Gurer Malpua (Indian Sweet Pancake with Jaggery)

‘Malpua’ is made up with ‘Khoya’ (evaporated milk) and served with sweetened thick milk (rabri) in Rajasthan. In Maharastra, ‘Malpua’ is made with banana or coconut. ‘Malpua’ is also served to Lord Jagannath during Rathyatra in Orissa. I know, everybody is in the festive mood because today is Rathyatra, so though of making some Malpua and offer it to Lord Jagannath. This is a famous Indian dessert enjoyed all over North and East India. It is basically a fried pancake dunked in sugar syrup. The recipe is very simple. Just mix the batter, pour it in hot ghee/oil and dip…

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Chicken Clear Soup with Egg Drops & Veggies

The other day when I made Malaidar Chicken Keema Kofta Curry there was a big bowl of chicken stock left in my refrigerator. I was thinking what could be made with this stock. Either I will make some Chicken Pulao with it or may make any soup. Finally I choose the later as I was feeling super lazy! The weather is such in Kolkata that I was thinking of having some light yet fresh and nutritious food in dinner. Moreover and we had a party yesterday at one of my friend’s place and needless to say that the food was…

Malaidar Chicken Keema Kofta Curry (Chicken Meat Ball Curry in Creamy Gravy)

I have shared my Mom’s special – Chicken Keema Kofta Curry earlier in my bog, a tasty yet flavorful recipe of chicken meatballs cooked in Indian gravy and flavored with aromatic spices. This time I have cooked this recipe without frying the keema balls but poached them in water and it gave a distinct flavour altogether. Now a days we all prefer to have less spicy foods so it is an alternative way of making the kofta curry. In fact instead of frying the masalas I have boiled them and used the puree as gravy. That way also I have…

Chicken Keema Kofta Curry (Chicken Meat Ball Curry with Indian Spices)

Had some leftover minced chicken (keema) in my refrigerator and cooked up my mom’s signature dish – Chicken Keema Kofta Curry. A tasty yet flavorful recipe of chicken meatballs cooked in Indian gravy and flavored with aromatic spices. As compare to veggie kofta curry these ones are easy to shape and cook. Traditionally keema is made from minced mutton but here I have used chicken to prepare these koftas. Chicken Koftas are cooked in two ways – either they can be cooked the way explained below or can be cooked by tossing raw keema balls in water. Either way is…

Keemawale Rajma (Kidney Beans Curry with Minced Mutton)

Keema (minced mutton or chicken) cooked on its own (Bhuna Keema Aloo Masala) is very popular. But how about pairing it with some Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) for something different? Needless to mention rajma has always been on my list of best loved choice, and am glad my parents loves it too. Whenever someone talks about rajma the next day it is sure that I’ll make Rajma Masala for dinner. Sometimes my friends and relatives wonder how I could love ‘Rajma’ so much in-spite of being a Bengali! It’s because of the food habit I have grown with since childhood…

Aloowale Paratha (Indian Flat Bread with Spicy Potato)

This is another quick version of ‘Aloo Paratha’. Whenever we make Aloo Partha, there is always some leftover aloo (potato) stuffing stored in my refrigerator. So next day I mix that stuffing with some whole wheat flour or multi grain flour and make this ‘Aloowale Paratha’. Because of the boiled and mashed potatoes the paratha becomes very very soft. This is a quick breakfast or tiffin option too. I mostly make Aloo Paratha for Sunday breakfast or brunch and make this ‘Aloowale Paratha’ on next day lunchbox. So next time when you’ll make Aloo Paratha, make sure that there is…

Punjabi Methi ki Roti (Indian Flat Bread with Fenugreek Leaves)

Paratha is flat bread which is a very popular breakfast item in North India. Nowadays, it has found its place in all parts of India. Paratha is also called as parathe or paranthe. There are two main types of paratha available. One is stuffed paratha (like Aloo Paratha, Muli Paratha, Gobi Paratha, Paneer Paratha etc) and the other is normal paratha. Today, I am sharing a paratha made with fenugreek leaves or methi. This paratha called as ‘Methi Paratha’. It is a popular breakfast dish in Punjab and hence Icall it as ‘Punjabi Methi ki Roti’. This ‘Punjabi Methi ki…