Tomato Khejur Chutney is a quintessential Bengali chutney. We prepare it on all special occasions and serve at the end of the meal to sweetened our taste bud after all the rich and spicy curries we had. This Bengali Chutney is very easy to prepare and needs no onion or garlic.
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.
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 using salmon. This way even if you can't find the authentic lake water fish, you will still get to enjoy Bengali style Macher Jhol with salmon.
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.