Posto Bora – Poppy Seed fritters

Posto or poppy seed or khus khus is a very common ingredient in a bengali household. There’s so many recipes using poppy seed, most of them vegetarian. Here’s one of my favorite recipe of Posto, just using 3 main ingredients. INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup poppy seed 1 small onion, roughly chopped 1 green chilli (adjust as…

Bengali Egg Tadka

Tadka in kolkata is a lentil dish and has nothing to do with “Tadka” that rest of India knows. This is a dish you will find in all Dhaba style restaurants in Bengal. Whenever mom didn’t feel like cooking, this used be the most common take out dish, served with Rumali roti. There’s also many…

Ghugni – A spicy Yellow Peas curry

Ghugni is a bengali dish which is often served for breakfast or as a snack. It is usually served with a butter toast. I even have it for dinner sometimes with Paratha. I don’t believe in labelling a food as a breakfast or a dinner dish, mostly for my own advantage. This is a vegetarian…

Baked Rasogolla – A Bengali Delicacy

If you think rosogolla/rasgulla is great, wait till you have Baked Rosogolla. This is the best version of rosogolla. When in Kolkata, my all time favorite place for Baked Rosogolla is Balaram Mullick Radharaman Mullick. I always get it for my friends as well when coming back to Mumbai. So I never made rosogolla at…

Basanti Pulao

A bengali rice pulao made with short-grain Gobindobhog rice instead of long grain basmati rice. The name states the color of this pulao, nice bright yellow. It has a sweet taste to it, so it’s best served with spicy chicken or mutton kosha. INGREDIENTS 1 cup gobindo bhog rice 3-4 cloves, 2 small bay leaf,…

Pyaaz Pakora – Perfect for a rainy evening

Whenever it’s raining in the evening, I feel like munching something and what’s better than Pyaaz Pakora or Kanda Bhajji as the locals call it in Mumbai. I like to serve it with some Masala tea, set the mood lighting in the living room and enjoy. Sadly I can do these things only on weekends…

Chicken Stew – the ultimate comfort food

Whether it’s a gloomy rainy day or a cold winter day, I love to make chicken stew to warm my soul. Growing up, my mom used to make it for me a lot. So when we shifted to Delhi first during the harsh winter time all I wanted to have was this chicken stew all…

Patishapta

Patisapta is a type of pitha/pithe, a delicacy usually made in winter to celebrate rice harvesting, during. My mom always made these for us every winter. So when I shifted to Delhi, I made it for the first time. It didn’t turn out great, and I mostly blamed it on my non-stick pan. Next winter,…

Kheer – Not a rice pudding

Kheer for Bengalis is a different delicacy altogether. It’s not a rice pudding. But then again, we are unique. Peanuts are “Badaam” to us. So no wonder we don’t play by the rules. Coming back, this is a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients, but very very time consuming. You will be standing in front…

Payesh – For a new beginning

In every Bengali household, Payesh is a must for birthday celebration. It only seems fitting that I celebrate the birth of my Food blog with Payesh. It’s a rice pudding, that rest of India calls “Kheer” or “Payasam”, though “Kheer” means something completely different for us bongs, but that’s for a different post. The major…