Paneer, the quintessential Indian cottage cheese gets a serious makeover in the form of kofte, an Indian take on deep-fried meatballs. These are of course, meat-free and more like fried cheese balls, but you will not miss the meat, I promise. Dunked in a creamy gravy, you have a...

JHINGA VINDALOO

I grew up on a seaside town in Kerala called Kannur and my house is like a 5 minute walk away from the beach. Fresh seafood was one of the biggest benefits of living in a coastal town. When I moved to Minneapolis, finding fresh seafood was one of...
It’s one of those perfect, savory snacks that should be enjoyed with your loved ones over a cup of evening tea or coffee. It can also be served as a finger food in a cocktail party with some spicy dip of your choice. Ingredients: 2 medium size beetroots, grated a bunch of...

Mughlai Paratha

Mughlai Paratha is a very popular quintessential street food in Kolkata. Stuffed with minced meat and eggs, it makes every bite quite mouthful. An indulgence! It is sometimes served with a spicy potato stew and other times, just with ketchup. Either ways, it’s quite a treat. A warm cup...
Also knows as Bengali kashundi, this pungent tangy mustard sauce is prepared with sour green mangoes and mustard seeds. A classic condiment, used broadly in Kolkata, from street food to everyday cooking. Ingredients: 3 sour green mangoes ½ cup black mustard seeds ¼ cup yellow mustard seeds 4 to 5 green chilies 1-tablespoon turmeric 1-cup mustard...
A simple three ingredients dessert that can be made in a jiffy Ingredients: 1 cup dry desiccated unsweetened coconut, powdered 3/4 cup powdered almond 1/4-1/2 cup condensed milk   Read full post: Three Ingredients Almond-Coconut Bites
When I was little and fell sick, Amma would crush the tablets, mix it in with honey and feed me so that the medicine goes in without fuss.I don't know if it was just that one reason why I hate honey so much in it's original form.I love to...
I have a lot of good memories when it comes to Pistachios. We wouldn't get them in Kannur when I was little so whenever my cousins brought them,I would wait to lick the shells that they were discarding. I love how salty those were.Finding shelled pistachios were impossible until...