Dhakai Morog Pulao (Traditional Chicken Pilaf from Bangladesh)

I heard about this ‘Dhakai Morog Pulao’ long back but never got opportunity to taste and neither got any authentic recipe of it. Recently in a Facebook Food Group I got this recipe from the Admin of that group Selina Mortuza. She is from Dhaka, Bangladesh so I was confident that the recipe she has shared will be authentic and easy to cook. This is a very traditional recipe from Dhaka. It is cooked with Cock but if you can’t find you may substitute with chicken too. When I started to cook the Pulao honestly I was a little nervous….

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Chatpata Dum Aloo (Potatoes in Slightly Tangy Sauce)

There is no fixed recipe of ‘Dum Aloo’. ‘Dum Aloo’ takes on different flavours as it travels from state to state throughout India. In Bengal, it is known as ‘Niramish Aloor Dum’ (Bengali Style Dum Aloo) is said to be lightly spiced with ginger and tomato. Whereas ‘Kashmiri Dum Alu’ is made using yogurt, melon seeds and cashew paste and is sweet in taste. ‘Laknawi Style Dum Aloo’ has centre filled with paneer stuffing and later dunked into spicy gravy. Today I am sharing ‘Chatpata Dum Aloo’ which has close resemblance with ‘Punjabi Dum Aloo’. In my childhood ‘Luchi’ and…

Bhapa Doi Rui (Steamed Rohu Fish in Yogurt and Mustard Sauce)

This ‘Bhapa Doi Rui’ (Steamed Rohu Fish with Yogurt and Mustard) is another very easy and quick recipe. When we are in real hurry we make this to fix our quick lunch. Best part of this recipe is it can be cooked absolutely oil free. Dry mustard powder is readily available nowadays in every grocery store so gone those days when we had to think of grinding mustard paste. And yogurt is one ingredient which is very common in Indian kitchen. So these two ingredients can do wonder together! It is important to marinate the raw fish with lemon juice…

Bhapa Rui (Steamed Rohu Fish Curry)

This ‘Bhapa Rui’ (Steamed Rohu) is a super simple and super easy tasty recipe from my Maa’s kitchen. We cook this quite often as it takes very less time and results to an awesome tasty fish curry. This requires very few ingredients to cook and most importantly can be cooked without oil too. I have added 1 tsp of oil in the dish but you can always avoid it. The pungent aroma of mustard oil gives a nice kick to the gravy. It is important to marinate the raw fish with lemon juice and turmeric powder and later wash it…

Chingri Macher Malaikari (Prawn Curry with Coconut Milk)

We Bengalis are known as great food lovers. Whether it’s a festival, Durga Puja, marriage, birthday celebration or East Bengal-Mohanbagan football match, we just need a reason to celebrate and the celebrations include delicious cuisines. Bengali recipes are an all time favourite for its spicy, aromatic and mouthwatering flavours for veg & non veg both. ‘Chingri Macher Malaikar’i or Prawn Malaikari is a classical preparation with Prawns and flavoured with coconut milk based gravy. We Bongs are so much food lover that we adopt other cuisine across globe according to our taste bud and change the name accordingly. ‘Chingri Macher…

Quick Chicken Curry

Every family has its own recipe and in Indian homes, normally chicken is cooked with Indian aromatic spices and a tomato/yogurt/coconut base to make a gravy/curry. It is not every day that we cook or eat curries with cupfuls of cream or dyed in food colouring or mellowed down with loads of sugar. Even if you have bare minimum spices in your pantry, you can still turn chicken into this gratifying curry. I guess it is the versatile nature of any curry to add or skip ingredients at your free will, keep on tasting all the while and in the…

Bengali Style Vegetable Fried Rice

Recently one of my friends asked me to share an easy recipe for vegetable fried rice. This vegetable fried rice recipe is a very easy one with attention given to all finer details. For perfect vegetable fried rice it is advised to use cooked and cooled rice even it is better to use a day old cooked rice. Hot and fresh rice is not very good for any fried rice recipe, you can even refrigerate the cooked rice for few hours, hot rice just turns mushy and spoils the whole recipe. Selection of veggies also play an important role here,…