Food Crawl in Darjeeling – A rare treasure of the North Bengal Tourism

After a deadly COVID-19 experience, Parna & family could finally make a trip to a place close to our heart – Darjeeling. In this article, we have discussed some of the best restaurants in Darjeeling, where she and her friends managed to visit during her 2 and a half day stay in Darjeeling before travelling to other lesser known spots in North Bengal Tourism. Here … Continue reading Food Crawl in Darjeeling – A rare treasure of the North Bengal Tourism

The Sweetmeats of Bengal – 5: Sweets from the Bankura and Purulia Districts

The Bengali sweets are not all about Sandesh made from cottage cheese or Chhena. There are many varieties of sweets in the drier districts of Bengal which are not made from cottage cheese. In this article, we’ll be discussing about the Bengali sweets that are not made from Chhena. As the regions of Bankura and Purulia are an extension of the Chotanagpur plateau, the weather … Continue reading The Sweetmeats of Bengal – 5: Sweets from the Bankura and Purulia Districts

DOOARS: The ultimate getaway to the wonderland of the North Bengal Tourism

Who wouldn’t want to take a break from the everyday turmoil of city life? The Dooars, a popular destination of North Bengal Tourism can be the perfect choice with its beautiful and eye-catching landscapes of lush green stretches of tea gardens, pleasant weather, vast deciduous forests along a wonderful view of the Himalayas. In this article, we would be providing you with the details of … Continue reading DOOARS: The ultimate getaway to the wonderland of the North Bengal Tourism

Hugely Popular Bengali Breakfast Dishes

The Bengalis are gourmets by nature. They love food and cherish hosting occasions for opportunities to have food. Talking about food, we all know that breakfast is an essential meal of the day and we should break our fasts like a king, as a famous proverb says. But, how’s the Bengali breakfast scene? What are the food items that govern the breakfast tables of common … Continue reading Hugely Popular Bengali Breakfast Dishes

Benagli Posto Chicken Recipe

Posto Chicken Recipe

– A true Bengali delicacy to have for your offbeat dinner. The Bengalis swear by two things – a fill of Posto Baata or Alu Posto with rice and an afternoon siesta thereafter. Posto or poppy seeds, also known as khus khus in other parts of the country enriches our taste buds, cools down our bodies, and simultaneously heals our digestive system. The Posto Chicken … Continue reading Posto Chicken Recipe

Gajar ka halwa recipe

Gajorer Halua (Gajar Ka Halwa) Recipe – Mughal Influence in the Bengali Kitchen

Gajorer Halua also known in the North India as Gajar ka halwa, is not an authentic Bengali dish. Though the dessert is hugely popular in Bengal but it originated in Arab and travelled to India with the traders earlier and later with the Mughal rulers. The word ‘Halwa’ or ‘Halua’ is the Arabic word for sweet. It was apparently the Mughal era when diligent documenting … Continue reading Gajorer Halua (Gajar Ka Halwa) Recipe – Mughal Influence in the Bengali Kitchen

Bengali Recipe With Brinjal- Doi Begun

Doi Begun – Easy Bengali Recipe with Brinjals for dinner

In any traditional Bengali kitchen, a delicious vegetarian recipe with brinjals or Begun is a must. Be it a hot summer day, or damp monsoons, or chilly winters, the presence of Begun in our kitchens is like that of a Man Friday to a Robinson Crusoe. Some of the star Bengali recipes with brinjal are – Begun Bhaja, Begun-borir jhaal, Ilish-Begun and Begun Basanti (Alternately … Continue reading Doi Begun – Easy Bengali Recipe with Brinjals for dinner

Phirni And Gajar Ka Halwa Fusion

Bengali Fusion Dessert: Recipe of Phirni and Gajar Halwa

The Phirni and Gajar ka Halwa Combo is a treat to look at with their layered bright red and white appearance as well as a pleasure to be relished well after a sumptuous meal of Basanti Pulao, with Kaankrar Jhaal or Chicken Sukka. Most of us are still abiding by the social distancing norms. And with the steeping rise in the number of COVID cases, … Continue reading Bengali Fusion Dessert: Recipe of Phirni and Gajar Halwa

Ayodhya Pahar Purulia

Let’s travel to the unknown lands of Purulia Ayodhya Pahar

Purulia’s Ayodhya Pahar is a familiar picnic spot during winter. And during March, dressed in Palash, the entire landscape becomes a nature lover’s treat.  With the nearby picturesque places providing tranquil surroundings to drained city dwellers, like us, it’s a perfect weekend destination from Kolkata. There’s Baghmundi, Muruguma, Gorgaburu Hills, etc., waiting in serenity to take off the stress from you. There was a time … Continue reading Let’s travel to the unknown lands of Purulia Ayodhya Pahar

Bengali Rosogolla

The Sweetmeats of Bengal – 4: Rosogolla

Bengalis and Rosogollas had been synonymous since ages, so much so that the word ‘Rosogolla’ sounds like a cliché when you refer, “Bengalis mean Rosogolla.” In fact, to break the stereotype, we had started our Sweetmeats of Bengal series with a non-Rasgulla sweetmeat extremely popular among the Bengalis. Coming back to Rosogollas, did Nabin Chandra Das or other forerunners before him ever think that their … Continue reading The Sweetmeats of Bengal – 4: Rosogolla