Video Post – Beguni

Beguni is a street favorite in all over Bengal. The fried eggplant or brinjal are to die for. Here is a video of how to make beguni at home.  Ingredients –  1 eggplant/brinjal, sliced very thinly 1 cup besan/ chickpea flour 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon…

Labra – Bengali Mix Vegetable Curry

Durga Puja is less than a week away, I am sure everybody is done with the major part of the Puja shopping or have you already completed it? Mahalaya marks the end of pitri pakshya and the beginning of devi pakshya, it is said, this is the auspicious time of the year – anything you…

Kolkata Streetside Vegetable Cutlet

Subho Mahalaya.  Enjoy the beginning of Durga Puja with this Kolkata street side style vegetable cutlets, or what we loving call in Bengali, chops. You can see the detailed recipe in the video.    Enjoy the puja, more yummy recipes coming soon

Swiss Chard Stir Fry – Laal Saag Bhaja

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email. Laal saag or amaranth leaves are the beautiful red colored leafy vegetables you can get in any market in India. It tastes just great stir fried with a few shrimps or even without it. But, even with a lot of searching for the perfect leaves,…

Bhapa Doi – Baked Sweet Yogurt

Fan us on Facebook . Like us on Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email There are a lot of things a miss about Kolkata, and mishti doi comes quite on the top of the list. The creamy delicacy served in earthern pots is a food connoisseur’s dream. To set a perfect bowl of that yummy yogurt…

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.

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.

Sunday Mutton Curry

Pathar mangsho (goat meat) can easily be classified as a comfort food as well as an exotic Bengali dish. Some would say, why such a rich and spicy food be called comfort food. The answer is in the meal, garam garam bhaat (warm white rice) with pathar mangsho (mutton curry) and a slice of gandoraj lebu – do you want anything else from this world?

Dal Palang – Red Lentil with Spinach

Spinach with its greeny leaves is one of the best sources of plant nutrition. It contains loads of soluble dietary fibers and is a very good for a weight reducing diet. Red lentil also has high calcium content and dietary fibers. So, this simple preparation of dal palang or dal palak, however you want to call it is great for a healthy diet.

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…

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.

Alu Potoler Tarkari

Potol assumes a high significance in Bengali kitchen during summer. Here is a simple but tasty Potol recipe – Alu Potoler Tarkari. Use Parwal (Pointed Gourd) and quintessential Alu for this yummy curry.