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Bengali Masoor Dal – Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal

Bengali Masoor Dal – Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal/Soup

Light, healthy and soupy this red lentil soup/dal (masoor dal) is flavoured with loads of fresh tomatoes and coriander leaves and tempered with mustard seeds and dried red chillies. This simple and wholesome everyday Bengali style masoor dal is most satisfying and comforting food of all time. 

Bengali Masoor Dal - Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal

You can take meat, fish and vegetables away from an Indian, but you cannot take away his dal – “the core of his meal”.

~ Madhur Jaffery (Ultimate Curry Bible)

 

Bengali Masoor Dal - Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal

DAL is a versatile and nutritious and a very satisfying dish. Everyday dal  is a staple in each and every household in India and Indian meal is incomplete without dal/lentil soups. This soupy lentil dish you will find in the poorest as well as the richest homes in India. 

Nutella Swirled {Chocolate Chunk} Peanut Butter Banana Skillet Cake

Nutella Swirled {Chocolate Chunk} Peanut Butter Banana Skillet Cake

This super delicious, super decadent and super moist ONE SKILLET cake loaded with NUTELLA and PEANUT BUTTER and CHOCOLATE CHUNK goodness is super easy and extremely simple to make in just one Skillet and under half an hour. Oh and less washing-up too!! Yes! Told ya! This cake is SUPER.. 

Nutella Swirled {Chocolate Chunk} Peanut Butter Banana Skillet Cake 

“A party without cake is just a meeting”

~ Julia Child

 

Nutella Swirled {Chocolate Chunk} Peanut Butter Banana Skillet Cake

Bengali Style Egg Curry – Dimer Jhol

Bengali Style Egg Curry – Dimer Jhol (Dalna)

 

This Bengali style light and soupy egg curry (dimer jhol) a tomato – onion based gravy is extremely comforting and delicious. Light golden fired eggs and potatoes are dunked into a light and slightly sweet gravy with spices. Perfect to dunk in crusty bread or with hot steamed rice!

Bengali Style Egg Curry - Dimer Jhol (Dalna)

“Food is not about impressing people. It’s about making them feel comfortable.”
~ Ina Garten

Bengali Style Egg Curry - Dimer Jhol (Dalna)

Gluten-Free Zucchini Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Fritters With Honey-Mustard Yogurt Dip

Gluten-Free Zucchini Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Fritters With Honey-Mustard Yogurt Dip

This gluten free and guilt free Zucchini, Sweet potatoes and Chicken fritters is made with chickpea flour/ gram flour is super delicious, slightly crispy and herby and is perfect with this Honey-Mustard Yogurt Dip. Perfect for sharing!!

Gluten-Free Zucchini Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Fritters With Honey-Mustard Yogurt Dip

 

It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about — enjoying things.

~ Julia Childs

 

Gluten-Free Zucchini Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Fritters With Honey-Mustard Yogurt Dip

It’s a rainy day and a gloomy, boring and a depressing day today and when ever I see this dull weather, my heart desires and craves for some hot fritters with a cuppa tea, to brighten my day. 🙂

Gluten-Free Zucchini Sweet Potatoes and Chicken Fritters With Honey-Mustard Yogurt Dip

Spicy Lamb Liver – Kaleji Masala

Spicy Lamb/Mutton Liver – Kaleji Masala

This delicious Lamb/Mutton liver masala (Kaleji Masala) is spicy, rich and is bursting with flavours and can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a side dish with toasted crusty bread or rice or naan.

Spicy Lamb Liver - Kaleji MasalaLife is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

~ Lao Tzu

Spicy Lamb Liver - Kaleji Masala

Kalonji Baingan – Stuffed Aubergine Fry

Banarasi Kalonji Baingan – Stuffed Aubergine Fry

This famous Banarasi dish is an explosion of spicy and tangy flavours, made by stuffing baby eggplants (baingan/aubergine) with a medley of pickling spices and then frying in mustard oil tempered with Indian five spice (paanch phoron).

Kalonji Baingan - Stuffed Aubergine Fry ( Stuffed Brinjal Fry)

Food is not rational. Food is culture, habit, craving and identity.

~Jonathan Safran Foer

Kalonji Baingan - Stuffed Aubergine Fry

Chicken and Peas Pulao With Sweet-Spicy Cucumber Raita

Chicken and Peas Pulao With Sweet-Spicy Cucumber Raita

This chicken and peas pulao is aromatic, slightly spicy, and oh-so delicious. This quick and simple one pot meal is packed with flavours and makes a perfect weeknight dinner when served with a cucumber raita with hint of spices. 

Chicken and Peas Pulao With Sweet-Spicy Cucumber Raita

“Oh, I adore to cook. It makes me feel so mindless in a worthwhile way.”

~ Truman Capote

Chicken and Peas Pulao With Sweet-Spicy Cucumber Raita

 

Chicken and Peas Pulao With Sweet-Spicy Cucumber Raita

LOVE one pot meals?

Then you sure gonna love this Chicken and Peas Pulao. It is one of the amazing things you will ever taste. The taste is impeccable.  😀