Oven Baked Urad Dal Bori

The art of making bori dates back hundreds of years. It probably started from the villages of Midnapore district in West Bengal. Generally bori is made with urad dal and winter melon. The consistency of the dal makes it perfect for making these sun dried dumplings. Boris are sun dried for 3 to 5 days,…

Turkish Flatbread

I love all kinds of bread. Be that the free bread bowl from Cheesecake Factory or the Mrs. Baird’s white bread from Walmart. I can gorge on bread all day long. I have never tried baking bread at home though, other than the oh-so-Bengali haat-e-banano-ruti (handmade chapatis). On our last trip back from India, we…

Christmas Fruit Cake

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Cauliflower Broccoli Gratin – woo the opposite sex

Woo the opposite sex with an exotic dish – Cauliflower Broccoli Gratin.

Gratin is a food preparation technique where you put a layer (of breadcrumbs, grated cheese and butter) above an ingredient mixture (of vegetables e.g. cauliflower, broccoli, potato, tomato, carrot etc), bake it till a golden crust forms at the top. You can try a meat based ingredient mix too.

Read on for how to prepare a vegetable based Gratin in easy steps.