Posted on: September 27, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Shukto (Bengali Mixed Vegetable in Mustard & Poppy Seed Paste)

 

 My mom always says “Bhalo kore shukto randhte pare je, prokrito radhuni she” (one who can cook Shukto very well, is a perfect cook). If I go by be mom’s words then today I can proudly say that I am atleast a ‘radhuni’ (cook), if not ‘prokrito’ (perfect) yet 🙂 All my life I have seen only those people cook Shukto who are very mature and expert as cooks –…

Posted on: September 25, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Shorshe Dharosh / Shorshe Bhindi (Okra cooked in Mustard Paste)

 

 As a kid I was not very fond of Dharosh / Bhindi. But the only way my mom could include dharosh in my ‘yes list’ was, by preparing Shorshe Dharosh. And yes, this dish is my mom’s specialty 🙂 Saturday was usually observed as a vegetarian day in our house and most of the Saturdays we used to end up having dharosh with shorshe. Years passed by, but I carry…

Posted on: September 21, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Macher Matha diye Mochar Ghonto (Plantain Flower / Banana Flower cooked with Fish Head)

 

 Mocha is an integral part of traditional Bengali cuisine and Mochar Ghonto is the quintessential representative of Bengali vegetarian dishes. Mocha is a great source of  dietary fibers, proteins and unsaturated fatty acids and is also rich in Vitamin A, C and E – that means, it can do wonders to you skin 🙂 My mom used to say “Mocha kha, rokto hobe” (you must eat banana flower, it will boost your blood…

Posted on: September 20, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Ghol / Chaas (Buttermilk)

 

 Ghol or Chaas is the best thing that can keep you going in the hot summer. It not only keeps you hydrated, but boost ups your energy and immunity. Buttermilk helps processing your digestion and also detox the system. It provides Calcium, Vitamins and also good for hair and skin. Having a glass of buttermilk after a meal encourages the digestion process and it’s excellent for people who are on…

Posted on: September 18, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Panch Phoroner Dim (Whole Spice Blend Flavoured Egg)

 

 In a lazy afternoon, I was in no mood for a grand cooking, yet was craving for something yummy. I thought of eggs and my mind drooled – afterall egg is my all time favourite. I started thinking of making eggs in an easy way, but it has to be yummy. As I love the flavour of Panch Phoron, I craved for that too. But again, we usually cook egg…

Posted on: September 16, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Palang Shak diye Murgir Mangsho / Palak Chicken (Chicken cooked with Spinach)

 

 Palak Chicken is one of the healthiest and easiest chicken recipes. Spinach is rich in Dietary Fiber, Iron, Potassium and Vitamins like A, C and E. Chicken, on the other hand, is a very good source of Protein and Sodium. Just imagine the goodness this combination can bring to you. And who says ‘healthy foods are not tasty’? Try this recipe and you will fall in love with the taste…

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Posted on: September 15, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Shorshe Pabda (Pabo Catfish Cooked in Mustard Paste)

 

 Well, this is a dish any fish lover can die for. Pabda Mach or Pabo Catfish belongs to the catfish family. Enriched with enormous nutrition values, Pabda Mach is super tasty and flavourful and is delicate too. Hence, this delicate beauty should be handled very carefully while cooking and should never be over-fried or over-cooked. Unlike any other fish, Pabda Mach needs just a little shallow fry and it is…

Posted on: September 13, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Biroin Bhat ar Kosha Khashir Mangsho (Sticky Rice & Dry Mutton Curry)

 

 This combination is quite nostalgic for me. As a child I grew up having this combination every year during “Poush Sankranti” (Bengali harvest festival celebrated every year in the month of January). Apart from this combination, dry mutton curry and sticky rice individually are very famous among Bengalis, specially Bengalis residing in the North Eastern part of India. In our house, mutton was kind of “weekend dish” and biroin was…

Posted on: September 12, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

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, this is a perfect dish for fitness freaks. Ingredients: 1/2 cup (100 gms approx) chickpeas 250 gms mustard greens 3-4 green chillis 2-3 pinch of…

Posted on: September 8, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Dal Gosht (Meat Cooked with Lentil)

 

 This dish is a winner in every sense – be it a special occasion, a celebration, a feast or just your special weekend lunch/dinner. I bet, your family and guests gonna love it. It goes very well with rice and can also be enjoyed with roti/chapatti. You can cook it with gravy or can make it semi-gravy (a little dry). Gravy is for rice and semi-gravy is for roti/chapatti. Ingredients:…