Paneer – Cheese Toast

I have promised to myself that before this Durga Puja I will share some healthy and nutritious recipes. Paneer – Cheese Toast is one of them. This is very easy to make and tasty snack. You can serve this as a appetizer to your party too. I have use homemade paneer, but you can always use store bought paneer too. If you do not have mixed herb at home, don’t worry you can substitute with some chopped coriander too. It takes only five minutes to prepare and just five minutes to grill. And you are ready with a healthy snack!…

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Chanar Porota/Chenna Paratha (Indian Flat Bread with Homemade Indian Cottage Cheese)

‘Chana’ or ‘Chenna’ (homemade Indian cottage cheese) is not only healthy option for consuming milk product but also good source of protein too. Unlike me many of you must hate having ‘chana’. So I have developed some recipes through which you can always consume ‘chena’. I already have shared the recipe of ‘Oats and Paneer Pancake’, which I have made the pancake with ‘chana’, and will be sharing some more recipes like ‘Paneer Cheese Toast’, ‘Chanar Kofta Curry’, ‘Chanar Dalna’ et al. This ‘Chanar Porota’ is very easy to make paratha recipe using very few ingredients. I have served it…

Chichinga Posto (Snake Gourd Curry with Poppy Seed)

I have mentioned in my earlier posts of Aloo Posto, Potol Posto, ‘Jhinge Posto’ that, I make ‘posto’ with many vegetables to be served as a side dish with dal and rice. Though this ‘Chichinga Posto’ is at the bottom of my list as I do not like ‘chichinga’ or snake gourd much. But adding onion to the curry makes a difference in taste a lot. It takes a little time to dry up the water released from snake gourd, but it is advisable to cook all vegetables in the same juice, adding a little or no water. And it…

Peper Dom (Bengali Style Light Raw Papaya Curry)

It is not that I like to have raw papaya, but I eat as it is very good for your health. The enzyme present in raw papaya is very good for our health. I have already shared another recipe with raw papaya … ‘Kancha Peper Dalna’. This recipe of ‘Peper Dom’, I learnt from my aunt whom I call ‘Fulkakima’. Once when we were having discussion on Bengali vegetarian recipes, she told me about this recipe. Some days back I tried this recipe and it was just awesome! Goodness about this recipe is it is cooked with very little oil,…

Jhinge Posto (Ridge Gourd Curry with Poppy Seeds)

As I have mentioned in my earlier many posts that I am a ‘Ghoti’ (having origin in West Bengal). And like any other ‘Ghoti’, I love ‘Posto’ (Poppy Seeds). In our house we make ‘posto’ with every possible vegetable both in winter and summer. Summer is the season when all the vegetables available in market are full of water content. When these vegetables are cooked with ‘posto’ or poppy seed paste it tastes divine. To me, those who haven’t tasted ‘posto’ of Bengali cuisine have missed a major part of Bengali cuisine. This particular dish… ‘Jhinge Posto’ can be cooked…

Oats and Paneer Pancake (Oats and Indian Cottage Cheese Pancake)

I love pancakes. So I make different types of pancakes quite often. And I keep on experimenting with pancake recipes as well. As I have mentioned in my earlier pancake recipe posts that I do not like to have oats. Since it is a very healthy breakfast option, I try to make different types of low calorie but nutritious breakfast and snack with this wonder food. Oats and Paneer Pancake is my latest addition t o that list. It is slightly sweet in taste and even tastes better if served with honey or maple syrup. Those who are vegetarian can…

Sojne Fuler Ghonto (Drumstick Blossoms Mishmash)

‘Sojne Ful’ is used in making different dishes in different in part of India, it tastes somewhat similar to wild mushrooms. This Bengali recipe is made with coconut and mustard paste. It is a known fact that Drumstick Blossoms or Moringa oleifera (Bengali Sojina or Sojne) is a wonder plant. All Parts of this plant including leaves, flowers and fruits are edible and an excellent source of protein, vitamin, calcium, potassium and antioxidants without being heavy on fats or calories. It is slightly bitter in taste than its fruit. I generally cook any bitter dish with combination of sweet vegetables….