Bengali recipe

Bengali cuisine Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy

Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy

Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy is a very common dish in bengali households. On Tuesdays, Saturdays iMaa observes vegetarian day at home. During these days, maa often makes Kachkolar kofta | Plantain dumplings in gravy. and I love them absolutely! Now, for fussy eaters it’s a good way to include this nutrient rich […]

Shingi fish recipe | Sting cat fish recipe

Shingi fish recipe | Sting cat fish recipe

Today I will share Shingi fish recipe | Sting cat fish recipe. Shingi fish or sting cat fishes are costly fishes that are grown in ponds and are highly nutritious. It’s particularly advised by pediatricians to serve this fish to babies. Unlike other fishes, it comparatively has lesser bones. Since it’s served to babies, I”ll share […]

Kacha aamer dal | Tok dal with arhar | Lentils with green mango

Kacha aamer dal | Tok dal with arhar | Lentils with green mango

This summer enjoy the afternoon light meals with Kacha aamer dal | Tok dal with arhar | Lentils with green mango. Usually Tok dal is made with red Lentils or masoor dal. I make it at home with masoor only. But today I thought of using arhar or Toor dal in Kacha aamer dal | Tok dal […]

Topse fry | Mango fish fry

Topse fry | Mango fish fry

Topse fry | Mango fish fry is a popular starter in bengali cuisine. In the mornings of marriage ceremony, house warming parties and other get-togethers, it’s often served. Topse fish or the Mango fish is a little pricey fish that has a single delicate bone in it. It tastes awesome! Today I will share a […]

Ghoogni | Ghugni

Ghoogni | Ghugni with matar dal

Ghoogni | Ghugni is a chatpata bengali dish that’s quite popular as a street food. In evenings, maa serves Ghoogni | Ghugni  with a slice of bread at home. Even in some parts of West bengal Ghoogni | Ghugni is best enjoyed with muri  ( puffed rice ).     The Ghoogni | Ghugni recipe that I […]

Bengali style aloor dum

Bengali style aloor dum

Bengali style aloor dum is one of the first dishes I started my cooking lessons with. Its too easy to make. Usually served with luchi or parantha, Bengali style aloor dum is often cooked in bengali households and one of their favourites (including mine), specially on Sundays for breakfasts!   Time required to cook Bengali style aloor […]

Bhetki paturi Bhetki paturi | Barramundi fish wrapped in banana leaf

Bhetki paturi | Barramundi fish wrapped in banana leaf

Ah! Can’t hold my joy since I succeeded in making Bhetki paturi | Barramundi fish wrapped in banana leaf at first attempt. This was a dream come true. It is tasting so so good, that without wasting any of my time further I plan to jot down the method in a jiffy! Interestingly, since I had […]

Mixed Tomato Chutney

Mixed Tomato Chutney with Mango Candies, Dates and Raisins !!

Chutneys are all of ours all time favorite. After completion of our lunch or dinner, meal seems to be incomplete without chutney. Here I will share a chutney recipe – Mixed Tomato Chutney, that’s made of tomatoes, dates, raisins, amshotto  (mango candies). Mango candies or amshotto is very much popular in West Bengal. In various […]

Mutton kosha

The recipe of my mutton kosha !

Today’s my sister’s pre-wedding day and few of our close friends and family have already arrived to make the occasion all the more merrier. For the evening, the charge of cooking was bestowed on me and I was happier, excited as well as nervous. Feeding 25 people was a mammoth task for me. I have […]

Simui payesh | Vermicelli Kheer

Simui payesh | Vermicelli Kheer (with patali gur or jaggery)

Payesh is a term that seems so sweet to bengalis. Not because they taste sweet but because they are cooked with much patience and care and served with much love! On birthdays, as most people in the world enjoy bites of cakes, we bengalis love taking a dig into a bowl of payesh. Payesh can […]