Dessert, The Nolen Gur Series

The Nolen Gur Series : Part II ~ Naarkel Naru

Naarkel Naru, Coconut balls with Nolen Gur

Naarkel Naru or Sweet Coconut Balls, a sweet treat made with just 3 ingredients, makes an appearance as the second part of my Nolen Gur Series. It’s a very versatile recipe and I say so because you can actually use this even as filling for other Indian desserts such as Patishapta, Pithe, etc. For my Patishapta (Indian crepe) recipe, click here. Continue reading “The Nolen Gur Series : Part II ~ Naarkel Naru”

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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 “Thai Red Curry ~ Vegetarian”

Baked Goods, Chicken

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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Travel and Food, Uncategorized

Chicago and Jazz

Chicago travel and live jazz music, Andy's Jazz Club and Restaurant
“Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz.” ~ Sonny Rollins

The holiday season has begun and here I am catching up on my blogging! I have been away from blogging for 3 weeks and I finally got the time this weekend to post about my live jazz music experience!
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Chicken, Uncategorized

Thai Basil Chicken ~ Pad Kra Pao Gai

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe, pad kra pao gai Recipe
Delicious, simple-to-cook and so comforting..

It’s Thanksgiving Week and I love Asian food. With these two facts established, this is an easy dish for your Thanksgiving table, or when you want a quick yummy something after all that shopping on Black Friday!  Continue reading “Thai Basil Chicken ~ Pad Kra Pao Gai”

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The Little Tea Set

Littl eDanish tea set from Solvang, CA, photography nikon lens

The temperature has dropped all of a sudden with rainfall to accompany it. The result is super chilly weather. And all I can think of is hot tea to comfort me in this cold!  Continue reading “The Little Tea Set”

Rice, Seafood, Uncategorized

Kerala Fish Curry ~ a Malabar coast recipe

Kerala Fish curry recipe
This tangy and spicy fish curry has a unique flavor from the various spices used especially Malabar tamarind

Hello blogosphere and my readers! I am back after what seems like ages (to me..) Therefore, let me bring you this fish recipe, that is extremely popular in the southern Indian state of Kerala but novel to my kitchen.  Continue reading “Kerala Fish Curry ~ a Malabar coast recipe”

Dessert, Uncategorized

Kalakand ~ Indian dairy-based dessert (and my 50th blog post!)

Kalakand ~ Indian dairy-based dessert recipe
Kalakand ~ a traditional Indian dessert made in the simplest way possible

Shubho Bijoya and Happy Dussehra! The festive season is very much on. So here is an Indian dessert, the easiest to make, with just two main ingredients. Continue reading “Kalakand ~ Indian dairy-based dessert (and my 50th blog post!)”

Rice, Seafood, Uncategorized

Shrimp, Cauliflower and Potato Curry ~ Chingri diye Phulkopi

Indian Shrimp Potato and Cauliflower Curry ~ Phulkopi Chingri Recipe
A true Bengali dish, goes best with hot steamed rice!

One of my personal favorites, this dish is not just special to me but to most Bengalis I know! A flavorful dish with shrimps (or prawns), cauliflower and potatoes! Comfort food, at it’s best. 
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Baked Goods, Dessert, Uncategorized

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
Makes for a perfect dessert. Relish it with some whipped cream if you may 🙂

Fall is here now but till a few days back, at the tail end of summer, I could still spot some pineapples at my local grocery store. I got one home. Soon after that it so happened that we were to have dinner with some close friends and I decided to take dessert. I had my tropical fruit sitting right there so I thought, “How about baking the Pineapple Upside Down Cake for dessert?!’ A perfect dessert for Fall-Winter too, have it warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
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