Mulor Paturi

Mulor Paturi

The word Paturi literally means wrapped in leaves. Traditionally kolapata or banana leaves are used to prepare paturis. They not only serve as a wrap to parcel the fish but also imparts their flavor to the dish. Soft under matured banana leaves are perfect to use for paturi as 

Bangladeshi Daal Puri

Dalpuri, once treasured by bongs has become a little rare these days in Bengali kitchens. Dalpuri or Dal Puri has its roots in the cuisine of undivided Bengal during British Raj when Bihar, Bengal and Bangladesh formed a single State . While Bihari Daal puri 

Sojne Patar Chochori

Moringa leaves/sojne pata/ drumstick leaves, loaded with vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, and C) and minerals(Magnesium, Iron Calcium, Phosphorus, and Zinc) are nutritionally very rich, leaving behind carrots, oranges, and even milk. Their antioxidant properties are known to boost the immune system. The leaves find 

Mocha Koftar Polao

I wake up with rattling of utensils. Oh, maa is cleaning the kitchen. It is saturday today and she has been following this ritual for years now.Our kitchen is cooked thoroughly each Saturday before she begins her cooking. Oh No! Aaj to Niramish I remember. 

Sojne dantar Chochori

The prosperous culinary heritage of India has helped us to relish and taste several types of vegetables and fruits thereby derive out umpteen health benefits from them. One such amazing vegetable that is greatly valued and earns our interest is drumstick or sojne data. This 

Lau r Kofta curry|| Lauki Kofta Curry

Unlike Europe or America, we do not have Bangladeshi stores here in Israel. Therefore, most of the vegetables and Indian fishes remain unavailable here. Whatever, I manage to get here is literally hunted either by me or my husband in our farmer’s market. I even 

Mocha Dhokar Dalna

Dhokar Dalna is a classic no onion no garlic preparation of Bengali cuisine. Chholar Daal/Chana daal is made into cakes, fried and cooked in a gingery gravy to prepare this dalna. This is how basic dhokar dalna is prepared. My thakuma used to often add 

Chhanar Paturi

Paturi is the name given to a dish or cooking method in which food, either vegetarian or non-vegetarian is wrapped in a leaf and cooked. The word paturi has been coined from the Bengali word ”Pata” meaning leaf. In this particular form of cooking the ingredients are 

Chaal Mocha

Mocha or banana blossom holds a special place in Bengali cuisine. I have come across very few bongs in my life who do not eat or love mocha. Owing to the effort needed to clean and cut them, they are often consumed on special occasions. 

Enchorer Kalia

Kalia is a rich sauce that uses a lot of onions, ginger, garlic, and a melange of rich spices. The most common Kalia known in Bengali cuisine is Biyebari style Rui/ Katla Machher Kalia. Kalia is mostly consumed with piping hot steamed rice. As this