I moved to USA almost 9 years ago. After the initial excitement of trying out new type of food, my Bengali food loving mind started to long for very Bengali recipes that I called mundane when maa used to cook. Getting hold of Malabar spinach to cook chanchhara , or just a nice block of…
Fan us on Facebook or Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email When you think about poppy, the first think comes to mind is a field of beautiful red flowers moving with the wind. But, if you are a Bengali, poppy is synonymous to comfort food. Posto is a versatile spice in a Bengali kitchen, whether…
No Onion No Garlic Bengali Fish Curry
Fan us on Facebookor Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email India has a huge coastal area, the entire peninsula has abundance of coasts and even regions inside the mainland have access to rivers providing fish and seafood. Most people in these areas with access to water are “fishatarians”, but fish has always been associated with…
Recipe for Poila Baisakh 2020
Fan us on Facebook or Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Poila Baisakh is the first day of the Bengali new year, and its a special day for all Bengalis. Wearing new clothes, getting blessings from elders and of course the grand meal with the whole family. The Bengali calendar is stepping in to the 1427…
Oven Baked Urad Dal Bori
The art of making bori dates back hundreds of years. It probably started from the villages of Midnapore district in West Bengal. Generally bori is made with urad dal and winter melon. The consistency of the dal makes it perfect for making these sun dried dumplings. Boris are sun dried for 3 to 5 days,…
Growing up, I have heard my father speaking to his sibling is Chatgaiyya bhasa (Chittagong language), but I still can’t figure out what they say :). The language may be as hard as learning Mandarin to me, but I have heard storied from my grandfather about the beautiful beaches and the picturesque countryside and I wish to visit it someday. As, for now I am happy with the rich and spicy dish this port city of Bangladesh has to offer – the morichut and of course the shutki maach.
Bhendi Diye Chingri
Its probably because Bengal being such a fertile land and with loads of rivers the balance between vegetables and fish is always there. Whereas in the Western parts of India though the majority of population is vegetarian they mostly stick to different types of lentils for their daily home made recipes.What is your opinion of this?
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.
Kancha Muger Dal – Raw Yellow Lentil Soup
Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email When it comes to vegetarian recipes, Bengalis have countless options to serve. Even though we are branded as the fish loving and fish eating class, there is not a single household who does not have a purely vegetarian dish to serve for each meal, and dal…
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.
2011 In Retrospect
The last year was a time to learn and gain more experience. 12 months and 365 days after we can truelly say that CLB has grown up one more year. Thanks to you all for your continuous support.
Rui Macher Vada
I easy and tricky way to make the fish haters fall in love with fish.
Chingri Aam Kasundi
Fried or curried shrimps and prawns has its own place among the fish lovers. The tangy and tasty preparation has loads of mustard paste and raw mangoes to get that familiar yet so different taste of the prawns.
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
Sabji Diye Macher Jhol
Back to roots with the typical Bengali fish curry – the rui macher jhol anek saji diye (rohu curry with lots of vegetables)