Palak Parantha | Spinach Flat Bread Recipe

Winter Special: Palak Parantha It’s winters and here comes the season of continued serving of paranthas. In different forms and multiple flavors! You just name it and I might turn it into a parantha. While the seasonal veggies are always good to go, I often turn up my leftover side dishes into hearty, delicious paranthas….

Arhar Dal | Bengali Split Pea Dal Recipe

No-Fuss & Simple Bengali Style Arhar Dal Recipe | Bengali Toor Dal Recipe Dal recipes play a very important role in Indian cuisine. If you take a close look at a typical Indian meal, you would inevitably find a lentil-based dal recipe which diligently fulfills its role of protein-provider to the majority of the population…

Basanti Pulao | Bengali Sweet Pulao Recipe

Bengalis love Rice and they love festive cooking. And what other recipe could be better fitting for any festive occasion, than Bengali Sweet Pulao Recipe or Basanti Pulao. It is a sweet and fragrant dish which simply plays on the aroma of the spices and the Basmati rice used in it. Festive cooking demands a…

Aloo Chorchori | Bengali Potato Stew Recipe

Ideal Bengali breakfast calls for Luchi Aloo Tarkari We Bengalis hold our luchi aloo tarkari combination very close to our heart. No celebration is complete without a sacrilegious meal of deep-fried luchi or Bengali pooris and a simple stew of potatoes. By now, you must have realized that we simply adore potatoes. Starting from simple…

Homemade Chili Sauce Recipe

How To Make Chili Sauce At Home? Have you ever found Green Chilies lying in the bottom of your veggie bin? Well, I do that very often as we get Green Chilies as freebie with other veggies from local farmers. So, we always end up with a bunch of chilies lying extra and eventually drying…

Kolar Bora | Bengali Banana-Coconut Fritters Recipe

As you grow your palate matures as well. You start enjoying those dishes which you used to detest as a kid. Something like this happened to me with these Banana Coconut fritters, Sweet Banana Pakora recipe. Or, as we call them Kolar Bora. Earlier when over-ripened bananas weren’t baked into cakes and muffins, grannies would…

Chirer Pulao | Bengali Poha Recipe

If Chirer Pulao Sounds Too Fancy, Then Poha It Is If Chirer Pulao sounds too much of glory then let me re-introduce this dish as a kind of Poha that is a staple across several households of this country. Rice being staple in this country, it is included in our diet in various forms. While…

Kacha Aam Dal | Bengali Green Mango Dal Recipe

Summer Special: Kacha Aam Dal or Toker Dal There is only one thing that makes me wait for summers and that is Mango. Green as well as ripened, both are awaited with abated breath in my household. First one to reach the markets is always the Green Mango which makes delicious chutneys and a special Bengali sour dal…

Hinger Kochuri│Bengali Asafoetida-Stuffed Bread Recipe

I never realized this before, but when you translate Hinger Kochuri, you actually get yourself a tongue twisting English nomenclature for it. If we go for a complete translation, then it comes out something like this – Asafoetida-stuffed, Unleavened, Deep-fried Indian Bread. Well, however bombastic it may sound or appear to be, this hinger kochuri…

Niramish Alur Dom│Bengali Potato Curry with Peas Recipe

Continuing with my collection of vegetarian recipes, today I am sharing vegan, as well as, vegetarian or niramish dum aloo recipe. To be completely honest with you, I don’t remember making dum aloo with onion and garlic ever. Although I know how to make Punjabi dum aloo, I am extremely partial to this recipe. And…