Cottage Cheese Cutlets

Cutlets made of mashed cottage cheese can be the new delicious serving during your next party. The cheesy taste which can tempt the taste buds of anyone is attained by freshly prepared cottage cheese(paneer). This new delicacy can be served in the form of small cheese balls as well as oval/square shaped cutlets. Ingredients: 4…

Bottle Gaurd (lauki) Vegetable

This is a very popular Bengali dish made from bottle Gourd(lauki) skin sautéed with green chillies and onion. INGREDIENTS: 1. Skin of one medium bottle gourd 2. Onion – 1 big 3. Green chilly – 2 4. Kalaunji ( kala jeera) – 1/2 Tsp 5. Turmeric powder – 1/4 Tsp 6. Red chilly powder –…

Yogurt Pudding

This pudding is amazing in taste and the recipe has calibrated itself over a period of time. A huge favorite with my kids it is equally appreciated by friends and extended family. What started with a recipe of American cheese cake in the early 1980, slowly lost all the ingredients which were fattening. I  decided…

Vegetable Kababs

This is an all- time favourite dish of my family and friends. I learnt this recipe from my Mother, who was a great cook. The kebabs are easy to make, delicious to eat with Biryani/ Parathas or sandwiched between two pieces of bread to make delightful snacks, fast and easy for kids’ tiffin boxes. VEGETARIAN…

Fresh Banana Choco-chip Cake

  Fresh Banana Choco chip Cake Ingredients 3 cups Flour (maida) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (dal chini) 1 teaspoon ground ginger powder ( sonth) ½ teaspoon allspice (garammasala) ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter – for a healthier option substitute with ¾ cup refined or preferably olive…

Rainy Season Snack- Arbi Leaves

    Colocasia, Taro, Eddo, or Arbi as it is  generally known in India is a popular ingredient of a rainy season snack.  In fact in western Uttar Pradesh it is known as “ghuinya”.  On a visit to Andamans I saw the plant growing abundantly along the roads we traveled.  I was surprised to see…

My Special Shahi Paneer

  I learnt this recipe years ago  from my neighbour and over the years added my own variations. Hence the name :- MY SPECIAL SHAHI PANEER Ingredients: 1. To be boiled together with one cup water: Red, ripe, big tomatoes      4 chopped roughly Carrot                   …

Aam Panna – Raw Mango Drink

  In India summer temperatures easily cross 45 degrees centigrade. With the hot winds blowing from the desert area the felt temperature can be much higher. To protect the body from a heat stroke we have a traditional drink made from raw mangoes. My mother would make it and we would have it every day…

Caramel Custard Recipe- Traditional and also Microwaved

Growing up in Army Cantonments and having Mess food often, Caramel Custard was and still is a favorite dessert.  I learnt to make this pudding as a youngster from my mother as it is very simple and quick to make. It is also the recipe I passed on to my daughter when she started taking…