Thursday, March 2, 2017

Chicken Clear Soup

Hello my foodie friends......hope y'all are doing good. I know these days writing a blog post is on the side track because some other things have taken the priority. 

Anyway how's the weather treating you these days? Here, in Boston we are still dealing with freezing cold, chilling winds and snow. Keeping the cold aside, who doesn't love snow when you're sitting at home with your cuppa, munching over your favorite cookie and gazing the view from your apartment window. 

One more thing that is synonym to winters are Soups. We both are soup lovers whether it's Tom Yum Soup, Hot n Sour Soup,Tomato Soup, SweetCorn Soup or Chicken Soup. We love them all. Today, I thought of sharing a very simple recipe of Chicken Clear Soup right from scratch. It is simple to make and at the same time very healthy and refreshing.

This soup needs very few ingredients which are easy on stomach and make you feel good even when you are sick. So, let's enjoy this recipe.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Nolen Gurer Sandesh......Date Palm Jaggery Fudge (Revisited)

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous NEW YEAR 2017. May this year brings lot of happiness in your life. Hope you all had enjoyed the festive season and the new year celebrations with your friends and families and of course with lot of food. 

For Indians, the festivities are not over yet. It's that time when we all celebrate the Harvest festival which is known as "Makar Sankranti" in India. We Bengalis called this festival as "Poush Sankranti" as this festival marks the ending of Bengali month called "Poush". This festival is also known for the reason of making "Pithes" so another name for this festival is "Pithe Parbon".

To embark this festival of "Pithes" I thought of making Gurer Sandesh with our favorite Nolen Gur or Date Palm Jaggery. Since, my parents came to visit us from India they had brought few beautiful molds which are used to shape these sandesh. This recipe is very simple to prepare, you just need to keep an eye so that it doesn't stick to the bottom. 

Let's begin with the recipe:

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Fruit 'N' Nut Cake......Christmas Special

Hello dear foodies, I know I'm little bit late for posting this Christmas special recipe but I know there are some people like me who are still looking for those last minute ideas for making this Holiday Season special for their friends and families.

If you are a regular follower of my blog then you must have found many Holiday Special recipes here:

I am pleased to add one more recipe to this list i.e. Fruit 'N' Nut Cake. I know there are thousand of recipes available on the internet but my take on this Christmas Special Cake is very basic. As we both are non-alcoholic so I didn't add any rum or brandy flavor to this cake. If you want you may go ahead and add it.

So, without any further blabbering let's begin with the recipe:

Friday, November 25, 2016

Mango Custard

Hello all.....hope you are doing well. Few days back we arranged a small get together at our home. Get togethers are always full of fun and having it over a weekend is like "FUN-TASTIC". It's always good to have your friends and family around. Thanks to the weekend parties and potlucks; these are certainly very refreshing and a good way to rejuvenate yourself.

I planned an elaborate menu for the get-together which included:
Chicken Chaap
Mango Custard 

In case you are interested to know the recipes just click the names and you'll be redirected to that page. Although I don't have the recipe of Chicken Chaap but sooner or later I would like to share that delectable dish from Kolkata a niche in my blog. 

Coming back to today's recipe i.e. Mango Custard. We all love mangoes and you can find out my love for mangoes in my blog too. I have so many recipes made out of the "King of Fruits". Usually custard is a cooked mixture of milk/cream and egg yolk; it's consistency can vary from thin pouring sauce to a thick pastry cream. The cooking option also varies. But, the method I used is very hassle free and crowd pleasing too.

Personally, I think nothing can beat the flavor of Mangoes so I never do any tampering with it. I just used Mango puree to prepare this custard, if you want you may add fresh fruits of your choice too.

Let's begin with the recipe:

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

Hello my foodie friends.......I was offline for quite a while and missing blogosphere reason being we moved to US again. Yes, it takes a lot of hard work and effort to move from one country to another and we did it twice within a gap of almost a year.

Wrapping up all the things and moving to another country, leaving our families & friends behind is a very difficult task and this time it was even more harder for us as we had settled up everything in our new home and got too much emotionally attached to it. 

Moving to a new city, settling down there and returning back to your scheduled routine takes time and that's what happened to me, I took almost 6 months to flip back. 

I would like to thank some of my blogger friends and followers who really care for me and my work. They were in constant touch with me and supported me during this phase of my life.

Anyway enough of this emotional dialogues I don't want to lose the excitement of writing a post after such a long time. This time I wanted to enjoy my come back with some dessert so what's better than baking. It gives me a sense of relief whenever I'm not feeling good about anything (I was missing my home very badly).

I baked a whole batch of Vanilla cupcakes and decided to do a little bit of frosting so what's better flavor than Strawberry? I used Whipped Topping that is available in the departmental stores which makes your job lot more easier, however, you may use Heavy Whipping Cream too. (whip it with an electric blender or whisk until soft peaks are formed). Meanwhile, I think my cupcake liners should get a special mention here as they are so cute that I couldn't resist baking.

So, let's start with the recipe: