Enchor er Dalna (Jackfruit Curry)

It is a summer fruit. I always wait for summer so that I can have the jackfruit again. I love the enchor cutlet morethough . We bengalis call it gaach patha (tree goat) because it tastes a lot like mutton. Once we went to Tirupati where my friend and I saw a jack-fruit tree with…

Bottle Guard with Khaskhas

This recipe was rare  when I was a kid. Poppy seeds were expensive then and even now. When I first made this dish, the bottle guard was a little uncooked. I still try to reach my mother’s standards but  fail somehow. Though it does make me happy to see my family and friends relish this dish…

Chitol Maach er Bori

This brings back memories. I remember my dad used to bring this 3 foot long fish whenever possible and cleaned it up for my mother to cook. Our family was huge ,so we got equal number of “borees” each. Few in number, but , a taste that will linger in your mouth long after. This…

Rui Mach ar Pepe’r Jhol (Rohu Fish and Raw Papaya Curry)

Rohu is a very commonly available fish. This curry can be made with any non-veg item you wish if you do not prefer fish, but, I would advice non-veg lovers to definitely try it with fish. Coming to papaya, with the recent developments in agriculture and plantations, papaya is found all year round and is…

Coriander Fish Curry(Dhone-Tengra Maacher Jhal)

Tengra mach (Day’s Mystus) is a very delicious fish that is commonly prepared by Bengalis. There are various ways one can prepare a fish-you can bake it, fry it, make a sauce for it etc. There are so many ways! I decided to go a little green here. Rather than using tomato puree I went…

Dhoka’r Dalna(Lentil Cake Curry)

Dhoka’r Dalna is a bengali vegetarian dish.It can be had with rice or roti.It is completely vegetarian in nature because generally in India(especially in Bengal) a veg dish does not include garlic and onion.The ingredients are common and the technique simple but one has to practice to get the right texture.As I have said before…