the citizens besides their erratic schedule,where every hefty argument over coffee table must revolve around
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18 May, 2017

Minced chicken with raw papaya

Minced chicken with raw papaya
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Share This: Raw papaya is one favorite ingredient among Bong community and why not! it is extremely nutritious and healthy .Besides having the property of easily digesting the fibers in vegetables and meat due to the presence of papain ,it also helps to retain the skin glow and ageless beauty. Raw papaya has a neutral
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14 May, 2017

Waffle pancake recipe-mothers day breakfast ideas

Waffle pancake recipe-mothers day breakfast ideas
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Share This: This mother’s day ,I wanted to try waffles but  don’t have an waffle maker,so tried cooking up the batter in a sandwich griller. I was successful.Only it was lacking this honey comb grid as my griller has striped grooves .One could give  a little more time to the batter in the iron griller for
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14 April, 2017

Chocolate melon mousse|chocolate mousse with fruit

Chocolate melon mousse|chocolate mousse with fruit
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Share This: This is  a creative dessert which you can prepare at home if you  are in love with musk melon.The whole dish has the bitter sweet chocolaty feel good taste ,and the refreshing  flavor of musk melon steal the show.I have experimented with this combination for the first time ,but I can surely say
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5 April, 2017

Kadai paneer pizza

Kadai paneer pizza
Comments : 2 Posted in : Baking frenzy, Pizza, Recipe on by :
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Share This: This is a delicious best Indian Pizza recipe with a spicy  pizza base and an Indian Kadai paneer topping .The soft baked pizza bread contains herbs and spices with a topping of curry style kadai paneer .Cheese is not compulsory but u can add any kind of cheese like grated Parmesan, mozzarella or processed
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1 April, 2017

cold smoked salmon salad in cheese sauce recipe

cold smoked salmon salad in cheese sauce recipe
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Share This: cold smoked salmon salad in cheese sauce  is a delicious salad which you can prepare for your brunch ideal for Summer to be served cold.The salmon and boiled eggs in the recipe provide protein for body building and the green vegetables ideal for detoxification.You can avoid the cheese sauce if you are dieting.The smoked
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28 March, 2017

How to make focaccia bread

How to make focaccia bread
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Share This: It is a wonderful bread which seem to have  originated in  Greece.It is also popular in Italy ,France and other European countries.Slowly Focaccia bread has started to spread its legs among the Indian masses also.In Mumbai specially you can always see  loaves of Focaccia in the basket of the local bread vendors who
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23 March, 2017

malabar spinach recipe(pui shaager chochhori)

malabar spinach recipe(pui shaager chochhori)
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Share This: This is a traditional vegetable side dish from mom’s kitchen.The combination of vegetables is important in this case .The use of the right veggies in the right proportion makes this dish very tasty.Malabar spinach is a green leafy vegetable popular in Asia .It is very popular in Chinese and Filipino cuisines besides India.The leaves
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12 March, 2017

Smoked chicken salad

Smoked chicken  salad
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Share This: Generally on a typical busy week day my  husband reaches home late at night from the office but rarely he eats outside.He is a perfect foodie and lover of home cooked food.and further more he is a lover of traditional typical Indian food like “roti sabji”, “traditional Bengali chicken curry and rice” or
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9 March, 2017

how to make egg frankie at home(Egg rolls)

how to make egg frankie at home(Egg rolls)
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Share This: This is a fun snacks which I was familiar since the childhood.In the streets of Kolkata ,it was the most popular street foods.The Indian fried flat-breads were coated with fried egg and filled with various mouthwatering fillings like meat kebabs,chilly chicken or raw vegetable salads to form a scrumptious delicacy.The  street food business
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6 March, 2017

Homemade mini chicken pot pie recipe

Homemade mini chicken pot pie recipe
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Share This: Pie is a baked dish made of crispy pastry casing filled with sweet or savory fillings.I had made one chocolate pie before and this is my second try to attempt this fabulous traditional  European dish from scratch at home.The crust is crispy and flaky and the filling is soft ,creamy and cheesy oozing flavors
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25 February, 2017

Homemade fettuccine alfredo sauce recipe

Homemade fettuccine alfredo sauce recipe
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Share This: I had an old plan to make pasta at home as this is one of the dishes which my kid  likes to have every day .I think the problem of new generation kids  is their habit of snacking and besides the other Indian chatpata street foods like pani puri, bhel puri,sev puri and
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21 February, 2017

How to make egg less black raisins and Oats cookies

How to make egg less black raisins and Oats cookies
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Share This: This is a oat cookies recipes, we can make for any snack or dessert.It is tasty and good for your health.The recipe is tried from http://allrecipes.com/     Ingredients 1 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 1/2  teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup boiling water 2 cups
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19 February, 2017

Prawn Korma curry(Chingrir Korma)-fresh seafood online

Prawn Korma curry(Chingrir Korma)-fresh seafood online
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Share This: This is a recipe popular during the  Bengali wedding season.The gravy is rich and creamy curry.It is served in Bong Weddings along with the other non-vegetarian items like Bengali chicken curry or Bengali Mutton curry and steamed rice.Apart from prawns you can use any other fresh direct seafood like crabs,oysters in the curry.
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18 February, 2017

Healthy cakes

Healthy cakes
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Share This: 4 of my healthy whole wheat cake recipes got published in online London glossy magazine on the occasion of Valentine’s day.Thanks to the journalist and editor for considering it for publication.
All these cakes are  approximately140 calories, sans the icing or glaze while normal chocolate cakes have around 400 calories. Healthy cakes Carrot whole
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16 February, 2017

Weddingz conclave event (Indian Wedding trends 2017 & food)

Weddingz conclave event (Indian Wedding trends 2017 & food)
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Share This: The lives of Indians are intertwined with diverse traditions and rituals, wedding being one of the most important rituals in one’s life.It is also often an occasion to showcase the social standard of the affluent families. From the point of the announcement of the wedding in the family, the pressure on the parents and
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2 February, 2017

Family Trip to alibag

Family Trip to alibag
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Share This: Alibag is a  town in the Raigarh district of Maharashtra which  is popular for its virgin  and serene sea beach.This trip was a sudden plan and we could not book the  MTDC beach resort located at Kihim 1.5 kms from Alibagh. Our friend has managed to get a decent discount from MakemyTrip to book
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29 January, 2017

Ragda patties(mixed vegetable and potato paties with a sweet and sour yellow peas curry)

Ragda patties(mixed vegetable and potato paties with a sweet and sour yellow peas curry)
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Share This: This is another beautiful Mumbai street food to die for.The spicy sweet and sour ragda or yellow peas curry over potato patties make a one pot filling meal.The curry can be customized to taste by adding various sweet ,sour or spicy chutneys .To make this dish,it  requires little preparation ,specially it is better
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24 January, 2017

Mumbai restaurant review|Salmon cooking event at Bennies by Flags

Mumbai restaurant review|Salmon cooking event at Bennies by Flags
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Share This: Spent an amazing evening at “Bennies by Flags” ,Lokhandwala Andheri West trying my hands on a Desi Salmon recipe on 23rd January. Bennies by Flags is a multi-cuisine restaurant in Mumbai which specializes in authentic continental,Lebanese,Middle Eastern,Mexican and Thai cuisines.It had partnered with Norwegian Seafood council for  promoting the use of Salmon in Indian cuisines.Salmon
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23 January, 2017

Palak paneer(cottage cheese cooked in a spinach curry)

Palak paneer(cottage cheese cooked in a spinach curry)
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Share This: Whether it is amritsari kulcha and chicken tikka or sarson ka saag and makki ki roti ,Punjabi cuisine is immensely popular among food lovers from all over the world.The ingredients used here in the dishes are locally cultivated and hence fresh and full of flavors.Palak paneer is one such dish which needs no
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16 January, 2017

Modak (Rice dumpling stuffed with coconut and jaggery)

Modak (Rice dumpling stuffed with coconut and jaggery)
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Share This: Modak are the rice dumplings stuffed with coconut and jaggery filling are very popular in Maharashtra .Modak is generally prepared during auspicious occasions owing to its satwik or pious ingredients.They have a special shape which I find very  similar to the  temple top.The modak is prepared during Ganesh utsav in Maharashtra as it
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Indrani Sen