Labra – Bengali Mix Vegetable Curry

Durga Puja is less than a week away, I am sure everybody is done with the major part of the Puja shopping or have you already completed it? Mahalaya marks the end of pitri pakshya and the beginning of devi pakshya, it is said, this is the auspicious time of the year – anything you…

Restaurant Style Matar Paneer

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Matar paneer is the perfect combination of soft paneer and rich and creamy gravy – it is a classic North Indian recipe.Probably that’s why it finds its way in all Indian restaurant menu all over the world. It goes well with soft buttery naan and even…

Kashmiri Dum Aloo

While other Indian communities do not use potatoes so much, I came across this recipe in a very old cooking magazine long time back. I have searched for Kashmiri recipes for alu dum, but they were all very different. I main reason why I chose to use this old recipe was because they used poppy paste – one of my favorite spices in the kitchen. People from Kashmir are voracious meat eaters and owe them for inventing the famous rogan josh. There are also vegetarian recipes available in Kashmiri cuisine and this aloo dum is one of my favorites.

Chili Paneer

Indo Chinese cuisine or so that genre is called in India is a big rage. Gobi manchurian or chilli panner – you name it and you’ll get it. Chilli paneer is one such recipe inspired by Chinese cuisine, but has become so Indian.

Narkel Diye Pepe – Raw Papaya with Grated Coconut Curry

Though I almost hate ripe papayas, but I’m in love with the raw green ones. The raw papaya has high amount of the papain enzyme. It is good for the skin as well as the heart. But, its most important benefit is it helps as a digestive enzyme. And, probably because of this the dida (grandmother from mom’s side) also used to put a few slices of papaya when she prepared mutton curry, to tenderize the meat.

Dal Palang – Red Lentil with Spinach

Spinach with its greeny leaves is one of the best sources of plant nutrition. It contains loads of soluble dietary fibers and is a very good for a weight reducing diet. Red lentil also has high calcium content and dietary fibers. So, this simple preparation of dal palang or dal palak, however you want to call it is great for a healthy diet.

Kopi Bhaja – Stir Fried Cauliflower

The chilly dry winds, the sweaters, and blankets, and the best part of it is winter brings a lot many winter vegetables, and topping the list is cauliflower. I love cauliflowers.

Dui Kumror Tarkari – Pumpkin and Ash Gourd in Mustard Sauce

Do you think you can live on burgers and sandwiches for the rest of your life? The answer is definitely a “no”. The food that with grew eating is what gives comfort to the soul – the comfort food. It might be as dull and non-spicy as the masoor dal and aloo seddho, but it has it own place in the heart and not to mention the stomach.

Begun Posto – Baby Eggplant in Poppy Gravy

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Brinjals or eggplants or aubergines whatever you call it there is always a fear of the itchy tongue and a swelling lips. Quite a large population suffers from eggplant allergy. But, allergy or no allergy you just cannot deny the fact that eggplants are so tasty….

Fulkopir Datar Tarkari – Cauliflower Stem Curry

Cauliflowers reign the vegetable kingdom of Bongs. Whether in simple vegetarian curries or fish stews – fulkopi is everywhere. Its not only the florets that comes handy even the stems too. Gorge into this authentic Bengali recipe of chachori with fulkopir data

Tetor Dal

The yellow lentil with three different gourds is a must have to beat the tropical summers, or just to enjoy the authentic Bengali recipes.