Friday, 26 December 2014

Aanchari Jalpai (Olive)

Aanchari Jaipaai (Olive pickle)
Ingredients :
1. Jolpai(olive)-1 kg
2. Whole Garlic-3 (chopped)
3. Ginger -2 inch (chopped)
4. Green chili-10 pieces
5. Panch phoron (bengali 5 spice) roasted powder-3 Tbs
6. Mustered paste-3 Tbs
7. Red chili powder-1 ts
8. Turmeric powder-1 ts
9. Vinegar-2 cup
10. Mustered oil-1/2 liter
11. Salt

Wash and Slit jolpai 3--4 times. Now boil olive (jolpai) until tender. Remove and drain water.
Make a paste mustard seed powder and green chili with little vinegar.
Heat mustered oil in a pan. . Add smashed garlic, chopped ginger and salt, and stir well. Add mustered paste. Then add turmeric powder and red chili. Sauté it for a while. Now add olive and all the paste, and mix them. Add vinegar and Put panch foron roasted powder and stir. Cover the pan with lid. Turn the heat low and cook around 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from the pan. Let it cool and store in a airtight glass jar and add more mustered oil. To store for long term, keep your pickle in the sun occasionally.

Sunday, 7 December 2014


PORK VARTA -Ethnic Food of Tripura-India

Pork piece( bite size) 500 gram...
Onion- Finely cut(longitudinally) 200 gram
Ginger- 50 gram finely chopped
Green Chili- as to taste roasted direct on fire
Red chili- 4/5 piece roasted direct in fire
Salt- as to taste


  Wash the pork in semi hot water and then boil in salt water at min 100 deg temp until water dries
Mix half amount of chopped onion with ginger, Green and red chili very well by messing. Add boiled piece of pork. mix well. add salt to taste if needed. May Add chopped coriander leaves also. Keep aside in a covered bowl for 1 hour.
During serving add the balence onions and enjoy the most delicious food.

Caution:- Must boil the meat min at 100 deg C very well

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Prawns Biriyani

Prawns Biriyani

500 gms Basmati rice
500 gms large prawns shelled and deveined
3 medium size potato...
To marinate prawns: 1 cup yogurt
Juice of 1 lime/ lemon
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsps garlic paste
1 tbsp ginger paste
Salt to taste
4 large onions sliced thinly
1 large tomatoes chopped finely
2 tbsp Ginger paste
2 tbsp coriander powder
2 tbsp cumin powder
2" piece of cinnamon
5 cloves
5 pods green cardamom
Jaiphal (nutmeg powder) 1 tablespoon
¼ Jaitri powder
4 pieces bay leaf
1 tbsp kewra jal (Kewra water)
10-12 black peppercorns
4 tbsp green paste
To garnish: 1 tbsp saffron strands
3 tbsps warm milk
4-5 tbsps cooking oil
4-5 tbsps Ghee

  Wash the rice. Soak it in warm water for 30 minutes.
Cook the rice till amost done. Drain remaining water (if any) and keep aside.
Marinate the prawns with yogurt , lime juice , turmeric powder ,salt and ginger garlic paste and keep it for 1 hour.
Peel the potato and make it two pieces each potato and fry with small qty turmeric powder and salt.
Heat the cooking oil in a deep pan till hot and then fry 1 of the 3 portions of sliced onions till crispy and golden. When done, drain and remove from the oil and keep aside on paper towels to garnish biryani later.
In the same oil, add the bay leaf , cinnamon , cloves, cardamom, Jaiphal , Jaitri powder and sauté for 2-3 minutes and now add the remaining sliced onions and fry till soft. Now add the tomatoes and fry till soft.
Add all the masala ingredients and fry till the oil begins to separate from the whole mix.
Now add the prawns and all the marinade to this spice mix. Stir and allow to cook till the prawns are done. Do not overcook as the prawns will get rubbery in texture. Season with salt if required. Remove from fire.
Soak the saffron strands in 2-3 tbsps of warm milk with with kewra jal .
Take a large, deep baking dish/ ovenproof dish (it MUST have its own cover) and grease lightly with ghee. Layer the rice , fired potato and prawn as follows: rice, potato - prawn - rice. End with a layer of rice.
Pour the saffron infused milk all over the top of the last layer of rice.
Garnish with the crispy fried onions and cover the dish and seal tightly.
Bake in a hot oven for 30 minutes.
Serve hot with a raita and green salad of your choice

Monday, 22 September 2014

Dal-Gosht / Mutton Dalcha

Dal-Gosht / Mutton Dalcha

Dal-Gosht or Mutton Dalcha is a very famous meat curry from  Pakistan!  But now days  this dish is very attractive, delicious and  hit with everybody in Hyderabad & Bangladesh. It is made with mutton, chana dal and a host of spices. You can try with red lentils, kidney beans or soaked Bengal gram or a mixture of all.

Serves: 5
• 1.5 kg of mutton medium sized pieces
• 2 cups of sliced onions ...
• 1 tablespoon of ginger paste
• 1 tablespoon of garlic paste
• 1/2 tablespoon of cumin paste
• 1.5 teaspoons of turmeric powder
• 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
• 2 cardamoms
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 2 bay leaves • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
• Salt as needed
• Water as needed
• 1.5 cups of chana dal (Split Bengal gram), soaked for 3 hrs
• Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing


1. Wash the mutton pieces and mix with sliced onions, ginger, garlic and cumin pastes, turmeric and red chilli powders, cardamoms and cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, oil and salt.
2. Pour the mixture on a heated pressure cooker. Water will come out from the meat as it gets cooked.
3. Add water to the pressure cooker so that the water floats above the meat by 2 inches of depth.
4. Wash the chana dal (Split Bengal gram)and add to the pressure cooker.
5. Put the lid of the pressure cooker. Turn the heat off when the pressure cooker hisses 10 times.
6. Now garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with paratha

Bhapa Macher Dim (Steamed Fish Egg)

Bhapa Macher Dim (Steamed Fish Egg)
Bhapa Macher Dim..

Fish Egg (Bual / any big fish's egg) 500 grams
Mustard Oil 4 tbsp...
Green Chilly 10,finely pest
Mustard Paste 5 tbsp
Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
Salt per test

Clean the fish egg and wash well. Drain water and keep aside.
In a bowl, take the egg (preferred bual fish's egg), green chili, mustard paste, turmeric powder, salt. Mix all together well and Pour the water (3 glass) with constant stirring to avoid lump formation. The mix should be smooth and add excess water if required. Now add mustered oil and mix it again.
Heat a pan/ kadai and add little water. Boil the water for 2 minutes and add all mixture of the bowl into the water. Now stir it continuously till the water dries up. In between add some green chili and drizzle some more mustard oil on the top and remove from fire. Serve with plain white steamed rice

Friday, 19 September 2014

Kamranga (Star Fruit) Chutney

Kamranga (Star Fruit) Chutney
Kamranga (Star Fruit) Chutney
Wash 250 grm raw green Kamranga (Star Fruit). You don’t have to take out the peel

Chop them up in small pieces
Heat Mustard Oil in Kadai/Frying Pan...

Add 1/2 tsp of Mustard seeds and 1 Dry Red Chilli. The mustard seeds will sputter.
As soon as the mustard seeds start sputtering , add the chopped Kamranga (Star Fruit)
Add a pinch of turmeric powder and sauté the Kamranga (Star Fruit).

Saute till the Kamranga (Star Fruit) turn a nice yellow because of the turmeric and soften a little.

Add salt and about 1-2 Cup water. Water should be enough to cook the Kamranga . The chaatni should be thick and so add water moderately

Mix and cover and cook till Kamranga (Star Fruit) are almost done. With the spatula check to see if the Kamranga have softened.

Add about 1 small Cup of sugar and mix well. Bengali chutneys are usually sweeter and so a little more sugar might be added if desired. Add a little more water.

Cook and reduce the water till you get a thick consistency and the Kamranga (Star Fruit) are soft but not mashed up.

Roast about 1 tsp of panch puran/paanch phoron till you get a nice aroma, cool and dry grind it. Sprinkle this powder on the chaatni
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Thursday, 18 September 2014

Mocha-r Tari / Paturi ((Banana Flower))

Mocha-r Tari / Paturi

1Large Mocha (Banana Flower)
½-cup grated coconut
1 ½ -tablespoon white mustard ...
1 ½ -tablespoon Poppy seeds
1-teaspoon turmeric
1-green chili
2-tablespoon mastered oil
1-big banana leaf / 4 pieces of purplish-red outer bracts (leaves) of banana blossoms / flowers (much darker and tougher compared to the tender inner leaves) or aluminum foil (I used outer leaves of banana blossoms / flowers)
Salt to taste

1. Peel each layer of the flower and bring out the stem (which almost looks like small banana actually). Then you will have to take each stem and remove the central pith. Throw the central pith ( it is hard and you will not be able to cook it)
2. Cut the stems in to small pieces almost like mince
3. Add salt and turmeric and boil for while or until soft and cooked
4. Drained the boiled water and keep aside the minced mocha
5. Grind the coconut, poppy seeds, white mustard seed, green chili and make a paste
6. Add little salt immediately otherwise the paste might turn bitter
7. Combine the above paste, salt if you need more, turmeric, mustered oil, boiled mocha together very well using your hands to mix them really well
8. In case you are using outer leaves / banana leaf Wash the banana leaf and dry with a kitchen towel. Lightly roast the leaf so that it becomes soft and manageable. Hold over a low flame and remove.
9. Put the mocha mix in the flamed outer leaves / banana leaf and wrap it well
10. Then grill it on a tawa for 10/15 mins, keep turning until both side color change of the banana leaf
11. If you are using aluminum foil, just wrap the mocha mix in foil, put them on a hot tawa and grill it like you will do for banana leaf. The taste does not differ much but the smell of the banana leaf will be missing
12. It should not take more than 25/30 mins
13. Sprinkle little mustard oil and over the mocha r Tari / Paturi before serving with hot rice

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Prawns Mayo

Prawns Mayo

Prawns Mayo
• Medium-sized prawns, with tails being intact : 500 grm
• Turmeric powder (for marination): ¾ tsp
• Salt (for marination): ¾ tsp
• Refined oil: 3 tsp...
• Garlic paste : 3 tsp
• Lemon (for marination): 2 pieces
• Turmeric powder (for the curry): ½ tsp
• Salt (for the curry): ¾ tsp (or according to taste)
• Sugar: 1 tsp
• Green chillies: 4
• Tomato puree: 3 tsp (optional)
• Milk : 1 small cup
• Mayonnaise : 4 tbsp
• Butter / Fresh cream: 2 tsp
• Coriander leaves
• Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with jeera rice or plain boiled rice

Marinate prawns for at least 2hrs, with lemon juice, garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt.
Grind the mayonnaise with milk to make thin.
The marinated prawns being fried in refinedd oil. In the same hot oil, add whole garlic (cassia bark) and wait for a few seconds. Add the tomato puree . Sauté for few min, add the mayonnaise , turmeric and green chilli . Sauté continuously to prevent burning of the powders. Sprinkling a little water if the gravy starts sticking to the pan. After 5 min, add the rest of the salt, sugar, sauté till the mixture starts separating from the oil. Now add fried prawns and sauté for 5 min at a simmered flame. Now add butter / fresh cream. Let the curry boil for 10min, simmered and covered. Before serving, add Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with Jeera Rice or plain boiled rice

Sukha Keski Maacah

Sukha Keski Maacah
Sukha Keski Maacah
Keski fish (Small tiny whitebait fish) is a tiny Bangladeshi fish resembling Silverfish but not quite. It is mostly cooked dry-style as opposed to a curry dish. Small whitebait fish is good for hypothyroid.
250grm Keski fish (found in most Bangladeshi stores)
2 pieces onion...
1 piece tomatoes
5 green chillies
4 tbs mustered oil
Handful of fresh coriander leaves
Spices: 3/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, , 1/2 tsp salt or to taste.
How to:
1. Place fish in colander, wash and drain well until completely dry and taking care not to make it mushy.
2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add finely diced onion. Fry until soft and almost brown.
3. Add the spices as indicated above and cook for 1 minute.
4. Add 1/2 cup of water and form a paste. Stir and fry for 2 minutes and then add finely chopped tomatoes. Stir-fry for a further 2-3 minutes.
5. Add the fish, stir-fry for 1-2 minutes until the water evaporates.
6. Cover with lid and allow cooking on low heat for 15 minutes. By now all the water should have evaporated.
7. 5 minutes before removing from heat, add slit green chillies and fresh coriander leaves.
Recommendations: Serve with hot rice of your choice and definitely worth trying as this dish is very tasty!

Monday, 16 June 2014

Bhangui - Traditional food of Tripura


White flavored sticky rice (Binni rice/ Govindobhog Rice) – 1 KG

Ghee or edible oil- 250 grm

Onion- 2 pieces (Big)

Ginger- 2-3 inch

Bhangui / Banana leaf- 5

Cooking procedure:

 Wash sticky rice thoroughly and dry them in sun. Once dried mix ghee/edible oil with julienne cut onion , ginger and salt. Make a cone shape with Bhangui / Banana leaf  (Bhangui leaf) and pour the rice without leaving any space .

Noe tie the leaf tightly and dip all the  cone tied preparation in water and boil them for an hour and turn off the owven.

Serve with some fish fry , egg fry or any fired item. It’s very testy.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Chittal Macher Muitha /Fish Dumplings

Chittal Macher Muitha /Fish Dumplings


Chital fish :     ½ kg Gada
Potato :     2 boiled
Mustard oil :     250 gm
Ghee :     1 ½ tsp
Salt and sugar :  As per teast
Turmeric Powder :  1 tsp (powder)
Red chilli powder :    1 tsp (powder)
Onion :     3 Pieces  
Ginger :     4-5 inch
Jeera/ cumin :     1 tsp (powder)
Tomato:   1 pieces
Cloves :     2
Chinamon :     2
Green cardamom :     2
Preparation Method for Chittal Macher Muitha Recipe :



Take the fish pieces, peel the skin of the fish and wash properly.
Take the boiled potato and smash them. To make the Muitha (Dumplings/Kofta) mix the minced fish with the julienne cut ginger, green chilli and onion, a bit of salt , turmeric and make a thorough nice mixture.
Now add the smash potato with the fish and mix them properly. If you wish add a one pinch of maida.
Chital Keema
Now take a small portion of the mixture, give it a round shape and take a pan/  saucepan and put the mixture. Add some water and boil it till the color changes, take the balls out after 2-3 minutes. Let it cool and cut into square pieces and  shallow fry the Dumplings in a pan.
For the gravy, heat oil in a pan, fry the Potato cubes and keep aside. Heat oil in the same pan add  Bay Leaf, leave for a minute and then add the onion, ginger paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder/ green chilli paste, cumin powder  stir fry till the paste becomes brown in color. Add the chopped Tomato or Tomato Puree, Salt, and cook till you can see oil separating out. Pour 2 cups of water, the fried Dumplings, fried Potatoes, cover and give the gravy a boil.
Garnish with garam masala powder and
add ghee and pour into the serving bowl. serve with Plain Rice.

Mango Flavored Yogurt ( Aam Doi)

Mango Flavored Yogurt ( Aam Doi)

Ingredients :

Plain Yogurt : 2.5 cups / 500 gm

Sweetened Condensed Milk - 300 gm
Sweetened Mango Pulp - 5-6 tbsp

Method :

1. Take a cheese cloth, or a soft cotton cloth, pour the yogurt into it, tie the cloth loosely and hang the yogurt along with the cloth on the kitchen faucet / tap for 15 to 20 minutes or til most of the whey ( yogurt-water) has been drained. You can skip this stage by using Greek yogurt.

2. Take the yogurt out from the cloth, put it in a big bowl and add the sweetened condensed milk and the mango pulp. Mix all the ingredients nicely by using a spoon and check the sweetness. Pour the mixture into a oven proof dish. ( cup / bowl / pan )

3. Preheat the oven to 220 degree F or 104 degree C and place the rack on the top. Bake the yogurt for 10 minutes. Just check it if the top of the yogurt has set, and turn off oven. Cover the yogurt and let it be there in the oven for another 2-3 hrs.

4. Then take it out and put it in the refrigerator for couple of hours, serve chilled.

Microwave Method : 

 It takes only 4 to 5 mins to set the yogurt. Check it in every minutes until done. When it is done, keep it in the refrigerator for couple of hours and serve. 

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Palak Paratha or Spinach Paratha


 2 cups whole wheat flour/atta
 200- 250 grams spinach/palak
 1 or 2 green chilies, finely chopped
 ¼ tsp carom seeds/ajwain
 2 tsp oil or ghee
 salt as required
oil or ghee for frying the parathas


 Rinse the spinach leaves very well in water. drain them.
 Heat water and boil the spinach leaves in hot water for 5 to 7 minutes.
 Strain and keep some of the stock in which we have boiled the spinach leaves.
 Puree the spinach in a blender.
In a large bowl mix the whole wheat flour with salt, carom seeds, green and chili.
Add the spinach puree and 2 tsp oil. mix well.
Add required amount of stock or water and make a smooth dough.
Take a medium size ball from the dough. roll the dough ball into a small circle.
Spread some oil or ghee  on the top of the rolled dough. If you want you can dust the rolling board with wheat flour
Gently roll the  dough with a rolling pin. Make sure that the parathas do not break. Roll it into a size of a normal roti or chapati
You will get a triangular shape.roll into a medium sized parathas.
On a hot tava, cook the palak paratha with some oil or ghee. till they are crisp and brown from both side.
Make all palak parathas this way. serve the palak paratha hot with green peas curry, yogurt or pickle.
You can also stack the palak parathas in a roti basket or casserole and serve them warm later.

Friday, 2 May 2014

Stuffed Capsicum


Ingredients :
2-3 tbsp oil
3 - 4 capsicums (bell peppers)
2 pieces boiled potato ,
1 cup grated paneer
1 cup green peas

1 tsp whole cumin
1 tbsp chopped ginger
50 grm cheese
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
salt to taste
50 grm cheese for garnishing


Slice off the top of the capsicums. Scoop out the inside keeping them hollow.
Heat 3 tbsp. of oil in a pan; add the whole cumin and  ginger and cook till light brown.
Add the potato mash, paneer , green peas and mix well.
Add all the spices and mix again. Cover and let this mixture cook in its steam for five minutes.  Check the salt and keep aside.

Now stuff the capsicums with the mixture and covered and garnish the open area with cheese.
Now Grill the capsicum after applying little oil on the surface in micro woven for 10-12 minutes till the capsicums become tender / pan fry them in oil for few minutes and serve hot.

Note: mixture can be making per your test.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Eelish Tilottoma

Illish / Hilsa Tilotoma
Everybody knows Hilsa or Ilish is the most popular fish for Bengalis. This is the national fish of Bangladesh. Bengalis wait throughout the year for monsoon and Ilish. Now a days this fish is not very pocket frieldly, but still Bengalis can spent any amount for Hilsha especially in rainy season.   I think Hilsa is most popular for its aroma and taste.  

Most common and popular dish is Sorsha illish or Bhapa illish. But today I cooked Illish / Hilsa which is not traditional or Bengalis all-time favorite Sorsha illish.

 Hilsa with sesame seeds (Teel) curry and it was awesome. I named it Illish Tilotoma. Let’s try for it.


Hilsa about 1 kg., cut in steak size peices

White sesame(Teel) seeds 4 tbsp.

Poppy seeds 1 tsp.

3-4 tablespoons refined  oil

Green chilies 3-4, slit

Kalojeera / Kalonji

Salt as per taste

For the paste:
3 tablespoons sesame(Teel) seeds

1 tablespoon poppy seeds (white)

3-4 hot green chili (or as per your taste)

Salt to taste

Preparing the paste:

Soak the ingredients for the paste in 1/4 cup of water for about 30 -45 minutes. Grind the sesame seeds, green chili, with salt to make a thick paste (This paste is called “TEEL  bata = sesame paste). If you want can add poppy seeds paste.

 [Alternate way to make sesame paste : Dry grind the seeds (sesame(Teel) seeds and poppy) and then mix the powdered seed with about 3 tablespoon water, salt, and green chilies and grind it again for minute and let it sit for about 15-20 minutes.]

Wash and clean (remove scales) of the fish and cut in steak size pieces or you can have them clean and cut at the place from where you buy the fish.

To this sesame paste add a 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric (your wish), 1 tsp. refined oil and salt. Your sesame sauce is ready.

Now rub the fish pieces with salt and turmeric powder. Heat oil in a pan. Then fry the fish till they are golden in both sides. Set aside.

Add kalojeera,. As you get the frying smell of kalojeera then add sesame paste and salt and turmeric powder. Sauté this for a minute and mix well. Add 1 cups of water if you want more soup you can add more water. Add silted green chilly ( while serving make sure to give one green chilly with each fish piece because some person love to mash it and have it with rice and it add an extra taste).

Now add the fried fish let it boil for another 2 minutes then put off the flame. Give 10 minutes standing time before serving and Serve with hot steamed rice.

 Alternate Method
Add 3 cups of water in a pressure cook. Now place a ring in it.
Take a pan and spread little refined oil. Place the fish pieces on a single layer. Pour the sesame sauce liberally on the fish pieces so that all the pieces are coated nicely. Place the slit green chilies on top.
Drizzle  some more refined oil on the top if you wish.
Now place this pan on the ring in the pressure cooker. Cover with lid and pressure cook for 1-2 whistles. Serve hot with rice.