Nonta Seddho Pithe (Savory Rice Flour Dumpling)

Every year we celebrate harvesting festival or Sankrati during mid of January with newly harvested rice. Now in Bengal, during this time people make ‘pithe’ and ‘puli’ to mark the harvesting festival or ‘Poush Parban’ (Poush is the month which coincides with the month of Dec-Jan, approx 15 Dec -to- mid Jan or 15 Jan). Due to my… Continue reading Nonta Seddho Pithe (Savory Rice Flour Dumpling)

Mochar Dhokar Dalna (Banana Flower and Lentil Fritter Curry)

‘Mocha’ or banana flower is one of the favourite vegetables in our house. Though it is laborious to peel banana flower but if some patience and time can be devoted wonderful vegetable can been cooked from it. I have shared different recipes with ‘Mocha’ like ‘Niramish Mochar Ghonto’, ‘Mochar Niramish Kofta Curry’, ‘Mochar Kofta Curry’,… Continue reading Mochar Dhokar Dalna (Banana Flower and Lentil Fritter Curry)

Note Saaker Ghonto (Amaranth and Mixed Vegetables Curry)

In my earlier post of ‘Palong Saaker Dalna’, I have mentioned that ‘Ghonto’ is also a type of curry where all vegetables are cooked together and mashed up a little. Today I’ll be sharing one such recipe with ‘Note Saak’ or Amaranth. ‘Note Saak’ is one of the most widely available leafy vegetables. I normally… Continue reading Note Saaker Ghonto (Amaranth and Mixed Vegetables Curry)

Palong Saaker Dalna (Bengali Style Spinach Curry with Vegetables)

‘Dalna’ is a term used in Bengali cooking where the consistency of the curry is semi dry and the vegetables used are cut into small pieces but it should be visible in the curry. The other variation of it is ‘Ghonto’, where all the vegetables are cooked together and mashed up. There is a little… Continue reading Palong Saaker Dalna (Bengali Style Spinach Curry with Vegetables)