Monthly Archives: June 2015

Potato Garlic Bite

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Ingredients:
Parboiled potatoes – 4 medium
Grated Garlic – 8-10 cloves
Red chili flakes- 1 tbsp
Crushed black pepper- 1 tsp
Cornflour- 5-8 tbsp
Salt to taste
Refined oil for frying

Method:
Grate all the potatoes in a bowl and mash them little bit.
Now,add salt,garlic,chili flakes,black pepper in potatoes and give it a good mix.Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.Now add cornflour in batches or as required.and mix it well.
Heat oil for deep frying in a pan.
Now take some mix on your palm and make little round balls and fry till golden brown.
Serve them hot with your choice of sauce.

 

Muri Ghonto

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Ingredients:

Rui/Katla Maacher Muro – 1 (from a 2-3 kg fish)
Basmati rice – 1 cup
Potatoes – 4 medium,cut in small squares
Onion – 2 medium, finely chopped
Ginger – Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Tomato – 2 big,chopped
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Red Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala powder – 1 tbsp
Green Chilis – 3-4, slit
Bay leaf – 2
Cloves – 2
Green Cardamom – 2
Cinnamon – 1 inch stick
Salt – To taste
Ghee – 1 tsp
Refined oil – 3-4 tbsp

Method:
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add rice and fry till it becomes pale white.
Add 3 tbsp oil, heat and fry potatoes till golden brown. Keep aside.
Deep fry muro,till golden brown.Keep aside.
Heat 3-4 tbsp oil in a new pan.
Add bay leaves, cardamon, cloves and cinnamon and fry for 30 sec.
Add chopped onions and fry for 4-5 min till onions are soft.Add ginger- garlic paste cook for 5-8 minutes.
Then, add tomatoes,salt and all dry masalas cook till oil separates out.Now add fried fish head,again cook for 10 minutes.
Now add the rice give it a good mix.Add 2 cups of water and let it cook.
After some time add fried potatoes and simmer for 10 min without cover.Check the rice if its done.
Add ghee, green chilis and remove from heat.
Serve hot.

Egg Masala

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Ingredients:
Hard Boiled Eggs – 4
Boiled Potatoes – 2-3 (Cut in half)
Chopped Onion – 1 medium
Chopped green chillies – 1 tbsp
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 tbsp
Chopped Tomato – 1 cup
Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Kasmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Cumin (Jeera) powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste

Method:
Heat some oil in a pan and shallow fry eggs and potatoes till golden brown.Keep aside.
take a small bowl take all the dried masalas and our some water make liquid paste and keep aside.
Now heat some more oil and saute onions and green chili till golden brown,then add ginger-garlic paste and cook it till the raw smell gone.Now add the masala paste,tomato,salt,sugar 1/2 cup of water mix it well and cook it for 5-10 minutes or till the masala release oil.
Now add fried potatoes,eggs and water 1-2 cups(according to your preferance about the gravy) give it a good stir,let it cook for another 10-15 minutes.
Then,Serve with steamed rice or any kind of pulao or fried rice.

Cheesy Garlic Bread

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Ingredients:
Long bread – 1
Crushed Garlic – 8-10 cloves
Salted butter – 100 gm
Garlic bread seasoning
Crushed Black Pepper – 1 tsp
Pizza cheese
Red chili flakes
Method:
Preheat your oven at 180ºC.
Mix Garlic,butter and 1 tsp seasoning in a bowl.
Cut the bread horizontally in two then vertically in 2 inch pieces.Apply butter mix then,sprinkle black pepper,chili flakes and seasoning.
Now top it with grated cheese.
Bake it till light golden brown and melted cheese.

 

Schezwan Sausage

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Ingredients:
Chicken/Pork sausage – 4-5
Schezwan sauce- 2 tbsp
Crushed Black pepper – 1 tsp
Refined/olive oil – 3 tbsp

Method:
Heat oil in a pan.
Cut the sausages horizontally and saute them till its getting golden brown then add the Schezwan sauce and black pepper,cook for some time and serve hot.

Amori with sausage and corn

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Ingredients:
Amori (kind of pasta) – 1 cup
Sausage – 2-cut in horizontally
American sweet corn – 1/2 cup
Chopped garlic – 2 tbsp
Chopped onion – 1 medium
Chili flakes – 1 tsp
Mayonnaise – 4 tbsp
Milk – 1 cup
Tomato sauce – 2-3 tbsp
Black Pepper powder – 1 tbsp
Italian seasoning – 1 tsp
Olive oil – 3-4 tbsp
Salt to taste
Method:
Boil the pasta in salted water as per your requirement.Drain it and keep aside.
Take a pan hot olive oil saute garlic and onion for few minutes then, add sausage and corn saute till get lightly brown.
Now time for boiled pasta stir well and cook for some time.Add chili flakes,mayonnaise,milk,tomato sauce,black pepper powder,Italian seasoning,salt mix it all well cook till the sauce become thick.Taste for all seasoning.Serve hot.

 

Ei Samay used RecipeSocially image without author’s permission

Every recipes posted here has been cooked multiple times by us. We have improvised every time we tried it. In this process of cooking we took pictures of the food being prepared. So every picture posted here is genuine and taken by us.

One of our recipe post was about Doi Ilish by Shonali Debnath. She cooked it, took photographs and several of us were lucky enough to enjoy the cuisine in real. So we hosted it in our blog RecipeSocially on 7th March , 2014. Here is the photograph taken by Shonali Debnath.

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surprisingly on 14th June, 2015, Ei Samay posted on their fb timeline a recipe of Anaros Ilish which uses above mentioned photo in its thumbnail. Ei Samay used our photo without giving due credit to the legal owner of the photograph( Shonali Debnath).  Here is a screenshot of their fb wall..

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I was curious to know how did they access our photograph.. So i did a simple google search with Ilish recipe or Hilsa recipe. I see the following result. It appears in first page of google search results.

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Then i tried Google Reverse Image Search to Check whether any one else also using our Image. Here are the results:

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First 3 entries found in Google Search By Image, points to a blog where our image was used and they mentioned source and given proper credit. And the remaining 2 entries from our blog. Google even listed down the date we used this image for the first time.

Lesson Learnt from these incidents -

  1. We started displaying copyright information in our blog.
  2. We started displaying License information in our blog that you cant use our images for free.
  3. We are going to add watermarks in our images.
  4. We are researching on how we can take legal actions against these kind of piracy.

Kolkata Style Moghlai Porotha(Parantha)

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Maida or all purpose flour – 4 cups
Egg – 4
Biscuit Crumbs – 1-2 cups
sliced Onion – 2-3 medium
Finely chopped ginger – 2 tbsp
Finely chopped garlic – 2 tbsp
Finely chopped green chillies – 2 tbsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
Black pepper powder – 2 tbsp
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Refined oil

Method:
Knead the flour with 4 tbsp refined oil,1/2 tsp salt,Cover it and keep aside.
Take a bowl mix biscuit crumbs,half of the onions,ginger,garlic,green chillies,2-3 tbsp oil,salt,black pepper powder,red chilli powder,garam masala and give it a good mix, and keep aside.
Now take good amount of the kneaded flour and roll it with the help of some oil,no need to make it full round.It should be medium thin and big.
Then Take a bowl or glass crack in one egg, 2 tbsp biscuit masala and some sliced onion give it a mix and pour it in the middle of the porotha and spread it around in 6 inches.Then seal it from 4 sides with the help of some water.Now its like a square.
Heat some oil in a pan and fry the porotha on medium flame till golden brown.
Serve it with tomato sauce,onion slices and Aloo Sabji

Chocolate Momo

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For the quick filling
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp powdered sugar (or according to taste)
2 Tbsp cocoa powder
3 Tbsp flour / maida
3-4 drops of vanilla essence
2 Tbsp milk
2 Tbsp vegetable oil

Method:
Take a bowl.Add all the dry ingredients in it.Mix it well.
Now mix in the wet ingredients.Make a paste.

Take a microwave friendly dish grease it well and pour all of the mixture.Microwave it for a 6-10 minutes on high temperature (Depends on your microwave.) Check it with a toothpick test and keep aside for cooling.
Then crumble it with your hands.

For Momo
Ingredients:
1-2 cup Refined flour
1/2 tspn Salt
1 tspn Sugar
Water

Method:
Take all the ingredients in a bowl except water and knead it well with the help of water.

Now take small ball out of it and roll it like a puri size(quite thin).
Then put some of the crumbled cake on it and shape it like momos.
Then steam it for 20-25 minutes.

Now for serving place momos on a serving plate and pour some hot liquid chocolate over it and garnish it with chocolate shavings.