Pav Bhaji Masala Mix

Fan us on Facebook   or Instagram. You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Pav bhaji is one of those snacks which has graduated from being a roadside street food, to a full meal. I had never bean a big fan of serving it as dinner or lunch, but yes a snack with piping hot tea works…

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.

Oven Baked Urad Dal Bori

The art of making bori dates back hundreds of years. It probably started from the villages of Midnapore district in West Bengal. Generally bori is made with urad dal and winter melon. The consistency of the dal makes it perfect for making these sun dried dumplings. Boris are sun dried for 3 to 5 days,…

Ghee Rice

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Bangali and rice – these two words go hand in hand. The smell of warm white rice with a dollop of ghee makes everything feel so good. Being in the pre-diabetic zone watching weight and calories is always in my mind, but some days I just…

Rajma Masala

With the unthinkable happening in the world, we three, alike everybody everywhere are stuck at home. The husband man is working from home and the little man’s spring break got extended till the beginning of April. We had been trying to stock up groceries and essentials, but the long lines and scarcity of most items…

Thandai for Holi

The full moon in the month of March marks the Indian festival of Holi. The festival of unity and happiness. My fond memories of Holi are playing with my uncles and aunts at my grandmom’s house. Gulal or as we call in Bengali, “aabir” covered sidewalks and of course the huge brass pichkari my uncle…

Turkish Flatbread

I love all kinds of bread. Be that the free bread bowl from Cheesecake Factory or the Mrs. Baird’s white bread from Walmart. I can gorge on bread all day long. I have never tried baking bread at home though, other than the oh-so-Bengali haat-e-banano-ruti (handmade chapatis). On our last trip back from India, we…

Mango Panna Cotta

Mango is one of the most widely eaten fruits in Bengal, from green mango dal to luscious ripe mangoes in your milk and rice, mangoes are the king of fruits. I started eating mangoes pretty late, almost when I was 10 years old, but after that it was no going back. Now, I love anything…

Rosh Bora

A Bengali meal is incomplete without a dessert or at least a sweet treat at the end. And, sometimes the sweet treat are just to eat for snack, or so if you desire. I have a big sweet tooth and I love every kind of sweets and desserts; if only I didn’t have to count…

Balti Chicken

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email The word “balti” always remind me of the Bengali word for bucket, why a chicken recipe will be associated with such a word was quite appealing to me. My first guess was that the dish was served in little copper coated buckets in the restaurant, but…

Chicken Korma

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email   Korma or Qorma is a very old method of cooking meat. It was first used by the Turkish and was brought in to India by the Mughals. The Turkish word kuvurma means braising, the meat is at first cooked in high heat and then simmered…

Malai Kulfi – Indian Spiced Ice Cream

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…

Angel Hair Pasta with Shrimp Scampi

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email When there is a baby at home, it’s really hard to cook. You chop the onions, and there he is under the table, you heat the oil and about to add the onions in the skillet and there he is eating a magazine page. The last…