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

chicken · curry · Indian · yogurt

Dahi Methi Murg

Unlike my last blog post, where the recipe happened by accident, this one well, I have worked my way through  and I am happy to say, I have come up with a version which sits well with the pallet, not to mention a family favourite. But it has taken time. My first version of Dahi… Continue reading Dahi Methi Murg

chicken · curry · Duabe · French · Mauritius

Mauritian Chicken Duabe Curry

This recipe happened by accident. Lately, I have been reading a lot about Goalondo Chicken curry on food forums and how they came into being, not to mention the zillion versions that float over the internet. Few years back I had read this book, Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh where he talks of among st… Continue reading Mauritian Chicken Duabe Curry

curry · taro roots · Vegetarian

Kochur Dalna / Taro root curry

This is an acquired taste. Kochu (arbi) or Taro root is something I learned to eat after marriage, I mean in this style. Kochu was never really cooked very much in our house, reason being my father is diabetic so, there was and well still is a restriction on the amount of root vegetables being… Continue reading Kochur Dalna / Taro root curry

chickpeas · curry · vegan · Vegetarian

Vegan Chickpea curry

Sometimes planning dinner drives me nuts. I do not want to think about it. But I do not want to do a take away either. I am not good with take aways. They always taste blah as far as I care.  One of the things I find easy to cook is curry, by curry I… Continue reading Vegan Chickpea curry

curry · mutton · slow cooked

Slow-Cooked Mutton Curry

There are some dishes, techniques and tastes that have stood the test of time and have been an integral  part of our culinary journey. Their tastes have lingered and we are ever so thankful to the chefs, who were the first ever to cook them and diligently passed it down to the generations for us… Continue reading Slow-Cooked Mutton Curry