Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email The Texas summer is in full swing now. The highest temperature for an average day is now above 100F, that would be almost 38C; yes the high school mathematics is of much help these days. Texas summers are hot and dry, and for me there is…
Kachumber – Spicy Indian Salad
What is the first thing that pops in your head when you hear salad?
Kadhi – Spicy Indian Yogurt Soup
Kadhi is a true Indian dish, I say this because, almost the same recipe is followed throughout India. The wiki page on kadhi says that its a Gujrati dish and is popular among people in the Northern states and also among Sindhis. But, while living in the Southern states of India I have had kadhi with the South Indian touch of tempered curry leaves.
Aamer Dal – Bengali Mango Dal Recipe
ও শিব কবে হবে কাল, নিম দিয়ে ছেচকি আম দিয়ে ডাল
By definition, summer is a little away but the heat has already set in. The markets are flooded with raw mangoes. These sour tasting mangoes are a wonderful ingredient for varieties of Bengali recipes.
Beat the Heat with Raw Mango Dal. Here’s how to cook Aamer Daal in easy steps.
Dim Posto-Sarse (Egg with poppy-mustard paste )
An awesome short trip to the Himalayas to visit one of the holiest shrines of Hinduism, the Vaishno devi temple – that is how I started this New Year. The first post of this year has a small anecdote of my trip and also some photos to feast on the beauty of the Himalayas. While talking about feast, how can I forget about the recipe, of course you’ll find one here – as the title says, its a simple yet spicy egg curry in mustard and poppy paste.
A festive season broad meal never completes without satisfying the sweet tooth. This gajar ka halwa, made from sweet and juicy carrots is the most preferred way of treating your guests coming during these long weekend breaks. Carrot pudding is best had as a dessert at the end of the meal or even just as a sweet anytime and any where.
A Bengali never ends without at least a spoonful of mishti doi. This dessert prepared from milk and caramelized sugar is a must have in all feasts and celebrations. The light mix of pink and brown in the earthen pot makes this dessert a must have for kids to adults.
Reading time: 5min
Cooking time: 35min
Preparation time: 5min
Incubation: Overnight (10-11hr)
Makes half-litre of yogurt
Bengalis are renowned for their love for anything sweet, be that Rasogolla, Sandesh, or any kind of Pithe / Pitha. Among all these Pithe, the most popular one is Patishapta. Patishapta is prepared with rice and wheat flour mixed together, forming a crepe and having a coconut and jaggery filling.
Reading time: 3min
Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 25mins
Makes 10 patishapta
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Khichudi, the name reminds me of those rainy days and rainy nights. Khichudi had always taken a special soft corner in my heart. Mom used to cook it whenever it started and rain means no going out and so everybody at home. The whole family waiting impatiently for the hot and yummy porridge to be…