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Friday, 1 December 2017

Authentic Bengali dish : HARA MALAI PANEER


In this post I am going to share an authentic Bengali Paneer dish which I learn from my mother in law Mrs Mitra Sur. She is a wonderful cook. So I never leave a single chance to learn from her. If you try this dish I am sure that your taste buds will just rock. 

INGREDIENTS

Paneer (Indian Cheese) - Two and half gm


Cauliflower - 1 small (cut into small pieces )


Capsicum - 1 small


Beans - As required


Carrot -  small (grated)


Tomato - 1 medium size


Green chili - 4 pcs


Soya milk - 2 cups


Yogurt - 2 table spoon


Butter - 1 tablespoon


Cornflower - 1 tablespoon


Cashew  -  8 pcs


Char- Magaz paste - 2 teaspoon


Ginger paste - 1/2 teaspoon


Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon


Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon


Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon


Garam masala - 1/2teaspoon


Cumin seed - 1/2 teaspoon


Bay leaf - 1


White Oil - 3 tablespoon


Sugar - As required


Salt - As required


PREPARATION


Cut the paneer into dices. Take out the seeds of tomato. Make a paste of tomato, chili, char- magaz and cashew together.


METHOD


Heat the non stick pan and add oil in it. Low the flame and put fry it but don't deep fry. Just saute it. Keep the paneer aside. Then blanch cauliflower and fry it lightly with capsicum and beans. Also keep them aside. Add cumin seed, bay leaf and garam masala to the remaining oil along with the tomato, chili, char- magaz and cashew paste. Cook them at low flame for few seconds. Then add all the vegetables, paneer and spices. Cook at high flame for two mins. After that add 1 cup of soya milk. Cook it at low flame for 3 mins. Make a paste of yogurt and cornflower with the remaining soya milk and add it. Turn off the burner and a top it with butter immediately. Serve hot along with roti or paratha.









Monday, 16 October 2017

Diwali LookBook : Go Ethnic


Being a Bengali for us it’s Kalipujo that ushers in the Festival of light,Diwali . This festival is celebrated by worshipping Goddess Kali, the epitome of women power. For me the women empowerment has always been the major trait of Indian civilization, since time immemorial.  

Saree & Indian Nari (women) are the two words uttered in the same breath as an Indian woman manifests best clad in this traditional outfit . So in this festivity. I have draped myself in this Cotton Benarasi which my mom specially gifted me. It’s vibrant tinge and intricate  stitch work at once prompted me to try it and share with you through this post. Here I preferred to wear boat neck plain cut blouse to enhance the sophistication of the Saree 



The body work 








Stitch work on Pallu
Stitch work on the border of the Sari


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