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…

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…

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…

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…