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Rice is a Bengali staple. Call it our weak spot, but no Bengali can stay without rice for long, and i’m not talking about brown rice or wild rice, I’m talking about the fluffed up white warm rice. It’s probably the abundance of rice fields in Bengal that made the Bengali cuisine so biased towards rice. Bhaat diye dal (lentils served with rice) or bhaat diye maach (curried fish served with rice), is a Bengali’s comfort food.

Cilantro Lime Rice


Khichudi with couscous 1
As the mercury starts dropping, it’s time to have some warm comforting food. When it comes to planning a comforting one pot meal, khichudi is always the answer. Be it a rainy day or a cold winter night, the Indian style savory porridge is my go to meal.

Couscous Khichudi – Savory Couscous Porridge


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Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Saradotsav has already started. The pomp and grandeur is everywhere along with the mind boggling traffic jams, but still in the midst of those traffic jams is the happiness of a lifetime. Hope you all are having a wonderful Durga Puja […]

Free eBook on Bengali Recipes – Saradiya Rannabati 2015




Chicken Tikka Kebab from scratch
Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email   Chicken tikka is the quintessential appetizer in of all Indian restaurants all over the globe. Whether it’s a restaurant in Bangalore or in Belgium, chicken tikka will always be there in the menu. I have had my fair share of […]

Chicken Tikka Kebab


Balti chicken
Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email The word “balti” always remind me of the Bengali word for bucket, why a chicken recipe will be associated with such a word was quite appealing to me. My first guess was that the dish was served in little copper coated […]

Balti Chicken




Murgh Korma
Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email   Korma or Qorma is a very old method of cooking meat. It was first used by the Turkish and was brought in to India by the Mughals. The Turkish word kuvurma means braising, the meat is at first cooked in […]

Chicken Korma


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Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email The Texas summer is in full swing now. The highest temperature for an average day is now above 100F, that would be almost 38C; yes the high school mathematics is of much help these days. Texas summers are hot and dry, […]

Malai Kulfi – Indian Spiced Ice Cream



Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp Scampi
Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email When there is a baby at home, it’s really hard to cook. You chop the onions, and there he is under the table, you heat the oil and about to add the onions in the skillet and there he is eating […]

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp Scampi





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Shrikhand is a very popular Gujrati dessert. Yogurts is flavored with various Indian spices to prepare this sweet. It is generally had as a dessert but sometimes it is also served a side dish with puri or luchi

Shrikhand – Indian Saffron Mousse


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Manhattan Cart Style Chicken Over Rice


Winter Khichudi
Being lazy and hungry is a tough call. You want to eat something wholesome, yet you are too lazy to cook a full course meal. Khichudi is the answer to such situations. A full bowl of khichudi is a life saver during such times.

Quick And Easy Khichdi