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…

DAAB CHINGRI….prawns cooked in a coconut shell

“Daab Chingri” or prawns cooked in a cocoanut shell, is considered unique  and one of the most delectable dish among Indian Bengali dishes. You will be amused to know how this exotic dish is prepared by using only few ingredients. It is cooked inside the coconut shell and served straight out of the coconut shell….

Mutton Rezala

Rezala is basically  a curd, milk and nut based white mutton curry. Its consistency is free flowing and thinner compared to other Indian mutton curries. It is white in colour but extremely flavourful due to  use of  few but flavourant spices and hot with extracts of whole dry red chilis. It is perfect amalgamation of …

Chicken Kodom Phul……..Floral Chicken Dumpling

  Its treat to the eyes  and yummy in tummy. Its decorated chicken dumpling, shaped like flowers. Named after   “Kodom Phul”  , a flower which primarily grows in Tropical Region in India primarily Eastern and southern Part of India .  Its tropical tree native to South and South East Asia. See picture. The dumplings look…