Gondhoraj Chicken/Murgi (Kaffir Lime Flavored Chicken Curry)

Few months back when I visited one of my aunt’s place in Shantiniketan, I found she has a beautiful ‘Gondhoraj Lebu’ (Kaffir Lime) tree in her garden. I asked her why she doesn’t cook ‘Gandharaj Murgi’ or ‘Gandharaj Bhetki’ with these beautiful juicy limes! She was not aware of this recipe and I didn’t miss… Continue reading Gondhoraj Chicken/Murgi (Kaffir Lime Flavored Chicken Curry)

Kumror Chokka / Chokha (Pumpkin Curry Bengali Style)

At my home, a ‘Kumro’ (Pumpkin) always swings between a ‘Chenchki’ and this ‘Chokka’. Both are traditional Bengali ways of cooking pumpkin with other ingredients. A ‘Chokka’ or ‘Chokha’ is usually made with ‘Aloo’ (Potato), ‘Potol’ (Pointed Gourd) and of course, the ‘Kumro’ (Pumpkin). A handful of Red Gram (Lal Chola) is added to give… Continue reading Kumror Chokka / Chokha (Pumpkin Curry Bengali Style)

Bhapa Chingri Posto (Steamed Poppy Seed with Shrimps)

This post is about ‘Posto Bhape’ or ‘Bhapa Posto’ which is my Mom’s recipe. Among all the different dishes made with ‘Posto’ (Poppy Seed), the very basic is ‘Kaancha Posto Bata’ or raw poppy seed paste where the wet poppy seed paste is mixed with raw onion, green chilli, salt and mustard oil and then had cold with rice.… Continue reading Bhapa Chingri Posto (Steamed Poppy Seed with Shrimps)