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?

Bengali Food Bloggers Interview Part 3 – Indrani

The third Food Blogger in Bengali Food Bloggers Interview Series is Indrani. Indrani, a mom of three young kids started blogging about 2 years back.

Appayan, Indrani’s blog features mainly Bengali recipes, but other regional Indian as well as Western recipes are not left behind unattended.

We at CLB are here to bring an insight to the lady behind this wonderful blog, Appayan.

Top 7 Bengali Food Blogs

Here’s a list of Top 7 Bengali Food Blogs. The list includes:
1. Bangali Meye of A Bengali Girl in US
2. Jayashree Mandal of Spice and Curry
3. Sandeepa of Bong Mom’s CookBook
4. Sharmila of Kichu Khon
5. Indrani of Appyayan
6. Sharmishtha of Cook a Doodle Do
7. Angshuman Das of Cooking in Calcutta
The list doesn’t include Sutapa Ray’s Bengali Recipes on the Web (most popular websites for bengali recipes) and Cook Like a Bong.

Enjoy!

Bhat Dal and Bhaja – a no frills bong meal

Whats the staple food in West Bengal? Any guesses? If you answered fish, you’re suffering from a common misconception (another link). Fish is the most loved dish. But Bhaat (i.e. steamed rice, boiled rice or uble chawal) is something that Bongs drool over.
The post describes how to cook a lean bong platter – bhaat, dal, bhaja.

Serves: 2
Cooking time: 20 + 10min
Preparation time: 5+5min