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December 2, 2015
Dhokar Dalna

Call it human tendency or affinity, but there is certainly a craze for non-vegetarian food among people who take a liking to both veggies and meat. However, there are several vegetarian preparations that can prove tough competition to the much sought after Galouti kebab, Mutton Pasanda or Prawn Vindaloo and leave one yearning for more. Here is something called Dhokar Dalna for all those who do not quite like dal or believe that chana dal [...]

October 30, 2014
Chicken Rezala

Bengal has given us many a food dishes, which are so yummy and tasteful. Today let’s see one such non-vegetarian curry dish in Chicken Rezala. This curried chicken goes well with most Indian breads or rice. However, I would suggest serving it with some roomali roti. A slightly thick gravy made with poppy seeds, curd and cashew nuts gives a perfect pairing to the well cooked chicken. This is truly an authentic Bengali dish as [...]

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October 27, 2014
Bhaja Muger Khichuri

In addition to the tasty and oily food, our regional variations also provide a great number of healthy options. Khichiri is one such meal prepared in different forms all over India which is light on stomach and gives good nutrition. Let’s see today one such variation from Bengal which is known by the name of Bhaja Muger Khichuri. The name suggests that it uses bhaja or vegetables and muger or moong dal in the preparation. [...]

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October 25, 2014
Fish Molee

Both coconut and fish are abundantly available in Kerala and using these two ingredients I prepared my meal for today. Fish Molee is quite famous curry from Kerala and goes best with an appam or boiled rice. It is a stewed dish made with coconut milk and oil with fish giving its wonderful flavours to the curry. I just loved the taste and it was so easy to prepare that from now on this is going [...]

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October 23, 2014
Vagharela Chawal

Rice is one of the most versatile grains used throughout the world in many different forms. In India we make so many dishes with rice, be it biryani or pulao, or just plain rice, everyone loves to have them. Today let’s see another delicious preparation with rice called Vagharela Chawal. We all love to have parties and have an elaborate menu for our friends and family. One of the most common things which gets left [...]

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October 20, 2014
Dim Posto

Posto or poppy seeds are used vastly in Bengal in number of dishes. Dim Posto comes similarly from the state of West Bengal where this traditional recipe makes use of poppy seeds to bring out a unique taste. The spices in the curry can be varied with your personal choice. This is a good recipe to make for lunch or dinner and will go well with most Indian breads. Everyone at home loved the recipe [...]

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October 16, 2014
Kerala Vegetable Stew

Kerala is famous for its beaches and backwaters, the beauty also gets accentuated with the coconut tress lining up the streets and back waters. It is but obvious that an abundance of coconut, it is also one of the most used ingredients in many local dishes. One such dish is Kerala Vegetable Stew, made mostly with coconut milk and mixed vegetables; it is a perfect accompaniment to another local delicacy, appam. For vegetarians this is [...]

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September 25, 2014
Rajasthani Kabuli

Jodhpur, a town in western Rajasthan, can still boast of a lot of traditional culture. Whether it is the dress of the people, celebration of festivals or the food, these traditions have carried on since a long time. Today I picked up one such traditional recipe from this place called Rajasthani Kabuli. This rice dish is made by mixing some vegetables, dahi, dry fruits etc into a fairly rich preparation. Resembling a typical Indian vegetarian pulao, it [...]

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Pitod Ki Subzi

I wonder often what to cook specially at times when I’m running with a near empty fridge, well some dishes do come to a rescue in this situation. Pitod Ki Subzi is one such dish which can be relished not only by your family but guests too. This dish is made mostly with besan and can be made fairly quickly. It is different from gaate ki subzi but gives a great taste and an amazing look [...]

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Food is good, decor is great

Why do people go to eat at a restaurant? More often than not because they are celebrating or marking an occasion, right?  Yes, this is where lies the connect between name of the restaurant I visited last week and food business. 21 Gun Salute has been woven around the theme of according respect to your presence at their property. They are not exhausting their ammunition but for sure, they are displaying their arms to mark your occasion.  [...]