This blog is dedicated to Mum, my greatest mentor. It is a compilation of simple recipes - Bengali, Indian, Burmese and Continental, among others. All of these recipes have been tested in my kitchen. Most use everyday ingredients found at your local market, but some use specialty ingredients available at Asian and/or Indian markets. Comments are welcome and members are invited to send in any recipes they would like to share.
Here's another banana-based ice cream and it's Rum & Raisin this time. To make this vegan dessert that requires no cream, sugar or ice cream maker, I used a teaspoon of rum and some raisins I'd pre-soaked to soften and plump them up. Today I brought out my immersion blender which is what I'll stick with from here on because it worked the best for making this type of ice cream. It cleans up the easiest, compared to a blender or food processor. For a non-alcoholic dessert use rum extract instead of dark rum.
These amazing potatoes are so easy and quick to make in the microwave oven. Left-over Burger King french fries which taste terrible the next day, were diced and cooked in the microwave oven in exactly 4-1/2 minutes. They're already salted, so there's no need to add any more. Frozen Ore-Ida hash brown potatoes also work to cut down the preparation time which makes this a "jhatpat" (instant or quick) potato recipe.
These potatoes taste great with chapatis/tortillas or with steamed Basmati or other long grain rice.