Phulkopir Roast
Posted on: December 9, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 2

Phulkopir Roast (Bengali Style White Cauliflower Curry)

 

 This is one of the most amazing Bengali winter delicacies. Winter is finally here and the local markets are flooded with seasonal veggies. While seasonal veggies are powerhouses of nutrients, they also are utterly delicious and used for tons of seasonal dishes. This time of the year is all about eating good food and when we have veggies in abundance, there is no looking back. Eating seasonal and eating local…

Boal Macher Tel Jhaal
Posted on: November 30, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Boal Macher Tel Jhaal (Spicy Boal Fish Curry)

 

 Boal Mach or Wallago Fish (as it is called in English) has always been my super favourite. The fish belongs to catfish category and is delicate in nature. Growing up, we never had scarcity of Boal as this is available in abundance in Assam. Boal Mach from Assam is considered to be of supreme quality and people there swear by the taste of this fish. Fleshy, soft, flavourful, oily and…

Bhapa Sandesh
Posted on: November 11, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Bhapa Sandesh (Bengali Style Steamed Fudge)

 

 Sandesh is a super popular Bengali sweet. We have a huge variety of Sandesh to choose from. We are basically people who are born with sweet tooth. Among all the other Bengali sweets, Sandesh holds a major place. From Khirer Sandesh to Chhanar Sandesh, we love everything. Chhana or Cottage Cheese is widely used to make Bengali sweets. From Rosogolla to Sandesh, almost everything demands good quality Chhana and if…

Chilli Chicken
Posted on: November 9, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 2

Chilli Chicken – A Popular Indo-Chinese Dish

 

 Despite all the political differences and amidst all the boycotts, what we cannot deny is that the two countries have each other’s influences on each other. Being a land of diversity, India is a home to various ethnicity. While people from all over the world have moved to this land, they brought their amazing flavours which, over the period of time, has mingled with India’s own flavour and created an…

Rasmalai
Posted on: October 19, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 2

Rasmalai – Popular Indian Sweet

 

 Rasmalai is a super popular Indian sweet which is soft, delectable and quite easy to make at home. Made with Chhana (homemade cottage cheese) and whole milk, this sweet is a must during festivals. This sweet cannot be catagorised as Bengali sweet as it is equally popular in many other parts of India as well. The flavoured milk soaked Chhana balls are just too good to resist. This festive season,…

Dimer Devil
Posted on: October 12, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 2

Dimer Devil / Egg Devil / Bengali Dimer Chop (Bengali Style Egg Croquettes)

 

 Well, this is not something I grew up eating. Also, this is not something that people were crazy about in the places where I spent my childhood. I hail from Assam and while there are hundreds of street food and snacks that are super popular there, Dimer Devil ( egg croquettes) is definitely not one of them. I was not even introduced to the name “Dimer Devil” until I moved…

Shorshe Ilish
Posted on: October 5, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 4

Shorshe Ilish (Hilsa Cooked in Mustard Paste)

 

 Ilish or Hilsa, a fish that brings happiness, as fish that is an emotion, a fish that hold a very special place in every Bengali’s life, a fish that brings taste, flavour and aroma along with it, a fish that is expensive but worth every penny, a fish that is the Queen of all fishes. Bringing Ilish home is like bringing home a celebration. Bengalis across the world may have…

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

Chal Potol (Pointed Gourd Cooked with Aromatic Rice)

 

 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…

Pyaj diye Masoor Dal
Posted on: October 1, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 2

Pyaj diye Masoor Dal (Red Lentil Soup with Onion)

 

 This is such a comforting dish! Pair with Daler Bora or any Bhaja (fry) and your meal is done. Light on stomach, protein rich and highly falvourful, this is something Bengalis just love to have with steamed rice. Dal is a compulsory element of a proper Bengali meal. For that matter, it is a must in almost all Indian meals. A bowl of hot dal is not only packed with…

Daler Bora
Posted on: September 23, 2020 Posted by: Deepsikha Comments: 0

Daler Bora / Masoor Daler Bora (Bengali Style Lentil Fritters)

 

 Nothing fancy, nothing exotic, just simple Daler Bora or Lentil Fritter. Bengali cuisine consists of many such dishes that are too easy to make, yet, taste utterly delicious. Bora (fritter), Bhaja (fry), Bhorta (mash) and Chutney are few things without which a Bengali platter is considered incomplete. We often start our meals with these quick bites served along with a bowl of Dal (lentil soup) and end meals with Chutney.…