Tangy Chickpea Salad

Recipe Soak the chickpeas in water, overnight. Boil the chickpeas and a generous pinch of salt in the water. Then, drain the water using a strainer, and keep it aside. In case you are using store bought jar or can of boiled chickpeas, drain the water and wash them thoroughly to get rid of the preserving…

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Chicken Chi-ching

Recipe on cooktop Wash chicken legs and make some superficial cuts with a sharp knife so that the spices are absorbed well in the flesh. Make a paste of black pepper powder, lemon juice, salt, one table-spoonful of oil, ginger paste, garlic paste, yogurt, and if required, little water. To marinate the chicken, add the…

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Baked Coconut Milk Cake (Baked Coconut Halwa)

Recipe If you are not using store-bought condensed milk, then put a pan on medium heat and reduce the milk to one-third of its original volume. Cool it down a bit. Dry roast the almonds and cut them into slices. Dry roast the cashews to break them into uneven pieces.  Take a big round bowl.…

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Sweet Pineapple Chutney

Recipe Put the pan on high heat and add the pineapple paste.  Add sugar and wait for it to melt. If you are using canned pineapples then also add the sugar syrup, but adjust the added sugar as needed. Alternatively, use stevia or honey or other sweeteners of your choice. Mix well. After a minute…

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Bengali Vegetarian Khichri

Recipe Put the pan on medium heat and dry roast the moong dal. Stir continuously to avoid it from burning or browning. Roast it till they turn golden-red and release a pleasant smell. Add the roasted pulse and rice (both in the same quantity for optimum taste) in a strainer and wash thoroughly. Keep it…

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