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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 13
Ajwaini Roti by Tarla Dalal
Ajwain has such a tantalising aroma and flavour that it can pep up a dish as a standalone spice! You will realise this when you try this mouth-watering Ajwaini Roti. Quick and easy, all it takes it the addition of carom seeds to the flour when making the roti dough, but it makes such a notable diffe ....
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 ....
Aloo Poshto by Tarla Dalal
A scrumptious Bengali
delicacy of deep-fried potatoes coated with a lip-smacking masala of roasted poppy seeds and spicy green chillies. The aroma of roasted poppy seeds, the crispness of the potato cubes and the warm taste of green chillies on your palate makes ....
22 Feb 12
Aloo Poshto ( Acidity Recipes) 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!
11 Mar 14
Apple Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
A perfect balance of tradition, modernity and convenience, the apple sandesh is a delectable dessert you can whip up in minutes. Here, quickly-made balls of sandesh are topped with an apple mixture tanged up with lemon juice. Strands of saffron impart a rich hue and aroma to the dessert.
24 Jan 16
Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja by Tarla Dalal
Amongst traditional Bengali
recipes, Baingan Bhaja is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. We have tweaked the recipe smartly to get the same awesome results with minimal ....
03 Jan 15
Baked Palak Methi Puris by Tarla Dalal
Low fat puris? Absolutely! This non-traditional way of making puris is not only delicious, but it makes them rich in vitamin A and iron.
16 May 08
Baked Rasgullas by Tarla Dalal
For those who are bored of eating rasgullas, make this sweet to please your guests and get all the praises.
25 Aug 15
Bati Chorchori by Tarla Dalal
The use of mustard in many forms – as seeds, paste and oil too – is a classic characteristic of Bengali cooking. In this traditional Bengali
-style subzi too, mustard paste is what gives the special flavour. Bati Chorchori, so full of veggies, is a delight to beh ....
22 Feb 13
Bengali Matarsutir Dal ( Microwave Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
You would definitely have used green peas as part of many a recipe, but now try this bengali-style dal that is made exclusively with green peas and just a dash of common spices to pep it up.
17 Jan 13
Bengali Style Okra by Tarla Dalal
Another delicious dish from east india…easy and quick to make and can be enjoyed hot with parathas or plain chapatis. Ladies finger being high in fibre helps to lower blood sugar levels.
23 Sep 13
Bengali Style Okra ( Rotis and Subzis) by Tarla Dalal
When something can be cooked quickly and easily, and is also too tasty to resist, it appeals to everybody! such is the case with the bengali style okra. A fine powder of mustard and poppy seeds lends a unique flavour to this subzi, which features only simple ingredients that can be found in anybody' ....
26 Nov 07
Bengali Style Soya Subzi by Tarla Dalal
A lovely subzi recipe from West Bengal. Big cubes of potatoes are deep-fried and mixed with marinated soya chunks. Irresistible, really! I have used soya milk and curds to marinate the chunks. Soya milk is easily available these days in different flavours; however for the subzi make sure you use uns ....
20 Aug 10
Bengali Tomato Chutney by Tarla Dalal
This tangy tomato chutney is richly flavoured with panch phoran, a blend of equal parts of mustard seeds, kalonji, cumin seeds, saunf and fenugreek seeds, which is commonly used in Bengali cuisine. While ginger and green chillies add spice to the Bengali Tomato Chutney, raisins and a spoon of sugar ....
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