Masala meatballs

Well, it’s been a long time since I wrote a post and this is a perfect one to try in this cold weather. I tried making a dry and wet spice mix for the first time with this dish and was reasonably satisfied with it. I will keep improving with more practice. So for the…

Fish Curry (Bengali style macher jhol)

As a Bengali, fish is something that I can almost eat daily. However, we as a community eat only river fish as they are easily available and sweeter in taste. This is very different to the fish eaten in western and southern India where they eat mostly coastal fishes. Since I moved to the UK,…

Herb Kalimirch Chicken (Chicken with herbs and black pepper)

Whatever the weather, you can get a chicken recipe that will suit your palate. In this summery weather, my garden is full of herbs. While I use them in many recipes and the feeling of plucking them fresh from the garden is divine, I always wanted to experiment a new recipe incorporating these fresh herbs….

Orange berry mocktail

This year has been a bumper summer in the UK and it’s such a delight to spend time with good friends in our little garden. So when they showed up last weekend, I took an opportunity to try my hands on a new mocktail. This can be a wonderful cocktail too and you can just…

Virgin Mojitos

Summer has its own perks.. long days, the sun is shining and there is always an opportunity to drink! There is such a wide variety of options for people drinking alcohol the options aren’t limited for the ones who don’t drink alcohol. While some traditional cool drinks like lassi can be delicious sometimes one is…

Vegetable pancake

Yesterday was creation day and I had a spring in my step. I got back home from work and said to my husband.. I will be creating today. While I had a rough idea of what it will be it only comes into life once I am in the kitchen. As I don’t eat wheat…

Veggie lentil soup

We all know that soups and salad diet is a good way to reduce those calories. I somehow prefer a nice hearty soup over a salad, hence I keep on experimenting with different soups and some turn out better than others. This is such a healthy soup full of protein and vitamins from the ingredients…

Strawberry & almond gluten free cake

  Strawberries are in season and they are delicious. As strawberries are one of the most sprayed produce, make sure you buy organic wherever possible. If not, please wash them in a solution of baking soda and water or food grade hydrogen peroxide. For this recipe select firm but ripe strawberries. The next key ingredient…

Lamb mince masala with aubergines

In our household I am only one who eats lamb, in India though we eat goat meat. ┬áThe Sunday goat curry or Mangshor Jhol (in my native language) was a family favourite. I love to cook lamb whenever possible as its gives a nice break from the chicken everyday. Don’t get me wrong, chicken is…

Chicken spicy fry

Chicken can be made in so many ways and takes all types of spices very well. I like using chicken in so many forms – From chicken with simple herbs like thyme and garlic to the full-blown indian spicy way. Here is an attempt to make something different, in the lines of chicken 65 that…