Category: Bengali Cuisine

3 Essential Bengali Spice Mixes

I have been making my everyday spice mixes for the past few years. Spices are the soul to Indian cooking and the aroma of freshly made spice mix can never be matched by the store bought version. It might add a few extra minutes but I always feel it’s worth tasking that time. Today, I…


Nimki/Namak Pare (Crunchy Savory Crackers) – Shaped Three Simple Ways!

A hot cup of tea, a bowlful of these munchies and I can easily go in my happy zone. As the weather starts to get a little chilly, my craving for deep fried food starts growing. These crackers are also quite favorite during the festive season. In between all the sweet indulgence, it’s nice to…


Labra (Mix Vegetable Medley) – Playful Cooking

Sometimes I wonder who names these dishes? Labra may sound a little funny. But I can assure you it’s like no other vegetable curry or stew that you have tried before. Labra (Mix Vegetable Medley) is a quintessential festive food. It is best paired with Khichuri/Khichdi. The vegetables are slow cooked to release their juices…


Ilish Maach Kacha Kola Jhol | Hilsa Fish with Plantain and Potato

This Hilsa fish with plantain and potato in mildly spiced gravy! Ilish Maach Kacha Kola Jhol is not one of those rich fish curries. Instead, it’s light on the tummy and tastes very comforting with steamed white rice. Growing up, I didn’t like seafood that much but Ilish Maach was always a favorite. We would…


Coconut and Poppy Seeds Stuffed Squash Blossoms + GIVEAWAYS!

Thank you so much for all the messages, the photos you shared and the love you showered on my cookbook release. It feels really amazing! I am excited to see what you will be preparing from the book. Don’t forget to tag #tasteofeasternindia when you share your creation in social media. It’s easy for me…


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