Category: Tuck In

Tuck In

Cottage Cheese & Green Peas in Yoghurt Sauce | Dahi Matar Paneer

Cottage Cheese & Green Peas in Yogurt Sauce, Dahi Matar Paneer, From The Corner Table, vegetarian, indian

I had always found it odd that some of the best cooks around me wouldn’t eat some of the foods they made. For instance, an aunt of mine makes some amazing Thai non-vegetarian food but she never tastes any of it. Why? Because she gave up non-vegetarian food decades ago for health reasons. Then there …

Advertisements
Tuck In

Nutty Nutrition Powder

nutrition-drink, health-drink, nuts, vegan-drink, homemade-powder, fromthecornertable, from-the-corner-table, health-powder-recipe

“To health drink or not” – this is the question that plagued my mother since the time a friend of hers raved about a nutrition drink, especially for senior citizens. While the friend claimed to have felt a difference after regular consumption of the drink, Maa was not convinced owing to the ‘chemicals’ and ‘sugar’ contents. Her …

Talk, Tuck In

High-Protein Millet Salad & a Conversation

A few months ago, I took part in an Instagram giveaway. Like always, I didn’t win that giveaway (I never do!) but I did start following the profile of the person who won it. I was awed by the photographs on their feed and the way they made salads look like such a breeze. Imagine …

Tuck In

Ginger Chilli Chai

I was looking through old photo albums a few days ago and unearthed the one of a family trip to Malaysia where the elder sister and brother-in-law were settled. This was roughly a decade ago when I was younger and was learning about food, always ready to try something new but still wary of the …

Tuck In

Crispy Neem with Coconut | Neem Narkel Bhaja

If the post title has not made you shudder and click away, then consider yourself smothered in a hug from me! I understand that sometimes it takes courage to even read about certain food items, let alone trying them or eating them. Mention squid or muskmelon and I want to run away. And there are …

Tuck In

Stir-fried Red Spinach | Lal Shaak

fromthecornertable, from the corner table, lal shaak, red spinach, chinese spinach

As a child, I used to be fascinated with the concept of a red coloured vegetable and immediately made it my favourite. What tickled me pink was the rice turning pink when mixed with red spinach. Seems it was officially my favourite food and the only time I liked the colour pink! Yes, I never …

Tuck In

Raw Mango Chutney | Kaacha Aamer Chaatni

fromthecornertable, from the corner table, recipe, raw mango chutney, kaacha aamer chaatni, chutney, chaatni

One of the best things about summer in India is the abundance of mangoes! Walking into a fruit store these days makes me feel like a kid in the candy store – so many varieties of mangoes to choose from! My father tends to go overboard while mango shopping but thanks to my mother, we …

Tuck In

Indian Butterfish Curry | Pabda Maacher Jhol

I’ve got to start with a random confession… or confessions. It took me a while to figure out what pabda maachis called in English and with it came the realization that despite having grown up with the privilege of speaking and understanding 4 languages, I am not very good at either. Maa helped me fry the …

Tuck In

Fish Head & Rice Mishmash | Muri Ghonto

fromthecornertable, from the corner table, bengalifood, bengalirecipes, indianfood, fish head, fish recipe, non vegetarian

Muri Ghonto or Fish Head Mishmash is a traditional and popular Bengali dish where the fish head is fried and cooked with rice, making it almost but not a fish fried rice.

Tips 'n' Tricks, Tuck In

15 Cooking Hacks for the Budding HomeChef

This past year of learning the language of food, picking up recipes that have been in the family, understanding traditional cuisine and learning to adapt food to the local produce has been possible only owing to the parents – especially my mother.  Were it not for her support, I would still be making the occasional instant …

Tuck In

Golden Sweet Balls with Yoghurt | Doi Boonde

fromthecornertable, tuck-in, bengalifood, bengalirecipe, bengali sweet, dessert, indiansweet, boonde, dai, doi, yoghurt, yogurt, curd

Those of you familiar with the food recipe I’m sharing today are probably having a good laugh at the translation of the name. And you should! I’ve been chuckling since I translated ‘Doi Boonde’ or ‘Dahi Boondi’ into ‘Golden Sweet Balls with Yoghurt’. I’m honestly at a loss for words here. The emotional connect with the …

Tuck In

Tomato & Dates Chutney |Tomato aar Khejur Chaatni

A Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year) meal is incomplete without a Bengali tomato & dates chutney served before the sweet dish. This sweet and spicy dish is a digestive, a palate cleanser and a side dish.

Tuck In

Narkel Malai Murg | Chicken in Coconut Milk

fromthecornertable, from the corner table, traveltuckintalk, tuck-in, bengalifood, bengalirecipe, chicken, coconut gravy, narkel malai murg

Think chicken with coconut milk and you’ll think the recipe I’m sharing today is inspired by cuisine in Kerala. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me that the original recipe travelled from the lush green landscape of Kerala to the homes tucked in the bylanes of Kolkata, cooked for the first time by an …

Tuck In

Sweet Ghee Rice | Mishti Ghee Bhaat

If it is a four-course Poila Boishakh special meal, then mishti ghee bhaat is a must! A traditional Bengali rice dish with sweet undertones, this rice is enhanced with dried fruits.

Tuck In

Creamy Bengali ‘Mishti Doi’ (Sweet Yoghurt)

Mention that you are a Bengali and conversations are bound to lead to Rabindra Sangeet, Kolkata and food. There are assumptions galore that with Bengali genes you are a walking encyclopaedia of all things mentioned above. It’s rather amusing – for me at least – when I say I’m not very knowledgeable about either of …