Begun pora is an authentic preparation eaten in Bengal as part of everyday meal. It is healthy, tasty and simple. Whenever we had a busy day of shopping together as a family, mom would plan something like this as it was so convenient and less work after a hectic day. With a little bit of planning it is easy to make. All you need is a daal to go along. I prefer to eat it with rice, but it is also quite commonly eaten with chapatti as well with some daal and achar to go along with.
A great recipe for a simple chocolate cake that even vegetarians and lactose intolerant people can enjoy!
Freshly baked personal-sized pizzas, loaded with fresh tomato slices and topped up with cheeses, olives and fresh herbs. A delicious way to welcome your guests!
This tasty pizza includes a variety of toppings to suit every taste. It is easy and fun to make. Serve with a big salad, full of spinach, tomato, onions, cheese, cabbage and other leafy greens.
This Baklava recipe uses the same kind of filo pastry that's used for 'veggie or goat puffs'. It looks like samosa dough but it's crispy, light and flaky- the perfect texture for this rich, honey soaked, nut sprinkled, wildly popular middle eastern dish. It crackles as you bite but almost instantly, it just melts in your mouth.
The 'soda' in this easy to make, wildly popular bread doesn't come from club soda, but from soda bicarbonate. Try it with anything you'd eat bread with!
Grape leaves are stuffed with meat and veggies for this intensely popular traditional snack from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean countries. This one is inspired by a Greek filling of lamb and rice.
Fish steaks cooked in a pan with garlic, tomatoes, onions, rosemary, thyme and oregano. Doesn't get any more Mediterranean than this!
Milk and cinnamon cooked into a thick, sweet custard. This is a famous dessert from Spain, a cousin of the French 'creme brulee'.
Mushrooms baked with herbs and lemon juice, this is such a delicious and easy snack to make! Also works great as an appetizer or side dish.
Prawn, clams, fish of choice and tomatoes come together beautifully with parboiled 'mota' chawal in this classic Spanish recipe. This is a very flexible recipe, you may use whatever kind of meat that's at hand, including the frozen kind.
Coffee in one hand and a decadent, melt in your mouth, warm muffin rolled in cinnamon sugar in the other. Ahhh!
With oats and bananas, this is a much filling and healthy smoothie than the sugary ones out there. A fantastic breakfast on the go!
A wildly popular middle eastern snack that's rich in heart-healthy nutrients.