Kumro Pata Torkari or call it Kumro Pata Chorchori is a quintessential Bengali pure veg curry, prepared with assorted veggies and pumpkin leaves along with pumpkin stems. It is a simple comfort meal when paired with rice. Very mildly spiced like most vegetarian dishes in Bengali cuisine. You can prepare the same dish using squash or zucchini stems/stalks and leaves.
Sometimes I wonder who names these dishes? Labra may sound a little funny. But I can assure you it’s like no other vegetable curry or stew that you have tried before. Labra (Mix Vegetable Medley) is a quintessential festive food. It is best paired with Khichuri/Khichdi. The vegetables are slow cooked to release their juices that blends together to form a perfectly tasty dish. It’s very mildly spiced side dish. You definitely need to try, if you haven’t already.
Once you try this Roasted Pepper and Tomato Pasta, you will probably make it on repeat! Sweet Pepper, summer tomatoes and an entire head of roasted garlic. You can only imagine how flavorful this Pasta turns out!
Bengali New Year - Poila Baisakh / Nobo Borsho is just round the corner! We celebrate along with family and friends, greeting each other “Shubho Noboborsho” which means “Happy New Year”. We are known for our love for food and on this special day, we feast all day long. I am sharing here a list of dishes that Bengali people eat on New Year!
When there are tidbits of veggies lying in the veggie basket, I often go for one of my favorite street foods, Pav Bhaji. It is one of those easy to put together meals. Pav, the butter rolls, and Bhaji, the mishmash of vegetables and potato that gets cooked in spices and finished with a dollop of butter. I read in several articles that this dish was once the staple meal for mill workers. I can understand the reason behind it because when it is served with soft buns on the side, it turns into a carb loaded meal. It is…
I have a perfect summer dish for you today! This Tomato Zucchini with basil pesto on thick Greek yogurt with a couple jammy eggs is refreshing, with a mix of sweet and savory flavors. The summer savory yogurt bowl looks so vibrant, and we enjoyed it with a few slices of sourdough bread. Absolutely delicious!
Mushroom Spinach Pinwheel is a quick and easy healthy vegetarian pinwheel dish. It takes just 15 minutes to make. You can serve it as a snack in parties, easy to pack for picnics, and it is my kid's fav lunch box.
Fulkopi’r Data Bhaja is a classic Bengali dish that is prepared using the stalk, leaves and core of the cauliflower. It is a simple pure vegetarian dish that you can prepare with very basic ingredients. This Cauliflower Stalk Stir fried is a great way to embrace the concept of no-waste-food.
Dahlia Khichdi translating to Broken Wheat Porridge is a wholesome healthy meal! It is a one pot quick meal. You can slow cook in your stove top in a heavy bottom pan or make it quick in your pressure cooker or you could use Electric pressure cooker like Instapot or Mealthy Multipot.
Spaghetti al Pomodoro Crudo is Spaghetti is Raw Tomato Sauce! The summer tomatoes make this raw tomato sauce sweet and so refreshing. The name sounds complicated, but it is truly the easiest Summer Pasta you must make while you find those sweet tomatoes in the market.