Bengali recipe

Kadai chicken

An easy recipe of Kadai chicken

Kadai chicken is  popular recipe in Northern parts of India. Today being the 1st day of the year 2018, I planned to cook something tasty for dinner. The lunch had been too simple today as yesterday was a roof – top picnic day for us with bon-fire! So the dinner was a late one and […]

Jhal suji | Savoury semolina

Jhal suji | Savoury semolina

Jhal suji | Savoury semolina is a breakfast dish or an evening snack dish. Again, its such a breakfast option which is healthy, tasty and easy to make. In Bengal, people call this semolina item ‘Jhal suji’. Upma from south India is another close version of it made usually  with biuli dal. You can serve […]

Cabbage with lentil dumplings and prawns | Bandhakopir torkari

Cabbage with lentil dumplings and prawns | Bandhakopir torkari

Cabbage with lentil dumplings and prawns | Bandhakopir torkari is a brilliant bengali vegetable dish. Since winter is near, the market will get overloaded with cabbages – a winter speciality. Try this cabbage recipe of mine with prawns and bori (lentil dumplings) and do let me know how good it came out. It’s one of […]

Cauliflower Bengali cauliflower curry | Fulkopir torkari

Bengali cauliflower curry | Fulkopir torkari

Days in my childhood were really simple. Duck tales, chitrahaar, water stickers, lock and key, stone – paper – scissor – all simple games, simple TV program. Globalization was just setting in. People used to find enjoyment in simple chats, face to face meet and picnics and of course by sipping morning tea from bone […]

Labda / Labra Torkari

Bhog special – Labda / Labra Torkari | Mixed vegetable curry

Labda / Labra Torkari is a bengali delicacy that’s an integral part of bhog, the food served to God during worship. Khichudi (cooked with rice and lentils), Labda / labra is a  wonderful combination and bengalis love having this generally for lunch during the puja days, be it Durga puja, Kali puja, Saraswati or Lakshmi […]

Mutton rezala

Pressure cooked Mutton rezala in 20 minutes

Today is my husband’s birthday and I had to cook 5 types of vegetable fries, biuli dal, Shorshe Ilish  (Hilsa in mustard seed paste) and Mutton rezala for lunch. And I had to be super fast as well since I had to look after my daughter, have some other tasks too. So I decided to […]

Durga Puja Special – Home cooked meal recipes to celebrate with!

“Bajlo tomar alor benu” – Yes! Durga Puja count down ends and Puja begins ! Almost a clear blue sky with fluffy white clouds – ‘peja tulor moto megh’ ! Paddy fields are filled with white ‘kash ful’. Durga murti has left kumartuli! Streets are flooded with lightings and decorations and all happy faces roaming […]

chicken recipe Chicken Rezala Recipe

Chicken Rezala Recipe

Chicken Rezala Recipe is a proud part of the glorious Mughlai Cuisine. People of Kolkata are extremely fond of Chicken Rezala. It goes best with naan or pulao. Its basically chicken cooked in a gravy of curd, poppy seeds and cashew nuts. It’s rich in its flavor and surely suits the royals! After all, we all […]

Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao

Hilsa Muri ghonto | Hilsa fish pulao

It’s the Hilsa or Ilish season of the year and you must be getting too many Hilsas from the market. Every body likes the fish. But often the ladies of the house find it difficult to use the head part of the delicious fish. I have a nice recipe from the Bengali cuisine for you […]

Baked Cottage Cheese With Jaggery | Baked Gurer Sondesh

Baked Cottage Cheese With Jaggery | Baked Gurer Sondesh

Festive seasons are coming and for Indians, every occasions and celebrations are surely incomplete without sweets / mithai / mishti ! Today, I am going to share a healthy sweet recipe. It’s called ‘ Baked Cottage Cheese With Jaggery | Baked Gurer Sondesh ‘. The sweet is made up of chana or cottage cheese. For sweetness, […]