Mitra Cafe Styled Bhetki Fish Fry Recipe from Kolkata and other Stories

Kolkata style Fish fry

About this blog: A tried and tested easy recipe of Calcutta Style Fish Fry and a few stories of eating fish fries around the globe. You can not go to Kolkata and not eat Fish Fry. The breadcrumb coated deep fried Calcutta Bhetki fish fillet is a thing of pride and nostalgia for the city … Read more Mitra Cafe Styled Bhetki Fish Fry Recipe from Kolkata and other Stories

Lau Patay Mora Macher Dimer Paturi: Fish roe steamed in Gourd Leaves

macher dimer paturi: fish roe steamed

In case your fish has come home with a stomach full off roes, which is normal in the monsoon season, you are up for an exquisite treat! Gather some coconut, mustard and an edible leaf. Banana leaf will do too! And steam it. You Patui is ready to be devoured! Read all my recipe here: … Read more Lau Patay Mora Macher Dimer Paturi: Fish roe steamed in Gourd Leaves

Top 25 Indian Recipes which will Remind you of India Travel!

Bengali celebration thali with fish

Cooking Indian food is a delightful experience. Here are a handful of easy to cook at home Indian recipes. They will take you from North to South and east to west with a wide array of flavours and spices. “Ghraneno Ardhobhojonang”, as the Sanskrit Shloka goes, “Here, half of the meal is bestowed on you … Read more Top 25 Indian Recipes which will Remind you of India Travel!

Daab Chingri: cooking Prawns inside a Green Coconut, like a Bengali does!

Daab Chingri Recipe: beautiful food pictures from Bengal

Daab Chingri is a Bengali variant of prawns cooked in tender coconut. It is a classic coastal preparation. You may recreate this recipe with chicken.  Daab Chingri as we call this mellow medley of slow cooked prawns and coconut meat, cooked inside a whole green coconut shell, is as authentic a Bengali dish can get. … Read more Daab Chingri: cooking Prawns inside a Green Coconut, like a Bengali does!

Kashmiri Ab Gosht: an Idea Simmering since MILLENNIA

Ab Gosht: Kashmiri meat recipe with lamb/mutton/beet

About this blog: A recipe for Ab Gosht, a meat stew in milk which can be cooked with mutton/lamb/beef. It is a slow cooked meat stew packed with flavors of various spices, predominantly fennel (Mouri) and embarks intense influence from ancient Persia. This particular recipe is drawn on Kashmiri food heritage. Update: Upon showing this … Read more Kashmiri Ab Gosht: an Idea Simmering since MILLENNIA

Pabda Macher Tel Jhal: Story of My Dida and My Fondest Food Memory!

Pabda Macher Jhol

While trying to cook a perfect Daab Chingri recipe, I had a serendipitous discovery that I can recreate Dida’s finest Pabda Macher Tel Jhal! It smelled and tasted exactly like that of Dida’s! I was elated. I thought I would share the Pabda recipe with you, along with Dida’s story! It spans across the tumultuous … Read more Pabda Macher Tel Jhal: Story of My Dida and My Fondest Food Memory!

Chingri Diye Laal Shak Bhaja: Red Amaranth Cooked with Prawns!

Laal Shak with Prawns: Shak diye mach bhaja

I have a small patio adjacent to my flat. I try to grow “EXOTIC” and “BENGALI” vegetables there. Vegetables that I do not usually find in Bengaluru. In other times, I keep traveling and hardly have the time to take care of my garden. If the Chili plant kindly supplies me with one fruit I … Read more Chingri Diye Laal Shak Bhaja: Red Amaranth Cooked with Prawns!

Easy Roti Pocket Recipe: Recreating Mexican Quesadilla in India

Roti pocket recipe: easy Indian quick snack. Roti wrap.

I never knew how to cook Roti until this lockdown happened. Roti was never my mother’s forte either. Our kitchen help would prepare Roti in the evening which we would eat the next morning for breakfast. They would come out crisp hard from micro-oven. That was anything but appetizing. I took interest in cooking Roti … Read more Easy Roti Pocket Recipe: Recreating Mexican Quesadilla in India

Alu Paratha Recipe with a Twist: Best Food memory

How to roll an alu paratha

About this blog: Usually Alu Paratha is made with cooked potato filling. This one is different. Instead of cooked potato, I used boiled potato and barista. This is an easy to make evening snack with minimum spice! This Alu Paratha recipe is very very special. Only my mother made this amazing Paratha. She learnt it … Read more Alu Paratha Recipe with a Twist: Best Food memory

Kancha Lonka Murgi/Chicken in Green CHILIES sauce (Oh Calcutta Style)

Kancha Lonka Murgir Jhol: chicken curry with green chillies

About this blog: A fiery hot Chicken Curry recipe from Bengali kitchen. Kancha Lonka Murgi (Morich Murgi) is best eaten with rice or bread. It is tender pieces of chicken cooked in Green chili- coriander paste, with green chilies dominating dominating the flavor! It is one of the unique and forgotten recipes of Bengal! Chicken … Read more Kancha Lonka Murgi/Chicken in Green CHILIES sauce (Oh Calcutta Style)