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…

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…

Mango Yogurt (Aam Doi)

Mango Yogurt (Aam Doi)

This summer I went to Kolkata with my little one for a vacation. Summer is the season of mangos back home, and we devoured enough for the whole year! We had mangoes as fruit, as well as many desserts made with it. Kolkata is popular…