Saturday, January 29, 2011

Unbelievable Ginger Cookies

These cookies are soft and chewy and are perfect with milk or even coffee. The perfect blend of spices and suger make it the perfect treat on a cold day.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Stir Fried spinach with Shrimp---Shaag Bhaji Chingri Diye

Spinach is an ingredient that is so light and flavouful yet so filling and wholesome at the same time. It is packed with fibers and antioxidants and low in calories. If you can make yourself like spinach if you don't  already love it, you might be surprised at how good it makes you feel after a big bowl.

Spicy Beef Curry

One dish that bangali people looooove is beef curry with a lot of spice. Bengali household staple dishes are basically a rotation between chicken curry, beef curry, vegetable curry and fish curry. Kids usually drive their parents to have either chicken or beef curry on hand (I know I did!).

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Chicken and Vegetable Quesadillas

People who don't normally cook at home often don't because they are intimated by so many different kinds of recipes and instructions and ingredients. The truth of the matter is that cooking is an art. Like all art forms, there are just a few rules to keep in mind and the rest can be adjusted per liking.

Manchurian Fish

Fish is a staple for many people around the world. In Bangladesh, fish is cooked almost everyday. The banks of all the coastal regions in Bangladesh are full with the most colourful, tasty, fresh fish you could imagine. Many people who have never tried fish before are intimidated by the smell and think that all fish are fishy. This is not necessarily true. There are many types of fish that are so tender, they just melt in your mouth and taste so clean, you dont be able to tell you are eating fish.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Sweet and Suculant Lemon Chicken

Have you ever been to a restaurant and tried something that you just couldn't forget about and just HAD to go back for again and again because you just couldn't figure out what was in it that made it so tasty? Well, this is a dish that had me  curious ever since I saw a recipe for it; even before I tried it. 

Indian Sweet---Sevia, Shemai, Vermacelli

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Penne With Roast Vegetables and Parmesan Cheese

Oh Pasta, Oh pasta, Oh how I love thee!
If I was asked what was the one food I would take with me to a deserted island was, I would say pasta hands down! I can't even begin to describe how much I love pasta! Pasta with veggies, meat and even fish, whether it is a butter based sauce, or tomato or cheese, or ANYTHING, you will find me all over it.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Lentils--- A Basic Guide to a Power Food

One of the first crops to be cultivated in central Asia since prehistoric times, lentils have slipped their way into many different dishes from all over the world. They, along with other types of beans are legumes that grow in pods and come in many different colours.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spicy Chicken Curry

As hard as it seems to believe, Chicken curry is very versatile. A lot of people know of only one type of chicken curry and have been eating that same one for years. The truth is that there are so many different types of chicken curry, some with a tomato and onion gravy, some with a yogurt gravy, some with coconut, some with curry leaves, some without garam masala (whole indian spices), some with milled nuts, some with very few spices, some with a LONG list of spices just to name a few.

Egg and Potato Curry--Deem Aloo Jhol

Growing up in a Bengali household meant lots of rice, fish and vegetables. My mom would cook a lot of different kinds of vegetables, fish, meat and lentils and I wasn't always fond of her concoctions. As I grew up and my tastes have matured, I began to absolutely LOVE anything that was cooked by her and miss it now that I live with my husband and cook my own meals.

Achaari Daal-Lentils with Pickle

Lentils are a very healthy way of adding protein to our diets. They lack the bad cholesterol that red meats have and are a nice change from white meat. There are many different types of lentils and they are so versatile, they can be incorporated into many different recipes from different types of cuisines.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dry Cough and Itcy Throat Remedy


Being sick is difficult specially if you have responsibilities like going to school, work or taking care of kids. The flu season is sure to ravage every household and claim most of the members. The pain of fever and cold, the watery eyes, the product issuing cough are all things that are really hard to deal with.

Stir Fried Beef With Vegetables

There is something about stir fries that call to food lovers. I think it is the combination of fresh, crisp veggies, a tasty, sticky sauce and the smoky flavour that only comes from using a very hot stove. An item this tasty, its hard to tell that its so easy.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Chicken Pakora

These deep fried spheres of goodness will leave a yearning on your tongue that can only be satisfied by the next bite. The crispy outside, the soft inside and the flavours of ginger and green onion are a combination to die for!

Thai Green Curry Beef

An incredible array of exotic flavors all combined to create a mouth-watering dish that can be enjoyed spicy or not, Thai Green Curry Beef is a recipe that will have you coming back for seconds!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Simply Chicken Soup

Sometimes, the simplest things in life are the ones that give us the most satisfaction. Have you ever noticed how cuddling up in a warm blanket on a cold, rainy day and just listening to the sound of the rain can help you calm down and clear your head of those thousand buzzing thoughts that hadn't left you for days? Or how closing your eyes and smelling some flowers can make you forget everything for that split second? Something doesn't have to be complicated and extravagant to make us feel better if we make an effort to enjoy what passes by everyday.