Flat Bean And Potato Fry/Shim Aloo Bhaji

Looking for a quick I dish to go with your menu? Flat bean and potato fry /Aloo shim bhaji! This is a brilliant vegetarian side using potatoes and flat beans. Other than the prep it’s the usual simple bhaji style dish popular in Bengali households. The ingredients are always extremely limited with very little cook…

Okra Stirfry Dharosh Bhaji

Here’s something mighty easy…Dharosh bhaji or Okra fry. These little beauties are also called Dhyarosh in Bengali and known as bhindi or ladies fingers because of their delicate and dainty design. A bit more on Dharosh and other veg can be found here Lets Talk about Indian Vegetables – and Tips Okra has a sweet,…

Sausage, Leek And Potato Bake

Serves 2/3 6 sausages of your choice1 chicken stock cube2 leeks, trimmed and sliced6 small potatoes1 onion sliced5 cloves of garlic minced1 tsp black pepper3 green chillies chopped1 tsp chilli flakesHandfull of fresh chopped flat parlseyWater3 tbsp oilSalt to taste Heat the oven at 180 deg. PREP: Peel and cut your potatoes into 1 inch…

Al Noor Chicken

Al Noor Chicken, today with potatoes and spinach. That’s what I call it, simply as a tribute to the Bassar brand I use in this curry. It doesn’t matter whether there are potatoes or spinach in it, whether it’s just potatoes or just spinach or green peppers, it just always simply tastes delicious. It’s one…

Sweet Sticky Chilli Mince With Rice

Sweet sticky chilli mince with rice. A heat of chilli, a hit of ginger and a zing of lime! You have magic in a pan. It sings vietnamese, indo asian inspired but whichever, it sings loud! A big favourite in our home. Lots of green and red goodness from the fresh vegetables and mince of…

Sardine And Kale Jhura

You want a quick fix? Something to rustle up with larder staples? You have the Sardine and Kale jhura! So what’s a Jhura? It’s essentially a dry dish, cooked gently and dried in the process. Often it has a vegetable element but its not necessary.A jhura can be just veg, fish or meat itself, usually…

Keema With Ribs, Sina Diye Keema

Keema with Sina…aka mutton mince with mutton ribs! In my younger days we would often have mutton keema with mutton ribs mixed as my family enjoyed tucking into those! Not only do they impart lots of flavour but they are a joy to nibble and chew on! Easy to cook! This dish after the initial…

Charred Dry Chicken Bhuna With Naga

Charred Dry Chicken Bhuna With Naga!Charred Dry Chicken Bhuna With Naga! A Bengali dry bhuna. Often a way to revamp leftover chicken curry… This is an old family recipe, tweaked by everyone to suit individual palates!The key to this dish is to let the curry catch a little on the pan. This dries out the…

Ghost Mutton                Bhut Mangsho

Bhut Mangsho or Ghost Mutton is as it says…ghostly hot! So where does the Ghost come in? That comes from the addition of hot peppers called Ghost peppers.  but the amount is a personal preference. In the early years I mainly used Ghost peppers, Bhut Jolokia the previous title holder for hottest pepper!Bhut in Bengali…

Boroi Diye Niramish Mixed Vegetables With Ber/Jujube fruits

Here’s a recipe that I cook frequently. Really frequently! Boroi Diye Niramish. Jujube/ber fruit in a mixed vegetable curry. Jujube fruit, or Ber fruit, whichever term you want to reference it by, is a very unusual type of small tangy plum. Lets talk about Fruits – Bengali Exotic Fruits Ripe jujube fruit are typically consumed…