Singara (Samosa) and Tomato ketchup

Sometimes you need something special in the evening. Special does not mean anything expensive. A couple of Singara (Samosa) and Tomato ketchup does the job quite well.

Fried rice & Alur dum

We usually had “Khichdi” in lunch every year on this day. Saraswati pujo is celebrated like a grand festival of winter here in our area. This year was no difference except the menu was changed. Fried rice and Alur dum (Potato dum, or a thick curry) instead of traditional “Khichdi.” I mean why not? It’s…

Alu Pakoda

Perfect companion for a rainy evening. Sliced potatoes dipped in gram flour mix with masala of your choice and deep fried. Served with tomato and chilli sauce and a cup of hot tea! Alu pakoda Tomato and chilli sauce Alu pakoda with hot Tea!

Dhoka’r Dalna with Parathas

Dhoka, which is prepared using Matar (Peas) daal and Coconut grinded and mixed well before cooking them on a frying pan. My wife used nuts pasted as well, which then added some more taste to it. The best part is the making of the rectangular shapes when it is being cut. I love to do…

A Simple Veg Pulao

“Veg Pulao” or “Veg Polao” (as used┬áby us Bengalians) is one of the most favorite preparation for any special occasion. It replaces the traditional Boiled Rice as the time goes by. Originated from South east Asian region, this dish is very popular in Bengali kitchens. It can be┬áprepared using “Ghee rice/Gobindo Bhog rice” (in bengali)…

Egg curry with Rice

Another favourite dish for every Bengali people. I just love it. It is only boiled rice, we call it “bhaat” with a thick Egg curry that is “dim-er jhol” cooked with large pieces of potatoes. See the color of that thing?


Malpoa, sometimes known as Malpua is very popular homemade sweet not only in Kolkata but in the entire Bengal. From East to the West, everyone loves it. It is usually prepared in the winter season but you can enjoy it anytime. Tenderness from the Semolina, all purpose flour with some nuts and sugar makes it…

Chicken curry with Parathas

Another surprise dinner from my wife this evening! “Murgi’r kosha mangsho” (in bengali) that is thick Chicken curry with soft Parathas. Oh man! The curry was awesome. Its color and smell, and the green chilly. I love green chilly.