Monday, November 30, 2015

Tandoori Masala

Hello friends, hope you all are doing good and enjoying the warm and cozy feeling of winter which has just begun in India. I personally enjoy this season a lot as it offers foggy mornings, breeze of cold air over the face, warmth of woolen clothes, fragrance of hot cup of tea with my favorite cookies and a lot of similar things.

Earlier this month, on a laid back Sunday, I made Tandoori Chicken with Chicken Biryani (which is a weekly affair at our home) that time a thought struck to my mind that I haven't shared the recipe of Tandoori Chicken. But when I realized it was too late and the whole plate of Tandoori Chicken was devoured. 

I always make Chicken Tandoori with homemade Tandoori Masala and it is always a hit in my family. So, today I'm sharing the recipe of homemade Tandoori Masala and believe me if you taste this recipe you will forget to buy store bought Masala.

Friday, November 27, 2015


Hello fellow foodies, hope you all are doing good and trying to lose the extra calories gained during this festive season; yes, that's a big issue which we foodies have to deal with. Whenever we eat something unhealthy yet delicious (trying to keep the unhealthy factor aside) the only thing spins in our mind is how much calories we gained from it.

These days I'm trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle by making few changes in my daily routine. Trying to walk rather than taking a rickshaw wherever I can, eating less oily food and avoiding fried and junk. If you're following a particular diet in the weekdays than try to give yourself a treat on weekends and eat the things that you like though in limited  quantities. 

I believe if you make these kind of little changes in your daily routine you can lose at least few calories in a long run. You can't lose kgs of weight in a week or a month, it's important that you set achievable target otherwise you will be disheartened.  

Anyway, let me cut all this for now and jump straight into today's post. As I mentioned in my previous post that I had visited my parent's place this Diwali to celebrate Kali Puja and Diwali, I posted few pictures of the celebration that you can have a look here. I made few snacks and desserts at my parents place.

I also posted recipe of Gulab Jamun (the link to the recipe is here). This time I'm posting the recipe of Nimki which is a very popular Bengali snack and goes well with hot cup of tea. So, let's begin with the recipe:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Gulab Jamun....and some Diwali Celebrations

 Lately, I was so busy with my personal life that I had to give my blogging life a break for a while. I chose to enjoy this break with my friends and family. We celebrated so many festivals starting from Durga Puja, Lakhmi Puja, Halloween, Diwali, Kali Puja etc. Moreover, Thanksgiving is around the corner too. I was in a festive mood and did lot many things that I had planned for this festive season.

Last week India celebrated the festival of lights: "DIWALI". On this occasion we visited my parent's place in Nagpur to celebrate Diwali and Kali Puja. Yes, we have a small committee of Bengalis there who enthusiastically wait for this time of the year and celebrate Kali Puja for 3 days.

This time I prepared Gulab Jamuns to celebrate the occasion and managed to take few pics before they all were vanished. I have already posted the recipe for Langcha (Click Here for recipe). Both the recipes are almost similar except their shape and size. I'm glad to share few pics of Kali Puja and Diwali decor at my Mom's place. Hope you'll like it.

So, let's get started: