bengali recipes Archive

  • Bengali’s love for fish is an universal truth and so much so that we are often stereotyped by rest of India as only fish and rosogolla eating people. While we love our fish and devour the rosogolla at the drop of hat, we adore our greens too, saag and vegetables remain integral to our daily meal. A Bengali meal can not be said to be complete without fish and vegetables and on some days, together they makes one – pot […]

    Bengali fish stew with summer vegetables / macher jhol – for babies and toddlers

    Bengali’s love for fish is an universal truth and so much so that we are often stereotyped by rest of India as only fish and rosogolla eating people. While we love our fish and devour the rosogolla at the drop of hat, we adore our greens too, saag and vegetables remain integral to our daily meal. A Bengali meal can not be said to be complete without fish and vegetables and on some days, together they makes one – pot […]

  • Garam masala – the most iconic spice blend from the land of culinary melting pot, India. It is amazing how the spices stirred up the forgotten memories that were seeped deep in astounding flavors, of a time when modernity was not able to cast its shadows on the culinary instincts, when each of the spices were carefully hand-picked from the spice merchants and hand pounded on the stone grinder with utmost precision. Making the perfect spice blend was the forte […]

    Bengali garam masala spice blend – for whom the flavors comes first

    Garam masala – the most iconic spice blend from the land of culinary melting pot, India. It is amazing how the spices stirred up the forgotten memories that were seeped deep in astounding flavors, of a time when modernity was not able to cast its shadows on the culinary instincts, when each of the spices were carefully hand-picked from the spice merchants and hand pounded on the stone grinder with utmost precision. Making the perfect spice blend was the forte […]

  • Happy Sankranti to all my readers. Gur er naru / coconut and jaggery confection balls for Sankranti : In last few days we were busy transferring our site to a different server. Hence could not post any new recipes. Gur’er naru or coconut jaggery sweet balls is one amazingly simple Indian confection that you can make at home in no time. Paper boats. Colorful toffee wrappers. Orange shaped lozenges. Narkel’er naru. Childhood memories. Precious moments resplendent with innocence, joy and […]

    Gur’er naru / Coconut and jaggery sweet confection balls

    Happy Sankranti to all my readers. Gur er naru / coconut and jaggery confection balls for Sankranti : In last few days we were busy transferring our site to a different server. Hence could not post any new recipes. Gur’er naru or coconut jaggery sweet balls is one amazingly simple Indian confection that you can make at home in no time. Paper boats. Colorful toffee wrappers. Orange shaped lozenges. Narkel’er naru. Childhood memories. Precious moments resplendent with innocence, joy and […]

  • Mishti aloo r pantua / Sweet potato gulab jamun for Sankranti : I cook lots of sweets now a days (read post-marriage addiction). So when Sankranti festival is near how can I celebrate it without any sweets to adorn my table. To celebrate the occasion here we present – sweet potato jamuns or mishti aloo’r pantua as it is lovingly known in Bengal. This sweet potato jamuns were on my long list of “things to do”. I was always daunted […]

    Mishti aloo’r pantua / sweet potato gulab jamun – Sankranti recipes

    Mishti aloo r pantua / Sweet potato gulab jamun for Sankranti : I cook lots of sweets now a days (read post-marriage addiction). So when Sankranti festival is near how can I celebrate it without any sweets to adorn my table. To celebrate the occasion here we present – sweet potato jamuns or mishti aloo’r pantua as it is lovingly known in Bengal. This sweet potato jamuns were on my long list of “things to do”. I was always daunted […]

  • To all my lovely readers, thanks for being patient and I acknowledge that I have been missing in action for two weeks. So this week we brought you our family special chicken curry, the regular one, without any frills attached, very simple, basic and yet heart warming chicken curry. Of late I was busy with the interior of my new home. It is more of renovating and redesigning and accompanying the new things in our house. Most of the home […]

    Sunday chicken curry Bengali style

    To all my lovely readers, thanks for being patient and I acknowledge that I have been missing in action for two weeks. So this week we brought you our family special chicken curry, the regular one, without any frills attached, very simple, basic and yet heart warming chicken curry. Of late I was busy with the interior of my new home. It is more of renovating and redesigning and accompanying the new things in our house. Most of the home […]

  • Sojne data chorchori / Bengali style drumstick (not chicken) with vegetables : Couple of days back, a reader wrote on the wall of Facebook page of  a prominent blogger that her post are too heavy with prose. Obviously we felt bad about that and at the same time it gave me enough food for thought to ponder on this topic. Today’s post is all about nailing the dilemma of writing “prose or no prose“. In the mid 90’s or early 2000’s when […]

    Sajne data chorchori / drumsticks with vegetables in Bengali style

    Sojne data chorchori / Bengali style drumstick (not chicken) with vegetables : Couple of days back, a reader wrote on the wall of Facebook page of  a prominent blogger that her post are too heavy with prose. Obviously we felt bad about that and at the same time it gave me enough food for thought to ponder on this topic. Today’s post is all about nailing the dilemma of writing “prose or no prose“. In the mid 90’s or early 2000’s when […]

  •   When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. # John Ruskin  Masterpiece recipes are difficult to recreate, it is that delicate balance of flavor, taste and texture that we all strive to achieve in cooking or in art and also in life. Mochar ghonto is one such classic dish from Bengali cuisine, repertoire of few but loved by many if not all.  Though I am yet to come across a person who does not love this dish. Mochar ghonto or banana blossom stir fry is unanimously […]

    Bengali Mochar ghonto / Stir fried banana blossoms

      When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. # John Ruskin  Masterpiece recipes are difficult to recreate, it is that delicate balance of flavor, taste and texture that we all strive to achieve in cooking or in art and also in life. Mochar ghonto is one such classic dish from Bengali cuisine, repertoire of few but loved by many if not all.  Though I am yet to come across a person who does not love this dish. Mochar ghonto or banana blossom stir fry is unanimously […]

  • Every Bengali meal ends with a sweet note and so the series on Bengali cuisine too as expected, but this year we are doing it differently. A sweet rossogolla or a mango sandesh should be the fitting finale to grand poila baisakh luncheon, but we are concluding the series with Calcutta’s Mutton chaap. Yes Calcutta and not Kolkata, the relic of the past is very much evident on its cuisine. Chaap is no traditional Bengali cuisine, it is more Mughlai in origin […]

    Calcutta Mutton Chaap

    Every Bengali meal ends with a sweet note and so the series on Bengali cuisine too as expected, but this year we are doing it differently. A sweet rossogolla or a mango sandesh should be the fitting finale to grand poila baisakh luncheon, but we are concluding the series with Calcutta’s Mutton chaap. Yes Calcutta and not Kolkata, the relic of the past is very much evident on its cuisine. Chaap is no traditional Bengali cuisine, it is more Mughlai in origin […]

  • Before you start forming your opinions on today’s blog headline, let me stop you right there in your thought track … I know “fish hunting” is not the right word, but I could not find more appropriate word to tell you the story of my misadventures … Fish cannot live without water. A Bong can not live without fish. So what happens when a Bong arrives in a “phoreighn” land ? Arriving in a foreign country  in the early hours of morning is a bad idea. Unlike […]

    Tangra maach, mishti and more – fish “hunting” in America

    Before you start forming your opinions on today’s blog headline, let me stop you right there in your thought track … I know “fish hunting” is not the right word, but I could not find more appropriate word to tell you the story of my misadventures … Fish cannot live without water. A Bong can not live without fish. So what happens when a Bong arrives in a “phoreighn” land ? Arriving in a foreign country  in the early hours of morning is a bad idea. Unlike […]

  •   Bengali women are perceived to be dominant, be it in *** or in living room discussions, they never refrain from showing their intellectual and cooking prowess, from music, cinema, sports, cooking to political debates, they have their say in everything and that they do with utmost conviction. As soon as a guest entered a Bengali household, the women take the centre stage,  they will never quietly parcel the foods from kitchen and courier it through their kids, instead they […]

    Aloo posto and why a bengali girl can not be a vegetarian !

      Bengali women are perceived to be dominant, be it in *** or in living room discussions, they never refrain from showing their intellectual and cooking prowess, from music, cinema, sports, cooking to political debates, they have their say in everything and that they do with utmost conviction. As soon as a guest entered a Bengali household, the women take the centre stage,  they will never quietly parcel the foods from kitchen and courier it through their kids, instead they […]

  • Mug daler bhaja pithe – stuffed lentil shells : Sankranti is not just one day celebration for us Bengali, but it is week-long celebration specially when it comes to relish those extravagant spread of  pithe-puli . So today I am going to share with you very special family recipe and my favourite one too. For festivals like Sankranti every Bengali earnestly waited for three things, a good coconut, that elusive date palm jaggery and freshly harvested rice. And with just three ingredients an array of delicious […]

    Post Sankranti mung dal er pithe – savory coconut stuffed yellow lentil shells

    Mug daler bhaja pithe – stuffed lentil shells : Sankranti is not just one day celebration for us Bengali, but it is week-long celebration specially when it comes to relish those extravagant spread of  pithe-puli . So today I am going to share with you very special family recipe and my favourite one too. For festivals like Sankranti every Bengali earnestly waited for three things, a good coconut, that elusive date palm jaggery and freshly harvested rice. And with just three ingredients an array of delicious […]

  • Growing up in a small hilly town had its own charm and limitations. With abundance of natural beauty, lush green forest, crystal clear natural streams, life always seems like to be in an extended holiday mood. Seasons were so beautiful, temperature never rose above 30 degrees C even in the hottest summer months, and monsoons imprisoned us in the cozy comfort of our home, and winter was cold , often we used to sit under the tall eucalyptus trees through which […]

    Cauliflower and shrimp curry – the Bengali way

    Growing up in a small hilly town had its own charm and limitations. With abundance of natural beauty, lush green forest, crystal clear natural streams, life always seems like to be in an extended holiday mood. Seasons were so beautiful, temperature never rose above 30 degrees C even in the hottest summer months, and monsoons imprisoned us in the cozy comfort of our home, and winter was cold , often we used to sit under the tall eucalyptus trees through which […]

  • What are the two things that caught your fancy when someone mentions Kolkata ? maach ar mishti  (fish and sweets) and for the prabasis (migrants) like me, phuchka is the last word in Kolkata’s culinary scenario. You ask me why ? Having raised outside Bengal, the word “maach” / fish largely restricted itself to the big carps which am not so fond of, even though Rui kalia is something I would love to cherish any day but beyond that ? the world of fish literally ends […]

    Tel Koi or koi fish in mustard oil

    What are the two things that caught your fancy when someone mentions Kolkata ? maach ar mishti  (fish and sweets) and for the prabasis (migrants) like me, phuchka is the last word in Kolkata’s culinary scenario. You ask me why ? Having raised outside Bengal, the word “maach” / fish largely restricted itself to the big carps which am not so fond of, even though Rui kalia is something I would love to cherish any day but beyond that ? the world of fish literally ends […]

  •  Saffronstreaks wishes its readers who stops by “Very happy Bengali New Year” . If you are planning a Poila baisakh house party this weekend then do check our exclusive Bengali Cuisine Archive, and I am sure it will end your search for all the authentic Bengali recipes. This is just not an archive but repository of all the classic Bengali dishes that I have learnt and inherited from my mother and some are experimental too, and am sure it will be able to […]

    Fish in Bengali mustard sauce / sorshe diye macher jhaal

     Saffronstreaks wishes its readers who stops by “Very happy Bengali New Year” . If you are planning a Poila baisakh house party this weekend then do check our exclusive Bengali Cuisine Archive, and I am sure it will end your search for all the authentic Bengali recipes. This is just not an archive but repository of all the classic Bengali dishes that I have learnt and inherited from my mother and some are experimental too, and am sure it will be able to […]

  • Wishing my fellow Indian “ Very Happy Republic day“, India rocks, Indian food rocks, and there are off course tons of things that needs to be straighten up before we can actually and rightfully say this. But on an optimistic note, we look forward to the golden days when finally the serpents of corruption and poverty will cease to hiss. Now, this post is going to my 200 th post…which calls for something special, and as I was prepping up […]

    Mangsho ghugni / Mutton keema curry with peas soaked in Bengali flavour

    Wishing my fellow Indian “ Very Happy Republic day“, India rocks, Indian food rocks, and there are off course tons of things that needs to be straighten up before we can actually and rightfully say this. But on an optimistic note, we look forward to the golden days when finally the serpents of corruption and poverty will cease to hiss. Now, this post is going to my 200 th post…which calls for something special, and as I was prepping up […]

  • Patishapta pithe / Rice crepes with sweetened coconut filling : I know I am little late in wishing everyone Happy Sankranti , but at times it becomes really difficult to squeeze out some extra time for blogging, and when it coincide with Holidays it becomes all the more difficult. It was a long weekend, here in US, and being new in NC, we went to scout the neighborhood, a short trip to State’s Farmers Market which reveals some new surprises, […]

    Pithe patishapta for Sankranti or rice crepes with coconut filling

    Patishapta pithe / Rice crepes with sweetened coconut filling : I know I am little late in wishing everyone Happy Sankranti , but at times it becomes really difficult to squeeze out some extra time for blogging, and when it coincide with Holidays it becomes all the more difficult. It was a long weekend, here in US, and being new in NC, we went to scout the neighborhood, a short trip to State’s Farmers Market which reveals some new surprises, […]

  • After consistently blogging for few months I was forced to take another blogging break for two weeks, which was both un foreseen and unavoidable at the same time. I never expected that my OS will be brought down by a virus after securing the network with so many anti-viruses and multiple layers of firewalls, but it seems to be a newly launched virus which so cunningly able to fool Norton and even Kaspersky and sneaks through the Symantec. It corrupt […]

    begun basanti / eggplants in mustard sauce bengali style

    After consistently blogging for few months I was forced to take another blogging break for two weeks, which was both un foreseen and unavoidable at the same time. I never expected that my OS will be brought down by a virus after securing the network with so many anti-viruses and multiple layers of firewalls, but it seems to be a newly launched virus which so cunningly able to fool Norton and even Kaspersky and sneaks through the Symantec. It corrupt […]

  • How will you describe rezala ? Just stating that it’s a highly fragrant dish which looks more like a stew and not a gravy and mildly spiced will not do justice to it. In fact it is a perfect amalgamation of sourness and sweetness with an undertone of spiciness, with lots of unmatched flavour makes it rather amusing and delectable which is very much Bengali in origin. Unlike other Bengali delicacies which has travelled to far away land, rezala remain […]

    bengali chicken rezala with roasted almonds

    How will you describe rezala ? Just stating that it’s a highly fragrant dish which looks more like a stew and not a gravy and mildly spiced will not do justice to it. In fact it is a perfect amalgamation of sourness and sweetness with an undertone of spiciness, with lots of unmatched flavour makes it rather amusing and delectable which is very much Bengali in origin. Unlike other Bengali delicacies which has travelled to far away land, rezala remain […]

  • Bengali mishti doi / sweet yogurt is the quintessential dessert without which a Bengali lunch can be said as complete. Ingredients: Milk (full cream): 500 ml Date jaggery (crushed) : 2-3 tbsp Curd: 2 tsp with live culture bacteria Method : Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan and reduce it to 1/2 of its original quantity. Take off from the heat and let it cool slightly for couple of minutes. Add the date jaggery to the milk and […]

    Bengali mishti doi / sweet yogurt

    Bengali mishti doi / sweet yogurt is the quintessential dessert without which a Bengali lunch can be said as complete. Ingredients: Milk (full cream): 500 ml Date jaggery (crushed) : 2-3 tbsp Curd: 2 tsp with live culture bacteria Method : Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan and reduce it to 1/2 of its original quantity. Take off from the heat and let it cool slightly for couple of minutes. Add the date jaggery to the milk and […]

  • Bengali nolen gurer payesh or rice pudding with date jaggery / molasses is the most favoured desserts in Bengali homes for any occasions. Ingredients: Milk: 200ml Rice (gobindo bhog) or any fragrant rice: 6 tsp Date jaggery / molasses (crushed) : 1/2 cup Bay leaf: 1 or 2 Cardamom pods: 2-3 Method: Soak the rice (gobindo bhog or dubraj or any fragrant small to medium grain rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and let it dry for few more […]

    Bengali nolen gurer payesh / rice pudding with date jaggery

    Bengali nolen gurer payesh or rice pudding with date jaggery / molasses is the most favoured desserts in Bengali homes for any occasions. Ingredients: Milk: 200ml Rice (gobindo bhog) or any fragrant rice: 6 tsp Date jaggery / molasses (crushed) : 1/2 cup Bay leaf: 1 or 2 Cardamom pods: 2-3 Method: Soak the rice (gobindo bhog or dubraj or any fragrant small to medium grain rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and let it dry for few more […]

  • In most of the north Indian restaurants, it is the butter chicken or the kadhai chicken which is ubiquitously present every where in its so many avatars but when it comes to Bengali restaurants it is the humble doi chicken which takes the centre stage. It left me quizzical enough to explore the labyrinths of Bengali cuisines and their origin but to my dismay I found none which can justify the origin of this dish.  It is perhaps a derivative […]

    doi murgi / tender chicken curry simmered in yogurt

    In most of the north Indian restaurants, it is the butter chicken or the kadhai chicken which is ubiquitously present every where in its so many avatars but when it comes to Bengali restaurants it is the humble doi chicken which takes the centre stage. It left me quizzical enough to explore the labyrinths of Bengali cuisines and their origin but to my dismay I found none which can justify the origin of this dish.  It is perhaps a derivative […]

  • Who doesn’t love rosogolla or rasgulla ? It is perhaps the most wanted and hot favourite sweet not only among the Bengalis but the entire nation loved it. I am sure the foodies / non-foodies alike will agree with me on this. Rasgulla / rosogolla comes in all the sizes but when you gulp down the sweet cheese balls soaked in syrup , it filled you with joy and happiness. A pot full of rasgulla for every occasion. Rosogolla r payesh / rasgulle ki kheer is one of […]

    rosogolla r payesh / rasgulla e ki kheer

    Who doesn’t love rosogolla or rasgulla ? It is perhaps the most wanted and hot favourite sweet not only among the Bengalis but the entire nation loved it. I am sure the foodies / non-foodies alike will agree with me on this. Rasgulla / rosogolla comes in all the sizes but when you gulp down the sweet cheese balls soaked in syrup , it filled you with joy and happiness. A pot full of rasgulla for every occasion. Rosogolla r payesh / rasgulle ki kheer is one of […]

  • I was introduced to this lovely dish of chanar kalia by the Bengali restaurants , where it is always served as a vegetarian delicacy and must have on lavish buffet spread that these restaurants often boast off and believe me, I was seriously bowled over by its sheer taste and flavour. This is generally not the usual way to prepare chanar kalia at home, but I must say this is one of the dish you must try at home. Chana […]

    bengali chanar kalia – curried cheese dumplings restaurant style

    I was introduced to this lovely dish of chanar kalia by the Bengali restaurants , where it is always served as a vegetarian delicacy and must have on lavish buffet spread that these restaurants often boast off and believe me, I was seriously bowled over by its sheer taste and flavour. This is generally not the usual way to prepare chanar kalia at home, but I must say this is one of the dish you must try at home. Chana […]

  • Poila baisakh or Bengali new year is around the corner and it means a perfect time to get indulge in rich and sweet savory authentic Bengali gourmet delicacies. Check our exclusive BENGALI CUISINE ARCHIVE  For Bengalis the day usually marked with cleaning and beautifying homes with alpanas,  prabhatpheris ( a kind of procession), Rabindrasangeet, cultural programmes, quick visit to Kali baris, and the great poila baisakh luncheon which occupies the mind for most of the part. For Bengalis poila baisakh […]

    poila baisakh 2011 – an elaborate luncheon menu

    Poila baisakh or Bengali new year is around the corner and it means a perfect time to get indulge in rich and sweet savory authentic Bengali gourmet delicacies. Check our exclusive BENGALI CUISINE ARCHIVE  For Bengalis the day usually marked with cleaning and beautifying homes with alpanas,  prabhatpheris ( a kind of procession), Rabindrasangeet, cultural programmes, quick visit to Kali baris, and the great poila baisakh luncheon which occupies the mind for most of the part. For Bengalis poila baisakh […]

  • Steamed hilsa flavoured with aam kasundi (aam kasundi diye ilish maach) is one of the classic way to enjoy this queen of fish called ilish / hilsa of which Bengalis are so fond of and emotionally attached too. Before we venture further into the recipe, let me give you a little insight into kasundi. Pure kasundi is also known as Bengali’s  mustard sauce made with black mustard seeds, Brassica juncea most commonly known as mustard greens, mustard oil, bit of […]

    steamed hilsa flavoured with aam kasundi – a bengali mango mustard sauce

    Steamed hilsa flavoured with aam kasundi (aam kasundi diye ilish maach) is one of the classic way to enjoy this queen of fish called ilish / hilsa of which Bengalis are so fond of and emotionally attached too. Before we venture further into the recipe, let me give you a little insight into kasundi. Pure kasundi is also known as Bengali’s  mustard sauce made with black mustard seeds, Brassica juncea most commonly known as mustard greens, mustard oil, bit of […]

  • Banana blossom or mocha (in Bengali an East Indian language) holds a special stature in Bengali cuisine, and consider as very adventurous and gastronomically exciting. I was never a huge fan of banana blossom or mocha as we love to call it in my growing up years though we had some banana plants in our backyard, but in recent years I developed a strong fascination for it. As I was gently removing the outer bracts to extract the inner flowers, […]

    mochar chop – banana blossom appetizer

    Banana blossom or mocha (in Bengali an East Indian language) holds a special stature in Bengali cuisine, and consider as very adventurous and gastronomically exciting. I was never a huge fan of banana blossom or mocha as we love to call it in my growing up years though we had some banana plants in our backyard, but in recent years I developed a strong fascination for it. As I was gently removing the outer bracts to extract the inner flowers, […]

  • …narkel ilish or hilsa (fish) steamed in coconut milk… I know, it sounds strange a little, but hilsa is one such fish which gives ample scope of experiments. Having attended some hilsa festival in the town, I got intrigued by the idea of using coconut milk in hilsa preparation. So this one purely crops up from my imagination and it left scope for improvisation.  This recipe is entirely inspired by another signature dish of Bengali cuisine – Prawn malai curry. […]

    narkel ilish

    …narkel ilish or hilsa (fish) steamed in coconut milk… I know, it sounds strange a little, but hilsa is one such fish which gives ample scope of experiments. Having attended some hilsa festival in the town, I got intrigued by the idea of using coconut milk in hilsa preparation. So this one purely crops up from my imagination and it left scope for improvisation.  This recipe is entirely inspired by another signature dish of Bengali cuisine – Prawn malai curry. […]

  • …durga puja special recipe… rasgulla or rossogulla No it is not a cheese balls dipped in sugary syrup but it is the old sweet everyone’s favorite  rossogulla or rasgulla, which wins millions of hearts across the world. No translation please ! Read here for a sweet and short story on rasgulla. But how to make rasgulla at home ? This question has perhaps intrigued us most, so here we present a step-by-step procedure of making rosogolla or rasgulla Ingredients: Milk: 1 l Lemon […]

    rasgulla or rossogulla

    …durga puja special recipe… rasgulla or rossogulla No it is not a cheese balls dipped in sugary syrup but it is the old sweet everyone’s favorite  rossogulla or rasgulla, which wins millions of hearts across the world. No translation please ! Read here for a sweet and short story on rasgulla. But how to make rasgulla at home ? This question has perhaps intrigued us most, so here we present a step-by-step procedure of making rosogolla or rasgulla Ingredients: Milk: 1 l Lemon […]

  • …durga puja special recipes… Navami te kosha mangsho ar phulko luchi Kosha mangsho or goat meat curry aka Bengali style usually meant for an elaborate Sunday meal with colorful family gupshups and it was the scenario in Bengali homes before chicken et.al invaded the Bengali kitchens. Bengalis prefer to add potatoes in kosha mangsho making it more interesting and their present several versions of it . People who love to savour the richness of kosha mangso still swear by Golbari […]

    kosha mangsho and phulko luchi

    …durga puja special recipes… Navami te kosha mangsho ar phulko luchi Kosha mangsho or goat meat curry aka Bengali style usually meant for an elaborate Sunday meal with colorful family gupshups and it was the scenario in Bengali homes before chicken et.al invaded the Bengali kitchens. Bengalis prefer to add potatoes in kosha mangsho making it more interesting and their present several versions of it . People who love to savour the richness of kosha mangso still swear by Golbari […]

  • …durga puja special recipe… labra – assorted vegetables cooked with panch phoron (five spices) Labra is not a mixed vegetable dish but it is a medley of assorted vegetables thrown together, cooked in their own juices, embraces each others flavour and in the process lose some of their individual streaks. Thus acquiring a unique taste and can not be recreated if you omit some or include others. Labra is one of the traditional Bengali dish and the assortment of vegetables […]

    labra – a medley of assorted vegetables

    …durga puja special recipe… labra – assorted vegetables cooked with panch phoron (five spices) Labra is not a mixed vegetable dish but it is a medley of assorted vegetables thrown together, cooked in their own juices, embraces each others flavour and in the process lose some of their individual streaks. Thus acquiring a unique taste and can not be recreated if you omit some or include others. Labra is one of the traditional Bengali dish and the assortment of vegetables […]