Though I almost hate ripe papayas, but I’m in love with the raw green ones. The raw papaya has high amount of the papain enzyme. It is good for the skin as well as the heart. But, its most important benefit is it helps as a digestive enzyme. And, probably because of this the dida (grandmother from mom’s side) also used to put a few slices of papaya when she prepared mutton curry, to tenderize the meat.
Spinach with its greeny leaves is one of the best sources of plant nutrition. It contains loads of soluble dietary fibers and is a very good for a weight reducing diet. Red lentil also has high calcium content and dietary fibers. So, this simple preparation of dal palang or dal palak, however you want to call it is great for a healthy diet.
The chilly dry winds, the sweaters, and blankets, and the best part of it is winter brings a lot many winter vegetables, and topping the list is cauliflower. I love cauliflowers.
Do you think you can live on burgers and sandwiches for the rest of your life? The answer is definitely a “no”. The food that with grew eating is what gives comfort to the soul – the comfort food. It might be as dull and non-spicy as the masoor dal and aloo seddho, but it has it own place in the heart and not to mention the stomach.
The most popular Bengali vegetarian curry, which had been remained an open secret over centuries – chanar dalna is one of the many ways of toughing your soul through food in a very Bengali style.
Fan us on Facebook . You can also Subscribe to BengaliCuisine by Email Brinjals or eggplants or aubergines whatever you call it there is always a fear of the itchy tongue and a swelling lips. Quite a large population suffers from eggplant allergy. But, allergy or no allergy you just cannot deny the fact that eggplants are so tasty….
Cauliflowers reign the vegetable kingdom of Bongs. Whether in simple vegetarian curries or fish stews – fulkopi is everywhere. Its not only the florets that comes handy even the stems too. Gorge into this authentic Bengali recipe of chachori with fulkopir data
Enjoy the tasty and tangy potatoes cooked in pickle oil
The yellow lentil with three different gourds is a must have to beat the tropical summers, or just to enjoy the authentic Bengali recipes.
Potol assumes a high significance in Bengali kitchen during summer. Here is a simple but tasty Potol recipe – Alu Potoler Tarkari. Use Parwal (Pointed Gourd) and quintessential Alu for this yummy curry.
A guest post from Suchismita Das – oler kofta curry, a unique Bengali preparation
Lets celebrate Holi with this colorful paneer preparation
Making Rajbhog, the giant Rasgulla, is pretty easy. Here’s the Beginners guide to preparing Rajbhog. It is calorie heavy though. But once in a while, worry about taste buds, will you.
Its the time of the year which every sweet loving Bengali looks up to. Dive into the sin of pleasing your sweet tooth with these easy to make bhapa pithe – sweet steamed dumplings.
From bitter gourd curry to sweet dishes poppy is an accompaniment for all types of preparations. Here’s the event round up for Cooking with Seeds – Poppy.