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 … Read more

Bengali Prawn Pulao cooked with Golda Chingri: Step by Step Recipe Guide

Chingri Macher Polau: Fish Polau bengali style

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 … Read more

Easy and Quick Bitter Gourd and Potato Mash, Ucche Alu Makha: An Ultimate Bengali comfort food!

ucche alu seddho recipe

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 … Read more

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

Photo Essay: Bakultala Bazar, Kolkata – Cacophony of a Fish Market!

“Do not make this class a fish market!” our teachers would chide invariably at the onset of a new session post summer holidays! I vaguely remember visiting a fish market, the chaos, the mayhem, the excited middle aged Bengali fathers, in search of the freshest carp! It was not until I started living in Delhi … Read more

Bridging the Border: In Search of Bangladeshi food in Kolkata: Kasturi Restaurant!

Kasturi Restaurant: One of the Best Bengali Restaurants in Esplanade Area! About this blog: Kasturi Restaurant is an old Bangladeshi place in the heart of Kolkata and is one of the best places to eat in the city. They flare up a typical Bangladeshi meal full of fresh river fish and bhartas. You generally do … Read more