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Black pepper Mutton Curry / Morich Mangsho / Gosht Kalimirch
Nonveg Recipe
Aug 8, 2016
We both adore almost any type of mutton curry. I think, once in a week, mutton curry is must for every Bengali households. I made this curry with some plain roti / chapati in dinner last month, just didn't get time to post. Now finally I am sharing this yummy recipe with you all. If you love the strong flavour of black pepper, then believe me, 'morich mangsho' is worth giving a try. I am sure your ...
Mangsher Chop / Mutton Croquettes
Nonveg Recipe
Aug 16, 2016
Yesterday I experienced the worst ... my camera's memory card got corrupted and I lost more than half pictures of this recipe. We tried very hard to recover those photos but no luck!! It was nobody's fault, it's just that the tiny little piece of 'card' betrayed me ??? very harshly .. and I felt tremendously helpless towards 'technology'. Now you guys know why there is no step by step pictures ...
Chanar Dalna / Aloo Paneer curry
Veg Recipe
Aug 11, 2016
Chanar Dalna is a very hearty vegetarian preparation with simple ingredients. My mom used to serve this curry with 'Luchi' and the pair was heavenly. 'Chana' means curdled milk or homemade paneer and 'Dalna' means curry. Both of them are Bengali words. You can definitely make this dalna on any puja / vrat days as they are onion and garlic free. I have already shared 'chanar kalia' recipe with you ...
Bengali Chicken Stew
Nonveg Recipe
Jul 22, 2016
During monsoon or winter or whenever you are down with cold and flu, this 'chicken stew' is the perfect dish to bring back the taste of your tastebuds. I am sure lots of Bengalis will relate to this dish. The slight heat from black pepper and saltiness of butter is the main attraction of this item. This stew is very healthy and home style as you can add many veggies of your choice. The recipe is s ...
Sorshe Chingri Bhapa  / Steamed Prawn in Mustard gravy
Nonveg Recipe
Jul 18, 2016
There are so many fish curry recipes in Bengali cuisine which calls for 'mustard' / sorshe, but this particular item is a jewel because you can cook this in microwave within 5 minutes.Yeaah you read it right ! With some steamed rice this 'sorshe chingri bhapa' tastes best. If you are a shrimp lover and also don't know about this dish, then trust me and give it a try ... you can thank me later !
Maacher Jhuri / Crumbled Fish curry
Nonveg Recipe
Jul 8, 2016
This particular recipe calls for 'bombay duck fish' / loitta maach, but we couldn't get fresh bombay duck here, that's why I used rohu. 'Macher Jhuri' is nothing but a dry preparation of crumbled / mashed fish, which is typically bengali and goes best with steamed rice. Don't forget to add cubed potatoes because without them this curry will be totally incomplete. Try this easy recipe in your kitch ...
Fish Roll (Kolkata Style)
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 27, 2016
Bengalis love fish. We can eat fish in many forms like thick curry (kaliya), thin curry (jhol), batter fried, shallow fried (mach vaja), steamed version (vapa) and so on. One of the popular among them is 'fried fish'. Now in this category also we have so many variations. The most simple one is shallow fried marinated (with salt and turmeric) fish and the complicated one is 'Fish Roll'. In this rec ...
Mangsher Ghugni / Yellow peas curry with Mutton
Nonveg Recipe
May 23, 2016
Last week I was thinking that my blog doesn't have the recipe of 'mangsher ghugni' and being a Bengali I felt very awkward. There is no Bengali in the world who doesn't know about this dish ... yes, 'mutton ghugni' is that much famous. On special occasions or guest's arrival in evening, 'mangsher ghugni' is a very common item we Bengalis make. It's a Indian version of 'chili'. We make the curry of ...
Curry of Cheese Balls / Chanar Kalia
Veg Recipe
May 19, 2016
If your milk gets curdled, don't throw away, you can do a lot with it. Well, it's bengali style 'chanar kalia' where plain curdled milk / cheese balls are first deep fried and then cooked in a tomato based gravy. It's a vegetarian delicacy of Bengali cuisine. The dish tastes awesome and goes best with plain basmati rice. In any puja or special occasion, we make this dish and it always becomes the ...
Luchi / Bengali style Poori (Puffed Bread)
Veg Recipe
May 9, 2016
Every family has their own breakfast story. In Bengali households, 'luchi' is the common one. Sunday mornings are meant for 'luchi - torkari'. I was never a breakfast loving person, still not. Actually for me the toughest thing is time management in the morning, always hullabaloo ! But my husband is a huge fan of 'luchi' or 'kochuri', so I have to make it once or twice in a week. I have already sh ...
Egg Chicken Roll (Kolkata style)
Nonveg Recipe
May 5, 2016
I am a very fast food loving person. During college life there was hardly any day I skipped fast food. Be it simple 'phuchka' (panipuri) or heaviest roll, I was always in ! Surprisingly after my marriage I have taken a lot of control over my food habit, I have become more conscious now. But that doesn't mean I can't eat fast food once in a week .. hell I can ! ?? When I made these yummy 'egg chi ...
Vegetarian Mutton Curry / Niramish Mangshor Jhol
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 18, 2016
The name sounds odd ? Well, I am not crazy, we call this mutton curry vegetarian because it has no onion and garlic. The food we usually offer to our god / godess is called 'bhog' which never contains onion and garlic. During 'kalipuja' or diwali, we Bengalis make this vegetarian mutton curry with the meat of 'pathaboli' (ritual). The taste of this curry is suprisingly delicious, even if there is ...
Begun Basanti / Eggplant in Mustard sauce
Veg Recipe
Apr 13, 2016
This is a very typical Bengali veg dish which you can only enjoy with steamed rice. We, bongs, have a very strong connection with 'posto' / poppy seeds and 'shorshe' or mustard seeds. We can creat so many delicious items with these two simple things. Now, 'he' is not a fan of eggplant, except fried version, to feed him this particular vegetable is really painful. I always have to make special dish ...
Fish ball Curry / Macher Kofta Curry
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 4, 2016
Cooking fried kofta / balls in a rich gravy is an old school Bengali delicacy. I guess everybody loves to eat fried balls made with paneer, vegetables, chicken, fish, mutton etc, but after soaking them in a flavouful gravy they become scrumptious. I had some fish fillets in my fridge and couldn't find any better idea than this to use them. Process of making 'Kofta Curry' is tricky and little bit o ...
White Cauliflower Curry / Fulkopir Roast (Kolkata Style)
Veg Recipe
Mar 21, 2016
I have seen two types of cauliflower's roast curry from childhood, my mom makes the yellow + spicy version and the other one is white + sweet version. Both of them are my favourite but today I am sharing the recipe of second version because I have already shared a similar as 1st one cauliflower curry in my earlier post. So, in Bengal this cauliflower white curry becomes very popular during festiva ...
Fish Kachori / Macher Kochuri
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 16, 2016
If fish is the right hand of our cooking, then 'kochuri' must be the left hand. Both of them are quintessential part of Bengali cuisine. Almost every weekend our breakfast has to be 'luchi' or 'kochuri' and on special day or maybe on guests arrival 'stuffed pooris' are inevitable. In this recipe soft and flaky pooris are stuffed with spicy, crumbled fish filling. After one bite, you can't resist y ...
Prawn Curry with Potato and Cauliflower / Aloo Fulkopi diye Chingri macher curry
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 15, 2016
This prawn curry is a family recipe and my mom-in-law is an expert of making it. It's a very common fish curry in Bengali households. We love to eat prawns in many forms, but his favorite is this one. I would suggest you to make this dish with small prawns, you will get much more flavours. First I fried the prawns, potato and cauliflowers, then cook them with gravy. Plain rice will go very well wi ...
Fish Fry (Kolkata Style)
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 8, 2016
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, 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 sa ...
Sunday's Mutton Curry / Robibarer Mangshor Jhol / Mutton er Laal-Jhol
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 4, 2015
Traditional Bengali lunch on sunday is this mutton curry along with plain rice, raw onion chunks and green chilies. After lunch we need a long nap (bhaat ghum). There was a say that we Bengalis can not eat food without potato. This is true. You have to add potatoes to this dish because there are many people like me and my husband who likes potatoes more than mutton pieces specially in this curry. ...
Fish curry with yogurt / Doi Maach
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 3, 2016
We bengalis usually eat 3-4 items with rice in lunch. Yess, its the family tradition in every household in Bengal. Whereas in USA, either it's lunch or dinner, I always make one curry with rice or roti. Sometimes I wonder how our moms, grand mas and mom-in-laws gets time to cook so many items. 'Doi Maach' is an another tasty bengali fish curry which goes very well with steamed rice. It's a classic ...
Vegetable Cutlets / Vegetable Chop / Beetroot Cutlets
Veg Recipe
Mar 2, 2016
A cup of tea and some vegetable cutlets .... do you need anything more to spend a winter evening ?? I am always up for this kind of evenings. These cutlets are very much available in Kolkata, or bengal. I guess, almost nobody makes vegetable cutlets at home. On any occasion or just to enjoy some snacks, these chops were always bought from 'telebhajar dokan' / fast food center in my home. But in US ...
Egg Devil / Dimer Devil / Dimer Chop
Nonveg Recipe
Feb 9, 2016
In Bengal, one of the famous street food is 'dimer devil'. Nowadays, 'egg chop' is also served in many party, get to gather and occasions. To make this you have to wrap a boiled egg with spicy potato filling, roll them in bread crumbs and then deep fry them. In college canteen or any ceremony, sometimes the cook mix some minced mutton (kheema) with the spicy potato, the taste becomes divine. But t ...
Gobi Pakore / Fulkopir Pokora (Bengali style) / Cauliflower Fritters
Veg Recipe
Feb 8, 2016
We Indians are crazy about 'pakore' .. don't you think so ?? We make fritters out of almost everything - 'potato', 'eggplant', 'okra', 'cabbage', 'chili', 'lentils', 'chicken', 'fish' and so many more ?. 'He' adores only two vegetables in his life, one is potato and the other one is cauliflower. You can impress him with any type of cauliflower dish. So, is there any doubt about what I'm talking a ...
Sorshe Dim Posto / Egg curry with Mustard and Poppy seeds paste
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 27, 2016
We both are not frequent egg eaters, but when we do, we try to make the curry yumm yumm !! One of our favourite egg curry is 'sorshe dim posto'- traditional bengali dish. 'Sorshe' means mustard seeds and 'posto' means poppy seeds. Lunch dishes always plays a big part in Bengali cuisine. There are several typically bengali dishes which you can only enjoy as lunch with steamed rice and may be after ...
Mutton Curry (Tagore family's recipe) / Kosha Mangsho (Thakurbari style)
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 26, 2016
'Thakurbari' means Rabindranath Tagore's home, which is situated at Jorashanko, Kolkata. Tagore's family is popular for many things and one of them is 'cooking'. Nowadays, you can watch plenty of cooking programmes in TV, but when I was in school, only few magazines used to publish cooking recipes on weekends only. The craze was also different in that time. I still can remember how my mom and gran ...
Fish curry with green Peas paste / Macher Sobuj Bhuna / Koraishuti bata diye Macher Kaliya
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 26, 2016
Its winter, the season of colourful veggies... One of my favourite veggie is 'green peas' / Koraishuti. You can make so many items with these tiny green balls like, 'matar paneer', 'peas kachori', 'dum aloo with peas', 'khichdi', 'veg daal', 'cabbage curry with peas' etc. But 'fish curry with green peas paste' may seems new to somebody. Its nothing but a dry fish curry with a tasty extra addition ...
Adabata aar kacha-lonkar Mutton / Mutton curry with ginger and green chilies
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 20, 2016
Few days before I saw a fantastic picture of mutton curry in facebook. The caption was 'adabata aar kacha lonka diye mutton'. After seeing that picture, I decided to make it on dinner with some steamed rice. As the picture didn't provide the detailed recipe, except ginger and green chilies, I followed my own instinct while making the curry. After finishing, I got a thin, flavorful, tasty gravy and ...
Sorse bata Maach / Sorshe Maach / Fish Mustard Curry
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 19, 2016
As I am Bengali, my favourite fish curry is this one. My husband is also a huge fan of fish and specially this curry. It goes best with hot plain rice. This is a very easy process and the recipe is pretty simple. Try this in your kitchen and let me know how it tastes.
Ros Bora / Dumplings in sugar syrup
Veg Recipe
Jan 14, 2016
Spring is coming my friend, spring is coming. In Bengal we celebrate 'makar sankranti' and I know that every part of india celebrates the same festival with different name and food. From childhood, I love this festival. My grandma and ma makes so many varities of food like 'pithe', 'dudh puli', 'bhaja pithe', 'soru chakli', 'ashke', 'patisapta', 'kholachi' etc with their love and affection. Each a ...
Macher Chop / Fish Croquettes / Fish Chop / Fish Cake
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 13, 2016
We, Bengalis, love to eat fish in many forms. One of the popular snack of West Bengal is 'macher chop'. Spicy crumbled fish inside and crispy coating outside - scrumptious !! We both usually enjoy this snack in the evening along with a cup of tea or with a can of beer. Both combos are unbeatable. If you have to impress any Bengali ever in your life, just indulge him/her in 'Bikeler adda' (evening ...
Mutton Dakbunglow Curry / Mutton Dakbangla
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 23, 2015
'Dakbanglow' means roadside resting house. Travelers used to take rest or halt for a night in those houses. The care taker of those 'bunglow's cooked this curry for their guests. Nowadays these kind of recipes are almost lost but in a few restaurants in Kolkata you can still find this dish. This is a typical bengali recipe and the tastiest dish ever. Once I ate this curry in my aunt's house and I ...
Biulir Daal / Urad daal (Pure bengali style) / Kolaier Daal
Veg Recipe
Dec 15, 2015
Soul food means the food which you can enjoy from the bottom of your heart while eating. Being a bengali I always face a common question- 'fish and posto(poppy seeds) are your soul food, right?'. And my answer is always 'oh, hell yaa' ... ? Today I will talk about vegetarian food. We always make 'biulir daal' / 'urad daal' with posto. The combo is nothing but heavenly. There is a must ingredient ...
Chicken Kosha
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 8, 2015
In India, one of the common nonveg curry is 'chicken kosha'. I think everybody is familiar with this name. After making the masala, we add the chicken pieces and mix them. During this mixing process we do not add water, thats why we named it 'kosha' or 'bhuna'. You can make same curry with mutton, potato, egg etc. They all tastes really delicious. I maintained the recipe very simple and easy. Try ...
Bhapa Posto
Veg Recipe
Nov 28, 2015
I think almost every Bengali is familiar with this name. I love 'posto' or poppy seeds in any form. I made this dish on yesterday lunch along with some steamed rice. The fresh flavour of mustard oil and poppy seed paste always makes me crazy. I made it in microwave but you can also make this in oven. Try this in your kitchen and let me know how it turns out.
Mutton Kosha (Bengali style)
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 23, 2015
I love to eat mutton in any preparation, but do you have any experience of 'mutton kosha'? I would love to know your story. Because this dish is one of the traditional Bengali curries. We slow cook the mutton in its own juices with gravy and spices, thats why the end result always becomes finger licking good. You can serve 'mutton kosha' along with 'steamed rice', mishti pulaao, 'luchi', 'porota' ...
Basonti Pulao / Holud Pulao / Mishti Pulao
Veg Recipe
Nov 22, 2015
This is a traditional bengali dish. 'Basanti' means yellow colour. You can also call this Sweet (mishti) Pulao. My mom make this in many parties along with Macher Kalia or Mutton Kosha. I have literally no words about the combination. This is the must combination 'he' wants on his birthday dinner. Give it a try.
Aloo Fulkopi Posto (Potato and cauliflower cooked in poppy seed paste gravy)
Veg Recipe
Nov 17, 2015
Bengali without posto(poppy seed)? - impossible. Bengali without aloo(potato)? - no way. I specially can't live without these two. 'Aloo posto' or 'aloo fulkopi posto' is my favourite weekday's lunch with steamed rice and hot daal. My hubby is very fond of 'fulkopi' (cauliflower), that's why I added this in the gravy. But if you don't like you can totally skip this part. The most simple and easy r ...
Macher Muro die Muger Daal (Fish head cooked with spicy lentil soup)
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 9, 2015
This lentil soup is one of the traditional food in Bengal. Last weekend I had two fish heads in my fridge. I am personally not too much fond of plain fish head curry. So, I made this dish and it came out really perfect like 'biyebari'. In most of the bengali wedding this dish is must for lunch and everybody loves it. I ate the home made version of this daal twice from my mom. Those times I really ...
Macher Jhol
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 6, 2015
Bengalis make various kinds of fish curry with different types of fishes. The most simple and easy one is 'macher jhol' or fish curry. 'Jhol' means runny version of a curry. This dish is usually served as lunch with steamed rice and we all are fan of it. In 'macher jhol' you can use rohu / katla / tilapia / pomfret / pabda etc. One can add many kinds of vegetables like potato, cauliflower, eggplan ...
Simple Aloor Dom
Veg Recipe
Nov 5, 2015
Bengalis are always very fond of 'peas kochuri' and 'aloor dom' (Dum Aloo) during winter. In Texas, the temparature starts falling as we approach towards the winter time. I already took out light blankets, full sleeves and light sweters. Last weekend 'he' begged me for 'kochuri-alurdom' and here is the result ... ? I have already posted one recipe of 'aloor dom' which we can make for party or any ...
Muri Ghonto (Fish head with spicy rice)
Nonveg Recipe
Oct 23, 2015
In Bengali ceremony preparing any dish with fish head is a very good sign. There are plenty of dishes where they use fish head. But 'muri ghonto' is the delicacy of Bengal. I learned this dish from my mom. There are also some variations of muri ghonto. Some uses yellow lentil or flattened rice instead of gobindovog rice. But I prefer this dish what my mom used to make.
Dum Aloo
Veg Recipe
Oct 18, 2015
We all love to eat 'aloor dom' along with 'luchi' or 'kochuri'. This is our comfort food. It also goes very well with 'pulao' or 'fried rice'. This one is my mom's recipe. She make the tastiest aloor dom ever. Yesterday I tried this recipe and it came out perfectly.Just give it a try.
Fish Kaliaa
Nonveg Recipe
Sep 23, 2015
In Bengali's weekdays lunch menu fish has to be there. There is a say 'mache-bhate-bangali' indicates our common meal is fish curry and rice. This is a special dish for party, occasions or gatherings. Macher kaliya goes very well with sweet pulao, fried rice or even plain rice.
Aloo Posto (Potato with Poppy seed gravy)
Veg Recipe
Sep 21, 2015
Whenever you are going to describe anything about Bengali, you have to mention 'posto'/poppy seeds. They make planty of dishes with posto like 'piyaj posto', 'potol posto', 'posto bora' etc and they all are my favourite dishes. 'Aloo Posto' is one of the popular item among the posto category. You will love to eat this with hot plain rice and daal.

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