Sada Tarkari

Fan us on Facebook or Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email While growing up Sunday breakfast always meant luchi and sometimes on special occasions it was peas filled kochuri. My mom’s luchis are so light and fluffy that you don’t even need a side to eat them, my favorite was to eat those hot luchis…

Dal Makhani

Fan us on¬†Facebookor¬†Instagram. You can also¬†Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Dal makhani is a staple in North Indian kitchen, this concoction of black urad dal and kidney beans soured up using tomatoes and cream dates back to one man who fled the then East Pakistan to Delhi, and started his own eatery in Delhi called…

Pav Bhaji Masala Mix

Fan us on Facebook   or Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Pav bhaji is one of those snacks which has graduated from being a roadside street food, to a full meal. I had never bean a big fan of serving it as dinner or lunch, but yes a snack with piping hot tea works…

Natun Aloo Diye Kosha Dim

The quintessential Bengali dim-er kosha is a must have during this lock down time. Its spicy and oily, but some days its good to indulge.

Oven Baked Urad Dal Bori

The art of making bori dates back hundreds of years. It probably started from the villages of Midnapore district in West Bengal. Generally bori is made with urad dal and winter melon. The consistency of the dal makes it perfect for making these sun dried dumplings. Boris are sun dried for 3 to 5 days,…

Ghee Rice

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Bangali and rice – these two words go hand in hand. The smell of warm white rice with a dollop of ghee makes everything feel so good. Being in the pre-diabetic zone watching weight and calories is always in my mind, but some days I just…

Rajma Masala

With the unthinkable happening in the world, we three, alike everybody everywhere are stuck at home. The husband man is working from home and the little man’s spring break got extended till the beginning of April. We had been trying to stock up groceries and essentials, but the long lines and scarcity of most items…

Thandai for Holi

The full moon in the month of March marks the Indian festival of Holi. The festival of unity and happiness. My fond memories of Holi are playing with my uncles and aunts at my grandmom’s house. Gulal or as we call in Bengali, “aabir” covered sidewalks and of course the huge brass pichkari my uncle…

Turkish Flatbread

I love all kinds of bread. Be that the free bread bowl from Cheesecake Factory or the Mrs. Baird’s white bread from Walmart. I can gorge on bread all day long. I have never tried baking bread at home though, other than the oh-so-Bengali haat-e-banano-ruti (handmade chapatis). On our last trip back from India, we…

Mango Panna Cotta

Mango is one of the most widely eaten fruits in Bengal, from green mango dal to luscious ripe mangoes in your milk and rice, mangoes are the king of fruits. I started eating mangoes pretty late, almost when I was 10 years old, but after that it was no going back. Now, I love anything…

Lau Moong Dal Ghanto

Bottle gourd is the way to keep yourself cool during the heated summer months. As the afternoon suns scorches the outdoors, the cooling effect of bottle gourd is something I always look forward too. Bottle gourd on its own is tasteless, you have to spice it up with bori or some shrimps, but the whole…

5 Favorite Dals

A Bengali meal without dal is almost as incomplete as a sundae without a topping. Dal, is the vegetarian source of protein. Be it the breakfast cholar dal with hot and fluffy luchis or the wholesome warm masoor dal with white rice, living without dal is hard. Over the years I have posted a lot…

Rosh Bora

A Bengali meal is incomplete without a dessert or at least a sweet treat at the end. And, sometimes the sweet treat are just to eat for snack, or so if you desire. I have a big sweet tooth and I love every kind of sweets and desserts; if only I didn’t have to count…

Doha – A Culinary Haven

More than 8000 miles away, and I am still thinking about the fun filled 2 days in Doha, Qatar. It was a small trip while coming back to the US from our vacation in India. It was not really a planned trip, we were traveling by Qatar airways and thought it would be a good…

Video Post – Beguni

Beguni is a street favorite in all over Bengal. The fried eggplant or brinjal are to die for. Here is a video of how to make beguni at home.  Ingredients –  1 eggplant/brinjal, sliced very thinly 1 cup besan/ chickpea flour 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon…