Sunday, July 31, 2016

Pizza Bombs

I got the concept of this recipe from Tasty videos, but I tweaked the recipe a bit according to my convenience of ingredients available at home at the time. I have prepared these mini beauties couple of times now, and what pleases me most is seeing my otherwise choosy and fussy 2 year toddler polishing these mini bombs off, 3 or 4 at a time, happily without complaint.  Nothing makes me more happy other than seeing my son delightfully devouring food cooked by me. I am one happy mom !  

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Rava Paniyaram

Paniyaram is a popular breakfast item in Tamilnadu. I happened to eat it for the first time at a friend's place. I liked it so much that I asked for the recipe of paniyaram from my friend who shared it readily and I bought a paniyaram pan the very next day to cook paniyarams at home. Paniyaram pan, which shares a resemblance with muffin pan, is easily available at Indian grocery stores. Paniyaram goes well any idli or dosa chutney, but I tried it with tomato garlic chutney. The combination of the two was full of flavorful goodness. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Bhapa Elish - Bhapa Hilsa

I am yet to meet a Bengali who does not drool over Elish. Two of the favorite foods of traditional Bengalis are mango and Elish. Of the variety of ways my mother cooks Elish, Bhapa Elish is my most favorite. The pungent taste of mustard seeds enhances the sublime flavor of Elish manifold. Earlier I posted a microwave version of Bhapa Elish, but today I am posting the recipe of Bhapa Elish cooked in steamer. I used a normal Indian steamer available in grocery stores. I put the fishes in a tiffin box, snap the lid into it and then put it inside the perforated floor of the steamer. It took about 25 minutes to get the fishes cooked. 

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Achari Bhindi

I love potlucks. Potlucks are occasions when people bond over food. Usually when me and my friends do a potluck, the theme remains heterogeneous so that we can enjoy variety in our meal, but last week we decided to keep a homogeneous theme by cooking something using the same main ingredient. Since most of my friends are vegetarians, we decided that we would cook varieties of dishes with the majority's favorite vegetable, bhindi or okra. I prepared Achari Bhindi, which was liked by all my friends who kept asking for the recipe. So here goes the recipe and if you cook it at home and like it, please don't forget to comment. Thank you for visiting my page ! 

Please don't forget to check out the recipe of another amazing bhindi preparation, Spicy Bhindi 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Paneer Lababdar

'Lababdar' is a Hindi word meaning strong craving for a food. The recipe I am going to post today is of Paneer Lababdar, which is one of the popular restaurant style paneer preparations in northern India. Indeed, the exquisite taste of a lababdar preparation rich with creamy buttery gravy makes one experience seventh heaven at every morsel. Please leave a comment below if you try it out at home. 

Please don't forget to check out the recipes of other delicacies in this blog:

Chicken Lababdar
Paneer Fried Rice
Paneer Malai Kofta
Paneer Bhapa - Steamed Paneer
Paneer La Jabab
Palak Paneer