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…

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…

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 Style Chana Dal (Cholar Dal/ Split Chickpeas Lentils)

Bengali Style Chana Dal (Cholar Dal/ Split Chickpeas Lentils)

Last Friday I worked from home, and after finishing my early morning meeting, while making myself some coffee, I saw my slow cooker on the countertop. The best thing about crockpot cooking is it can be left itself cook unattended while you continue with other…

Chicken Rezala

Chicken Rezala

Chicken Rezala is a Mughlai recipe that is very popular in all over Bengal. It is a mild, extremely aromatic white curry. Chicken Rezala tastes at it best with “Rumali Roti”, though one can enjoy with any kind of bread. There are various versions of…

Nababi Chole (Curried Garbanzo Beans)

Nababi Chole (Curried Garbanzo Beans)

Chole which is commonly known as Chickpea is a very popular and widely used legume that is very high in protein. It is known by names like Garbanzo Beans, Bengal Gram, Chana, Chole, Egyptian pea in various parts of the world. There are many different…

Quick n Easy Taro Fry

Quick n Easy Taro Fry

Taro a commonly known edible starchy corm. It is a root vegetable that we make many dishes with. Taro root contains a  significant amount of dietary fiber and carbohydrates, as well as high levels of vitamin A, C, E, B6, and folate, along with magnesium,…

Okra Fry

Okra Fry

Okra also commonly known in English speaking countries as Ladies Finger, is a very common vegetable in some of the Asian countries. In Bengal, we often make various dishes with it. I was not very fond of this vegetable because it gives a slimy or…

Psuedo Banana Blossom Curry (Mochar Ghonto)

Psuedo Banana Blossom Curry (Mochar Ghonto)

Banana Blossom is known as ‘Mocha’ in Bengali. It is the flower of the banana tree. Banana flower is an exotic vegetable that is relished in many forms like Banana Blossom Curry also called ‘Mochar Ghonto’, or in the form of vegetarian cutlets or chops…