Category Archives: Indian Cuisines

Chingri Malaikari: A Royal Bengali Classic Dish

Chingri Malaikari or Coconut Prawn Curry, is a very famous and popular Bengali main course served with white Rice or Plain Pulao for lunch or dinner on special occasions or if you are like me for no rhyme or reason. I read it somewhere on a restaurant menu in which it was described as a ”Royal Bengali Classic”. It indeed is!

Chingri Malaikari: A Royal Bengali Classic Dish
Chingri Malaikari: A Royal Bengali Classic Dish

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No Tricks Chick Peas Salad

Does the salad feel tricked when mixed nicely with some chickpeas?Even if it does or doesn’t, you can trick your mind and appetite to savour some healthy salad snack with succulent pieces of protein filled chickpeas. Ideal for an afternoon snack or side dish or even full meal lunch for those of you consciously makes an effort to eat healthy like me, this dish is a chick’s play.

No Tricks Chick Peas Salad
No Tricks Chick Peas Salad

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Eid Mubarak: Murg Pulau is Ready!

Faith to each, festival to all and feast for your appetite! On the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the largely celebrated Islamic festival marking the end of the fasting month, it is time to unleash your gourmand self. The dish that can very well be your flagship on the dining table can be the Murg Pulao which is an easy rice recipe made with chicken and aromatic spices.

Eid Mubarak: Murg Pulau is Ready!
Eid special Murg Pulau

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A Hearty Bowl of Soup With Chickpeas and Spinach

“The chicks are not letting me live in peace…”, sadly laments Chickpeas wondering why it is not chick-peace! Sitting inside the bowl with a heavy heart and a spinning head, it asks the spinach to spin some love around it. If you are also in the need for some peace, for your appetite that is, try some chickpeas prepared so easily with some splendid spinach leaves. Stay away from the chicken in your menu, even the chicks who steal the peace from you – instead give chance to ‘chickpeas’ – this vegetarian dish with a combination of all the protein and minerals you need to enjoy a delicious meal. And the best part is, it’s one of the most cost-effective way to acquiring protein.

A Hearty Bowl of Soup With Chickpeas and Spinach
A Hearty Bowl of Soup With Chickpeas and Spinach

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Flip-flop Prawn Croquettes Become Chingrir Chop

“To prawn or not to prawn, that is the question” – Certainly Shakespeare did not give enough thoughts on prawns as he was too busy cooking up recipes related with words and literature. So for those who are too busy with day to day banalities of life and not have enough mind-space and stomach-space to give for prawns, I have brought this easy-peasy formula to introduce prawns and peace into their gastronomic experiences.

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