Jun 19, 2019
Most of the Punjabi curries call for three important ingredients - freshly ground Garam Masala powder, Kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) and Ghee (clarified butter). These ingredients make their curries very flavorful and tasty. Rest of the process is simple, marinated mutton will be cooked in onion tomato gravy. This punjabi mutton curry goes best with plain chapati (Indian flatbread) or rice. Do give this recipe a try and let me know how it turned out for you.
Jun 12, 2019
Kala Jamun is nothing but a dark colored Gulab Jamun. If you fry the gulab jamun little longer they will become dark in color and that is Kala Jamun. It has a unique taste and falvor. Kala Jamun tastes delicious if you let them sit in sugar syrup for overnight. I made them with semolina this time. Recipe was very simple and easy. One important tip is make sure the oil temperature is medium hot while frying every batch of Kala Jamun. Do give this recipe a try.
Jun 8, 2019
'Rezala' is as we all know white, creamy, velvety gravy. In restaurants chicken or mutton rezala are very popular, goes best with Rumali roti. Here is the recipe of mouth watering 'fish rezala' which I ate one of my sister's wedding. There were plenty of delicious items in buffet but 'fish rezala' was the most crowded stall. That was really finger licking good. Always serve Fish Rezala with plain steamed rice. Recipe is the same as usual 'rezala' type, I just made it with fish. Try this in your own kitchen and let me know how it turns out.
Jun 4, 2019
Paneer Masala has a spicy onion and tomato based gravy with some flavorful spices like garam masala powder, dry fenugreek leaves etc. In any dhaba style (road side food joints) curry you will get actual flavors of the spices as they follow one simple rule - slow cooking. Fry the onion until golden, cook ginger garlic paste until raw smell gone, after adding dry spices cook on low flame and obviously you have to add ghee or butter. If you can follow these few simple things, then trust me you can achieve the exact taste of Dhaba style Paneer Masala. Do give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.
May 31, 2019
Fish fry or Bhetki fry is a very famous street food of West Bengal. Bhetki (or any white fish) will be first marinated in a green paste then they will get a coating of breadcrumbs and before serving will be fried until golden. There is a fast food center in Chandannagar, named 'robi fast food center', to me he is the best fish fry maker. As my school was in Chandannagar, so I know more shops of there than Chinsurah. There are actually two famous shops - 'bolai' is famous for 'chicken pokora' and 'robi' is famous for 'fish fry'. He always make them in front of you, deep fry them in hot oil and then serve those fries with salad and kasundi. Ohh, I miss those foods and fun a lot here. You will enjoy soft, flaky fish inside and crispy, crunchy coating outside, just heavenly. I brought that exact taste and flavor straight from his shop to my kitchen. Try this easy recipe in your kitchen and enjoy !!
May 28, 2019
Bhapa Doi is an old school Bengali dessert recipe. Bhapa means Steamed and Doi means Yogurt. I wanted to do something new with this recipe and that is why for flavor I chose Coffee as Mango, Cardamom, Saffron are very common flavors whenever we think about Indian desserts. In this Bhapa Doi recipe Coffee can be overpowering, it can make the yogurt bitter in taste, so first add little, taste, if you need more then only add another teaspoon. My family calls this yogurt Bengali Cheesecake as it comes out very thick and creamy, I hope you will enjoy it's taste and flavor too.