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Bhapa Paneer (Bengali Style Steamed Paneer)

Bhapa Paneer (Bengali Style Steamed Paneer)

Paneer or Cottage Cheese is made by curdling milk – either you do it by adding lemon juice/vinegar or sometimes, some cooking malfunction can do it for you. Paneer is also called as Chhana in Bengali and is often made at home. We the Bengalis prepare […]

 
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 […]

 
Tetul diye Cholar Dal (Split Chickpeas with Tamarind)

Tetul diye Cholar Dal (Split Chickpeas with Tamarind)

এ জগতে, হায়, সেই বেশি চায় আছে যার ভূরি ভূরি– রাজার হস্ত করে সমস্ত কাঙালের ধন চুরি। The above mentioned lines are from Rabindranath Thakur’s “দুই বিঘা জমি” (Dui Bigha Jomi). No, these lines have nothing to do with my today’s recipe. Then why these […]

 
Echorer Dalna / Kancha Kathaler Torkari (Bengali Style Raw Jackfruit Curry)

Echorer Dalna / Kancha Kathaler Torkari (Bengali Style Raw Jackfruit Curry)

Echorer Dalna or Kancha Kathaler Torkari is my summer favourite dish. Kancha Kathal (raw jackfruit) is also called “gach patha” (tree goat) in Bengali as, if cooked to perfection, the taste can actually substitute mutton. One must try it to believe it. Though, it can […]

 
Fulkopir Paturi (Bengali Style Cauliflower Dum) – Thakurbarir Ranna

Fulkopir Paturi (Bengali Style Cauliflower Dum) – Thakurbarir Ranna

This is a gem from the house of Tagores. Apart from being a writer, Rabindranath Tagore was a foodie too. His love for food resulted in the formation of many innovative recipes in Jorasanko Thakur Bari kitchen. Many Bengali vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes had their […]

 
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 […]

 
Dhokar Dalna (Bengali Lentil Cake Curry)

Dhokar Dalna (Bengali Lentil Cake Curry)

Dhokar Dalna is a quintessential Bengali vegetarian dish with absolutely no onion and no garlic and is prepared by cooking fried split chickpeas cake in a spicy gravy. Dalna is probably the most favourite form of spicy curry cooked with lots of love in almost […]

 
Chhanar Dalna (Bengali Style Cottage Cheese Kofta Curry)

Chhanar Dalna (Bengali Style Cottage Cheese Kofta Curry)

Dalna is a very popular form of Bengali curry and is typically prepared without onion and garlic. Thus, it is also considered as satvik bhojon and is widely prepared in Bengali vegetarian kitchens. Dalna, if cooked properly, can give a tough competition to any popular […]

 
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 […]

 
Kanchkolar Kofta Curry (Raw Banana Kofta Curry)

Kanchkolar Kofta Curry (Raw Banana Kofta Curry)

As a kid I used to hate kachkola (raw banana) and the only way Maa could make me eat was making kofta curry. This dish is my all time favourite. Kofta is nothing but fried balls and can be made with various vegetables and meat. […]