This Kumro Bhaate, also known as ‘kumro bhorta’ is a simple Bengali side dish where kumro or pumpkin is cooked till soft and tender and then mashed with a couple of ingredients. This kumro bhate recipe is mostly served with rice for a lunch meal and is consumed at the beginning of the meal.
Kanchkolar Khosa’r Ghonto or Kanchkola’r Khosa Bata is a unique Bengali side dish where the peels of green banana or plantain are smashed and cooked into a pate. This is mildly spicy and is usually served with rice. This kanchkolar khosa bata recipe is an excellent example of how Bengali cuisine often turns discards and wastes into a delicacy.
This Ol Bhaate, also known as ‘ol makha’ is a simple Bengali side dish where elephant foot yam or suran is cooked till soft and tender and then mashed with couple of ingredients. This oal bhate recipe is mostly served with the rice for a lunch meal, and is consumed in the beginning of the meal. Like most of the Bengali daily cooking recipes, it is simple, hassle-free and easy to digest recipe.
This Egg Drop Curry is perhaps, the easiest Egg Curry recipe that you will ever come across. Here, a gravy of onion, tomato, ginger and garlic is prepared and in the end, little wells are made where each egg is dropped and allowed to cook. Fascinating right? No need to boil eggs beforehand and no need to peel eggs. A simple one-pan egg curry recipe that can be served with both rice as well as rotis or chapattis.
This baby potato or choto alur dom is a grand recipe in its own ways. On one side it is a simple recipe that calls for absolutely pantry staple ingredients, yet this choto alur dom only seldom makes an appearance on the everyday menu. The preparation of these baby potatoes may look elaborate, but in the end, it is absolutely delightful to have these curried small potatoes served with luchis or porotas.
Kacha Aam Dal or Tok Dal is synonymous with Indian summers. The subtle tang balanced with the sweetness is perfect to soothe the tormented body as well as the soul battling Indian heat. Lentils are cooked and then mixed with spices and fried raw mangoes. To finish a generous amount of sugar is added to balance the tartness. In the end, you get a medley of flavours that can be served with rice and aloo posto.