How long do you think a Bong can be without fish? Not long. With tens of rivers crisscrossing the state and the huge Bay of Bengal in South Bongs have a special knack for fish.
The softness of its flesh and its awesome taste has made it the queen among all fishes. Ilish is the talk of the town for this monsoon. Enjoy it at your home with this easy to cook hilsa recipe
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An awesome short trip to the Himalayas to visit one of the holiest shrines of Hinduism, the Vaishno devi temple – that is how I started this New Year. The first post of this year has a small anecdote of my trip and also some photos to feast on the beauty of the Himalayas. While talking about feast, how can I forget about the recipe, of course you’ll find one here – as the title says, its a simple yet spicy egg curry in mustard and poppy paste.
Follow me on Twitter. Add me as a friend on Facebook . Visit my Flickr photostream. November has set in but there is no trace of the wintery wind. Kolkata is still in the midst of the heat. According to reports it says a cyclone named Phyan has its effect for this warm weather in…
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
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.
Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi started only a few year back at our home. Earlier, it was either the calendar or the TV that reminded Bongs of this festival.
I prepared narkel nadu for the God of wisdom, and it turned out to be just like mom’s, the nadu she prepares during Durga Puja.
Ganapati Bappa Mourya!
Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 7-8min
Makes 15 naadu
Bengalis are renowned for their love for anything sweet, be that Rasogolla, Sandesh, or any kind of Pithe / Pitha. Among all these Pithe, the most popular one is Patishapta. Patishapta is prepared with rice and wheat flour mixed together, forming a crepe and having a coconut and jaggery filling.
Reading time: 3min
Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 25mins
Makes 10 patishapta
Street food in Kolkata epitomizes the pada (neighborhood) culture. Having something at the nearest roadside vendor is not only about eating and fulfilling ones gastronomic urges, but it is also a means of having food with family, friends and sometimes even strangers. Street foods that are in vogue are phuchka, jhal muri, papri chat, muri makha, vegetable chop, and beguni, but phuchka ranks above all.
Reading time: 3min
Cooking time: 8-10min
Preparation time: 12min
Makes 20 phuchka
Posto or poppy seeds is always a delicacy in all Bengali household. It is extensively used as a spice in various dishes, be that in potato or chicken curry.It is said that poppy makes you feel cool, I am not sure of this saying though. I mom believes in it and so come summer there…
Follow me on Twitter. Add me as a friend on Facebook . Visit my Flickr photostream. I hope you all had loved the round up for The Non-Veggie Event. As for me, hosting an event for the first time was of great great pleasure. The recipes I received were so good and I felt pleasure in…
Follow me on Twitter. Add me as a friend on Facebook . Visit my Flickr photostream. Update: This was the first post I wrote on Cook Like a Bong, the then Here I Cook. Due to the popularity of this post I thought of updating it for my own good, and also for those who…