Split pea dal or matar dal is one of the most popular lentils in Indian cooking. Belonging to the family of Pisum sativum also known as peas, the dried peas are hulled and split to get the matar dal. This is a very traditional Bengali dal recipe which requires absolutely basic ingredients and just a couple of minutes of time. This can be served with parboiled rice and a vegetable side dish, often comprising of season’s fresh like cauliflower curry (aloo phoolkopir dalna) in winters or say, bottle gourd in the summers.
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This Aloo Phulkopir Dalna (Bengali Cauliflower & Potato Curry) recipe is a perfect example of Bengali niramish ranna or Indian vegetarian cooking. It is vegan, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, nut-free and a complete plant-based Indian curry dish. Here, cauliflower florets are cooked with potato cubes in pantry basic Indian spices. If you are looking for easy cauliflower recipes for rice, then you are in luck!
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 fulfils its role of protein-provider to the majority of the population of this country. This Bengali recipe for arhar dal is the simplest in terms of ingredients and can be quickly made.
Bengali egg curry recipes are easy recipes which can be cooked by anyone, you don’t need any special skill set for these. Similarly this Dim Shorshe recipe also calls for simple ingredients and just a couple of minutes to put together a hearty meal. No chopping or elaborate preparation required, just a handful of ingredients thrown together in a blender and then cooked with hard boiled eggs.
Luchis or Bengali Pooris are traditional Indian unleavened flatbreads, which are rolled and deep-fried in ghee or clarified butter. A quintessential part of Bengali party menu, it is often paired with Niramish Aloo Dum, or if someone is feeling indulgent, then Kosha Mangsho or Bengali Mutton Pot Roast.
Niramish Panthar Mangsho recipe | Bhoger Mangsho Ranna This is the no-onion, no-garlic Bengali Mutton Curry recipe which is often used to prepare the mutton curry offered to the deity as ‘bhog‘. Spiced with Indian spices like black peppercorn, cinnamon and cardamoms, this meat curry or niramish mangshor jhol is a highlight of the Bengali […]