Bengali Macher Jhol/Fish stew with vegetables

For Bengalis Fish curry or Machher Jhol is not a dish, its an emotion. Meal is incomplete without Fish specially Bengalis who live in Bengal. Probashi bengalis i.e., those bengalis who have migrated to other parts in India or abroad, have changed their tastebuds according to the Region where they live. They may be happy…

Roshomoti- Bhaja Puli

Bhaja Puli are one of the popular sweet dish made during Poush Parbon or the harvesting festival in Bengal.  These are melt in mouth stuffed Pithas. Shells are  prepared with boiled sweet potato and gobindobhog rice flour. Stuffing is of coconut, date palm  jaggary and nuts. These are deep fried and then dipped in jaggary…

Patishapta Pitha….Stuffed rice flour crapes

Patishapta Pitha are one of the most popular sweet dish made diring Poush Parbon or the harvesting festival in Bengal. These are basically rice flour crepes filled with coconut or khoya (reduced milk) stuffing. In all the stuffed pithas, the outer shell is called Khol and the stuffing is called Pur. I learnt the original…

Esho Boshi Ahaare… Virtual Journey through Bengali Meal

Bengali meals has the only traditionally developed multi course format where food is served in course not all at once. Through “JEEMAN”  I got the opportunity to share  traditional Format of Bengali cuisine. It was total vegetarian and I had cooked all the dishes following the format. About Bengali food is subdivided into four different…

“JEEMAN” ….Eating your meal together

“JEEMAN”, which actually means eating together with your family and friends, captures the essence of having meals in the traditional Indian manner. Everybody sits together on the floor (on mats), and eating with hands adds a warm touch to the environment. “BacktoRoots”, an initiative of Babeetta Sakxena, came up with the idea of get-togethers over…

Aam cheera makha ….wholesome summer special one pot meal

Its Mango Madness!!!! Come summer , I am good with this traditional famous Bengali  one pot breakfast bowl.  Aam is mango, Dudh is milk, cheera is beaten rice flakes and makha is mashed.  It may sound un appealing to many except people from Bengal, Assam and Bihar in India. But believe me this combination is…

Dumur Jhal…Cluster Fig curry

Super healthy fruit. It is actually power house of health benefits. Consumption of these fruits helps in production of RBC count, prevents anemia, produces energy, enhance immunity, prevents cramps beside many other nutrition. Its rich in vitami, Iron, Copper, Potassium, magnesium, Zinc & Protein. Not only the fruit, even its bark and leaves have medicinal…

Chayote curry… Quash er Dalna

Iskos, Chayote or locally called quash belongs to guard family. It has a pear like shape with deep liner indentations in the body alongwith its skin. It has thin but firm skin which is edible too. The centre core contains a soft small seed which is edible too. Its white flesh is creamy and crunchy…

Mochar Cutlet.. Banana flower Cutlets…

In my earlier posts I have discussed about the exotic dishes  prepared with Banana flower, the pith, stem   of banana plant  Lip smacking dishes are prepared out of each part of this plant.   Mocha Ghonto, Mochar Dhoka, Mocha Paturi  is common  preparation out of Banana flower. Today I have come up with another lipsmacking dish…