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Panta Bhat / Poita Bhat

Panta Bhat / Poita Bhat

Stored with many micronutrients, probably much more than freshly cooked rice, Panta Bhat has high nutritional value and is a super immunity booster. Consumed mostly in Bangladesh, Odisa, Assam, Tripura and West Bengal, this dish is still hugely popular in rural parts. Sadly, we the […]

 
Dhaba Style Dal Palak / Spinach Dal

Dhaba Style Dal Palak / Spinach Dal

Dal is an Indian staple and is enjoyed all over the country in every season throughout the year. Every state, every region has its own speciality of Dal and all the varieties are equally delectable and healthy. While in the eastern part of India people […]

 
Kancha Pepe Bharta (Papaya Mash)

Kancha Pepe Bharta (Papaya Mash)

Kancha Pepe or Raw Papaya is probably one of the most underestimate vegetable in any Bengali kitchen. We often remember it when someone is unwell in the house and the preparation is rather tremendously boring. Growing up, a runny curry with raw papaya and potato […]

 
Chhurpi Ko Achar – A Super Tasty Himalayan Side Dish

Chhurpi Ko Achar – A Super Tasty Himalayan Side Dish

Whenever I come back from a holiday, I literally suffer from travel-hangover for a long time. This time the suffering seems to be severe and I know why. The place I have been to is highly intoxicating (in a good way ofcourse). Yes, I am […]

 
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 […]