Super Healthy 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

Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga (A Tangy Assamese Hilsa Roe Dish)

    This Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga is my absolute favourite. Its rich colour and a pleasant sweet-n-sour taste is quite unlike Bengali fish preparations. Often, a traditional Assamese thali-style meal culminates with a Tenga dish. An incredibly easy recipe with fish, the Assamese Tenga has many versions. You can experiment with any ...Read More

Saraswati Pujo Special: Shojne Phool aar Topa Kuler Chatni (Sweet-n-Sour Chutney of Moringa Blossoms and Sour Berries)

  Today is 1st February 2017, and this year, the Indian festival of Saraswati Pujo or Basant Panchami falls on this day! As a Bengali who studied in Raisina, New Delhi, Saraswati Pujo is nostalgia. It reminds me of the preparations done by the “senior students” in the school, days in advance. ...Read More

Shojne Phooler Bati Chocchori (Bengali-Style Drumstick Flower Curry)

  In a traditional Bengali household, Shojne Phool is one of those edible flowers that is usually eaten during the winters. Shojne Phool or the drumstick blossoms are the flowers of the Moringa tree. It is popular in Bengali Cuisine not only because of its flavour and texture, but because of its ...Read More

Healthy Soya Seekh Kebabs with Fresh Peppercorns

    As I wrote in one of my previous blogposts, I find it worthwhile to buy vegetables and fruits myself, rather than the convenient home-ordering option that has taken Mumbai by storm. There is a kind of satisfaction when you choose your own fresh ingredients yourself. You get the best brinjals, worm-free ...Read More

Parchment-Baked Salmon

  I love Atlantic Salmon for the beautiful pink meat and its oiliness. Among the few seafood ingredients that I love cooking with, Atlantic salmon is my favourite! I have cooked a number of dishes with salmon, apart from salads, sashimi and sushi. Smoked salmon is to die for, and I love ...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

Healthy Yogurt and Caramelised Banana Kulfi

    How does everyone feel on a Monday morning? Well, I don’t suffer from Monday blues. Mondays are always the days full of possibilities and these are the days to plan out the whole week. On Mondays, I look the best, after ample rest (and shopping) in the weekends!   Can ...Read More

Stir-Fried Veggies with Prawns

  As you know, I love Asian flavours. In Asian cuisine, veggies are often cooked with prawns: be it in India or China. In doing so, the biggest advantage is that you save time, as you don’t have to make one veggie dish and a protein dish separately. Besides, the vegetables and ...Read More

Sprout and Red Cabbage Soup

  Happy detox, foodies. If your January feels already wonderful and light, my detox recipes will make it fabulous!   A glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with warm water taken every day the first thing in the morning is perhaps one of the best and easiest ways to start your ...Read More