Vegetarian 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

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

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

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

Poush Sankranti Recipe: Patishapta (Bengali Sweet Crepes with Filling)

  Cosmopolitan Currymania wishes you all a very Happy Poush Sankranti!   Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti is that time of the year for the Bengalis when even the sweet-haters turn optimistic. For a Bengali, food takes centrestage in the Makar Sankranti harvest festival. Bengalis love to spend this time by singing, ...Read More

Poush Parbon Recipe: Ranga Aalur Pithe (A Traditional Festive Bengali Dessert using Sweet Potato)

  Poush Sankranti is just round the corner. Every year, January 14th/15th is called Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti, which denotes the culmination of the Poush month in the Bengal calendar, and the beginning of the Maagh month and festivities thereafter. The Poush month-end or Poush Parbon is also an indication that the ...Read More

Shojne Phooler Bati Chocchori (Bengali-Style Drumstick Flower Curry)

  In a traditional Bengali household, Shojne Phool is one of those edible flowers that is usually eaten during the winters. Shojne Phool or the drumstick blossoms are the flowers of the Moringa tree. It is popular in Bengali Cuisine not only because of its flavour and texture, but because of its ...Read More