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Jhal Muri / Muri Makha (Spicy Puffed Rice)

Posted on: March 15, 2021 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Jhal Muri, the name itself is enough to make me drool. Crunchy puffed rice mixed with spices, potato, bhujia and what not; a dash of lime juice sprinkled, mixed everything together and served in thonga (paper cone). Many love stories happen over a thonga of jhal muri, many struggles happen over a thonga of jhal muri – you have your secrets, you have your good or bad day, you have…

 

Chal Potol (Pointed Gourd Cooked with Aromatic Rice)

Posted on: October 2, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 2

Chal Potol is one such thing that we used to have every year at Pishimoni’s place during Kojagori Lokkhi Puja. Pishimoni’s husband’s family had the tradition of offering Anna Bhog (prasad offered to God that consists of rice) to the Goddess and the Puja used to happen during Diwali. Every year we used to eagerly wait for the day. I remember Pishimoni along with her in-laws cooking the grand Bhog…

 

Arabian Kabsa / Chicken Kabsa (Arabian Chicken Rice)

Posted on: August 3, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

We celebrated Eid ul-Adha last Saturday in India and this is the special dish for the occasion that my husband prepared. My Mr. Husband is a great cook and I sometimes genuinely feel that he too should have a recipe blog. This guy know quite a lot about cooking and the non vegetarian exotic dishes are his speciality. I don’t mind documenting his recipes on my blog. Anything good should…

 

Rice Stuffed Baked Chicken / Whole Chicken Baked with Rice Stuffing

Posted on: July 13, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

In my totally desi and traditional kitchen I rarely cook things that are non-desi. But today’s dish is exception. This is one such non-desi dish that both me and my husband love the most. Technically, this is not cooking, rather baking. I never bake it all by myself, we both do it together, always. This is something that we prepare during Christmas or New Year. But this ongoing lockdown made…

 

Bhapa Puli Pitha / Sheddho Puli (Steamed Stuffed Rice Flour Dumpling)

Posted on: January 12, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

With the advent of Makar Sankranti comes the season of pitha-puli. The festival of harvest always calls for grand celebrations. From sweets to savory dishes, from veg to non-veg dishes – this time of the year is to eat. No calorie count, no guilt in mind – you eat to celebrate harvest, you eat to pay homage to the land that gives us grains to survive and most importantly, you…

 

Khuder Bhat / Bou Khudi (Bangladeshi Broken Rice Pulao)

Posted on: March 17, 2019 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

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 every time he does that, I can see sparks and numbness together in his eyes. Baba has an unending list of his childhood stories and…

 

Patali Gurer Payesh / Khejur Gurer Payesh (Bengali Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery)

Posted on: January 15, 2019 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

It’s a sweet affair. When heart longs for sweet and it’s winter, nothing can be more satisfying than a bowl full of Patali Gurer Payesh. This is not just a dish, but a long lasting Bengali tradition that every Bengali relish wearing their full sleeve cardigans or wrapping themselves with shawl. Back home, we start Poush Sankranti (Makar Sankranti) day by eating Patali Gurer Payesh with luchi (Bengali puffed bread).…

 

Muri Ghonto (Bengali Fish Head Curry with Rice)

Posted on: November 26, 2018 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Back from a long vacation and my mach pagla Bangali mon (fish loving Bengali mind) started craving for some fish, some rice and some spices. As I can’t think of staying away from my kitchen and from fish for so long, a 10 days long vacation without fish is obviously little too much for me 😛 So, today morning I rushed to the local market and bought some fresh Rohu…

 

Chaler Payesh (Bengali Traditional Rice Pudding)

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

For me, Chaler Payesh is a nostalgia. It was a part of my growing up – no festival or occasion was ever celebrated in my house without preparing payesh, and when it’s my mom’s special payesh it had to be Chaler Payesh. My mom still prepares payesh in every occasion, but as we both sisters are now far away from home, the only lucky person who relishes is my Dad.…

 

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

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

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…