Chicken Keema Masala

Chicken Keema Masala Recipe, Indian Minced Chicken RecipeThis is fresh, spicy, and homemade minced chicken or chicken keema for the winter-struck soul.  Continue reading

Rose Sondesh ~ a Rose Mithai for Diwali

Rose Sondesh, Rose Shondesh, Rose Sandesh, Rose Mithai

The soft goodness of Sondesh with the flavor of real rose…

Sondesh is a type of sweet treat that is typical to Kolkata or (Calcutta, if you please!) And it’s notorious for it’s popularity among Bengalis! It is high in protein because it’s made with cheese or ‘chhana’ or ‘chena’ that is derived from fresh whole milk. The added delight to this is the number of flavors it comes in. Sondesh can be consumed as a treat just by itself, a snack or even dessert. I do know people in Calcutta who literally need to eat one sondesh a day after their meal or that meal remains incomplete! But then again, we have to agree that in Calcutta sweets are not only popular, they are readily and very easily available in the city. Outside Bengal, it is known as ‘sandesh‘. Continue reading

Homemade Whole Milk Yogurt ~ Happy 4th of July!

Homemade whole milk yogurt or dahi or curd Recipe - July 4th weekend

Happy Red, White and Blue! ~ America celebrates and so do I, with my homemade yogurt success on July 4th🙂

My joy of triumph knows no bounds. Why? You are talking to a yogurt lover about the joy of making her own whole milk yogurt at home. And my ‘success’ coincided with the 4th of July. For real. 
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Hakkasan New York ~ a Michelin Star Restaurant Review

Hakkasan New York Michelin Star Restaurant ReviewGoing by what a Chinese food fanatic I am and then when I went to a Michelin Star Cantonese restaurant with family and friends during my recent visit to New York, I could not help but share the experience here. I am, by no means, a professional restaurant reviewer. This is my experience and thoughts on Hakkasan, New York. 
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Aloo Gobi (South Indian style)

Aloo Gobi Recipe (south indian style)

Cauliflower with potatoes ~ Aloo Gobi

This is a no hassle quick vegetarian recipe. After eating this one of my friends, who is from South India herself, told me “Sumana, it tastes so good. Like temple food.”  Continue reading

Potstop ~ Your one-stop shop for home and garden decor

Potstop Pottery Shop Talavera Home Garden Interior decoration store

Just a snippet of what’s yet to come…

This is treasure island for all those you love your decorating your garden, patio, front yard, backyard and interiors! 
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Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries

Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries Recipe

You may call this Relish or just ‘Chutney’, it’s perfect for summer and very versatile

Coming from the tropics myself, papaya was readily available everywhere. Typically a ripened papaya is consumed as it is, like a fruit. But a green or unripened one was usually used for savory dishes.
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Thai Red Curry ~ Vegetarian

Thai Red Curry Vegetarian Recipe

Delicious and wholesome!

If you know Thai cuisine, you will know the Thai curries. And on the first day of Spring, here’s presenting you a colorful and nutritious dish with veggies galore and tofu.  Continue reading

Chocolate Bundt Cake

Chocolate Bundt cake recipe

Warm, moist chocolate cake with no frosting!

Let’s not do the math and see for how long I have gone amiss from the blogosphere. But some of you have asked me with a bewildered expression, “You’ve stopped blogging. WHY?!”  Continue reading

Chicken and Potato Herb Roast

Chicken and Potato Herb Roast Recipe, Laura Vitale

A one-pan chicken and potato roast with herbs ~ an easy and delicious, no-fuss meal..

Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year”

One of my favorite Christmas songs and here is a recipe to match it.

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