Indian cuisine encompasses a wide variety of regional cuisines native to India. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations, these cuisines vary significantly from each other an
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".
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.
It is traditionally plain, but may also be seasoned with garlic or herbs, or stuffed with cheese..
"Aloor Chop" Or Potato fritters is Bengal's most popular street snacks. This "Aloor Chop" serves with Puffed Rice Or "Muri" & Tea.
Kulfi is a popular frozen dairy dessert from the India. It is often described as "traditional Indian Subcontinent ice cream".
Tutti fruity bread is a sweet tasted bread with lots of tutti fruity in it. This a very tasty breakfast bread for kids. This bread can be eaten plain as it is or with butter or any other spreads.
<b>Luchi</b> should be made with all purpose flour or maida, little bit Moyan of ghee to bind the flour and salt. Then make a firm dough and should rest for 30 minutes minimum and then make small balls, flatten them with roller pin and deep fry them to make fluffy <b>Luchi</b>.
Phirni is originally a Mughlai dessert recipe .Phirni is an another variety of Aromatic Rice Pudding. Phirni should be served chilled.
Dal Makhni/Makhani is a very popular & traditional Punjabi dish. This is a very much different version of Dal from the other Punjabi Dal
Modak is the most popular sweet item during Ganesh Festival. It says that Modak is the most favorite item of Ganpati Bappa. Scrapped coconut, jaggery & chopped nuts mixed sweet filling inside and the outer part is made with rice flour or wheat flour. And nicely shaped with mould or using hands.
Boondi Laddoo is a very famous Indian Sweet. This laddoo is served in special occasion like "Ganesh Uthsav" Or "Diwali" Or "Dusshera".
Blueberry is the member of Berry family. Blueberry is full of antioxidants which can helps reduce the risk of some cancers.
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.
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".
Malai Kulfi is Indian frozen dairy dessert. Some time it is called as Indian Ice-cream.
Sondesh is a most popular Bengali Sweet which is made with Chhana and Sugar/Gur. Minimum ingredients but really tasty sweet.
"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.
Narkel Naru is a dessert from Bengal. They are ball-shaped and made from khoya/condensed milk and coconut,
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.
Murir Moa or Puffed Rice Laddu is a traditional Bengali Sweet which serves during Pujas like "Kojagori Lakshmi Puja". This Moa is a giant size Laddu made with Puffed rice and jaggery.
Imarti or Amriti or Jhangri is a dessert invented in Mughal kitchen and is now popular in Rajasthan, West Bengal, and South India. Imarti is made by deep-frying urad flour batter in a kind of circular flower shape, then soaked in sugar syrup.
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.
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.
Rajma is made in the North side of India. North Indian people make this in almost every occasion. Their speciality is Rajma-Chawal.
Bhuni khichuri is a One pot rice meal cooked with Aromatic Rice and Yellow Lentil(Mung Dal) along with Vegetables. This <b>Bhuni khichuri</b> is seasoned with roasted ground Whole Spices. The specialty of this <b>Bhuni khichuri</b> is, the Rice and Lentil should be whole not totally mashed.
One of the most popular "Pithe" is Mugsamali Or Mung daler Bhaja Pithe.
Rosbora is very easy to make and a famous sweet of any Bengali Family. This sweet is made with Urad dal.
Lobongo Lotika is a traditional Bengali Sweet. This sweet can be stored for a long time.
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
Puli Pithe is a Bengali sweet dumplings stuffed with sweet coconut & date pulm jaggery filling and boiled in whole milk.
This "Singara" is specially made in Winter, as Cauliflower is the popular vegetable of this season. "Phulkopir Singara" is made with stir fried cauliflower & potatoes along with some other spices.
<b>Achari Paneer</b> is a very spicy, oily type of gravy based recipe. The gravy should be thick tangy and Indian pickle flavored.
Dorbesh is nothing but Boondi Laddu. But this Dorbesh is little different from the regular Non-bengali boondi laddu.
Payesh is nothing but Indian style Rice Pudding, made by boiling milk, basmati or any aromatic rice and sugar or jaggery.
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.
This chomchom itself a very popular sweet of Bengali. And this variety of the famous chomchom, even more tasty and delicious all over India.
"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
This is a drink mix, may or may not add any alcohol, made with watermelon, lychee juice & ginger ale.
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
In this vegetarian version Black Chickpeas & Scraped Coconut are added, which makes this curry even more delicious. So here is the recipe.
"Rosogolla", this name does not need any introduction. Every Indian well known about this soft, melt in mouth sweet.
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.
Vegetable or I should say Bhegitabil Chop is a very famous Bengali evening snacks. The term "Chop" is nothing but cutlets or croquette, used in Bengal.
Today I'm going to share the recipe of "Gokul Pithe", which is made with scraped coconut & khoya Or milk solid.
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.
I'm going to share a very delicious recipe of paneer in which I've used coconut milk to make the creamy gravy. This is a Mughlai dish in which Paneer is cooked in a rich thick creamy gravy, and serves with Indian Bread Or Rice items.
In Bengali culture, people says,Payesh is the best sweet item to celebrate any good news. Such as birthdays, anniversary, rice ceremony, marriages or even for the baby showers. And for the worship to the God, Payesh is the must Bhog item to be offered.
Shahi recipes belong to Mughlai Cuisine, where meat, poultry even vegetables are cooked in rich creamy gravy. The gravy should be rich with cashew, melon seeds, boiled or raw onion, ginger, garlic and many other ingredients. But today I'm going to share the recipe of 'Shahi Gobi' without onion & garlic.
Tandoori Spice is a multipurpose spice blend. You can use the spice powder for 'Tandoori Chicken, Tandoori Paneer/Cauliflower/Potatoes etcs.
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).
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
<b>Shukto</b> is a traditional bengali dish, which is a part of a full course bengali meal. <b>Shukto</b> should be served at the beginning of the menu. It is a combination of sweet and bitter in taste. Different types of vegetables are used in this recipe.
Pantua is the Bengali version of famous Indian sweet Gulab Jamun. Soft dumplings are deep fried in Ghee and the soaked in sugar syrup. Today I'm going to share the recipe of Rangalur Pantua, that means Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun. In this recipe, boiled sweet potatoes will be used instead of Paneer. This way my Grand mom used to make Pantuas at home during winter.
Bengali topa Kuler Aachar, Bengali Aachar, Ber ka achar, Jujube Sweet pickle, kuler achar recipe, misti kuler achar, kuler chutney recipe
<b>Aam Dal</b> is very famous Dal recipe in Bengal, it's cooked with Raw Mango and serve with 'Steamed Rice' & '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'.
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.
mishti doi recipe, Bengali sweet yogurt or curd recipe with step by step photo/video. a traditional Bengali cuisine or Bengali dessert from evaporated milk
Mango Frozen Yogurt Without Ice-cream Maker
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 .
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
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.
Today I'm going to share a dessert recipe after longtime, becuase of my little monkey who is about to complete his 12th month. I've been very busy for the whole day for him. So couldn't able to make any sweet as making sweets is a very time consuming job itself. But as "Ganpati" is coming to bless us within 2 days, how can I stop myself to make some quick & easy sweets to welcome him.
<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
Linzer cookies are traditionally Austrian Holiday cookies made during Winter holidays. As it's time for fresh Berries like Raspberry, strawberry, black berries, blue berries etc etc. So traditionally these cookies are made with nuts and all purpose flour and filled the inner part is filled with freshly made berry preserves. So I also tried to follow the tradition and made the cookies walnut & almond flour but instead of all purpose flour I've used whole wheat flour as my 15 months will going to
Christmas is about to come, it's just 2 weeks away. So baking mode is on. Almost everyday I'm baking some goodies. Either it's cake or cookies or savory goodies. I love to gift my friends, relatives, my maid all homemade goodies. So my father. He every year makes almost 12 to 15 cakes and distribute them among friends/relatives/maids. !5 days before Christmas he goes to New Market for the baking items.
So finally winter is here. A for a bong winter means 'Nolen Gur', 'pithe puli', gurer payesh', 'Gurer sondesh/rosogolla'. But in outside of West Bengal these treats are always out fo your reach. Though you can get Bengali Sweets in other states of India, but Gur or Date palm jaggery is may be your dream. In Hyderabad, Gangura, the famous bengali sweet shop of Kolkata brings you good Winter sweets, but it's very far from our house.
Wood apple are only available during spring season. These are two types in general. One is sour and another one is sweet. The sour wood apples are called Koyetbe/Kotbel in Bengali. These are very tasty and great for making sweet and sour spicy achar. That sour version is available in the autumn to winter season and this sweet version is in spring to summer.
Enchore is nothing but unripe Jackfruit. This is considered as vegetarian mutton for Vegetarian people. the texture of the cut vegetable is almost like red meat. This vegetable tastes delicious, if you make this the way. Ghee and garam masala is mandatory for this curry. Enchor is called as 'Gachh Pantha' in bengali for it's taste and texture. This vegetable can be cooked in both vegetarian or non vegetarian way. It can be cooked as it is or can be made koftas out of it's meat.
<b>Aam Sandesh</b> is a very popular Bengali sweet. When some non-Bengali people ask for Bengali sweet, it must be either Rosogolla or Sandesh. <b>Aam Sandesh</b> is Bengali's own sweet. For preparing basic Sandesh, you need 2 key ingredients, freshly prepared 'Chhana/Cottage cheese', and sugar. Sometimes sugar can be replaced with Date palm jaggery or Nolen Gur.
<b>Nolen Gurer Ice Cream</b> Recipe- Learn how to make Nolen Gurer Ice Cream step by step on PeekNCook. Find all ingredients and method to cook Nolen Gurer Ice Cream along with preparation & cooking time.
Rosogollar Payesh is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Dessert. Find the complete instructions on PeekNCook.com
Biulir Dal is known as Urad dal in the rest of the country. But in Bengal, this dal is known as Urad dal or Kalai dal. We used to cook the halved Kalai er dal. You may roast the dal or may not.
Jeera rice is a very common rice varity cooked all over the India. This type is very easy easy to make. This is nothing but cumin flavored rice. This rice can be served with veg or non-veg curries.Look at peekncook for step by step recipes - a mildly spiced and flavorful indian rice dish flavored with cumin.
Dhokar Dalna is one of the oldest recipes of Bengali cuisine. This is a vegetarian dish very much popular to the Bengali. Learn how to make Dhokar Dalna step by step on PeekNCook. Find all ingredients and method to cook Dhokar Dalna along with preparation & cooking time.
Today I'm going to share 'Taaler Malpoa'. Taal means, Asian Palm Fruit. We used to make Taaler Bowra, Taaler Kheer, Taaler Luchi etc on Janmastami puja.
This is the sweet version of our regular Singara or Samosa, stuffed with khoya mixture and deep fried and dunked into thick sugar syrup.