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Dhaba style Chicken Curry
Nonveg Recipe
Sep 20, 2016
I know it's been two weeks I didn't post anything due to settling down in India, but heyy now I am back with another interesting recipe from 'dhaba' gharana. Every place has their own style of dhaba / road side food joints. Whenever we plan any short trip within Bengal, we try to make the lunch stop at some popular Dhaba. Their 'torka-ruti' and 'chicken curry' with rice are must for us. I like the ...
Pav Bhaji
Veg Recipe
Aug 31, 2016
Durga puja is just a few days away. Every street of Bengal and other parts of India will be filled with people and food stalls. Among all of them 'chaat' stalls are my favourite. I like various type of chaats like panipuri, dahi puri chat, papri chat, samosa chat, nimki chat, batata puri chat, ghugni chat and so on. Though today I am not sharing any Bengali chaat, but 'pav bhaji' is quite famous i ...
Dhaba style Mutton curry
Nonveg Recipe
Aug 25, 2016
We all love to eat food from Dhaba (road side food joint) while traveling. Nowadays you can find many fake dhabas and taste of their food is also fake, nowhere close to the authentic ones. Luckily few old and original dhabas in India still sells the best meals. After tasting those foods, you will probably think that their cooks must have some kind of magical hands. I once tasted their 'mutton curr ...
Tandoori Fish Tikka
Nonveg Recipe
Aug 12, 2016
He bought a large packet of Tilapia fillets last week. He is a crazy fan of fish and can eat it everyday, whereas, I don't like to eat 'macher jhol' / 'mach vaja' each and every day like him. I get bored very quickly. So, this week I made these 'tandoori fish tikkas' along with some rice and simple daal. They came out delicious and also uplifted the taste of our boring lunch. I followed a very eas ...
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 ...
Chilli Fish
Nonveg Recipe
Jun 27, 2016
He is not a fan of fancy eating, rather loves to eat simple but unique dishes. Whereas I love to try different types of food. In Bengal, you will get to see so many varieties of preparation on fish in parties / weddings. Among them few dishes are strictly made for those parties, I mean you can't even find them in restaurants ... how strange ! One of my favourite indo-chinese dish is 'Chilli Fish' ...
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 ...
Whole Moong Curry / Sabut Moong Daal Tadka
Veg Recipe
Jul 21, 2016
How many of you guys clean your kitchen pantry often ? Well, I do it once / twice in a year .... very common for a super lazy person ! Last week I found half bag of whole moong daal in my pantry which was sitting behind a pack of pasta without whispering a word. Then I thought why not make a very simple daal like comfort food. Didn't get time to soak the lentils in water, that's why I used pressur ...
Kolhapuri Murgh Masala / Kolhapuri Chicken Curry
Nonveg Recipe
Jun 13, 2016
Earlier I have shared the recipe of 'Kolhapuri Egg curry', today I am going to share the same recipe, but with chicken and some changes. One of the main ingredient in Maharashtrian cuisine is 'coconut'. We both are not too much coconut eater but when it comes to make authentic dish, I always try to make the taste as close as possible. As this is a 'Kolhapuri' gravy, you have to incorporate coconut ...
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 !
Chicken Tikka Masala
Nonveg Recipe
Jul 12, 2016
In USA, every Indian resturant serves 'chicken tikka masala' and it tastes delicious. I never had it in India, don't know why ? Tikka sized grilled chicken, onion and bell peppers are cooked in a tomato based creamy gravy. After tasting this dish several times in restaurants, last month I thought of making it at home. Few months ago I uploaded the recipe of 'chicken tikka kabab', so I am going to ...
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 ...
Achaari Pulao  / Pickled Rice Pilaf
Veg Recipe
Jul 6, 2016
I find this particular recipe of pulao very relaxing and different. 'Achaar' / pickle itself is a very tasty ingredient. With rice and some veggies it creates a very beautiful dish which takes so little time to cook. If you are looking for easy but unique weeknight dinner, then 'Achaari Pulao' along with some raita and salads should be the one for you. This is a very flexible preparation, you can ...
Panchmel Daal / Soup of Five lentils / Panchratan Daal
Veg Recipe
Jun 24, 2016
Panchmel Daal is a very healthy and traditional Rajasthani dish, which you can make with five types of lentil - yellow moong, urad, masoor, toor, whole moong / chana daal. This daal is also known as 'panchkuti daal'. This dish is fully packed with protien and nutrition, also it requires very less oil. You can enjoy this delicious, thick consistancy daal with plain roti, bati or rice. Not only the ...
Keema Aloo / Minced Mutton Curry with Potatoes
Nonveg Recipe
Jun 22, 2016
'Keema Aloo' is my favourite curry when it comes to a fuss free but yummy dinner. It's so rich and spicy that there is no other meat curry which you can make in such a less time. I used mutton keema but feel free to use chicken mince. After adding the cubed potatoes, this dish becomes a killer ! Serve this with plain rice or paratha, every time 'keema aloo' will be a hit. It is also a very good ma ...
Pudina Chicken / Mint flavoured Chicken Curry
Nonveg Recipe
Jun 20, 2016
Mint leaves / Pudina patta have it's very own unique taste and flavour, which is why you can only use them in those dishes where it fits properly. Not every chicken curry tastes good with mint but this one is always a hit in my family. The recipe is very simple with loads of fresh flavour of garlic, mint, green chilies and black pepper. They all sounds delicious, aren't they ? Don't forget to serv ...
Panipuri / Phuchka / Golgappa
Veg Recipe
Jun 17, 2016
Most probably I am the only blogger who have taken so long to post about her own regional recipe of 'phuchka'. Because almost every blogger has their own regional recipe of 'panipuri / golgappa'. But it's better late than never. In Kolkata I never eat 'phuchka' with sweet chutney, always with tangy tamarind water ? and believe me there is no fun of having them sweet, the taste has to be spicy and ...
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 ...
Gobi Manchurian  / Cauliflower fritters in Brown sauce
Veg Recipe
Jun 8, 2016
This dish is an indo-chinese item which is very popular and frequently ordered in restaurants of India. Gobi means cauliflower. The recipe is very similar to chicken manchurian (which I have already posted), except the key ingredient here is cauliflower, not chicken. You can make this dish with potatoes, soya granules or raw jackfruit also. Every single time it tastes delicious and goes best with ...
Savory French Toast / Dim Pauruti
Nonveg Recipe
May 20, 2016
Every place in this world has their own tea stalls and also some unique dishes. You can never match the taste of tea stall's food with big restaurant's food ... a huge difference ! One of the famous item of those stalls in India is 'toast'. You can get so many types of toast from them like 'butter toast', 'french toast', 'plain toast' etc. I love to eat 'dim pauruti' or in fancy words 'savory fren ...
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 ...
Egg Tadka Daal / Dim Torka
Nonveg Recipe
May 13, 2016
'Torka-ruti' has always been a great favourite of mine. It's great with any type of bread like naan, tandoori roti, lachha paratha ... but with plain chapati / roti, the pair becomes heavenly. I have already posted some recipes on 'dhaba style' but the most popular and well known recipe is 'dim torka' or 'whole moong daal with scrambled egg'. When they serve this dish with raw onion chunks, green ...
Hara Pulao / Green Rice Pilaf
Veg Recipe
May 11, 2016
'Pulao' plays a very significant role in Indian cuisine. Our cooking is mostly based upon 'curry' / gravy version which goes best with pulao. Their relationship is like - 'behind every tasty curry, there is a pulao' ... ???? You can never underestimate it because sometimes 'pulao' itself can be very rich and attractive like 'yakhni pulao', 'prawn pulao', 'sweet pulao' and so on. Today I am sharing ...
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 ...
Coriander Chicken Kabab  / Dhaniya Murgh Kabab
Nonveg Recipe
May 3, 2016
Few months back I saw a recipe of this 'dhaniya murgh kabab' with boneless chicken in facebook. The picture caught my eyes and then I made my mind to give it a try. But I actually got time to make it last weekend as I already had so many recipes in my drafts and to-do list. There were few changes I make with the recipe and we both got very much impressed by it's result. Smokey flavour of any type ...
Kolhapuri Egg (anda) Curry
Nonveg Recipe
May 2, 2016
There are some recipes which are classics. They don't need any upgradation. 'Kolhapuri Egg Curry' is from this category. This is a famous Maharashtrian dish in which boiled eggs are cooked into the 'kolhapuri' gravy ... it tastes million bucks ! This curry is rich + hot in taste and goes perfectly with steamed rice or plain chapatis. You can keep a large batch of this Kolhapuri masala in fridge fo ...
Lehsuni Murgh Masala / Garlic flavoured Chicken curry
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 22, 2016
Are you a garlic loving person ? I am. As chicken is my favourite protien, so I had to combine these two in one dish. 'Lehsuni Murgh' is the perfect dinner choice I made last of last weekend. The dish has very minimum spices with beautiful roasted garlic flavour. This curry can be served with naan, roti or paratha. Recipe is very simple but it tastes heavenly.
Daal Fry / Lentil soup with spicy Tempering
Veg Recipe
Apr 21, 2016
I fell in love with 'daal fry' when I first tasted it at a restaurant. A big bowl of daal fry with little butter on top and few slices of naan .. very simple equation to make me happy. Yes, you read it right .. no need of nonveg stuff with this kind of blissful meal. In India, I never had daal fry at home, always in restaurant. But time flies so quickly. Now I can make it by myself. I have used on ...
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 ...
Chicken Hot and Sour Soup
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 14, 2016
Last week I bought a large batch of mushrooms. Some I sauted in garlic oil and ate them with dal, roti and some I kept aside to make soup. Last day I was in no mood of making any typical fried snacks, then making soup appears to be the easiest one. From morning the day was cloudy, so I wanted to eat something spicy. I picked hot and sour soup from the list, it's healthy and also spicy. I have adde ...
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 ...
Chicken Bhuna Masala
Nonveg Recipe
Apr 11, 2016
Chicken curry is almost regular in my kitchen and that's why I always try to do some twists with the masala, otherwise who will eat same chicken curry regularly? Nobody ! This time I made the twist with dry spices. Generally whole garam masala is used in this type of curry but I decided to go for a change and surprisingly I got the perfect taste. 'Bhuna' means koshano / in low flame you have to co ...
Mutton Keema stuffed Aloo Tikki / Minced Mutton stuffed Potato Fritters
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 28, 2016
Obviously they are not our regular 'aloor chop' / aloo tikki, they are something very special, aloo tikkis are stuffed with spicy minced meat, a little different from usual, but they tastes million bucks !! We Bengalis generally eat 'aloor chop' with puffed rice or tea whereas in other parts of India 'aloo tikki' is always served with chutneys. I will recommend you the second one for these stuffed ...
Rajasthani Laal Maas (Mutton)
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 18, 2016
Rajasthan is a state of India which is situated at the western part. In childhood I went there with my family on vacation, though I remember nothing much except our album photos. Rajasthan is the land of kings and 'laal maas', means meat curry, is their well known dish. The dish is everything about colour and flavours. They cook the mutton in a yogurt based sauce with lots of chilies and smokey fl ...
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 ...
Chicken Tikka Kabab / Kebab
Nonveg Recipe
Mar 15, 2016
Do you have some boneless chicken, onion and capsicum in your kitchen?? Then why don't you make some 'tikkas'? Chicken Tikka is a very well known starter or kabab in India. Nowadays it also become popular in the whole world. You can make delicious gravy also with these tikkas. But first you have to make chicken tikka and here is the recipe ..
Spicy Urad Dal / Jhal jhal Biulir Dal
Veg Recipe
Mar 17, 2016
The best and most common weeknight's meal is dal and rice. Nobody likes to eat bland dal, everybody needs some zing to their comfort food sometimes. So, 'spicy urad dal' is my new favourite dal with some kick. You can also call this lentil soup 'tarke wali dal', now everyone has their own story of 'tempering'. I have used lots of garlic, fresh curry leaves, cumin and mustard seeds. But you can add ...
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 ...
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. ...
Chicken 65
Nonveg Recipe
Feb 29, 2016
A super spicy and fiery south indian-chinese starter is 'Chicken 65'. You can make this with cauliflower, paneer or with several vegetables also. Everytime the taste will be awesome. We both had this dish in restaurants several times, but this was my first try at home and it was perfect. This yummy starter can also be served as cocktail snacks. In this particular recipe, do not compromise the spic ...
Prawn Biriyani / Shrimp Biriyani / Chingrir Pulao
Nonveg Recipe
Feb 24, 2016
This is my first try on 'Prawn Biriyani' and I pretty much nailed it. I have made this biriyani in classic way, everything is cooked by 'dum' and also in sealed vessel. The taste and aroma was phenomenal. The flavour of fresh shrimps and long grain basmati rice gave this dish a unique taste, very much different from chicken / mutton biriyani. We both enjoyed it with chicken curry. You have to try ...
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 ...
Savory Pancake
Nonveg Recipe
Feb 10, 2016
Kids are always excited about their lunchbox. My mom used to make this dish for my lunchbox and I just loved it. You can also stuff them with any type of dry curry. Yesterday I made this in breakfast and they came out delicious. I mentioned 'savory' because usually we eat 'pancake' with sweet syrup but these sre little bit of spicy and very easy to make. Try this at your home and share with your f ...
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 ...
Jeera Rice / Jeera Pulao
Veg Recipe
Feb 8, 2016
I am a big fan of different types of 'pulao'. One of my favorite pulao is 'Jeera Rice' because of it's saltiness and spicyness. It goes very well with many types of veg and non veg curry. The recipe is very simple and easy. You can also give 'jeera rice' in any adult's lunch box with dry curry, every combo will become great. Try this in your kitchen and let me know how it turns out.
Dahi Aloo / Dahiwale Aloo / Potato cooked in yogurt sauce
Veg Recipe
Feb 5, 2016
Sometimes, specially in weekdays, I just want to spend very little time in kitchen but also cook some tasty foods. 'Dahi Aloo' is one of the quickest and tastiest maincourse I found out. You have to cook the crumbled and boiled potatoes in a spicy, tangy yogurt sauce. It is that simple, can you imagine ? This is also a no onion and no garlic recipe, best for puja days or 'vrat' days. You can pair ...
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 ...
Sish Kebab / Turkish Kabab
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 27, 2016
I have tried some middle eastern platters in couple of restaurants at Austin. I have fallen in love with their kebabs. Once you tasted it, you will never forget that unique taste. I also love their shawarma chicken. So, I reasearched how to make those kebabs at home and the easiest one is this 'turkish kebab'. I also mentioned it as 'sish kebab' because in several places I found the same recipe bu ...
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 ...
Aloo Gobi (dhaba style) / Potato and Cauliflower curry / Aloo Fulkopir torkari
Veg Recipe
Jan 25, 2016
We, nonvegetarian people, generally ordered nonveg dishes while eating at restaurants or dhabas. But we also love to eat home cooked vegetarian meals. In one of our trip to Digha before marriage, we made a stop at the famous 'Sher-e-punjab' for heavy breakfast. We ate there several times before but never did breakfast, so, that was our first time. As it was morning, we orderd veg like 'aloo parath ...
Chicken Dakbunglow / Dakbangla
Nonveg Recipe
Sep 24, 2015
Yesterday morning during surfing net I saw an eyecatching picture of Chicken Dak Bunglow curry. It made me doing immediate preparation for dinner.Trust me, after dinner there was literally nothing in our plate except bones:-) It became so damn tasty ! I once ate the mutton version of this curry. That was also finger licking delicious, will upload that soon. Do give this recipe a try and I am sure ...
Mix Hakka Noodles / Mix Chowmin
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 21, 2016
Almost every one has a slight weakness over chinese food. Taste and flavour of their food is totally unique. In Kolkata, many street food joints sell chinese food like various types of chowmin, chilli chicken, manchurian, lollipops etc. They all tastes really good. Today I am sharing the delicious recipe of 'mix Hakka noodles'. The dish has lots of vegetables, chicken and also egg, that's why the ...
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.
Butter Chicken / Murgh Makhani
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 19, 2016
I have someone in my house who oftenly demands to eat 'homemade-restaurant style' dinner in weekend ???. That's why last Sunday I had to make 'butter chicken' along with 'butter naan'. Nowadays 'butter chicken' is famous in all over the world. In Indian restaurants this is the mostly ordered dish. It has a tomato based, rich, velvety gravy and grilled, juicy chicken pieces. The combination was a t ...
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 ...
Baingan ka Bharta / Begun Bhorta / Smoked eggplant curry
Veg Recipe
Jan 12, 2016
Whenever food has smoked or grilled flavour, there is no second thought about it. Because it has to be tasty. There are so many colorful vegetables available in grocery market during winter. I told you before that my love for winter is only because of food. We can make and also consume without any tension various types of food. Today I am talking about 'eggplant'. Though we both are not big fan of ...
Whole Tandoori Chicken
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 9, 2016
Last saturday 'he' brought a whole chicken from market. I got really panicked because I have never cooked whole chicken before. Immediately I googled for some ideas. First thought was 'murg mussallam' but then my eyes got stuck to a picture of whole roasted chicken and we both love chicken roast. So, the final decision was 'whole tandoori chicken'. The name itself describes it's scrumptiousness. E ...
Chicken Chaap
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 7, 2016
One of the most famous dish from Mughlai cuisine is 'Chicken Chaap' and the taste is unbeatable. You will find the actual taste and flavour in few restaurants in Kolkata. After researching for a long time on the authentic recipe of Chicken chaap, here is the way how I made it. This recipe will give you the exact flavour of restaurant style Chaap. This dish should not be eaten as regular meal. It h ...
Aloo ka Paratha / Spicy potato stuffed Bread
Veg Recipe
Jan 7, 2016
I have many stories about 'aloor porota' in my life. My mom used to give me pure bengali style 'aloor porota' in my lunch box during school life and my friends were always a fan of my lunch box. That was my first story of this porota. When I was in college, we (my family) loved to eat 'dhaba food' during travel. In India, each and every dhaba serve 'aloo ka paratha'. I tasted their paratha many ti ...
Chicken Pulao / Murg Pulao
Nonveg Recipe
Jan 6, 2016
One of my favorite weekday's meal is 'chicken pulao', because it takes very less time to cook. The dish is super tasty but very easy. I basically don't need any sides with this pulao, it itself tastes delicious. I only love to add potatoes but if you like other veggies in your pulao, feel free to add. This is also a very good lunch box option for adults and I can guarantee you that the box will re ...
Doi phuchka / Dahi puri Chaat
Veg Recipe
Jan 5, 2016
Do I really need to say anything about this ?? It's 'chaat' !! You can get several types of chaat in India from street vendors. They all are very very tasty. One of the famous chaat in Kolkata is 'doi phuchka'. They fill the phuchkas with spicy potato filling, thick curd mixture, tamarind chutney and sprinkle some chopped onion and coriander leaves .. ssluurrpp ... !!! Now I am staying in USA, so ...
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 ...
Achari Khichuri / Pickled Khichdi
Veg Recipe
Jan 4, 2016
'Khichuri' is a seasonal one-pot-meal. We generally enjoy it in monsoon or winter. The easiest dish of rice category is 'khichdi'. From bachelor to elder, everybody knows how to make it. But this is a tastiest variation of khichdi. 'Achar' means pickle, I used mango pickle here. The process is very simple, no need to fry or cook anything separately, everything will be cooked in one pot and one tim ...
Daal Bukhara / Spicy Black Lentils Soup
Veg Recipe
Dec 30, 2015
I heard a lot about this dish in past few months and started to research. As I never tasted it before, so I went to an Indian restaurant in Austin named 'Bombay Bistro' and tasted their 'daal bukhara'. Oh my god, it was lip smacking good and then I realized why this dal is so famous. Texture of the dal really impressed me a lot. The authentic recipe is very simple and easy but main trick here is t ...
Paneer Paratha / Cottage Cheese Bread
Veg Recipe
Dec 29, 2015
Everybody loves paneer, right? Specially when there is a spicy paneer stuffing inside a paratha, I am always up for it. This was my first try on 'paneer paratha' and I just nailed it. Believe me it is much easier than 'aloo paratha'. I made those in breakfast with 'chana masala' and the combo was really gorgeous. Parathas came out perfectly crispy and soft. The taste was unforgettable, we enjoyed ...
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 ...
Mutton Biriyani
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 19, 2015
You always have a grand feeling whenever you prnounce the name 'mutton biriyani'. I mean really I need to describe this? It become the most popular indian dish among the world. Biriyani has its own aroma, juicy meat and long grain flavourful rice. But in Kolkata they add boiled potato and egg in their biriyani which makes you more greedy:-) I know that the process is lenthy but believe me you will ...
Chicken do Rangeela / Double colored Chicken
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 18, 2015
First let me thank Disha D'souza for this unique idea. 2-3 weeks ago in a facebook group I saw her unique post and really got inspired. Though I changed the name and recipe little bit (hope she won't mind), but the idea credit must go to Disha. Lots of love and thanks from 'spicy world' to her. Now lets talk about the dish. You can see this is a double colored chicken curry. I also maintain two di ...
Tandoori Chicken Wraps
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 17, 2015
Last week, from Monday to Friday, I was very lazy and didn't do much innovative cooking. We really got bored of eating usual meals. So, I thought to do something simple but new in the weekend. I had some boneless chicken and homemade tortillas in my kitchen. Suddenly planned to make some wraps. But then I was wondering about the flavour of the filling. 'He' suggested to give 'tandoori' flavour and ...
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 ...
Kata moshlar mangsho / Khara masala mutton
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 14, 2015
Whenever 'he' returns from market and gives me a bag of mutton, it always brings an extra big smile on my face and a great joy in my heart. I guess, this happens to many of you also ?. I always try to do something new to my mutton curry, because you all know about my experimental nature!! This time I made 'khara masala mutton', the taste was heavenly. After finishing the meal, there were nothing ...
Mutton Dopyaza / Mutton curry with double onion
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 13, 2015
In India, 'mutton dopyaza' is a very frequently ordered dish in restaurants. 'Dopyaza' means double amount of onion. From this curry you will get juicy meat, thick gravy and some nice crunch of onions. You can make this curry with chicken and fish also. If you make this dish in any potluck or party, it will become the main attraction. I tried to keep the recipe very simple and easy. Just give it a ...
Jali Kabab / Net Kabab (Kebab)
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 11, 2015
I guess many people are not familiar with this name, believe me, I was also not. 'He' is a big fan of kababs, that's why I always try to find new recipes for kababs. This year, on his birthday, I made these 'jali' kababs. The concept and taste were totally new to us. But luckily 'net kabab' brought a big smile on his face and that was my real satisfaction. 'Jali' means net and they have net like t ...
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 ...
Chingrir Chop / Shrimp Croquettes
Nonveg Recipe
Dec 2, 2015
This snack is a very popular street food in West Bengal. You will enjoy these croquettes more from small street food shop / gumti / jhupri , though I don't have any experience of eating 'chingrir chop' from any restaurant. In US, there is no 'gumti', thats why I had to make those in my kitchen and brought the exact taste from Bengal. They were really delicious and we enjoyed them with chilli sauce ...
Niramish aloor dom / Veg dum aloo
Veg Recipe
Nov 30, 2015
Usually when we offer a meal to god / goddess with our respect and devotion, we call it 'Bhog' / 'prosad' . In any 'bhoger prosad' this 'aloor dom' is a must with 'khichdi and chutney'. This recipe is without onion and garlic, that's why I mentioned 'niramish'. During monsoon you can also enjoy this with khichuri, beguni and chutney or in weekend breakfast make some 'luchi' / poori with this curry ...
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.
Pulled Chicken Burger
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 26, 2015
Here in Texas, one of the famous burger is 'pulled pork burger'. Everyone is a big fan of this burger. Last weekend I had some buns in my kitchen and some boneless chicken in my fridge. Then I thought to replace pork with chicken and some delicious 'pulled chicken burger's along with coke came out from my kitchen. I really love to make different types of burger but this one is my first posting on ...
Baked Spicy Chicken Pasta
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 26, 2015
Its true that I love eating pasta after coming usa. In India I was more fond of noodles, ramen or maggie. But recently I experimented couple of recipes on pasta and they turned out really well. I love my pasta on spicy side, that's why I mentioned it in the title. After baking with cheese, the taste of this dish became phenomenal. If you do not want to bake or use cheese, then make this dish witho ...
Chana masala / Chole masala (Curry of Garbanzo Beans)
Veg Recipe
Nov 25, 2015
I have a friend in New Jersy, Monica, who makes the best chana masala ever. I learned this recipe from her. Since we moved from Jersy I missed her and her cooking very much. This is a punjabi dish, goes very well with bhatura, puri or roti. The recipe is very simple and it tastes delicious.
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' ...
Chicken Korma
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 21, 2015
When an inch of oil or ghee floats upon gravy, yes its 'mughlai nawabi dish'. 'Nawab' means king. This category of curries have nice colored, rich, thick, creamy gravy. 'Chicken Korma' is my favourite one. You can easily eat this curry once in a month along with 'biriyani', 'pulaao', 'butter naan' or 'rumali roti'. Do not put this kind of food in your regular diet because you have to make or eat k ...
Chicken Soup (Desi Style)
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 20, 2015
You know winter is coming and all you need is a bowl of warm soup. You can put many vegetables and protiens in it. Soup is very healthy meal for kids. It is also very helpful for sick people. Specially in winter, you can get many varieties of vegetables from grocery store. Then why not make some soup? This one is a very simple and easy recipe. I mentioned 'desi' style because i used some whole spi ...
Dhaniya Chicken / Coriander Chicken / Dhonepata Chicken
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 19, 2015
When I was in college, I loved to do some cooking with my mom. 'Dhaniya Chicken' was one of my teenage speciality dish. Dhaniya / dhonepata means coriander leaves. I only prefer to use garlic and don't like to use whole spices for this dish. According to me, the strong aroma of whole spices dominate the flavour of fresh coriander leaves. After a long time, last night I made 'dhonepata chicken' alo ...
Chicken Hakka Noodles
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 18, 2015
It is almost impossible to find them who doesn't love chinese food, specially 'hakka noodles'. I think, this is the most frequently ordered dish in any indo-chinese restaurant. I, personally don't like any side dish with hakka noodles because this chinese dish has its own magic. I made this noodles in dinner and the taste turned out exceptionally good, the flavour was same like restaurants. Try th ...
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 ...
Tandoori Chicken
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 16, 2015
This dish dont need any explanation. Its very popular in India and nowadays all over the world. There was a rumor that without "tandoor/oven" you cannot make tandoori. But believe me today I am sharing "oven method and gas method" of making tandoori chicken. 'Tandoor' means oven made with clay and the heat comes from charcoal. In restaurants the actual tandoor flavour comes when juices of chicken ...
Khatta Baingan (khatta begun)
Veg Recipe
Nov 15, 2015
'Khatta' means tangy/sour and 'baingan' means eggplant/begun. Most probably this dish is from Kashmiri cuisin. I do not have much knowledge about this cuisin but I can assure you that you will never forget this eggplant recipe. Last wednesday we both wanted to eat veg in dinner and I had an eggplant(begun) in my fridge. So, I googled for some spicy veg recipes made with eggplant, and my eyes got s ...
Mughlai Keema Paratha
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 14, 2015
In Kolkata we call this 'moglai porota (paratha)'. I made this with 'keema' or minced meat, that's why it is nonveg version. The process is a bit lenthy but it is worth trying. I made dry potato curry along with 'mughlai paratha' because these two goes very well with each other. I learned the recipe from my mother-in-law. She used to make this at evening without 'keema' and we all enjoyed those pa ...
Sukha Chicken (Dry Chicken Curry)
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 13, 2015
I always try new recipes on chicken because it is my family's favourite. Last Friday 'he' wanted to eat any dry preparation at dinner and told me 1 and half hour ago from dinner time. As I had not much time in hand, so, I thought how about marinate everything with chicken pieces and cook it. It took very less time and the taste turned out phenomenal. Believe me the end result was beyond my imagina ...
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.
Niramish Aloo Torkari
Veg Recipe
Nov 11, 2015
This is a no onion and no garlic recipe. Usually in many 'puja's we make this kind of dishes. 'Potato curry' goes very well with 'luchi', 'paratha', 'kochuri' etc. But last tuesday I tried a new combo with 'bhatura'. Magically we both loved and enjoyed it very much. I learned this potato curry from my mom. She also follow the same recipe for 'niramish aloo dom' and it tastes always good. Try this ...
Ghugni or Yellow peas curry
Veg Recipe
Nov 10, 2015
This is almost impossible to find them, who does not love street food and specially 'ghugni' from train vendors. But 'ghugni' also plays a different role along with 'nimki'and 'naaru' during BIJOYA dashami. From childhood I am a big fan of my mom's cooking. I think you already understand that this one is also from my mom's diary :-)
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Veg Recipe
Nov 7, 2015
From my childhood, almost in every bengali wedding I have seen the famous combo of 'koraishutir kochuri' and 'kashmiri aloor dom' in the menu card. There is no question about that combo, it tastes heavenly. This dish is no onion and no garlic recipe but the attraction is its nice red color. You will need different types of spice powder for this recipe. I don't know much about kashmiri cuisin, this ...
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 ...
Chicken Biriyani
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 4, 2015
I do have someone in my home who wants to eat my handmade 'chicken biriyani' once in a week. I make this biriyani not too much rich and spicy but with some mild flavours and tendor chicken pieces. I do not like any side with my biriyani because I only want to enjoy those flavours of biriyani. For him I make 'korma'/'chaaap'/'kosha' etc. Enjoy your weekend with a full plate of homemade warm Biriyan ...
Chicken Sandwich
Nonveg Recipe
Nov 2, 2015
Who doesn't love sandwich ? When there is chicken, I am always up for it ?. I make this kind of sandwich in my home oftenly. The taste is kind of Indian spicy but believe me you will love it. One can make many kinds of sandwiches, and this one is my kind. If you have everything in your hand then the process is very simple and easy. You will need 'green chutney' for the sandwich. Make this in your ...
Chicken Chutney Kabab
Nonveg Recipe
Oct 28, 2015
Last weekend I made a jar of coriander-mint chutney and kept in for fridge for future purposes. Yesterday 'he' wanted some snacks in the evening and also wanted something new. Usually we serve kababs along with green chutney but I used that green chutney for the marination of the chicken. Believe me it was worth trying and that's the reason I named it 'chutney kabab'.The texture and taste came out ...
Dahi Dhuan Chicken
Nonveg Recipe
Oct 23, 2015
It's always very hard for me to make as usual meal like 'daal, sabji' on weekend. I am sure you will get delicious aroma of spicy dishes from my kitchen almost every weekend. Last weekend 'charcoal' flavour was coming out from a new chicken preparation. Yes, its 'dahi dhuan chicken'. If you like to eat dhaba foods then you will become a fan of this dish. It has a thick rich gravy, nice crunch of o ...
Dahi Chicken (Ma's recipe)
Nonveg Recipe
Oct 11, 2015
"Lajawab" is the only compliment about mom's recipe. My mom make this dish in a very easy and simple way. But it tastes delicious. You will need very few ingredients for this dish. This the best recipe for teenagers because its very easy to make.
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.
Egg Chicken Chowmein
Nonveg Recipe
Sep 16, 2015
In India we make chinese food with some own variations, that's why we call it 'indo-chinese'. Egg chicken chowmin is very famous street food from kolkata. You can also get veg chowmin, prawn chowmin, only chicken chowmin etc. But my favourite is this one. Try this at your home, you will get the exact taste of street food.
Egg Curry
Nonveg Recipe
Sep 14, 2015
Don't want to spend long time in kitchen?? I know sometimes this kind of situation happens. But don't worry. I have a solution. This is the most simple and easy egg curry recipe. Anyone can enjoy a good lunch or dinner with this curry and some hot rice without spending much time in kitchen.
Chicken kali mirch
Nonveg Recipe
Sep 13, 2015
I got this recipe from one famous cooking channel in youtube. So, let me thank them first. Now the main attraction of this chicken curry is its aroma and simpleness. When I was making it, the aroma from the spices made my husband and me very much impatient. But anyway we had to wait till dinner and enjoyed with hot roti a lot. Make this dish and I am sure it will become your favourite too.
Kadai Chicken
Nonveg Recipe
Sep 11, 2015
Whenever you are unable to think of any maincourse dish for your party, you can blindly rely on this chicken curry. Everyone will like it. This curry has nice aroma of 'kadai masala', little crunch of onion, capsicum and the juicy chicken pieces. Serve this curry with pulao or biriyani, then your party menu will be memorable.

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