Bengali Cheese Cake, Bhapa Doi

Bhapa Doi or steamed yogurt is a traditional Bengali cheese cake which  is prepared by steaming sweetened yogurt.  To simplify the steaming process in our modern kitchens, sweetened yogurt is baked in a water bath to make this delicious dessert. I followed  this  recipe exactly as given, except the baking time. The recipe called for […]

Bell Peppers & Green Peas Curry

My athamma (mother-in-law) use to make this curry a lot.  She use to cook bell peppers with some green peas and  tomatoes.   She used to add some madras curry powder to spicy it up.   She was a very good cook and used madras curry powder a lot in her cooking.  I too make this […]

Tomato Onion Pachadi

This is a versatile chutney that goes well with idli, dosa, vada and rice.  Today, I served this with vada.  I named it tomato onion pachadi because my mom and aunts make this chutney without onion.  Only after marriage, I saw my athamma  adding onion to tomato pachadi.  Hence, I named it tomato onion pachadi. […]

Goat Roast

Goat roast or goat fry is an easy recipe that can be served as an appetizer or as a side dish. We normally have it as a side dish. I cook boneless meat in a pressure cook and roast it in a pan along with some vegetables. Cooking Time: 20 – 25 minutes Serves: 2 […]

Potato Fry

Potatoes are strangers in my kitchen. Both of us like this tuber but our choice of cooking this tuber vary. I like a few potato pieces in my cauliflower fry, cabbage fry, tomato shorva and bagara, unlike Mr.U, who prefers plain potato fry. Despite his dislike, I sometimes add potato to my shorva and bagara, […]

Pan Grilled Sardines

Sardines are one of the most healthiest fish. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, calcium, vitamin D and vitamin B12.  Most of the super markets usually carry canned sardines.  I only started getting fresh sardines since last couple of years after seeing this post.  Prior to that, back in Philadelphia, I use to […]

A snack from Gujarat, Khandvi

Khandvi is a very popular snack from the western state of Gujarat, India. It is prepared by rolling out cooked chickpea flour and yogurt mixture into swirls. My neighbors back home are from Gujarat and it was always on their party menus. Back then, I did not really care much for it and I barely […]

Sweet Punch: Meringue Cake

Ria gave us three options for this month’s sweet punch and I chose meringue cake from Joy Of Baking.  I baked the cake for the new year’s eve, though we did not wait until midnight to cut the cake.  This cake was a perfect dessert after a  spicy meal;  Chicken Biryani and Goat Biryani served […]

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