Daler Bora
Posted on: September 23, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Daler Bora / Masoor Daler Bora (Bengali Style Lentil Fritters)

 

 Nothing fancy, nothing exotic, just simple Daler Bora or Lentil Fritter. Bengali cuisine consists of many such dishes that are too easy to make, yet, taste utterly delicious. Bora (fritter), Bhaja (fry), Bhorta (mash) and Chutney are few things without which a Bengali platter is considered incomplete. We often start our meals with these quick bites served along with a bowl of Dal (lentil soup) and end meals with Chutney.…

Luchir Payesh
Posted on: September 15, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Luchir Payesh (Bengali Style Poori Kheer)

 

 The advent of Mahalaya marks the beginning of Matri Paksha and the beginning of Durga Puja preparation. We Bengalis eagerly wait an entire year just to get a glimpse of Maa Durga and that makes the long wait worthy for us. The biggest Bengali festival always demands grand celebration and we literally leave no stone unturned to make it grand. Durga Puja is not just a festival, it’s an emotion…

Macher Matha diye Lau Ghonto
Posted on: September 14, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Macher Matha diye Lau Ghonto (Bengali Style Fish Head Cooked with Bottle Gourd)

 

 Macher Matha (fish head), also called as Macher Muro in Bengali can be used in a number of ways in Bengali kitchens. We eat fish from head to toe (here, tail). Almost all the freshwater fishes can be eaten this way and we just know how to make use of the entire fish in various delicious ways. Macher Matha diye Lau Ghonto is an age old Bengali dish and is…

Phuchka
Posted on: August 31, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Phuchka / Panipuri / Golgappa – Popular Indian Street Food

 

 Phuchka or Panipuri or Golgappa, as you may call it, brings water to one’s mouth with just mere utterance of its name or with a quick thought about it. Called by different names in different parts of the country, this one snack is loved by all equally. Young or old, male or female, urban or rural, if you are an Indian, you got to love Phuchka. We Bengalis lovingly call…

Lau Chingri
Posted on: August 29, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Lau Chingri ( Bottle Gourd with Prawns)

 

 This is a traditional Bengali style chingri mach (prawn) curry. The otherwise boring bottle gourd made interesting with prawns/shrimps. This is an age old recipe and one of the stars of Bengali non-vegetarian kitchen. Interestingly, though it is a non-vegetarian dish, it contains absolutely no onion or garlic. A truly mild comfort dish which is full of flavours and goes amazingly well with rice. This dish is one of my…

Potoler Dolma
Posted on: August 24, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Potoler Dolma / Niramish Potoler Dolma (Bengali Style Stuffed Pointed Gourd Curry)

 

 This is a very popular Bengali vegetarian dish. This is also an answer to those who think Bengalis only eat Mach–Mangsho (fish, meat), and vegetarian dishes are not really Bengali thing. Anyone who has tasted Potoler Dolma, Dhokar Dalna, Chhanar Dalna, Phulkopir Dalna or any such Bengali vegetarian dishes can definitely understand what Bengali cuisine is all about and how vast and versatile it is. See Other Vegetarian Recipes Here…

Mangshor Bhuna Khichuri
Posted on: August 17, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Mangshor Bhuna Khichuri / Mutton Bhuna Khichuri

 

 Khichuri or Khichdi is a very popular one-pot-meal in India and its subcontinents. There are different kinds of varieties that are cooked and relished in different parts of the country. When it comes to Bengali style khichuri (and not khichdi), we mainly use either moong dal (yellow lentil) or masoor dal (red lentil) to prepare the same. While moong dal khichuri is typically prepared during puja and is considered to…

Kancha Tomato diye Macher Jhaal
Posted on: August 12, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Kancha Tomato diye Macher Jhaal / Rui Macher Jhaal (Rohu Fish Cooked with Unripe Tomato in Mustard Paste)

 

 Macher Jhol, Macher Jhaal, Macher Tok, Macher Rosha, Macher Kalia and many such exotic names and tastes – Bengali cuisine is just flooded with macher (fish) varieties. Of all the dishes that you have and have not heard of, there are some unique varieties that are mainly specific to some region. One of those is Kancha Tomato diye Macher Jhaal. This is something that is extremely popular in Barak Valley…

Shidol Chutney
Posted on: August 7, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Shidol Chutney / Authentic Sylheti Shidol Chutney (Sylheti Style Dry Fermented Fish Chutney)

 

 This is heaven, this is heart, this is love, this is soul, this is where I belong, this is what I am, this is what I cook and this is what I am proud of – my culture, my cuisine. With every word I am writing, I am getting goosebumps, with every thought I am thinking, I am getting tears in my eyes; probably that’s how you feel when you…

Egg Methi Masala Curry
Posted on: August 6, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Egg Methi Masala Curry / Egg Masala Curry

 

 My better half, who always cooks well, has started showing extra enthusiasm in cooking now-a-days. Every now and then he comes up with ideas of all new dishes and once a dish is finalised, there is no stopping. He is literally in a hyper active mode and I am actually loving it. The best part is, when he is in the kitchen he doesn’t allow me to let in and…