Chutneys/Pickles/Relishes Archive

Chingri Maacher Chatni (Sweet and Sour Bengali Chutney with Prawns)

  I am here with my first post of 2017, and this is a very special Bengali recipe. This Chingri Maacher Chatni (Sweet and Sour Bengali Chutney with Prawns) is one of those old-school Bengali recipes which is class apart. In Bengali cuisine, a chatni or chutney is generally sweet, or sweet and sour. ...Read More

#KitchenBattles for ADF Soul Foods: Caramelised-Onion-Stuffed Spicy Paneer Balls with Tangy Posto Sauce

  Oh, what an exciting week it was! Recently, I was among the seven selected Indian bloggers who participated in the innovative #KitchenBattles using ADF Soul Foods. Each one of us took this fun challenge to use ADF Soul Foods to create a unique recipe that reflects our taste and cooking style. ...Read More

Chilli Jam Aubergines

    “I never heard of it in my entire life. What on earth is Chilli Jam?” my Maharashtrian cook asked surprisingly, as I passed her a very small amount of my creation. She touched the jam to her tongue with a frown. And that was the end of her frown, actually. ...Read More

Topa Kuler Achaar (Bengali-Style Sweet-n-Sour Berry Pickle)

    Although luxury restaurants in Kolkata take traditional Bengali food very seriously, upscale restaurants in Kolkata are now digging more into rustic Bengali recipes and are giving them their own spin. The dine-out restaurants in Kolkata are now getting creative, innovating with evergreen Bong delicacies, like Topa Kuler Achaar, Chingri Macher ...Read More

Book Review: A Pinch of This, A Handful of That (by Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal)

    Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal is one of the most popular personalities in the Mumbai foodie world. The lady who is one of the first foodies in India to write an Indian food blog (her blog is called A Perfect Bite), also runs APB Cook Studio: a place where food connoisseurs across Mumbai ...Read More

Kiwi Lamb Cutlets with Kiwi Sauce and “New Zealand Cook-up” at APB Cook Studio, Mumbai

  It all started with a Facebook post on Food Blogger’s Association of India (FBAI)  timeline, informing us that Beacon Holidays had an interesting contest coming up. All we had to do was to go to Beacon Holidays India Facebook page and write in 12 words, about what we would like to ...Read More

Sour-n-Spicy Burnt Baby Onions

  You might have tried a number of recipes using onions, but have you tried burnt onions, which are deliberately charred a bit to get that smoked taste to die for? Sour-n-spicy burnt baby onions are something you’ll love. Onions are something so basic, yet so necessary and common in everyone’s kitchen. ...Read More

Grilled Tofu with Toasted Peanut Chutney

These days, I am experimenting quite a bit with tofu. Frankly, I was not much of a tofu person until I lived in Hong Kong. It was there where I had seen how the localites would shop for fresh tofu every day (and it is very cheap) and make mouth-watering delicacies out ...Read More

Spicy Strawberry-Citrus Chutney: An Indo-Western Fusion

You might have heard of strawberry jam, but not much of citrusy strawberry chutney, isn’t it? Even I hadn’t, until I determined to make my own strawberry chutney. Strawberries are sweet and sour and so, I think, they qualify quite well for chutney (rule of thumb: fruits with a sour note make ...Read More

Green Mango Pickle with Indian Five Spices

Hello friends! I am back in Hong Kong, refreshed and rejuvenated after a two-week trip to India. We went to Mysore, along with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law’s family. Mysore is an incredible place and no one can stop admiring the intricate craftsmanship of the Mysore palace, Chamundi temple and Tipu Sultan’s summer ...Read More