Yellow Moong Dal with Veggies | copyright image | From The Corner Table

Yellow Moong Dal with Vegetables

Golden, sweet yellow moong dal is roasted, tempered in whole spices and cooked with a handful of vegetables for a dish that soothes and satiates. There is a joy in simplicity, after all, it is the simple things that make your heart sing in delight. And that, my dear friends, is an attempt to express the depth of emotion and…

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Kola boda | Banana fritters

Banana are a must in our kitchen. They make for an easy snack any time of the day, are tasty and easy to eat. All you have to do is peel and chomp. And my father feels incomplete without them. Sometimes I feel they are the food version of a security blanket for Baba – I’ve seen him get agitated…

Crispy Neem with Coconut | Copyright Image | From The Corner Table

Neem Narkel Bhaja | Crispy Neem with Coconut

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 several who follow suit when…

Lal Shaak | Stir Fried Red Spinach | Copyright Image | From The Corner Table

Lal Shaak | Stir-fried Red 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 appreciated the various hues of…

Kaacha Aamer Chatni | Raw Mango Chutney | Copyright Image | From The Corner Table

Kaacha Aamer Chaatni | Raw Mango Chutney

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 don’t end up covering every…

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Pabda Maacher Jhol | Indian Butterfish Curry

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 fish because all that spluttering…

Tomato Khejur Chaatni | Tomato & Dates Chutney

There is an unwritten rule in the Bhaumick household – if the meal is non-vegetarian, then tomato chaatni (chutney) is a must. And it’s a must when the meal is vegetarian too. It’s a staple at most parties that involve food and an essential part of meals on special days. Few are the times when the refrigerator does not have a…

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Narkel Malai Murg | Chicken in Coconut Milk

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 enterprising traveller who had returned…

Mishti Ghee Bhaat | Sweet Ghee Rice

It’s the last week of the year for several of us and preparations are in full swing to celebrate the first day of the New Year. Invitations to attend community celebrations have already started making the rounds and the “I’ll-go-if-you-go” discussions have begun. In a week’s time, Bengalis worldwide will step into the New Year on ‘Poila Boishakh’ or ‘First…

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