Friday, December 27, 2019

Egg Biryani


Hello, my foodie friends..........I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season and preparing and relishing the cakes, cookies, and a variety of desserts. What are your plans for the new year party? Do share them with me. If you ask me then ma and family like to enjoy the holiday season in a bit traditional way. Apart from indulging ourselves in cakes and desserts we also make some traditional Indian dishes. 

If you and your family are like us then we have got you sorted. If you have some guests coming your way then you can go completely traditional and some delectable Indian dishes. There are a number of such dishes up on the blog. You can check them here (click here).

Today in this blog post I'm sharing a Biryani recipe. This is I have prepared Biryani with Eggs. Biryani is a very popular Indian dish that is made or served on special occasions. Usually, Biryani is made from Chicken or Mutton but there are veg variations of Biryani too like Paneer Biryani, Veg Biryani, Soya Biryani. Today we're going to make Egg Biryani which is loved by the people who don't eat Chicken or Mutton.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Monday, December 23, 2019

Eggless Bread Pudding/ Caramel Bread Pudding


Hello Peeps.... I hope you all are doing well this holiday season. What are your plans during this last week of the decade? Here, in Kolkata, the temperature is below average and that's the reason we're sitting at home and sipping piping hot soups and binging some of our favorite web series. That's how we like to spend our quality time when we're at home.

Christmas is just a few days away. If you're still planning on some holiday special desserts you can click here (click). I have some very delectable recipes available on the blog. Do try them and share how do you like it. 

In Kolkata, all the shops are filled with mini Christmas trees and Christmas decor items. You can see the bakery shops are filled with Christmas special cakes. Even the street side shops are selling different varieties of cakes. During this time of the year, everybody is joyful, delighted and full of life. When everything is happy and merry all around how can food be aloof from these festivities. Everything is looking festive and charismatic. 

This blog post is a little different as I'm sharing a recipe that is very close to my heart. Today I'm sharing the recipe of Eggless Bread Pudding. I still remember my mom use to make this Pudding around this of the year and we use to gulp it down immediately. I have already posted a variation of this recipe (here). 

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Sooji/ Rava Appe


Hello my Foodie Friends...........Winter has arrived in almost all the regions of India and the market is loaded with all the winter veggies. Whenever I visit the market I can't resist myself from buying them without giving a second thought what will I do with them. 

Winter is known for veggies like green beans, capsicum, carrots, cauliflower etc. You can enjoy them in number of ways but it's very tricky to feed veggies to our kids. Moreover if your baby is a picky or fussy eater then this task becomes more troublesome. We all struggle to come up with new ideas and recipes for lunch box and breakfast. Even if you give your kid's favorite dish in their lunch box the lunchbox is never empty. 

Therefore, we as mother's should come up with some new and brilliant ideas to feed veggies to our babies. The food should look interesting and cute that's the trick to allure the kids. 

So, today in this video we'll make Sooji Appam or Rava Appe which is loaded with veggies. It is very easy to make and just needs 15 mins of your time if you do the prep work beforehand.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sweet Corn Soup


Hello my foodie friends hope you all are doing great. What is your favorite appetizer when you order food in a restaurant? For us it is always Soup. My family loves Soup whether it is
  • Tomato Soup
  • Hot n Sour Soup
  • Chicken Clear Soup
  • Manchow Soup 

Soups are our favorite appetizer despite of what food we are ordering. Soups can be both veg or non-veg but I like my Soups to be vegetarian and filled with lot of veggies. Among all the soups Sweet Corn Soup is my favorite. Basically, corn is my favorite, anything with corn and I fall for it.

Sweet Corn Soup is a kind of soup which is on the thicker side as compared to any other soup because of the addition of corn paste in it. It can be made from fresh corn or even with frozen one. This completely depends on the availability of sweet corn. If you have frozen corn in your freezer you can enjoy this Soup anytime of the year.

The flavors of this soup is very simple without the addition of any kind of sauces. All the magic is done by the flavor of Sweet Corn. I would highly recommend you to use fresh or frozen corn and not the canned one because this can make a huge difference in the texture of the soup.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Monday, November 18, 2019

Hot n Sour Soup


Hello my Foodie Friends.......hope you all are doing great. How's the weather treating you these days? The winter season is almost here and it's time to pack all our light, airy, flowy, peachy summer dresses and start getting ready to wear thick woolen clothes. Although I love my jackets, sweaters, scarfs and boots but the love for summer clothes is incomparable.

What do you love about Winters? Being a food blogger I love winter fruits and vegetables. There is so much of variety in the veggie and fruit market in the winter season which you can't get in any other season. Moreover being a Bong, I love indulging myself in Fulkopir Singhara (Samosa filled with Cauliflower stuffing), Koraishuti r Kochuri and Aloor Dum (Puri stuffed with Peas stuffing and Dum Aloo), Nolen Gurer Mishti (Date Palm Jaggery Sweets), Vegetable Chop (Vegetable Fritters) in this season. 

I have already shared few of my favorite winter dishes like:
Winters can also be enjoyed with Soups. A hot cup of soup on a lazy Winter evening can energize you completely. Moreover, if you're suffering from cough and cold then have a bowl of soup, you can get instant relief. This works for me so well. I have already shared the recipe of Creamy Tomato Soup on my blog. You can check it here (click here).

In this post I'm going to share the recipe of Hot n Sour Soup which is not only easy but you can prepare it instantly. You can always add or subtract the veggies as per your liking. So, without any further ado let's begin with the recipe:

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Creamy Tomato Soup


Hello Peeps........The festive season is over now what we're left with are Christmas and New Year but that too are almost a month apart. There is no reason to be disheartened because Winter's are almost here and it's time to indulge ourself in some winter delicacies. 

The markets are getting filled with winter fruits and vegetables. We always go to buy fresh produce from the market and our heart goes garden-garden when we see those fresh leafy vegetables and  fruits. We feel like to buy all of them but have to restrict ourself. 

Winter's are synonyms to Soups. Imagine yourself on a lazy winter evening, getting cozy on your couch, watching Netflix and sipping on hot piping soup. I can completely see myself indulging in that goodness.

So, today's recipe is a rich creamy Tomato Soup with some homemade Croutons. You will need fresh and pulpy Tomatoes for making this soup. The color of the Tomato Soup is very important. You can get it right only when you will use fresh and red Tomatoes. 

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

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bread Rasmalai


Hello Peeps......Hope you're having an amazing time with all the festivities knocking at our doorsteps. I know you all are busy in cleaning your home, planning and shopping for Diwali decor items and preparing Diwali snacks. 

As we all are so much busy into Diwali preparations cooking should be make easy and real quick so that we can feed our family with healthy and homemade goodies. Not only family but our friends and neighbors too after all they're our extended family members. 

We're sharing some amazing and quick Diwali recipes which are very easy to prepare and taste amazing too. To continue that series we have come up with the recipe of Bread Rasmalai or Bread Rasmalai.

Bread Rasmalai is very easy to prepare and taste real good. You just need to prepare the Rabri; you can prepare that beforehand and assemble it when you want to serve it. 

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Monday, October 14, 2019

Coconut Ladoo/ Nariyal Ladoo........Instant Diwali Desserts


Hello my Foodie Friends......hope you all are enjoying the festive season and must be busy in shopping, travelling, eating, cleaning etc etc etc. Navratri and Kojagari Lakshmi Pooja is over and hope you have enjoyed it thoroughly. Festive season fills us with good vibes and energy. 

Now it's time for another major festival and i.e. Diwali. I know you all are busy in cleaning your home, planning and shopping for Diwali decor items and preparing Diwali snacks. While we're so much into Diwali cleaning and planning, it's obvious that cooking takes a side track and we then switch to store bought sweets and snacks.

To solve this issue we have come up with instant Diwali desserts and snacks so keep an eye on this space. So, the first recipe in this series is Instant Coconut Ladoo or Nariyal Ladoo which is very easy to prepare and takes very less time.

Nariyal Ladoo or Coconut Ladoo don't need any introduction in Indian households. It is usually made during the festivals especially during the Durga Puja/ Diwali/ Lokkhi Pujo/  Lakshmi Puja. As the name suggests it is made up of Coconut, Milk, Sugar and Cardamom to add some flavor to the Ladoo.

The Ladoos are of two kinds one made with Jaggery or Gur and are deep brown in color and the other made with Sugar and are pristine white in color. My personal liking is the later one (the one made with Sugar) and that is what I am sharing with you all.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Monday, September 30, 2019

Bhel Puri


Hello are you doing? Hope you all are having a fun filled festive season and enjoying with your friends and family members. Indian Festivals are incomplete without get togethers and Food isn't it? As you all know that Kolkata is the king of Street Food, there are so many options available here. 

You can get the real essence of Street Food during the Durga Puja. All the Pandals are surrounded with so many options that sometimes it's difficult to decide which one to select. Bhel Puri is a very popular Indian Street Food which is best enjoyed during the monsoon season. That said, if we can prepare that Bhel Puri at home; it can be hygienic and healthy too. 

Today's recipe is all about Bhel Puri. Here I have given a rough estimate of all the ingredients but you can always add or subtract the quantity as per your liking. 

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Egg Roll


Hello Foodies......Hope you all are doing great and enjoying the festive season. The biggest festival of Bengalis Durga Puja is just around the corner. Which means lot of shopping, pandal hopping, makeup, adda (meeting and chit-chat with friends) and obviously Food. 

We Bengalis can never think anything without Food. Food takes the center space in everything we do. That's the love we have for Food. Durga Puja means Pandal hopping and lot of junk food. During these days we all forget about diet and hygiene and gulp anything and everything. 

As Durga Puja is just around the corner so we thought of sharing a very popular street food of Kolkata and that is "Egg Roll". Kolkata is the hub of Street Food. There is so much variety in the food that we can find endless options to eat but will not get fed up.

Today's recipe is Egg Roll which is nothing but a paratha stuffed with an omelette and spicy salad. So, let's begin with the recipe:

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Chicken Nuggets


Hello Peeps...hope you all are doing great. The festive season is just around the corner and it's time to celebrate all the festivals with your friends and family members. It's that time of the season when we visit each other's place, exchange gifts and have lots of fun. 

Any festivity is incomplete without food whether we have friends and family visiting our place or we go out exotic dinner or enjoy the street side food while hopping the Puja Pandals.

But between all these hustle-bustle we can never compromise the food items that we  feed to our family. We have to take care of the hygiene and the heathiness. Obviously, we all want to enjoy the festivals with full enthusiasm, energy and with a good health.

Today's recipe is Chicken Nuggets or Chicken Pakoras. We all love Chicken Nuggets isn't it? Especially our kids they just go gaga over them. Whenever we urge to have Chicken Nuggets we either go to McDonald's or KFC and satisfy our craving but think if we can make it at home, THEN?

Anything homemade is always better than store bought or having them at restaurants. These Chicken Nuggets recipe are too simple to make and require very few me!

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Instant Rava Dhokla


Hello Peeps....hope you all are doing great. We all know the importance of having breakfast daily but still there are many people who are always in a hurry every morning and they often skip their breakfast or have it in hurry. 

 The truth is that we should never skip our breakfast and should always sit and have it in a relaxed manner so that we can gain energy to work hard throughout the day. As far as my household is concerned; breakfast is must for us. Moreover I always try to make it healthy and filling. 

I can understand the problem of every Indian lady either she's working or non-working that how busy our mornings are. Having a healthy breakfast is as important as preparing it as soon as possible. So, here I'm sharing a recipe which is not only healthy but it can be prepared in a very less time.

Today's recipe which is Rava Dhokla is not only quick but healthy too.You can pack it in your kids tiffin box. They will definitely enjoy it. You can also make it in your evening snacks and enjoy it with your tea.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Crispy Aloo Tikki.......Potato Cutlets


Hello Foodies......hope you all are doing great and enjoying this monsoon season with your favorite food. Let me ask you what is your favorite food that you relish while enjoying the rain with your cuppa? I like to sit in my balcony having a cup of chai with some fried stuff and yes playing my favorite monsoon songs in the background. That's my way to enjoy monsoons and relax. 

Although each and every year monsoon is not so pleasant in many regions of our country as it brings floods, epidemics, cloud bursts, landslides and so many natural calamities with it. Nevertheless, it's the part of the season and we have to accept it the way it is.

The monsoon season is running in full swing in almost every part of India so to enjoy this season we're presenting Crispy Aloo Tikkis or Potato Cutlets. 

They pair very well with your evening tea or coffee. You can also serve them as an appetizer if you have any guests coming at your home. They're super simple and require very less time to prepare. 

Let's begin with the recipe:

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Soya Manchurian


Hello my Foodie Friends.....hope you all are keeping well. Do you love Street Food? Well, there are hardly any person who doesn't love Indian Street Food. There is so much of variety available in the street food that if we go from one region to another we can find a different variety of street food altogether.

The one thing apart from the regional street food which is common in every region is the Indo-Chinese cuisine. We all love it, isn't it! Whether it's a Chowmein, Chilli Chicken, Fried Rice or Manchurian we start drooling whenever we hear these names. 

Every Restaurant, street side hawkers and even every household has its own variation of making any Indo-Chinese dish. Today's post is Soya Manchurian which is a very healthy Indo-Chinese dish.

We all know the benefits of including Soybean in our diet. Soybeans have a wealth of benefits, including their ability to improve the metabolism, help in healthy weight gain, protect heart health, defend against colorectal cancer, and reduce the effects of menopause. They improve digestion, promote bone health, protect against birth defects, increase circulation, decrease the risk of diabetes and generally tone up the body.

We all struggle to feed healthy to our kids. Since, kids love Indo-Chinese cuisine so you can prepare Soya Manchurian and offer them. I'm sure they will love it too. You can also serve it as a starter when you have guests coming your way.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Masala Macaroni


Hello Peeps....hope you all are doing great. We ladies have one common problem and i.e. what to pack for lunchbox? Especially if you have a toddler or a picky eater kid then this problem is much more daunting. 

We as a mom often struggle what to pack for kids lunchbox or what to make in breakfast which is healthy and well as filling. Our conscience will never allow us to pack store bought so called "Healthy Snacks" for them. Moreover if you have a picky eater at your home then whatever you pack in our kids lunchbox they often bring it back home.

The solution to this problem is giving something which is healthy and as per their liking. Here, in this video we will be making Indian Style Macaroni. Kids love Pasta and since it is loaded with veggies you can pack this in their lunchbox without any guilt.

So, let's begin with the recipe:

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Dhaba Style Dal Fry


Hello my foodie friends, hope you all are doing great. Today's recipe is all about Basic Cooking. Sometimes, we get so much into cooking special dinner and lunch for our friends and families that we forget about what we relish the most. 

The most comforting food which we can relish anytime and everytime is our basic staple food. It can be different for different people but for me is Dal-Chawal with a dollop of homemade Ghee. When I'm too tired to cook anything and just want to relax while having my supper I rely on Daal-Chawal. For me nothing can beat the flavor of Daal-Chawal when I'm too tired or sick.

If you want to make your simple Dal Fry a bit different then give a Dhaba style tadka to it and then see the magic. This tadka will give an instant taste to this Dal Fry and will level up the taste.

So, let's see how to give your ordinary Dal Fry a Dhaba style tadka.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Egg Devil


Hello Peeps.....Hope you all are doing great and relishing upon the Chaats and Bhajiyas this Monsoon time. Kolkata is yet to receive Monsoon in full swing; nevertheless we're still waiting for it and relishing upon those delicacies in hope of the Monsoon, I think that's how the foodies are always!!!

Chaats, Bhajiyas, Pakodas are all synonyms to Monsoon. We can't even imagine Monsoon with my Elaichi wali Chai and a bowl full of Pakodas. It's so comforting and relaxing to enjoy your evening time with your cuppa and some Pakodas.

Today in this post I'm going to share one of the very famous Pakoda from the hub of Indian Street Foods i.e. Egg Devil. Kolkata is very popular for its street food Egg Devil is one of them. Egg Devils or Egg Pakodas are made by coating the boiled eggs with a spicy potato mixture and then dipping in corn flour slurry, coating in breadcrumbs and finally deep fried until golden brown.

Making Egg Devils is a bit tedious task as it has few steps involved:
  1. Boiling Eggs & Potatoes
  2. Preparing the Potato mixture
  3. Coating the Eggs with the Potato mixture
  4. Preparing the outer layer of the Pakoda
  5. Deep Frying
Believe me if you're a Pakoda lover like me then believe me these 5 steps are nothing when you know the end result. They are enjoyed with some salad, mustard sauce (Kasundi) and piping hot cup of Tea. 

I would like to make a special mention here about the Mustard Sauce (Kasundi). Kasundi is a spicy and tangy sauce prepared from raw mangoes and mustard seeds and is very popular dipping sauce here in Kolkata. You can get it in any local grocery shop but outside Kolkata I don't know whether it is available or not. But availability or non-availability of Kasundi should not stop you from enjoying this delectable Egg Devil. You can still relish it with Tomato Ketchup & salad.

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


For the stuffing:

1. Boiled Potatoes (medium size): 3
2. Onion (finely chopped): 1/2 cup
3. Ginger-Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
4. Coriander Leaves: 1/4 cup
5. Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
6. Red Chili Powder: 1/2 tsp
7. Cumin Powder: 1/2 tsp
8. Coriander Powder: 1/2 tsp
9. Green Chilies: 2-3
10. Salt to taste
11. Oil for cooking

For the Egg Devils/ Egg Pakodas:

1. Boiled Eggs: 3
2. Salt to taste
3. Breadcrumbs: 1 cup
4. Corn Flour: 3 tbsp
5. Oil for frying


1. Cut the boiled eggs into halves and season it with salt. Keep them aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add the finely chopped onions. Fry it until it becomes soft.

3. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry it until the raw flavor is gone.

4. Now add the chopped green chilies and cook the mixture for a minute.

5. Add powdered spices and cook the mixture for another minute.

6. Finally add chopped coriander leaves and let the stuffing cool down.

7. Once the stuffing is at room temp take a small portion and flatten it on your palms.

8. Place an egg on it and cover it properly with the potato stuffing. Try to keep the shape of the egg intact so that the Egg Pakora resembles an egg.

9. Dip the egg devil into the prepared corn flour slurry and then coat it nicely with bread crumbs.

10. Heat oil in a pan and add the egg devils one by one. Fry them on medium-high heat until golden brown from all the sides. This will take roughly around 6-7 mins.  

11. Once done take them out on a plate.

12. Serve the Egg Devils or Egg Pakodas with salad, mustard sauce (kasundi) and some elaichi wali chai. Enjoy!!


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