Alkajena

  • The creaminess of the pumpkin soup mostly comes from coconut milk which I have used and the smokiness from the roasted pumpkin which is gently spiced, but I made sure that the pumpkin flavor shines above […]

  • Harvest festivals are a traditional way to welcome autumn. These are annual celebrations that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. So depending on climate and crops, harvest festivals […]

  • This Thai Yellow chicken Curry Recipe is a classic curry dish which you will love to make . I have given the traditional chicken curry which we make in our house with potato a Thai makeover . The curry was […]

  • Papayas are used in both raw and ripe forms to cook a number of dishes. Papaya is fortified with powerful antioxidants , contains dietary fiber, copper, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin […]

  • The Jalebi is a traditional sweet dish made on every festival and special occasions . If you are a true jalebi fan, here is a quick and tasty version that can be prepared without long hours of fermentation and […]

  • Alkajena wrote a new post, Papdi Chaat 9 months ago

    out of all Chaats, the crunchy, tangy, hot and sweet flavour of the papdi chaat is the all time favorite of mine. Crispy Flat puris or Papdis topped with cheakpeas, potatoes and other sprouts and flavored with […]

  • Cultivated in the eastern states of India particularly Odisha, West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Uttar pradesh, this vine plant similar to cucumber with heart shaped leaves produces a fruit green with white stripes […]

  • Lebanese cuisine is very famous for it’s variety of sweets. These sweets are heavily laded with sugar, cheese and lots and lots of butter. One dessert stands out for it’s sweet and melt in the mouth tex […]

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  • Kosli cuisine or Sambalpuri cuisine is integral to the Kosli cultural identity and it is quite different in every sense from that of the coastal Odisha. Rice is the main component of the diet. Some of the […]

  • My love and hate relationship with vegetables have taken a positive turn and it’s only because of blogging. I would have never thought of using many vegetables other than how it was being made by my mother. P […]

  • Alkajena wrote a new post, Khira 11 months ago

    Khira is one of the signature Odia dessert recipe that is offered as Mahaprasad to lord Jagannath in Puri. This delicious recipe with thickened milk and crumbled paneer creates a sensational sweet taste in […]

  • Nankhatai are a very popular biscuit in India . Known for it’s melt in the mouth texture, this cookies are the perfect example of Indian ingenuity. . Nan Khatais are cookies with the divine aroma of ghee and c […]

  • Guavas are a powerhouse of nutrient as it helps in boosting our immunity as it has 4 times more Vitamin C than what we find in an orange. Since this fruit does not require excessive use of pesticides to […]

  • Alkajena wrote a new post, SAMBHAR VADA 1 year ago

    A south Indian Breakfast is never going to complete without the mention of Idly, Dosa, Sambhar, Vada. You can see these tasty platter of food at any food joint and road side stalls if you visit South India. […]

  • To enjoy the whole nutrient of any fruit, it needs to be consumed in it’s whole form. I like to have more fresh fruit juices during the summer and especially to counter the humidity here. All you need is l […]

  • Alkajena wrote a new post, Coconut Cookies 1 year ago

    Coconut oil has emerged as the new olive oil. This is an excellent source of lauric acid and medium chain triglycerides for your healthy diet and body care routine. Coconut oil is now being promoted for it’s p […]

  • Alkajena wrote a new post, Egg Croquettes 1 year ago

    The love for food and understanding the importance of both the consumption and abstinence of it is the core of the holy month of Ramadan which ends in the breaking of the fast in Eid-al-Fitr. Ramadan or Ramzan […]

  • This Thai Red Curry with cauliflower made for lunch is the most warm and comforting food I have tasted. The last couple of weeks has been very taxing as far as work goes for me, managing home, office and […]

  • Radhaballavi or Stuffed Chana Daal Poori is undoubtedly is the favorite breakfast of a typical Bengali Household. This mouth watering delicacy found its way to the heart of many people just like me who despite […]

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