Bhetki Cutlet

Lessons of life are best imparted through experience than preaching. Exposing the little one to the world around and nurturing him to admire, experience and appreciate the various lessons of life, perhaps comes naturally to any mother. While you may thing that the process is unidirectional with the mother mentoring the child, actually it’s mutual.…

Ilish bhapa

While watching the havoc brought down by the cyclone Hudhud, I feel blessed to have a secure shelter and ample food supply. Sitting in my cozy living room with the luxury to gobble dishes of my choice, I think of those unfortunate poor affected coastal residents who have lost their homes, cattle and agricultural produce. Gloomy…

Easy Ilish Biryani

I love Ilish (Hilsa) like any other Bengali. “Padda-r Ilish” (Hilsa from the river Padma in Bangladesh) is the most crazed fish in West Bengal. The silver beauty adorns the Bengali meal platter any day. Since my childhood I’ve enjoyed various delicacies made of this fish. May it be jhal (fish cooked in mustard gravy),…

Daab chingri

It has been really long since I’ve cooked something worth posting on this blog. Just 3 days before Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year !!), I couldn’t miss to grab the opportunity to make one of the most well known bengali cuisine, Daab Chingri. Jumbo prawns (chingri) when brought home prompts us to make Chingri-r malaikari. But this summer,…

Khichudi aar Ilish maachh bhaja

It’s raining cats  and dogs outside. It’s common in Bangalore at this time of the year. It rains almost every evening. When I think of rainy evening dinner, the first thing that comes to my mind is khichudi or khichdi. Easy and hassle-free wholesome supper. And then, if you have Ilish (Hilsa) in your refrigerator,…

Potoler dorma

I admit that I’ve not been able to keep up to my promise . It has been really long that I’ve posted something here. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been cooking :P. But yes… there has been a drop in my enthusiasm. Sorry to say that, but it’s true. I could pose a dozen reasons…