While the term “chutney” is observed upon as a condiment by the rest of the world, it plays a quite different role in Bengali cuisine. Chutney is an essential part of the multi-course Bengali meal. It is not a condiment, and it is not to be paired with meat or cheese. The [...]
Spicy, tangy and with unique taste and flavors, this is lip smacking good, and comes with immense possibilities of much more than just a side dish. Will that lure you to making this for yourself ? At least once?
The light crunch and the nutty but delicate flavor of the toasted pine nuts enhances this simply sauteed chard. Just a little sprinkle of the nuts is all that it needs to tie together the taste of the earthy greens with the hint of smoky cumin and charred pepper.
The sound of Bhapa Chingri breathes music in the hearts of Bengalis. This is a quintessential dish, made with mix of mustard, and poppy seed paste, slender hot chili peppers, a generous drizzle of mustard oil and for me there is also a bit of nostalgia.
I have a very humble recipe from home today.