Chilli Garlic and me

Friday, 27th October, 2017
Long, long ago, when Women’s Era used to adorn our houses instead of Good Housekeeping and the sole reason for subscribing to the magazine, was for the recipes featured there. It was a treasure house for new bride ...
Sunday, 2nd July, 2017
Inspired from my colleagues Tiffin, this rice dish is easy and a wholesome meal. Matki dal is very popular in Maharashtra. It is generally sprouted and keeps you fuller for a longer duration and that is why it is a favourite ...
Monday, 5th June, 2017
Dalcha – a Hyderabadi Indian stew made with mutton and lentils is an unique preparation and I absolutely loved having it on many occasions. But a more commoner’s version which is without the meat, which I stumbled ...
Monday, 22nd December, 2014    |   2 comments
Lauki or dudhi is known to be very beneficial as it helps in digestion, weight loss and is also very refreshing during summers. The recipe I am sharing with you today is very light and just celebrates the flavour of ...
Monday, 3rd November, 2014    |   2 comments
Traditionally Cabbage rolls are stuffed with rice, pork or beef mince and make a hearty meal. I made these for the first time and stuffed with soya mince and it turned out pretty nice. You can stuff it with meat mince ...
Saturday, 25th October, 2014
I have been fascinated with the vibrant colour of red cabbage and was looking for an opportunity to use it in one of my dishes. Initially I planned to be a salad to be served with the main course but then I had the bright ...
Sunday, 29th June, 2014
The moment I give a non vegetarian recipe I start feeling guilty thinking of my vegetarian friends and start raking my brains of a vegetarian dish which is equally delicious and nutritious. This one is could easily be ...
Saturday, 22nd February, 2014
I find noodles such a versatile element that you can make so many things with it. Just a few ingredients put together and you can feed a crowd within minutes. I put soyabean nuggets as it is good source of protein and ...
Monday, 23rd December, 2013
This is a very healthy recipe, ideal for fussy kids where moms like me can push in any vegetables and make it tasty. This dish can be prepared within minutes and is heart warming for winter evenings. ...
Tuesday, 15th October, 2013    |   1 comment
How often do we come across snacks or appetisers which are tasty and absolutely healthy? Today I am sharing with you a very easy, tasty and healthy snack. Beetroot has a very vibrant colour which I absolutely love and ...
Friday, 20th September, 2013
This recipe is again from my mother’s kitchen. This was my brother's favorite as were growing up and I think it still is. ...
Wednesday, 4th September, 2013
I found these gorgeous bhavnagari chillies with my local vendor and I immediately grabbed them to do this little experiment with them. So today I leave you all with the recipe of this delicious experiment. Generally, ...
Thursday, 22nd August, 2013
This is everyday cooking just tried to make it nutritious and tasty. The ingredients are easily found in every Indian kitchen. Soyabeans are the most inexpensive source of protein and is a good option for vegetarians ...
Monday, 19th August, 2013    |   1 comment
Samosas or shingara as we call in bengali, are an integral part of every Indian home and I absolutely love having them. My mom makes the most wonderful samoses with cauliflower and potato stuffing. Another place that ...
Wednesday, 27th February, 2013    |   1 comment
This is a quick fix dish which can be prepared within a few minutes and can be served either as a snack or side dish. You require no fancy ingredients to make this dish but it definitely tastes amazing. ...
Saturday, 8th December, 2012
This potato dish is from my friend Deepanjali’s kitchen. This is supposed to be a common dish in Nepali cuisine. It just takes 10 mins to prepare once you have all the ingredients ready. It is an excellent side dish ...
Monday, 17th September, 2012    |   2 comments
Bengali food is generally famous for its non vegetarian fare but most people don’t know that the vegetarian dishes that are prepared in Bengali kitchens are extremely tasty and are made with very holistic approach. ...
Sunday, 16th September, 2012
I have been caught up in so many different things that I have been neglecting the blog for some time. So today as soon as I made this dish I sat down to upload this without any further delay. This dish is a quick fix ...
Tuesday, 7th August, 2012
The recipe Iam sharing today is a vegetarian dish commonly known in hindi as kacchakela or plantain koftas in gravy. It is filling and rich and a great option for a vegetarian dish to serve in a dinner party. ...