Thursday, April 24, 2014

Phoolkopi Pakora/Cauliflower Pakora/Deep fried cauliflower fritters – Snack -- go easy who is health conscious

Before the Phoolkopi/cauliflower season could just go…though most of the vegetables can be found all through the year…but the seasonal ones taste good, I decided to make these pakoras for the evening snack.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fish Cutlet – Goody Goody Snack, Tasty Starter and…nothing fishy about it…

The aroma filled the room. When J, my friend visited that evening she couldn’t resist her temptation as the house was filled with the aroma that was cooking in the kitchen.

“What’s that happening in the kitchen? Ki sugondho, kisher go (what an aroma that has spread all around. What’s it from)”.

“Bosho, tomar share pabe (I’ll give you a share)”, I said giving her a sly wink.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mixed Vegetable Curry – Aloo, Begun, Sojne dhantha and bodi/Potatoes, brinjal/egg plant, drumsticks and Vadi (dried lentil balls)

Why so much sweating, why use shampoo ever day to wash the sweat off from the hair, why clothes need to be changed after the sweat wets them, why so much of cold water is consumed, why lassi’s and sherbets served to keep cool…O God, this is the thought of Summer. All the good time of the winter is gone and so terrifying is the summer heat. Believe me, wish there was no summer. But creation has given us the seasons, all for the good of this world.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Dhokar Dalna – Home-made Instant Dhoka -- Something tasty and interesting

Dhoka, another Bengali special dish.

Bangali’s like to use rhyming words in their food affair also.  Rhymes also have an affair in life with people. That’s something some like and others detest…here I won’t say hate, as this is very strong but I can say dislike rhyming kitchen words. Ha ha ha! That’s how life in kitchen is simplified and eased making fun as you cook…with whom, why self…talk to self and that’s one way to keep the mind occupied.

Dalna goes with Dolma, Bhaja with Bhuji, Ranna with Banna, Jhol handles Jhal , Makha has makhi to go with it…rest for you to complete.