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Kolkata Egg Roll | Playful Cookinglink to Kolkata Egg Roll

Kolkata Egg Roll

Kolkata Egg Roll is one of the most loved Kolkata street foods. Delicious flaky flat bread, covered with egg on one side and filled with a simple salad of onion and cucumber. Little amount of chaat masala is added for flavor and sometimes, a pinch of Indian black salt also goes in. A tiny dollop of ketchup and its wrapped casually. The vendors will always make it fresh and serve piping hot to hungry customers passing by. Kolkata Egg Roll makes for a great meal option too and often, it’s my go to when I am out of dinner ideas.

link to Macher Jhol with Salmon

Macher Jhol with Salmon

Macher Jhol refers to fish curry in Bengali and there are countless different ways fish curry can be prepared. What I am sharing today is the simplest version of a Bengali fish curry recipe that includes just a handful of very basic ingredients. Believe it or not, the curry calls for just 1 spice and that’s nigella seeds. Typically, Bengali fish curries are prepared with fresh lake water fish, which is not easily available everywhere. But you can prepare the exact same dish with salmon and it’s delicious. Not to mention this salmon curry is really easy and quick!

Taste of Eastern India | Bengali Cuisine Cookbook | Author and Photographer Kankana Saxenalink to Taste of Eastern India is released TODAY

Taste of Eastern India is released TODAY

This day will not be just another day for me. Sep 18th has marked itself special in my calendar. Taste of Eastern India is released TODAY. 8 years back, if someone had told me a day such as this would come in my life, I would have thought they are crazy! But here it is, my first cookbook on Bengali food, food that I grew up eating, food that I learnt cooking from my Mom and Aunts, food that always takes me back home. I hope you enjoy this book just as much as I enjoyed writing and photographing it.