My Kitchen and My Recipes

My blog is dedicated to my parents and my family.I have learned cooking basics from my parents.I love to cook and cooking is my passion.Cooking makes me happy too.I have stayed in USA,Europe,Malaysia and have traveled in many countries.Different cuisines ,different cultures ,different eating habits always made me happy.My passion for cooking helped me to make new friends across the world.You will love these recipes.Thank you all and Happy Cooking. .I am a blogger at present and enjoy writing my recipes and clicking photos of my dishes prepared. "MALLIKA EY KITCHEN"" Nationalist(Winner in Local and Regional Round) 2012 Winner from Kolkata in "SECRET RECIPES"(Food Food)with Sanjeev Kapoor in 2012(National contest) ''SHERA RADHUNI'" in Kutchina Contest in a channel 2011 2 times winner in a "'BENGALI CULINARY MAGAZINE"' 2012 and 2013 Winner in SAMSUNG RECIPE CONTEST 2011 Viewers Choice winner in"' HAR GHAR KA MASTERCHEF" Masterchef India Season 3(Online Public Vote)2013. "SHERA RADHUNI"Contest winner for the second time 2014 Game show winner-"DIDI NO 1" "SUPERWOMEN"'in 2013 "DADAGIRI"with Saurav Ganguly Winner of "'RANNAGHORE ROCKSTAR" with Mithun Chakraborty Selected În"TOP 16 INDIAS DIGITAL CHEF"National contest with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor,Amrita Raichand ,Chef Saransh 2018

Thursday, 8 July 2021

My kitchen and my recipes: Khichuri Recipe Bengali Style/Vegetable Khichuri i...

My kitchen and my recipes: Khichuri Recipe Bengali Style/Vegetable Khichuri i...: Khichuri Recipe Bengali Style This is simple vegetable Khichuri recipe in pressure cooker.This is super easy quick recipe  for beginners as ...

Khichuri Recipe Bengali Style/Vegetable Khichuri in pressure cooker



Khichuri Recipe Bengali Style

This is simple vegetable Khichuri recipe in pressure cooker.This is super easy quick recipe  for beginners as well for working people.I made these with leftover vegetables and was super delicious .These are the common vegetables I have used.You can use vegetables of your choice.You can make this in handi or in any pot.I have made this in simple way and in bengali style.

Ingredients

  • Gobindobhog/Any flavoured rice-1 and 1/2 cup (Any cup can be used.Ratio will be same)
  • Masoor Dal/Red lentil-1 cup
  • Cauliflower-1 cup florets
  • Carrots- 1 cup diced
  • Potato-1 diced
  • Onion-1 sliced
  • White oil-1 tbsp
  • Ghee-2 tbsp
  • Bayleaves-2
  • Whole red chilli -2
  • Cumin seeds-1 tp
  • Cardamom-few
  • Cloves-few
  • Cinnamon Stick-2 small
  • Tomato chopped-1
  • Granted ginger-1 tp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tp
  • Cumin powder-1/2 tp
  • Green chillies-5
  • salt to taste
  • Sugar-1 tp (optional}
  • Water- 5 cups of water(measure with the same cup in which you have measured rice,dal)

Method

1 Measure rice and lentil together .Wash it thoroughly and keep aside.

2 Measure 5 cups of water and keep.Use same cup.

3 Cut vegetables in same size and keep.

4 Now in a pressure cooker add white oil ,ghee and heat it first.

5 Add bayleaves,Whole red chillies,cumin seeds,cardamom,cinnamon,cloves and temper for few seconds.

6 Now add chopped tomato and saute for few seconds and then add grated ginger.Keep stirring till tomato turns soft.

7 Now add diced potato,carrot,cauliflower and fry for a min.Add salt to taste.Fry for another min or two.Add spices like turmeric powder,cumin powder and saute it well for 2 min .Then add sliced onions and keep stirring.Add very little water to saute the spices well.Once it is nicely sauted add green chillies and the washed rice and lentils and again mix it well and fry for 2 mins.

8 Now add the measured water.Check your salt and then pressure cook until one whistle.

9 Garnish with little ghee and keep it covered and serve hot with omellete,fried potatoes(aloo bhaja),Brinjal fry

Perfect for monsoon and winter season.

Recipe by Chef Dimpol Chakraborty

Thursday, 10 December 2020

My kitchen and my recipes: Simple Chicken Sandwich

My kitchen and my recipes: Simple Chicken Sandwich: Simple Chicken Sandwich This is a easy breakfast according to me as if the preps are done before hand then it is just assembling and s...

Monday, 7 December 2020

My kitchen and my recipes: Cheesy Mushroom Veg Soup

My kitchen and my recipes: Cheesy Mushroom Veg Soup: . Chessy Mushroom Veg soup as the title suggests is a soup which has mushroom,different vegetables as well as cheese to enhance the taste du...

Cheesy Mushroom Veg Soup


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Chessy Mushroom Veg soup as the title suggests is a soup which has mushroom,different vegetables as well as cheese to enhance the taste during winters.This is a perfect soup for vegetarians who love mushrooms.Have this with grilled garlic bread.Serve it hot.Very few ingredients are needed in this soup.

Ingredients
  1. Mushroom-300 gm sliced
  2. Carrots Diced-1 tbsp
  3. Beetroot Diced-1 tbsp
  4. Olive Oil-1 tp
  5. Butter 1 tp
  6. Bayleaves-1
  7. Peppecorns-few
  8. Garlic chopped-1 tp
  9. Mushroom sliced-200 gm
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Flour-1 tp
  12. Water-1 bowl
  13. Milk-1/2 bowl
  14. Pepperpowder-1/2 tp
  15. Cream-2 tbsp
  16. Add mixed herbs-1/2 tp
  17. Grated Cheese-2 tbsp

Method
  • First take a pan and add olive oil and butter.Heat it.
  • Then add bayleaves and peppercorns and temper.
  • Now add Chopped garlic and saute for few seconds.
  • Then add diced carrots and beetroot and little salt and saute it for a min or 2 .
  • Then add Mushroom and stir for a min and add flour.Mix it well and continue to stir.
  • Now add water and milk and cook it till the veggies are cooked.Then add pepper powder.
  • Now take out few cooked mushrooms and make a paste with little cream.Add back the paste back in the pan.Stit it well.
  • Then add mixed herbs and grated cheese and cooked for half a min and it is done.
  • Grill garlic bread with little olive oil or butter and serve with this delicious soup.

Recipe by Chef Dimple Chakraborty


Sunday, 9 August 2020

Chessy Bread Pakora with leftover bread

 

Chessy Bread Pakora

This is a evening snack recipe made with leftover bread slices.Lot of time we  throw away the left over bread slices.Very simple snack recipe which can be made within half an hour.Added cheese to make it delicious and cheesy for kids.If you want you can ommit that.Any kind of tangy sauce goes really well with this.I served hot and tangy ketchup and Mayonnaise combined together.Let us check the ingredients needed.
You can Airfry or deep fry,I deep fried it.

Serves 4 people
Cooking Time Max 30 min

Ingredients 🍞🍞
  1. Slices of Bread-6
  2. Boiled potatoes-2 big
  3. Chopped Onion-1 big
  4. Chopped Green chillies-5
  5. Chopped coriander-1/4th bunch
  6. Lemon juice-1 tp
  7. Red chilli powder-1/2 tp
  8. Garam masala powder-1/2 tp
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Grated cheese-1/2 cup
  11. Egg 1 0r 2 as per need
  12. White oil for frying

Method
  • Mash the potatoes well.Now tear the bread slices and add.Add all the ingredients one by one.
  • Add chopped onion,chopped green chillies,chopped coriander,lemon juice,red chilli powder,garam masala powder,salt and mix it well.Check you seasoning and the add  beaten egg.Again mix it very well.
  • Make small balls and and in the middle add 1 tp cheese and cover it again and make a ball .
  • In a pan add enough white oil.Heat it to medium and fry all the pakoras one by one in medium flame so that it is cooked well in the middle.
  • You can fry in airfryer too.
  • Serve it with any kind of hot and sweet sauce.

Recipe of my Maa.
Created by Chef Dimple Chakraborty

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Monday, 27 April 2020

Basbousa (Egyptian Recipe with Semolina) Eggless

Semolina is a popular treat in Middle East and parts of Europe.Some are with Eggs and some without eggs with Yougurt.Honey based or sugar based syrup used.This a very simple baked dessert in Middle eastern houses and made often at home.This is a traditional dish of middle east soaked in syrup and made with lot of nuts.

Ingredients
Step 1

  • Semolina- 2 and 1/2  cup
  • Dessicated coconut-1 cup
  • Sugar-  1 cup Caster/powder sugar
  • Flour-1/2 cup
  • Thick Yogurt- 200 gm
  • Unsalted Butter/ Ghee-200 gm
  • Vanilla essence-few drops
  • 30 gm blanched cashew and almond
  • Milk- as per use
  • Baking powder-1 tp


Step 2
Syrup

  • Sugar-1 and 1/2 cup
  • Water- 1 cup
  • Lemon Juice-2 tbsp
  • Rosewater-1 tp

Method
Step-1


  1. Preheat the Oven to 190*c
  2. Mix Semolina,Coconut,Sugar,Flour, Yogurt,Melted Butter,Baking Powder,Vanilla essense together.If the mixture looks thick then add little milk to make it semithick.Keep it aside for 15/20 mins. Add little shaved nuts in the batter and rest use for garnish.
  3. Grease the Baking Tray with ghee or butter  and pour the mixture and bake in 180* for 35 to 40 min in OTG.


Step 2

  1. Make Sugar Syrup which will be semi thick with water,sugar,lemon juice and rose water.Cool it down.
  2. Once the Basbousa is baked pour the  syrup on the baked tray and let the syrup get soaked inside the Baked Semolina Cake.(Cover and Keep)


Cut into Diamonds and Spread chopped or shaved nuts on top.

Serve it hot or cold.Delicious dessert is made for all.

NOTE-Ghee gives a lovely flavour.

Recipe by Chef Dimple.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Rosho-Puli with Khejur Gur

Rosho Puli is a traditional Bengali Dessert.This dessert is being relished by generation after generation.Both my grandmoms used to make and then my Mom.I learnt this from my mom.This creamy dessert reminds me of childhood.This Noboborsho I made and relived my childhood days with my family.I made it with DatePalm jaggery called Khejur Gur but you can make with sugar too.

Ingredients for Step 1

  • Coconut grated-1(1 small bowl)
  • Semolina(1/4th bowl)
  • Date Palm Jaggery-1 bowl (or can use sugar)
  • Ghee-2 tp
  • Milk-1 tbsp

Ingredients for step 2

  •  Milk-500 gm
  • Green Cardamom-4
  • Batasa-Few
  • Date Palm Jaggery-1/2 cup(Sugar if you donot have jaggery)

Method for Step 1

  1. First take a pan,add ghee.Heat the ghee.
  2. Now add samolina first and then grated coconut and saute it for min in low flame.
  3. Now add jaggery and mix it well.Add 1 tbsp milk and saute till it binds together and leaves sides.
  4. Take it out on a plate and cool it down.
  5. Shape it like small puli or small cylinder shapes.
  6. Keep it aside.


Method for Step 2

  1. Pour full cream 500 gm milk in a pan and bring to boil.Add green cardamom and continue to cook.
  2.  Add batasha and jaggery and reduce it to 50%.
  3. Then add the Puli at last and serve hot or cold.


Written Recipe by Chef Dimple