Bhapa Shorshe Ilish (Steamed Hilsha In Mustard Gravy)

‘Whenever we talk about ‘Ghoti’ (Origin at West Bengal) and ‘Bangal’ (Origin at Bangladesh), the obvious picture comes to our mind is ‘Chingri Mach’ (Prawn) and ‘Ilish Mach’ (Hilsha Fish). Being a foodies I cannot avoid the beauty of ‘Ilish Mach’ though I am a ‘Ghoti’. It is monsoon in India and the ‘Joler Rani’ (Queen of water) is available in market in abundance. For last few days I was cooking some popular dishes with ‘Ilish Mach’. My first post is ofcourse the most popular dish ‘Bhapa Ilish’ (Steamed Hilsha in Mustard Gravy). I cook this recipe in two ways…

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Oats & Veggie Tikki (Patty)

After I posted some oats pancakes I had several requests on sharing more recipes on Oats. And I know there are many readers who do not want to have oats with milk like me. So I decided to share one simple, easy, healthy recipe …. Oats & Veggies Tikki. It is nutritious as I have used mixed veggies and to give a crunch on outer layer I coated them with some Oats mixed with bread crumb. If you use boiled vegetables you will find that it is difficult to give a shape of tikki so what I did, I added…

Fresh Banana and Oats Pancake

Today it was raining heavily since morning. I had some other works to do so I decided to take a day’s off from office and finish off the pending jobs from home. So I had very little time on hand to prepare breakfast. Maa suggested me to have oats and banana and immediately I decided to make some pancakes with banana, oats and egg, which would be easy to make and same time healthy and filling too! Those who are vegetarian may skip egg. It is as good as without egg too.Breakfast is a very important meal of entire day….

Aloo Paratha (Indian Flat Bread with Spicy Potato Stuffing)

There is no doubt that ‘Aloo Paratha’ is the most popular ‘paratha’ recipe from Punjab or North India. Spicy potato mixture is used as a stuffing for this Indian flat bread. There are many ways of making potato stuffing. This one is very easy and quick to make. This paratha is loved by all in our family! It is easy to make and at the same time very tasty too. This Aloo Parath recipe is my Mom’s recipe which I follow religiously. ‘Aloo Paraths’ is a regular breakfast at most of the North Indian places. In Punjab the parathas are…

Bread Bhurji

‘Bread Bhurji’ is one of my favourite breakfast options. It is similar to ‘Bread Upma’. The only difference is in ‘Bread Bhurji’ I use eggs where as ‘Bread Upma’ is made without egg and tempered with mustard seeds and curry leaves. ‘Bread Bhurji’ is one of the easy making breakfast options with very little hassle involved in preparation. When I am not in a mood to cook and feel lazy, I conjure this up to save myself from the pain of cooking for hours and it turns out delicious and mouth-watering every time with so little labour gone into it.Like…

Macher Dimer Borar Dalna (Fish Roe Fritter Curry with Potato)

It is very common in our home that when Maa makes Macher Dimer Bora to make ‘Macher Dimer Borar Jhal’ half of the the fried fritters get finished before she could finish of cooking the ‘Jhal’. Last time when I said my Mom that this time I’ll cook the ‘Macher Dimer Borar Jhal’ with a twist she just gave a very strange look meaning not another experiment please! But when she tasted it she was quite impressed of the outcome. Before I share the recipe let me tell you about the terms ‘jhal’ and ‘jhol’. In Bong kitchen when we…

Macher Dimer Jhuri (Crispy Roe Crumble)

Fish egg or roe is prepared in different ways in different parts of the world. It is widely used in Asia, Southeast Asia and Europe. While we Bengalis mainly fry the roe, people from South East Asian countries have this in raw form with Sushi or with Rice with dash of lime, olive oil , and salt-pepper.Bengalis mostly like to have ‘macher dim’ as ‘Macher Dimer Bora’. Today I’ll share a very old recipe of from Bong Kitchen i.e. ‘Macher Dimer Jhuri’. It is a delicacy in many Bengali households. We Bengali’s love to eat each and every part of…