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Popcorn Chicken
Nonveg Recipe
Aug 18, 2016
In a rainy evening, a plate of hot, crispy popcorn chicken with a cup of tea / a glass of chilled beer can be seriously addictive! Yes today's blog is about 'popcorn chicken'. From younger to elder everybody loves this dish. This chicken recipe is very much different from 'chicken nuggets' or 'chicken pakora'. After frying them, you will get soft chicken inside and crispy coating (not breadcrumbs) ...
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 ...
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bites
Nonveg Recipe
Aug 4, 2016
Chicken Pakoras require no introduction. Specially when they are coated with a sweet and spicy sauce ... I love to eat them more than I love to eat any Chinese takeouts. It's a very kid friendly recipe and you can always control the heat level according to your little ones tastebuds. These tangy, spicy bites are more than yumm ! If you are having guest and you want to serve them a new starter then ...
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 ...
Mutton Kobiraji Cutlets  / Mutton Coverage (lacy)
Nonveg Recipe
Jun 14, 2016
Who doesn't crave for yummy snacks in the evening with some cold drinks during summer ?? I guess everybody does. Summer or winter doesn't matter ... weekend evenings are meant for some awesome starters ! After few trials I finally created the exact taste of Kolkata's one of the famous street food - 'kobiraji cutlet'. Kobiraji means coverage or lace like texture, which you can create with beaten eg ...
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 ...
Chicken Cutlet (kolkata style)
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 20, 2016
'Chop - Cutlet' shops are very much available in Kolkata. You will surely find one or two shop in every street. You know how much I love fried stuff, but this one sits on top of my favourite list. 'Cutlet' means breadcrumb coated fried flat croquette. Generally in India we eat this type of fast food from street shop. After my marriage my mom twice made these chicken cutlets at home. They were scru ...
Fish Pakora / Deep fried Fish Nuggets
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 12, 2016
I always find immense pleasure in cooking deep fried dishes, I know they are not always healthy to eat, but then, who is watching ? I made this 'fish pokora' last month and simply forgot to post. It is close to 'amritsari fish fry' but I didn't use lots of spices, that's why they are just 'fish pakora'. You can enjoy this with chilli sauce / chutney / coke / beer. Everytime they will taste scrumpt ...
Cheese stuffed Veggie Pops
Veg Recipe
Apr 7, 2016
We all love to eat fried stuff, right ? I know they are not that much healthy but still we do like them. I had lots of mushrooms in my fridge and couldn't find any interesting idea how to use them. Then suddenly I saw a picture of some beautifully golden colored veggie pops in google and I also remembered that I had cheese in my fridge. Then there was no confusion that I was going to make some che ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lachha Paratha / Layered fried Bread
Veg Recipe
Mar 13, 2016
In India one of the famous bread is 'lachha paratha', soft and flaky with lots of layers. You can pair almost any veg or non veg gravy with this paratha, everytime they will taste awesome. For novice, this type of paratha may not be successful on first attempt. But believe me, after few try they will seem very easy. The main attraction here is the layers. The more layers you can make, the more fla ...
Chilli Chicken (Kolkata Style)
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 10, 2016
I am a really big fan of indo-chinese food, whereas 'he' prefers mughlai or authentic bengali food more. Before marriage, I used to find excuses to go to any restaurant and eat 'chilli chicken' with rumali roti. I know what are you guys thinking. But don't know why I love this combo so much. In every street of Kolkata you can find various indo-chinese resturants. I mentioned Kolkata style because ...
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 ...
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 ...
Fish Fingers (Kolkata style)
Nonveg Recipe
Feb 16, 2016
If you are a fish lover, then 'fish fingers' should be on the top of your list. These crispy, spicy fingers can steal your heart in one bite. In Kolkata, every street food center, college canteens, restaurants sell these lipsmacking snacks with chilli sauce or kasundi. Ohh boy, the taste is unbeatable and unforgettable !! There are no tricks and twists in this recipe, very simple and easy. You can ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Singara (samosa)
Veg Recipe
Jan 11, 2016
In India samosa is a very popular appetizer. We call it "singara" in West Bengal. Almost every evening my grandpa brought samosas from roadside shop and they were delicious. Last week I made samosas at home (inspired by my mother and husband) and they came out really tasty. So, please try this recipe at your home and impress your family.
Crab Cakes / Crab Patties
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 5, 2016
In India I never had crab, because they always scares me. After coming to USA, oneday we went for dinner in a restaurant. 'He' already ordered 'crab cake' as appetizer when I went to restroom. I really got upset after returning because I had no idea that crab cake is made of crab meat only. But when they served two cakes in a plate, the platter really impressed me. The taste was phenomenal and mos ...
Chicken Pokora (Pakora) / Chicken Fritters
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 4, 2016
How about a crazy snack in evening?? Ohh yeaah its Pakora time!! This is the perfect 'pokora' recipe ever. In Kolkata we get this kind of chicken pokora from fast food centers. But according to me the best homemade pokora maker is my mom. My friends, our relatives, everyone is a fan of my mom's pokora. They always become spicy, soft, juicy and yummy. If you follow this recipe you can get the same ...
Koraishutir Kochuri / Green peas Kachori
Veg Recipe
Dec 23, 2015
According to me, winter is incomplete without 'green peas'. Am I right ?? We Bengalis love to eat 'koraishutir kochuri' during winter. In my home nobody brings this kochuri from shop. My mom always makes this at home with 'aloo dom' , 'payesh' and everybody loves it. Nowadays we don't need to wait till winter for green peas because now almost everywhere frozen peas are available. I very much enjoy ...
Crispy Fried Calamari (Squid)
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 22, 2015
During bachelor life in USA, 'he' went on a trip to Connecticut and had there 'calamari' twice. He just fell in love with the dish. After marriage 'he' insisted me to have fried calamari in a restaurant and I really was not sure about the taste before, so just picked one and put it in my mouth. After that, I, myself finished half of the plate within few seconds. They were that tasty. I wanted to m ...
Chicken Lollipop
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 12, 2015
Chinese food is become very popular all over the world. In India this one is the most preferable starter item. The main trick here is to make the shape of lollipop from chicken wings. This is a bit lenthy process but the end result will satisfy you.
Radhaballavi
Veg Recipe
Nov 1, 2015
Almost in every Bengali wedding they serve 'radhaballavi' along with 'aloor dom' as breakfast. 'Radhaballavi' is nothing but deep fried puffed bread stuffed with spicy lentil. It tastes even better with spicy curry and 'rosogolla'. There are many varieties of fried puffed bread like 'daalpuri', 'luchi', 'kochuri' etc and this one is also very tasty. Last night I made it along with potato curry and ...
Egg Roll
Nonveg Recipe
Oct 30, 2015
One of the famous street food from Kolkata is 'egg roll'. A flaky paratha, a layer of egg and lots of veggies with sauces will never fail to satisfy your appetite. There are so many varities of roll like 'egg-chicken roll', 'mutton roll', 'paneer roll', 'egg-mutton roll' etc. They all are very yummy and easy to make. Try this in your kitchen and let me know about your story.
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.
Macher chop (Fish Croquettes)
Nonveg Recipe
Oct 14, 2015
This is one of my favourite snacks in the evening along with tea. You can get this chop from many fast food centers in West Bengal. But today you can make this Bengali style macher chop in your own kitchen. Just follow the recipe and you will get this mouth watering snack very easily.
Chicken Pakora
Nonveg Recipe
Oct 12, 2015
How about a crazy snack in a rainy evening ?? Ohh yeaah its Pakora time!! Many houses have their own pakora story. In Kolkata we get this kind of chicken pakora from fast food centers. If you follow this recipe you can get the same flavour from your homemade pakora.
Hara Bhara Kabab (Green Vegetable Kabab)
Veg Recipe
Oct 8, 2015
Yesterday my husband was craving for some snacks in afternoon. I had some boiled potatoes in my fridge. Then I thought about this recipe. You can say it is fried kabab. "Hara" means green color. After eating this he said you should upload the recipe ???. So, its very easy to make. Just give it a try.
Beguni (Crispy Eggplant Fritters)
Veg Recipe
Sep 28, 2015
We, Bengalis, call them 'beguni'. Some people call them 'baingan bhajji'. There is no difference among the names. This is all about the tastiness and chrunchiness. You can get this fritter with some puffed rice and green chili in Bengal from any 'choper dokan'/fast food centers. When they serve this in 'thonga'/paper bag, the feel and look always increase my apetite a bit. Make this at your home a ...
Musur daaler Bora (Red lentil fritters)
Veg Recipe
Sep 26, 2015
According to me comfort food means hot plain rice, lentil soup (daal), one lemon slice, mashed potato with fried onion, one green chili and lots of 'red lentil fritters'. I know every person has their own comfort food. But isn't it become more comforter when your mom serve this plate with her love and care. It definitely is. I learned this recipe from her. 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.
Fried Rice
Veg Recipe
Sep 17, 2015
There are many varities of fried rice you can make like 'chinese style', 'indian style', 'fried rice with sauce' etc. This recipe is about indian style. This is a complete meal with vegetables. You can add chicken, egg, prwan, mushroom in this dish. You will love this dish.

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