Pressure cooked recipe

Arhar dal recipe Khatti dal

Khatti dal with split pigeon pea lentil

Khatti dal with split pigeon pea lentil is an awesome recipe that I came across a recipe book of Lucknawi cuisine gharana. The Khatti dal is made with arhar dal also known as Toor dal or split pigeon pea lentil. These days I feel so ecstatic to find new wonderful rich recipes of dal. In our home, […]

breakfast recipe Garlic mashed potato

Garlic mashed potato – The Classic English Side Dish

Today’s recipe is “Garlic mashed potato”. The classic mashed potato and bread! Or Mashed potato and grilled fish…. In the west it’s a popular dish in their menu during occassions like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Though it would not be fair to draw a parallel with bengal’s own ‘alu sheddho’ a basic, simple recipe of boiled […]

Amritsari pindi chole Amritsari chole | Black spicy chickpea curry

Amritsari chole | Black spicy chickpea curry

Today’s recipe is Amritsari chole | Black spicy chickpea curry. It’s a chickpea or chole recipe that’s signature is its black color or dark hue. It can be served with steamed rice or puri. Chickpeas to mention, are a wonderful source of protein. It contains a lot of vitamins and minerals.Its good for bone health, diabetes, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dal sultani

Dal sultani in a pressure cooker – my way

Dal sultani is an Awadhi Dal or lentil recipe. Split pigeon pea lentils are used to cook this Dal. Dal sultani definitely tastes the best when charcoal over beetle leaf is used in the cooking process. But we all do not feel comfortable with charcoal procedure at home. So today’s recipe is inspired by Dal sultani […]

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 […]

Hilsa Ilish bhapa or steamed hilsa recipe

Ilish bhapa or steamed hilsa recipe

Ilish or hilsa, the king of fish, can be cooked in numerous ways. Just fry it (Ilish bhaja)  and serve with a plate of steamed rice. Just enough for a satisfied tummy! Or just it can be cooked with a little kalo jeera or onion seed (Kalojeera Ilish) for a simple tasty meal. Now if you […]

chane ki sabzi Chole recipe or chickpea curry recipe

Chole recipe or chickpea curry recipe

Chickpea or Kabuli chana or Chole are nutritious and has been beneficial against diseases like Diabetes, Blood pressure and are good for bone health. They are a good sources of protein, carbohydrates and fibre. Chickpeas can be  used to make Chane or Kabuli chana curry, which are generally served with bhature or puri. Find out […]

Mutton kosha recipe - Mutton-er jhal jhol

Mutton kosha recipe – Mutton-er jhal jhol

A plate of mutton cooked nicely can win your enemy’s heart too. It’s richness is its unique selling point. My ‘Mutton kosha recipe – Mutton-er jhal jhol ‘ is essentially a bengali ‘kosha mangsho’ with a little more ‘jhol’ so as to enjoy with a plate full of steamed rice. Total cooking time for ‘Mutton […]