Category Archives: Ethnic

Paneer Harimirchi
Paneer Harimirchi

Paneer is cooked in this easy creamy gravy made with fresh green chillies, dates and yoghurt. Week-night dinner ready in less than 20 minutes.

Murgh Makhani
Murgh Makhani

Murgh Makhani or butter chicken is an Indian recipe and its origin is Punjabi cuisine

Beef Migas
Beef Migas

Beef Migas is a shaggy, raggy, rustic breakfast that normally uses up leftover tortillas and pairs it with scrambled eggs. I’m making it more beefy, and we’ll cook it with onions and peppers for flavor, and cheese and pico de gallo for a garnish. It’s basically a delicious excuse to use stuff up. (Hmmm, isn’t […]

Chingri Macher Malaikari
Chingri Macher Malaikari

Chingri Macher Malaikari is a Signature Bengali dish and is the first dish which I prepared first time in a family gathering when I was only 18 years old…

Chanar Dalna
Chanar Dalna

Chanar Dalna is a signature Bengali Vegan dish prepared with Cottage Cheese or Paneer or CHANA…For this dish I bluntly followed my mother’s recipe… simple light but tasty gravy with Chana and potato… We used have it on every 2nd Saturday as part of our vegan dinner and till date Maa prepares Chanar Dalna as […]

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Indian Spiced Eggplant

I love Indian food!  The flavors are always interesting and most times it’s prepared in a healthy way.  In fact, one Indian spice that’s usually included is Turmeric, known for it’s anti-inflammation properties.  The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin and scientists are discovering that it is beneficial in the treatment of many different health […]

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Cheese: What’s Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago & Romano?

Wanna know more about Italian cheeses? I know I never can keep them straight, so I loved this article by Foodwhirl’s lovely friend Talk of Tomatoes.  It’s a very cool post detailing the differences between Parmesan, Pecorino, Asiago and Romano cheeses. Interesting and informative! I was really tempted to categorize this post under ‘main course’ […]

How to Make Tamales

Hi, I’m Emily! I’ve been inspired by Foodwhirl’s recipes so far, and am excited to contribute to it! My husband and I made tamales for Memorial Day, so I thought it would be a great recipe to share. We make tamales about once a year. They’re certainly time consuming, but making 6 dozen is as […]

Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Cream

Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Cream. Fried corn tortillas layered with refried beans, rice, shrimp and a zesty avocado cream. Get the Recipe: Shrimp Tostadas with Avocado Cream

Makki di Roti

Makki di roti means “bread of corn” in the Punjabi language. Makki di roti is yellow in color. Makki di roti is generally made during the winter-time in Punjab and is perhaps best known when accompanied with Sarson ka saag. Get the Recipe: Makki di Roti

Bajra Roti / Bajra Bhakri

Bajra roti or bajra bhakri are flat breads made from millet flour.Bajra also knowns as pearl millet is very popular in Rajasthan, this humble food has been eaten in India since the pre-historic times. It is mostly consumed in the form of rotis,especially in the winters. Get the Recipe: Bajra Roti / Bajra Bhakri

Chicken Kolhapuri

Bold, and spicy is what defines this chicken curry; a very aromatic dish that heavily pronounces the flavors from the south western part of India – Kolhapur; a recipe as vibrant and rich as the history of this ancient town. Get the Recipe: Chicken Kolhapuri


So spongy and soft, Rasgullas are my all time favorite sweets, I can relish two to three in one go without having overdose of sweetness. Only milk, sugar and water is required to make these spongy balls but still despite of simple ingredients Rasgulla making is an art, which can be easily mastered if you […]

Semolina Pineapple Pudding

Pineapple Halwa is also called Pineapple Rava Kesari or Kesari Baath in South India, which is a very popular sweet dish in South Indian menu. Kesari Bath is very much similar to Sooji Ka Halwa only difference is kesari bath is cooked in saffron with loads of ghee in it. As I told you earlier […]

Mango Curry with Dumplings

It’s a seasonal dish using yummy mangoes. It’s perfect for the summer time as it is light and is accompanied by dumplings made from gram flour. I love this dish because it has the tangyness and sweetness of mangoes, yet makes a great dish for a main course meal. Nobody can resist this Indian dish […]

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Coconut Okra

“Vegetarians, and their Hezbollah-like splinter faction, the vegans … are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit.” ― Anthony Bourdain, Kitchen Confidential I’m going to forgive Anthony Bourdain his hatred of vegetarians because he’s so good looking and because people with a sense of humour are so easy to forgive. Mostly […]


I lived in Kuwait for a few years and had the opportunity to taste some authentic Arabic food. Out of all, hummus is my favorite but I am also a huge fan of the falafel wrap or sandwich. The Arabic food varies throughout the Middle East. Lebanese food is different from the food that I […]

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Chinese New Year Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa

Why not cook this flavourful Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa this CNY, with taste oozing from the sweetness of the Bak Kwa & the fragrance of Flower Mushrooms? Get the Recipe: Chinese New Year Fortune Fish with Bak Kwa

Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

Mentaiko or ‘spicy cod roe’, is marinated roe of Pollock & it’s a common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. The cod roe works wonders to sharpen every distinguished flavour in an appetizer. Get the Recipe: Baked Hotate Mentaiyaki

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Portuguese Stuffin Muffins

Here’s a quick and easy dish for some variety in your dinner plans…  It would be a great make ahead meal too, for easy weeknight dinners. Cube one loaf of sweet bread and toast in oven Brown one pound of chorizo with one cup of onions and celery, two eggs, Italian spices, salt, pepper, garlic […]

Armenian Nutmeg & Hazelnut Cake

This is yet another tasty & delicious bake I have tried and hopefully to share with all. Hopefully, you too can enjoy the mouthwatering treat with your family. Get the Recipe: Armenian Nutmeg & Hazelnut Cake

Yuzu, Wasabi & Lime Curd Castella

Castella is one of the many famous Japanese sponge cake which you can’t easily found from other region. But it isn’t possible anymore to make your own at home. So, here’s a fancy recipe to share with. Get the Recipe: Yuzu, Wasabi & Lime Curd Castella

Lamb Chops Calabria Style with Tomatoes, Peppers, and Olives

The cuisine of Calabria is typical southern Italian Mediterranean – meat based dishes, vegetables, pasta, and fish. Because their climate is humid (high risk of mold and spoilage), Calabrians preserve their food by packing veggies and meat in olive oil, making sausage and curing fish (swordfish, sardines, and cod). The food is simple and delicious. […]