Fish Finger

Happy Durga Puja everyone!! We believe Goddess Durga with her four kids come to her paternal house for 4days, hence we celebrate her home coming with fun, frolic and food. Bengalis love fish in every form, be it in gravy or simple mach bhaja (fried fish), fish fry or fish finger. For all those, who…

Long Beans Paste

Ingredients: Long beans-250gms Grated coconut-1cup White oil-2-3tbsp Mustard oil-2-3tbsp Mustard seed-1tsp Dry red chilly-2-3pcs Green chilly-2-3pcs Turmeric powder-1tsp Cumin powder-2tsp Salt-to taste Recipe: Warm white oil in a pan. Add long beans,salt. Fry well. Keep aside. In the same pan add grated coconut. Fry till you get a beautiful aroma. Keep aside. In a blender…

Mutton Yakhni Pulao

Yakhni means stock or broth. Mutton yakhni pulao is long grained basmati rice cooked in stock made of yogurt based mutton and spices. It is a very simple yet mouth watering dish.   Ingredients: Yogurt-2tbsp Salt-to taste Mutton-250gms Nutmeg- 1small piece Mace- a small strand Cinnamon- 1/2 inch Cloves-2-3pcs Coriander seeds-1tsp Ginger pieces-4-5pcs Water- as…

Chicken Nihari

The word ‘Nihari’ is originated from Arabic word Nihaar which means early morning, as this dish was enjoyed in early morning immediately after Fajr prayers. Nihari is a spicy curry where meat is slow-cooked, but during busy days, there is no time to slow cook the meat for 3-4hours. Try out this pressure cooker version…

Bengali Fish Fry

Bengalis are known for their love for fish. This fry is not the everyday fish fry, that’s known as maach bhaja. This fry is served as a starter with mustard sauce and onion ring. Enjoy this simple yet delicious fish fry   Ingredients: Fish Fillet (cut in pieces)- 10-12 Lemon Juice-2tbsp Green Chilly paste-1tbsp Dry Mint…

Chatpata Gobhi

Bored of same recipes of cauliflower? Try this spicy yet tangy recipe of cauliflower. Since childhood my mom’s recipe diary has been my personal favourite, where she keeps jotting down recipes in her own style. When you are in need, some mouth watering, easy yet delicious recipes would come out of it. This recipe is…

Gandharaj Chicken Kebab

Like Thai people have kaffir lime, Carribean people have key lime, we, Bengalis have our very own Gandharaj lebu or lime. It has an unique aroma and flavour. Gandharaj is basically a ‘Rangpur’ lime, the title goes back to its origin in east Bengal, where their heady aroma hangs in the air. This place, Rangpur, is…

Chicken Rezala

  Chicken Rezala, a Bengali favourite, where chicken is cooked in a thick gravy of cashew-poppy seed paste in a dollop of ghee. This white chicken curry tastes awesome with Paratha or Naan. I have used White sesame seed instead of poppy seed as it is unavailable in the country where I stay. It is…

Punjabi Murgh Kadhi

Kadhi is a Punjabi dish, in which onion pakoras are cooked in a gravy made of chickpea flour and yogurt. It is a vegetarian dish. But I gave it a twist, instead of onion pakodas, I added chicken pakodas, hence making it a non vegetarian dish. Try out this simple yet mouth watering kadhi. Ingredients:…

Bengali Crab Kalia

Kalia is a bengali term which means a spicy tomato based gravy. It can be used for veg as well as non veg curries. Enjoy this simple yet delicious crab curry. Ingredients: Crab-4-5pcs Cumin seed-1/4tsp Onion-1cup Tomato-1pc,cut in cubes Yogurt-1tbsp Ginger-garlic paste-1tbsp Turmeric powder-1tsp Red chilly powder-11/2tsp Kashmiri red chilly powder-11/2tsp Potato-1pc cut in cubes…

Black Grape Parfait

Delicious and mouthwatering dessert or snack is prepared with fruits, yogurt and granola. Here instead of granola, muesli is used. Any sweet fruit of the season can be used for this healthy yet yummy parfait glass Ingredients: Hung Curd: 1cup Black Grapes: 15-20pcs +10-15pcs Muesli-For garnishing Method: Blend hung curd with 15 grapes. Check the…

Aam Gandharaj mutton (Mango Gandharaj lemon mutton)

Like Thai people have kaffir lime, Carribean people have key lime, we, Bengalis have our very own Gandharaj lebu or lime. It has an unique aroma and flavour. Gandharaj is basically a ‘Rangpur’ lime, the title goes back to its origin in east Bengal, where their heady aroma hangs in the air. This place, Rangpur, is…