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Bangladeshi Daal Puri

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 

Radhaballavi

Radhaballavi

Radhaballavi reminds me of my childhood days, when chance of having them was only an affair of “byapar bari”(ocassion in the house. This is how my husband calls it 😂). For my mother, who was a working woman, preparing radhaballavi at home was not possible. 

Street style vegetable chowmein/ Vegetable noodles

Street style vegetable chowmein/ Vegetable noodles

Hailing from Jalpaiguri, chowmein/noodles was an obligatory post on my blog. Contrary to Kolkata where telebhajas are more popular street food, North Bengal favors chowmein, momo and thukpa. Nevertheless, chowmein is also popular in other parts of West Bengal as well as India. This stir 

Koraisutir dhokar dalna

Koraisutir dhokar dalna

“গান যেমন একাকী গায়কের নয়, রান্নাও তেমনই নয় শুধু সূপকারের । রান্না তখনই সার্থক যখন তা অন্যের রসনায় তোলে পরি্তৃপ্তির কল্লোল ।” Aptly put by Purnima thakur and this recipe from the book “Thakurbarir Ranna” rounds up her idea. Dhokar dalna is a classic Bengali 

Chicken Rezala/Bangladeshi White Chicken Korma

Chicken Rezala/Bangladeshi White Chicken Korma

Bong’s craving for Mughlai food has not been a secret. Be it Biriyani, chaap or desserts like sheer khurma or phirni. Chicken Rezala is one of them. The nutty sauce with flavors of kewra and mitha attar creates an impeccable ambience of Mughlai cuisine on 

Cream of chicken soup

Cream of chicken soup

I am sure many of you must have ordered “cream of chicken soup” in a restaurant. The silkiness of the soup, with flavors of thyme and chicken in it makes it, a scrumptious appetizer, especially for such winter evenings. A dish sure to produce a 

Paneer r sabji die bhaja moong daal

Paneer r sabji die bhaja moong daal

Bhaja moong daal with oodles of vegetables, chunks of paneer and dollop of ghee, a dish perfect for winter weekend lunch. I call this winter because the veggies used to prepare this dish are cauliflower, carrots, peas which were earlier winter vegetables. But these days, 

Jhiri jhiri aloo bhaja/Potato shoestring fries

Jhiri jhiri aloo bhaja/Potato shoestring fries

Aloo in any form has always been a bong’s favorite. Aloo bhaja, aloo posto, aloor dum, aloo bhorta or mangser jhol r aloo (potato in meat curry). But this particular aloo bhaja finds a special place in bong’s cuisine. Daal, jhiri jhiri aloo bhaja, a 

Nolen gurer rosogolla

Nolen gurer rosogolla

Rosogolla again!!!!! This is what I thought when I decided to prepare nolen gurer rosogolla for the blog. As a blogger, I began my journey with rosogolla and then, I have also prepared baked rosogolla. Ok I know, that there is not much difference in 

Aloo peyaj posto

Aloo peyaj posto

Aloo posto….. does it need an introduction??? Aloo posto with daal, gorom gorom bhaat is a sublime match for dupurer “bhaat ghum”. Aloo posto is that vegetarian dish which I guess is prepared once in few days in every bong’s house. Another posto dish which