Stir Fried “Pui” with Poppy Seeds

Pui/Poi/Pohi/Valchi or the Ceylon Spinach/Malabar Spinach are all but different names for this leafy Spinach like Green “fast-growing, soft-stemmed vine, reaching 10 m in length. Its thick, semi-succulent, heart-shaped leaves have a mild flavour and mucilaginous texture.” (Wiki). The Scientific name for the Pui is Basella alba. You can read more about it in [...]

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Cauliflower with Nigella (Kalonji)

This is one bowlful where the simplicity leads the flavors,  a very Bengali recipe, made with very Bengali seasonings & cooked by not so Bengali husband. This is  a recipe well loved & perfected by my hubby after many trials. The taste of childhood still lingers with him, [...]

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Nimki – The Crunchy Little Diamond

This is being sent to Jugalbandi’s Click:Crusts.

The arrival of fall here, with crisp air, and wide fluffy clouds in the deep blue skies reminds me very much of Durga Puja. Having grown up in the West Bengal, in the eastern regions of India, this is the [...]

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Chingri Maacher Malaikari: Jumbo Prawns cooked in Spiced Coconut Cream

 

 

Chingri  Maacher Malaikari is a signature dish from Bengal. Golda Chingri or jumbo prawns are cooked in a spiced creamy sauce made with thick coconut milk.  I have grown up in this East Indian State (West Bengal), having to eat (and loving every bite and moment of it) this simply marvelous dish [...]

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