Tetor Daal – daal is a light lentil stew with a hint of bitter taste from using bitter gours. It is a quintessential Bengali dish, most commonly prepared during summer months. Bitter gourd is known to cleanse your palate and soothe your tummy, which makes this stew ideal for a detox diet.
Matar Paneer is a very popular North Indian curry. It has a beautiful flavor balance from all the earthy spices. Soft bite size paneer (fresh uncultured cheese) with the sweetness of peas cooked in spiced tomato gravy. It pairs wonderfully with both rice and roti.
Growing up, I was a picky eater and Egg Curry was my all-time fav! Especially this Egg Omelette Curry Bengali Style, served with steamed white rice. Fluffy small portion of omelette/omelet swimming alongside bite size potatoes in a mildly spiced tomato gravy. The dish comes together in less than 30 minutes, making it a great weeknight dinner.
Aam Daal is a quintessential Bengali daal (lentil stew) prepared throughout the mango season. It's mildly sour from using the green mango and utterly comforting when paired with steamed white rice. It is most commonly prepared using red lentil (masoor daal) but you can use your choice of daal too.
Aloo Begun Jhol is a Bengali Vegetarian side dish that has no onion or garlic. It is very mild in the tummy and great for warm sunny days. With just three key ingredients and a tiny list of warm spices, this Aloo Begun Jhol comes together in about 30 minutes times. It pairs best with steamed white rice.
Thinly sliced zucchini, layered on a flavored packed white sauce, and sprinkled with breadcrumbs. This zucchini gratin is a quick way to use summer zucchini. Takes just 30 minutes and it’s comes together so effortlessly that it makes a preferred weeknight meal.
This Crunchy Salad is a high pile of thinly sliced vegetables tossed in an ultra simple dressing. It’s so easy to put together that you can even make it for parties. Best part is that it stays really good for hours without showing any discoloration. It’s a versatile salad that can be served in several ways. I have shown you here along with a video, 4 different ways to enjoy this Crunchy Salad. With the spring vibe already in the air, this salad might become my go to recipe.
Tawa Chicken is a quick easy chicken side dish. It is often served as an appetizer, or as a meal with Naan. I occasionally like to go untraditional and make Tawa Chicken Taco.
As a kid, red amarathan was my favorite green. In fact, it was a magical green for me. Like most kids, I was not a big fan of greens but this magical green, when stir-fried and mixed with cooked rice, would turn into this gorgeous hue of pink. Pretty amazing! My aunt’s backyard was filled with red amarathan and a visit to her house meant helping aunt pick those leaves and then patiently waiting for lunchtime. It was quite a happy moment for my Mom because both my brother and I were super picky eaters. I find the taste of swiss…