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Begun Bhaja/Baingan Bhaja combined with Tomato Salsa

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Just while browsing through my recipes I had realized I have posted any Bengali cuisine whereas I make one of them regularly at home. So today i Just while browsing through my recipes I had realized I have posted any Bengali cuisine whereas I make one of them regularly at home. So today I am posting a starter or even you can say it’s a side dish to go along with rice, Begun Bhaja or Baingun Bhaja. Baingan/begun means Eggplant and Bhaja means roasted, so note down how to make it.
























Serves: 4 Category: Starter/Side Dish 1 large eggplant (baingan/begun) cut into half inch round slices1 tsp chili powder½ tsp turmeric powder/hadli1 tsp dried mango/amchur powder (optional)rice flour as required to roll the slicessalt as requiredmustard oil or any oil cooking oil for fryingINSTRUCTIONS Rinse the eggplant (baingan) well in water. Pat dry with a kitchen towel.
Now slice the eggplant in ½ inch thick roundels.
Soak these slices in salt water for 15-20 minutes, by doing this the baingans will not turn bl…

Pumpkin Sago Pudding

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I love any kind of kheer or puddings made with the lovely Sago Pearls. I have made Sago Mango Pudding and have used the same recipe but instead of a fruit I have used a Vegetable which is sweetish and one such dish which makes a good combo in sweet dish and that is Pumpkin. Here is what we need for Pumpkin Sago Pudding: Pumpkin cooked and pureed – 1 ¼ th cup
Sago - 1/3 rdcup
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Milk(Boiled & Cooled) - ½  cup + ¼ th cup
Condensed Milk - ¼ th cup
Dry fruits chopped to serve Method: Wash the Sago and cook it water approx 2 cups until done. Strain it and keep the sago aside for later use. Now heat a deep bottom pan and add in the pumpkin puree and cook for a few minutes(approx 2 minutes). Add in the condensed milk, sugar and milk and mix well until the sugar is dissolved and it comes to a rolling boil. Now add the cooked sago and mix well give it a good stir and chill it until you are ready to serve. Top it with chopped dry fuits and Serve chilled. Note: Adding sugar depends on the…

Lemon Oats

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A easy Breakfast recipe and a Healthy one too.

Cooking time: 8-9 minServes: 2Ingredients Oats - 1 cup, lightly dry roasted atlast for 5 minutes on low flameWater - ¾ th cup or a little moreTurmeric powder - ¼ th tspLemon juice - 1 ¼ th tbspSalt to tastePeanuts – a fistfulOil - 2 tspFor tempering:Mustard seeds - ½  tspUrad Dal/split black gram  - 1 tspChana Dal/Bengal gram - 1 ½  tspsGreen chilies - 2, slitCurry leaves - 1 sprigHing/Asafoetida - ¼ th tsp Method Heat oil in a wok or a deep pan. Once hot add peanuts and roast until crisp but don’t burn it. Add all dals and allow to turn lightly red.Add mustard seeds and allow to splutter. Add green chilies, red chili, curry leaves and asafoetida and mix well.Add turmeric powder and mix. Add water and salt and bring to a boil.Add oats and mix well. Reduce flame and cover with a lid. Cook for 4-5 minutes.Remove lid, add lemon juice and mix well. Cook without lid for 4 more minutesmaking sure you mix it once in a while.Serve hot with hot c…

Strawberry Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jelly

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Ever since I have made Mango Panna Cotta We Husband and Wife have started loving it. I’ve even tried simple vanilla flavor. And that time I make a simple fruit jelly for M as she is not fond of Panna cotta but loves Jelly. Last time when we’d been to market we got a good amount of strawberries as we realized its about to vanish from the market and I’d decided to make some strawberry crush. While making this crush I decided to make Strawberry Panna cotta.  We loved it and M loved the jelly part ;). Here is what we need for the strawberry panna cotta 1 cup full fat cream 1 cup milk ¼ th cup sugar(adjust depending upon how sweet you want) Around 4 tsp agar agar strips(soaked in ¼ th cup water for at least 15 minutes) 2 tbsp Strawberry Compote
For Strawberry Jelly We Need: 250 gms of strawberries,stemmed and chopped into pcs. ¼ th cup sugar 1 tbsp gms agar agar strips (soaked in 4 tbsp water atleast for 15 minutes)
Method: Combine all the pannacotta ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to…