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30 August, 2017

Fish kabiraji cutlet recipe

Fish kabiraji cutlet recipe
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Share This: If you are from Kolkata,the fish Kobiraji cutlet will definitely hold a special place in your heart.It is a recipe which is from the British era when Kolkata used to be a Winter capital of India  and derived from the English coverage cutlet recipe.The boneless fish or chicken fillets are covered with a
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25 August, 2017

Tita diye dal (Lentils with bitter gourd)

Tita diye dal (Lentils with bitter gourd)
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Share This: I was in love with this dal (Lentils) served with steamed rice since my childhood in Kolkata .This is a recipe cooked by the “Bangals” whose ancestors hail from East bengal ,from undivided Bengal era.The Bengali’s are divided into these two groups “Ghoti” and “Bangal” owing to the origin of their ancestors having
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18 May, 2017

Minced chicken with raw papaya

Minced chicken with raw papaya
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Share This: Raw papaya is one favorite ingredient among Bong community and why not! it is extremely nutritious and healthy .Besides having the property of easily digesting the fibers in vegetables and meat due to the presence of papain ,it also helps to retain the skin glow and ageless beauty. Raw papaya has a neutral
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5 August, 2016

Ilish machh bhape(steamed hilsa fish in mustard sauce)

Ilish machh bhape(steamed hilsa fish in mustard sauce)
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Share This: The traditional cooking methods are so close to my heart,as along with them they bring the memories of my childhood and fragrance of the soil which nurtured me .It also helps me to stand apart,and establish my  cultural identity through cooking.The hero of this dish ,which makes it immensely popular with the fish
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14 January, 2016

Murgir Dom(Dum Chicken curry)

Murgir Dom(Dum Chicken curry)
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Share This: This is  a traditional chicken curry cooked the Bengali way.During my childhood around 30 to 40 years back the  poultry concept was not so predominant.In contrast local country hen was used for making authentic Bengali curries.The meat contained more flavor and the curries contain less spices compared to chicken cooked  in the Mughlai
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9 November, 2015

Padma Nimki

Padma Nimki
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Share This: Diwali ,the festival of Lights is near the corner .During this festival we make our traditional sweets and savory dishes and share among our family,friends and neighbors. Traditionally this festival not only attempts to light our home and surroundings which also signifies eradicating the darkness from one’s life but also lighten the inner soul
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23 October, 2015

Payesh

Payesh
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Share This: This is a humble dessert which graces all the festivals and occasions in India.India is a vast country where the language and dialect changes every 100 km.So this  dish changes its name and flavor in various regions of India .In West  it is known as Basundi,in South India it is called payasam,in North India
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1 September, 2015

Sorshe murgi(chicken in Mustard sauce and homemade mayonnaise)

Sorshe murgi(chicken in Mustard sauce and homemade mayonnaise)
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Share This: This is a traditional recipe and many variations to this exists but I made it a fusion one by adding homemade mayonnaise and it tasted really great.But I insist on homemade mayonnaise only.The shop bought one  will definitely serve the purpose but the flavor will not be that great as this.In case anybody
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23 February, 2015

Machher muro dal(Lentils with Fish head)

Machher muro dal(Lentils with Fish head)
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Share This: This is a traditional Bengali recipe which involves cooking lentils with the fried head of carps. Carps are river fishes and huge heads of carps are available for sale separately in fish markets.It is very popular among the people living in Eastern part of India. One can cook with any sea fish also.But
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3 December, 2014

Chicken bharta recipe step by step with pictures

Chicken bharta recipe step by step with pictures
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Share This: Baingan bharta is a common Indian dish made with eggplants.So I tried chicken bharta the same way I cook grilled eggplants with eggs .I served it during the dinner with Mooli ka parathas.Every body enjoyed it.It is quick and easy to make recipe.   Ingredients 1.Boneless chicken 400 gms. 2.Onion 3 to 4
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6 November, 2014

Chicken kobiraji Balls(chicken coverage cutlet)

Chicken kobiraji Balls(chicken coverage cutlet)
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Share This: It is a traditional recipe which is popular in West Bengal.it is made with chicken and eggs.It is said that this recipe originally belonged to Great Britain and is popular from the times since when British used to rule India and Calcutta was their capital. The main attraction of this recipe is that
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4 October, 2014

Machher matha badhakopi(Cabbage with fish head)

Machher matha badhakopi(Cabbage with fish head)
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Share This: This is a typical Bengali recipe and Bengali like fish in all forms.The large heads of river fishes like rohu, Katla are preferred.It is healthy as the fish heads are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and Calcium. Ingredients 1.Fish heads (1 cut into two pieces from middle lengthwise ) 2.Cabbage(1) 3.All spice
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3 October, 2014

Peas kachori( peas stuffed crisp indian bread)

Peas kachori( peas stuffed crisp indian bread)
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Share This: This is very popular breakfast recipe among the people of East India mainly Bengal.These small rolled  stuffed wheat breads can be deep fied in oil ,vanaspati(hydrogenated oil)or ghee.We eat these with a side dish made of Channa dal or a curry made of potatoes.I made these recently during Navratri for my young little
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13 September, 2014

Green Veggies in poppy seed paste( posto)

Green Veggies in poppy seed paste( posto)
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Share This: This is a traditional recipe from eastern part of  India to where I belong.In this recipe the vegetables specially potatoes,okra etc are simmered in the poppy seeds paste.Poppy seeds are dried seeds of the poppy plant.They are rich in carbohydrates and are considered good source of energy.Poppy seeds soaked in water can be
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8 September, 2014

Tomato chutney (Dessert with Caramalized Tomato and Dates)

Tomato chutney (Dessert with Caramalized Tomato and Dates)
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Share This: This is a very popular dessert and it is must in our home during any festive season.It goes well with fried rice,pilaf,steamed rice,khichdi ,anything.You can add your choice of fruits like apple ,pine apple ,papaya ,mango etc to make a variant.You can vary the sugar content as per your taste.Taking a photo of
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3 September, 2014

Fish Paturi recipe( Fish steamed in Banana leaf with mustard sauce)

Fish Paturi recipe( Fish steamed in Banana leaf with mustard sauce)
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Share This: It is a special traditional preparation from Bengal where the fish pieces are steamed in Banana leaves after coating them with mustard paste. Ingredients 5 to 6 big pieces of fish (preferably boneless) Lemon(juice of 1 lemon) Salt (as per taste) Turmeric (A pinch for colour) mustard seeds (1/2 cup) Poppy seeds (1/2
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30 August, 2014

Doi Machh(Fish in Yoghurt mustard sauce)

Doi Machh(Fish in Yoghurt mustard sauce)
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Share This: There are many varieties of this recipe among which I like this variey with mustard paste the most.The challenge in this recipe is to keep the composition of curd intact so that the curd doesn’t get split and get separated from the water.The curd should be thick creamy with less water content if
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19 August, 2014

chicken mughlai paratha bengali recipe

chicken mughlai paratha bengali recipe
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Share This: It is one of the most popular Bengali cuisines .It said to have been originated from south Asia during the Mughal rule.It uses all purpose flour or maida ,though I stuck to whole wheat flour for health.But Maida will give you the best taste.There are several variations of these ,in Mumbai baida roti
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3 July, 2014

FISH HEAD WITH RICE MASALA(MACHHER MURO GHONTO)

FISH HEAD WITH RICE MASALA(MACHHER MURO GHONTO)
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Share This: You should think twice before throwing away the fish heads as you can prepare innovative and delicious recipes with them.Fish head is known to improve your brain functions. Here presenting you an age old traditional Bengali recipe which I learnt from my mom and mother in law with Fish heads of Rohu which is
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11 June, 2014

Stuffed Teasle Gourd Bong Style(Pur bhora kakrol)

Stuffed Teasle Gourd Bong Style(Pur bhora kakrol)
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Share This: As a Bengali,I have always loved traditional Bengali food and one of these is stuffed kakrol. Kakrol is a vegetable which is also known as Teasle gourd in English.You may recognize the image even if you can’t recollect the name.But you need these vegetables a little bigger in size so  that it is
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30 May, 2014

Malpua recipe with suji and maida

Malpua recipe with suji and maida
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Share This: Malpua is a popular Indian sweet dish prepared during festivals.There are a large number of varieties made in different parts of the country by people of different cultural origin.It is generally served with rabdi another sweet dish made with thickened milk or dipped in sugar syrup.It is one of my favorite sweet dish which I make
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Indrani Sen