Lebu Lonka Chicken – Lime and Chilly Chicken curry

Lebu Lonka chicken (Chicken curry with Lime and Chilly) is a simple Bengali dish. It’s super easy and perfect for warm days. Ideally, it should be made with King Lime (Gondhoraj lebu), however, you can use key lime or kaffir lime for it as well as it’s difficult to find Gondhoraj lebu outside Bengal. It…

Chicken Hariyali Kebab

A kebab sounds just right for the Friday night, right? And trust me, you don’t need to order from a restaurant. These are very easy to make at home as well. So try this for a Friday night in or over the weekend and enjoy. INGREDIENTS 2 chicken breasts, boneless 1 cup coriander leaves 2…

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,…

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…