Side dish

Tetuler Achar (Tamarind Sweet and Sour Pickle)

Tetuler Achar (Tamarind Sweet and Sour Pickle)

For me, and for many like me, this is a tangy, spicy and yummy way to get back the flavour of childhood. There were roadside joints outside my school gate selling Tetuler Achar. As the last bell rang, we run to the gate with all […]

 
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 […]

 
Mishti Kumro diye Shidol (Pumpkin with Dry Fermented Fish)

Mishti Kumro diye Shidol (Pumpkin with Dry Fermented Fish)

Ask a Sylheti what is Shidol (dry fermented fish) and he/she will tell you what emotion it actually carries for them. I am a Sylheti by birth, by blood, by heart and by soul. Like many other Sylhetis, my love for Shutki (dry fish) and Shidol […]

 
Lemon Pepper Chicken – A Versatile & Delicious Chicken Dish

Lemon Pepper Chicken – A Versatile & Delicious Chicken Dish

It was Monday and while I was coping up with my Monday blues, I was feeling lazy too. We both were at home and the better half bought some chicken from the market and demanded to have something which is not usual and not a […]

 
Kancha Aamer Tok / Kancha Aamer Ambol (Raw Mango Chutney)

Kancha Aamer Tok / Kancha Aamer Ambol (Raw Mango Chutney)

Kancha Aamer Tok has always been a family favourite and our summer afternoon meals are incomplete without this. We eat different varieties of tok (chutney) – aamer tok, tomator tok, tetuler tok, boroier tok. Though the names differ, but, the cooking method is more or […]

 
Honey Glazed Grilled Chicken

Honey Glazed Grilled Chicken

This is a super easy party recipe 🙂 When a non vegetarian like me throws a house party, chicken is a mandatory item. This time, for Christmas party, when my sister called and told me that she want to have something which is spicy yet […]

 
Chingri Shutkir Chutney (Dried Prawn Chutney)

Chingri Shutkir Chutney (Dried Prawn Chutney)

Since ancient time drying food has been considered as the best form of food preservation. This method is mainly applied to those foods which are delicate and deteriorate easily. Fish is one of those kind and hence has been best preserved by drying. Their are […]

 
Tomato Khejur Chutney (Tomato Date Chutney) – Bengali Style

Tomato Khejur Chutney (Tomato Date Chutney) – Bengali Style

Bengalis are very fond of Tomato Chutney. There are many variations though – plain Tomato Chutney, Tomato Boroi (Jujube) Chutney, Tomato Kancha Aam (Raw Mango) Chutney or Tomato Khejur (Date) Chutney. We the Bengalis have a habit of having chutney after meal – mainly after […]

 
Chana diye Lai Shaak (Mustard Greens with Chickpeas)

Chana diye Lai Shaak (Mustard Greens with Chickpeas)

If you are looking for a light, nutritious and pure vegetarian food then this can be in your list. Individuals who are on strict diet can also include this in their list without any hesitation. As chickpeas and mustard greens both are high on nutrition, […]