Taler Fuluri / Bora (Asian Palm Fruit Sweet Fritter)

Celebration of ‘Janmastami’ (Birthday of Lord Krishna) is incomplete without ‘Taler Fuluri’ or ‘Taler Bora’ (Asian Palm Fruit Sweet Fritter). These fritters are sweet in taste and unique as ‘Tal’ is available during this season only. Normally people make ‘Taler Fuluri’, ‘Taler Luchi’ and ‘Tal Kheer’ on the auspicious occasion of ‘Janmamtami’ to offer as ‘Bhog’ to Lord Krishna. Fresh ripe juices of ‘Tal’ when mixed with ‘gur’ (jiggery), cocoanut gives a beautiful mesmerizing aroma and flavours to the fritters. For making these fritters the most difficult part is extracting the juice from ‘Tal’. It is a little hard work…

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Chingri Mach dea Kochur Dom (Colocasia Curry with Shrimp)

I made some consecutive psts on Ilish Mach (Hilsa Fish), so thought of sharing some completely different post with prawn. I was busy with some other engagements in my family so could not find time to prepare something which I can share with you, except for this recipe & few more (which I shall try to post soon). Yesterday Baba bought some very fresh tiger prawns from fish market (thought I’m saying prawn but actually those are smaller than prawns but bigger than shrimps). Initially I thought of making some ‘Chingri Macher Bati Chorchori’ but when I found some ‘gati…

Ilish Macher Matha dea Chanchra (Mixed Veg and Malabar Spinach Mishmash with Hilsha Fish Head)

‘Chanchra’ is an inevitable side dish for any festivals or occasion of Bengalis. Be it a Marriage Ceremony, Annaprashon (First Rice Ceremony), lunch platter of any Bengali Cuisine Restaurants specially during Puja or Poila Boisakh (Bengali New Year), you can’t get away without tasting this recipe. ‘Chanchra’ with ‘gorom bhat’ (hot steamed rice) is a delicacy. It is prepared mainly with Malabar Spinach or Climbing Spinach or ‘Pui Saag’ in Bengali, along with potatoes, brinjal, ridge gourd, radish and pumpkin to increase the taste.There is a vegetarian version of this which though not widely cooked but exists. Different types of…

Shorshe-Ilisher Jhal (Hisla Fish in Mustard Gravy)

In my earlier post of ‘Sabji dea Ilisher Jhol’, I have mentioned that Hilsa Fish can be cooked in many ways. The most popular and easy versions are ‘Bhapa Shorshe Ilish’ and ‘Shorshe-Ilisher Jhal’. In this recipe also I cook the raw fish in the mustard-poppy seed paste. I like to use poppy seeds in the paste. You can always discard it. ‘Jhal’ in Bengali cuisine mainly refers to a curry which is mustard paste based. This ‘Shorshe-Ilisher Jhal’ also not exception! So let’s see how to make this traditional yet easy and tasty dish …….

Sabji dea Ilisher Macher Jhol (Hilsha Fish Curry with Veggies)

This is yet another very easy recipe of Maa…. ‘Sabji dea Ilisher Jhol’ (Hisla Fish Curry with Veggies). We Bengalis are food lovers and we can’t think about Monsoon without ‘Ilish Mach’. ‘Bhapa Shorshe Ilish’ (Steamed Hilsha in Mustard Gravy), ‘Ilish er Tok’ (Condiment with Hilsha), ‘Shorshe-Ilisher Jhal’ (Hilsha in Mustard Paste), ‘Doi Ilish’ (Hilsha with Yogurt), ‘Narkel-Shorshe Bhapa Ilish’ (Steamed Hilsha with Coconut and Mustard Paste), ‘Anarosh Ilish’ (Hilsha with Pineapple), ‘Ilish Begun’ (Hilsha with Eggplant), ‘Ilisher Tel Jhol’ (Hilsha in Oily Gravy), ‘Kumropatae Ilish’ (Hilsha in Pumpkin Leaf) is some of the common preparation cooked in every Bong…

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…

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…