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  • Pickled Beet-Eggs with a Bengali twist
    Winner
    Cook time 20 mins

    Pickled eggs are counted as a British Classic. Boiled Eggs submerged in a jar kept on fermenting herring below a brine of salt, spices and other seasonings. A big jar of beet-pickled eggs anchors many a neighborhood bar in Pennsylvania, which is bright in both flavor & color. I prepared Eggs-mimosa/Deviled-Eggs infusing traditional flavor of "Kasundi " into the red pickled eggs. Kasundi is a yellowish sauce prepared with fermented mustard with some spices.

  • Lentil with Lime Leaves
    Winner
    Cook time 15 mins

    A Bengali dal recipe of moong dal cooked with aromatic lime leaves.

  • Sorshe Bhapa Mangsho (Steamed Mustard Chicken)
    Winner
    Cook time 40 mins

    An experiment by me turned out to be good, easy hassle free recipe of chicken cooked in mustard gravy.

  • Banana Toffee
    Winner
    Cook time 15 mins
  • Salted Caramel Cappuccino Cheesecake
    Winner
    Cook time 90 mins

    I loved the combo that I saw in Taste of Home and had to make this. I made it in muffin cups, as it's easier to serve them individually and take it to the office.

  • Burmese Fish Curry
    Winner
    Cook time 20 mins

    I was born in Burma so I have a soft corner with Burmese recipes. Live fish curry gives strength to weak person and pregnant women before and after delivery. I served this dish many times and it was appreciated.

  • Golden prawn Ball
    Wild Card
    Cook time 20 mins

    Crispy ball with prawn and mutton fat.

  • Zinger Burger
    Wild Card
    Cook time 20 mins

    It is so yummy and on top of every kid's list including adults. Try this out and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. It is healthy and not expensive too. I am proud of this recipe of mine.

  • Chocolate Soil
    Wild Card
    Cook time 30 mins

    A beautiful, light and easy dessert.

  • Chocolate Coconut Truffles
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    Cook time 5 mins

    These truffles are made using darkest of the dark choco compound, freshly grated coconut, cream and coconut milk. The fine shavings of coconut made it super moist and yum. Add a dash of cocoa powder simply made it out of the world.

All Entries
  • Rice Vermicelli Sweet Rolls
    Cook time 15 mins
  • Mutton Korma
    Cook time 30 mins

    Festive fun recipe : Mutton Korma

  • Palak Khichadi
    Cook time 30 mins
  • Besan Ka Halwa
    Cook time 20 mins

    Besan Ka Halwa: it is very tasty and mouth melting. It takes me back to my childhood memories where mummy used to make this and the smell of roasted ghee and besan used to waft all across the house. We as kids used to get impatient to eat this. This is one recipe of mine which I had as a kid and I make for my kids the same way with no alteration. They too love the smell and the taste of this amazing halwa. They say, mum its nani's halwa that you have made and I say no its my nani's recipe. The happiness on my kids face is the biggest reward.

  • Cheese Corn Cigars
    Cook time 5 mins

    A corn and potato appetiser with a cheese filling.

  • Ridge gourd peel Chutney
    Cook time 10 mins

    We tend to forgo the vegetable peels most of the times neglecting their nutritional values which are at times higher than the actual vegetable .. Ridge gourd is loaded with nutrients such as dietary fibre, vitamin C , Riboflavin, zinc, thiamin, iron and magnesium..so is its peel . Comparitively its peel is richer in dietary fibre than the gourd. Ridge gourd peel chutney is a spicy flavorful condiment for rice, idli,dosa etc and makes a delicious spread for the sandwiches .

  • Thalikala Paasham
    Cook time 20 mins

    Ganapathi Bappa Moriya! Thalikala paasam is a traditional sweet dish made during Vinayaka Chavithi in our Telangana households. Basically its done in two ways, one with sugar and the other with jaggery. We prefer jaggery over sugar both taste and health wise too. The jaggery gravy with soft wheat flour noodles is one of its kind, that not only looks unique but tastes just Divine. Initially I had lot of issues in perfecting this, either it would become liquidy or too sweet or the noodles used to turn out hard. Though the recipe sounds simple the proportion and timing is the key to it. So finally i could nail the dish and so sharing the same with you too.

  • Nimkies
    Cook time 10 mins

    Simple and easy deep fried snacks to munch on with your evening tea.

  • Chicken and Cheese Sausage Salad
    Cook time 5 mins

    Very light tasty and healthy salad with chicken cheese smoked sausages cold or saute in butter, fresh peppers and herbs like celery basil spiced with vinegar and mustard dressing.

  • Sorshe Bhapa Mangsho (Steamed Mustard Chicken)
    Cook time 40 mins

    An experiment by me turned out to be good, easy hassle free recipe of chicken cooked in mustard gravy.

  • Besan ka Halwa
    Cook time 20 mins

    Besan Ka Halwa, it is very tasty and mouth melting. It takes me back to my childhood memories where mummy used to make this and the smell of roasted ghee and besan used to waft all across the house. We as kids used to get impatient to eat this. This is one recipe of mine which I had as a kid and I make for my kids the same way with no alteration. They too love the smell and the taste of this amazing halwa. They say, mum its nani's halwa you have made and I say no its my nana's recipe. The happiness on my kids face is the biggest reward.

  • Khaman Dhokla
    Cook time 45 mins

    I am presenting a delicious instant Dhokla which is easy to prepare and has one of the spongiest textures possible!Just like how it is available in snack outlets!There is a simple funda here – we use 2 ingredients which are baking powder and baking soda.We add lemon juice or an equivalent and both react to form a lovely spongy texture!

  • Chilli Cake
    Cook time 60 mins

    The first time I heard of this cake I was like…get out of here!!! Chili in a cake!!! How is it going to taste?? We are supposed to use unsalted butter in the cakes and here is a cake with chilies in it!!! Surprisingly the cake turned out really soft and utterly scrumptious. The batter does include chili powder but in less quantity. The main chili ingredient is in the syrup which is later poured on top of the warm cake. As the chili cardamom syrup seeps into the cake it infuses it with a certain Kick...an after taste that you feel while having the cake.

  • Kaali Dal (Punjabi Style)
    Cook time 30 mins

    Kaali Dal (Punjabi Style) This dal has lots of verities and everybody cooks in their own style though the ingredients are same. Usually kaali dal is made using black gram (kaali urad dal) but I have made using whole masoor dal and whole urad dal and the result was not bad at all.

  • NaanKhatai
    Cook time 15 mins

    NaanKhatai!! (Indian Shortbread) is the very famous cookies in India. This is the easiest and best cookies to be made in no time and with minimum ingredients.

  • Nendram Pazham Pradhaman / Banana Pradhaman / Banana Kheer
    Cook time 45 mins

    Thiruvonam is around the corner. The best thing about Onam is the variety of payasam that are made and here is an easy Nendram Pazham Pradhaman Payasam otherwise known as Banana Payasam. Enjoy onam sadhya with this delicious Nenthra Pazham payasam, a traditional and healthy dessert of Kerala.

  • Palada Pradhaman
    Cook time 40 mins

    Palada Pradhaman is traditionally prepared with coconut milk and jaggery. Palada pradhaman is prepared with rice flakes, full fat milk and sugar. Rice ada or rice flakes is used for preparing both the payasams. As Onam is round the corner I prepared this easy Palada Pradhaman payasam and I wanted to share this recipe with you all. Try this easy palada pradhaman and enjoy this onam.

  • #American Chopsuey
    Cook time 20 mins

    A Chinese delicacy with fried noodles.

  • Raspberry Mousse Cake
    Cook time 25 mins

    I made this cake as I got hold of fresh raspberries after a very long time.

  • Nendran Kaya Chips / Kerala Banana Chips / Nendrangai Varathathu
    Cook time 30 mins

    Banana Chips is a popular snack of Kerala. This has been served at Onam Sadya and also as an evening snack with tea. These chips are prepared with nendran variety of bananas and very easy to make. These are fried in coconut oil and sprinkled with salt water. They are also called “upperi’ or “kaya varuthathu”. This is an important item in Onam sadhya or during every festive occasions in Kerala.

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