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
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
This is a post I had written during my initial days of blogging, but the recipe stuck to me. This is not something I grew up eating or a dish that came from my mother’s or grandma’s kitchen. I have heard apparently, Oh Calcutta ( a Bengali restaurant chain in India) does a damn good… Continue reading KanchaLanka Murgi revisited…
We had murgi jhol and bhaath for Sunday dinner and I think I cooked after a long time. Reason P and I were in a car crash, I was the one driving, terrible incident, thankfully non of us were badly injured, just bruises, cuts, sprains a few hours in the hospital we were both out,… Continue reading Mangsho Bhaath
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)
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)
I still remember as a child, I would always look forward to Sunday Lunch. In a Bengali household there are certain dishes that remain fixed for generations and in mine it was Murgi Jhol and gobindo bhog chaaler bhaat (i.e. chicken curry with very small fine grain rice) and it has been so many years, the aroma… Continue reading Murgi Jhol (Chicken Curry Bengali Style)
No matter, where ever we are, we Bengalis can never really stay away from our food, our cusine. So now that I am all settled in the 3rd continent; that being the USA, I have had enough of hamburger, pizza, steaks… Its about time my palate had a taste of the home cooked traditional bengali… Continue reading The Bong Connection!!