Reader’s recipe

Reader’s recipe

Fishy Delish

Marinate the hilsa pieces with salt and turmeric powder for 10 minutes. Take chopped onion, onion paste, mustard paste, red chilli powder, sugar, and 3 tablespoons of mustard oil together in a cooking bowl and mix them very well. Now put this paste over the hilsa

Boneless kebab treats

This is a restaurant style snack, which is made of hung curd, the main ingredient, complemented by cheese and gram flour for volume and shape.

reader’s recipe / Something yummy, something healthy

Tired of the usual Caesar salad this, and fruit salad that? Well, we can't blame you because most typical 'green' recipes are hard on taste buds that have experienced more flavour elsewhere. So try these offbeat, and more definitely tasteful dishes, and treat your taste buds to the flavour it really deserves.

Pizza fever

Ask anyone about their favourite fast food, and be prepared for one of two answers; burgers, or the mouth-wateringly genius creation that is the pizza.

reader’s recipe / Chicken bonanza

Haven't we had enough of saturated fatty acids, and luscious red meat already? Isn't it time we gave a break to nehari, tehari, or biryani? Also, why ignore the equally delectable options available, and if cooked properly, something that will make you feel passionate about your palate?

reader’s recipe / Food for sub-continental Muslims

Food plays an important part in all our lives, and in Islam, based on the teachings of the Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and the holy Quran, is a way of life, dietary guidelines are an important part of it.

reader’s recipe / Sugar free Baking

Preheat the oven to 190 °C or 375 °F or the Gas Mark 5. Grease and flour a baking tray. Sift flour together with salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix in the oats and cinnamon powder. Cream butter and Sugar Free well. Fold in the flour mixture. Add the milk and vanilla essence and mix into dough. Wrap the dough in greaseproof paper or cling film and chill for about an hour in a refrigerator.

reader's recipe / Secret Family Recipes

Every family has them; usually passed down the ancestral lineage as do the name and the jewels.

Hot desserts

Cut each orange into 4 thick slices and halve each slice. Thread 2 orange pieces, 1 apple wedge, 1 banana slice and 2 pineapple chunks on to each of 8 skewers.

For those with a sweet-tooth

Grate fresh khoya and chhana into a bowl. Dissolve baking soda in one tablespoon of water.

The goodness of Bangaliana

Nabanno, the Bengali harvest festival, is a joyous celebration, one that I was lucky enough to experience. Although the grandeur of the festivities has waned, in some villages people celebrate for a whole month, with their new crops, with the fresh coconuts and the jaggery made from the sap of the date palm tree.