Whole wheat cake rusk

Cake rusks were another childhood favorite like the Madras Tea shop style butter biscuits. I grew up in Chennai but my Dida bari (maternal grand mother’s house) was in Faridabad. We used to spend our summer vacations their. The delicious savory as well as the sweet snacks were to die for. One such favorite was…

Baked Bengali style shingara – Baked Bengali samosa

I wonder who doesn’t love samosas.. Samosas are the most loved Indian snacks but did you know that samosas weren’t originated in India? It was believed to have originated in the Middle East and introduced to India by traders. Samosas are eaten in various other regions of Asia with different fillings. Within India, the samosa…

Baked macher dimer bora

Bengalis are known for their love for fish. It is said “maache bhaate bangali” i.e fish and rice makes a Bengali. A meal is incomplete without fish and it is pretty much the same at my house too. We love fish, though we don’t eat fish in every meal but at least 4-5 days a…

Whole wheat milk buns 

Traditional milk buns made healthy with whole wheat flour. It is soft and mildly sweet with great texture. The combination of Tangzhong and egg makes this really soft.  Tangzhong or water roux is a technique which was originated in Japan for making soft and fluffy bread. The method involves the use of Tangzhong, which is…

Grilled Herring with kasundi and radhuni

Fusion of Bengali and continental flavors making a delicious, mildly spiced grilled fish. The grilled fish is flavored with kasundi and radhuni, both of which are a typical of Bengali cuisine with former being the pungent mustard sauce and the latter is wild celery. The marinade also contains apple cider vinegar, olive oil and lime juice giving the continental…

Wheat and flax seeds cheese crackers

Healthy crackers made with whole wheat and flax seeds meal. I just loved the way these turned out! Loved the nuttiness from the flax, whereas cheese and pepper made these extra delicious. I wanted to bake something similar to cream cracker as my hubby likes them and he wanted me to bake something like that….

Baked poha, raw banana and potato cutlet

A simple and nutriticious baked cutlet to try out for your family. Monsoon has set in full swing and nothing better than these hot cutlets to accompany your tea or coffee. The best part is these are baked, so you can enjoy them guilt free. You can make the mash and store in fridge for…

Sprouted ragi chicken cutlet 

I had sprouted ragi at home so I wanted to try out this healthy cutlet. Ragi is highly nutriticious with calcium, iron, vitamin C. Sprouted ragi is super food with all nutrients doubling up! I still feed my little one sprouted ragi flour porridge everyday for breakfast. I came up with this idea of using…

Lau er kofta prepared with baked koftas 

A Bengali delicacy, lau er kofta is bottle guard dumplings in a spicy gravy. I have baked the koftas instead of deep frying them. I choose to bake or grill over frying in my day to day cooking because they are healthy and best alternative without comprising much on the taste of the dish. Bottle…

Teekha Murgh

A fiery chicken recipe made with green chillies, red chillies and black pepper, with dry roasted curry leaves acting as the cherry on the top. If you love hot and spicy gravy then this recipe is for you. Serves a delicious side dish to chapati, naan or kulcha. Ingredients Chicken pieces 500 g Curd for…

Baked vermicelli Malpua 

There are times, when you end up baking something you never really planned to, and times, when you do lot of planning yet end up making something entirely different. Also there are times when everything goes as per plan and prior research. For me, it is mostly the first two situation. Although I’m generally a…

Beetroot bread

An organic whole wheat beetroot bread flavored with garlic, rosemary and basil infused olive oil. It is beautifully flavored and textured bread. Beetroot adds a nice sweet taste that blends so well with garlic, rosemary and the basil oil. It looks so pretty too! The colour is natural from beetroot. It goes great with a…