Bengalis Default Fish Curry

Bengalis Default Fish Curry

Bengalis and fish are almost synonyms. In Bengal we cook different types of fishes and every fish has its signature dish associated with. But what is different from other places is, the Bengali Fish curries are generally mild, it does not overpower the taste of…

Kumquat Salsa

Kumquat Salsa

Kumquat is an Orange like fruit with the size of more of grapes. It is a small citrus fruit and has comparatively thick skin with a bit of sweetness but predominantly sour taste. Kumquat is native to China, mainly in South-East Asia. But many of…

Eggless Dessert Crepe (Pati Shapta)

Eggless Dessert Crepe (Pati Shapta)

Pati Shapta is nothing but eggless dessert crepe with sweet coconut filling. It is a very popular traditional dessert in Bengal especially made during winter. Sometime in mid-January Bengalees celebrate “Poush Sankranti” also known as “Makar Sankranti”. That is the end(“Sankrant”) of “Poush” a Bengali…

Sweet Coconut Balls

Sweet Coconut Balls

Sweet Coconut Balls are commonly known as Coconut Laddu or Narkel Naru in India, more so in Bengal. Most Bengali household makes this dessert every now and then, especially during festivals. Nowadays we can easily buy these Sweet Coconut Balls in the sweet stores in…

Roasted Eggplant with Eggs

Roasted Eggplant with Eggs

Dishes made of eggplants found is almost all cuisines, and they taste awesome. Eggplant is not my favorite vegetable though I love a handful of dishes made of eggplant. Roasted Eggplant with Eggs is one of them. You can find many recipes online or in…

Kolkata Style Chicken Biriyani

Kolkata Style Chicken Biriyani

Biriyani is now an Oxford Dictionary word, which means “Asian dish made from rice with meat, fish or vegetables”. So I am not going in details of what this dish is about. Rather I will focus on the emotions attached to Biriyani from a food…

Easy Indian Pudding (Chenar Payesh)

Easy Indian Pudding (Chenar Payesh)

If I try to translate Chenar Payesh to English it will be Cottage Cheese Pudding. But that’s not exactly correct, as Chena or Paneer is a specific form of Cottage Cheese. It is an acid-set form of cottage cheese. Never the less, the Chenar Payesh…

Steamed Shrimp in Yogurt-Mustard Sauce (Bhapa Chingri)

Steamed Shrimp in Yogurt-Mustard Sauce (Bhapa Chingri)

Steamed Shrimp in the yogurt-mustard sauce is quite popular on the west side of Bengal. Today’s recipe is an improvised version of the traditional dish. You can make this with Prawns instead of Shrimps without compromising the taste. This dish is commonly known as “Bhapa…

Bengali Soft Sandesh (Kancha Golla)

Bengali Soft Sandesh (Kancha Golla)

Bengali Sandesh, an Indian confectionery is a very popular dessert from the eastern part of India, Bengal. We find various kinds of Sandesh in every local sweet shops, but one of the popular Bengali dessert is soft Sandesh. Soft Sandesh in colloquial is called “Kancha…

Cranberry Salsa with Fruits

Cranberry Salsa with Fruits

Today I am going to share a recipe that can be made with different fruits and will taste wonderful. I have adopted the cranberry salsa recipe from the well-known cranberry-apple salsa and derived many versions of it. I make Cranberry Salsa with Apple, Guava, Pears,…