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 Bengali fish recipe of bhapa rui is probably one of the healthiest preparations of all. It is steamed, with a minimum of spices and helps retain the flavour and goodness of the fish intact while cooking.
This Chicken Rezala cooked in Bengali style is a simple spin-off of a traditional Bengali dish called Mutton Rezala. It is a simple a delicious curry where the chicken meat is cooked in its own flavour, slightly accentuated by green cardamoms, coconut milk and nuts paste. This exotic chicken dish looks extravagant but comes together just as easily.
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.
Another cheat dimer recipe from my kitchen, this egg kosha recipe in Bengali style has sliced boiled eggs stir-fried in a thick & mildly spicy gravy.