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…

Veg Fried Rice with Omelet

I take my lunch with me to Office. Well most of the time I do. Variety of foods prepared my my wife usually fits inside my lunchbox. Here is one of them. Veg Fried Rice prepared with multiple vegetables like Cauliflowers, Carrots, Potatoes and Capsicum. Not a very common combination but I had it well enough with a Omelet….

Quarter Chicken Biriyani

Feels so wonderful to be here after so many days! It’s been a while I shared something in this place. I will do, now. I am feeling so happy these days because I am going home after so many days! There is one more thing that added to my happiness, but lets talk about it…

Luchi with Begun vaja (Brinjal fry with Poories)

Brinjal fry or Begun vaja (বেগুন ভাজা) is what we say it in Bengali, was not my favorite food at all until recently,  when I moved to Dubai from my home city Kolkata. That was the time when I truly realized that how much I love Bengali foods. I love any foods though so that’s…

Crunchy Cauliflower

Crunchy Cauliflower or Kurkure Fulkopi (Fulkopi is what we call Cauliflower in bengali) is not very common food here. I still remember when I was a kid, we used to have Cauliflower and Potato curry, sometimes with Fish curry. I still remember, it was available only in winter. Now we can have it anytime in the year…

Chicken and Egg Fried Rice

“Chicken Fried Rice,” “Egg Fried Rice,” “Prawn Fried Rice” or “Mixed Fried Rice” is one of my favorite dish, which is very easily available in any Chinese Restaurants in Kolkata. One interesting thing about the previous line is, you will find that so many dishes are “one of my favorite” dish. Actually everything I post here is actually…

Alur Dum, a thick Potato Curry

“Alur Dum,” as we know it in Bengali, is actually originated from Kashmir. Many Kashmiri cuisines are equally popular in Bengal. “Alur Dum” or “Dum Alu” is one of them. Ask everyone in this region and you will never find anyone who doesn’t know what it is. Nothing so complicated about this dish as it…

A Simple Veg Pulao

“Veg Pulao” or “Veg Polao” (as used by 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 prepared using “Ghee rice/Gobindo Bhog rice” (in bengali)…

Mughlai Paratha

A surprise from my wife this evening! A mughlai dish containing thick parathas stuffed with chickens and eggs, served with potato masala and veg salad. It was delicious!!