Arabian Kabsa
Posted on: August 3, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Arabian Kabsa / Chicken Kabsa (Arabian Chicken Rice)


 We celebrated Eid ul-Adha last Saturday in India and this is the special dish for the occasion that my husband prepared. My Mr. Husband is a great cook and I sometimes genuinely feel that he too should have a recipe blog. This guy know quite a lot about cooking and the non vegetarian exotic dishes are his speciality. I don’t mind documenting his recipes on my blog. Anything good should…

Hawai Asangbi Eromba
Posted on: July 28, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Hawai Asangbi Eromba / Iromba / Traditional Manipuri Eromba (Beans and Other Mashed Veggies with Fermented Dry Fish)


 Known for its natural beauty and warm welcoming simple people, Northeast India has many unexplored treasures. The region comprises of eight states which are Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland and Sikkim. Each state has its own colour, its own culture and its own beauty. It is sad that the rest of the country still know and understand very less about Northeast. Though the scenario is changing recently…

Chapli Kabab
Posted on: July 27, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Chapli Kabab / Mutton Chapli Kabab


 A popular Indian street food which is equally popular in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Chapli Kabab is just melt-in-mouth, juicy, flavourful and one of the best gifts of the Mughals to us. My first encounter with this kabab happened six years back during my first visit to Ramadan Food Mela, a special street food fair happens every year during Ramadan in Frazer Town, Bangalore. Since then I have been a big…

Narkel Naru
Posted on: July 20, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Narkel Naru / Chinir Narkel Naru (Coconut Confection) – No Condensed Milk or Khoya


 The most easy peasy, the most common, the most popular and probably the most frequently made sweet in Bengali households is Narkel Naru. This is typically made for Lokkhi Puja and ofcourse, before and after that. We Bengalis actually don’t need any specific occasion to relish Narkel Naru. Maa makes it often and the best. Stored in an air-tight container, this has a moderately longer shelf-life unlike any other sweets…

Pav Bhaji
Posted on: July 16, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Pav Bhaji / Mumbai Street Style Pav Bhaji


 Pav Bhaji needs no introduction. This food has actually came out of Mumbai and spread everywhere, even globally, and became everyone’s favourite. This masaledar (spicy) and extra buttery dish is a winner by all means. “Pav” here is the bread and “Bhaji” is the curry served with it. The Bhaji actually is like the Queen in the game of chess who holds immense power and decides whether the dish is…

Rice Stuffed Baked Chicken
Posted on: July 13, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Rice Stuffed Baked Chicken / Whole Chicken Baked with Rice Stuffing


 In my totally desi and traditional kitchen I rarely cook things that are non-desi. But today’s dish is exception. This is one such non-desi dish that both me and my husband love the most. Technically, this is not cooking, rather baking. I never bake it all by myself, we both do it together, always. This is something that we prepare during Christmas or New Year. But this ongoing lockdown made…

Kerala Style Sardine Masala Curry
Posted on: July 6, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Kerala Style Sardine Masala Curry


 When it comes to Kerala food, it’s rich, delectable, spicy and flavourful. I have always been a great fan of Kerala food, specially their chicken and fish curries. This is one such cuisine that I can really relate to. Kerala’s love for fish is nothing less than that of Bengal’s. Also, the “God’s Own Country” has much more to offer than just its cuisine. So far I have visited Kerala…

Mukhi Shutki
Posted on: July 3, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Mukhi Shutki / Mukhi diye Loitta or Lotka Shutki (Dry Fish / Dried Bombay Duck with Taro)


 Mukhi or Taro goes so well with Shutki (dry fish). In that matter, any rooted vegetable goes well with shutki. For Sylhetis, shutki and shidol are rather emotions. Today I am going to share one such recipe that has always been our family favourite. This is an extremely popular dish in Barak Valley and many other parts of Assam. This dish is equally popular in Bangladesh as well, specially in Sylhet…

Sojne Data diye Chorchori
Posted on: June 25, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Sojne Data diye Chorchori (Bengali Vegetable Medley with Drumstick)


 Chorchori is a semi-dry to dry curry and is very common in every Bengali kitchen. Typically served with steamed rice at the starting of the main meal, this curry is a simple yet utterly delicious medley of various flavourful vegetables. Chorchori is also served as a side-dish with a bowl of Dal. The key here is the flavours of vegetables as the spices that goes in this curry is just…

Awadhi Gosht Korma
Posted on: June 23, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Awadhi Gosht Korma / Mutton Korma / Lamb Korma


 Korma can be made with both vegetable and meat and should have a thick gravy that consists of yogurt or cream and flavoured with lot of spices. Awadhi Gosht Korma is a traditional dish and can be made with both mutton and lamb. Infact, the same preparation can also made with chicken as well. Rich in flavour, creamy in taste, yet light on stomach, this dish is a traditional Lucknowi…