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

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

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

Green Peas Partha

Peas Paratha – An easy and healthy tweak to the Motorshutir Kochuri

History says that Peas or Koraishuti/ Motorshutir (in Bengali) were eaten in India since the time of the Harappan Civilization. The Ganges Basin is one of the varied areas in India that grow Peas. Therefore, Peas as a cooking ingredient is quite an everyday affair in Indian households and Bengali ones during winter. Kochuri or stuffed, deep-fried Puris or Breads is one quintessential Bengali breakfast … Continue reading Peas Paratha – An easy and healthy tweak to the Motorshutir Kochuri

Chicken Hariyali Recipe

Chicken Hariyali

A typical North Indian Dish that had gained popularity in Bengal With the abundance of coriander as well as mint plants in Bengal, typical North Indian dish like Chicken Hariyali is now a known name among us, Bengalis. For a long time, it had been prepared as a popular dinner recipe with chicken when there’s less time to serve surprise guests in our homes. In … Continue reading Chicken Hariyali

How To Cook Crab Meat Delicacy

Winter is the best time to enjoy crab meat. And this time when winter has decided to stretch itself, in Kolkata, too, we thought of sharing some simple tips on how to cook crab meat. Traditional Bengali Style Crab Meat Recipe Being surrounded by water bodies, the Bengalis grew weaknesses for various types of fishes, snails and crabs. The crabs were regularly cooked in the … Continue reading How To Cook Crab Meat Delicacy