Begun Poda is a classic Bengali Recipe. Begun refers to Eggplant, Poda means roast and now you know why this dish must be such a favorite to many. Roasted eggplant is a delicious treat and prepared is so many different ways in different parts of the world. While I love all of those versions, this bengali style roasted eggplant - Begun Poda will always remain my favorite. It's comforting with steamed white rice!
Crunchy flat green beans and creamy eggplant cooked with mild spices using potatoes for the perfect starch to bind it all together. Chorchori is one of those Bengali pure vegetarian dishes that my Mom would often prepare. Especially on the days in the week when we would eat just vegetarian food! While people may think that Bengalis are meat lovers, there are vegetarian dishes such as this that we equally enjoy. Chorchori can be prepared with different medley of vegetables. This Shim Beguner Chorchori is one of the most common combination used.
The combination of cauliflower with potato is unbeatable! There are various different ways to pair these two favorites. You can stir fry to make a lovely side dish. North Indian style Aloo Gobi is one of my fav goto. Similarly a milder version is this Bengali Style Cauliflower Potato Curry called Phulkopir Aloo Dalna. Phulkopi is the Bengali term for cauliflower and dalna is often referred to light pure vegetarian curries. Ready in 30 minutes, you will love this curry on busy work days.