bengali cuisine · Bengali food · chicken · curry

Goalondo Chicken Curry

The first time I heard of Goalondo Chicken curry was from my Dimma (maternal Grandmother). Dimma was born in Chandpur, present day Bangladesh and raised in Rangoon, Burma. Her father, my great-grandfather or Dadabhai as we called him was an academic and educationist in the Rangoon University. Dimma would share countless stories about her travels through… Continue reading Goalondo Chicken Curry

bengali cuisine · Bengali food · chicken · curry · Uncategorized

Picnic Murgi

The new year is finally here and well, it is not so new any more. I see resolutions breaking, old habits reverberating and life is back to the grind. As for me, for years I have resisted this whole thing of making resolutions for they are always meant to be broken. I have seen very… Continue reading Picnic Murgi

aroma · bengali cuisine · childhood days · grandma · kumro · ma's recipe · Squash · stir-fry · Wednesday Afternoons

Kumror Chechki (Pumpkin stir-fry the Bengali way)

One of the more interesting things about bengali cuisine is the names our dishes have very interesting names, chechki, chachra, labra, chocchori, panch mishali , elo jhelo, puli pitha, labra and so on..  Coming from a long line of Bangal (people originally from Bangladesh) and having married a part Bangal, these things work great with out pallet. I… Continue reading Kumror Chechki (Pumpkin stir-fry the Bengali way)

bengali · bengali cuisine · Bengali food · ma's recipe · mutton curry · potato · Prithwish · Sunday

Robibarer Mangsho (Sunday meat curry)

The thing is a Bengali would give anything, practically anything for Mangsho bhaat, (meat and rice) and my husband is no different… P’s love affair with Mutton is strong that his wife might just have to compete for his affection…. So after a whole load of research, I managed to locate a Bengali Grocery store… Continue reading Robibarer Mangsho (Sunday meat curry)

bengali cuisine · Bengali food · comfort food · fish curry · mum's style

Fish Curry Mom style… (Maa er Macher Jhol)

Maacher jhol or fish curry and Bengali are synonymous.. Bengali families are large or they use to be and the food though you would have a variety of spread, it is simple and fish curry is a staple.. The fish goes very well across the generations, men, older men, younger men, children, grandmas, aunties, every body they… Continue reading Fish Curry Mom style… (Maa er Macher Jhol)

bengali cuisine · fish · mum

Mum’s Special

Any self respecting Bengali is fond of fish, and I being one am no different… So fish rules the diet chart.. But once you have lived out side of Bengal, things aren’t that easy.. You may not be able to find the kind of fish you want.. Thankfully, my city does not have that problem…… Continue reading Mum’s Special