Lunch Box Recipes

Doi diye Alur Dom (Bengali Style Dum Alu with Yogurt) – Thakurbarir Ranna

Doi diye Alur Dom (Bengali Style Dum Alu with Yogurt) – Thakurbarir Ranna

……….উদয়দিগন্তে শঙ্খ বাজে, মোর চিত্তমাঝে চিরনূতনেরে দিল ডাক পঁচিশে বৈশাখ ।। With the advent of Pochise Baisakh, the birthday of Kobiguru Rabindranath Tagore, here I present another great recipe from the kitchen of Tagores. I take immense pleasure to add another gem to my Thakurbarir […]

 
Khuder Bhat / Bou Khudi (Bangladeshi Broken Rice Pulao)

Khuder Bhat / Bou Khudi (Bangladeshi Broken Rice Pulao)

Born in Sylhet district of Undivided India, now Bangladesh, and later migrated to India after partition, Baba carries his land in his heart. I have grown up hearing the stories of his land, its culture and food from Baba. He is a great story-teller and […]

 
Egg Sandwich – Calcutta Coffee House Style

Egg Sandwich – Calcutta Coffee House Style

Known as the hub of intellectual debates, Calcutta/Kolkata Coffee House needs no introduction. This iconic food joint is an integral part of Indian history and has witnessed many rise and fall while serving some best teas, coffees and sandwiches. Many Bengali scholars, writers and artists […]

 
Dhaba Style Mutton Curry – with Yogurt, Kasuri Methi & Butter

Dhaba Style Mutton Curry – with Yogurt, Kasuri Methi & Butter

I hardly use butter for cooking, but, this dish is different. When it comes to Indian Dhabas (road side food joints), we eat the food makkhan mar ke (with a dash of butter). This is totally different from the usual Bengali food that I cook […]

 
Aloo Phulkopir Dalna (Bengali Style Potato Cauliflower Curry)

Aloo Phulkopir Dalna (Bengali Style Potato Cauliflower Curry)

Dalna or gravy curry is very famous among Bengalis and there are various types of dalna that we, the Bengalis, prepare. Dalna is a star of Bengali vegetarian kitchen and typically prepared without onion and garlic. Among all the other forms of dalna, Aloo Phulkopir […]

 
Mixed Tadka Dal & Gobi Matar Fry – Office Lunch Box

Mixed Tadka Dal & Gobi Matar Fry – Office Lunch Box

Lunch Box or Dabba represents a large section of office goers in India. A bag in one shoulder and a lunch box in another – yes, that’s the typical Indian working class travels by bus, local train, cab or private vehicle everyday to the office. […]