There can be many savory dishes made with patol, but a sweet entirely of sweets is definitely a stand apart.
Its probably because Bengal being such a fertile land and with loads of rivers the balance between vegetables and fish is always there. Whereas in the Western parts of India though the majority of population is vegetarian they mostly stick to different types of lentils for their daily home made recipes.What is your opinion of this?
Vegetarian Bong delicacies are not just limited to the conventional vegetables. Stir fries of different leafy greens is one of the specialties of the Bengali kitchen. Try this radish leaf stir fry.
The last year was a time to learn and gain more experience. 12 months and 365 days after we can truelly say that CLB has grown up one more year. Thanks to you all for your continuous support.
I easy and tricky way to make the fish haters fall in love with fish.
Potol assumes a high significance in Bengali kitchen during summer. Here is a simple but tasty Potol recipe – Alu Potoler Tarkari. Use Parwal (Pointed Gourd) and quintessential Alu for this yummy curry.
The third Food Blogger in Bengali Food Bloggers Interview Series is Indrani. Indrani, a mom of three young kids started blogging about 2 years back.
Appayan, Indrani’s blog features mainly Bengali recipes, but other regional Indian as well as Western recipes are not left behind unattended.
We at CLB are here to bring an insight to the lady behind this wonderful blog, Appayan.
Here’s a list of Top 7 Bengali Food Blogs. The list includes:
1. Bangali Meye of A Bengali Girl in US
2. Jayashree Mandal of Spice and Curry
3. Sandeepa of Bong Mom’s CookBook
4. Sharmila of Kichu Khon
5. Indrani of Appyayan
6. Sharmishtha of Cook a Doodle Do
7. Angshuman Das of Cooking in Calcutta
The list doesn’t include Sutapa Ray’s Bengali Recipes on the Web (most popular websites for bengali recipes) and Cook Like a Bong.
Whats the staple food in West Bengal? Any guesses? If you answered fish, you’re suffering from a common misconception (another link). Fish is the most loved dish. But Bhaat (i.e. steamed rice, boiled rice or uble chawal) is something that Bongs drool over.
The post describes how to cook a lean bong platter – bhaat, dal, bhaja.
Cooking time: 20 + 10min
Preparation time: 5+5min