Usashi Mandal

Myself a homemaker, if you think that there is someone who makes a house a sweet home. A good homemaker must have skill to cook so do I. I make my job my passion. My dish pleases my family and on other ways make me feel a creator. My family always inspire me to be creative on my recipes, there smiling and satisfied face has given me inspiration to continue with my experiment .I always believe in a old saying ”Satisfied stomach is a straight way to reach a man’s heart”.

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Recipes and Articles by Usashi Mandal

Healthy Kale Pesto Pasta Recipe

Friday, 16 February 2018 08:00

Kale is a leafy green vegetable with a good source vitamin, protein and fiber. Kale pesto pasta is a nutritious , healthy dish which can be eat as lunch or dinner. It is a complete food and very easy to make. Avocado, olive oil, kale, walnut and other ingredients made pesto which is tossed with boiled ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Jello Poke Cake Recipe

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 09:00

Jello poke cake is a new way to make your run of the mill vanilla cake with frosting. In this recipe, the cake is baked, cooled and soaked with jelly mix. When the jelly sets, the cake gets a texture of soft and chewy which is an absolute party in your mouth. Top off the cake with some vanilla buttercream ...

Spinach Banana Muffin Recipe

Monday, 20 November 2017 09:22

When kids are picky about eating food we want to gave them something which they will eagerly eat and will be very nutritious. Spinach Banana muffins are the best solution for it. This muffin has green leafy vegetable, made of whole wheat flour, has fruit, milk and it is sugar free. Honey is used instead ...

Baked Cauliflower Samosa Recipe

Tuesday, 14 November 2017 11:01

Samosa is a savory snack that is loved by all age groups. Baked cauliflower stuffed samosa is a version of healthy snack from traditional oil fried samosas. I used whole wheat flour to make this samosas more healthy, if desired, the whole wheat flour can halved by replacing the other half with maida. ...

Fluffy Corn Muffins Recipe

Sunday, 12 November 2017 12:00

Fluffy Corn Muffins Recipe are Yellow Corn muffins is soft and fluffy and quite different from normal muffins. This muffins are very easy to make and the ingredients are common available in kitchen. It is a healthy, less sweet, and a good snack for light cravings. Serve Fluffy Corn Muffins Recipe as ...

Bengali Style Kucho Nimki Recipe (Diamond Shaped Salty Snacks)

Friday, 13 October 2017 11:06

Bengali Style Kucho Nimki is a diamond shape fried snacks which is obvious in time of Durga Puja. Kucho means small and nimki means salty snacks. It serves best with sweets in the time of Bijoya Dashami /dussera, after immersion of Goddess Durga in holy river. This nimkis are very easy to make but it ...

Bengali Style Chingri Macher Cutlet Recipe (Prawn Cutlet)

Monday, 02 October 2017 00:22

Bengali's have array of fast food dishes which is only available at street food corner of Kolkata. During Durga Puja, beside Puja Mandap's variety of food trucks and food stall can be visible. Chingri Macher(prawn/lobster) Cutlet is one of them which can be considered as Bengali fast food delicacy. For ...

Published in Indian Non Veg Recipes

Bengali Langcha Recipe With Mawa

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 01:01

Bengali Langcha Recipe is one of the popular sweet recipes native to West Bengal. Especially, Durga Puja is incomplete without a plethora of sweet and savoury recipes and the Langcha is one of these. In West Bengal district of Bardhaman a town called Shaktigarh is famous for this sweet. Generally ...

Penne Rigate With Minced Chicken Sauce & Cheese Recipe

Friday, 14 July 2017 07:14

Penne Rigate With Minced Chicken Sauce & Cheese Recipe is a one pot meal which is a very great option for a weekend dinner. Main ingredients for meat sauce, are tomato paste, minced chicken and italian seasoning along with cheese. Red chilli flakes are also used in sauce but if you are making for ...

Published in Pastas and Pizzas

Kolkata Chicken Chaap Recipe (Slow Cooked Marinated Chicken Legs)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 09:07

Kolkata Chicken Chaap Recipe is a lip-smacking recipe of slow cooked marinated chicken legs with bone. Chicken chaap is an adopted Nawabi dish which is renowned in Calcutta/Kolkata due to historical reign of Bengal Nawabs. There are many restaurants in Kolkata with their own famous recipe for a chicken ...

Published in Indian Non Veg Recipes

Minced Meat & Corn Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

Saturday, 01 July 2017 17:01

Minced Meat & Corn Stuffed Bell Peppers is a healthy dish which can be used as a side dish or main dish. It is a perfect recipe for healthy diet with some garlic bread for a light dinner. This is an easy to prepare recipe that uses less oil, made with healthy protein rich minced chicken as a main ...

Published in World Appetizers

Biscuit Dough Donuts Recipe

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 00:20

Biscuit Dough donuts is very easy to make. It is ready in a couple of minutes only you need to buy a pack of biscuit dough, other ingredients are easily available in our pantry. This is a magic recipe to surprise your kids or loving one. Serve Biscuit Dough Donuts along with Espresso Coffee and Scrambled ...

Published in Party Dessert Recipes

Nargisi Kofta Curry Recipe (Spicy Scotched Egg Curry)

Saturday, 24 June 2017 00:20

Mughlai cuisine consisted a list of dishes developed in Medieval India at the time of Mughal empire. Mughlai cooking dishes are array of recipes from Central Asia and North India. Mughlai food is known for its richness, exotic taste and spiciness. Nargisi Kofta is an another rich exotic mughlai recipe,a ...

Published in Indian Non Veg Recipes

Kancha Pepe'r Kofta Curry Recipe (Bengali Green Papaya Kofta Sabzi)

Monday, 12 June 2017 13:09

Kancha Pepe'r Kofta Curry Recipe is a Bengali Green Papaya Kofta Sabzi. Most of us love ripe and bright orange papaya as a fruit but the raw green papaya is also as much edible and loveable as the fruit is. Raw papaya can be used as a vegetable in our daily diet, but this needs cooking to be consumable, ...

Sukto Recipe (Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable)

Thursday, 01 June 2017 00:07

Sukto is a vegetable medley prepared in Bengali household. It consists an array of vegetables. Bitter gourd is the main ingredient of this dish and the other vegetables in this recipe are pumpkin, plantain, sweet potato, ridge gourd, drumsticks, eggplant and raw papaya. Dried lentil dumplings (badi) ...

Cucumber Honey Limeade Recipe

Sunday, 21 May 2017 17:00

Cucumber Honey Limeade is a cool, thirst quencher and refreshing drink recipe. Lemon and cucumber is easily available in pantry, and in my believe lemonade is the most wanted drinks in summer when you want to refresh yourself, here I made lemonade with some cucumber juice and honey. Cucumber, lemon and ...

Published in Smoothies and Juices

Orange Yogurt Cake Recipe

Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:00

Orange Yogurt Cake Recipe is very delicious, soft and spongy. Addition of  orange zest and juice is very refreshing. This easy to make simple recipe is very good to go with tea party or to satiate mid day sweet cravings. Serve Orange Yogurt Cake Recipe over tea along with Zucchini Parmesan ...

Narkoler Chance Recipe (Bengali Style Coconut Block)

Friday, 19 May 2017 09:01

Narkoler Chanch or Coconut block is an old recipe from my grandma's kitchen. The main ingredients of this recipe is coconut and milk and the stone block. This stone block I inherited from my grandma. This stone block is used to give shape and texture to this sweet dish. In bengali festivals and marriage ...

Bengali Jhinge Narkol Chenchki (Stir fried Ridge Gourd with Coconut)

Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:07

The Bengali Jhinge Narkol Chenchki recipe is a traditional Bengali dry vegetable sabzi made from ridge gourd that is tossed in a delicious blend of roasted masalas, mustard paste and coconut. Jhinge (Ridge gourd) is very common among Bengali's. Jhinge is used in fish curries and in dals as ...

Malai Matar Paneer Recipe (Cottage Cheese & Peas In Rich Creamy Gravy)

Thursday, 04 May 2017 08:19

Paneer is every vegetarian’s favourite, as we can make so many types of dishes using this single ingredient. Malai Matar Paneer is a vegetarian dish braised in cashewnut based gravy. Succulent paneer pieces and fresh green peas in rich creamy gravy is amazing. It is good with both rice preparation ...

Kashmiri Shami Mutsch Recipe (Minced Lamb Cutlets In Yogurt Gravy)

Sunday, 16 April 2017 17:09

Kashmiri Shami Mutsch Recipe is the Minced Lamb Cutlets In Yogurt. Fennel seeds and ginger powder is used as main flavouring agents for the Mutsch. Kashmiri cuisine also uses mustard oil commonly in many recipes. In this recipe, mustard oil is used while marinating the lamb and also while cooking the ...

Published in Indian Non Veg Recipes

Lebanese style Batata Matri Kizbra Recipe(Stir Fried Potatoes in Garlic and Coriander Recipe)

Sunday, 16 April 2017 09:00

Lebanese style Batata Matri Kizbra Recipe(Stir Fried Potatoes in Garlic and Coriander Recipe) is a very simple Lebanese dish made by stir frying potatoes in garlic and coriander. Batata is an  Arabic word for Potatoes. The potatoes are cut into small cubes and then first fried to a nice crispy ...

Manipuri style Karotkhabi Kanghou Recipe (Bitter Gourd & Potato Stir Fry)

Friday, 24 March 2017 00:00

Karotkhabi Kanghou is a Manipuri style vegetable dish prepared with bitter gourd and potato. Like every Northeastern state Manipur also has its own style of cooking. Generally Bitter gourd dishes are always served first in meal. This dish is good when it is serve warm with hot steamed rice.  Serve Karotkhabi ...

Mosdeng Serma Recipe (Tripura Style Tomato Chutney)

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 00:17

Mosdeng Serma is a popular recipe of Tripura, one of the North Eastern states of India. It is a spicy tomato chutney which is traditionally served with pork side dishes and hot steamed rice. Like most recipes of North East, this a simple recipe with basic spices but is very tasty and brings in the traditional ...

Published in Indian Chutney Recipes
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