Shaheen Ali

Born and raised in a gastronomic family where cooking is most relied on approximation and eyeballing the ingredients or ratios and proportions for measurements. A physiotherapist by profession who came into blogging almost a year back with a motive to pen down my experience of learning and refining in the journey with food from home and the world beyond, from street food to the fine dining. I live with a motto in life that is 'Life is beautiful if you have good food around'

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Recipes and Articles by Shaheen Ali

Bengali Bhetki Begum Bahar Recipe (Spicy Fish Fillets Curry)

Sunday, 14 August 2016 00:40

Bhetki Begum Bahar is one rich and spicy fish curry that comes from Bengali Cuisine. A very popular dish is Bengali marriages and special occasions. The fish fillets have a typical shape that are marinated and later fried golden. The curry is typically cooked in mustard oil where the richness comes from ...

Pepe Chingri Recipe - Green Papaya Prawn Curry Recipe

Friday, 12 August 2016 00:08

Pepe Chingri is a very popular Bengali Prawn curry made with green papaya and comes from the coastal region of West Bengal. Green papaya or Raw papaya cooked in a simple yet delectable curry is teemed up with prawns or chingri to make an amazing dish that is enjoyed with hot steamed rice. The consistency ...

Coca Cola Bundt Cake Recipe

Sunday, 07 August 2016 06:42

Coca Cola Bundt Cake Recipe is amazingly delicious cake made using an aerated cola drink. The Coca Cola Bundt cake is chocolaty and with an amazing flavor of Cola. I used Coke but if in case you don't find one, you can go ahead with Pepsi or even Thumbs Up, The flavor and texture won't make any difference ...

Published in Cake Recipes

Kaacha Gola Recipe (Bengali Sweet Cottage Cheese Balls)

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 00:35

Kaacha Gola is very famous sweet from West Bengal which is made of fresh paneer or chenna and flavoured with cardamom and saffron. The sweet is not just quick but can also be made in a jiffy, specially when there are sudden guests at your home. The melt in mouth fudge tastes amazing when refrigerated ...

Sago Kheer Recipe - Tapioca Milk Pudding

Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:53

Sago Kheer also popularly known as Sabudana Kheer is a milk pudding made with soaked sago pearls and is an ideal dessert option in Hindu community during their religious fasts. Its texture is creamy, luscious and absolutely melt in mouth. Tapioca Sago (Sabudana) is a processed, ready to cook agricultural ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Whole Wheat Eggless Cinnamon & Raisin Swirl Bread Recipe

Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:39

Whole Wheat, Eggless Cinnamon & Raisin Swirl Bread Recipe is healthy, flavorful and absolutely aromatic. Handcrafted whole wheat bread loaded with the goodness of cinnamon and raisins is not just tasty but also a healthy version of bread that is loved by kids too. It is an eggless version of cinnamon ...

Published in Homemade Bread Recipes

Milk Peda Recipe

Sunday, 31 July 2016 00:21

Milk Peda is a traditional Indian sweet that is loved by all since ages. In today's world where many fancy sweets have captured the sweet shops, peda has its own traditional significance, as they say whenever there's a good news in family, peda is the first thing that is served to all in terms of celebration. Serve ...

Published in Dessert Recipes

Bengali Style Cholar Dal Recipe-Chana Dal

Saturday, 30 July 2016 00:40

Cholar Dal is Bengal gram lentils cooked in coconut and spices. Slightly sweet in flavour and very aromatic because of usage of pure ghee, this dal is cooked in a very typical way by monitoring carefully as it should not get mashed completely. It is the very famous lentil dish from West Bengal, that ...

Bengali Style Chori Recipe-Mixed Vegetable Sabzi

Monday, 25 July 2016 00:14

Unique char flavoured mix vegetable dish from West Bengal that is delicious, aromatic and introduces you to the flavours of Bengal cuisine which called as ChorChori which is also known and pronounced as CharChari. It's basically a dry vegetable dish that has various versions like Alu Chorchori which ...

Chingiri Paturi Recipe

Friday, 22 July 2016 00:36

Chingiri Paturi or Prawn Paturi is a famous traditional dish from Bengal cuisine that also belongs to the coastal region of West Bengal. Prawns cooked with minimum ingredients are parceled in banana leaf and then steamed is a delicious recipe that comes from my mother's diary. The dish is typically enjoyed ...

Posto Pabda (Bengali Fish Curry In Poppy Seeds Paste)

Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:38

Posto Pabda is a very popular fish curry from Bengal, in which the fish named Pabda is cooked in poppy seeds paste making a thick curry. The fish here is cooked whole and the dish goes well with plain rice. The recipe here is adapted from my mother's diary and trust me, it tastes amazing. For those ...

Aloo Posto Recipe (Potatoes In Poppy Seed Paste)

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 00:02

Aloo Posto or Potatoes in Poppy Seed Paste is an authentic and traditional Bengali recipe and no special occasion is complete without this dish. Poppy seeds are soaked and ground to make a fine paste, later cooked with potatoes. Khus Khus or poppy seeds are known as Posto in Bengali. A quintessential ...

Chettinad Fish Fry With Roasted Corn, Onions And Carrots With French Beans Recipe

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 00:18

Franco-Pondicherry or Pondicherry cuisine, has been union territory’s best-kept secret. The flavours are mild and the fusion between the French and Tamil is what makes this cuisine unique and different from rest of India. There are plenty of options when it comes to this cuisine for vegetarians as ...

Patishapta Recipe (Rice Crepe)

Monday, 18 July 2016 00:31

Patishapta Recipe (Rice Crepe) is a soft rice crepe folded inwards to make an envelope filled with a delicious filling made with coconut and jaggery. It is the most desired Bengal sweet delicacy made during the month of January on the auspicious occasion of Poush or Makar Sankranti. The batter used for ...

Pakistani Bhuna Gosht Recipe

Saturday, 09 July 2016 00:29

Pakistani Bhuna Gosht is a mutton preparation that is very popular in Pakistan. Mutton pieces slow cooked in whole spices, chopped onion and ginger garlic is later fried (bhuna) with lots of ghee and garnished with coriander. The mutton pieces when cooked slowly with whole spices, leaves an aromatic ...

Dimer Malai Curry Recipe (Bengali Style Egg Curry In Coconut Milk)

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:02

Dimer Malai Curry is a very famous egg curry dish that belongs to the Bengal coastal. Bengal style egg curry made in coconut milk has various versions like chicken malai curry, prawn malai curry etc. Creamy and rich malai, Dimer Malai Curry with hard boiled and fried eggs best goes with tawa chapati ...

Published in Egg Recipes

Kashmiri Rogan Josh Recipe - Mutton in Red Curry

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:02

Kashmiri Rogan Josh is a delicious flavourful Lamb curry that comes from Persian origin. It is the signature dish of Kashmir, where the name is derived from Persian words in which Rogan meals oil and Josh mean Intense heat. Kashmiri Rogan Josh is an integral part of the lavish spread Waawan. No celebrations ...

Beetroot Thoran Recipe

Monday, 04 July 2016 00:08

Thoran is a typical Keralite dry vegetable dish made with finely chopped veggies like cabbage, beans, beetroot etc with lots of grated coconut. This popular dish is an integral part of Onam Sadhya as well as eaten as a side dish with daily meals in Keralite homes. The beauty of this dish lies in the ...

Tamatar Gosht Recipe-Mutton In Tomato Curry

Friday, 01 July 2016 00:43

The month of Ramadan and Eid comes with various mouth watering preparations where one can indulge into delicious mutton and chicken dishes. Tamatar Gosht is one such easy mutton curry that can be made in a jiffy and is a mouth watering option especially if you have sudden guests at home. Slight tangy ...

Mutton Matar Keema Recipe -Minced Mutton With Green Peas

Thursday, 30 June 2016 00:46

Mutton Matar Keema is a quintessential dish in every Muslim home especially during Ramadan. Minced Mutton slowly cooked with whole spices and lots of fresh green peas is a perfect side dish to your meal and certainly a show stopper in every Ramadan get together parties. I love to add potatoes in my keema ...

Dum Ka Murgh (Lagan Ka Murgh) Recipe

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 00:09

Dum ka Murgh is also popularly known as Lagan ka Murgh in Hyderabad which is actually slow cooked marinated chicken in cashew and poppy gravy. The chicken is marinated in curd/yogurt and spices and later slow cooked which gives a rich colour and texture to the gravy. Dum ka Murgh is one of the most favourite ...

Kerala Style Cauliflower Kurma Recipe

Monday, 27 June 2016 00:14

Kurma in Kerala is a typical curry made with different vegetables, yellowish in colour with slightly mashed veggies and a vibrant flavour of coconut milk. Cauliflower Kurma is one such kind of curry that is teemed up with small chopped carrots and green peas and is particularly served with Idiyappam ...

Kasuri Malai Murgh Recipe

Sunday, 26 June 2016 00:40

Kasuri Malai Murgh is a rich, creamy chicken curry made with cashew paste and fresh cream & flavoured with fresh ground pepper and dry fenugreek leaves. Kasuri Malai Murgh comes from Mughal Cuisine and is a perfect side dish with Rumali Roti or Naan. The creamy, silky gravy with juicy and tender ...

Mutton Keema Samosa Recipe-Mangsher Singara

Sunday, 26 June 2016 00:31

Mutton Keema Samosa, also known as the Mangsher Singara in Bengali is the most popular evening snack made during Ramadan at Muslims homes as well as in snack corners too. Mutton mince boiled with spices and later mixed with lots of finely chopped onion, mint and coriander gives an amazing taste ...

     
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