Skip to main content


Showing posts with the label traditional recipes

Hot and Sour Fish - Climbing Perch

Hot and Sour Fish Recipe Climbing Perch Kwoi Tok Jhal Koi Machh recipe This is my grandmother's sour fish recipe. I like to follow the recipe as it is, but honestly, a 100 year old daily recipe has now become a very costly affair today. It has an elevated status due to its' taste and unavailability and its price reflects it. It is one of the best side dishes for the hard core fish-and-rice lover Bengali. One such dish, which consequently demands more eating than regular quantity consciously and unconsciously, amazingly delicious and light. The tangerine juice of tamarind and chili mustard paste provides a lovely sour and hot taste, which heightens the best flavour of koi or climbing perch, I feel, besides all other rich recipes like cauliflower koi, ganga jamuna, tel koi or even green and koi dish. By Barnali Dutta Published: November 7, 2014

Earlier in my childhood days though I did not like to eat the Kwoi fish due to its blackish color and also for its sharp bones, ev…

Easy Eating 4 Busy Bachelors

Easy Eating 4 Busy Bachelors Badam Bata Peanut Bharta- Magical nutrient Bengali Badam Bata - Peanut Bharta RecipeBy , published by Prasadam: November 1, 2014I still remember those days when I was busy with 'my business', trying to cover the studies up to update the lag and raising my kids single-handedly, eating leftover kids' meal either over-calorie meals or no meals due to lack of time, my mom, my saviour recalling her motherhood days and taught me how to eat healthy and be wealthy with simple ingredients to be merry. This recipe will never let you down, trust me. So, hey IT professionals, bachelors, AND those of you who do not have their own time to meet themselves, try this recipe once, you will get a wholesome meal in no time, and its delicious too.
4.1 stars based on 11 reviews Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 5 minutes | Total time: 20 min
Yield: 2 Serving size: 1 tbsp | Calories per serving: 300Ingredients: Salted peanuts…

Community Feast on Durga Puja

Aloor Dum Bhog recipe for Shasthi Aloor Dum Bhog recipe for Shasthi By , published by Prasadam: September 28, 2014In spite of all the modernization of Bengali recipes there is a continuity of cooking traditional dishes on festival days following correct cooking procedures of traditional recipes which are marked as puja bhog satvik food. First the procedure is to choose the ingredients. We prefer no onion, garlic or meat. And secondly its to decide the gathering and offering, something for correct cultural fiesta. Even today when I was cooking all these recipes though not for puja bhog but I was following my mother's instructions that what she was recalling from the very far of her childhood and it gave the exact taste and aroma which was evident from the joy she expressed while eating. Today's recipe is for shasthi puja day. Bhuni khichuri with aloor dum and tomato amsatto chutney. We all were left speechless!!

5 stars based on 75 reviews Prep time: 1 hour…

Bhuni khichuri - Durga puja bhog from Pandal

Bhoger khichuri - Durga puja bhog from Pandal Bhoger Bhuni Khichuri By , published by Prasadam: September 28, 2014Every Bengali eagerly waits to break their Durga Puja Fast with this khichuri bhog otherwise they feel incomplete through the year. And it makes one feel at home. A true Bhoger Khichuri Recipe I was looking for, finally I got it and you will too for sure. My earnest request, try at least once

5 stars based on 75 reviews Prep time: 1 hour | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 10 min | Yield: 1 large bowl Serving size: 1 tablespoon | Calories per serving: 215Ingredients for Bengali Bhuni Khichuri: Moong dal : 1 cup, Basmati Rice : 2 cups, Finely diced ginger : 2 tsp, Kheer/Mawa : 100g, Cauliflower : 250 g, long florets, Cashew nuts : 2 tablespoon, Ghee : 1/2 cup, Jaggery bonbon [gur batasha] : 8 to 10 , [optional 2 teaspoon…

Pushing forward the Plantain Stem

easy plantain stem recipe thor chhenchkiAfter removing the layers of hard outer stem of banana tree, the tender fibrous inner pith of the stem or core has many medicinal properties and is very beneficial to our health. It is edible as well. The stem is chopped and cooked as a vegetable and is eaten along with rice.Plantain stem - Bengali Thor Chhenchki recipe
Preparation Time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 25 minutes | Serves 3
Ingredients:3/4 cup chopped plantain stem/thor, 1/3 cup scrapped coconut, 5 to 6 curry leaves, 1 chopped green chili, 1 pinch turmeric and sugar, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon kalonji and mustard seeds, 1 dried whole red chili, 2 teaspoon cooking oil.
Instructions: Put the chopped plantain stem or thor, scrapped coconut, chopped curry leaves and green chili, salt, turmeric and sugar in a bowl, mix well and keep covered for 10 minutes. In a pan heat the oil and add tempering of broken red chili, mustard seeds, and kalonji. Add …

Taro chips - Food craft

The ideas of Class, culture or custom differences were always a vague issue in our family ethics. My parents say intelligent ordinary working people do not require those things to attain respect or greatness. Always remember we earn money with effort, but respect requires hardship and intelligence requires constant alertness. So, the food habits of our family encompass many things which are known as antireligious ethics or poor men's domain. This recipe, my grandmother had learned from their farm servants, locally called Munish, and always catered it happily to the family demands. Like this recipe there are numerous other astonishing recipes. I was wondering if I could retrieve all the same.It is not popular because the food part contains calcium oxalate crystals and that must be removed during cooking. The plant is inedible when raw and considered toxic due to the presence of calcium oxalate crystals, typically as raphides. There are many ways to cook taro to avoid the…