Kosha Mangsho

Kosha Mangsho is a Bengali cuisine recipe. The key differentiating ingredient used here are potatoes, that sets it apart from other mutton gravies in the Indian cuisine. Also, it has more gravy than juice, a consequence of slow cooking, retaining the moisture of the mutton- ‘Kosha’ means sautéed and ‘Mangsho’ means mutton in Bengali. Kosha Mangsho is sweet…

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo is a classic Italian cuisine fare! The key ingredients are Fettuccine pasta, Parmesan cheese and butter, making it one of the simplest pasta recipes of all time. Italian chef Alfredo Di Lelio invented this dish after whom the recipe takes its name. It is very mild yet pungent on the palate and extremely…

Nargisi Kofta

Nargisi Kofta is a Hyderabadi royalty on a platter! Inspired by the flower-Nargis, Narcissus tazetta-this dish is a sight for sore eyes! Nargisi Kofta is served with the kebab placed over the sauce, both of which are made separately. Here, the kebab is a flavour bomb which is complemented by the tangy sauce. So what better way…

Tamarind Rice

Tamarind Rice is a classic South Indian recipe and varies across Deccan plateau. However, the core ingredient is tamarind, which gives the necessary kick on the palate and transforms the plain boiled rice to a lip-smacking dish! Here, I have tried to recreate the basic version. The key in this recipe is to balance all…

Chicken Pasanda

Chicken Pasanda is a signature dish of the Mughal legacy; ‘pasanda’ means favourite in Urdu, referring to the prime cuts of the meat. High on aromatic spices and dry fruits, it is also an easy and delicious non-vegetarian main course. Try it if you want to divert from the usual chicken routine and want to…

Fattoush

Fattoush is a famous Levantine salad dish which is also very easy to make. It is wholesome and nutritious meal that scores high with the weight-watchers too! An exotic quick fix to your boring salad routine, Fattoush is like a breath of fresh air, quite literally a garden on your plate! The key differentiating factor…

Magur Machher Jhol

Magur Machher Jhol, a Bengali-style Asian Catfish Curry, is my favourite fish recipe yet! It is a beautiful dish which has extremely strong flavours and spices. This recipe combines the aromatic characteristics of mustard seeds with the tanginess of tomatoes and dry mango powder, that essentially forms the tasty curry base. This dish is originally…

Dal Makhani

Dal Makhani, is a classic Punjabi cuisine recipe. It is now a popular item on the Indian menu globally. Being slightly mild on the palate, it is a widely accepted accompaniment. Dal Makhani, is essentially an amalgamation of black gram and cream and takes more than 10 hours to prepare. Hence it often reserved for…

Orange Chicken

Orange Chicken is light Chinese chicken recipe. It is more popular in America as it is not so spicy on the palate. Here, the chicken is cooked in orange juice giving it a tangy twist. Try this lip-smacking version of chicken fare for a light and easy-to-make meal! Ingredients: Serves 3-4 500g chicken, small cut…

Amrakhand

Amrakhand is a delicious variant of the Indian dessert Shrikhand. Originating in Maharashtra and Gujarat, this recipe essentially anchors on one core seasonal ingredient, mangoes; ‘amra’ means mango in  Marathi. With the mango season in full swing, you can make Amrakhand with any variety of mango. Here, I have used Sindura mango, it is reddish-green in…

Kung Pao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken, one word- tantalising! Here, I have tried to recreate the authentic version using the main ingredient, the pungent Sichuan peppers and man, they are hot! That just takes the dish to a whole new level of spicy! This recipe is a popular Chinese dish in the Indian markets and makes for a…

Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe is simple Roman dish that is extremely easy to put together. It translates to simply cheese and pepper; and that’s all there is to this amazing simple Roman recipe. Here, the star ingredient is the pasta water that does all the magic! Quite literally! The pasta water essentially amalgamates the buttery, peppery…