Kung Pao Chicken with Cashewnuts

 Kung Pao Chicken with Cashewnuts

 Kung Pao Chicken with Cashewnuts

Today’s recipe KUNG PAO CHICKEN with CASHEWNUTS. A very easy, simple and delicious Chinese dish which tickles your tastebuds.

  Kung Pao Chicken with Cashewnuts


Hubby requested Chinese food for dinner today. Frankly speaking I got really bored and tired of eating the usual chilli chicken, chicken manchurian, garlic chicken at our local Chinese eateries and takeaways.  I wanted to try something new that would give our tastebuds a new dimension, so down I went  to achieve a tastebud tingling Kung Pao Chicken with Cashewnuts. Read more


Coriander Chicken

Coriander Chicken- Dhonepata Diye Murgir Mangsho 


Today’s recipe CORIANDER CHICKEN- DHONEPATA DIYE MURGIR MANGSHO. Made with my beautiful aromatic home grown coriander leaves fresh from the herb garden.

DSC_2607newOff late I have fallen in love with gardening and growing my own veggies; not only me but my beloved hubby too. So much so he insisted on growing sweetcorn and dwarf beans. Yes you heard it right sweetcorn growing in an apartment in grow bags; with unpredictable British weather, where the season changes with every blink of an eye. Next awaiting the strawberries 🙂

Its just been over a week i have sowed the chillies, sweetcorn and dwarf beans seeds. I was surprised to see them sprout within 3 days of sowing.


Now back to Coriander chicken or green chicken as my sister calls it; this recipe has been handed over to me by my mother. It is a simple chicken preparation made with lots of fragrant coriander leaves. This chicken preparation is dry (makha-makha) but you can always alter the consistency of the gravy as per your taste. It is a mild dish with full of flavour, and I am sure it will tantalise your taste-buds.


Coriander Chicken
A mild, delicious chicken preparation with fresh coriander leaves.
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  1. 800gms chicken washed, patted dry and cut in medium pieces
  2. 3 onions, thinly sliced
  3. 1 small tomato, chopped
  4. 2 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  5. 75gms coriander
  6. 2-3 strands mint leaves (optional)
  7. 2-3 green chillies
  8. 50 grams yoghurt
  9. 1 ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  10. 1 ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  11. 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  12. 2 bay leaves
  13. salt as per taste
  14. sugar as per taste
  15. vegetable oil as required
  1. Marinate the chicken with ginger garlic paste and salt and keep aside.
  2. Meanwhile whiz together coriander, mint, chillies & yoghurt and keep it aside for later use.
  3. Heat oil in a thick bottom pan, temper the oil with bay leaves. Then add the sliced onions and fry on medium heat until the onions turn golden brown.
  4. Add the marinated chicken pieces and sauté till chicken loses its raw colour and turns golden yellow.
  5. Add the chopped tomato, turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder mix well and continue cooking the chicken for another 5-10 minutes.
  6. Now add the coriander paste and mix well continue cooking. When you see oil seeping out at the edges add about a half a cup of warm water. Mix well. Check for the seasoning at this point, add salt or sugar as per your taste.
  7. Cover and cook the chicken on low heat. When cooked and you find the gravy too thin, uncover the pot and reduce the gravy by using some higher heat.
  8. Serve hot with rice or roti.
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DSC_0090nI hope you enjoy this delicious Coriander chicken. 



First Ever Post- Excited!!!

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I am ArpitaThe Gastronomic “Bong”, the novice  writer, recipe developer and photographer of this food blog. Like every Bong (bengali), I am very passionate about eating and cooking and not to forget talking. I am SO excited to be writing my first post on my pristine {Fabulous!} Blog! Food and blogging has always fascinated me therefore I decided to take the plunge! I have a lot to share with all you lovely people out there and hope you will all enjoy my recipes and I would succeed in my endeavour of tantalising your taste buds!

Born in a Bengali family and growing up in Mumbai, the most culturally-diverse city, I had a fair share of knowing multicultural food. The kitchen was always the hub of activity, where everyone gathered to talk, eat and share life while amazing food was being created. I am so happy to have you here in my virtual kitchen and hope you will return again and again.

Food and art are an integral part of my life. Food cooking has always fascinated me. I loved (I still do) and gorged on the lip smacking food my Ma cooked. She is a great cook. I have always seen her cook with such passion and speed. She is one of my greatest inspiration. Whenever I used to get time I helped my Ma in the kitchen doing small things. I started experimenting my culinary skills on my parents and some of my close friends who were my testers; my little Guinea pigs.

I am a foodie and my love of food took on a new dimension about four years ago, when another foodie entered my life my hubby. I moved from Mumbai to United Kingdom after Marriage. Both of us love to travel and try different cuisines be it regional or international. We had our fair share of excellent and non edible food experiences. My hubby’s love of food acted as a catalyst for my love for food and culinary experiments. As its said the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach and I can tell you; that’s certainly the case 🙂 .

I am not entirely self-taught when it comes to the kitchen and I am still learning as I go through cookbooks, magazines, television shows, the Internet, and a tremendous amount of trial and error. I stopped fearing the unknown and gladly accepted to make mistakes in the process of uncovering secret flavours, new techniques, or just a new perspective on an old ingredient.

I am very passionate about baking. I vividly remember the first time I baked a cake, oh what a feeling it was.. I was ecstatic!!! That feeling really urged me to a venture to take up baking seriously and now I run a small home bakery. My love for baking turned me from an IT engineer to a baker ! So you can imagine how madly in love with baking I am !

My goal is to spread the aromas and flavours of my kitchen to yours, spread the smiles that good food bring to us and our loved one. I hope with this food blog I could persuade you to run into your kitchen and stir & whip up what you have seen here, and the confidence to know that you can do it!