Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sauteed Bitter Melon with Potatoes and Garlic---Korolla Bhaji

As you have seen from my previous post that Karela or Bitter Melon is really good for you, you might be wondering how to make it a part of your diet. As I mentioned, Karela is bitter and isn't the tastiest of veggies eaten raw.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Bitter Gourd/ Korela/ Korolla


Karela is a vegetable that might not be the tastiest when eaten raw, but has many many health benefits.
The following article is from http://www.juicing-for-health.com/ and explains the benefits that I mentioned earlier. Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Beef Biryani/ Beef Pilau/ Yakhni Pilau

 Mild and tasty dish that is packed with flavour that comes from garam masala or whole spices.Goes well with any curry or pickle. Must try!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Basbousa---Egyptian Semolina Cake


Easy to prepare and delicious to eat, this cake is your choice on a day when your sweet tooth is acting up!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Basa Fish Curry with Sim er Bichi



Seem or sim is a vegetable that is widely known in the Asias. They are a close relative of the snow peas. In fact, they look very much like snow peas but are just thicker, darker and longer. The flavor also is similar but instead of the sweetness that snow peas have, seem have a sharp yet mellow flavor. Sim er bichi can be bought at any bangali grocery store. If not available though, it can be substituted with lima beans and the taste wouldn't change drastically.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


Now most of you looking at this will say why does anyone need a recipe for grilled cheese? Any average Joe off the street can make grilled cheese! But the truth is, most people make grilles cheese with a sandwich maker or other kitchen gadget.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Vegetable Pakora---A Comfort Food to Brighten up the Gloomiest of Days


Everyone I know and can imagine has a part of them that screams for the tasty, unhealthy, trash that our bodies groan after recieving! No matter how health conscious, how self aware and motivated we are, we all give in to our deep fried food craving once in a while.

I mean...just look at that!




Doesn't that make you want to make a batch right now?(for those who know what pakoras are) or make you curious as to what they are and how they taste?(for those who have never heard of them).

Tandoori Chicken---Probably the Most Popular Indian Takeout Chicken


Tandoori chicken is traditionally made in a clay oven called a Tandoor. The flavour that issues from a tandoor is out of this world! I would highly recommend anyone to try it at an authentic indian restaurant that chars it in a Tandoor and uses their own secret recipe for the masala.