Taro Stolon With Desiccated Coconut. Narkel Diye Kochur Loti

Here’s a twist on the classic taro stolon, what we Bengalis call Kochur loti.This particular Bengali vegetable is rather odd in that it is the root of a plant which is eaten in its entirety. Bengali people are very fond of kochu. They eat its leaves, stem, root, stolons everything.We call this Kochur Loti in…

Salmon With Mustard And Dill Sauce/ Bata Shorshe Ar Sholpa Diye Salmon Mach

Bata shorshe ar sholpa diye SalmonSalmon in a mustard sauce infused with ginger, chillies and dill. Bata shoshe, translates mustard seeds blended into a paste. There is something about cooking curry using this traditional method that elevates a fish curry to unbelievable heights. I use shortcuts all the time in substituting freshly made mustard paste…

Kajoli Fish With Aubergine. Bashpata Mach Diye Begun.

Kajoli Mach, also called Kajli, Kajuli, Kajali or Bashpata is a very delicate fish and tastes sublime. its cooked here using aubergines in a light thick sauce that adheres to the fish and aubergines in a tantalising authentic curry. The aubergines just melt in your mouth, the creaminess just adding a sublime texture to each…

Ek Shido Bhat

This is a funny one! Many Bengali will know this comfort dish! Its baby food, a first weaning food.Its what your mummy made if you were poorly.Its what you had if you had stomach flu.Its what you have after indulging in spice and chilli.Sometimes its just what you have because you simply want to and…

Snakehead Fish Bhuna with Hyacinth Beans
Shim Diye Shol Macher Bhuna

Shol mach, Shoal mach, Snakehead fish, Mud fish are all names for this popular fish. This fish is common in freshwater plains, where it migrates from rivers and lakes into flooded fields, returning to the permanent water bodies in the dry season, where it survives by burrowing in the mud. Dishes using this fish and…

Glutinous rice cooked in the Microwave. Biroin Bhat.

Biroin Bhat is a type of glutinous rice. Biroin Chaul, chaul being the Bengali word for rice, is an organic rice  cultivated in many parts of Bengal and Asia. It’s a special popular dish of Bengali states so in sylheti language it is called “Biroin bhat”. In West Bengal it’s known as ‘Binni rice’. There is a special type of…