The Nolen Gur Series : Part I ~ Patishapta Pitha Recipe

dsc_0120Patishapta is the Bengali answer to a French Crepe. Unlike savory crepes, Patishapta is always sweet and is smaller in diameter. It has a sweetened coconut or a fudgy sweet cheese filling. So I can rightfully call this recipe ‘Crepes with Coconut and Jaggery’. 
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Homemade Whole Milk Yogurt ~ Happy 4th of July!

Homemade whole milk yogurt or dahi or curd Recipe - July 4th weekend

Happy Red, White and Blue! ~ America celebrates and so do I, with my homemade yogurt success on July 4th 🙂

My joy of triumph knows no bounds. Why? You are talking to a yogurt lover about the joy of making her own whole milk yogurt at home. And my ‘success’ coincided with the 4th of July. For real. 
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Hakkasan New York ~ a Michelin Star Restaurant Review

Hakkasan New York Michelin Star Restaurant ReviewGoing by what a Chinese food fanatic I am and then when I went to a Michelin Star Cantonese restaurant with family and friends during my recent visit to New York, I could not help but share the experience here. I am, by no means, a professional restaurant reviewer. This is my experience and thoughts on Hakkasan, New York. 
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Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries

Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries Recipe

You may call this Relish or just ‘Chutney’, it’s perfect for summer and very versatile

Coming from the tropics myself, papaya was readily available everywhere. Typically a ripened papaya is consumed as it is, like a fruit. But a green or unripened one was usually used for savory dishes.
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Thai Red Curry Recipe ~ Vegetarian

Thai Red Curry Vegetarian Recipe

Delicious and wholesome!

If you know Thai cuisine, you will know the Thai curries. And on the first day of Spring, here’s presenting you a colorful and nutritious dish with veggies galore and tofu.  Continue reading

Chicago and Jazz

Chicago travel and live jazz music, Andy's Jazz Club and Restaurant

“Jazz is the type of music that can absorb so many things and still be jazz.” ~ Sonny Rollins

The holiday season has begun and here I am catching up on my blogging! I have been away from blogging for 3 weeks and I finally got the time this weekend to post about my live jazz music experience!
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Thai Basil Chicken ~ Pad Kra Pao Gai

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe, pad kra pao gai Recipe

Delicious, simple-to-cook and so comforting..

It’s Thanksgiving Week and I love Asian food. With these two facts established, this is an easy dish for your Thanksgiving table, or when you want a quick yummy something after all that shopping on Black Friday!  Continue reading

Lovebirds on a Tree ~ multi canvas textured painting

Lovebirds in Colorful Tree Acrylic Canvas Painting

A multi-canvas artwork

Fall is coming to an end and we are stepping into Winter. However much I love the beauty of different seasons there’s one thing I love all year through – full trees. In my last post I mentioned on how cold it’s getting here with the rain and the wind, and all I can think about now is hot tea! While sipping on some, I embarked upon my biggest canvas painting, thus far!  Continue reading

Kerala Fish Curry ~ a Malabar coast recipe

Kerala Fish curry recipe

This tangy and spicy fish curry has a unique flavor from the various spices used especially Malabar tamarind

Hello blogosphere and my readers! I am back after what seems like ages (to me..) Therefore, let me bring you this fish recipe, that is extremely popular in the southern Indian state of Kerala but novel to my kitchen.  Continue reading

Kalakand ~ Indian dairy-based dessert (and my 50th blog post!)

Kalakand ~ Indian dairy-based dessert recipe

Kalakand ~ a traditional Indian dessert made in the simplest way possible

Shubho Bijoya and Happy Dussehra! The festive season is very much on. So here is an Indian dessert, the easiest to make, with just two main ingredients. Continue reading