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Sabudana Khichdi | How to cook Sabudana Khichdi

Sabudana Khichdi or tapioca pearl khichdi is a popular and delicious meal, loaded with ghee, peanuts, potatoes, coconut and mild Indian spices, is definitely something I can eat anytime & anyday. This sabudana khichdi is a nutritious and very comforting. It is a perfect dish during …

Phulkopir Roast (Bengali Style Cauliflower Roast)

Phulkopir Roast (Bengali Style Cauliflower Roast) is a rich and spicy dry cauliflower dish, cooked in onion-tomato gravy and beautiful and fragrant Indian spices. Perfect with rice or roti. This has to be my best soul food ever.

 

Phulkopir Roast (Bengali Style Cauliflower Roast)

30 minute Paneer Vegetable Stew

30 minute Paneer Vegetable Stew is a healthy, nutritious and delicious stew made with fresh vegetables and paneer (cottage cheese) with minimal spices with in 30 minutes. A big bowl of this hearty and warm stew is soul satisfying and perfect in this cold weather.

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Kacha Peper Ghonto (Raw Papaya Sabzi)

Kacha Peper Ghonto (Raw Papaya Sabzi) or grated papaya curry is an age old traditional classic Bengali preparation. Grated raw papaya (kacha pepe) cooked with potatoes, lentil dumplings, lots of dried fruits and warm Indian garam masala. It is extremely delicious and most satisfying …

Mulo Diye Matar Dal (Yellow Split Pea dal with Radish)

Mulo Diye Matar Dal (Yellow Split Pea dal with Radish) is a delicious lentil soup made with sweet, crisp white radish. This luscious Bengali dal flavoured with Indian 5 Spice (panch phoron) and dried red chillies is enjoyed with steaming hot rice or Indian flat bread. 

Orange Cardamom Spiced Hot Chocolate

Orange Cardamom Spiced Hot Chocolate is seriously rich and silky smooth hot chocolate. This hot chocolate is perfectly spiced with a hint of orange and cardamom. Cozy up this winter with a delicious mug filled with an ultimate comfort drink orange cardamom hot chocolate to warm …

Gobi Paratha (Indian Flatbread stuffed with Spicy Cauliflower)

Gobi Paratha also known as Punjabi gobi paratha. It is one of the most popular parathas in India. Gobi paratha or spicy cauliflower stuffed Indian flatbread. This delicious paratha can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch or dinner. These parathas are laden with butter or …

Coconut and Apple Barfi (Lokkhi Pujo Narkel Apple Naru)

Coconut and Apple Barfi (Lokkhi Pujo Narkel Apple Naru) as we say it in Bengali is soft, dense, fudgy and oh so irresitable. Bet, you can’t eat just one! Made with just 5 ingredients, this coconut and apple barfi will be a sure hit with your family and friends. …

GAJAR KA HALWA (Indian Carrot Pudding)

GAJAR KA HALWA (Indian Carrot Pudding) is a rich and creamy traditional North Indian delicacy. Gajar ka Halwa ia an absolutely delicious dessert. This sweet carrot pudding is made with red juicy grated carrots simmer in full fat …

Kacha Aamer Mishti Achar – Sweet Raw Mango Pickle

Kacha Aamer Mishti Achar – Sweet Raw Mango Pickle is a Bengali style tok, jhal aar mishti kacha aamer achar. Sweet, spicy and tangy raw mango pickle, requires few ingredients to prepare, no sun-drying the mangoes and it can be prepared in a jiffy.

 

Spiced Banana and Coconut Fritters (Narkel diye Kolar bora)

Spiced Banana and Coconut Fritters

Crispy fried banana and coconut fritters, spiced with fragrant cardamom powder and finally rolled in cinnamon sugar; these fritters are crispy and crunchy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Absolutely delicious and delightful to eat. This banana and coconut fritters will be a sure shot HIT among your family and friends!

Spiced Banana and Coconut Fritters

“Life is short. Eat dessert first. ”

~ Jacques Torres

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Absolutely true!! I wholly and solely follow this quote by Jaques Torres.

Well who can say to Desserts; especially when its sweet fritters like these.  😉

Bengali Masoor Dal – Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal

Bengali Masoor Dal – Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal/Soup

Light, healthy and soupy this red lentil soup/dal (masoor dal) is flavoured with loads of fresh tomatoes and coriander leaves and tempered with mustard seeds and dried red chillies. This simple and wholesome everyday Bengali style masoor dal is most satisfying and comforting food of all time. 

Bengali Masoor Dal - Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal

You can take meat, fish and vegetables away from an Indian, but you cannot take away his dal – “the core of his meal”.

~ Madhur Jaffery (Ultimate Curry Bible)

 

Bengali Masoor Dal - Bengali Style Red Lentil Dal

DAL is a versatile and nutritious and a very satisfying dish. Everyday dal  is a staple in each and every household in India and Indian meal is incomplete without dal/lentil soups. This soupy lentil dish you will find in the poorest as well as the richest homes in India. 

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