During the period of Lockdown, I grew a garden at my apartment terrace. I hardly had time for rearing a new life otherwise but year 2020 is different. I breathe every moment and I find gratitude for the privilege, to sum it up in one sentence. Miracle happened when I spotted a new sprout of […]
Not Your Regular Katla Macher Jhol (Bengali Style Katla Fish Curry)
About this blog: A Bengali style experimental rich fish curry (almost a Kaliya dish) cooked with onion paste, Gorom Mashala and sprinkled with coriander leaves! I learnt this from my mother who in turn was inspired by the cooking of her mami who lived a substantial part of her life in Rajasthan and picked up […]
Katla Macher Peti Bhape: Bengali Style Katla Fish Curry (Steamed)
In my home, a Katla macher peti would be served on good days. As an incentive for a good deed, think a good score in math exam or picking up the right tune for the Raag taught in previous music class. The day dad brings home a Paka Katla is special. Paka Katla, also known […]
An Extraordinary Sorshe Ilish Bhapa Recipe: the Signature Dish of Bengal + Video recipe!
Finding the best Hilsa in Bangalore! In Bangalore, I buy Hilsa from HAL market. I mean I used to buy Hilsa from HAL when the world was as we knew it. With lockdown in place, life has changed significantly. Earlier, the sight of Hilsa in Bangalore called for celebration. We would inform our friends, discuss […]
Bengali Prawn Pulao cooked with Golda Chingri: Step by Step Recipe Guide
About this blog: This is a recipe for Bengali style Polau cooked with Gobindobhog rice and Golda Chingri (huge tiger prawns). Gobindobhog is a distinct short grained rice with buttery aroma which when infused with the goodness of whole Garam Masala spices and ghee, sings a melody in the cooking pot that is seldom heard […]
A Classical Steamed Prawn and Coconut Steamed Recipe: NARKEL Chingri Bhape
About this blog: This is an easy Bengali Tiger Prawn (Golda Chingri) recipe. Trying out this recipe should not take more than minutes on a good day and it tastes heavenly, I promise!You may replicate this coconut Prawn recipe with “Paka Macher peti” or steak of a large carp fish or Seabass. If you are […]
Easy and Quick Bitter Gourd and Potato Mash, Ucche Alu Makha: An Ultimate Bengali comfort food!
For me, it is nothing less than a nightmare to eat Ucche, bitter gourd. You also know this vegetable as Karela in Hindi. As my luck would have it, I happened to grow 6 healthy Bitter Gourd Creepers in my Balcony Garden during the infamous lock-down of twenty first century! Now, I am stuck in […]
Rustic Bengali Style country chicken Curry & Memories of Sundorban Boat ride!
Deshi Murgir Kosha Mangsho with Spice soaring high! About this blog: This Bengali style Kosha Mangsho with chicken is a delightful ethnic Indian recipe, cooked with the gorgeous fiery spices of the subcontinent. I prepared a homemade put full of chicken curry using country chicken in the iconic Kosha gravy of Kolkata’s Golbari and it […]
How I fell in love with Tetor Daal? Story of my Kitchen Garden & a Supposedly vegan-friendly bengali recipe!
Read all my food experiments here: Cookbook As a child I was expected to eat Ucche Bhaja at the start of every meal. If you speak Hindi, you know this vegetable as Karela. Also, Ucche has got an apt English name, the Bitter gourd. Going back to my childhood, I had to see a side […]
Bhetki Macher Kaliya: ROGROGE Bengali Style Barramundi Fish Curry!
Recipe of Bhetki Kaliya with potato wedges and cauliflower. Just like the way they cook it at Bhojohari Manna, the Bengali restaurant! Bhetki is also known as Barramundi and Asain Seabass. This recipe is easy to replicate with any white fleshed fish and basic Indian spices! Calcutta Bhetki is an enigma in the form of […]