Kolkata Chicken Chaap Recipe - Slow Cooked Chicken Legs

Kolkata Chicken Chaap Recipe is a lip-smacking recipe of slow cooked marinated chicken legs with bone. Chicken chaap is an adopted Nawabi dish which is renowned in Calcutta/Kolkata due to historical reign of Bengal Nawabs. There are many restaurants in Kolkata with their own famous recipe for a chicken chaap, and here is my version of this favourite dish. Biryani is locally served with a Royal Chicken chaap for sides, without which the biryani is believed to be incomplete. This is a spicy, flavourful ...

Chanar Payesh Recipe

When it comes to sweets, Nothing can beat the taste of Bengali sweets. It doesn't matter that a person is a Bengali or from a different region, Bengali sweets are everyone’s favourite. These sweets are mostly made from milk and milk products, therefore, it has to be consumed within 1-2 days itself. One such creamy luscious authentic and traditional Bengali sweet served during special occasions is Chanar Payesh. Thick full cream milk, reduced to half it's consistency and cooked with fresh home ...

Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop Recipe

Vegetable chop is a popular street food from Kolkata. Beetroot,carrot, peanuts and other vegetables are cooked and coated with breadcrumbs then deep fried till golden brown and served with kasundi (A mustard based sauce) and onion cucumber slices. Being loaded with vegetables it's great after school snack for kids . Serve Kolkata Style Vegetable Chop Recipe with Kasundi or Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney), Date and Tamarind Chutney Recipe | Khajur Imli Chutney and Slices ...

Chanar Dalna Recipe -Bengali Style Paneer & Potato Gravy

Chanar Dalna, a Bengali dish is made of Chana also known as Paneer or Cottage cheese along with potatoes and cooked in Bengali spices. This curry can be served with rice or roti and is quite simple to make if you have the chana ready in the refrigerator. You can make cottage cheese in advance and stock it up in the freezer for later use. Serve Chanar Dalna with steamed rice and Bengali Luchi and Watermelon Smoothie Recipe for a weekend brunch. If you like this recipe, you can also try ...

Aar Macher Jhol Recipe - Bengali Style Fish In Tomato Gravy

Aar Macher Jhol Recipe is a Bengali Fish curry prepared with Aar/ Katla/ Rohu fish. Aar fish also known as the Giant River Catfish is a delicious fish that is commonly found in freshwater and brackish water. This sumptuous curry is relatively simple to prepare and uses the simplest of ingredients, most of which are usually available in your pantry. Serve piping hot Aar Macher Jhol – Fish In Spicy Tomato Gravy along with Steamed Rice and Begun Bhaja for a weekday lunch or dinner. Enjoy! If ...

Doi Bhetki Recipe - Bengali Style Yogurt Fish Curry

One of the simplest, mildly spiced Bengali fish curry is Doi Bhetki. It’s mild in flavours and yogurt adds the perfect sourness to the curry. Bengal curry is a perfect blend of sweet and spices. A little sugar, green chilies and yogurt makes this curry a perfectly balanced curry. Serve Doi Bhetki Recipe along with hot Steamed Rice and Begun Bhaja for a perfect and satisfying weekday meal. If you like this recipe, you should also try other Fish Recipes such as Goan Lady Fish Curry Recipe Kerala ...

Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi Recipe - Hilsa Fish In Pumpkin Leaves

Kumro Patai Ilish Paturi (Marinated Hilsa In Pumpkin Leaves) is a recipe of West Bengal, India. Bengali food culture never been completed without fish. Ilish/ Hilsa is a most favorable fish for Bengali's and the recipe is from my Grandma, she used to make it so tasty even today. Hilsa fish marinated mainly in mustard paste and other spices, then wrapped under pumpkin leaves then finally wrapped by banana leaves. After frying in a skillet banana leaves get burnt while the fish stay intact and steam ...

फालगुनी दाल रेसिपी - Phalguni Dal Recipe

सर्दिया आ गई है और इस समय हरे मटर बाजार में बहुत मिलते है. इसलिए यह वक़्त पर्याप्त है यह दाल बनाने का. फालगुनी दाल एक ऐसी दाल है जिसे आपको एक बार जरूर बनानी चाहिए। यह एक बंगाली दाल है जिसमे मसूर दाल ...

Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe

Bengali Style Mixed Vegetable Sweet Pilaf Recipe is a very simple Bengali Style Vegetable Pulao that we prepare very often at our place. Normally I prefer to cook this pulao or pilaf during winter as fresh peas and carrot are available in abundance during winter. You can add beans too if you wish . This ‘pulao’ is a little sweet as we Bengalis prefer ‘pulao’ to be a little sweet. You may discard adding paneer too but I love paneer; so I always add it in my pulao. ‘Gobindobhog Rice’ is ...

Bengali Sita Bhog Recipe

The Bengali Sita Bhog is a delectable rice dish that is sweet and packed with flavors along with mini jamoons in the rice. Bengali Cuisine, like its delectable variants of food, boasts of a rich sweet tradition. The Bengali Sita Bhog sweet is a lesser known of the sweets which has remain hidden from the national limelight but are a rage within its territorial boundaries.  Serve the Bengali Sita Bhog along with Mishti Doi as desserts after a meal of Bengali Luchi and Aloo ...

Bengali Bhog Khichuri Recipe (Bengali Khichdi) Using Electric Pressure Cooker

“Bengali Bhog Khichuri” is a traditional version of Khichdi which basically is a mixture of rice and pulses cooked together. This particular recipe is a popular Bengali cuisine which is often made during pooja or special occasions and offered as Prasadam to Maa Durga. The specialty of this Khichdi is the rice used in it. It’s special rice which is known as “Gobindo bhog” and is jam packed with fragrance. In case you don’t have this rice available with you, any choice of rice should be ...

Methi Kumro Recipe - Bengali Style Fenugreek Leaves and Pumpkin Stir Fry

Methi Kumro Recipe is a delicious bengali style fresh fenugreek leaves stir fry with pumpkin. It gets done within no time and makes use of very few easy to available ingredients from the pantry. The simple tempering of panch phoron adds a great flavour to the dish. The veggies are cooked in mustard oil with just turmeric and cumin powder, which keeps the flavours clean and helps in keeping the nutrition quotient of the ingredients intact. Serve Methi Kumro Recipe (Bengali Style Fenugreek Leaves ...

Calcutta Style Ghugni Recipe-Tangy Yellow Peas Curry

Ghugni is a very popular street food of Calcutta. The Ghugni is made from dried white peas and spiced up with a special masala called moodi masala. Almost every street corner will have ghugni or jhaal muri and both of these have something in common and that's the Muri Masala. The Muri masala is a blend of roasted condiments and spices in specific proportions and I have a recipe on my website for you to look up on how exactly to make this masala. Serve the Calcutta Ghugni along with thinly sliced ...

Bengali Aloo Dum Recipe

The Bengali Aloo Dum Recipe is a delicious recipe of potatoes that are simmered in spicy tomato onion garlic and a yogurt gravy. The potato is simmered in the dum aloo masala for a good 30 minutes until all the flavors are absorbed. Aloo Dum also known as Dum Aloo is a delicious spicy and tangy recipe that is a favorite at home. Dum is a process of slow cooking on low heat where we cook the rice or vegetables in its gravy and spices in a sealed vessel simmered for a long period of time. Serve Bengali ...

Mishti Doi Recipe - Traditional Bengali Sweet Yogurt

Mishti Doi Recipe is a traditional Bengali dessert of delicately sweetened curd. Mild, light and extremely addictive this makes a great dessert option when entertaining guests over an Indian meal. The sweetness is lent from lightly caramelised sugar and traditionally the curd is set in earthen pots. Serve Mishti Doi after a delicious meal of Aloo Dum, Bengali Lucchi and Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Indian Mithai Recipes for your special occasions: Bengali ...

Shorshe Maach Recipe - Bengali Style Mustard Fish Curry

Shorshe Maach Recipe (Bengali Mustard Fish Curry) is a famous fish curry made with mustard paste. The fish is lightly pan fried on the tawa and it is soaked in the mustard sauce. This will help the fish to absorb the curry and gives a unique flavor to the dish. Typically, the fish curry is made with "hilsa" fish which is locally available in Kolkata, this dish is a twist with seer fish. It is also prepared during festival season to bring a richness in the meal. Serve the tangy Shorshe Maach along ...

Ilish Er Tel Jhol Recipe - Bengali Hilsa Fish Curry

Ilish Er Tel Jhol is a runny Hilsa gravy scented with kalonji and turmeric powder. This gravy is spiked with green chillies and finished with a generous drizzle of mustard oil. The mustard oil in the recipe brings out the flavour of the dish and increases the taste too. It is easy to make and takes very few ingredients to prepare. This is a perfect recipe when you want to eat something delicious yet requires less effort to make. Serve Ilish Er Tel Jhol along with Steamed Rice and Kachumber Salad ...

Chanar Paturi Recipe-A Bengali Paneer Dish With Mustard

Chanar Paturi is an authentic Bengali recipe of paneer that is flavored with mustard, coconut and green chillies and steamed in pumpkin leaves. Paneer is called as Chanar in Bengali language. This recipe is a vegetarian adoption of popular Bengali fish recipe paturi, one of the royal dishes of Bengali cuisine. Pumpkin leaves wrapped parcels of mustard-coated paneer is steamed to make the delicious dish.The basic idea is to cook the paneer in a wilted pumpkin-leaf envelope.  Serve Chanar ...

Bengali Style Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe

Hilsa Fish In Poppy Seeds & Yogurt Curry Recipe is a Bengali delicacy that is made with the hilsa fish available in monsoons. Hilsa is one of the favourite fishes of the region, that is locally grown near the Ganga river and its tributaries. Poppy seeds and the mustard seeds needs to be ground till smooth and be used in this recipe along with other spices like nigella seeds, haldi, and chilli powder. Then the gravy is poured on the plain salt-marinated hilsa fish pieces on a grill pan and cooked ...

Jhaal Muri/Moodi Recipe -Spicy Puffed Rice

Jhal Muri/Moodi is a delicious crunchy snack found in almost every street corner of Kolkata. The flavors of this delectable snack is from the special Muri Masala and Mustard Oil that is so closely associated with the vendors. Jhaal Muri/Moodi is simple and quick to make, very similar to the Mumbai Bhel, without the chutneys and sev imparting strong flavors from the mustard oil and muri/moodi masala. Serve the Jhaal Muri immediately as a tea time snack along with Masala Chai. If you ...

Homemade Pani Puri Recipe -Calcutta Style Puchka Recipe

Calcutta Style Puchkas also known as Pani Puri and Golgappa is a simple and delicious recipe to make at home. This recipe is inspired from the streets of Calcutta. These Pani Puri or Puchka as they are called in Calcutta are the best street food you can have in India on a hot summer day, a rainy day, a gloomy day, basically a day you want your mood to be uplifted. It is a spicy, tangy and thirst quenching street food that brings people together from all communities in India on the streets. I have ...

Beguni Recipe - Baingan/Eggplant Pakora

Beguni Recipe is a famous bengali snack which is essentially Baingan/Eggplant Pakora. Beguni is common in Bangladesh during Iftar during Ramadan. Beguni Recipe is famous monsoon snack where it is teamed with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney  or also had along with Masala Tea during tea time. If you like this recipe, take a look at more Monsoon Recipes such as: Crispy Palak Pakora Recipe (Monsoon Time Snacks) Baked Masala Dal Vada Recipe Hari Matar Ke Pakode Recipe (Green Pea Fritters) Spicy Indian ...

Bengali Sukto Recipe - Mixed Vegetable Curry

Sukto is a vegetable medley prepared in Bengali household. It consists an array of vegetables. Bitter gourd is the main ingredient of this dish and the other vegetables in this recipe are pumpkin, plantain, sweet potato, ridge gourd, drumsticks, eggplant and raw papaya. Dried lentil dumplings (badi) is also a important ingredients for making sukto. It tempers with a spice called radhuni, it can be substitute with dill seeds. If both are unavailable then methi seeds can be used. Poppy seed paste ...

Creamy Indian Butter Fish Recipe - Creamy Pabda Fish

Creamy Indian Butter Fish is a popular choice in West Bengal and must be one of the best known of Bengali Cuisine. The english name for the Pabda fish is Indian Butter Fish. A delicious and spicy recipe ideal for mid week family meals or weekend lunches. This freshwater fish is full of protein and is my favourite as it is really wonderful with rich buttery taste. It is quickly cooked therefore it is best to make it during busy days. Available throughout the year in all fresh fish market of Kolkata ...

     
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