Recipe Index


Bengali Recipe Index


FOOD GOAL

We started to collect all things in a digital way, whether we all can make our "Desi food" fast and easy. For that we started reading books of bygone days. From old literature we found hints of answers to why we should eat mostly what we eat grown within 100 miles of our home (locavore). .

Byanjon Podaboli - Bengali Dining Course

The purpose is to distinguish the various dimensions of food culture of Bengal associated with basic task of rediscovering history considering advancement in modern acquisition. My plutolatry for traditional and cultural food forced me to make this journey through ages and to pursue expansive treasure towards the future.

1. Traditional Starter

1.1 Teto Bitter

Bitter bites Morning mists
  • Chirotar Jol – Soaked bitter stick water
  • Kalmegh boti herbal pill Andrographis paniculata
  • Triphala drink containing three seeds amloki, bahera and haritaki
  • Kulottokolai – overnight soaked horse gram seeds water
  • Raw turmeric sugarcane jaggery with raw turmeric root
  • Shiuli pata prajakta leaves fry - White Jasmine Leave
  • Papaya sap recipe - peper kosh in batasha
  • Peper kosh in batasha - white sap of green papaya in sugar bonbon
  • 1.2 Bhate Pora shenka

    [STEAMED/ROASTED/BAKED]

    Bhate
    • Matar dal bhate - Peas ball boiled over rice
    • Shoul chingri pora - Baked murrel
    •  Prawn paturi
    • Baked sweet potato and jackfruit seeds with raw tamarind
    Pora
    • Kochu pora - Taro root roast
    • Fermented fish pickle - Traditional puthi shidol shutki
    • Geri gugli - Traditional clam and snail braised recipe Bangladeshi dish
    • Begun pora - Chargrilled eggplant
    • Pot pourii - Pita steamed vegetables
    • Subash Pakhal - Flower Fragrant Rice
    • Roasted prawn - an old-fashioned barbecue recipe
    Shaak Edible Herbs
    • Koi Hinche jogolbondi - Marsh herb and climbing perch
    • Palong shak bhate - Stewed spinach
    • Bhut chaturdoshi and Choddo Shak - 14 Greens ritual
    Bataa or Bharta [Mashed and Stir-fried]
    • Mushur dal bharta recipe -Mashed Red lentil
    • Kalojeera o rosun bata - Hot garlic and kalongi
    • Kucho chingri bata - Hot tiny prawn paste
    • Steamed prawn and poppy seeds – Matsyakumbha
    • Badam Bata Peanut Bharta- Magical nutrient
    Classic recipes [Cuisine through the ages]
    • Dill leaf - Solpo shak raita
    • Amaranth [notey saag] - A recipe from "Pak-rajeswar
    • Sojne Phul Tarkari - Moringa Oleifera Flower

    2. Fry and Fritters

    2.1 Vegetables Sabzi

    Bhaja bhuji and Tele bhaja
    •  Panch rakom bhaja - Five types of vegetable fries for the rituals
    • Taro chips - Food craft - Kochu bhajataro chips, food craft, kochu bhaja
    Phul/Pata [flower/leaf] Bhaja
    • Bok Phul bora - Bengali Fritters
    • Dhone patar bora - Coriander leaves fry
    • Shaplar velaa - edible water lily fritter raft miniature
    Sabzi [vegetables] Bhaja
    • Beguni - Brinjal Fritters
    • Amadar chop - Mango ginger fritters

    2.2 Maachh Fish Bhaja

    • Fish head fry - Macher muro bhaja
    • Bombay duck butterfly, Fish battered-fry
    • Kachki Machher Sonajhuri,
    • BatiCharchari –
    • Fish goldenfry and steamed fish
    • Topse Fish Fry - Indian salmon,
    •  Mango fishTopse Fish Fry,
    • Fish Kabab recipe rainbow mocktail

    2.3 Egg Fries

    2.4 Poultry and Meat

    2.5 Festival Hits Bengali Finger Food

    • Nutty fatty stuffed parwal - Patoler Dolma
    • Poppy Pops - Narkel Posto Bora


    3. Rice

    3.1 Bhaat

    • Pice Rice - Tummy-filling tasty meal
    • Sweet Yogurt with rice - Chini pata doi bhaat
    • South Indian style curd rice - Chennai Connection
    • Bengali style Lemon rice with ghee and scrapped coconut

    3.2 Khichuri

    • Bengali Bhuni Khichuri - Puja bhog recipe
    • Bhoger Bhuni Khichuri

    3.3 Paanta  

    3.4 Polao  

    Veg [niramish] Polao

    Non-veg [amish] Polao
    • Prawn Polao - Traditional Indian recipe

    3.5 Dom-e Ranna



    4. Daal - Lentil

    4.1 Dal Traditional Phoron

    • Gram lentil with coconut chips - Narkel diye cholar dal

    4.2 Sabzi Dal

    • Bitter gourd Lentil Tetor Dal - The smiling sun”

    4.3 Tok [with hit of sour] Dal

    • Sour legume with mango buds - Beat the heat with Mango

    4.4 Muro Chingri Keema Dal




    5 Curry Tarkari Veggies

    5.1 Niramish Tarkari

    • Posto [poppy seed] Tarkari
    • Bori [lentil fritters] Tarkari
    • Shorshe [mustard seed paste] Tarkari
    • Simple flat bean dish in little to no time
    • Steamed Sheem - dELICIOUS LabLab Linn
    • Til [sesame seed paste] Tarkari
    • Niramish Aloor Dum Bhog recipe for Shasthi,
    • Fruitful Orange Cauliflower - Kamala Kopi
      • 5.2 Chhanchra Chhenchki Charchari Chapar Chhakka

        • Chhachra - a tasty vegetable peel recipe
        • Easy Plantain stem recipe - Thor Chenchki


        6. Fish Maachh

        6.1 Machher Jhol gravy

        • Fish Fish - [A whispered whistle]
        • Katapona jhol - Fish Stew
        • Macher Jhal [spicy]
        • Bele Maachher Jhaal - Spicy Goby Fish

        6.2 Korma Kalia

        6.3 Paturi wrapped in leaf

        • Baked Murrel and Prawn – Shoul Chingri Pora
        • Heavenly Hilsha with melted fish bones – Sorse ilish
        • Traditional steamed lemon bhetki recipe – Gandharaj Bhetki

        6.4 Machher Tok sour fish

        • Tok Jhal Koi Machh recipe - Hot and Sour fish Climbing Perch”

        6.5 Traditional specialities



        7. Meat Mansho

        7.1 Manser Jhol stew

        • Kosa [spicy] Manso
        • Golbarir Kosha Mangsho - Kolkata mutton curry

        7.2 Keema Mete

        • Mete Chorchori - Liver Dish in Bengali style

        7.3 Regional Special

        • Sabir's Mutton Rezala RecipeSabir's Mutton Rezala Recipe


        8 Sour Tok

        8.1 Ambol

        8.2 Chutney

        • Mango Relish – Mango buds temptation
        • Tomato Amsatto Chutney

        8.3 Pickle

        • Kuler Aachar Jujuba Pickle
        • Kawth Bael makha or wood apple relish


        9. Sweet Misti

        9.1 Yogurt dahi

        • Famous Bengali Yogurt
        • Green Mango yogurt

        9.2 Bhaja Misti

        • Malpua and Papad fry
        • Taler bora/Fuluri - Palm and Banana fritters

        9.3 Bhapa steamed Misti

        • Sweet Chitoi Pitha dipped in Nalen Jaggery

        9.4 Roser syrup based Misti

        • Manohara Sweet Recipe

        9.5 Naram Pak and Karra Pak Sandesh

        • Gajorer Narom-Pak Sandesh - Carrot Sandesh
        • Til takti - Sesame Saucer
        • Bengali sweet Gujiya recipe
        • Naru Moa [dry sweets]
        • Bengali dry sweet narkel naru recipe

        9.6 Regional Specialities

        • Nabanna and Poush Sankranti
        • Pithe puli parbon Patishapta pitha
        • Flattened Rice Dumpling, a sweet transformation
        • Kamini Bhog Chirer Puli


        10. Beverages

        10.1 TEA CHAA DRINK

        • Palm Toddy Kernel and Green Coconut Summer Cooler
        • Thandai Milk - Dol special
        • Beal Pana - Golden apple drink
        • Thankuni juice - Brahmi booti drink
        • Green Coconut Malai Sorbat
        • Rainbow Mocktail - Tamarind drink
        • Bael Tea for herbal remedies
        • Pummelo Sugarcane Juice Punch


        11. Snacks

        11.1     Jol-Khabar [Bengali special]

        • Sabu Makha Falahar
        • Mung dal makha prasad - Fruity and Nutty Yellow Lentil
        • Mango khakhra
        • Hot Favorite Mung [mudga] dal makha
        • Jawb or barley Sattu
        • Palmyra pulp sweet - Taal kheer and muri
        • Radhaballavi and Coconut Dal
        • Dodhikarma - Traditional Breakfast Cereal
        • Rice Flakes Prasadam - Sweet Poha Polao for Saraswati Puja
        • Spicy Oats and Semolina Cake with Peanut Pickle


        12. Spice Box

        12.1 Traditional spice mix

        • Bengali Panch phoronBengali Panch phoron