Peyaj dea Musur Dal (Pink Lentils with Onion)

This is an ‘musur dal’ recipe that I prefer most amongst all ‘masoor dal’ or pink lentil recipes. As the name says this is a ‘dal’ recipe prepared with ‘peyaj’ or onion and tempered with ‘panch foran’ or Bengal five spices. This ‘dal’ goes very well with both steamed rice and roti. If you prefer to have this ‘dal’ with rice, try this with ‘Chingrimach dea Panch Torkari’. For a simple lunch this combination is ideal with some green salad by side. This ‘Peyaj dea Musur Dal’ can be a part of ideal comfort food!

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Kanchalonka dea Murgir Jhol (Light Chicken Curry with Green Chillies)

Every home has some special recipes that are very unique and you won’t find those in any recipe book. ‘Kanchalonka dea Murgir Jhol’ is one of them which Maa often make depending on the availability of vegetables. But two vegetables that are common are ‘Kancha Pepe’ or Raw Papaya and ‘Aloo’ or potato ofcourse other than chicken. This is a very light chicken curry, ideal for summer days and when you want to fix a quick lunch. The smell of ‘kanchlonka’ or green chillies in the curry goes very well with papaya. There is minimal use of maslas too. You…

Khaman Dhokla (Savory Cake made with Gram Flour)

‘Khaman Dhokla’ is a famous and nutritious Gujarati snack. Using very few ingredients ‘Khaman Dhokla’ can be prepared very easily at home. Main ingredient for preparing this recipe is gram flour, mixed with few other ingredients. It is prepared steaming the batter till it becomes soft and fluffy. I always make ‘Khaman Dhokla’ in microwave so I’m sharing the microwave version. Beating the batter is the main trick to a fluffy ‘Khaman Dhokla’. Like the cake batter more you beat, the more air is incorporated in the batter. Before adding Eno (Fruit Salt) or any other rising agent briskly whisk…

Masala Pav (Spicy Stuffed Veggies Bun)

‘Masala Pav’ (Spicy Bread) is another famous Mumbai street food like ‘Pav Bhaji’. This is also a breakfast/snack recipe that can be made very easily. The ‘Pav’ or buns are sliced horizontally and then they are stuffed with a vegetable stuffing cooked with some spices. To add more taste I apply some butter in the ‘Pav’. If you wish you can lightly toast them too. Just serve it with tomato ketchup and some chopped onion and coriander. It is a good option for your kid’s lunch box too….

Pav Bhaji (Spicy and Tangy Veggies with Bun)

‘Pav Bhaji’ is one of the most popular street-food of Mumbai. I prepare ‘Pav Bhaji’ often at home during winter season and also whenever I get these fresh vegetables available in market. ‘Pav Bhaji’ was one Mumbai Street Food that I loved when I visited Mumbai, though each vendor of ‘Pav Bhaji’ is slightly different from others. In Kolkata also ‘Pav Bhaji’ available but that unique flavour of Mumbai street-food is missing!While making ‘Pav Bhaji’, I personally prefer to use the Amul butter, but you can use any brand. The vegetables that are usually added to ‘Pav Bhaji’ are cauliflower,…

Muri Ghonto (Fish Head Pulao)

My today’s dish is ‘Muri Ghonto’! This is one of the favourite dishes of Bengali. We do not cook it frequently. Sometimes on Sunday lunch it is prepared in our home. Many people cook this delicacy in different ways, sometimes with different kinds of ‘dal’ (lentil) or vegetables like cauliflower, pumpkin, potato and sometimes with ‘poha’ or ‘chira’ (flattened rice) too. I cook this dish with fish head, ‘gobindobhog rice’ (this variety of rice is available in West Bengal only. Though you can use any similar variety of rice too) and potatoes with some Indian spices. You can always substitute…

Macher Matha dea Bhaja Mooger Dal (Split Moong Dal with Fish Head)

‘Dal’ is very essential part of any Indian meal. We cook different types of ‘dal’ every day in our meal. The recipe that I’ll share today, ‘Macher Matha dea Bhaja Mooger Dal’ is not a everyday ‘dal’ but a special occasion ‘dal’. This ‘dal’ is mainly cooked in a lunch on any marriage function or on a special occasion. This is a rich preparation and cooked with fish heads of about 2.5-3 kg weight. This is a little time consuming but very tasty preparation. Try this on any special occasion at your home ….. Notes: ~ Always fry the fish…