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.
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.
There are many different types of cookies in all over the world. Here this cookies are kind of Indian.
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 is Indian frozen dairy dessert. Some time it is called as Indian Ice-cream.
Dorbesh is nothing but Boondi Laddu. But this Dorbesh is little different from the regular Non-bengali boondi laddu.
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.
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.
Narkel Naru is a dessert from Bengal. They are ball-shaped and made from khoya/condensed milk and coconut,
Mango lassi is gaining popularity worldwide. It is made from yogurt, water and mango pulp.
Aloo Paratha is an Indian recipe and one of the most popular breakfast dishes throughout western, central and northern regions of India
Payesh is nothing but Indian style Rice Pudding, made by boiling milk, basmati or any aromatic rice and sugar or jaggery.
Shukto is a traditional bengali dish, which is a part of a full course bengali meal.
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.
most importantly this is a recipe which is without onion & garlic pure vegetarian.
This recipe is totally Egg & Butter less with a nice flavor of Blueberry and Orange, healthy version of delicious cake.
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.
Chocolate cake is a cake flavored with melted chocolate or cocoa powder.
This cake is made with fresh pureed strawberry without any artificial color or flavor.
Today I'm going to share the recipe of "Gokul Pithe", which is made with scraped coconut & khoya Or milk solid.
A mixture of leafy greens and common vegetables. Lettuce varieties, spinach and/or arugula along with tomato, cucumber, peppers, mushroom, onion, spring onion, etc. to the more exotic like peppers, mushroom, olives, capers, broccoli (steamed) can all be used to make this refreshing salad.
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.
Rajma is made in the North side of India. North Indian people make this in almost every occasion. Their speciality is Rajma-Chawal.
Luchi that is stuffed is called kochuri; kochuri stuffed with mashed peas (koraishutir kochuri) is one notable variety.
It is prepared from white pumpkin, grated coconut and Nigella seeds seasoned with vegetable oil. This dish is served with steamed rice at the first of a lunch menu.
It is regularly eaten with rice and vegetables in southern India, and with both rice and roti throughout northern India .
Aloo Paratha is an Indian recipe and one of the most popular breakfast dishes throughout western, central and northern regions of India.
One of the most popular "Pithe" is Mugsamali Or Mung daler Bhaja Pithe.
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.
Paneer tikka is an Indian dish made from chunks of paneer marinated in spices and grilled in a tandoor or Tawa.
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
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
Green mango chatni should be sweet & spicy, thick and sticky like consistancy. Lots of sugar is used to make this chatni.
Freshly pureed and flavored fruits are used in this ice-pops. I
Jal Jeera is an Indian spiced lemonade. This is an Indian beverage, serves in summer.
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.
Peas Pilaf (also known as pilau, peleau and plov) is a dish in which rice is cooked in a whole garam masala seasoned broth with green peas.
Eggplant ( Begun in Bengali) is a very popular vegetable in Bengali cuisine. This vegetable is used in many veg or non veg dishes.
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.
This is a very spicy, oily type of gravy based recipe. The gravy should be thick tangy and Indian pickle flavored.
In this recipe I do not boil the tomatoes, I roast them on pan with onion, garlic & green chilis and then grind them.
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".
This is a very popular Bengali side dish in daily cooking. Finely chopped Cabbage / badhakopi (Bengali term) cooked along with potato & peas in a tomato & ginger based gravy.
Boondi Laddoo is a very famous Indian Sweet. This laddoo is served in special occasion like "Ganesh Uthsav" Or "Diwali" Or "Dusshera".
Bhuni khichuri is a One pot rice meal cooked with Aromatic Rice and Yellow Lentil(Mung Dal) along with Vegetables like Carrot, Cauliflower, Potato, Peas.
Sondesh is a most popular Bengali Sweet which is made with Chhana and Sugar/Gur. Minimum ingredients but really tasty sweet.
Today I'm going to share the recipe of another version of Narkel Naru, which is made with scraped coconut & date palm jaggery. This "Narus" are served specially during "Lakshmi Puja".
In this vegetarian version Black Chickpeas & Scraped Coconut are added, which makes this curry even more delicious. So here is the recipe.
Radha Ballavi is a very famous deep fried Bengali Flat Bread. This Radha Ballavi serves in special occasion like "Puja".
Vermicelli is a traditional type of pasta round in section similar to spaghetti. Vermicelli is known as Semaiya Or Sevaiyan in India
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.
But today I'm going to share the recipe of 'Shahi Gobi' without onion & garlic.
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
I'm going to share the "Astami Special Bhoger Khichuri & Labrar Torkari". Bhoger Khichuri is very arometic and tasty.
"Rosogolla", this name does not need any introduction. Every Indian well known about this soft, melt in mouth sweet.
Mattar paneer is a north Indian dish consisting of paneer and peas in a slightly sweet and spicy sauce. This recipe is without Onion & Garlic.
"Aloor Chop" Or Potato fritters is Bengal's most popular street snacks. This "Aloor Chop" serves with Puffed Rice Or "Muri" & Tea.
Piaji & Beguni is nothing but Onion & eggplant fritters. Chopped Onion & Eggplant dipped in Besan batter with other spices and deep fried.
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.
This is spicy potato sandwich . This sandwiches are easy to carry and very tasty. Kids love them very much in their tiffin box.
This Milkshake is very common and very Popular one with two most flavorfull fruits Strawberry & Banana. Very much stomach filling and tasty Milkshake.
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.
Lemon rice is an authentic South Indian rice dish. This is one variety of Pulihora a common dish of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka. Puli means sour 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 Breads Or Rice items.
"Aloor Dom" is originally from Kashmiri Cuisine. This dish is cooked with small new potatoes along with green peas and other spices.
Here I have made a combination slush with two flavorful fruits. Mango Orange Slush is a great drink for summer.
Moong Dal Pakoda is made with Ground Moong Dal Or Yellow Lentil, along with other spices.
This Aam Doi tasted very nice and flavorful and very much refreshing in summer days.
Phirni is originally a Mughlai dessert recipe .Phirni is an another variety of Aromatic Rice Pudding. Phirni should be served chilled.
Langcha is made of sweetened milk powder, and flours of different cereals.
Lachha Paratha is another Special Varity of regular Paratha with Multi and flaky layers on the outside and soft and moist in the middle.
Here is another variation or flavor of rogolla is Komola Bhog. This is Orange flavored rosogolla.
Roll is a kind of wrapped appetizer by wrapping with Indian flat bread or paratha filled with vegetable curries.
Iced-tea mixed with Fresh Fruit Juice and set inside the refrigerated for 8-10 hour and served.
"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.
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.
This dish goes best with steamed plain rice. Coconut & fried vadi is added on the top of the curry to giev extra taste to the dish.
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",
Roti is generally a South Asian bread made from stoneground wholemeal flour, traditionally known as atta flour, that originated and is consumed in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
I have made Vegetable Koftas in spinach based gravy. That is why I called this "Hariyali Kofta".
Dal Makhni/Makhani is a very popular & traditional Punjabi dish. This is a very much different version of Dal from the other Punjabi Dal
This is "Dal Paratha", which is made using leftover dal. This is a North Indian breakfast recipe.
I make the jelly little spicy, so I can got the Indian taste. So I used "Vegetable Oil", "Panch Foron" Or "Famous Bengali Five Spices", & "Whole Red Chili" for tempering, and Fresh Grapes, Lemon Juice & Sugar.
Chanar jeelipi is a very popular sweet in Bengal, Rajasthan & Orissa,though the form can differ significantly from place to place.
Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a de husked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes.
Almost everyday we have leftover rice at our home. And we have to eat the rice with no taste. My mom used to make this leftover rice even more tasty in 10 minutes .
Coconut chutney is a south indian spicy side dish.This is a spicy variety of coconut stew which can be in two forms, solid and liquid.
Indian coconut cookies is none other than coconut biscuits which are filled with lots of shredded coconut. This cookies are so simple and tastes like haven.
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 is a classic and very common bread for Breakfast. This bread is little sweet, soft in the inside and crunchy outside.
I thought making some light soup for our upset stomach and cough. And here is the yummy Indian spiced Carrot soup.
"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
Sobji Dal is, when Mung Dal or Small Yellow Lentil is cooked with chopped vegetabes. This is a very healthy and comfort food.
Luchi is a deep fried flat bread which is a very famous as a Bengali breakfast along with simple Potato Curry.
Lobongo Lotika is a traditional Bengali Sweet. This sweet can be stored for a long time.
It is traditionally plain, but may also be seasoned with garlic or herbs, or stuffed with cheese..
In this recipe we will use boiled raw banana, onion, chili, bengal gram flour, salt & some other common ingredients.
This chomchom itself a very popular sweet of Bengali. And this variety of the famous chomchom, even more tasty and delicious all over India.
Rava dosa is a very popular version of Dosa which is a South Indian crepe. Rava means semolina or suji.
Most of the kids do not like to eat fruits. So here I have made a banana dish with little twist which kids may like to have as breakfast.
Puli Pithe is a Bengali sweet dumplings stuffed with sweet coconut & date pulm jaggery filling and boiled in whole milk.
Chopped Methi leaves and some other spices are mixed with Maida, make a dough and roll them into Parathas and cook on Hot Tawa.
Paneer Butter Masala is a preparation of paneer in a thick gravy made up of cream, tomatoes and spices.
Stuffed Peppers is one of several stuffed vegetable (Bharvan subji) dishes.
Potol Royal is a Parwal Or Pointed Gourd based dish. in this dish no spices will be added. This is a very mild but tasty Bengali Dish.
Pineapple blast is a very easy and Chat pata recipe recipe to make. Very healthy too.
Modak is a sweet dumpling which is very popular sweet in Western and Southern India.Modak can be steamed or fried.
Spinach is a very healthy edible flowering plant. Spinach has lots of nutrition value. It has anioxidents . Spinach is a good source of Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. It has also a very good source of Iron, which kids need much for their growing. It is also a good calsium source. In one word Spinach is a goo
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.
Cheela is a crepe-like bread unique to Telugu cuisine that is similar to dosa. It is made with batter of green gram (moong dal), but unlike a dosa, it does not contain urad dal.
Maggi noodles is a brand of instant noodles manufactured by Nestlé.
This drink is made with fresh or frozen fruits. In addition to fruits sometimes it contains crashed ice, ice-cream, yoghurt in it.
Ripe Banana Fritters is made with Very ripe bananas , garted coconut, sugar and Maida & rice flour.