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,…

Creamy Cranberry Yogurt Dip

Creamy Cranberry Yogurt Dip

Creamy cranberry yogurt dip is a perfect dip for Thanksgiving or for any occasion. It is a light, low calorie but yet very tasty and easy to make. Enjoy this dip with salty crackers. This is a yogurt-based dip. The original recipe is made with…

Milk Peda (Bengali Gujiya) in Microwave

Milk Peda (Bengali Gujiya) in Microwave

Milk Peda and Gujiya are similar in taste. Prasad (religious offering) in temples in Kolkata is often Peda. Thus to me, Peda and Prasad are almost synonyms. Gujiya, on the other hand, is a sweet that most popular among kids. That may be because of…

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…