Friday, 27 September 2013

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Recipe of the day: Rice Curry

Helloo foodies! How are you? Hope you enjoy my recipes. Today, I’m going to share a traditional recipe  of Bengal. Try it and tell me how that is…..

Recipe of the day

 Rice Curry


  • Gobinda Bhog Rice or any flavored rice: -               1cup
  • Potato (medium size):-                                           4 piece 
  • Ginger paste: -                                                      1tablespoon
  • Tomato (slice in four pieces):-                                1 piece
  • Green chilies: -                                                      2 pieces
  • Cumin Seeds: -                                                       1/2teaspoon  
  • Red Chili Powder (if you want):-                              1/2 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri red Chili Powder: -                                    1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder: -                                                      1/2teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder: -                                                1teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder: -                                                 1/2teaspoon
  • Bay leaves: -                                                           2 pieces
  • Green Cardamom: -                                                  2 pieces
  • Cinnamon: -                                                             1 inch.
  • Cloves: -                                                                 4-5
  • Mace (jaitri):-                                                        1/6 tsp.
  • Cashew: -                                                                4-5
  • Raisin: -                                                                  9-10
  • Oil: -                                                                      1Cup(150gm)
  • Ghee (if you want):-                                                 1teaspoon
  • Sugar: -                                                                  1/3teaspoon
  • Salt: -                                                                     to taste


  1. Wash the rice very well, drain the water and keep aside.
  2. Cut the potatoes in cube pieces. Crushed the green cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, mace and keep aside.
  3. Full heat the oil in a pan and add the bay leaves, cumin seeds and crushed garam mashala one by one and fry for 15-20 seconds. When it smells, add the potatoes, turmeric powder and salt in it and mix well.
  4. When the color of potatoes should take up a bit of brownish; add the rice and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Now, add the ginger paste, tomato and green chili and fry again for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add ¼ cup water, all the powders of ingredients, and sugar in it & cook for 2-3min.
  7. When it becomes dry add about 2 cups of water and stirs well.
  8. Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
  9. Take it off the flame and add the ghee when the potato well cooked.
  10. Serve hot with Rice or Roti or Paratha.

Tips of the day

1. Sometimes, it’s very difficult to chop raisin. The easiest way to chop raisins; sprinkle some flour over them so they don't stick. Cut with a small kitchen scissors as required.
2. A tsp. each of ginger juice and honey to be warmed and taken just before sleeping, to bring relief from severe cough. Repeat every night for a week.

Question of the day


Where is the rice originated from?

Question 6. Ans. Shri Dharma Sastha temple; a Hindu temple, located at the village Sasthamcotta, Kerala, India.

That’s all for today. Take care of your family and yourself. Namaskar.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Recipe of the day: Aloo Ki Chop (Potato Patties in Indian style)


Helloo foodies! Today, I’m going to share a recipe of a very popular and famous snacks of Bengal. Try it……I know. You will fall in love with it!

Recipe of the day

Aloo Ki Chop (Potato Patties in Indian style)


  • Potato(small size): -                                       4 pieces
  • Gram flour (Besan):-                                      250gm.
  • Onion(medium size) (cut in fine pices):-          2 pieces
  • Garlic pest:-                                                 2teaspoon
  • Green chilli (cut in small pices):-                    2-3 pieces 
  • Red chilli Powder (if you want):-                    1/2teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder:-                                             1/4teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder:-                                       1/2teaspoon
  • Mustard oil:-                                                2Cup(300gm)
  • Salt:-                                                           to taste


  1.  Boil the potatoes very well and make a mold with salt.
  2.      Heat ¼ cup oil in a pan and fry the onions. When the color of onion should take up a bit of brownish, add garlic and green chili. Fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add potato, all powders, and salt in it and mix very well.
  4. Cook for 3-4 min and then keep aside and let it cool.
  5. Divide the potato mixture into equal lemon sized balls and flatten them with your palm. 
  6. Take a big bowl. Put gram flower, water and salt in it mix well so that no lumps remain. Remember; take water to need to make a thick batter so that it coats the stuffing nicely. 
  7. Add 1 tsp of hot oil while making the batter.
  8. Heat the oil for deep frying.
  9. Dip each flattened piece in the batter and deep fry till golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with chutney or ketchup .

* This preparation would taste best when have with Muri (puffed-rice).

Tips of the day

1. If you want to keep biscuits fresh for a longer time, put a piece of blotting paper at the bottom of the container.
2. To keep vegetables fresh for a long time, wrap them in aluminum-foil and place in the refrigerator. 

Question of the day

Tell me friends, which ingredient from our kitchen makes the chops more crunchy; if you add a pinch of it in the batter?

Question 5. Ans. Fishes are marinated with Turmeric and Salt before cooking to avoid the growth of bacteria which is the cause of rotten the fish. Also, marinating increases the taste of fish and gives a good color to the fried fish.

That’s all for today. Please give me your feedback about the blog. Take care. Namaskar.

Monday, 16 September 2013

Recipe of the day: Avial (onam spacial)

Helloo foodies! How are you all? Ohh…..after a long time I meet you! Hope you all are well. My holidays were very nice…..enjoyed lots! Now, it’s time for a new recipe. Today, we all have celebrated Onam festival. It’s one of the most colorful festival of India. So, I want to share a special recipe today. Hope you like it……..

Recipe of the day

avial (kerala)

  • Yam: -                                                          150 gm.
  • Ash gourd:-                                                  150 gm.
  • Raw bananas: -                                              2 piece  
  • Drumstick veggies :-                                      2 piece
  • Potato:-                                                        1 piece
  • Carrot:-                                                        2 piece
  • Peas:-                                                           1/2 cup
  • Curd(Sour):-                                                 1 cup
  • Turmeric powder:-                                        1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves:-                                               9-10      
  • Coconut/refine oil:-                                       1/4 cup 
  • Salt:-                                                            to taste

For paste:

  • Coconut: -                                     1/2
  • Green chili: -                                  2-3 piece  
  • Cumin seeds: -                                1tsp.



  1. Grind together the coconut, green chilies and cumin seeds to make a fine paste, adding very little water. Mix the curd to the ground paste and keep aside.
  2. Peel and chop all the vegetables into medium pieces.
  3. Cook the vegetables with very little water, salt, turmeric powder and 2-3 curry leaves.
  4. Heat the oil. Add curry leaves, cooked vegetables, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Add the past and stir well. Cook for 5min.
  5. Serve hot with rice.

* You may add more vegetables in it.
*You may garnish with grated coconut.

Tips of the day

1. Drink one glass of light worm water with 1 tablespoon honey and juice of lemon (½) in the morning (before breakfast); it’s very helpful to prevent obesity and good for your skin too.
2. Cucumber is natural toner. Use cucumber juice with rose water on your face after cleansing; it works like magic to refresh your skin!

Question of the day

Onam as everyone knows is the national festival of Kerala, is a time of jubilation and celebration. But Onam is also a great time for the monkeys in a temple in south Kerala. During the Onam season these monkeys are served a grand feast. Please name the temple where this unique offering is made?

Question 4. Ans. The fifth avatar, Vamana, appeared in the Tretayuga in order to destroy Bali, the king of demons. He came during a huge ceremony conducted by the king and cleverly asked for just three feet of land, measured by his own small feet. Vamana covered whole of the earth and the heaven, subduing Bali into his feet.

That’s all for today. Enjoy the festival with your family and keep smiling. Please feel free to write your opinion. Take care. Namaskar.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Recipe of the day: Macher kalia (fish in red curry)

Hello lovely foodies! How are you? It's now time for new recipe! Here is a Bengali recipe, called 'Macher Kalia', exclusively for you. 
Kalia is a very rich preparation of meat; originated in Bangladesh. A lot of oil or ghee with a spice sauce are used to make the dish. It’s usually based on ground ginger and fresh shallots pasted or fried along with a tempering of garam mashala. But, now, people make this dish not only with meat, but with fish or boiled egg also. The preparation of the dish becomes quite light to digest easily!

Try it and please will give me your feedback. Here we go…… 

Recipe of the day

Macher kalia (fish in red curry)


  • Fish (Rohu or any solid fish): -                     500gm.
  • Onion (slice in fine pieces):-                         2 piece 
  • Ginger paste: -                                             1/2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: -                                              1/2 teaspoon
  • Tomato (slice in four pieces):-                     1 piece
  • Green chili: -                                                3-4 piece
  • Fresh Coriander: -                                        1/3 cup
  • Red Chili Powder (if you want):-                    1/2 teaspoon
  • Kashmiri red Chili Powder:-                           1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder: -                                             1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder: -                                       1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder: -                                        1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam Mashala Powder: -                               1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard / Refined Oil: -                                1 Cup(150gm)
  • Sugar: -                                                          1/5 teaspoon
  • Salt: -                                                             to taste



  1. Wash the fish and marinate with Turmeric Powder & Salt before cooking.                  
  2. Full heat the oil in a pan & fry the fish till brown.
  3. In the same oil that was used to fry the fish, pour in the onion .
  4. When the color of onion should take up a bit of brownish, add the ginger paste, garlic paste, tomato & fry for 2-3 min.
  5. Add ¼ cup water, all the powders of ingredients, salt, sugar & cook for 2-3 min.
  6. Add the fried fish, green chili and mix well.
  7. Add about 2 cup of water and stir well.
  8. Cover and let it cook for 10 minutes on low flame.
  9. Take it off the flame after 10 minutes. Add the garam mashala powder and mix well. Cover it for 5 min.
  10. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  11. Serve hot with Rice or Polaw or Fried Rice.

Tips of the day

 1. Friends, do you know that lemon is natural bleach? To protect your skin from sun-burn, mix lemon-juice (1/3) with cold milk (2/3) and apply it to your face. Stay for 5min, wash with cold water and see the magic!

2. To get a brand-new look of your mirror, spray water on it and clean with any paper; it will be sparkling again.

Question of the day


Why we usually marinate the fish with Turmeric Powder & Salt before cooking?

Question3. Ans. KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken); headquartered in Louiseville, Kentucky.

Time to go now! Please share your thoughts about the blog with me. If you want any special recipe, feel free to write. One more thing, I will be not able to post in next 12 days. So, we will meet again on 16.09.2013! Till then, good bye………take care. Namaskar.