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!
This niramish echorer dalna recipe or Bengali unripened jackfruit curry is one of the classic Bengali veg recipes without onion and garlic, often cooked as a part of the Bengali daily food menu. This echorer dalna recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and perfectly light and healthy for a typical Bengali lunch menu.
This niramish mochar ghonto is a classic Bengali recipe where the banana flower or banana blossom is peeled and cooked into a dry stir-fry. This mochar tarkari is served with rice and is consumed at the beginning of the meal. Mocha r ghonto is a Bengali niramish tarkari, i.e. it is a no onion and garlic dish. Hence, a completely vegetarian side dish from Bengali cuisine.
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.