If you are planning your Polia Boishakh food menu, then you have reached the perfect place. Let the Bengali New Year celebration menu be an epitome of gastronomic delight. In this post I will give you ideas on how to plan the best poila boishakh menu by recreating some of the most popular Bengali restaurant style ranna recipes at home.
Chana Bhapa is a unique Bengali cottage cheese recipe where the ‘chana’ or homemade paneer is steamed in a gravy of freshly ground paste of mustard seeds. Also known as a recipe of paneer bhapa (where bhapa means steamed), this chanar recipe in Bengali cuisine stands its ground for being one of its kind.
This Rohu or Rui macher jhol recipe cooked with potatoes and cauliflower is a winter delight on every Bengali everyday cooking menu. Fresh water rohu or rui is lightly fried before adding to a very light gravy comprising of fried cauliflower and potatoes. It is light, comforting and has a high nutritional value.
This Aloo Phulkopir Tarkari known as Phulkopir Chechki is perhaps the easiest as it can go. It is light, cooks absolutely in the jiffy and pairs so well with Luchis or Paranthas.
Radhaballavi is a Bengali kachori recipe where the stuffing is made of white lentils or urad dal, khoya and a couple of spices. This is a Bengali dal puri recipe, often reserved for special occasions where it gets served with Aloo Dum and/or Cholar Dal.
Bhapa Chingri is the Bengali way of steam cooking of prawns in mustard gravy. In this recipe article, I have shared how to make bhapa chingri in microwave oven with just a handful of ingredients. This recipe hardly needs 5 minutes of preparation and another 5 minutes of cooking, so with 15 minutes, you have a hearty and delicious prawn curry recipe ready. Perfect for busy weeknight dinners.