Sweet Boondi or Mishti Bonde is a very popular Indian sweet where small fritters made with chickpea flour is dunked in sugar syrup. It is vegan (if not fried in ghee or clarified butter), gluten-free, dairy-free, nuts-free Indian sweet dish, very popular during Indian weddings and festivals.
One of the iconic street food dishes from Delhi, the capital city of India, this Matar Kulche recipe will surely win your heart. Absolutely delicious, spicy and brings back the memories of enjoying it from a street-side vendor. The dried peas or matar, as we call it in Hindi, are soaked for a couple of hours before cooking them till soft and mushy. Next, all you have to do is mix all the spices and chopped veggies to get the perfect Delhi street style matar kulcha recipe.
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 is a classic bhapa chingri recipe where the prawns are smeared with a paste of mustard seeds, poppy seeds and grated coconut, and steamed inside a parcel made of lau pata or bottle gourd leaves. Quite a unique rendition of chingri macher paturi recipe where the prawn mix is rolled up inside an envelope of edible leaves of lau patay, instead of kolapata or banana leaves. Hence making the entire dish edible. Amazing right, how we Bengalis can turn anything into an exotic 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 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.