The luscious and fibre-rich mango & oats breakfast smoothie | copyright image | from the corner table.

Mango & Oats Breakfast Smoothie

A deliciously thick, lactose-free smoothie rich with the sweetness of juicy mangoes and fibre-rich oats, this is a quick, healthy, and yummy summer mango breakfast recipe!  Oh, the joys of summer holidays! There are simply so many things that I miss about being a child. But if you’d ask me to pick one thing – especially during these blistering summer…

Mixed Fruit Chaatni or Mixed Fruit Chutney | Copyright Image | From The Corner Table

Mixed Fruit Chaatni | Chutney

A Bengali chutney made with seasonal fruits that is the perfect last course for any meal or can be used for chapati rolls and sourdough toppings. The chaatni, that lip-licking last course of a Bengali meal, is integral to Bengali cuisine. It cuts through the richness of the fish or mutton curry to prepare the taste buds for the dessert…

Leftover Rice Stuffed Capsicum

Use leftover rice and crispy capsicums to make these rice and Indian cottage cheese stuffed capsicums that are spicy, smoky and filling.  If you are a regular rice eater, then leftover rice tucked in the corner of a refrigerator shelf is probably as much a thing in your household as mine. And while fried rice or masala bhaat made with…

Rosha | Bengali Vegetable Stew | Copyright Image | From The Corner Table

Rosha | Bengali Vegetable Stew

A traditional Bengali winter vegetable stew flavoured with dried lentil dumplings that’s flavourful and gut friendly. Just like the humble khichuri/khichdi (or kedgeree if you want to be colonial) has a recipe unique to every Indian household, the ubiquitous ‘rosha‘ has its singular version in homes across West Bengal. Simply put, the rosha is a selection of winter vegetables and…

Mulo Chechki or Bengali Stir-fried Radish } Copyright Image | From The Corner Table

Mulo Chechki | Bengali Stir-fried Radish

A Bengali winter delicacy where the humble radish shines, its natural sweetness evident in every morsel; goes well with rice, roti or paratha. In Bengali language, the term ‘chechki’ is used for any vegetable that is grated and stir-fried with minimal seasoning. It’s a dish in which the vegetable – radish and pumpkin being the more preferred – are allowed…

Piri Piri Chicken Curry

Kick up the spice levels with this tangy, flavourful chicken curry that pairs well with rice and breads. Us Bengalis LOVE our chicken curry and maangsho jhol. Lavish, made with utter devotion to details like painstakingly hand-crushed spices… these two dishes form the crux of meals that you linger over while catching up on all the gossip, reminiscing over memories…

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Pumpkin Carrot & Spring-Onion Soup

A winter vegetable soup that’s vibrant in taste and health, packed with the superpowers of pumpkin, carrot and the freshness of spring onion; yummy and an excellent meal any time of the day. Winters mean soups, and since we are a trio that loves soups, it’s the perfect guilt-free dinner. A bowl (or two) of a hearty vegetable soup with…

Green Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Elevate your mashed potatoes with the sweet earthiness of green garlic for a flavourful version that’s velvety smooth and unique; it works great as a side with meat/fish mains or as stuffing in parathas and sandwiches. Winters mean a variety of greens and brown-paper bags filled with crisp greens, especially green garlic and spring onion. The spring onion bulbs often…

Toasted Coconut and Date Balls | From The Corner Table

Toasted Coconut & Date Balls

Tasty, easy to make and nutritious, these naturally sweet Toasted Coconut and Dates Balls are great as energy-boosting snacks and guilt-free desserts. Please tell me I’m not the only one whose snack cravings touch record-breaking levels in the colder months! With work from home being a permanent part of life and desk breaks equalling ‘munchie time’, the need for snacking options…

Bengali Pilaf | From The Corner Table

Bengali Pilaf #1

A fragrant twist to the regular rice and a delicious way of upgrading your daily meal, this Pilaf is easy to make and an ideal companion to curries, stir-fries, or a simple salad. The midweek upgrade to boost your mood. Cookbooks are a treasure trove – not simply of recipes but history, information and above all, stories. It is one…

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