Bengali Food Recipes

Sunday Mangsho-r Jhol (a Bengali mutton curry)

engali goat meat mutton stew recipe

This is the quintessential, simple, mutton (goat) stew that is made in most Bengali homes on a Sunday afternoon. Of course, it is meant to be relished and devoured with ‘gorom bhaat’ (steamed white rice).  Continue reading “Sunday Mangsho-r Jhol (a Bengali mutton curry)”

Advertisements
Dessert, The Nolen Gur Series

The Nolen Gur Series : Part II ~ Naarkel Naru

Naarkel Naru, Coconut balls with Nolen Gur

Naarkel Naru or Sweet Coconut Balls, a sweet treat made with just 3 ingredients, makes an appearance as the second part of my Nolen Gur Series. It’s a very versatile recipe and I say so because you can actually use this even as filling for other Indian desserts such as Patishapta, Pithe, etc. For my Patishapta (Indian crepe) recipe, click here. Continue reading “The Nolen Gur Series : Part II ~ Naarkel Naru”

Uncategorized

Homemade Whole Milk Yogurt ~ Happy 4th of July!

Homemade whole milk yogurt or dahi or curd Recipe - July 4th weekend
Happy Red, White and Blue! ~ America celebrates and so do I, with my homemade yogurt success on July 4th 🙂

My joy of triumph knows no bounds. Why? You are talking to a yogurt lover about the joy of making her own whole milk yogurt at home. And my ‘success’ coincided with the 4th of July. For real. 
Continue reading “Homemade Whole Milk Yogurt ~ Happy 4th of July!”

Uncategorized

Aloo Gobi (South Indian style)

Aloo Gobi Recipe (south indian style)
Cauliflower with potatoes ~ Aloo Gobi

This is a no hassle quick vegetarian recipe. After eating this one of my friends, who is from South India herself, told me “Sumana, it tastes so good. Like temple food.”  Continue reading “Aloo Gobi (South Indian style)”

Dessert, Relish/Chutney/Dips/Sauces, Uncategorized

Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries

Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries Recipe
You may call this Relish or just ‘Chutney’, it’s perfect for summer and very versatile

Coming from the tropics myself, papaya was readily available everywhere. Typically a ripened papaya is consumed as it is, like a fruit. But a green or unripened one was usually used for savory dishes.
Continue reading “Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries”

Uncategorized

Thai Red Curry ~ Vegetarian

Thai Red Curry Vegetarian Recipe
Delicious and wholesome!

If you know Thai cuisine, you will know the Thai curries. And on the first day of Spring, here’s presenting you a colorful and nutritious dish with veggies galore and tofu.  Continue reading “Thai Red Curry ~ Vegetarian”

Chicken, Uncategorized

Thai Basil Chicken ~ Pad Kra Pao Gai

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe, pad kra pao gai Recipe
Delicious, simple-to-cook and so comforting..

It’s Thanksgiving Week and I love Asian food. With these two facts established, this is an easy dish for your Thanksgiving table, or when you want a quick yummy something after all that shopping on Black Friday!  Continue reading “Thai Basil Chicken ~ Pad Kra Pao Gai”

Rice, Seafood, Uncategorized

Kerala Fish Curry ~ a Malabar coast recipe

Kerala Fish curry recipe
This tangy and spicy fish curry has a unique flavor from the various spices used especially Malabar tamarind

Hello blogosphere and my readers! I am back after what seems like ages (to me..) Therefore, let me bring you this fish recipe, that is extremely popular in the southern Indian state of Kerala but novel to my kitchen.  Continue reading “Kerala Fish Curry ~ a Malabar coast recipe”

Rice, Seafood, Uncategorized

Shrimp, Cauliflower and Potato Curry ~ Chingri diye Phulkopi

Indian Shrimp Potato and Cauliflower Curry ~ Phulkopi Chingri Recipe
A true Bengali dish, goes best with hot steamed rice!

One of my personal favorites, this dish is not just special to me but to most Bengalis I know! A flavorful dish with shrimps (or prawns), cauliflower and potatoes! Comfort food, at it’s best. 
Continue reading “Shrimp, Cauliflower and Potato Curry ~ Chingri diye Phulkopi”

Dessert, Etsy Shop, Uncategorized

Suji Halwa or Sweet Semolina Pudding

Sooji Halva RecipeThe festive season is here. I started off by celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi here in the Bay Area for the first time ever. Next comes the biggest festival for Bengalis, all over the world ~ Durga Puja. But one thing is common with all Indian festivals, that is indulging in sweets! Continue reading “Suji Halwa or Sweet Semolina Pudding”