Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines πŸ™‚

In English, ‘peaches and cream’ is the term used for smooth, attractive, unblemished complexion with pleasing coloring. While in Hindi, ‘aadu’ is a North Indian slang for idiot! Both Peach and Aadu are the names of the same fruit. So, how can their reference in two different languages vary to such a great extent? This…

The Grand Kebab Festival @ Casa Kitchen, Kolkata πŸ™‚

Duration: 15 – 25 Aug 2019 Timing: 12:15 pm – 11:00 pm Complimentary Item: A pint of Kingfisher Ultra beer with every two plates order. Being quite in demand amongst the vegetarian diners, The Grand Kebab Festival has now become the signature event of Casa Kitchen – the popular vegetarian restaurant & bar, wherein the…

Aam Ki Kheer 😊

It’s a lovely mango and rice pudding infused with the richness of nuts and candied fruits. An apt summer dessert. The recipe (Serves 4) Ingredients: 2 medium sized mangoes 2 cups full fat milk 1.5 tbsp rice 1/2 tsp ghee 1/4 cup sugar 20 almonds 20 unsalted pistachios 12 candied cranberries Method: 1. Soak almonds…

Raw Mango Chutney 😊

Sweet & sour aka khatti-meethi Raw Mango Chutney is a must in our household during summer. From last few years, I have been toying with assorted recipes, ranging from simple to complex, along with my personal brainstorming infused into the recipes at hand, till I found this perfect one, popularly known as Kokub’s Green Mango…

Pudina Chaach 😊

A tasty and thirst quenching summer coolant. Pudina Chaach (Serves 2) Ingredients: 1 cup fresh curd 1 cup chilled water 1/3 cup mint/pudina leaves finely chopped 1 small green chilli finely chopped 1/4 tsp rock salt 1/3 tsp salt 1/4 tsp saunth/dry ginger powder 3/4 tsp roasted cumin powder Method: 1. Keep aside 2 mint…

Badam Daab Sharbat 😊

Ours is one if those households, wherein every Holi, bottles of Badam and Thandai Sherbats are bound to enter the kitchen via self purchase or as gifts (well, we also gift them) and barring 3-4 times around the Holi festival, they are never to be opened again for any kind of consumption but stored till…