This Gurer Narkel Naru or Jaggery & Coconut Bliss Balls are a must during any Bengali festive celebration. All you need is some coconut & jaggery. That’s it. Both are abundantly available in a Bengali household and when combined together yields enough to cater to everyone in the family, from young to old because everyone is a big fan of this traditional Bengali sweet called Narkel Naru.
Besan Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet, which is made and consumed throughout the year. Besan means Bengal Gram flour and ladoo means round balls. Here, the besan or gram flour is thoroughly roasted in ghee or clarified butter and then added with sugar and spices. Besan ke ladoo is particularly very popular as Diwali sweets or during other festivals and marriages.
This Katla Macher recipe of using the macher tel or fish fat is one of the unique dishes popular in my family. Here, the katla macher tel that is fish fat and its liver is fried in some mustard oil along with chopped onion and a handful of rice. This in itself is a dish and doesn’t need any side dish to go with.
This Red Chili Hot Sauce is a multipurpose sauce that one should have in their pantry, all the time. Make a dip for your potstickers or spice up your stir-fries with this super easy hot sauce. If you want to take my word for it, make a big batch of this and keep it in your fridge for just in case when you need to amp up your dishes!
This Bandhakopir Tarkari, also known as Bandhakopir Dalna is a winter season’s cult classic Bengali veggie side dish. Bandhakopi or cabbage is finely sliced and then stir-fried with a couple of potatoes, grated ginger and spices. This niramish bandhakopi dalna tarkari is vegetarian and gluten-free.
This Lemongrass Chicken recipe ticks all the boxes for me, its simple, needs minimal ingredients and tastes absolutely delicious. If you are like me who loves to have some chicken dish as a leftover for a rainy day, this is definitely my numero uno choice. among several lemongrass recipes in my recipe book, this chicken recipe is the most sought after chicken dinner recipe.