Mukhi Shutki
Posted on: July 3, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Mukhi Shutki / Mukhi diye Loitta or Lotka Shutki (Dry Fish / Dried Bombay Duck with Taro)


 Mukhi or Taro goes so well with Shutki (dry fish). In that matter, any rooted vegetable goes well with shutki. For Sylhetis, shutki and shidol are rather emotions. Today I am going to share one such recipe that has always been our family favourite. This is an extremely popular dish in Barak Valley and many other parts of Assam. This dish is equally popular in Bangladesh as well, specially in…

Sojne Data diye Chorchori
Posted on: June 25, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Sojne Data diye Chorchori (Bengali Vegetable Medley with Drumstick)


 Chorchori is a semi-dry to dry curry and is very common in every Bengali kitchen. Typically served with steamed rice at the starting of the main meal, this curry is a simple yet utterly delicious medley of various flavourful vegetables. Chorchori is also served as a side-dish with a bowl of Dal. The key here is the flavours of vegetables as the spices that goes in this curry is just…

Awadhi Gosht Korma
Posted on: June 23, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Awadhi Gosht Korma / Mutton Korma / Lamb Korma


 Korma can be made with both vegetable and meat and should have a thick gravy that consists of yogurt or cream and flavoured with lot of spices. Awadhi Gosht Korma is a traditional dish and can be made with both mutton and lamb. Infact, the same preparation can also made with chicken as well. Rich in flavour, creamy in taste, yet light on stomach, this dish is a traditional Lucknowi…

Masoor Daler Khichuri
Posted on: June 12, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Masoor Daler Khichuri / Masoor Dal Khichdi / Masoor Daler Patla Khichuri / Bengali Red Lentil Khichdi


 It’s raining here. For past few days the Sun has not showed up properly and it’s quite gloomy. Yes, I love “Rim Jhim Gire Sawan” by Kishor Kumar, but that doesn’t mean I love rainy days. Though, like summer, I don’t hate it totally. But my love for rainy days completely depends on whose company I am in, what song I am listening and most importantly, what food I am…

Niramish Mochar Ghonto
Posted on: June 10, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Niramish Mochar Ghonto (Banana Blossom Curry)


 Niramish means vegetarian in Bengali and yes this recipe has both vegetarian and non-vegetarian version of it. The most common vegetarian version is the one I am writing today and Chingri diye Mochar Ghonto is probably the most common non-vegetarian version we Bengalis prepare. But my blog has quite an interesting recipe of cooking fish head with mocha (banana blossom or banana flower) and it’s called Macher Macha diye Mochar…

Doi diye Aar Mach / Doi Mach
Posted on: June 8, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Doi diye Aar Mach / Doi Mach (Ayer Fish in Yogurt / Fish in Yogurt Curry)


 Doi or Yogurt or Curd is used in many Bengali dishes as a main ingredient. From meat to vegetarian dishes, doi is often used either in marination or in the gravy. Fish cooked in doi is a popular Bengali dish although every kitchen has its own style of making it. While we in our family prefer to make it spicy, some prefer to keep it little sweet and creamy. See…

Yakhni Pulao
Posted on: May 26, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Lamb Yakhni Pulao / Mutton Yakhni Pulao / Gosht Yakhni Pulao


 It always amazes me to see and know about the rich food culture of India and the world around. I sometime wonder, what had actually passed through the mind of those food geniuses when they first invented their respective signature dishes. What could be the circumstances, the condition, the necessity or the luxury! I wonder, each time and every time. Whatever might have been the reason, their continuous quest for…

Mango Kulfi
Posted on: May 18, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Mango Kulfi


 Totally desi, totally amazing, totally yummy – yes, that’s how our very own Kulfi is. Summer means Kulfi and this is probably the only best thing about summer (I hate summer). Indian summers are exactly what we used to see in Dermi Cool ads – nothing but Chubhti Jalti Garmi. Amidst all those sweaty faces and cloths, the dehydrated, frustrated and irritated me can smile only for a Kulfi. Mangoes…

Posted on: May 6, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 4

Luchi (Bengali Deep Fried Puffy Bread)


 Luchi needs no introduction. We the Bengalis often love to call it Fulko Luchi as it is puffy and round in shape. If it is not puffy enough, it is not Luchi. As I am writing this and remembering what I had today for breakfast, my mouth is literally watering. Today morning it was Luchi-Cholar Dal and it will be Luchi-Mangsho tomorrow 😛 Bengalis love Luchi and it is their…

Rui Macher Jhol
Posted on: May 4, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 2

Rui Macher Jhol (Bengali Style Rohu Fish Stew)


 I said many times earlier, yet again I am telling, I Love Fish. Fish curry is my ultimate go for dish. We Bengalis believe that every day is a fish day. We need fish for any occasion, we need fish for any mundane day. We need fish when we are on the top of our health, we need fish when we are down with illness. To cut the long story…