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…

Dried Lentil Dumpling (Bori)

Dried Lentil Dumpling (Bori)

Bori which is Dried lentil dumpling, very popular in authentic Bengali cuisine. It is most often made with the paste of Urad Daal that is black Gram Lentil, which is then sun-dried for 3-5 days before use. Once dried properly it can be stored in…

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…

Instant Poori

Instant Poori

Poori is one of the common yet popular dishes all over India. In Bengal, it is known as Luchi. Luchi is more or less the same as Poori, just that it is made of Maida, refined flour than wheat flour. I have seen my Paternal…

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…

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Pecans are one of the loved nuts in my household. Candied Pecan thus is a go-to snack, as well as I often toss it into salads, cakes, muffins, even on some of my stir-fried vegetables. This tastes great on homemade parfaits as well. This is…

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…