One of the regular Bengali idioms goes, “Mache Bhate Bengali.” A Bengali is ideally grown with a staple diet of rice and fish. In recent times, I have been binging a lot of YouTube Vlogs by Bengali lifestyle creators and I eagerly look forward to seeing the day’s fish cooked at their house. It is […]
Top 20 Most Popular Bengali Dishes You Must Try when in Kolkata!
Bengali Cuisine is rich in taste and culinary heritage, bearing a turbulent memory of partition of the subcontinent, displacement, and a longing to stay connected with the origin through distinct flavours. As a descendant of a Bangal family whose ancestral roots are deeply spread in East Bengal (now sovereign state of Bangladesh), I have always […]
Kolkata Street Style Chow Mein: Story of a Gradual Evolution!
Recipe for Kolkata Street Style Chinese food. Egg Chowmein Noodle recipe.
Lau Chingri Recipe: Bengali style White Gourd with Prawns
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 […]
Winter delights: Phulkopi Diye Koi Mach: Cauliflower with Climbing perch (Bengali Fish Recipe)
About this blog: Phulkopi diye Koi mach, Climbing Perch with Cauliflower is a seasonal Bengali style fish curry and a delectable dish best served with steamed rice. here is a recipe and a little story related to food memories. Whenever I eat small fish, those incredibly tasty catches from ponds, a rather rare find in […]
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 […]