Butter Naan (Indian Flat Bread with Butter)

I have tried making naan several times using recipes from the internet, cookbooks and cookery shows. But all my attempts flopped and I always ended up with tough, rubbery or partially cooked flour disks. Then one day my cousin Sreya shared me her quick recipe and photos of the naan she made and I decided to give it one last try. Finally, these naans turned out to be so good and soft. Traditionally ‘Naan’ is made in ‘Tandoor’ (Indian traditional clay oven). But I made this Butter Naan in my OTG. It was less just 3-4 minutes for each batch…


Whole Wheat Garlic Naan (Indian Flat Bread with Garlic)

‘Naan’ is one of the most popular Indian flat bread. Whenever we visit restaurant or a Dhaba for lunch or dinner we never miss to order ‘Naan’. When we talk about ‘Naan’, the first thing that comes to our mind is ‘Tandoor’ (An earthen clay pot where Indian flat bread like Naan, Tandoori Roti, Tandoori Chicken etc. are made). But with very few ingredients ‘Naan’ can be made at home without a tandoor. I have made ‘Butter Naan’ in oven but never made ‘naan’ on gas stove before. This time I made ‘Naan’ with whole wheat flour or ‘Atta’. ‘No…

Paneer Butter Masala (Indian Cottege Cheese Curry in Buttery Creamy Gravy)

‘Paneer Butter Masala’ or ‘Paneer Makhani/Makhni’ is a popular vegetarian dish of Northern Indian. The goodness of fresh paneer when cooked in ‘makhni’ gravy with loads of butter it gives a heavenly flavour to the curry. It is not everyday meal curry but for a special occasion you can always make this sumptuous rich curry. I served it with ‘Whole Wheat Garlic Naan’. You can serve with any other Indian flat bread or some vegetable pulao….

Mango Ice Cream

I always try to share quick and easy recipe for you. Those who have little kids at home must face a problem of making icecreams for their little ones. Today I’ll be sharing my quick and easy recipe of homemade ice cream. I have made ‘Mango Icecram’ last weekend with three ingredients … mango pulp, fresh cream and milkmaid. If you do not have milkmaid at home, simply reduce some full fat milk adding some sugar to the consistency of milkmaid and use in the icecream!

Mango Barfi (Mango Fudge)

‘Barfi’ is a dense milk based sweet from Northern India where the milk is boiled with sugar for long hours unless it becomes semi-solid consistency. There are different other types of ‘Barfi’ too like ‘besan barfi’ (made with gram flour), ‘kaaju barfi’ (made with cashews), ‘pista barfi’ (made with ground pistachios), ‘coconut barfi’ (made with desiccated coconut), ‘chocolate barfi’ (made with cocoa powder) etc. The flavor of a ‘barfi’ is often enhanced adding dry fruits such as cashew, pistachio, almond, raisin etc. and spices such as cardamom or rose water. Normally they are cut into squares or into diamond shapes….

Mango Kulfi (Frozen Milk based dessert with Mango)

‘Kulfi’ is an Indian frozen milk based dessert. Traditionally ‘kulfi’ is prepared by evaporating sweetened and flavoured milk. In the process of making ‘kulfi’ one needs to continuously stir the milk until it becomes thick condensed milk consistency. It needs a little patience. The mango puree used in this recipe is from ‘Himsagar Mango’. You can do it with any other variety of Mangos too. But keep in mind use those variety which is sweet in taste else you will have to add a lot sugar. In this recipe, to thicken the Kulfi mix, I have used rice flour instead…

Mango Sandesh (Mango Fudge)

Today I’m going to share a recipe which is much loved by Bongs … ‘Mango Sandesh’ (Mango Fudge). We Bengalis are known for our passion for food especially for sweet like ‘Rosogolla’ and ‘Sandesh’. And mango is the king of all fruits to me. Since this is the season of mango why not to share a very simple ‘Mango Sandesh’ recipe with very few ingredients!I made this ‘Mango Sandesh’ for my childhood friend whom I mate after 22 long years. The ‘Mango Sandesh’ I made for this occasion came out much more than I expected. It has a nice sweet…