Red velvet pancakes 

Hello everyone.  Whenever we talk about red velvet, we picture the velvety soft, red, chocolate cake. Originally the redvelvate cakes got its name from using beet root in the recipe, these days artificial food colourings are used mostly. The soft texture comes from the use of buttermilk in the mixture. And the distinct taste is…

Spaghetti with meatballs for VEGETARIANS 

Yes ofcourse you heard it right. We know we all love spaghetti with meat balls. Those well made meat balls, fried to goodness dipped in tangy spicy sauce, playing scrumptiously with spaghetti, will make everyone’s mouth water.   But alot of my colleagues and friends complain that I don’t make vegetarian dishes, so I thought why…

Pancakes with toffee sauce

One can never say they don’t like pancakes. Neither will I. But even few years ago I was unaware of how it tastes, you can blame it on my ignorance ofcourse. But I had my first pancakes about 3years ago at a cafe which is very close to my heart. ( Will write a blog…

Tawa Paneer 

Tawa paneer, literally translates into pan fried cottage cheese. This North Indian delight is something that represents spicy Indian cuisine. You can spot this at any dhaba by the highway to even big dine ins.  On my way back from manali, 5years ago, I had the chance to try this at one of such small…

Thick Sweet Corn Soup 

One of these monsoon evenings when I was sick and hungry and no one was home , I decided to give this a try. What can be more comforting than a soup? I was not in a mood to go out to get me a sachet of those ready to make soups, so I tried…

Spaghetti Arrabbiata

Hello everyone! It’s time for the Sunday recipe, today’s recipe is something that almost everyone is acquainted with. So lets start Wikipedia told me Arrabbiata means literally ‘angry’ in italian, it got its name from the red color and utterly spicy taste. Basic difference between a Marinara and Arrabbiata is the addition of red chillies….

Masala Paneer

Well so let me tell you all that from now onward I will be posting recipes on Wednesdays along with the usual Sunday ones. So lets get started. Today’s recipe is this oh so simple dish which literally translates into ” spicy cottage cheese ‘, it is really that only, paneer cooked with spices and…

Ultimate hot chocolate 

I know I know you are going to tell me what’s new in that. Exactly its not new rather it’s eternal. I call it liquid heaven  It’s monsoon here at Kolkata, all gloomy. One such day Rwitika made this beauty for us. And I was sure that I am going  share this. She shared her…

Pepper chicken and herbed butter rice

This might sound like the common pepper chicken that we get at any oriental food joint but let me assure you this is not. A completely different recipe from my friend Soumyasis, which I modified to play with our taste buds more.  Well this one has only one important ingredient that’s black pepper, and alot…

Paneer Kofta

Let’s go vegetarian for a day, my mind said. I listened and gave this North Indian classic a chance. Obviously, whenever we make some classic dish we try to stay as true to the original recipe as possible. Still I made some changes, but trust me it didn’t affect the taste.  I will advice you…

Chicken Rezala

Chicken rezala as we call it, is also called chicken in Bengal white curry. Sunday cooking! The kitchen heat is only heat that gives me peace. Today’s dish was on request by my mom, well she deserves these sometimes 😽😽 So I agreed making this, it came out really well and am glad that I…

Raspberry Relish

Well few days ago a friend of mine gave me alot of raspberries , and the summer had just started. It wasnt possible for me to finish all those so I converted them into relish / jam… 🙂 procedure: heat up a deep pan add the berries crush them abit to help the juice to…