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…

pumpkin carrot spring onion soup recipe fromthecornertable

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…

Pumpkin & Carrot Pasta (with Prawns) | Copyright image | From The Corner Table

Pumpkin & Carrot Pasta (with Prawns)

Savour the fresh sweetness of pumpkin and carrots with this simple pasta dish; serve for a weekend gathering or a quick weeknight meal. The Pumpkin and Carrot Pasta (with Prawns) is a tribute to fall’s vibrant colours, the hues of orange and red, speckled with blacks and crisp. The recipe is also a humble attempt at rediscovering the goodness of…

Spring Onion & Paneer Bhurji | Scrambled Spring Onion & Cottage Cheese

Translations, especially when it comes to the names of dishes, make me a little loopy. Especially when I can’t find a word to express a particular aspect of the dish and have to rename it. Or when I do find an English equivalent but (not blaming the language here, no sir!), the emotion is missing…Like, ‘scrambled’ doesn’t really give the…

Date & Coconut Ice Cream | From The Corner Table | Copyright Image

Date and Coconut Ice-cream

I’ve stopped identifying as a foodie due to peer pressure. And that is because I am finicky about the food I eat, textures, combinations and vocal about not wanting to eat certain foods that do not agree with me – physiologically and psychologically. And according to some ‘true blue’ foodies around, that takes away my foodie tag! Because apparently, a…

Plum + Rose Tea Paayesh | Recipe on From The Corner Table

Plum + Rose Tea Paayesh

The joys of returning to the kitchen to experiment and learn! I’ll be honest, I’ve been avoiding kitchen duty for a while now, pleading exhaustion, but in honesty, it’s laziness. So the credit of pushing me back into the kitchen must be given to Kamini Patel and her challenge of creating a recipe using a product from her line, Nature…

Chicken Dalia Khichdi | Broken Wheat & Chicken Kedgeree

The thought of ‘healthy foods’ fills my heart with trepidation. For all the love I have for food, I am particular about the taste, texture, sight of food, and there have been instances where I’ve refused to eat or been unable to finish food placed in front of me because I’ve –     Disliked the look of the food–     Been unable…

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