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Fresh Cranberry Condiments

Fresh Cranberry Condiments

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will share a recipe for a condiment made with fresh cranberries. You can use this Thanksgiving Condiments in a number of different dishes, and they will all taste great. I use this to make a salsa, a creamy dip,…

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…

Garam Masala Powder

Garam Masala Powder

The Garam Masala Powder these days has become a well-known spice all over the world, and not limited its use in only Indian dishes. It is also easily available in many Asian grocery stores. But yet I would like to share the recipe, as the…

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…