Bengali Dishes Archive

Chingri Kalia (Bengali-Style Prawn Curry)

I remember eating this light and balanced Chingri Kalia since my childhood days. My mother made Chingri Kalia with either jumbo or medium-sized prawns atleast once in a week. I would often accompany my father to buy the fresh catch from the local fishmonger in Gole Market, New Delhi, who would always ...Read More

Tips and Tricks and Recipe of Making Perfect Rosogolla!

  Today is Dhanteras and Diwali is just a day away. Among the best Indian sweets that I can make so far, Rosogolla or Rasgulla tops the list. So, Diwali 2018 gives me the perfect platform to share this Rosogolla recipe, along with the tips and tricks and a little bit of ...Read More

Niramish Mochar Ghonto (A Bengali Vegetarian Dish with Banana Blossoms)

  Mochar Ghonto or মোচার ঘন্ট is a Bengali vegetarian dish with banana blossoms. It is an age-old traditional Indian recipe. The word “Mocha” does not relate to coffee in Bengali. Rather, it is the blossom of banana, which grows in plenty all over West Bengal. The best-tasting banana flowers are from ...Read More

Alu Posto (Bengali Curry of Potato with Poppy Seeds)

After coming back from a long European vacation recently, I am craving for a lot for Bengali dishes in Mumbai, my home. I had delicious continental food in Europe and loads of it. Back home, it is homely Bengali comfort food, though. I eat aromatic rice topped with Macher Jhol, Paalong Shaaker ...Read More

Happy Poush Sankranti with Dudh Chitoi Pithe (A Makar Sankranti Bengali Sweet)

  Happy Poush Sankranti or Makar Sankranti to all my readers. These festivals are good excuses to relive a bit of our childhood days. For example, Poush Sankranti reminds me of my mother’s excellent Pithe-Puli-Payesh-making skills and how lovingly she used to feed us. Those flavours linger in my mind even now. ...Read More

Kali Pujor Niramish Pathar Mangsho or Proshadi Mangsho (“Vegetarian” Mutton as Kali Puja Prasad)

    Today is Diwali. In West Bengal, the same festival is celebrated in a slightly different way. We worship Goddess Kali or Ma Chamunda, who is a wild avatar of the Supreme feminine power. While the rest of the nation worships Goddess Lakshmi and eats a strict vegetarian food, Bengalis eat ...Read More

Bengali Jeebhe Goja Recipe as a Last-Minute Diwali Snack/Sweet

Diwali or the Bengali Kali Puja (Shyama Puja) is finally here! For those who still didn’t make any Diwali sweet at home thinking that it is too late, let me share with you this quick Bengali recipe of Jeebhe Goja, which is an excellent dry snack for your Diwali. It is a sugar-coated ...Read More

Gurjali Macher Jhol (Bengali-Style Fish Curry with Indian Salmon or Rawas)

  It’s been a while since I shared my last recipe. We have been travelling a lot. An European trip always brings smiles to our faces as we explore the culture, nature and the cuisine of a faraway land. We loved the cuisines in Italy and Switzerland and tried many local dishes ...Read More

Daal Shukno (An Old-School Bengali Dish Using Leftover Cooked Dal)

Daal Shukno or Dal Shukhono is a simple, yet delicious Bengali dish made with red lentils, which can be served as a first or second course with rice during lunch or dinner. Better still, it can also be served as the only course in a Bengali meal. As a Bengali commoner would ...Read More

Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga (A Tangy Assamese Hilsa Roe Dish)

    This Ilish Maacher Dimer Tenga is my absolute favourite. Its rich colour and a pleasant sweet-n-sour taste is quite unlike Bengali fish preparations. Often, a traditional Assamese thali-style meal culminates with a Tenga dish. An incredibly easy recipe with fish, the Assamese Tenga has many versions. You can experiment with any ...Read More