Bengali Dishes Archive

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

Paat Patar Bora (Jute Leaf Fritters) for #ChaiPakodaDay

  There are a few sure-shot ways to please a Bengali: one of them is food. Talking about food, you will find some kind of Bora or fritters in a traditional Bengali thali. Although we don’t indulge in deep-fried food often, but when it is raining and the weather gets cold or ...Read More

Saraswati Pujo Special: Shojne Phool aar Topa Kuler Chatni (Sweet-n-Sour Chutney of Moringa Blossoms and Sour Berries)

  Today is 1st February 2017, and this year, the Indian festival of Saraswati Pujo or Basant Panchami falls on this day! As a Bengali who studied in Raisina, New Delhi, Saraswati Pujo is nostalgia. It reminds me of the preparations done by the “senior students” in the school, days in advance. ...Read More

Mugsamli or Bhaja Muger Puli (Fried Bengali Dumplings with Toasted Moong Pulses)

  Have you heard of the Bengali dish called Mugsamli? The traditional Mugsamli is for those who love sweets with a touch of savoury and spice! Mugsamli, Mugshamli or Mugsamuli is one of those dishes that is made during Poush Sankranti or Makar Sankranti. It is essentially a fried dumpling that has ...Read More