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…

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,…

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…