Bhoger Bhuni Khichudi

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email. Subho Mahalaya. Mahalaya marks the beginning of Devi paksha and the end of pitri paksha, and for all of us like me, Mahalaya begins the countdown to Durga Puja – just a week to go. Durga puja is a grand festival and for the last…

Cilantro Lime Rice

Rice is a Bengali staple. Call it our weak spot, but no Bengali can stay without rice for long, and i’m not talking about brown rice or wild rice, I’m talking about the fluffed up white warm rice. It’s probably the abundance of rice fields in Bengal that made the Bengali cuisine so biased towards rice. Bhaat diye dal (lentils served with rice) or bhaat diye maach (curried fish served with rice), is a Bengali’s comfort food.

Quick And Easy Khichdi

Being lazy and hungry is a tough call. You want to eat something wholesome, yet you are too lazy to cook a full course meal. Khichudi is the answer to such situations. A full bowl of khichudi is a life saver during such times.

Basanti Pulao – Yellow Rice Pilaf

Basanti, literally means a shade of yellow, it is the color of spring. The basanti pulao is slightly sweet in taste because of the use of sugar in it and so it goes well with very hot and spicy curries. Choose from chicken kasha or mutton kasha or a vegetarian alu dum as a side, and you’ll love this pulao.

Comfort Food – Dahliya Khichudi

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email When you are sick and tired to the rich and spicy food, there’s nothing better than to have a wholesome comfort food. Even psychological studies show that when you consume comfort food it picks up positive emotions and also relieves from negative mental affects. Comfort foods…

Hyderabadi Biryani

Biryani – one food that can bring the entire nation together. This meat and rice full course meal is the route to all ecstacy

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

Jeera Rice/ Cumin flavored Rice

The festivities have passed. Oil and spices had taken over the meals for the past weeks, and so to give a little rest to the tummy, here’s the non-spicy cumin flavored rice.
Preparation time; 3min
Cooking time: 20 + 5min
Serves: 1

Fried Rice in Microwave Oven

Today I thought of helping some people. The first thing that came to mind is those of my friends who are away from home in a completely different country and continent. Many of my friends are away for an onsite job to USA, UK and Australia. Many of them never ever have entered the kitchen,…

Harvest: The Festival of Rice: Roundup Part II

With many types of rice, it really took me long to come up with the round-up. I would like to thank Hema and Easy to Cook for sending so many recipes for the event. Please let me know if I have missed out any of your recipes. You can see the first part of roundup…

Announcing event – Harvest: The Festival of Rice

Each day of the year flies off so fast that its hard to believe that we have crossed 365 days and even more on leap years between to New Year celebrations. The winter sets in with loads of happiness. Christmas and New Year rings the bells for enjoyment and merriment. It is the time of…

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.