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Begun Posto: Eggplants with Poppy Seeds Paste

 

This is another traditional Bengali recipe. Eggplants are  lightly sauteed and then cooked in the creamy poppy seed paste. It is amazingly simple and flavorful. This happens to be one of those dishes where no spices are required.

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Bengali Mishti Pulao: Bengali Style Pilaf with Cashews and Raisins

 

 

The sound of “Mishti Pulao” takes me back to this little girl dining on this tiny table and chair, set by the family dining table just where the door opens. It is Christmas lunch. The family has gathered around the table. Crisp winter air blows in through the door, making the food [...]

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Kumro/Lau Pata Bata: Spiced Pumpkin/Gourd Leaf Paste

 

Twenty years back when I left behind my home, my family and my childhood to begin a new life in this country, I had no idea how much I would miss the everyday things that I took for granted: the hand pump which spurted out water with every squeeze, the call of the [...]

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Begun-er Tok: Bengali Style Sweet and Sour Eggplant Chutney

 

 

 

Here is a simple dish where eggplants are sauteed and cooked in a sweet and sour sauce with tamarind and raisins.

 

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Bengali Cholar Dal: Lentils with Coconut and Spices

 

 

This is a very traditional Bengali recipe Рsimmered lentils with little bites of coconut, a hint of sweet and  redolent of spices. And there is no other way to have a bowlful but with Luchi or Kochuri/Kachori. But that is only with us Рthe Bengalis. The rest of the world [...]

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