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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bengali Recipes

Appetizer/Snack :
1. Masoor Dal Vada (Red lentil fritters-Bengali cuisine)
2. Ghugni (dry yellow/white/green peas curry-Bengali cuisine)
3. Mini Fish Cutlets - Bengali Cuisine
4. Beguni(Brinjal Fritters/pakora - Bengali cuisine)
5. Baked Samosa ~ A famous street food of bengal  
6. Bengali Macher Chop(baked) or Baked Fish Croquette 
7. Kumro Phul-er bora(pumpkin flower fritter
8. Narkel Postor Bora (Poppy Seed Fritters with Coconut)

Beans/Lentils (Dal) : 
1. Tetor Dal(Lentil cooked with bitter gourd)
2. Tomato Dal (Red lentil cooked with tomatoes
3. Cholar Dal begun diye (chana dal with eggplant)
4. Kalai-er dal (Split white Urad dal) in 2 style
5. Dal Chenchki(Red lentil with pearl onions/baby onions)
6. Ghugni (dry yellow/white/green peas curry)
7. Bengali Tak Dal/kacha aamer dal(Lentil with green mango
8. Dhokar Dalna (Lentil cakes in a light spicy gravy)

9. Narkel Diye Cholar Dal (Bengali Style Chana Dal with Coconut

Side Dish (vegetarian) :

1. Aloo potoler Tarkari (Potato-parwal/pointed gourd Curry)
2. Sajne data O aloo posto (Drumstick & potato in poppy seed paste)
3. Aloo Phulkopir Dom/Masala Gobi(Spicy Cauliflower)
4. Palong shak-er tarkari (spinach with mix-vegetable) & Mulo chechki (Radish curry)
5. Badhakopir Tak Dom (Cabbage in sour tomato gravy)
6. Badhakopir Dalna (Dry cabbage curry)
7. Dhokar Dalna (Lentil cakes in a light spicy gravy)
8. Pui saager Dalna (Climbing spinach curry)
9. Note shak bhaja begun diye (Stir-fry Amaranth with eggplant)
10. Halim shak bhaja (stir-fry watercress) & Mulo shak bhaja (Radish green fry)
11. Narkel sarshe Patol (Pointed gourd in coconut-mustard sauce)
12. Two yummy bengali fry(bhaja) recipes
13. Labra (Bengali mix-vegetable)
14. Aloo-pyaj Posto (Onion-Potato in poppy seed paste)
15. Panchmisali Tarkari (A Bengali Mix-vegetable Delight)
16. Sorshe Begun (Baby brinjals in mustard & Yoghurt gravy)
17. Bhindi Posto(okra with poppy seed paste) & Jhinge-Aloo Posto (Potato-Ridge gourd in poppy seed paste)
18. Kumror Choka/chakka - A Pumpkin delight
19. Bengali Winter Vegetable Medley/Charchari
20. Patol Posto (Parwal/pointed gourd in poppy seed paste)
21. Lau Ghanto ( Dry bottle gourd curry) & Lau-er Khosa charchari (A medley of pumpkin & bottle gourd peel)
22. Sorshe Sim (Flat beans in mustard seed paste)

23. Lau Kasha (Masaledar Lau/bottle gourd in spicy gravy)
24. Palong Shak-er Dalna(Bengali Spinach, potato & Peas meadley)
25. Peper Ghanto (Raw papaya Curry)

26. Masala Aloo-Begun(Aloo-beaingan in Bengali style)
27. Dudh-Lau(Bottle Gourd cooked with milk) and Lau-er Tarkari (vegetable medley with bottle gourd)
28. Kanchkalar Kofta Curry( Kofta made with green banana, in a curry)
29. Pyajkoli-aloo Dum (Dum aloo with spring Onion)
29. Shukto (A unique bitter preperation from Bengal)
30. Lau Shukto (A bitter preperation with bottle gourd and bitter gourd
31. Paneer & Mix-veg Jalfraizee
32. Potoler Dorma(Stuffed parwal/pointed gourd in thick onion-tomato gravy)
33. Niramish aloo-begun-capsicum tarkari(no onion-garlic, potato-brinjal-capsicum curry)
34. Daler Vada'r Jhol (Lentil vada curry
35. Narkel diye Chichingey Chhenchki (Snake gourd dry curry with coconut)
36. Daler Bora'r Jhol(bengali lentil vada curry)  
37. Mishti Kumro r Aloor Dom (Sweet pumpkin & potato curry)
38. Patoler Narkel Charchari(Stir fried parwal/pointed gourd with mustard & coconut paste)

39. Chingri mach diye Phulkopir dalna(potato-cauliflower curry with prawns
40. Doi Sorshe Phulkopi (cauliflower with yoghurt/dahi & mustard gravy
41. Phulkopi-Aloo Charchari
42. Mochar Ghanto ~ A bengali delicacy of Banana Blossom
43. Lau-er Khosha Charchari(bottle gourd peel dry dish
44. Niramish kanchkalar kofta curry(green banana kofta curry, no onion-garlic
45.  Masala Puri & Runny Potato Curry, Kolkata Food Joint style
46.  Doi Begun(Brinjal slices dipped in seasoned yogurt)
47. Niramish Aloo'r Dom  
48. Lau Moong(Bottle gourd cooked with yellow lentil/split green gram dal)  
49. Shalgam Chenchki (a dry dish of shalgam/kohlrabi in bengali style)
50. Shukto (mom's recipe, ghati style)
51. Chichingey or Snake Gourd Posto with potato and onion
52. Niramish Echor O Matar Daler Kofta Curry (Jackfruit and yellow dal kofta curry)

Side Dish (Non-vegetarian):


1. Kochu chingri (Shrimp with arbi/taro root)
2. Lau chingri (Shrimp with bottle/white gourd)
3. Tilapia Macher Jhal (Fish in mustard seed gravy)
4. Macher Dimer kalia(Curry with fish roe)
5. Sorshe Ilish(Hilsa fish in mustard gravy)
6. Tarkari diye Macher Jhol  (Bengali fish curry with mixed vegetables)
7. Doi Maach (Rohu fish cooked with yogurt)
8. Posto Rui  (Rohu fish with poppy seed paste
9. Macher Keema(Minced fish cooked with potato)
10. Chingri macher Kalia(Shrimp Kalia
11. Chingri Macher Malaikari  (prawn cooked in coconut milk)
12. Kumro Patay Chingri Mach Bhape - Prawns steamed inside Pumpkin Leaves
13. Ol-Chingrir Dalna (Shrimp & elenphant foot yam Curry)
14. Dhania-nariyel Machchi in Microwave(coconut-coriander Fish curry)
15. Narkel dush diye Sorshe Ilish (Hilsa cooked in mustard seed & coconut milk gravy
16. Prawn Dumpukht
17. Phulkopir-chingrir dalna(potato-cauliflower curry with prawns)
18. Tomato Maach (fish cooked in tomato gravy
19. Pui Saag Ilish macher matha diye(Malabar Spinach with Hilsa fish head )
20.  Loitta macher Jhol(Bomaby Duck curry) O Loitta macher Jhuri bhaja(Dry Bombay Duck)
 21. Chingri Macher Dum/Dum Chingri(Tiger Prawns cooked in Dum Style
22. Rui macher nawabi kalia
23. Tangra Macher Tel Jhal 
24. Machcha Besara ~ An Oriya Fish Delicacy
25. Dum Chingri(Tiger Prawns cooked in dum style)
26. Pabda Macher Sorshe Jhal (Pabo catfish in mustard gravy)
27. Bhapa Rui or Steamed Rohu  
28. Mourola Macher Sukno Jhal (a dry preperation of small fish
29. Dhonepata Sorshe Ilish (Hilsa fish cooked with fresh coriander leaves and mustard paste) 
30.  Chingri Diya Chalkumro Ghonto (Ash gourd cooked with medium prawns)
31.  Bata macher Posto Jhal (Small Labeo bata Fish cooked with Poppy seed paste)
32.  Chingri macher bati Charchari ~ an exotic Bengali Delicacy


1. Jhatpat Murgi (Easy breezy chicken curry)
2. Chatpata chicken (chicken in a spicy tangy sauce)
3. Chicken Jalfraizee
4. Chicken Chaap (A chicken speciality of Bengal
5. Dak Bunglow Chicken Curry and Dak Bunglow Chicken fry  
6. Chicken Rezala ~ Bengal's Favorite
7. Country Captain Chicken - A British Era bengali dish

8. Chicken Xacuti ( A Goan Delicacy) with Goan Coconut rice
9. Chettinad Black Pepper Chicken ( A Chettinad prepration)
10. Murg Malai Kabab/Chicken Malai Tikka
11. Doi O Kanchalanka Murgi(Chicken cooked with curd and green chilli)
12. Kolkata style Chicken Biriyani 
13. Chicken kasha (dry style of chicken curry)  
14. Murgir Posto Malaikari (Chicken cooked with coconut milk and poppy seed)
15. Dhonepata Chicken (chicken cooked with fresh coriander leaves paste) 
16. Capsicum Chicken


1. Tomato Mutton
2. Pathar mangshor Jhol (Bengali Goat meat curry)
3. Kasha Mangsho(slow-cooked mutton bengali way)
4. Mutton Korma (A spicy & juicy Goat meat curry


1. Dimer Jhol (Bengali egg curry)
2. Dimer Kalia (Bengali egg curry with thick gravy)

Rice/Pulao/Biriyani :
1. Bengali sweet pulao
2. Bengali Khichudi 

3. Nabaratna Shahi Khichdi
4.  Restaurant Style Chicken Biriyani 
5. Flavourful Vegetable Pulao in Microwave 
6. Kolkata style Chicken Biriyani 
7. Bengali Vegetable Pulao 
8. One-pot Chicken Biriyani 
9. Coriander Rice/Dhonepata Rice

Indian Bread :

1. Beetroot Chapati 
2. Radhaballavi/dal puri (Deep-fried bread stuffed with lentil-Bengali cuisine)
3. Karaishutir Kachori(deep fried bread stuffed with fresh green peas-Bengali cuisine)

4. Atta, Oats & spring onion Paratha (Indian fried flatbread made with wheat flour, oats & spring onion)
5. Luchi 
6. Paneer Paratha(Indian flatbread stuffed with cottage cheese
7. Methi Onion Garlic Paratha
8. Mishti Aloor Paratha(Stuffed sweet potato paratha
9. Masala Puri  
10. Bengli Tinkona parota/paratha 

Chutney :

1. Tomato O kacha aamer chutney(tomato & green mango chutney)
2. Anarasher Chutney (Sweet & Sour Pineapple chutney)
3. Tomato-Apple Chutney
4. Green Mango Chutney (kacha aamer chutney)
5. Chaltar Ambol (Sweet & Sour elephant apple chutney)

Sweets/Dessert :

1. Patishapta Pitha(pancake stuffed with coconut filling)
2. Gurer Payesh (Rice kheer with palm jaggery)
3. Rasmalai (Rasgulla in thick milk sauce)
4. Narkel Naru/soft coconut Laddoo (coconut laddoo)
5. Misti Doi (sweet yoghurt)
6. Aam Kheer (Mango in thickened milk)
7. Malpoa
8. Tutti Frutti Sandesh (Sweetened Indian Cottage Cheese balls)
9. Phirni (Thickened rice-nut pudding)
10. Kalakand (sweet made with Indian cottage cheese)
11. Dudh Puli Pithe(A speciality made during Makar Sankranti
12. Semiya Kheer gur diye(vermicelli kheer with palm jaggery
13. Gokul Pithe  
14. Aam Doi(baked) 
15. Narkel Totki/Coconut Sandesh
16. Tal'er Bara(Sweetened fritters of Asian palm)
Thursday, March 31, 2011 / by / 12 Comments


  1. This summary is a great help for me. Just now cooked the Rui posto.

  2. Thanks for putting them together like this :)

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