Natun Alur Niramish Dum – Baby Potato Curry

On the occasion of International women’s Day, we have a guest post from Soma Chowdhury, who is pursuing her MS from Louisiana State University.

She writes about Natun Alur Nirmaish Dam or curry of baby potato, a tweaked version of her mother’s natun alur dom.

We thank Soma for her contribution. Enjoy the recipe and let us (and Soma) know how it fared.

Ful Kopir Achar – Cauliflower Pickle

Remember the jars of pickles lined up on the roof, a little hands approaching to steal a handful? And there came the bigger hand in between the little hand and the jar of tangy pickle. The fear coated adventure of stealing pickle in the summer afternoon is one of the best memories I have of my childhood. Mom never allowed to have pickles and so stealing and having pickles had an extra feeling of happiness, if not I got caught.

The cauliflower pickle was given to me by my neighbor this morning and it happened to be one of the best pickles I tasted so far. So couldn’t resist but share the recipe with you all.

Prepare it and enjoy the tart taste of this good looking pickle.

Paneer Bhurji for Bachelors

There are many a things that we don’t want to do, but have to do it because of some reason or the other. For some people it may be studying (most common trait in children), eating or may be even cooking. There are hundreds of people who don’t like cooking, for that matter never wanted to get inside the kitchen, but have to cook because they are away from home.

Today’s recipe is for all those people who never wanted to spend the rest of their life in the kitchen. This quick and easy yet very yummy paneer preparation should be your path to nirvana.

Its the easiest way to prepare a great looking and awesome tasting recipe in a matter of minutes. Cook it and enjoy it.

Gits KaraiSutir Kachori Mix – Product Review

This post reviews Gits Karaisutir Kachori mix. If you cook regularly, I’m sure you may want to take a break sometime and enjoy this ready to cook snack.

In case you cook only occasionally, all the more reason to try it out. I mean, why spend half a day in kitchen preparing kachori when you can do the same using Gits Karaisutir Kachuri Mix in 20 minutes.

Paneer Pulao in Rice Cooker

When you think about Teddy, what comes to mind? Cute, sweet, soft, friendly, crying shoulder. Think of any good adjective and that becomes descriptive of a Teddy. Usually, guys hate teddies (of course there’re exceptions). I am still to find out why. Any ideas?

Enjoy Paneer Pulao in Rice Cooker on Teddy Day today (don’t ask the relation). On first two days of Valentine’s week, we’ve talked about Matar Paneer Bengali ishtyle and Chocolate Cake.

Enjoy the simplicity.

Bengali Style Matar Paneer

“…..I think for two people to really love each other to really commit to each other it has to be an act of will.
Or a decision. And I think two people have to live that decision every day. Even when things are hard and you feel like giving up you have to hang on to that decision, that choice to love each other. Even if it’s only by a thread. I let that thread break once. This time, it won’t. Will you marry me?” – Luke Harrison from Stepmom movie.

I couldn’t resist but quote these words on this very special day. Click to know more and to get a lovely recipe to share with your special one.

Monthly Mingle RoundUp Part #2

Indulge in 4 winter fruit recipes, 13 mouth watering side dishes and 5 potpourri winter recipes from 9 countries. Feast on the spicy grilled broccolis or the Malaysian style Noodles.

Taste the delicious guacamole with some chips or quesadillas. Savour some groovy winter special recipes from all around the world to pamper your taste buds.

This is the part 2 of Monthly Mingle Roundup. The first part had entries under the categories of soups and bakes. The second part covers the rest of the submissions under fruits, sides and others.

Do let us know which entry you loved the most.

Khandvi: Gujrati Snack

Khandvi is a typical Gujarati snacks. Made of chickpea flour and sour curd it is the best way to have a tasty savory without fearing about the high calorie intake.

Dahi Vada

A wholesome and heavy Sunday brunch was just the right think to end the week. Check the easy to make Dahi Vada, a non-spicy North Indian delicacy loved by all.

Shukto

A Bengali lunch can be complete without the shukto. Shukto is a vegetarian preparation with loads of vegetable, and for a change its among the very few dishes which require minimal quantity of oil and spices.
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 15 -20min

Chal Diye Alu Dum

Enjoy this festive season with a spicy potato curry in a different style. This typical Bengali recipe is made with baby potatoes in a rich gravy of cumin, grounded scented rice, and garam masala.

Preparation time: 1hr 10min
Cooking time: 20min
Serves: 4

Luchi

A breakfast with some luchi, alu dum and sandesh will make the day for any Bong. Bengalis cannot get enough of these fluffy fried phulkas. Luchi, luuchi, lucchi, poori, puri, phulka – whatever one can call them, but to any Bong it’s an essence of pure ecstasy.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 30min
Makes 20 luchis

Narkel Nadu

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi started only a few year back at our home. Earlier, it was either the calendar or the TV that reminded Bongs of this festival.
I prepared narkel nadu for the God of wisdom, and it turned out to be just like mom’s, the nadu she prepares during Durga Puja.
Ganapati Bappa Mourya!
Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 7-8min
Makes 15 naadu

Rasogollar Payesh

There was a time when Bengalis had reigned the economic, political, social, educational and even the culinary sphere of the country. But, now the first four spheres have almost vanished, the culinary part still remains though. Bengali rasogolla is exported all over the world and its just the best way to pamper your sweet tooth.
Reading time: 3min
Cooking time: 30mins
Makes 16 rasgulla