Maacher Dimer Bora | Fish Roe Fritters

While growing up, we never had fish roe sold separately in my hometown markets I believe. We would accidentally find some roe in fish that was bought. It would be gone in a bite or two. My sister and I competed (read fight) over it. I even tried to bribe, cajole, pester our grandma to…

Dimer Dhokar Dalna – Steamed Egg Cakes Curry

Dhoka is a special Bong dish which involves numerous steps and is quite time consuming. It’s basically a gravy of fried lentil cakes. I have never attempted the dish though. Ma recently saw this innovative version of Dhoka made out of eggs. It was a welcome change to the normal Dimer Jhol that we have…

Jhinge Alu Posto – Potato and Ridge Gourd in Poppy Paste

No matter how hard I tried, I always failed with this dish in the initial few years of my marriage. Ingredients are minimal and I had no clue how I could go wrong with such a simple dish. Then came a day when a colleague of mine had brought this dish and I hastily asked…

Begun Bahaar – Brinjal cooked in shrimp paste

   I had a meagre amount of prawns lying in the freezer. As I was on the lookout for recipes to use it up, I bumped into this recipe by Sandeepa. The original recipe idea belongs apparently belongs to her SIL. My refrigerator always stocks up Brinjals. I decided to give it a try. The…

Fulkopi Alu diye Rui Macher Jhol – Fish curry with Cauliflower and Potato

Of all the Bengali Fish Curries that feature various veggies in different permutations and combinations, this one is my favourite. Medium sized florets floating in the curry appeal to me more than the fish pieces. Here’s the recipe for ya: Ingredients:Rui Fish pieces – 5-6Cauliflower – 1 small – cut into medium sized floretsPotato –…

Palong Shaager Torkari – Spinach Mishmash with veggies

Kaku and Kakima had invited us for lunch at their place when we were in Kolkata. That was during the first year of my marriage and my first time indulging in an authentic Bengali fare. I simply fell in love with Bong cuisine. All those veggies that I detested earlier suddenly were endearing and I…

Mishti Doi – Bengali Sweetened Yoghurt

After having successfully made rasagullas at home, I was flying high. Abbas put me back on ground and assigned me another mission of making Mishti Doi at home. I love it when people demand some food to be prepared by me. After surfing a lot of Bengali recipes over the net, I came up with…