Category: Bengali Food

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Kumro Bhaaté or Mashed Pumpkin Bengali Style – and I ask what the heck is Halloween?

I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween in India. Nor Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day or Father’s Day for that matter. Not that I belong to the black and white generation. Just like I can’t recall the pre-digital days, now I can’t recall those days when pumpkin was remembered for the simple vegetable that it always was, not a medium for creating strange artwork in … Read More Kumro Bhaaté or Mashed Pumpkin Bengali Style – and I ask what the heck is Halloween?

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Shorshe Bata Maach – Mustard Salmon In This Case | A Detour From Thailand To Wish Shubho Noboborsho!

The mustard fish is one of the most popular Bengali dishes and although this signature preparation is best complimented by the traditional Hilsa fish, I (and now Lady M) make the same with salmon for my guests ~ the texture is very similar and it’s less bony. Moreover, the Mustard Salmon prepared #inmykitchen always leaves everyone wowed.

Rasgulla Macapuno On TV & Shubho Bijoya to all

Rasgullas are made from balls of Chhana/Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese or Ricotta Cheese and Suji/Semolina dough. Then these soft and spongy balls are cooked in a sugar syrup. The quality of the channa is vital in making of soft rasgullas, as I realised while making rasgullas at home. A few months ago my Rasgullas or Roshogollas was aired on Noor Dubai TV and Dubai One during Ramadan (above … Read More Rasgulla Macapuno On TV & Shubho Bijoya to all

+ Traditional Bengali Meal thali for Shubho Noboborsho

Traditional Bengali Cuisine | All The ‘Slight’ Details

A guide to traditional Bengali cuisine which is vast and elaborate. Every time someone asks me, ‘What comprises Bengali Cuisine?’, I falter for a while as there is no simple answer to that. There are so many layers to the cuisine, so many regional variations and if we probe into the evolution of the cuisine, it will also reflect the history of Bengal.

+ Recipe of Aam Dal or the Bengali Green Mango Dal

Aam Dal or Mango Lentil Soup – A summer combat

  Aam Dal or the Mango Lentil Soup is very easy to make. Green mangoes are also therapeutic in nature and keeps the body temperature down, precisely why the recipe must have originated in some Bengali kitchen during the sweltering summer heat. Summer is slowly waltzing into Dubai. A few more days and suddenly the celsius scale would be touching the 40ºC on a … Read More Aam Dal or Mango Lentil Soup – A summer combat

+ Mashed Potato Bengali Style/ Aloo Bhaaté

Mashed Potato Bengali Style/ Aloo Bhaaté

Steamed in Rice or ‘Bhaaté’ In Bengali, mashed steamed vegetables are called ‘Bhaaté. The term literally means ‘In Rice’. It must have originated because very often these vegetables were traditionally steamed in the same pan in which the rice has been cooked. Mashing these steamed vegetables – assorted vegetables or any particular vegetable along with a dash of Mustard Oil or Ghee (Indian clarified … Read More Mashed Potato Bengali Style/ Aloo Bhaaté

+ Fireworks on the JBR Beach for the inauguration of Meydan Beach Club

Meydan Fireworks By The Walk in JBR & Yoghurt Aubergine

Sometimes you have all the time in the world to do things but you are stuck in such a situation that it doesn’t permit you to do anything. Except pump your heart faster and clog your brains. And then comes a lightening of ideas which require super-fast execution. Otherwise, both the moment and the idea is Oops, gone! That’s when my super-fat notebook tucked … Read More Meydan Fireworks By The Walk in JBR & Yoghurt Aubergine