Spinach is one of those greens that can be cooked quickly and makes an amazing side for rice. The Bengali style spinach stir fry is cooked in minimal spices and the frangrant of the five spice concoction, panch phoron makes this simple recipe amazing. Some people add onions too, but I like to keep it…
Jhinga aloo Posto
Poppy has been used as a remedy of number of ailments for hundreds of years, but during Mughal ages it started to become a recreational drug. During the British era, thousands of paddy fields in Bengal were transformed into poppy fields by the British raj to extract the drug. The dried out pods, which are…
Rosh Bora for Sankranti
Happy Sankranti!! This is my first post for 2021, and wanted to start with a sweet note, and what better than an authentic Bengali sweet prepared during Poush Parbon. Poush Parbon is a special day for me, even though I have grown up in a single family household, this was the day when all aunts,…
Fan us on Facebook or Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email While growing up Sunday breakfast always meant luchi and sometimes on special occasions it was peas filled kochuri. My mom’s luchis are so light and fluffy that you don’t even need a side to eat them, my favorite was to eat those hot luchis…
Natun Aloo Diye Kosha Dim
The quintessential Bengali dim-er kosha is a must have during this lock down time. Its spicy and oily, but some days its good to indulge.
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…
Doi Begun – Eggplants in Spiced Yogurt
Doi Begun – Eggplants in Spiced 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.
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.