Alu Chokha – Bengali Mashed Potato

Alu Bhaat-e Bangali, the literal translation can be rice and potatoes make a Bengali. Yes, its true. The love for this Bengali version of mashed potatoes is something to look forward in every Bong.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Alu posto/ Potato in poppy seed paste

Poppy seed is an integral part of the platter in all Bengali households. Preparations with poppy seeds mainly include vegan dishes, but there are also some dishes where poppy seeds are used with fish or meat. The love for poppy seeds among Bengalis started hundreds of years ago. Alu posto is the most common form…

Mochar Tarkari or Banana Flower

Banana is one of those plants which can be used in various different ways. From its stem to the flowers and the fruits to the leaves everything is in use. Banana flower, what we call mocha in my mother tongue, Bengali is a delicacy to have. It is prepared in different ways, using various ingredients….

Kumro Alur Tarkari

Bengalis have a tendency of putting potato in any kind of recipe. It feels as if potatoes are an integral part of all the recipes. You can guess from the average health of all Bengalis, barring some exceptions, generally every Bengali signifies that potato look, a little more fats here and there. I too am…

String beans with Potato Curry

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Put in Everything Omellete

There is a always a problem with the left over vegetables of last night at my place. Neither do I feel to throw them out nor eat those just like that. Vegetable omelet was my brain child to cope up with this matter. Its a very easy to cook and ready to eat kind of…

Masur Dal and Alu Posto: A whole lunch

Posto or poppy seeds is always a delicacy in all Bengali household. It is extensively used as a spice in various dishes, be that in potato or chicken curry.It is said that poppy makes you feel cool, I am not sure of this saying though. I mom believes in it and so come summer there…

Potato-Okra Fry

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Durga Puja

Durga Puja is a very special occassion for all of us. All year through we wait to spend these 4 days with the best grandeur possible. Wait for the special recipes for the Pujas.

Dhokar Dalna

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