Friday, April 24, 2020

Dalgona Coffee - Step by step

We've been seeing a new kind of coffee drink all over our social media feeds lately. Called dalgona coffee, the beverage involves milk topped with a foam made with coffee and sugar-somewhat like a reverse cappuccino. It's especially popular on TikTok, where you'll find users from all over the world posting their own attempts at making it.

The drink itself has origins from India, Pakistan, and Macau, where it is also known as whipped coffee or beaten coffee. But its surge in popularity happened when it appeared on a Korean TV show called Pyunstorang in January. In it, actor Jung Il-Woo traveled to Macau, tried the drink, and gave it the nickname dalgona for its resemblance to the traditional Korean sponge candy of the same name. It's since caught the eye of TikTok, YouTube, and Instagram users the world over, and-perhaps with almost everybody at home now-it's gone especially viral these past few days. The best part is, it's relatively easy to whip up in your own kitchen. I tried it in home and it came out rather nicely. Here is how I did it.

Preparation Time: - 5 min

Cooking Time: - 5 min

Servings: - 2~4 persons



  1. 2 tbsp Instant coffee or espresso powder
  2. 2 tbsp Sugar
  3. 2 tbsp very hot water
  4. 2 cup or 400ml milk
  5. 1 tsp Chocolate syrup (optional)

Preparation: -

  1. Heat 2 tbsp water near boiling point.
  2. Add Instant coffee powder and sugar to it.
  3. Whisk them for about 5 minutes to make a thick mixture. You can use a hand whisk or use an electric hand-held mixer, whip the coffee mixture until it is light brown, fluffy and holds stiff peaks when the whisk is removed.
  4. Take two large glasses and spread little chocolate syrup on the sides of the glass and little bit on the bottom. This is totally optional. I like it but it may not be very popular option.
  5. Heat the milk, if desired, and divide between these two glasses. Spoon dollops of the frothed coffee mixture on top and smooth out with a spoon.
  6. If you want to make the coffee cold you can add a few ice cubes before pouring the milk.
Please note:-
  1. Always use instant coffee powder. This recipe will not work with others.
  2. Whisk it continuously otherwise it can take you more than 15 minutes to make this cold coffee.
  3. Use hot water and not cold water to make this.
Now your Dalgona coffee is ready to serve. This coffee is served by adding the thick coffee mixture on top of the milk and ice but to drink this coffee you have to mix it well until everything combines. Enjoy…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Warm wishes for Bengali New Year 1427


সমস্ত বাঙালী reader দের আমার শুভ নববর্ষের প্রীতি ও শুভেছা জানাই 

Happy Bengali New Year to all of you. May you have a happy and fulfilling year

I pray to God that my recipes help everyone in their cooking and keeping their family happy

There are so many recipes we can make on the occasion of NaboBarsho that we cannot count. But we should eat authentic Bengali items for the New Year. In light of that our menu for Bengali New Year is as follows:-

Sundar sokaler menu


Cholar Dal

 Dupure jamiye khawadawa

Basanti Pulao 

Mutton Curry

Tomato Khejur Amsotto chutney 

Bikeler bhajabhuji


Rasagolla chara ki Bengali Menu complete hoy?


Banana Chips (Ethakka Upperi) - A healthy snacks


Banana Chips are an easy-to-prepare and cheap item in South India. Originated in Kerala and named Ethakka Upperi this one is prepared with raw or unripen banana, turmeric powder and salt. This is a relatively healthy snacks recipe which is quick to make and your kids will surely love it. And, of course it is better than potato chips on health front.The Raw banana is rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  The starch content present in raw banana will help in controlling blood sugar level and manage cholesterol.

Let’s start the recipe without any delay:-

Preparation Time: - 5 min

Cooking Time: - 15 min

Servings: - 5~6 persons


  1. 2 Large Kanchkola / green banana (You can use Nendran Banana if you want)
  2. 1 tsp Salt
  3. ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  4. 3 cup plain water
  5. 1 tsp Black pepper /  1 tsp Red Chili powder (optional)
  6. Coconut oil sufficient for deep frying. ( The original recipe is from Kerala and hence coconut oil is used but you can use any vegetable oil like Sunflower oil)

Preparation: -

  1. Peel the skin of raw green banana or yellow Kerala / Nendran Banana. Grease your hand with little oil if it turns sticky.
  2. Slice the Banana in circular shape.
  3. Add turmeric powder and salt to water and soak the slices for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the water completely. You can keep them covered in dry cloth for some time to squeeze the last bit of water. I did the same.
  5. Heat sufficient oil in a frying pan/Kadhai over high flame. When the oil is steaming hot put the burner in medium setting and add the slices of banana. Please do not add more numbers as they will stick together for want of space. Hence it is advisable to fry in batches of small number.
  6. Deep fry the slices till they turn crispy.
  7. Repeat the same process for the remaining slices.

Now your crispy and yummy banana chips are ready to consume.

Please note:-

  1. You can prepare a paste of ½ tsp water and ¼ tsp salt. This needs to be carefully added to the hot oil before frying. The reason is to make the chips more crispy.
  2. You can consume the chips hot or store in an airtight container for 15 days.

Serve hot as starter with Roti, Paratha or flavored/jeera rice. I even have it with hot coffee /tea as a snacks.

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