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Bengali cuisine has some unique characteristics that set it apart from the rest of the country’s food styles. Hailing from Eastern India, Bengali food makes use of mustard oil and a mixture of five seeds and spices called the panch phoron to get a special flavour.
Bengalis prefer to make a meal of rice rather than rotis, and love peppy dishes like the Baingan Bhaja, Bati chorichori, Bengali-style okra and Luchi. The mithai of the region is also quite unique, characterised by the abundant use of chenna, a special type of cheese made by curdling milk. Bengali sweets like Rasgulla, Rasmalai, Chum Chum and Bhappa Doi are famous all over the country. Enter this section to make all these delectable Bengali treats in your own kitchen!
16 May 11
Rasgulla ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
The famous Bengali
sweet with its history of more than a century has crossed the boundaries of culture, caste and creed. It is relished almost everywhere in India and has been popularised abroad as well. Making rasgulla is an art and comes with practice.
22 Mar 17
Khichdi, Bengali Style by Tarla Dalal
Bengali style khichdi is aromatic and also laden with veggies and dal. In short, it is a flavoursome and power-packed meal.
The use of crushed spices instead of whole or powdered ones brings about a significant change in the recipe – you will notice it when you prepare the khichdi.
Also try ....
05 Apr 17
Oats Nimki, Low Salt Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Nimki is a crunchy, diamond-shaped savoury Bengali
snack. It is characterised by its crispness and appetizing flavour of cumin and pepper.
It can be enjoyed plain, or with tongue-tickling green chutney
green chutney. ....
13 Mar 17
Aloo Poshto, Bengali Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
This traditional Bengali
specialty is one of my favourite recipes and I recommend that you give this one a try.
This recipe proves that poppy seeds and potatoes are a match made in heaven!
try other Bengali subzis like Mulor G ....
23 Sep 13
Spinach Raita by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and curds is always a very nutritious combo, making this raita a must-have. Traces of pepper and sugar make the spinach raita tastier, while the green chillies add a bit of fire to an otherwise bland raita. Steaming the spinach not only makes mixing easier, it also becomes a bit easy on the ....
25 Mar 17
Bengali Style Jackfruit Curry, Echor Kosha by Tarla Dalal
Panch phoron is a mix of five seeds, which is a must-have in every Bengali
kitchen. Sometimes the panch phoron is tempered whole, whereas in recipes like this they are crushed coarsely and used.
This Bengali Style Jackfruit Curry is tempered with panch phoron ....
21 Mar 17
Red Pumpkin Chutney, Kaddu Chutney, Bengali Bhopla Chutney by Tarla Dalal
This mild and simple Bengali
chutney is a surprise for those who don’t know about it. The procedure is so simple but the taste is so awesome!
Cooked and mashed red pumpkin is blended with an assortment of ingredients like red chillies, raisins and tamarind, w ....
29 Nov 16
Mishti Doi, Baked Yoghurt by Tarla Dalal
A radically different dessert
, which will take your party
by storm! Mishti Doi is a creamy dessert of thick curds, cream and condensed milk, baked in moulds, and then chilled.
Curds when complemented by t ....
12 Mar 17
Mini Creamy Corn Cob Roundels by Tarla Dalal
Here is a snack that your kids will instantly fall in love with – and adults with thoroughly enjoy too! The Mini Creamy Corn Cob Roundels is easy to make and tastes yummy.
It is also unique in appearance and taste, so it will attract everybody’s attention if you serve it as a starter at parties. ....
06 Feb 17
Bengali Mixed Vegetable Dry Sabzi, Panch Phodoner Chorchori by Tarla Dalal
A fascinating name coupled with a fabulous flavour makes this Bengali Mixed Vegetable Dry Subzi a must-try recipe!
Chorchori is a famous Bengali vegetable preparation made with loads of oil and ghee. This healthy version limits the amount of oil and fats used, giving you the same awesome flavour ....
08 Feb 17
Bengali Payesh, Bengali Rice Kheer by Tarla Dalal
In all regional cuisines of India, Kheer
made of milk and rice is very popular. This Bengali Payesh is also a variant of this milk and rice kheer.
Here, long-grained rice is cooked in milk and flavoured with classic Indian spices ....
22 Jan 16
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali
delight right in your own kitchen!
We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
16 May 13
Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk by Tarla Dalal
Tongue-tickler to the core, the Aloo Gobi Methi Tuk is a tasty subzi featuring deep-fried veggies perked up with a traditional tempering and fenugreek leaves. Deep-frying the potato wedges with the peels on, gives it a rustic flavour that you will thoroughly enjoy. Fenugreek and chaat masala, on the ....
06 Feb 17
Kumror Chhokka , Bengali Potato and Pumpkin Sabzi by Tarla Dalal
Kumror Chhokka is a delectable Bengali
subzi made with potatoes and pumpkin, teamed up with snake gourd and kabuli chana.
A tempering of panch phoron and other spice powders boost the flavour and aroma of these veggies, giving you a tasty subzi that goes well ....
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