Pea-Kachori

Green Pea Kachori This recipe is actually quite easy to make, and nice for special occasions or a cold winter’s day.  The measurements are not very exact, but it does not matter much.   FILLING 1 1/2- 2 cups frozen green peas (defrosted) 1-2 spoons grated fresh ginger 2 fresh green chillies (or dry chilli…

Beetroot-Potato Cutlets

A special recipe for those of you (like me) who like to complicate life time to time by making stuffed, deep fried items that require around 5 or 6 different pots and bowls….  Or simply, for those of you who have some beetroot in the fridge an don’t quite know what to do with it….

Dhokar Dalna

This is a delicious Bengali recipe, and great for serving to guests, as it is also very appealing to the eye.  The name, however, is somewhat un-translatable…  ‘Dhokar’, I have been told, means ‘to cheat’, and ‘dalna’ is a kind of liquid gravy.  If anyone knows why it has such a name, I would be…

Five Spice Cabbage

I have to admit that cabbage is not the most exciting vegetable, but if prepared properly, it can in fact be very tasty, as well as digestable.  This is a very simple technique for cooking cabbage, and one of my favourites.  Because it is so simple, I would reccommend following the recipe exactly as it…

Creamy white pumkpin curry

WHITE PUMPKIN CURRY / CHALKUMRO DUDH CURRY   This is a simple and healthy recipe.  At first, I was also hesitant to mix milk with chilli, cumin seeds and vegetables…  but in fact it is a very good combination.  You may also use coconut milk instead of milk.  White pumkpin is a kind melon used…

Fennel-Ginger Dal

Ok, another Bengali recipe…  this one is quite unique, and is a perfect to eat together with alu-posto, one of the other recipes I just posted.  This recipe uses urad dal, a white coloured dal, that is normally used for idli, dosa, and other such recipes where you can’t actually recognize it in the final…

Cholar dal/ Chana dal

This is a nutritious and tasty dish, its speciality being that is is a little sweet .  Apparently, it is made during festivals in Bengal, but I make it any time!  There are a few versions around, so any suggestions to improve this one are also most welcome! Chana dal is a kind of pulse made…

ALU POSTO (Potato with white poppy-seeds)

This a very simple and delicious recipe.  It is a very typical Bengali dish, so please, Bengalis, correct me if it is not authentic! And please don’t try to use the black variety of poppy seeds that are normally available in Europe!  I have never tried, but nonetheless, I can promise you that it won’t…