A Crispy Salmon burger with avocado and mango salsa

We were away from Paris for two of our friends’ wedding and guess what! – they picked the Philippines as their wedding destination. So, I and the Frenchie decided to make a holiday out of it. Afterall, a sun-filled 28 degrees holiday away from the cold, dark, sea-less Paris cannot be so bad šŸ˜› We…

Jewish style Potato Latkes

Hanukkah is far away so let’s do it for Rosh Hashana. Potato Latkes for all my Jewish friends! Also I cannot insist any stronger that Potato love is real love. Ā  Also, that crunch when you take that first bite. OMG!
To keep it fashionably edible I served it with a side of Horseradish cream cheese.

Edamame and goat cheese toasties

I recently went to this salon de l’agricultureĀ in Paris which hosts pretty much every single food from France. So, buying goat cheese was really really really exciting and given I have been experimenting with sourdough bread a lot these days, I ended up making a toastie. A toastie is basically a fabulous slice(or two) of…

Smokey honey-glazed Chicken Kebabs

With Christmas and New year parties in full swing, here is my contribution to party snack and appetizers! An oriental twist to the all-time favourite Chicken Kebab. These are so versatile that you can serve them wrapped inĀ flatbread, with rice or just like that. I threw in a bit of veggie for that extra crunch…

A spicy Egg and Spinach Tacos

One fine evening I invited a few friends over for dinner. Nothing abnormal about that. Then I made a truckload of Taco Shells to serve some Prawns and Mango salsa tacos. We ate them all too quick and no photos were taken. The twist in this sensational story starts now. AlthoughĀ I made 2 dozen taco…

Smoky Pork chops with pumpkin purƩe

After someĀ quickĀ meals, theĀ last few days IĀ  felt like creating something a bit more complex with different elements. (Basically just didn’t want to leave the kitchen :P) So thought about Pork Chops with a nutmeg pumpkin purĆ©e, buttered cauliflower, carrot and tzatziki. This is for all my carnivore friends who will probably get the benefits of…

Sea-bass in tomato and kaffir lime sauce

You can take away the fish from a Bengali but you cannot take the Bengali away from fish. šŸŸĀ So, usually on Sundays, I wake the human up or maybe he wakes me up to run to the farmer’s market at Bastille (yes same place in Paris with a huge pillar and golden angel re-instating your…

Truffle Fries

Sundays need Truffle fries. And Love. Oh, maybe some Stranger Things on Netflix too. I am going to keep making these until my truffle collection is taking itsĀ last breath. Since you are already investing yourself in some groundbreaking, mouth-watering fries, why not turn up the fashion quotient a notch up and plate it with some…

The Jumbo 3-cheese Calzone

My husband man loves calzone and he cannot lie. Throughout our entire Italian honeymoon days across the beautiful Amalfi, all he was looking for was THAT calzone which takes you straight to Calzone heaven. Now, that got me to re-thinking about my wife duties šŸ˜› I had some pizza dough hanging in the freezer and…

A Chicken Burrito/Kathi Roll

My city in India – Kolkata is famous for this amazing street food called Kathi Rolls. Kathi rolls are basically Indian burritos without any beans or rice stuffing. During our recent trip to California, we grabbed Burritos whenever we were hungry and I decided to make a Burrito version of the Kathi roll (also saved…

An Indo-Italian style Lasagna

No, this is NOT my 5-ingredients lasagne.You can’t have it easy every day, please butšŸ™„ this one has a Crispy top and is loaded with Parmesan. For the filling, I used grilled tandoori spiced vegetables (yes, my Indian ghost leads me to the Tandoori spice jar somehow), a Spinach ricotta cream and marinara sauce. This…

A Pakistani style Pomegranate Raita

What is Biryani or tandoori chicken without some Raita? In India and Pakistan, this is generally served to tone down the heat of the spices but I refuse to let it just have one purpose in life šŸ˜› I think it makes for an excellent dip for your fritters or falafels and works amazingly in…

A Lebanese roast pumpkin Hummus

I edited Ras-el-hanout from the name given how scary it sounds. But, this IS a Roast Pumpkin and Ras el Hanout hummus. This is an excellent dish when you have 10-12 people over and you do not want to slog in the kitchen forever! Make a big batch and serve it with some SUMMER –…