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Recipe Index:

Making this food-y navigation easy! This is a comprehensive list of all the recipes posted on Kitchen Karma Blog & Facebook Page

The recipes are categorised by their main ingredients & organised alphabetically under the following headings - 
  • Breads, Rice, Noodle & Pasta Dishes
  • Cakes, Puddings, Tarts & Other Sweet Bakes
  • Cheesy Dishes
  • Chicken & Meat Dishes
  • Curds/Chutneys/Jams/Pickles/Spreads
  • Drinks (Hot & Cold)
  • Fish & Seafood Dishes
  • Fruity Dishes
  • Indian Sweets (Misti)
  • Jol Khabar/Breakfast & Snacks
  • Lentil (Dals)
  • Soups
  • Vegetarian Dishes

Under each heading the recipes are again organized alphabetically. have tried to be as through as possible, cross-indexing each recipe according to it's dominant ingredient list. So you may find one recipe under several heads. Each recipe comes with a small blurb describing it. Each recipe also has a highlighted marker identifying it's genre like Bengali Recipe! Italian Recipe! et al.

The recipes posted on Kitchen Karma's Facebook Page have the source mentioned beside each of them. I will keep adding to this index as and when I post on my blog and Facebook page.

Happy recipe hunting! 
Suchi

(In case you run into any trouble/confusion or simply have a question, please leave a comment in the blog or pop me an email at suchismita.majumdar@gmail.com Thanks!)

Cheesy Garlic Bread: Now you no longer need to order pizza or go to an Italian restaurant to eat these! Facebook Recipe! Italian Recipe!

Misti Polao/ Sweet Pilaf: A traditional rice dish, misti polao is much loved by the Bengalis of western Bengal. Though predominantly savory, it has a distinctly sweet taste. Bengali Recipe

Lemon Rice: This subtle flavoured rice is perfect as a one pot meal or could be paired with a rich gravy. South Indian Recipe!

Amish Khichuri: This rice and lentil preparation gets an enhanced flavour with the addition of  onions in it. Bengali Recipe!

Nirasmish Khichuri: In this one pot meal, rice and lentil are cooked together with spices. This recipe has many versions, this is the Bengali vegetarian version. Bengali Recipe!

Pad Se Ew with Chicken: Thai noodles stir fried in soya sauce with chicken and bits of veggies. Thai Recipe!

Pad Thai:  Try this easy Thai noodle dish for a quick  yet exotic week-day dinner. Thai Recipe!

Pasta with Chorizo & Spinach in Tomato Sauce:  An easy week-day dinner which is bursting with flavours! Facebook Recipe! Italian Recipe!

Pasta with Shrimps & Greens: It is really easy to cook, most of the times you can use your pantry and freezer stock to make this, so makes an ideal emergency dinner. About the taste-- I love the buttery, garlicky and lemony flavour of this dish and the shrimp add their own magic. The chillies, my Indian influence, increases the heat quotient and the greens, another addition of mine adds colour, flavour and of course makes it more healthy. Italian Recipe!

Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto: The risotto tastes a little sweet because of the squash, the red chilly adds some nice heat while the garlic adds flavour. You will find the sage to be a welcome surprise. The saying goes that sage and butternut squash are a match made in heaven. The pair never disappoints! Italian Recipe!

Rice Soup with Chicken & Veggie, Thai Inspired: This one pot meal is perfect for using leftovers. The spicy and tangy Thai flavours add an extra kick to this soup. And the rice makes this soup filling and hearty. Thai Recipe!

Caramel Pudding/Custard: A family recipe, made using an Indian pressure cooker.

Chocolate Barfis/Fudge: Super easy and quick to make. Can make this in advance for guests!


Chocolate Brownie: Supper yummy, dense and moist chocolate brownie!


Chocolate & Orange Tart: If like me, you love orange flavoured chocolate, this is just the dessert for you. Not only does this tart smell of oranges, it tastes of oranges too. The dark chocolate when infused with orange caramel takes on a whole new depth. It takes you to chocolate heaven, propelled by the rest of the ingredients-- double cream, graham crackers, sugar, butter, coffee, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla. When these fabulous ingredients come together they sure create magic!


Coffee Cake with Walnuts: A decadent cake, worthy of a birthday celebration.

Lemon Curd & Lemon Tart: Make this creamy & luscious lemon curd, spread it on your toast or make a tart with it!

Pear Upside Down Cake: This cake is perfect to use up pears which have gone a little soft.

Strawberry Cake:  A heart shaped cake. Layered with delectable pink strawberry filling and decorated with glazed strawberries. A perfect Valentine's Day cake.

Strawberry Tarts: Easy to make, no bake strawberry tart! Could call these a huge cheat, but who cares! Perfect for summer. No Bake!


Cheesy Garlic Bread: Now you no longer need to order pizza or go to an Italian restaurant to eat these! Facebook Recipe!  Facebook Recipe! Italian Recipe!

Making Cottage Cheese: Chaana or cottage cheese is a very popular item in Bengali cuisine. It is used in various ways to make both savory and sweet dishes. Of the savory dishes some of the popular ones are chaana ar kofta, chaana ar danla, chaana ar cutlet and most of Bengali sweets are made of chaana. It is also eaten on its own with a bit of sugar or salt and pepper. The whey is also drunk as it is supposed to be very nutritious. This recipe tells you how to make cottage cheese at home. Bengali Recipe!

Paneer Bhurji:  This paneer bhurji is a little different/hatke. Dry mango powder gives it a tangy taste, which is balanced by the sugar and the chillies give the necessary heat. The peanuts add a crunch to the dish. North Indian Inspired!


Chilli Chicken, Nepali Style: This recipe is recreated from my memory of plates of chilli chicken eaten in a Nepalese restaurant. This recipe has a hint of cumin, soya sauce, garlic, chillies, peppers and lime juice giving the chicken a unique flavour. Nepali Inspired Recipe!

Chicken Curry I: A relatively easy to make chicken curry, this goes really well with steamed rice. Bengali Recipe!


Chicken Curry II: This is my husband's recipe and I absolutely love it when he makes it for me. Not as rich as recipe I, this is a comfort food, through and through. Bengali Recipe!

Chicken Curry III: The third recipe for chicken curry, this is a recipe for kosha murgi. A Bangla word, kosha means well fried, murgi means chicken. This is a recipe in which the masalas, the chicken pieces and the rest of the ingredients are well fried over low to medium heat for about 20 to 30 mins. A matter of patience, probably best tried over the weekend. This dish is generally prepared in Bengali homes when we expect guests. This is a semi dry dish with the spices clinging onto the chicken pieces. Tastes best with rotis/parathas and polaoBengali Recipe!


Chicken Kebab, Hariyali: This is not the regular run-of-the-mill kebab which passes as Hariyali (means the colour green in Hindi) kebab in Indian take-aways. Try this kebab and you will keep making it. North Indian Inspired! BBQ!

Chicken Pad Se Ew: Thai noodles stir fried in soya sauce. Thai Recipe!


Chicken Roll: Already mentioned in Jol Khabar section. Street Food!


Chicken & Veggie Rice Soup, Thai Inspired: This one pot meal is perfect for using leftovers. The spicy and tangy Thai flavours add an extra kick to this soup. Thai Recipe!

Chorizo Pasta: An easy week-day dinner which is bursting with flavours! Facebook Recipe! Italian Recipe!


Grilled Chicken Breast: Frequently use this in salads, sandwiches & wraps! Facebook Recipe! BBQ!


Hot & Sweet Chicken Wings: My absolute favourite among all BBQ meat are hot and sweet chicken wings which feel sticky to touch and tastes a bit hot and a bit sweet and on the whole super yummy. BBQ!


Lamb with Indian Masalas: This lamb is inspired by European slow cooking process, but flavoured with Indian spices. After four hours in the over the lamb literally falls apart and melts in your your. East Meets West!


Macorini Cheese with Bacon: The best mac and cheese I have ever had and believe me I have tried loads. The cayenne pepper, nutmeg and bread crumbs on the top made all the whopping difference. American Recipe!

Murgh Malai Tikka: No spice, marinated in milk & cottage cheese, melt-in-your-mouth chicken kebabs. North Indian! BBQ!


Stuffed Chicken: A preparation where a boneless leg and thigh piece of chicken is stuffed with sausage meat and then the whole thing is wrapped in streaky bacon and poached, then chilled and then fried. British Recipe!


Aam Sotto Or Chutney/ Dried Mango Chutney: This is the king of all chutneys in Bengali cuisine. This chutney is served during special occasions. Bengali Recipe!


Topa Kool er Chutney/Indian Plum Chutney: Two varieties of Indian plums are found in the markets of Kolkata. The round shaped brown ones are known as topa kool and is really sour in taste. It is eaten on its own by those who love the sharp sour taste, but mostly it is tempered with sugar or jaggery and turned into pickles or chutneys. This is the recipe for the chutney. Bengali Recipe!

Topa Kool er Achar/Indian Plum Pickle: Two varieties of Indian plums are found in the markets of Kolkata. The round shaped brown ones are known as topa kool and is really sour in taste. It is eaten on its own by those who love the sharp sour taste, but mostly it is tempered with sugar or jaggery and turned into pickles or chutneys. This is the recipe for the pickle. Bengali Recipe!


Cold Coffee with Vanilla Ice Cream: This easy to make drink is utter luxury on a hot summer day!

Jal Jeera: Tired of same old CDs & fruit juices? Why not try this tangy and spicy drink? Goes really well with kebabs and other spicy Indian food....


Lychee Tea: This tea produced by the Dilmah company is a very light tea with a subtle lychee smell and flavour. It needs to be dipped just for a minute or two...more than that it becomes murky and the flavour goes away. Product Review!


Mint & Strawberry Iced Tea: A refreshing drink perfect for summer, plus it is super easy to make! Facebook Recipe!

Mint Tea:  Tired of the same old milky chai? Why not treat yourself to a pot of mint tea? Its easy peasy if you have some mint leaves in your fridge. Also goes a treat with hookah! Facebook Recipe!


Quick & Easy Watermelon Drink: Finally this quick recipe is in the blog.


Watermelon Drink: This drink is like a ritual at our home, has to be made often in summer. For my part I love making it because it is so easy! Facebook Recipe!


Fish Amritsari: This fabulous starter can make any party rock. Punjabi Recipe!


Fish in Mustard Sauce/Sorshe Bata Diye Maach er Jhol: This is a staple fish dish, served for lunch, in Bengali homes. Every Bengali home has its own special recipe for this dish, but more or less the same principals apply. This is how my husband makes it. Bengali Recipe!

Pad Thai with Shrimps: Try this easy Thai noodle dish for a quick  yet exotic week-day dinner. Thai Recipe!

Pasta with Shrimp & Greens:  It is really easy to cook, most of the times you can use your pantry and freezer stock to make this, so makes an ideal emergency dinner. About the taste-- I love the buttery, garlicky and lemony flavour of this dish and the shrimp add their own magic. The chillies, my Indian influence, increases the heat quotient and the greens, another addition of mine adds colour, flavour and of course makes it more healthy. Italian Recipe!



Shrimp Curry: In Bengali households prawns/shrimps are beloved. Housewives love them because they are so easy and quick to prepare and the rest for their taste. Today I am sharing a staple shrimp dish which gets ready in about 10 minutes and is of course awesome to eat.  There is this whole range of dishes which Bengalis call ''bati chochori'' literally translated means fish/vegetable mishmash cooked in a pot. This recipe belongs to that genre. Bengali Recipe! Facebook Recipe!

Tandori Salmon: Take a nice fillet of responsibly fished salmon and add some tandori masala (you can find these in packets in Indian/Bangladeshi grocery stores) and you have magic on your hands! BBQ! North Indian Inspired!

Fol Ahar: Is a yogurt, mango, banana and flaked rice preparation which tastes sweet  (fol in Bengali means fruit and ahar means to eat, so put together it means eating fruits). This is eaten at any time of the day as a snack. It is easy to assemble and the yogurt helps in cooling down the body. Bengali Recipe!

Fruit Kebabs: These kebabs are yum...the butter and the mint flavour stands out prominently...the apple brought lovely crunch while the pineapple and mangoes pieces were sheer delicacies. BBQ!


Pineapple Kesari: The simple semolina halwa goes exotic with the addition of pineapple! South Indian Recipe!


Topa Kool er Chutney/Indian Plum Chutney: Two varieties of Indian plums are found in the markets of Kolkata. The round shaped brown ones are known as topa kool and is really sour in taste. It is eaten on its own by those who love the sharp sour taste, but mostly it is tempered with sugar or jaggery and turned into pickles or chutneys. This is the recipe for the chutney. Bengali Recipe!

Topa Kool er Achar/Indian Plum Pickle: Two varieties of Indian plums are found in the markets of Kolkata. The round shaped brown ones are known as topa kool and is really sour in taste. It is eaten on its own by those who love the sharp sour taste, but mostly it is tempered with sugar or jaggery and turned into pickles or chutneys. This is the recipe for the pickle. Bengali Recipe!



Besan Er Laddo/Besan Ka Laddo: This simple sweet make from chickpea flour is my grandmother's recipe and stays for about two weeks. This was posted in Nupur's UK, Rasoi and Me blog.

Chocolate Barfis/Fudge: Super easy and quick to make. Can make this in advance for guests! East Meets West!


Fol Ahar: Is a yogurt, mango, banana and flaked rice preparation which tastes sweet  (fol in Bengali means fruit and ahar means to eat, so put together it means eating fruits). This is eaten at any time of the day as a snack. It is easy to assemble and the yogurt helps in cooling down the body. Bengali Recipe!

Pineapple Kesari: The simple semolina halwa goes exotic with the addition of pineapple! South Indian Recipe!


Aloo Kabli: Is a magic snack, which guarantees smiles on the faces of the most morose school child in Kolkata. Or it did, when I was a kid. The road outside  every school among other street food vendors had an aloo-kabli-walla. What he offered was an extremely humble snack of  boiled potato and Bengal gram drenched in tamarind and spices. But we loved it, in fact I still love it. Bengali Recipe! Street Food! Low Calorie! Facebook Recipe! Street Food! Bengali Recipe!

Beguni/Aubergine Fritters: These fritters are usually eaten with puffed rice (muri). They are served in little newspaper bags which often soak up the extra oil. The best bit of the fritters for me as a child was the sprinkling of rock salt (bit noon) on top. The salt added an extra dimension to the fritters and somehow made them more exciting to the kid-y me. Street Food! Bengali Recipe!



Chicken Rolls/Roti Wraps with Spicy Chicken Filling: A hugely popular street snack, these are known as rolls and depending on the stuffing inside they are called chicken roll, egg roll, egg chicken roll, paneer tikka roll, mutton roll, fish roll, potato roll so on and so forth. It is actually a greasy paratha which they fry in front of you and put pre-prepared filling, sprinkle some salad and roll it up in a white roll of paper and you are good to go. Street Food! Healthier Version!


Chirer (Flaked Rice) Polao:  Chire or Flaked Rice is one of the many derivations of rice. Other popular one being Puffed Rice with which the rice cakes are made. Flaked rice is popular in many parts of India. It is used to make Poha in northern and western India. Presenting to you the Bengali version Chirer Polao. This is my mother's recipe. This is different from other versions because it is sweeter in taste, filled with seasonal vegetables. Bengali Recipe!

Delhi Style Aloo Chaat:  Delhi, the capital of India, has these  fruit chaat stalls along highways or in market places. During summers these fruit chats taste sublime and help to bring down the heat a lot.. My favourite was this old man along the Noida highway who made the best fruit chaat ever.Not one to stick to healthy stuff for long, I discovered that the bits of aloo/potato tastes the best in the fruit chat. So one evening we instructed our chaatwallah to make us only aloo chaat. Ever since I have been addicted to this chaat! Street Food! North Indian Recipe!

Egg Roll: This  was punlished in Women's Web, sharing the recipe here. Street Food! Women's Web!


French Fries Chaat: Got some leftover French fries? Don't throw it away, it makes a yum chaat. Facebook Recipe! Easy Peasy!


Fol-Ahar:  Is a yogurt, mango, banana and flaked rice preparation which tastes sweet  (fol in Bengali means fruit and ahar means to eat, so put together it means eating fruits). This is eaten at any time of the day as a snack. It is easy to assemble and the yogurt helps in cooling down the body. Bengali Recipe!


Fuchka/Fhucka/Puchka: A crisp little puffed wheat ball  dented in the middle, stuffed with potato filling, dipped in tangy tamarind water and served to you in a little bowl made of shalpata/dried leaf. 
Street Food!

Kellog's Special K Cracker Crisp: Just 95 calories per 21 crisps, these crisps were popped, yes that's right now fried. There are three different flavors: Sea Salt & Balsamic Vinegar, Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream & Onion. My personal favourite is the Sweet Chilli. Product Review!


Masala Popcorn: Perfect for tv nights at home! Facebook Recipe!


Pancakes with Oranges & Chocolate Spread:  Pancakes with orange zest and wee bit of cinnamon and a spread of Nutella and orange marmalade. Finished off with chunks of orange, some almond flakes and dusting of cocoa powder.

Pao Bhaji: A speciality snack commonly found in the streets & beaches of Bombay/Mumbai. India. Pao means bread/bun which is freshly baked and then fried with butter and served with bhaji (essentially meaning vegetables), a pipping hot mixed vegetable semi-dry curry which is tangy and spicy. The curry is liberally garnished with lime juice, chillies and cilantro. Increase the number of buns and you have your dinner ready. Street Food!

Papri Chat: A street food speciality, made with papris, boiled potatoes and for the rest you need to check out the recipe. Be warned, one you have tasted it, you will be wanting more! Street Food!

Samosa Chat: Bored with the same old samosas? Why not turn into a spicy and filling chaat? Facebook Recipe!


Spicy Sweet Corn Chaat: Super easy to make and healthy to boot! Facebook Recipe! Easy Peasy!

Tuna Melt, Desi Ish-tyle: Why tuna melt? Cos it is this awesome concoction of cheese and butter and it melts in your mouth oh-so-amazingly. I added the desi dose of chillies to give it a bit more zing, if you know what I mean. Facebook Recipe!


Daal Makhani: A typical Punjabi staple the Daal Makhani--Split Black Gram cooked with spices, laden with clarified butter and eaten with soft, melt in your mouth, fresh from the tawa (hearth) rotis (handmade Indian flat breads).  It is a daal grand enough to served to your guests, yet easy enough to be a regular on dinner tables. Punjabi Recipe! Healthier Version!

Kolai er daal or Urad/Split Black Gram: This daal/lentil is never served hot, this is always cooked at least a couple of hours before eating and cooled down before serving, it easily takes you to daal heaven with a squeeze of fresh lime juice.This daal is always white in colour, haldi/turmeric not being added to it. I am told that this daal is an acquired taste, but having grown up on it, all I can say is that to the Bengalis nothing is more appetizing than this meal on a hot summer afternoon. Bengali Recipe!

Orange Soup: This is called so because of the lovely orange colour of the squash. Addition of almonds adds a nice crunch, while red chilli adds a kick. East Meets West!

Rice Soup with Chicken & Veggie, Thai Inspired: This one pot meal is perfect for using leftovers. The spicy and tangy Thai flavours add an extra kick to this soup. And the rice makes this soup filling and hearty.Thai Inspired!


Aloo ur Dom/Dry Potato Curry: I want to share with you an aloo ur dom recipe which my mother often makes during winter. You could call it one of her specialties. She usually serves it with motor shuti ir kochuri/stuffed peas puris/ Indian fried bread. This dish has accompanied us to many a picnics, train journeys etc. Bengali Recipe!

Beguni/Aubergine Fritters: Popular street food, these are also made at home and served during lunch along with rice and dal or in the afternoon with tea. Bengali Recipe! Street Food!

Cabbage/ Badha Kopir Torkari: Cabbage cooked with potatoes and spices, this is served both with rice and roti (Indian bread). Bengali Recipe!


Grilled Peppers: Who doesn't like grilled peppers? Initially I used to buy jar full of them and  eat them with humus and pita or put them in salads or sandwiches. But I was always a little weary thinking about all those preservatives put in the pepper. That was when I decided to make this at home. Make a batch and store for 10 days or so in the refrigerator. Italian Recipe!

Okra Stir Fry: One of my favourite vegetables, this okra dish is super easy and quick to make. Indian Inspired!

Orange Soup: This is called so because of the lovely orange colour of the squash. Addition of almonds adds a nice crunch, while red chilli adds a kick. East Meets West!

Paneer Bhurji:  This paneer bhurji is a little different/hatke. Dry mango powder gives it a tangy taste, which is balanced by the sugar and the chillies give the necessary heat. The peanuts add a crunch to the dish. North Indian Inspired!

Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Risotto: The risotto tastes a little sweet because of the squash, the red chilly adds some nice heat while the garlic adds flavour. You will find the sage to be a welcome surprise. The saying goes that sage and butternut squash are a match made in heaven. The pair never disappoints! Italian Recipe!


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2 comments :

Nupur Mehra said...

Well compiled Suchi ! I can only imagine how long would this whole thing might have taken, very elaborative and interesting approach..

Sujata said...

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