The big Bengali breakfast could never be big without the wheatish golden fluffy luchi, a cousin of puris.
Sharadiya signifies multiple images – three eyed Durga, Kash Ful, Pujo shankha, exquisite pandals, teeming millions and of course, pet pujo.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the Carnival of the Year!
This Festive Season, Cook Like a Bong brings to you a collection of 26 traditional and trendy Bengali recipes in a free eBook, titled Saradiya Rannabati 2010. Do what you like, go anywhere you want, eat whatever you can lay your hands on. This Durga Puja, Eat Pray Live. 🙂
ও শিব কবে হবে কাল, নিম দিয়ে ছেচকি আম দিয়ে ডাল
By definition, summer is a little away but the heat has already set in. The markets are flooded with raw mangoes. These sour tasting mangoes are a wonderful ingredient for varieties of Bengali recipes.
Beat the Heat with Raw Mango Dal. Here’s how to cook Aamer Daal in easy steps.
On the occasion of International women’s Day, we have a guest post from Soma Chowdhury, who is pursuing her MS from Louisiana State University.
She writes about Natun Alur Nirmaish Dam or curry of baby potato, a tweaked version of her mother’s natun alur dom.
We thank Soma for her contribution. Enjoy the recipe and let us (and Soma) know how it fared.
This is for intermediate skilled cooks, or mere amateurs who want to prove that given adequate instructions, they can cook (I fall in this category). You can have Dimer Devil for an exotic evening snack. I had this at lunch with steamed rice, musuri daal and ketchup.
In short: the eggs are boiled and the yolks are removed, and re-stuffed with a mixture prepared from the yolk, boiled potato and some vegetables. The re-stuffed egg is then dipped in besan, then in bread crumbs and fried in oil.
Read on for the complete recipe and pictures.
A Bong cant be separated from sweets, and not without reason. Sample soft rasogollas or smooth sandesh, and you would know.
Sandesh is of several kinds. This post explains in easy steps how to prepare Strawberry Sandesh, which is a little twisted from the veritable way of preparing you general run of the mill kind sandesh. The curd cheese is sweetened and flavored with fresh strawberry puree to give the light pinkish tinge and the irresistible flavor of this dessert.
Prepare it, have a bite and let me know how you fared. Bon Appetite!
Which is the best online resource for interesting links Bengali Food? Can’t remember? Well, you can’t find it because there isn’t any. But there is a silver lining.
Starting today, every alternate Saturday we’ll talk about several interesting aspects of Bengali food – influence of popular culture, bengali food in bengal, outside bengal, heritage and history and issues of the day.
Here’s Potpourri Edition 1 for you. Please contribute and spread the word.
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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
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