How I fell in love with Tetor Daal? Story of my Kitchen Garden & a Supposedly vegan-friendly bengali recipe!

Tetor daal: Daal cooked with bitter gourd

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 … Read more

Bhetki Macher Kaliya: ROGROGE Bengali Style Barramundi Fish Curry!

Bhetki macher Kaliya recipe (bengali style seabass recipe)

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 … Read more

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

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

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

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

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