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Bengali food encompasses the rich assortment of foods eaten in West Bengal in India and Bangladesh. The neighboring states of Assam, Orissa and Tripura have also borrowed richly from the cuisine of Bengal, a cuisine ... More »
Banana Leaf Wrapped Fish With Salad
If you are visiting India, make sure to taste the fish dishes of the country. Someone has rightly said that this country is a land of fish and rice. Here in this video also, the chef tells how to make delicious steamed fish which goes along well with salad... - 109.307
Rasgulla Or Rajbhog Sweet (cheese Balls In Sugar Syrup)
If you're craving for something sweet then do try this recipe out. These are the delicious homemade rasgullas. Chef Bhavna shows this recipe step by step. This is a popular sweet dish all over India. Your family and guests will relish the rasgullas. Watch... - 105.721
Sandesh is Bengali delicacy prepared with freshly prepared cottage cheese or paneer. Chef Manjula is showing one of the best and easiest method for making sandesh at home. If you have learnt how to make paneer then this recipe would be extremely easy. The... - 99.0525
Bengal Bay Chicken Wings
There are several ways to make your chicken wings hot and spicy, other than the usual one. Here is a unique way to blend up a mix of Indian spices for rubbing over chicken and spicing up the sauce. This type of chicken wings are surely going to be different... - 86.8865
Ask a Bengali what is his favorite of all the Bengali sweets and the answer undoubtedly will be “Rosogulla.” The Bengalis abroad crave for these and wait for relatives to visit or ask them to ship the canned ones to them on festive occasions. Learn how to... - 82.5905
Have you ever tried this wonderful Dhokar Dalna recipe. I often make it as a treat for myself. Try making the Dhokar Dalna for yourself and you will understand why I am so addicted to it! - 52.6479
Bottle Gourd And Papaya Stew
A light and mildly sweet vegetable stew made with milk and a hint of ginger. A perfect Indian and Bengali meal starter with rice. - 52.578
Khichuri is a favorite recipe for majority of Bong people. It is actually a combination of rice and lentils prepared together, by adding certain vegetables like potato, cauliflower, peas etc. This preparation is also served as a food offering or Bhog, in many... - 51.8582
Everyone who has had my yummy Rabri has fallen in love with it! Who wouldn't? It is just too tasty to resist! I love gorging on to this Rabri so much that I make it a point to make it during all the holidays! - 51.7919
Paanch Mishali Torkari
A mixed vegetables recipe hailing from West Bengal. Prepared with light spices and dried bay leaf, this juicy mixed vegetables preparation can contain your vegetables of choice and is usually mildly sweet because it almost always contains pumpkin. - 51.3235
Macher Matha Diye Mug Dal
Machher Matha Diye Mug Daal (Lentil with Fish Head) is a very popular Bengali recipe, which is served mainly on festive days or in any family get-together. The recipe tastes best with the fish head of Rohu fish. As for the lentil, use small sized split moong... - 50.1869
Cut open one end of the wax gourds and scoop out the seeds.
Reserve the cut off pieces.
Heat the oil in a pan and saute the onions till golden brown.
Add the ginger and garlic pastes and the chopped tomatoes.
Stir for a minute or two and add the curry powder,... - 49.4384
My family loves this Channa Dalna Recipe. It is a simple and easy vegetable recipe. This dish is very popular in Bihar and Bengal. It is generally eaten during Lunch. Channa Dalna goes well with paratha, but it can also be eaten with rice . You will love this... - 49.0694
1. Boil the milk. Keep aside for 5 to 7 minutes till its temp. drops to 70 cg.
2. Take 5 cups of sugar in 2 cups of water. Put the container on low flame. Stir sugar solution continuously till sugar is dissolved completely.
3. Raise the flame. Add 1/4 cup of... - 47.84
Radhaballavi is a delicious Bengali bread, which is stuffed with Chhola dal (Bengal gram) paste. It is usually served as breakfast with Chholar Dal (Bengal gram preparation) or Alur Dum (spiced Potato curry). It is also a favorite food to celebrate the Durga... - 47.7088
Doi Machh or fish in curd is a special Bengali recipe, in which sour curd is added to prepare the gravy. The tangy taste of sour curd gets infused with the fish and creates a superb fish preparation. This recipe of Doi Machh can be prepared with any type of... - 47.5642
Bengali Bhapa Doi
Take in a bowl, milk, condensed milk and yogurt.
Whip them together till they are mixed thoroughly.
Put the raisins, almonds and pistachio nuts in it.
Empty the mixture into a pudding mould.
Use aluminum foil to cover the mold in a compact... - 47.3648
Bengal Style Fried Eggplant
Beguni or batter-fry of Brinjal is another favorite snacks served in any Bengali get together. It is an ideal preparation for a rainy evening. This is also served as a side dish with Khichuri or Chholar Dal served with rice. - 47.2346
Ilish Bhapa or Steamed Hilsa is a traditional dish of Bengal. Hilsa is a favorite fish for almost every Bengali person. This specialty cuisine is prepared with mustard paste. The hot and spicy taste of this dish completely depends on the type of mustard you... - 47.1623
Mutton Cooked in light gravy. An all time favorite in East India. - 46.4242
Mix the sugar with the water to prepare thin syrup.
Take the chhana or cottage cheese in a bowl.
Combine the hot syrup with the chhana.
Mix them completely.
Take a deep bottomed pan and boil the milk in it.
Mix the condensed milk with the boiled milk and... - 46.0853
Take a heavy bottomed non stick pan and heat the ghee in it over medium flame.
Put the semiya to the heated ghee.
Stir continuously and fry till it turns golden brown in color.
Now add to it, sugar, almonds and pistachio.
Pour the milk and keep... - 45.8683
Tomator Chutney or pickled tomato is a typical Bengali preparation, which is served to finish off the Bengali meal, just before serving dessert. It is very delectable with a sweet and sour taste. You can adjust the sweetness according to your preference by... - 45.2658
1. Grind turmeric, cumin, chillies, coriander to a paste.
2. Peel and cut potatoes into squares and wash well. Cut the cauliflower into flowerettes and wash.
3. Heat oil and fry the cauliflower. Add the ground spices and potatoes and fry well.
4. Add the... - 44.854
Shorshebata Jholer Machh Bengali
1. Clean and slice fish.
2. Apply turmeric and salt. Fry lightly (shallow fry).
3. Clean and soak mustard. Grind to a fine paste.
4. Grind green chillies and turmeric. Mix with mustard paste.
5. Heat oil till the smoke comes up.
6. Add a little water to the... - 44.8258
Chichuri - Bengali Rice N Lentil
Wash and soak rice and dhal separately for 1/2 hour.
Drain and dry.
Shell peas and slice medium onions.
Brown 1/2 the sliced onions in the hot oil, drain and keep aside.
Brown remaining sliced onions in the same oil with the sugar, masala and the dhal.
Stir... - 44.6255
First, peel off the skin of the potol and with the help of a spoon, take out the seeds from within.
Once that is done, the potols should be steamed, so that they become soft.
Next, take the khowa, michri, cardamom powder and colour and mix well.
The mixture... - 44.423
Bengali Style Red Spinach Cooked With Bitter Gourds
Use only leaves and tender stalks of the red spinach.
Scrape the bitter gourds, cut into two vertically, and then slice them thinly. Soak in salted water.
Cut the potatoes into large cubes. Skin and cube the brinjal.
Place 1/2 cup ghee in a large pan. Allow... - 44.2551
The nimki or salted flour chips is quite popular snacks for the Bijoya Dashami or Dussera celebration. It is also used as snacks to serve with any hot beverage. The best part of Nimki is that you can prepare ahead and store in airtight container for later use. - 43.7388
Add 4 cups of sugar and water in a pan and heat.
Make it boil and simmer till a medium consistency is reached.
Take the syrup off the fire and allow it to cool.
Next, mix the besan and 1 1/2 cup of water.
Also, mix the powdered rice and the bicarbonate... - 43.4543
Pabda Macher Sorshe Bata
Pabda Machher Sorshe Bata or Pabda fish in mustard sauce is a popular Bengali cuisine. It is another fish delicacy, which is served with warm rice. Depending on the size of the Pabda fish, you can keep them whole or half. - 42.4845
Machh has a luscious taste. Machh gets its taste from mutton keema cooked with garam masala and spices. Machh is served as main dish in special occasion. - 41.5259
Panch Phoorner Charchari Bengali
1. Peel and cut potatoes and pumpkin into 2.5 cm. (1") cubes. Cut brinjals into even-sized pieces. Shell peas.
2. Heat fat. Fry red chillies broken into small pieces, and slit green chillies, mixed spices and curry leaves. Add vegetables and saute.
3. Add... - 41.4542
Red Pumpkin And Ridge Gourd Cooked On Banana Leaves Bengali Style
Peel the ridge gourd and salt it lightly and allow the water to drain by placing it in a sieve for 30 minutes.
Squeeze the water from the gourd by hand and mix it with the finely chopped red pumpkin in a large bowl. Add the ground masala and the sour lime... - 40.4138
Rich spicy YUMMY curry which makes fish everybody's favorite. - 40.3832
Luchi is a type of puffed bread and it is very popular to all Bengali people. Basically, it is a breakfast item served with spicy potato curry, Bengal gram lentil or spicy chicken. However, you can also serve it with fruit jam or honey. In many of the Bengali... - 40.2482
This Murighonto is an incredibly delicious fish head and dal dish that you'd love with a bowl of hot rice ! Just try this Murighonto and let me know if you like it ! - 39.4084
I love this Sandesh recipe.This is a classic recipe. Sandesh is a very popular sweet in the Bengal region of India and Bangladesh. It is extensively used during Dussehra and other Bengali festivals . Sandesh makes your celebration more delightful. You... - 38.8163
Bengali Style Rasgullas
Rasgullas....mmmm yummy. the very mention of it waters the mouth of any bengali or a person who loves sweet dish try it and i bet u will love it.... - 37.7604
A delicious and mouth watering snack made of eggplant - a favorite for all-time and anytime - 37.5041
Bhapa Mach has a exhilarating taste. The turmeric powder and red chillies gives the Bhapa mach a supreme taste. Must try it. - 37.4751
Pressure Cooked Bhapa Doi
My friends love this Bhapa Doi recipe. This is a traditional Bhapa Doi Recipe . Bhapa Doi is a creamy delicious Indian dish. Bhapa Doi is a steamed curd dish that is eaten as sweet dish. Bhapa Doi is extensively used during Dushera or Durga pooja in West... - 36.9598
Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan, on a medium flame till it is reduced to half its original volume.
Stir frequently to prevent the milk from scorching.
When done, cool the milk till it is just lukewarm.
Put the sugar in another pan and heat over a low... - 36.5199
Narkel Naru or Sweet Coconut Balls is another popular dessert served during the Dussera or Bengali New Year celebration. In fact, this homemade dessert preparation is a common item served in every puja as a food offering to the deity. It is very easy to... - 35.9739
Bengali Chhanar Kalia
Shallow fry potatoes and paneer. Drain well and set aside. Heat ghee and fry the bay leaf, then add ginger and cook well. Add turmeric paste, asofoetida and red chilli paste and cook well. Add potatoes and simmer well. Make a masala paste of cloves, cardamom... - 35.7381
Heat the milk in a heavy bottomed pan and bring to a boil.
Lower the heat.
Add the rice and cook for 5 minutes.
Now add the sugar and continue to cook on a low flame, stirring frequently so that the rice does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
When the rice... - 35.6286
1. Boil milk until it gets thick.
2. Add sugar. Simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes.
3. Add blanched and sliced almonds, sliced charoli and coarsely powdered cardamom.
4. Cool and serve. - 33.8554
Salmon Kalia In Panch Phoron Sauce
A favorite of the Bengalis in eastern India, kalia is traditionally made with the local, strong-tasting, freshwater fish called rui or katla, which belong to the carp family. I made this dish with salmon, but you can also use sea bass, shrimp, lobster, or... - 31.7974
Bhappa Doi (steamed Sweet Yogurt)
Combine everything except nuts in a big bowl and whisk well till smooth.
pour the mixture in large bowl , cover it and steam for 20-25 min.
After steaming remove the bowl out. Uncover and let cool at room temperature.
garnish with nuts and refrigerate till... - 31.5007
Small Rasgulla With Milk Rabri
1boil the milk and reduce 1/32
mix the cornflakesin the milk and boil for some time so that cornflakes dissolve in the milk
now cool the milk and put the rasgulla in it and freez it than serc cold - 28.6477
Combination of milk with condensed milk,a rich dessert flavoured with fragrant cardamom powder. - 0
This is a healthier version of the traditional Bengali rice pudding known as payesh. The oats are rich in fiber and loaded with vitamins which makes this dessert both enjoyable and nutritious. - 0
A vegetarian dish for monsoon evenings. The freshly made cottage cheese is low in sodium and the various spices used with it help in preventing the chills associated with rainy season. - 0
This simple dish is rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids which makes it one of the most nutritious fish dishes of West Bengal and neighboring Bangladesh. This light gravy uses very little spices in order to bring out the real flavor of the fish. - 0
This dish is a veritable storehouse of health. While the bottlegourd(lau/lauki) is considered to have health benefits on almost every organ of the body, its watery vegetable helps to cool the body during the hot Indian summer. The ancient science of medicine,... - 0
Bengali Special Paneer Curry
This curry has a very subtle taste of the spices and the paneer. Tried this recipe for the first time and in love with the subtle tastes of bengali cuisine. A must try,you will love it too!! - 0
Cholar Dal Echor Diye
This is a protein rich side dish which is ideal with a vegetarian meal in summer. It is also a low cholesterol and low sodium dish which helps us to stay healthy and fit during the scorching months of April-June. - 0
Mourala Mach O Lal Shak
This is a nutrient dense dish with numerous vitamins and minerals required for the human body. It is considered to be a healthy dish which can be prepared with ingredients that are cheap and readily available. - 0
Cat Fish Curry
Cat Fish is considered to be high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. It is often recommended by doctors in West Bengal for patients suffering from anemia. - 0
This is a protein-rich dish containing a number of nutrients which remain intact during the cooking process. The container is both ingenuous and environment friendly, which evokes a lot of interest. - 0
Malai Chum Chum
This is a simple dessert, full of the goodness of milk. It is ideal for young children who do not want to drink milk. However, it is advisable to use sugar substitutes if eaten on a daily basis. - 0
This is a high protein dish which serves as an excellent alternative to red meat curries. This is a popular Bangladeshi preparation and is very popular in West Bengal, as well. The lack of bones makes it easy to eat and it is usually prepared on festive... - 0
A sinful dessert all the way from Bengal. The recipe is quite easy to assemble, provided you have patience to stir the milk to thicken it to desired consistency. This delicious dessert will add joy to any celebration. - 0
Fish is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acid and high in protein. Including fish in our daily diet helps in repairing the daily wear and tear of our muscles without adding toxins to our system. The curry style used in preparation of this recipe helps in... - 0
This is a healthy fish recipe where the fish fillets are not deep fried. The coconut milk adds to the nutritive value of the dish along with enhancing its taste. - 0
Parsher Shorshe Jhal
A spicy Bengali dish, made with two of Bengal's favorite ingredients-fish & mustard paste.The dish is light and ideal for every day lunch. Parshe fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acid and contains calcium which is considered to be beneficial for health. - 0
Bengali Fish Curry
This high protein dish, cooked without too many spices is ideal for everyday meals. It does not heat the body unduly and provides enough sustenance to keep one satiated for long. - 0
Crispy Fish Fry
In India fish is generally eaten in every region and for some people this is the part of their staple diet. This fried fish is very easy to make and are equally tasty, ideal for fish lovers. Try it once, and I am sure you are going to love this. - 0
Sorshe Chingri - Prawns In Mustard Sauce
Prawns are considered to be a complete protein and are even lower in fat than the ubiquitous chicken. They are also endowed with omega-3 fatty acids and can make a nutritious dish in combination with mustard, which is extremely beneficial to our body. - 0
Mustard Fish Curry
A traditional fish curry which tastes divine when served with steamed rice. You can make 2 dishes from one fish, when it is deep fried it can be served as a snack and when curried it turns into a main dish. - 0
This is a healthier version of the puri as it is stuffed with Bengal gram. The dish is immensely popular all over West Bengal with every sweet shop offering it in the morning. - 0
Calcium Laden Healthy Bhetki Fish
This is a healthy, low cal fish dish that can be useful for women. The yogurt used in the recipe is not altered in any way by heat or processing and can help your body to get an adequate amount of calcium that is so essential for women. The sour lemon juice... - 0
A traditional Bengali Dhokar dalna prepared with a twist. - 0
Chingri Kopta (shrimp Ball In Curry)
1. In a large bowl, place shrimp, onion, green chilli, gram flour and salt. Crack the egg to it and with a fork, mix all together.
2. Add vegetable oil to the wok and allow this to heat.
3. Using a tablespoon, drop the shrimp mixture in... - 0
Machher Dimer Kaliya (fish Egg Fritter Curry)
Machher Dimer Bora or Fish Egg Fritter - is a favorite snack for almost every Bengali in the world. You can also serve this as a main dish, by making a spicy curry with these crispy, crunchy fritters. It is one of the fish delicacies from classic Bengali... - 0
Aloo Data Bori Jhol
This is a very common vegetarian dish in Bengali households. It is eaten during the summer and is served before the main non vegetarian dish of fish or meat. The drumsticks are plentiful in summer and contain numerous vitamins which makes the dish quite... - 0
This rich dal is a common recipe in most Bengali households. It is usually served for breakfast or on festive occasions and the vegetarians regard it as a delicacy that can be cooked without fuss. - 0
Potol Posto (parwal With Poppy Seeds)
This is a light vegetable dish that is refreshing in the hot summer months. The poppy seeds are rich in carbohydrates and calcium as well as omega -6 fatty acids. They are known to be good for heart health and prevents breast cancer. The parwal poppy seed... - 0
Alu Potoler Dalna
This is a Bengali dish which is light and easy to digest. Although the taste is enhanced by using spices, it does not destroy the natural minerals and vitamins present in parwal. The potatoes makes the dish heavy enough for the main meal. - 0
Microwave Tomato Chutney
Fresh tomatoes provide vitamins and minerals which are further enhanced by the freshly squeezed lemon juice. A nutritious chutney that can double up as a dessert if you do not want to eat calorific sweets. - 0
Bitter Veggie Curry - Sukto
This is a tasty and nutritious dish of multiple vegetables. The bitter gourd acts as a palate cleanser which is the reason that most traditional Bengali meals begin with Sukto. The vitamins and minerals present in the dish help in all round development of the... - 0
Jhaal Muri - My Way
Jhal muri is a popular Bengali favorite, available at stalls and also made in homes. This recipe is a slight variation of the original classic!! - 0
Mulo Chechki- Bengali Style Dry Radish Curry
Radish, the much maligned veggie is the hero of this dish. The simple cooking process helps it to retain all its nutrients namely Vitamins B6, B12, and C along with calcium and magnesium. It is also a zero-cholesterol as well as a 0 fat dish, making it an... - 0
Matar Kachori Fresh From Bengal
This is a delicious recipe from the heart of Bengal, where it is usually served for breakfast with cholar dal. It can also be served as snack. This Kachori has some delicate tastes like the sweet and spicy in the filling and crispy on the outside. A very... - 0
Luchi / Bengali Fried Bread
Learn how to make mouth watering Bengali style Indian flat bread called Luchi (simmilar to Poori) using whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour), semolina, salt, fennel seeds and oil. - 0
Nigella Fish Curry
Marinated fish simmered in spicy aromatic gravy. You can serve this delicious dish with hot steamed rice. - 0
Mustard Fish Curry
Bengali style fish curry cooked in mustard sauce and served with rice. - 0
Authentic Bengali fish stew best served with hot steamed rice. - 0
Chicken Recipes: Chicken Jalfrezi A Great Chicken Curry
This is Chicken Jalfrezi a delicious curry dish from Bengal but that is claimed by India, Pakistan, and a favorite dish in the United Kingdom. I am making this dish this week as a request by one of my longest time subbers named Mirella Blaise. Mirella has... - 0
A typical Bengali fish dish best when served with steamed rice. - 0
Rasgulla By Tarla Dalal
This is one sweet the bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgullas. Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas -- from the amount of lemon juice used... - 0
A paneer-based delight, sandesh is very popular not just in india but also in indian confectioners abroad. Here, the popular citrus fruit lends sandesh a refreshing tanginess, resulting in an irresistible orange sandesh. Decorate each serving with slices of... - 0
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