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…

Easy Cranberry Chutney

Easy Cranberry Chutney

Quick Cranberry Sauce to enjoy with BBQ, snacks, or anything that needs a little spice up.

Yellow Lentil Soup with Kaffir Lime Leaf

Yellow Lentil Soup with Kaffir Lime Leaf

Today’s recipe was not on my list, but my family requested me to share it here. This is one of the very easy yet amazingly refreshing dish. With only a handful of ingredients, this dish can be prepared anytime during the weeknights as well as…

Spiced Small Potatoes (Dum Aloo)

Spiced Small Potatoes (Dum Aloo)

This dish is one of my favorite appetizers. Even though the original recipe is mainly used as a side curry for Indian breads like roti, pori etc, but in my household, this is more popular as an appetizer. The reason for that is, it goes…

Baked Salmon Bengali Style

Baked Salmon Bengali Style

Today’s recipe is inspired by “Bati Chorchori” which is a very special type of Bengali curries. This type of preparation, traditionally made in a bowl, mixing some basic ingredients like salt, turmeric, mustard oil, onion, tomatoes with the main vegetable or fish, and then slow…

Red Lentils (Masoor Dal) Soup

Red Lentils (Masoor Dal) Soup

Masoor Dal (Red Lentils) Dal is almost a “must” in our main meals and “Masoor Dal” being high in protein, nutrients, as well as inexpensive, is very popular. Red Lentils or Masoor Dal is one of the easiest and most commonly cooked dal in Bengal.…

Vegetarian Fish Curry

Vegetarian Fish Curry

In Bengal, the region I grew up, fish is in our every meal, including lunch and dinner. Eating fish in every major meal was mandatory and somehow it was associated with being smart. As a young kid, in the lure of becoming smart, we got…