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Occasions along with Recipes

Poush Parbon - On 1/15/2016

Gokul Pithe

Gokul Pithe

Today I'm going to share the recipe of "Gokul Pithe", which is made with scraped coconut & khoya Or milk solid.
Peas Kachuri & Dum Aloo

Peas Kachuri & Dum Aloo

Luchi that is stuffed is called kochuri; kochuri stuffed with mashed peas (koraishutir kochuri) is one notable variety.
Mugsamali

Mugsamali

One of the most popular "Pithe" is Mugsamali Or Mung daler Bhaja Pithe.
Kheerer Patishapta

Kheerer Patishapta

This is a sweet crepe made with ground rice, all purpose flour, semolina and milk. And the crepes are stuffed with scraped coconut, khoya kheer and molasses stuffing. This is a very popular Pitha for this "Poush Parbon" festival
Rosbora

Rosbora

Rosbora is very easy to make and a famous sweet of any Bengali Family. This sweet is made with Urad dal.
Lobongo Lotika

Lobongo Lotika

Lobongo Lotika is a traditional Bengali Sweet. This sweet can be stored for a long time.

Poila Boishakh - On 4/14/2016

Kosha Murgir Mangsho

Kosha Murgir Mangsho

Bengali Kosha Murgir Mangsho is a dry type Chicken Curry with not use of water and should be cooked in Mustard Oil.
Bengali Fish Biryani

Bengali Fish Biryani

Bengali people love fish. They like fish in any of the dishes. We bongs like fish in any way, such as, in curry, stew, mustard gravy, light curry , in pulao or biryani.
Chicken Rezala

Chicken Rezala

Chicken Rezala is an authentic Bengali Chicken Curry in white gravy. This dish is only available in Bengal. You can not find only one serving of this dish in outside of Bengal. This dish was invented by the Royal Chef's of Bengal.
Pui Shaker Chorchori

Pui Shaker Chorchori

Bengalis love Pui shak in stir fry way with eggplant, red pumpkins, potatoes. We serves this stir fried curry with rice & dal in lunch.
Nolen Gurer Payesh

Nolen Gurer Payesh

Payesh is nothing but Indian style Rice Pudding, made by boiling milk, basmati or any aromatic rice and sugar or jaggery.
Fish Cutlet

Fish Cutlet

The meat/fish itself is cooked with spices - onion, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, coriander (cilantro), green chillies, lemon and salt. This is then dipped in an egg mix and then in breadcrumbs, and fried in ghee or vegetable oil.
Bengali Masoor Dal

Bengali Masoor Dal

Dal is the most usual part of Indian Meal. Bengali meal is also not out of this. But Bengali "Dal" recipe is very much different from the rest of the Indian states' Dal recipe.
Tel Koi

Tel Koi

This recipe is a very popular Bengali "Koi Fish" recipe in a rich, thick, spicy only Mustard Oil based recipe, which should be served with Plain Steamed Rice as Lunch. This recipe does not come in a regular lunch menu, but for the guests, this is a very good item for lunch.
Bengali Steamed Prawn

Bengali Steamed Prawn

Bengali Steamed Prawns is a very easy to make dish, Prawns steamed in Mustard & coconut sauce
Bengali Chicken Cutlet

Bengali Chicken Cutlet

In Indian cuisine, a cutlet specifically refers to cooked meat (mutton, beef, fish or chicken) stuffing that is fried with a batter/covering. The meat itself is cooked with spices - onion, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, coriander (cilantro), green chilies, lemon and salt.

Ratha-Yatra - On 7/6/2016

Jeelipi

Jeelipi

Jalebi or Jeelipi is a very popular Indian sweet. It can be served cold or hot. It is made by deep frying a batter in pretzel or circular shape and soaked into sugar syrup.
Boondi

Boondi

This sweet actually looks like drops Or Boond in Hindi. That is why it is called Boondi. Boondi is made with Bengali gram batter or Chikpea batter. Bengali occasional breakfast is incomplete without "Bonde & Luchi"/"Boondi & Puri".
Malai Kulfi

Malai Kulfi

Malai Kulfi is Indian frozen dairy dessert. Some time it is called as Indian Ice-cream.
Amriti

Amriti

Piaji & Beguni

Piaji & Beguni

Piaji & Beguni is nothing but Onion & eggplant fritters. Chopped Onion & Eggplant dipped in Besan batter with other spices and deep fried.
Aloor Chop

Aloor Chop

"Aloor Chop" Or Potato fritters is Bengal's most popular street snacks. This "Aloor Chop" serves with Puffed Rice Or "Muri" & Tea.

Raksha Bandhan - On 8/18/2016

Kalo Jaam

Kalo Jaam

Kalo jaam or kala jamun is a popular cheese-based dessert, similar to a dumpling, popular in countries of the Indian Subcontinent such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Veg Potato Curry & Lentil Stuffed Puri

Veg Potato Curry & Lentil Stuffed Puri

Today I was determined to share this awesome 'Dalpuri Torkari' recipe with you. This 'Alu torkari' is without onion & garlic and little spicy in taste.
Kalakand

Kalakand

Take a microwave safe square glass/aluminum pan, add ricotta cheese, condensed milk, crushed cardamom seeds and mix with a hand manual beater. Mix well and make sure there

Janmastami - On 8/25/2016

Payesh

Payesh

In this recipe, the rice should be lightly fried in Ghee, and the milk, ghee fried rice would be boiled in caramel along with chopped nuts.
Tal Kheer

Tal Kheer

Tal kheer and taler malpoa(in bengali it's called malpoa or malpo not malpua) were in my to do list for my blog. But As I stay in Hyderabad could not able to get tal or Asian plam fruit outside of West Bengal. But in our recent tour to Warrangal(Telengana) I found a tal during a temple visit named Ramappa Temple. There was a big garden in front of the Temple. And lots of Tal tree were there. And thank God for our visit during monsoon, I able to get a fresh ripe tal from the Garden
Taler Bora

Taler Bora

This fritters are made from the fresh ripe juicy palm fruit. The process of making "Taler Bora" is not very easy. At first we have to take all the pulp of each palm kernels, and then boil the pulp to reduce and thicken the pulp and then have to add all the ingredients and very slowly have to fry the fritters.
Bengali Kheer Malpua

Bengali Kheer Malpua

Malpua is one of the easy to make pithas(Bengali sweet dish).All you need is maida(flour),sooji(semolina),sugar, milk and cardamom powder, funnel seeds for flavor.
Niramish Alur Dum

Niramish Alur Dum

"Aloor Dom" is originally from Kashmiri Cuisine. This dish is cooked with small new potatoes along with green peas and other spices.
Ripe Banana Fritters

Ripe Banana Fritters

Ripe Banana Fritters is made with Very ripe bananas , garted coconut, sugar and Maida & rice flour.

Durga Puja - On 10/8/2016

Chhanar Jeelipi

Chhanar Jeelipi

Chanar jeelipi is a very popular sweet in Bengal, Rajasthan & Orissa,though the form can differ significantly from place to place.
Malai Chum Chum

Malai Chum Chum

This chomchom itself a very popular sweet of Bengali. And this variety of the famous chomchom, even more tasty and delicious all over India.
Bhapa Ilish

Bhapa Ilish

In this recipe raw Ilish/Hilsha pieces are steamed in mustard and coconut paste along with turmeric, green chili, salt & mustard oil.
Bhoger Khichuri & Labra

Bhoger Khichuri & Labra

I'm going to share the "Astami Special Bhoger Khichuri & Labrar Torkari". Bhoger Khichuri is very arometic and tasty.
Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer

most importantly this is a recipe which is without onion & garlic pure vegetarian.
Mangsher Chop

Mangsher Chop

Mangsher Chop is a famous Tele Bhaja. It tastes awesome and easy to make too. For this famous snacks you need mutton keema. Boiled keema are added to the spiced mashed potatoes, then dipped into egg batter and coated with bread crumb and then deep fried.
Chicken Hariyali Kebab

Chicken Hariyali Kebab

This recipe has won the Grand Prize of the 'Taste Of Home' magazine for April/May 2015.
Kochi Panthar Jhol

Kochi Panthar Jhol

In this curry I've added all freshly ground spices with very less oil. And this curry should be cooked in a pan only, pressure cook will not bring the exact taste.
Chingri Malaikari

Chingri Malaikari

Jumbo Prawns are cooked in creamy Coconut gravy, without onion, garlic & tomatoes. This curry is very arometic but mild in taste. This dish should serve with Plain Steamed Rice.
Narkel Naru

Narkel Naru

Narkel Naru is a dessert from Bengal. They are ball-shaped and made from khoya/condensed milk and coconut,
Dorbesh

Dorbesh

Dorbesh is nothing but Boondi Laddu. But this Dorbesh is little different from the regular Non-bengali boondi laddu.
Bengali Misti Polao

Bengali Misti Polao

"Misti/Mitha" stands for sweet in Bengali & "Holud/Basanti" stands for yellow in color & most importantly this will pronounce "Polao" not Pulao. So this rice preparation must be sweeter in taste & yellowish in color
Dak Bungalow Chicken

Dak Bungalow Chicken

This kind of curries are always be the only Dinner/Lunch item. So it is always cooked along with Potat ,Egg and freshly ground spices,
Tandoori Paneer Masala

Tandoori Paneer Masala

I don't like paneer that much, not even my husband. But for a change I cook paneer but always in different type. I always prefer homemade paneer more than store bought. In today's recipe I used homemade only. If store bought paneer is at home home, only pakora or cutlet I make. Most of the time store bought store bought paneer could not be fresh.
Murgh Pulao

Murgh Pulao

Chicken Pulao is a one pot hassle free meal can be served with raita and sliced cucumber. Today is the day before we going for our 1st trip with our Baby boy 'Chomchom'. And before any trip I do least grocery because if vegetables are left might be got rotten. So only few pieces of chicken was in the freezer and some common vegetables like onion, ginger garlic, cucumber were in the kitchen basket.
Chicken Pakoda

Chicken Pakoda

It's almost 2017, I mean only few days left in 2016 and we're eagerly waiting to welcome 2017. Its winter, not very cold in Hyderabad but still 15 degree is not bad. So I decided to make some Spicy Chicken Pakoda accompanied with hot Masala Chai/Tea to celebrate on the day before New Year eve.
Kanchakolar Kofta Curry

Kanchakolar Kofta Curry

Raw Banana is not edible without cooking. And there are not that much variety of cooking Raw banana in Indian cuisine. A few dishes are made with this fruit, such as chips, curry, cutlets or fritters. This plantain has less sugar & more starch than normal banana .
Hinger Aloor Dom

Hinger Aloor Dom

Hinger Aloor Dom is a very famous Bengali veg curry which should be served with Luchi/Kochuri. This type of aloor dom is cooked without onion and garlic. And a special type of masala is prepared for this Aloor Dom.
Kosha Khasir Mangsho

Kosha Khasir Mangsho

Kosha Khasir Mangsho, Bengali Dry Mutton Curry
Chholar Dal

Chholar Dal

This dal is made for special occasions like Birthdays, Pujas Or to serve the guests. And this dal is must for the most famous Bengali Festival "Durga Puja".
Kolkatar Mutton Biryani

Kolkatar Mutton Biryani

Kolkata has a special and totally different style of biryani. The specialty of Kolkata biryani is Potato and Egg are also served in basic Mutton or Chicken biryani. In addition, Calcutta biryani is much lighter on spices than compared to other biryani's.
Chingrir Chop

Chingrir Chop

Chingrir Chop is a famous Bengali snacks item from "Tele Bhaja"(deep fried) shops of Kolkata.
Bhaja Muger Dal

Bhaja Muger Dal

Bhaja mooger dal is a Bengali delicacy. The split moong dal is roasted in ghee/oil till it turns deep golden (not brown) and gives a nutty aroma.
Dimer Devil

Dimer Devil

This devils are made with half hard boiled eggs, wrapped with potato mixture, dipped in batter, coated with bread crumbs and then deep fried.
Fish Paturi

Fish Paturi

Paturi is a very popular Bengali dish. Marinated Fish or vegetables cooked in wrapped inside the leaf.
Chicken Chaap

Chicken Chaap

Chicken chaap is a Bengali mughlai dish. Here Big chicken pieces marinated and cooked in spicy and rich poppy seed based gravy.
Misti Doi

Misti Doi

Mishti doi is a fermented sweet dahi or sweet yogurt. This type of yoghurt is common in the states of West Bengal and Orissa in India, and in Bangladesh
Bengali Fish Fry

Bengali Fish Fry

Kolkata is very much famous for their street food. There are lots of street food like Egg Roll, Chicken Roll, Chicken Cutlet, Chow Mein, Moghlai Paratha and Bengali Crispy Fish Fry.
Dahi Chicken Curry

Dahi Chicken Curry

Dahi Chicken is a very easy authentic North Indian style chicken curry.
Rui Machher Korma

Rui Machher Korma

This is a very different kind of Rui fish recipe with creamy yogurt based gravy. Poppy seeds and cashew are used in this gravy.
Chicken Keema Cutlet

Chicken Keema Cutlet

In this cutlets, minced chicken/mutton are marinated and cooked, and then shaped into cutlets and the rest is the same.
Radha Ballavi

Radha Ballavi

Radha Ballavi is a very famous deep fried Bengali Flat Bread. This Radha Ballavi serves in special occasion like "Puja".
Lachha Paratha

Lachha Paratha

Lachha Paratha is another Special Varity of regular Paratha with Multi and flaky layers on the outside and soft and moist in the middle.
Chhanar Payesh

Chhanar Payesh

Chhanar Payesh Or Ricotta Cheese Pudding is a very delicious dessert for Indian Festivals, specially for Bengali Durga Puja. This is an Bengali authentic dish.
Bengali Egg Roll

Bengali Egg Roll

Kolkata is famous for its street food. And the most famous street food is "Egg Roll".
Luchi Torkari

Luchi Torkari

Luchi is a deep fried flat bread which is a very famous as a Bengali breakfast along with simple Potato Curry.

Vijaya Dashami - On 10/11/2016

Narkel Takti

Narkel Takti

Narkel Takti is a authentic Bengali sweet, made with Coconut, milk, jaggery etc.
Ghugni

Ghugni

One of the famous street food is "Ghugni Chaat". Ghugni is made with Dried Yellow Peas. At first we have to soak the Dried Peas for overnight, and then boil it first and cook with spices.
Chandrapuli

Chandrapuli

Chandrapuli is an authentic Bengali sweet. This sweet is made with 'Chaana/Cottage Cheese, Khova/Mawa/Milk Solid, Scraped Coconut & sugar Or Jaggery'. This sweet is must for Durga Pujo(Bengalis' Biggest Festival).
Rosogolla

Rosogolla

"Rosogolla", this name does not need any introduction. Every Indian well known about this soft, melt in mouth sweet.
Kucho Nimki

Kucho Nimki

"Kucho Nimki" Or "Namak Para" is a very popular Bengali snacks for tea. "Kucho Nimki" is a diamond shaped pastry seasoned with salt and kalonji.
Kamranga Goja

Kamranga Goja

Goja is the Bengali Version of North Indian Sakkar Para. Flour dough is rolled and shape them what ever you like. And then deep fry them and dip into thick sugar syrup.

Diwali - On 10/30/2016

Almond Butter Cookies

Almond Butter Cookies

Hey it's Diwali guys, just in 2 days, how can I share any other recipe. So here is my Diwali special Cookies recipe, which is kids' friendly and very easy to make. You need butter, a handful of Almond, Atta(wheat flour), sugar that's it. It'll take 1 hour from start to end. In recent days I'm making all Kids' friendly recipe as my 1 year old boy wants to eat anything from my hand. So I've decided to cook almonst every item kids' friendly, so he can enjoy everything. So here is my Almond Butter C
Mochar Chop

Mochar Chop

<p>Banana flower is a very unique vegetable, which can be cooked in many ways, like curries, koftas, cutlets and many other ways. Bengalis make different kinds of non-veg items too with this unique vegetable. Today I'm going to share a lip smacking snacks recipe which is made with banana flower. but this snack is totally veg version, as in our home onion garlic is not used in this snack, only ginger and ground whole spices are main. Inner part of the Banana flower is the key ingredient here. </p
Bengali Mutton Curry

Bengali Mutton Curry

In every Bengali have this "Mutton Curry" on the last day of "Durga Puja", that is called "Bijoya Dashami". Because most of the Bengali do not eat non-veg during the 4 days of "Durga Puja". So we break our vegetarian meal tradition on the last day of the "Durga Puja". This is my mom's recipe, and she only cooked today's "Mutton Curry".
Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa is made by placing grated carrot in a pot containing a specific amount of water, milk and sugar and then cooking while stirring regularly.
Baked Keema Kachori

Baked Keema Kachori

Today I'm going to share 'Keema Kachori' with you all. And that is also in healthy version. It's baked and the stuffing is also cooked in less oil. So let's find the recipe.
Kesari Bhog

Kesari Bhog

Kesari Bhog is a very tasty variety of our very well known "Rosogolla". Kesar means Saffron, when the Paneer for Rosogolla is being prepared at that time Milk soaked saffron should be added to this.
Rosomalai

Rosomalai

This dessert is made with Bengal's famous sweet "Rosogolla". First you have to make "Rosogolla" and then squeeze them and boil with the "Malai".
Chicken Tandoori

Chicken Tandoori

Tandoori chicken is a popular Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani dish consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices which is called as Tandoori Spices.
Mawa Kachori

Mawa Kachori

Mawa kachori is made with Mawa/Khova, chopped nuts. The key ingredients for the recipe are, Maida, Khova, Chopped Nuts, Oil & Sugar. SO no more talking

Christmas & New Year - On 12/25/2016

Dhabe Di Murgh Makkhanwala

Dhabe Di Murgh Makkhanwala

2016 is the most important year of my life. This year became my life's most eventful year. The 1st surprise I got in the beginning month of this year. I felt a tiny life inside me. Then after 9 months, a cute little baby boy came to my life and took me on the top of the world. Becoming mother is the most precious gift of God.
Jam Cookies

Jam Cookies

There are many different types of cookies in all over the world. Here this cookies are kind of Indian.
Rich Christmas Fruit Cake

Rich Christmas Fruit Cake

This fruit cake is packaged with raisins, dried cranberries, dried apricots, and candied fruit, dark Rum, Nuts are also included as Caramel Or Butterscotch Syrup.
Gingerbread Man Cookies

Gingerbread Man Cookies

Most gingerbread men share the same roughly humanoid shape, with stubby feet and no fingers.
Eggless Strawberry Cake

Eggless Strawberry Cake

This cake is made with fresh pureed strawberry without any artificial color or flavor.
Eggless Butterless Blueberry & Orange Cake

Eggless Butterless Blueberry & Orange Cake

This recipe is totally Egg & Butter less with a nice flavor of Blueberry and Orange, healthy version of delicious cake.
Tutti Fruity Loaf Cake

Tutti Fruity Loaf Cake

Tutti Fruity Cake is another version of Christmas Fruit Cake with lots of Tutti Fruity & Nut.
Soaked Dry Fruits For Christmas

Soaked Dry Fruits For Christmas

Christmas Fruit Cake is traditionally is a very rich with loads of Dry Fruits and Nuts. Dry Fruits & Nuts are soaked in alcohol(May be Brandy/Rum/Whiskey) for 2-3 months before the Christmas Eve.
Indian Tea Cake

Indian Tea Cake

I used egg whites in this cake to make this more healthy, dates, chopped walnuts & dried cranberry and one secreat ingredient to enhance the flavor of this wonderful cake. That is "Indian Tea Spices" Or "Chai Masala",
Chicken Kebab Stuffed Bread

Chicken Kebab Stuffed Bread

I stuffed the Bread with Chicken Kebabs, instead of plain grilled or cooked chicken.
Cranberry Walnut Bread

Cranberry Walnut Bread

This is a classic and very common bread for Breakfast. This bread is little sweet, soft in the inside and crunchy outside.
Bengali Style Fruit Cake

Bengali Style Fruit Cake

My dad used to start baking this cake 1 month before Chisrtmas. He used to make this cake, and whenever it finished, he used to make another one. Just back to back to keep the smell in our home.
Pumpkin Cream Roll

Pumpkin Cream Roll

This is a very common Cake recipe during this season. The Cream inside the Cake should be Soft Cream Cheese filling,

Jamai Sasthi - On 5/30/2017

Bengali Ghee Bhat

Bengali Ghee Bhat

Bengali Rice Polao/Pulao/Pilaf is sweeter on the side. Bengali Pulao is cooked with Gobindobhog Rice (Special arometic rice, which is only available in West Bengal), ghee & other vegetables.
Jhuri Aloo Bhaja

Jhuri Aloo Bhaja

Thinly Sliced Aloo Bhaja, Jhuri Aloo bhaja. Here is the recipe of Jhuri Aloo Bhaja i.e. Very thinly grated crispy fried potato. This variantion of Aloo bhaja can be serves as evening snack also with "Masala Chai".
Bono Bihari Murgi or Bengali Spicy Chicken Curry

Bono Bihari Murgi or Bengali Spicy Chicken Curry

Aam Dal

Aam Dal

Aam Dal is very famous Dal recipe in Bengal, it's cooked with Raw Mango and serve with 'Steamed Rice' &amp; 'Aloo Bhaja'(potato fry). It should be sour in taste. The sourness comes from the Raw mango. This is exclusively my mom's recipe, I think she makes the best 'Aam dal'.
Sukto

Sukto

Shukto is a traditional bengali dish, which is a part of a full course bengali meal.
Ilish Macher Paturi

Ilish Macher Paturi

Ilish Macher Paturi is a typical Bengali dish. In this recipe Hilsa/Ilish fish steaks are marinated with ground spices and then wrapped in oily Kumro/Pumpkin or Banana leaf, and then roasted in nonstick pan or may be deep fried.
Mutton Dak Bungalow

Mutton Dak Bungalow

it is always cooked along with Potato ,Egg and freshly ground spices, as that time Store Bought spices were not being used in cooking.
Muri Ghonto

Muri Ghonto

Muri ghonto is a authentic Bengali dish, where the Rohu/Katla fish head is cooked with flavorful rice like Gobindo Bhog Chal.
Tender Coconut Lassi

Tender Coconut Lassi

Lassi is a savory cool yogurt based beverage popular in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri lanka, Bangladesh. Lassi is made with sour curd, black salt, sugar.
Kancha Aamer Chutney

Kancha Aamer Chutney

Green mango chatni should be sweet & spicy, thick and sticky like consistancy. Lots of sugar is used to make this chatni.
Aam Panna

Aam Panna

Indian people use those keri to make "Achar" , "Sarbat", "Jelly" etc to preserve those product for further use when keri is not available in the market But we can enjoy the taste of the keri.
Mango Kulfi

Mango Kulfi

Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the India. It is often described as "traditional Indian Subcontinent ice cream".
Rui Posto

Rui Posto

This is an authentic Benagali Lunch Dish served with steamed rice. Very tasty & popular dish.
Rui Macher Kalia

Rui Macher Kalia

This fish is from Carp family. The Curry should be very thick, rich, spicy & oily type. Goes well with Plain Steamed Rice.
Daab Chingri

Daab Chingri

Daab/Tender coconut and "Chingri or Jumbo Prawns" are cooked inside the coconut shell with spices. to give an aromatic flavor to the prawns.
Bengali Aam Doi

Bengali Aam Doi

This Aam Doi tasted very nice and flavorful and very much refreshing in summer days.