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
Chicken Mini Dynamites is the cute name we had given to our version of Chicken Pakoda or chicken fritters. So, yes, as the name might suggest, it’s not any bomb that will burst in your kitchen; on the contrary, it might become your friend in all snaking-munching need. As we know, Chicken Pakoda has been the all-time favourite of the Bengali households. And, without exaggerating, … Continue reading Chicken Mini Dynamites Recipe – A Snack To Suit Any Mood
Homemade Christmas cake is a delicacy to cherish during the holiday season. With some mild alterations, you can bake it anytime of the year for your loved ones. Christmas time is nostalgia for all of us, especially those studied in the Christian Convent Schools. Our Christmas celebrations started from mid-November when we began rehearsing for different Christmas programmes organised in our school – MAMC Carmel … Continue reading Homemade Christmas Cake – Easy Plum Cake Recipe that runs in the family
The word ‘Basanti’ means yellow in Bengali. The sweet yellow Basanti Pulao or Polao, as we Bengalis call it, is one of our quintessential food items that we prepare during any special occasion – marriage, pujo, birthdays, feasts and so on. The sweet taste of the Basanti Polao complements the hot and spicy side dishes, or you can eat it as a standalone dish with … Continue reading Traditional Bengali Basanti Pulao Recipe
Palak Paneer is not a peculiar Bengali food but extremely popular among the Bengalis. There is an abundance of Palang Shaak or Palak in the Bengal markets during winters, thus an easy entrance for Palak Paneer in the Bengali food lovers’ homes and Palang shaker ghonto, or Palang Shaak bhaja. The Palak Paneer Recipe had been passed down to the Bengali Kayasthas by their Mughal … Continue reading The Bong Connection in Palak Paneer Recipe
In two of our previous posts, we shared a trivia on the ‘Dolma’ preparation prevalent in Bengali households and a trick to cook the shortcut of Potoler Dolma (the shortcut trick was shared by one of our mothers.) A few days ago, a simple preparation of Potoler Dolma was made in our house. I instantly decided to share the preparation guideline I followed while cooking … Continue reading A simple preparation of Potoler Dolma – Bengali Style Stuffed Pointed Gourds
In our previous post on Gajorer Halua, we had already shared about how Mughlai cuisine influenced the cooking styles in the ‘Kayastha’ (the employees who worked as scribes in the Mughal Darbar) households. The chicken keema recipe also comes from the Mughlai kitchen, which found wide acceptance among the Bengali scribe class or the Bengali Kayasthas. History says that the Mughlai Chicken Keema was first … Continue reading Chicken Keema Recipe- Mughlai savoury dish prepared in Bengali style
-Rajarshi Datta Fish Paturi is a traditional and famous fish item in West Bengal and Bangladesh. It is actually a steamed fish dish where the fish is marinated with spices and then wrapped inside a banana leaf and then steamed to perfection. The delectable taste of the dish comes from the poppy seeds and mustard flavours added during marination and the banana leaf wrapping makes … Continue reading How to make a perfect Bengali style Fish Paturi?
Amidst the sweet platter relished during Bijoya feasts at different Bengali households, almost all of us search for a few savoury items too. The two most common savouries served during Bijoya feasts are Nimki and Ghughni. In fact, it won’t be an exaggeration if we say that Narkel Naru, Nimki and Ghugni are a sort three musketeers of a typical Bengali Bijoya plate served to … Continue reading Spicy Subho Bijoya With Ghugni And Nimki Recipe
And Narkel Naru Rcipe Dusshera and Navratri happen at the same time as Durga Puja – it commences on the day of Mahalaya and ends with Vijaya Dasami. While many say that Vijaya Dasami denotes the victory of Goddess Durga over Mahishasur, our ancestors believe that Bijoya Dasami is the day when they send their beloved daughter, Bijoya (aka Ma Durga), and their grandchildren back … Continue reading Why Subho Bijoya is Incomplete Without Traditional Bengali Sweets?