Alu Potoler Tarkari

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.

Rajbhog

Beginners guide to Preparing Rajbhog quickly

Making Rajbhog, the giant Rasgulla, is pretty easy. Here’s the Beginners guide to preparing Rajbhog. It is calorie heavy though. But once in a while, worry about taste buds, will you.

Guest Post: Bhapa Pitha

Its the time of the year which every sweet loving Bengali looks up to. Dive into the sin of pleasing your sweet tooth with these easy to make bhapa pithe – sweet steamed dumplings.

Ganesh Chaturthi: Modak

Ganesh Chaturthi marks the advent of the great home coming of the Goddess, Ma Durga. Though not much celebrated in the Eastern part of the sub-continent, still the most loving son of the goddess takes a small place on this day.

The elephant headed Lord of wealth and wisdom is welcome to our home with his favorite food – modak. Here’s a quick and easy way to prepare these sweet dumplings.

Lau Khoshar Chhechki

You can never imagine what using-up-to-the-bottom means if you never had this dish. Chhechki, as it is popular know throughout Bengal is an Indian form of the very popular Chinese style of cooking – stir fried.

The softness of the gourd peel and potato pieces with the grainy texture of the whole mustard and poppy seed make this dish a must have.

Try it out and you’ll want more.

Guest Post – Beguni

A group of friends on a slothful evening, adda, beguni and a bowl of puffed rice – an ideal recipe for any Bong or for that matter anybody who loves to hang around with friends.

We are very happy to have Arundhuti of My Saffron Kitchen as a guest writer at our blog. Arundhuti was kind enough to share her recipe with us.

Kolkata Style Vegan Frankie

Save yourself the pre-afternoon hunger and sluggishness, have some quick breakfast and enjoy the day. Start your day with the wholesome and scrumptious breakfast.

Most of us have the tendency to skip breakfast just for the sake of saving time, but is it worth? Keep on reading for the bad effects of skipping the first meal of the day, and also a quick and easy breakfast idea for the late risers.

Bhat Bhaja (Fried Rice)

A perfect easy and simple breakfast for those lazy weekend mornings. If you have some left over rice from last night, then what’s keeping you back. Go ahead, choose your favorite vegetables and add them to make this colorful breakfast to pamper your taste buds.

Preparation time: 7min
Cooking time: 10min

Kacha Kumror Tarkari

A healthy concoction of green pumpkins and a corianders in an age old recipe that I inherited from my mom and she from her’s.

This is a typical Bengali vegetarian delicacy with very little spice, a must have recipe during the summer months.

Cauliflower Broccoli Gratin – woo the opposite sex

Woo the opposite sex with an exotic dish – Cauliflower Broccoli Gratin.

Gratin is a food preparation technique where you put a layer (of breadcrumbs, grated cheese and butter) above an ingredient mixture (of vegetables e.g. cauliflower, broccoli, potato, tomato, carrot etc), bake it till a golden crust forms at the top. You can try a meat based ingredient mix too.

Read on for how to prepare a vegetable based Gratin in easy steps.

Aamer Dal - Bengali Mango Daal

Aamer Dal – Bengali Mango Dal Recipe

ও শিব কবে হবে কাল, নিম দিয়ে ছেচকি আম দিয়ে ডাল

By definition, summer is a little away but the heat has already set in. The markets are flooded with raw mangoes. These sour tasting mangoes are a wonderful ingredient for varieties of Bengali recipes.

Beat the Heat with Raw Mango Dal. Here’s how to cook Aamer Daal in easy steps.

Cholar Dal

Though Bangals blame Ghotis for their unending love for the sweet taste in all kinds of recipes, Cholar dal is one such Bengali recipe where both Bangals and Ghotis nod to put a spoonful of sugar. For those who has no clue what I’m talking about, Ghotis are the actual inhabitants of what is now India, whereas the Bangals came from Bangladesh, erstwhile East Pakistan during the partition in 1947.

Cholar dal or the famous Bengal gram is one of the most loved Sunday breakfast rather brunch option with luchi or roti.