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Bengali Veg Indian Recipes | Bengali Food | Bengali Dishes | Bengali Cuisine. 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. There is no roasting or grinding to make the Bengali panch phoron masala. It is just a combination of five seeds namely cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds and nigella seeds which is always mixed and kept ready for tempering.
panch phoron recipe | Bengali panch phoron masala | healthy Bengali 5 spice mixture | panch phoron with radhuni |
Panch poron is used in Bengali masoor dal, Papaya Tarkari, shukto and poshto. While the whole spices are commonly used in East Indian cooking, a roasted powder made with these spices is also used in making chutney. We present you over 200 Bengali Veg Recipes.
Bengali Masoor Dal
Bengali Parota and Luchi Recipes
Parota is a special type of Indian bread, which never fails to entice the diner with its special slightly-chewy mouth-feel and unique appearance that has a spiral or ringed surface.
While the traditional version is made of maida, here we have made it healthier by using whole wheat flour instead in the form of masala stuffed parota. This goes to show how a small tweak in the choice of ingredients can make a dish healthier.
Masala Stuffed Parota, Bengali Low Salt Paratha
Parota is a famous Bengali snack, which is usually made with maida. Here we have made it with whole wheat flour for a guilt free experience, and further fortified the dough with chawli leaves for a powerful shot of iron. Try the chawli leaves parota.
Chawli Leaves Parota, Healthy Bengali Recipe
A Bengali favourite, Luchi is nothing but plain flour puris that taste great with Subzis / Curries . A dollop of ghee added to the dough makes the Luchi really crisp and flaky. These white and fluffy puris are a real delicacy, which will be loved by your whole family.
Luchi (Bengali Puri)
Bengali Snacks Recipes
Nimki is an all-time favourite Bengali jar snack, which has a very appetizing flavour and extremely interesting mouth-feel! Surprisingly, this snack requires only a few ingredients. Made of a plain flour dough flavoured elegantly with cumin and nigella seeds, the Nimki gets its unique texture from the way it is rolled and cut.
It feels very different when you bite into a Nimki and you are sure to be bowled over by the sheer variety that Indian cuisine offers – isn’t it truly amazing how the same ingredients can yield different kinds of snacks simply because they are rolled or cooked differently?
Nimki Recipe, Bengali Jar Snack
You would have surely had cutlets made of potatoes and even Jain -friendly cutlets made with raw bananas or mixed veggies, but have you ever had cutlets made of raw jackfruit? This traditional delicacy from Bengal has a unique taste, which is delicious in its own rustic way. The jackfruit is combined with potatoes for binding and lots of masaledar ingredients for getting a great taste. A coating of bread crumbs gives the Bengali Style Jackfruit Cutlet a fascinating texture that is sure to please you.
Bengali Style Jackfruit Cutlet, Echor Cutlet
A delicacy from the kitchens of Bengal, this kochuri is made using a dough of two flours with a green peas filling. The flavours of aniseeds, kalonji and pepper mingle together in the stuffing to create a truly zesty bite! This is a filling snack, with the goodness of whole wheat and jowar flours, not to forget the nutrition boost from green peas. We have made Baked Matarsutir Kochuri, which is a healthy version than deep-frying and so the calorie-count is also absolutely under control.
Matarsutir Kochuri, Healthy Bengali Snack4
Bengali Sabzi and Dal Recipes
Aloo posto recipe is a traditional Bengali aloo posto recipe. Made from potatoes, khus khus, kashmiri red chillies and haldi, this aloo poshto is super easy to make. This Bengali aloo posto recipe proves that poppy seeds and potatoes are a match made in heaven!
Aloo Posto, Bengali Aloo Posto
Amongst traditional Bengali recipes, Baingan Bhaja recipe is an evergreen favourite. The original recipe of Bengali begun bhaja involves shallow-frying the baingan in lots of oil till it is succulent and aromatic. Learn how to make healthy begun bhaja.
Baingan Bhaja, Bengali Begun Bhaja
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 using a combination of fibre-rich veggies. The most awesome thing about this recipe is that it is so easy to make! You just need to temper a lot of whole spices and seeds and cook the veggies along with it, to give the subzi an irresistible flavour and strong aroma.
Bengali Mixed Vegetable Dry Sabzi, Panch Phodoner Chorchori
Taste has nothing to do with complexity – and this recipe proves the fact! A simple dal from Bengali kitchens, Dal Kalai is made by flavouring cooked urad dal with a paste of saunf and ginger. Together with a quick tempering of green chillies, this paste gives the dal such an awesome taste and aroma, making it totally irresistible.
Dal Kalai, Bengali Kalai Dal
Bengali matarsutir dal is an authentic recipe originated from east of India which is very simple to make. You would definitely have used green peas as a part of your cooking, but now try this Bengali-style healthy green peas dal that is made exclusively with green peas and just a dash of common spices to pep it up. Learn how to make Bengali matar dal.
Bengali matarsutir dal | healthy green peas dal | Bengali matar dal | Bengali green peas dal |
Bengali Mithai Recipes, Bengali Sweets
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 are famous not only in this east Indian region, but all over the country. Enter this section to make all these delectable Bengali treats in your own kitchen!
chhena recipe | home made chenna | base ingredient for Bengali sweets | fresh chhena |
Rasgulla is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white rasgulla. Chhena is coagulated milk which acts a base for rasgulla. When you make rasgulla make sure to use and prepare fresh chhena, as making it in advance and storing it the refrigerator will change the texture of the rasgulla sweet.
rasgulla recipe | rasgulla with homemade chenna | quick rasgulla | soft spongy Bengali rasgulla |
Rasmalai is also called Ras malai or rossomalai which is a super royal and rich Bengali dessert. Rosh means juice in Bengali and malai is cream. Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali delight rasmalai right in your own kitchen! Making rasmalai is similar to making rasgulla but both require patience to make.
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe
Chum Chum is a Bengali mithai made using chenna. Learn how to make chomchom recipe. These oval shaped Diwali sweet - chum chum is cooked in sugar syrup and stuffed with a mixture of mawa. We have added refined flour (maida) to the prepared chenna which provides stiffness and helps to maintain a proper shape.
chum chum recipe | cham cham sweet recipe | Bengali chomchom recipe | Diwali sweet |
Yummmmm! Bhappa Doi, an all-time favourite, traditional Bengali sweet is now ready in minutes. Two minutes to prepare, two minutes to cook, and voila, in front of you is the perfect bhapa doi. Bhapa means baked or steam and doi stands for dahi. In this bhapa doi recipe we have made it in a microwave. All you need to make this satiating bhapa doi dessert is just 4 ingredients, condensed milk, hung curds, cornflour and eliachi to garnish.
Bhapa Doi, Bengali Sweet
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