Main Course Archive

Daal Shukno (An Old-School Bengali Dish Using Leftover Cooked Dal)

Daal Shukno or Dal Shukhono is a simple, yet delicious Bengali dish made with red lentils, which can be served as a first or second course with rice during lunch or dinner. Better still, it can also be served as the only course in a Bengali meal. As a Bengali commoner would ...Read More

Pink Guava and Mango Bar Sushi

  I never tried sushi until we moved to Hong Kong. Initially, the “raw fish” thing used to put me off, until one day I tried a box of salmon sushi reluctantly. Before trying sushi, I had a mental block that it will smell raw and probably I will throw up if ...Read More

Sunny-Side-Up Pork Chops

    I love juicy pork chops. Once in a fortnight, I do have a serious craving for pork. During my Hong Kong days, I was used to eating pork quite often, as it was available in plenty there and absolutely fresh! When we resettled in Mumbai, we used to frequently eat ...Read More

Ilish Macher Dimer Jhuro (Crispy Hilsa Roe Crumble)

    The magic called hilsa or ilish: whenever I cook this Bengali fish, I purposely don’t turn my exhaust fan on. The moment my hilsa or ilish maach touches my wok, my house fills with a delicious aroma of unexplainable uniqueness. While the fish starts to get cooked, I can make ...Read More

Indonesian Sambal Fish Balls with Vegetables

  When my talented foodie friend Elson Sequiera (who writes an interesting blog, called Tummy Tales) asked me to write a guest post on Asian Cuisine, Indonesian Sambal Fish Balls with Vegetables was the first recipe which came to my mind. Once you master the art of making Asian fish balls at home, you ...Read More

Mutton Biryani with Healthy Flax and Watermelon Seeds

  This was my Valentine’s Day recipe for my husband AN: he loves Mutton Biryani and I love to feed him delicious, yet healthy food. My biryani has the added goodness of healthy seeds! There is already so much awareness these days on how healthy flax seeds and watermelon seeds are. Flax ...Read More

Vegetarian Biryani with Stuffed Chillies

This Vegetarian Biryani with Stuffed Chillies is definitely going to be one of the Indian main course dishes for my guests and family, in my Diwali dinner menu. The big chillies used here are of the variety, which are not “hot” at all and can be eaten even by the kids easily. ...Read More

Indonesian Sambal Mutton Curry

Ever since I returned from a trip to Bali, Indonesia, I have been making this addictive Indonesian Sambal Mutton Curry for quite some time now, which is a version of the Indonesian goat curry or kari kambing. In addition to tasting awesome Indonesian cuisine there, I also brought along jars of sambal ...Read More

Light Indian Mutton/Lamb Stew

Light Indian mutton/lamb stew We are just back from Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, India. This was our first trip outside Mumbai, after relocating from Hong Kong a few months back. I must say, this was a much-awaited break and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of being so close to nature. The weather ...Read More

Nepali Mutton Momo (Dumplings) and Three Mouth-Watering Momo Dips

Nepali mutton momo Nepal. Simple people and heart-warming food. One of the most popular Nepali dishes is the momo, which can be both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Although it looks similar to the Chinese dim sums or dumplings, but it is not. What makes the difference is the filling. This filling (in case ...Read More