Shukto

A Bengali lunch can be complete without the shukto. Shukto is a vegetarian preparation with loads of vegetable, and for a change its among the very few dishes which require minimal quantity of oil and spices.
Serves: 4
Preparation time: 20min
Cooking time: 15 -20min

Chirps

Still in Bangalore and I am having fun. Play, long drives, long talks, everything together marked a good weekend passed.

Jeera Rice/ Cumin flavored Rice

The festivities have passed. Oil and spices had taken over the meals for the past weeks, and so to give a little rest to the tummy, here’s the non-spicy cumin flavored rice.
Preparation time; 3min
Cooking time: 20 + 5min
Serves: 1

Chal Diye Alu Dum

Enjoy this festive season with a spicy potato curry in a different style. This typical Bengali recipe is made with baby potatoes in a rich gravy of cumin, grounded scented rice, and garam masala.

Preparation time: 1hr 10min
Cooking time: 20min
Serves: 4

Patla Ilisher Jhol (Hilsa with Nigella)

What better way to celebrate the Lakshmi Puja with a pair of hilsa at home and a health conscious curry at the lunch table with warm white rice. This hilsa curry with nigella seeds and raw banana satisfies all your needs of an authentic Bengali fish recipe with the health factor into it.

September Monthly Roundup at Bengali Cuisine

The post gives a detailed account of the activities for September in BengaliCuisine.
There are also snapshots of the Durga Puja festival held at my home.
Subho Bijaya to all our readers.
Enjoy!