Ol Kopir Dalna (Kohlrabi Curry)

Ingredients– Ol Kopi (Kohlrabi) – 400 gm Potato – 2 medium Green chilli – 3, slit Ginger paste – 1 heaped tsp Cumin powder – 1 tbsp Coriander powder- 1 tsp Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp Bay leaf – 1 Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Sugar to…

Duck Egg Spicy Curry

Ingredients– 6 duck eggs 1 tbsp ginger paste 2 slit green chillies 3 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1 tbsp red chilli powder Salt to taste Method – Boil eggs with a little salt Shell them when cool and keep aside Heat oil in a wok Fry eggs with a little turmeric powder and…

Kanchkol Alur Jhol (Raw Plantain and Potato Curry)

Ingredients– 1 large potato cut into cubes 2 raw plantains, peeled and cut into cubes 1/2 tsp nigella seeds 2 green chillies, slit 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp cumin powder Salt to taste 1 tbsp mustard oil Method– Heat oil in a Kadhai Add nigella seeds When it splutters, add green chillies Add diced…

Lau Chingri (Bottlegourd with Shrimp)

Ingredients– Bottle Gourd/Lau – 500 gm Shrimps – 150 gms, de-veined and cleaned well Green chilli – 2 slit A pinch of turmeric powder Salt to taste Sugar – 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp A handful of chopped coriander leaves Mustard oil – 2 tbsp Method– Cut bottle gourd in juliennes In a…

Chingri Maacher Malaikari (Prawns Cooked in Coconut Milk)

Ingredients– Fresh water prawns – 700 gms Onion paste – 5 tbsp Ginger + garlic paste – 1 tbsp Turmeric powder – 1 tsp Whole dry chillies – 4, broken Whole garam masala – cinnamon, cloves, green cardamom – 2 each, crushed Bay leaf – 2 Cooking oil – 3 tbsp (I used mustard oil…

Alu Potol er Dalna (Potatoes and Pointed Gourd in Gravy)

Ingredients– 10 potol (pointed gourd/Parwal), cleaned, skin scrapped and cut in halves breadthwise 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 medium potato, peeled and chopped in quarters 1 large tomato blended to make 1/4 cup tomato purée 1 tsp ginger paste 1/4 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste 1 tsp ghee 1/4 tsp garam…

Palong Shaker Chorchori (Spinach and Vegetables Dry Curry)

Ingredients– 250 gm spinach leaves, cleaned and chopped 1 medium sized potato, cubed 1 medium sized long brinjal 100 gm of pumpkin, cubed 5-6 boris 2 green chillies, slit 1 tsp panch phoran 1 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp mustard oil Method– Heat oil in a wok Fry the boris till brown. Remove and set…

Peper Dalna (Green Papaya Curry)

Ingredients– Green papaya – 400 gm Potatoes – 2 medium Tomato – 1 large Ginger paste – 1 tsp Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp Slit green chilli – 2 Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder – 1/4 tsp Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Sugar – 1/2 tsp…

Pabda Maacher Jhal

Ingredients– Pabda fish – 400 gm Brinjal – 100 gm Tomato – 15 gm Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp Green Chillies – 5 Sugar – 1 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Black & yellow mustard seeds – 20 gm, soaked for 2 hours Bori – 10 pieces Mustard oil – 3…