Uchher Dolma(Amish)

Uchher Dolma(Amish)

Dolmas have always been my favorite. Not only because they are extravagant and rich in taste. But the artwork of precisely scooping the wrap, preparing the stuffing, meticulously filling them, and then cooking the dolma to perfection gratifies my heart, gives me a sense of 

Kumro Patay Chingrir Paturi

Kumro Patay Chingrir Paturi

Paturi is the name given to a dish/cooking method very distinctive and traditional of Bengal. The word paturi has been coined from the Bengali word β€Pata” meaning leaf. In this particular form of cooking the ingredients are wrapped in leaves and cooked in steam or roasted 

Machher Tel r Chochori

Machher Tel r Chochori

Machher Tel/ Fish fat is often hard to get. That is because, we consume fish fat only from bigger freshwater fishes like rohu or katla. And often when we are lucky enough to get some, we end up making machher teler bora. I am sure, 

Malvani Chicken

Malvani Chicken

Malvani cuisine is the cuisine of the South Konkan region of Maharashtra and Goa. Malvan is a town in the Sindhudurgh district of Maharashtra. This cuisine is popular for its non-vegetarian dishes and liberal use of coconut in most of its dishes. The unprejudiced use 

Sylheti Akhni Polao

Sylheti Akhni Polao

What is chicken Polao and how is it different from chicken Biriyani? What is Akhni or Yakhni? Biryani is made using the draining method of cooking, which actually means the rice is first semi-cooked in water, drained, and then used to layer up. The remaining 

Rui Kanchkolar Hingi

Rui Kanchkolar Hingi

My man always had this feeling that you eat kanchakola (plantain) only when you have a troubled stomach πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. so this weekend while I took out plantain from the refrigerator he asked meIs our son suffering from a troubled stomach? With a frowning face, I 

Daal Chhenchki

Daal Chhenchki

Daal or masoor daal (red lentil) is a part of every day’s meal in many Bengali households. While the sukno lonka (dry red chili) and peyaj (onion) foron is a classic preparation, this could certainly serve as a variation. It is delicious, rich, and easy 

Chingrir Bati Chochori

Chingrir Bati Chochori

A simple, light, and easy preparation just suitable for summers. While preparing bati chochori, my mother often prepares the bati (bowl) with all the ingredients and just places it in the bhater hari (pot for cooking rice) and the bati chochori is done while the 

Machher Mathar Shukto

Machher Mathar Shukto

Machher mathar shukto…sounds obnoxious??? It is really not. Neither did I discover it. This is a preparation from my grandmother’s kitchenette. Shukto is a sweet, bitter medley of vegetables eg. plantain, raw papaya, eggplant, drumstick, radish, bitter gourd, and additionally other vegetables of your choice 

Dhakai Kachhi Biriyani

Dhakai Kachhi Biriyani

What does kachhi biriyani mean? “Kachhi” means uncooked or raw. What is raw in this biriyani and how is it different from other biriyanis? In Kachhi Biriyani uncooked meat and semi-cooked rice is assembled together in a pot and cooked on dum together. Hence, the