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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Chicken ChickPea Salad - Video Recipe

Yay! We are back with another video recipe, and to continue my salad series, here is Chicken ChickPea Salad.

Vegetarian friends, as I mention in the video- just replace chicken with eggplant/tofu or don't, the chickpea may be enough 


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 Can or 1.5 cups of Chickpeas
  • 2 cups of chicken breast (cooked- can be boiled, grilled or baked)
  • 1 stalk of green onion
  • 2 tbsp of crunchy chanachur pieces
  • 1 tbsp of pesto (you can use more if you want)


  • Peal and cut the cucumber in half and slice into half moons
  • Boil and drain the raw chickpeas or pour in the canned ones
  • Layer the chicken
  • Cut spring onion into bite-size pieces
  • Sprinkle Chanachur
  • Add the pesto and mix
And you are done! The Fabricators also seem to like it heehee

I love this salad because it is super filling and is the perfect 5 minute recipe for left over chicken. I actually made this for Sehri one day and it was perfect. 

If you guys want to make your own pesto you can use this recipe I have: (the title photo of my Page is now using the images)

Also, I added the chanachur element for my "bengali" effect but you can also use croutons if you wish- or eliminate it completely if you are watching your calories. In fact, if you want to lower the calorie content I'd say use olive oil and lemon as the dressing instead of the pesto.

Okay- hope you guys like this one, please don't forget to share. And anyone wanting to know what the song in the background is: It's my first ever song of my first album, and this is the first music video I ever made :D

Monday, 6 July 2015

Bengali Greek Salad- Video Recipe

The day has come. Thanks to EVERY single one of you readers, especially those on the Facebook page who have so incredibly encouraged me to do this, I am launching my Video Recipe Series on "Healthy Living in Dhaka!"


I have to give a small tribute, to this art- the art of cooking. Since my father passed away, sometimes more than music, the blog, the cooking, the planning has all been a great help, a great stress reliever. Sometimes I have to spend the whole day doing the tons of duties that I've inherited, and then I remember that I'll go home and make my own sehri, and it has cheered me up.

For  many of you who won't know My dad passed away 3 weeks back. About my dad, there's much to know about him including the fact that he loved loved loved food. He loved to cook, in addition to these duties I have inherited some kitchen equipment and lots of recipes books. And he really loved salads. So to start off in his memory, I present "The Bengali Greek Salad."

I coin the term Bengali because in the video I have stated you can substitute the Feta Cheese with Poneer. In the photo series though, I have only feta- sorry it was a boo boo on my part.


For the Salad:

  • Poneer (1/6 of a circle) OR Feta cheese (half a packet)
  • Onions 1/3 cup (or more if you like more)
  • Tomatoes (regular or grape) 3/4 cup
  • Olives 3/4 cup
  • Cucumber - 2 small or 1 large
  • Lettuce 3 small stalks
  • 1 green capsicum

For the dressing

  • 2 small cloves of garlic
  • Lemon juice 3 tbsp
  • olive oil 7-9 tbsp (you choose
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar/ red wine vinegar
  • Italian Herbs (fresh of Jar) 1 tsp


Chop up the lettuce and make a bed of it in a large bowl
Peel the cucumber, and slice in the middle and cut into small pieces
Slice tomatoes and capsicum and add.
Add sliced onions (you may wish to marinate in balsamic vinegar to get a less harsh taste)
Slice olives and add (or buy presliced ones if you are lazy like me)
Cut Poneer/Feta into large cubes and add.

To make the dressing:
Cut up garlic into tiny tiny pieces
Add lemon juice and oil
Add a dash of vinegar and the herbs and whisk.
The mixture should become a bit creamy.

Add the dressing to the salad and mix. Et Voila- a yummy #happyandhealthy salad. I am currently eating this at Iftaar. It's also Big enough for 2 people if you add another course!

Have to give out a shout out to The Fabricators - amazing work with the video, thank you so much. We had a blast making this. Also to Shihab Khan for the Photo of me, and, Aurna for volunteering <3 p="">

This whole video process has been so exciting and fun, has really helped me in my healing <3 p="">

Hopefully there will be more videos and recipes. Please keep reading, watching, listening.

The song featured on the video is "Besame Mucho" a cover by myself and Zak Dylan Wass from our EP "Finding Fall"- You can buy it on itunes/amazon/googleplay etc. Or just click here and buy from my site.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Prawn salad for Sehri

Dealing with my fathers death has been hard and strange. We all deal with grief so differently. For me the easiest time was when I was by the sea. 

Oh well I shall post more on coxs bazar another day. But being back in Dhaka I have worked hard to get back to my healthy eating and living.

Ramadan is a great discipline that really helps with that. This is what I ate for sehri. 

A prawn salad with what I had left in the fridge.

Prawns lights fired in salt and chilli poneer (3 big pieces)
Kidney beans 1/3 
Corn 1/3 cup
Cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup
Feta cheese 


Okay I will now drink some water and hope for a great fast.

Btw if you have some times don't forget to check out my music on iTunes/YouTube/facebook 

Support my journey of soul searching- music and love! Good night lovely ones. 

Shaak Chingry (prawn and greens) Recipe

Today is my 2nd day fasting and thankfully came home early enough to prepare my own iftaar.

Of course my first iftaar yesterday was all the fried stuff accompanied with biryani! The worrying thing is that, that is "normal" - fasting is much harder when eating such oily things everyday!

Anyway- I will hopefully be doing more recipes this month to inspire myself and you guys to eat healthy especially during this beautiful month of cleanse.

Today I tried something inLOVE BUT HAVE never made myself. Shaak Chingry! 


1 bunch of Kolmi Shaak (use any greens you like)
1/4 kg Chingry (Prawn)
4 green chillis
Pinch of holud (turmeric)
1 onion
Salt as preferred


Chop onions and sautee In a bit of olive oil.
Chop up the prawns and add to the onions.
Cut 2 of the green chillies and add to the mix
Add a pinch of turmeric and some salt and let the prawns cook
Once the prawns are done add the greens and rest 2 chillis and stir.
Turn off the heat and the greens cook in the warmth of the pan (usually a minute or 2.)

Serve with some rice or roti as you please. I am having Brown Basmati for my Iftaar :D

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