Doi Maach is a delicious fish curry recipe, where lightly fried fish pieces are simmered in a yoghurt based gravy. It comes together quickly and is deliciously mellow in taste. Those who do not prefer hot and spicy other Indian fish dishes can definitely give this Bengali fish curry of doi maach a try.
The Bengali jhal jhal kosha mangsho is something that we all have grown up with. Chunky and succulent pieces of goat meat cooked in its own juice till tender enough to fall off the bones, that’s what makes Mutton Kosha so popular. Unlike Bengali Mangshor Jhol or Mutton Curry, Mutton Kosha is a dry preparation, with very little or no gravy. Often reserved for a special occasion, this Mutton Kosha recipe is served with Pulaos like Basanti Pulao or Luchi.
Sweet Boondi or Mishti Bonde is a very popular Indian sweet where small fritters made with chickpea flour is dunked in sugar syrup. It is vegan (if not fried in ghee or clarified butter), gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free Indian sweet dish, very popular during Indian weddings and festivals.
If there is anything close to a Bengali’s heart, then it has to be this Bengali Mutton Curry or পাঁঠার মাংসের ঝোল. Popularly known as robibarer mangshor jhol recipe, this is, a Sunday lunch menu staple where a runny goat meat curry made with big chunks of potatoes is served with rice and a wedge of lemon. This mutton curry in Bengali style is so popular that most Bengalis would wait for the entire week to have this over the weekend!
This Chicken Pulao recipe is again a one-pot recipe that requires minimum hassle for a delicious meal. The only key point to this recipe is the way of frying the sliced onions so that it gets the golden-brown shade, as we call it birista or beresta. Which in turn gives the pulao its dark caramelised brown colour!
Pindi Chole or Pindi Chana Masala is a dry preparation made using chickpeas or garbanzo beans. Hailing from the area in and around Rawalpindi, a city in erstwhile Punjab in undivided India now in Pakistan, this pindi chole recipe is somewhat a speciality of this region. It is dark brown in colour, with no or very little gravy and is often served with bhature or kulchas.