bengali vegetarian recipes Archive

  • Plantains and green bananas are deceptively similar, with special emphasize on the word “deceptively”. I tell you why? Eons ago on a bright summer day, me and my roommate decided to venture into our local vegetable market, both of us in our late teens, and it was very first time we actually went to the market all by ourselves to buy anything, without the guidance of our parents. Well, they said “do it right the first time” and so when […]

    Kancha kala’r khosha bata / plantain skin mash

    Plantains and green bananas are deceptively similar, with special emphasize on the word “deceptively”. I tell you why? Eons ago on a bright summer day, me and my roommate decided to venture into our local vegetable market, both of us in our late teens, and it was very first time we actually went to the market all by ourselves to buy anything, without the guidance of our parents. Well, they said “do it right the first time” and so when […]

  • 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 […]

  •   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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • …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 […]

  • …poila baisakh special recipes… …Dhokar dalna or steamed lentil cakes in ginger gravy… Very difficult, time-consuming, too lengthy ways, blah ! blah ! blah ! This is how most of us describe the dhokar dalna and because of this many of us shy away from preparing it. But on a tastier note dhokar dalna redefines simplicity with its elegance, unmatched flavor and fabulous taste. Dhokar dalna is one of the classy vegetarian dishes from Bengali cuisine and is nothing but […]

    dhokar dalna

    …poila baisakh special recipes… …Dhokar dalna or steamed lentil cakes in ginger gravy… Very difficult, time-consuming, too lengthy ways, blah ! blah ! blah ! This is how most of us describe the dhokar dalna and because of this many of us shy away from preparing it. But on a tastier note dhokar dalna redefines simplicity with its elegance, unmatched flavor and fabulous taste. Dhokar dalna is one of the classy vegetarian dishes from Bengali cuisine and is nothing but […]

  • *** This post has been re-edited and re-photographed.*** Sometimes it is really interesting to know that how the two distinctly divergent culture shares a similar cuisine or how a particular dish which has evolved independently in two distinct country shares a common lineage. And the dolma is exactly the point in case. For generations after generations people in Bengal (East India) relish dolma which they love to prepare on special occasions. Potol er dolma is a classic dish in Bengali […]

    potoler dolma

    *** This post has been re-edited and re-photographed.*** Sometimes it is really interesting to know that how the two distinctly divergent culture shares a similar cuisine or how a particular dish which has evolved independently in two distinct country shares a common lineage. And the dolma is exactly the point in case. For generations after generations people in Bengal (East India) relish dolma which they love to prepare on special occasions. Potol er dolma is a classic dish in Bengali […]