Chittagong Chicken

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)

Tetor Dal

The yellow lentil with three different gourds is a must have to beat the tropical summers, or just to enjoy the authentic Bengali recipes.

Lotiya Shutki

“Not for the weak at heart” – The pungent smell of the dry fish along with the hot and spicy gravy makes this typical Bengali recipe a class of its own. Dare to dry it.

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.