5 Favorite Dals

A Bengali meal without dal is almost as incomplete as a sundae without a topping. Dal, is the vegetarian source of protein. Be it the breakfast cholar dal with hot and fluffy luchis or the wholesome warm masoor dal with white rice, living without dal is hard. Over the years I have posted a lot…

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…

Doha – A Culinary Haven

More than 8000 miles away, and I am still thinking about the fun filled 2 days in Doha, Qatar. It was a small trip while coming back to the US from our vacation in India. It was not really a planned trip, we were traveling by Qatar airways and thought it would be a good…

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

10 foods to eat on Poila Boisakh or Naba Barsho

We wish you a great year ahead. Shubho Naba Barsho. Here are the Top 10 items you should eat on Poila Boisakh. Breakfast (Jal Khabar) Luchi  Chholar Dal  or Alu Dom  Jilipi  Lunch (Dupurer Khabar) Shukto and Fulkopir Tarkari (or its twist) Bhaja Rui Kalia or Parshe Machher Jhol or Tel Koi Mishti Doi and Rasogolla…

Bhoger Bhuni Khichudi

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email. Subho Mahalaya. Mahalaya marks the beginning of Devi paksha and the end of pitri paksha, and for all of us like me, Mahalaya begins the countdown to Durga Puja – just a week to go. Durga puja is a grand festival and for the last…

Murgir Keemar Niramish Jhal – Ground Chicken Curry

Fan us on Facebook and Instagram . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email.  I understand you all are wondering about the title of this post. Chicken being the most popular source of meat, how come ground chicken curry be called a vegetarian (niramish) dish, it is like an oxymoron. It is nothing to do with the ground meat…

Restaurant Style Matar Paneer

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Matar paneer is the perfect combination of soft paneer and rich and creamy gravy – it is a classic North Indian recipe.Probably that’s why it finds its way in all Indian restaurant menu all over the world. It goes well with soft buttery naan and even…

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…

Cilantro Lime Rice

Rice is a Bengali staple. Call it our weak spot, but no Bengali can stay without rice for long, and i’m not talking about brown rice or wild rice, I’m talking about the fluffed up white warm rice. It’s probably the abundance of rice fields in Bengal that made the Bengali cuisine so biased towards rice. Bhaat diye dal (lentils served with rice) or bhaat diye maach (curried fish served with rice), is a Bengali’s comfort food.

Couscous Khichudi – Savory Couscous Porridge

As the mercury starts dropping, it’s time to have some warm comforting food. When it comes to planning a comforting one pot meal, khichudi is always the answer. Be it a rainy day or a cold winter night, the Indian style savory porridge is my go to meal.

Chole Masala Spice Mix

A medley of more tan 15 different spices to make the perfect homemade spice mix for chole

Chicken Tikka Kebab

Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email   Chicken tikka is the quintessential appetizer in of all Indian restaurants all over the globe. Whether it’s a restaurant in Bangalore or in Belgium, chicken tikka will always be there in the menu. I have had my fair share of chicken tikka kebabs in restaurants…