Rui Machher Kaalia/ Rohu Fish Kaalia

  A Bong’s life cannot be imagined without Maach & Mishti i.e fish and sweets and a celebration without these two ingredients in Bengali tradition is definitely unbelievable. Fish is an integral part of Durga jatra or the farewell ceremony of Maa Durga since it is considered “shubh” i.e  a good omen for embarking on in a…

Eromba : the popular manipuri delicacy

  Very few dishes from the seven states of northeastern India are known, among them Manipur is one such state which is a treasure trove of many exotic yet divinely delicious foods and dishes. One such very popular delicacy is the Eromba/Iromba pronounced as ee-rom-ba, a preparation from the Meitei community of Manipur prepared with…

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! with Mango flavoured Coconut laddoos.

Ganpati festival comes with loads of fun and fervor. Although the whole of India welcomes their darling Lord Ganesha, the Elephant headed God of Hindu Mythology on this auspicious day, yet the festival has a special place in the hearts of people of Maharashtra, the biggest community festival in Maharashtra and is also celebrated in…

Summer fun with Litchi Popsicles

Summer months are a big bugger in most parts of India when it becomes unbearable to withstand the high heat & humidity that makes this season really a energy draining one. I personally hate summer season but despite of all these discomfort, summers are also full of pleasant surprises from the nature for which we…

Mango Phirni : A summer treat with delectable mangoes

Eid Mubarak ! to you all. Ramadan or Ramzan is a holy month for the Muslims world over, a month full of fasting and feasting, where a huge assortment of dishes influenced from the Arabian, Mediterranean, Persian and Middle-eastern cuisines are prepared and savoured. In India and South Asia, Muslim food, mostly rooted from the Mughlai…

Aloor dom : a timeless Bengali meal accompaniment

Aloo or potato has a great place in Indian kitchens especially in the oriental Indian cuisines where it is part of a broad array of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, especially the curries. Just like every east Indian curries, Bengali curries too have a generous use of potatoes for almost every meal accompaniment. Aloor dom is…

Shubho Nababorsho with the sweet Chandropuli

Shubho Nababorsho/ Happy New Year…to all my visitors ! You might have heard about Chondropuli if you are a Bengali, however it is also possible that what you are thinking about is actually Gujjiya or Puli, the popular Indian sweet made during the Indian festivals of Holi and Diwali. For other Indians, who are not…

A Soupy Delight with Mustard Greens

Bidding farewell to winter for the year, let us relish on Lai Paata for the last time of the season with this delightful, nutritious and comforting soup. Greens are always in demand for good health and winter is a time when you get a lot of fresh alluring greens around you like spinach, lettuce or…

Kheertua……A melt in the mouth sweet delicacy

Bengalis share an eternal bond of love with sweets. Every Bengali, except the exceptions of course, have a special craving for sweets and desserts. So here, is an exotic Bengali dessert for all the dessert lovers. The “Kheer Tua”, a popular dessert in the Northeast Indian state of Tripura and some of its adjoining regions,…