White Cabbage With Frozen Mixed Veg

White Cabbage with frozen veg and Panch Puran Temper. A Bengali niramish dish. Bengali vegetable dishes are very different to the types of vegetable curries you will find around the Indian subcontinent. Most start with the five whole spice temper of Panch Puran. There is rarely any garlic or onion and very little in spices,…

Dolma-desi Curried Mince And Rice Vine Rolls

Dolma desi- curried mince and rice rolls wrapped in vine leaves in a lightly spiced tomato sauce. Dolma-desi my twist on the classic Dolmades incorporating Indian spices and flavouring! This is a labour intensive recipe and does require a little time and prep however it can also be made easier by prepping things in stages….

White Globe Turnips With Toor Lentils/Shalgom Diye Toor Dal

I love turnips! Shalgom as we call turnips were off putting for me as a kid as I did not like the earthy flavour but as I learned to cook I have a new love and respect for this vegetable which frequents my fridge! Turnips. The often forgotten sibling of its more esteemed family members,…

Sweet Pointed Chilli And Roast Potato Curry

We had some roast potatoes left over from a gravy dinner and chucking them just did not bode right with me. I also had a packet of sweet pointed chilli that I had purchased to stuff which I hadn’t quite got round to doing either! So I decided I would do a chilli and potato…

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…

Kale And Mooli Sabji

Here’s a splendid dish, kale and mooli sabji. Sabji simply means vegetable dish. Going away for couple days means sorting and clearing out the fridge. My girls wouldn’t know what to do with some of the traditional vegetables. I found a mooli and bag of kale which I thought yes a sabji will work for…

Nay Nay’s Potato Wedges

I’ve just returned from a lovely weekend from seeing my various family in Birmingham. In particular I spent the time with my neice, little Anaya, 7yrs old but going on 70! She used to pronounce her name as Nay nay as a baby…it stuck. She is still our Nay Nay and these are her Potato…

Kanch Aam, Tomato Ar Boroi Diye Tok

We Bengali do love a Tok! Kancha Aamer Tok has always been a family favourite and our summer afternoon meals are incomplete without this. We eat different varieties of tok – aamer tok, tomator tok, tetuler tok, boroier tok. Though the names differ, but, the cooking method is more or less same for all of these. Also, the tok tastes great…

Soya Chunk Bhuna With Baby Spinach

if you didn’t know, Soya chunks, aka vegetable textured protein, is a very popular vegetarian alternative highly celebrated by pure vegetarians as this form of substitute protein has no egg as does its equivalent Quorn. Soya chunks play a large part in our Bengali diet and are often incorporated into many vegetable dishes to bulk…