This Bengali Chicken Kosha is a timeless classic dry chicken curry recipe which is richly aromatic with Indian spices. The word ‘kosha’ means the spices and rest of the ingredients have been slow-cooked in its own juices and oil to release the most of its aromatics. Often paired with luchis or Bengali pooris, or Basanti Pulao, this chicken kosha is saved for the special meals!
This Daab Chingri recipe belongs to the annals of Bengali heritage cooking, which often enjoys the high rank of occasional festive cooking. A traditional Bengali festive meal gets an instant upgrade when this dish of daab chingri is made as a part of it. Here, prawns are cooked in a coconut based gravy inside a tender coconut. This process of cooking makes it uniquely delicious and flavourful.
Bhapa Sandesh is a variety of Bengali sweets recipe where chena or cottage cheese is mixed with rest of the ingredients and is steam cooked. When served chilled, it is also known as Ice Cream Sandesh due to its creamy and rich texture.
Balushahi is a popular Indian sweet where a a round patty of pastry is deep fried and dipped in a thick flavored sugar syrup to coat it well. Known by its various names throughout the Indian subcontinent such as Balushahi mithai or Badusha, it is always a popular choice of Indian sweet for festivals and celebrations.
Pantua recipe, much like other recipes of Bengali sweets, is a milk sweet dish where cow’s milk, in particular, is curdled to get some cheese which in turn gives these scrumptious sweets.
Pranhara or Kancha Golla is a variety of sandesh, a Bengali sweet dish which is widely popular for its simplicity and melt-in-mouth taste. Like most Bengali sweets, it is also made with fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk or chenna, a bit of condensed milk and a couple of drops of rose extract.
Chanar Jilipi is a very popular Bengali Sweet from India’s eastern state of West Bengal. Chanar Jilipi is an Indian sweetmeat made with fresh cottage cheese of cow’s milk mixed with semolina and flour, shaped into a ‘figure 8 knot’ followed by deep frying and soaking in a simple syrup. This is a very popular Bengali sweet dish and can be found at most of the sweet shops selling Indian sweets or Mithai.