Saturday, January 31, 2015

Product Review | BigBasket.com | Website Review

Pic courtesy: http://bigbasket.com/
Ahh finally I’m back from my amazing vacation at Goa, India. Physically I came back around 6 days ago but it took me 6 long days to shake my head off the vacation mood and return to reality. This trip was a result of few minutes of planning; hence everything was decided on the road only. But it was a hell of a trip! After all, the combo of Sun, Beach and Sea can’t go wrong, right? Until and unless you are imprisoned, sigh! Hell, I’m getting carried away with the waves again! I’ll share stories from my trip later but for now back to reality check!
The real jeopardy of life just started when we reached back home around 9 pm with lighter mood and realized we hadn’t left anything to eat back here and the situation was a complete mess. We dint even have eggs or breads and it was a Sunday; so there were not a slightest chance of having any shop open for our essential supplies. Then I remembered of BigBasket.com, the online super market. Haven’t you heard of it yet? It is the one stop solution for your daily needs. As of now their service is available in mumbai, pune, bangalore and Hyderabad but I hope soon they will spread their wings in more cities. Have you ever thought that you could even shop groceries from an online portals? Now since we have one let’s get benefited from it.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Peas Kachori | Bengali Koraishutir Kochuri | Mutter or Matar Kachori


It has been almost 2.5 years since I’ve started blogging about food aka food blogging. The main motto behind this blog was to share recipes in a easy way for those who had never stepped into the kitchen before, just like me. Initially I shared mostly Indian recipes, specifically Bengali traditional recipes. But I couldn’t continue it for long as I don’t eat Bengali food on my daily life. I can’t afford to spend longer time in the kitchen with my hectic schedule. And very frankly speaking these Bengali dishes taste always best when they come out from mom’s kitchen. So I spared myself from criticizing my own cooking on each and every possible dish and just went on with other international cuisines which I actually enjoy very much on my own. Recently, right after Durga Puja I received few requests from readers to publish more Bengali Traditional dishes and sweets. So I’ve decided to share two Bengali recipes for you now, one savory and one dessert. For savory I’ve picked Bengali Koraishutir Kochuri or Peas Kachori and I’ll reveal the dessert on my next post.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Kashmiri Dum Aloo | Dum Olav | No Onion No Garlic North Indian Aloo Dom

Dum Olav | Kashmiri Pure Veg Aloo Dom

They say 'Unity is in Diversity' and there is no better way than food to prove it. But if you have to find a single item to impress most of Indians what would you choose? My pick is potato and it has to be a Dum aloo. Yes, I’m calling it ‘A Dum Aloo’ intentionally, it’s not any typo. Because there are 29 states in India and almost every region has their own recipe of ‘Dum Aloo’. So in India you will get to taste at least 10-15 varieties of it with completely different recipes and ingredients. I’ve already shared two different Aloo Dum recipes, Bengali Veg Alu Dom without Onion & Garlic and Dum Aloo with Onion & Coriander leaves; both are from eastern region of India. Now it’s time to move to other regions; and I’ve made my move towards north this time. Yes, it’s Dum Olav from the majestic Kashmir, which is more popular as Kashmiri Dum Aloo.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Margarita Cake | Tequila & Lime Cake | Wedding Cake | Boozy Adult Cake

Tequila & Lime Cake

“When Life hands you Limes, grab a bottle of Tequila & Salt”

This is not just a quote to me; this is my motto of life. Or you can say it’s the resolution for this year and it was always there in all these past years. I follow a simple life filled with small details and happiness on daily doses. So I simply cut down the complicated inner meaning of the quote and took the literal meaning very seriously. As a result my pantry is well stocked with tequila and whisky, always! I may not have a bread to feed you in odd time but I must have a bottle of tequila to serve you, anytime you want. Hey, hang on! Right now I have Margarita Wedding Cake with Tequila & Lime to feed you too! How cool is that?

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Best Recipes of the year 2014

Best Recipes of the year 2014 | ScratchingCanvas

Hello guys! Happy New Year to all of you. Hope you had a great time. I had an awesome holiday. It was fun, full of craziness; a kind of holiday which can be compared with itself only. I got so indulge I almost forgot I have a job a blog to run and a life which is anything but a holiday. But now I’m back to business. And what else can be better than a roundup of the previous year.