Radhaballabhi with Niramish Alu Dom from West Bengal

Learn to make the Traditional Bengali Special Radhaballabhi / Radhaballavi with Niramish Alu Dom There are moments that are very poignant and feel forever! Some moments appear to have frozen in the time frame and sneak on you when you think you didn’t even remember.  Calcutta has a very fond place in my heart, for the […]

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How to make Bengali Garam Masala and Bhaja Masala

When I started my cooking for BM#39, I started with Bengali dishes. Somehow I have such fondness and enjoy Bengali cuisine. Though I confess I do make it much more spicier than it might be. I don’t know. However I enjoy making it. When it was Dhokar Dalna or the many previous bengali dishes that […]

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S for Sondesh | Sandesh ~ Bengali Sweet

When it comes to sweets, I am not so keen on them. I am more of a savory person than sweets and the only sweets I ever ate were the ones I grew up with, especially the ones that Amma would make it at home. Like the Payasams, Rava Laddoo, Athirasams or even the kesari […]

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Panch Phoran ~ Bengali Spice Mix

Panch phoran is a classic Bengali spice blend typically consisting of five spices in equal measure. From what I hear, this is also used widely in Orissa and Bihar. Panch Phoran also known as panch phoron, panch puran, panchpuran, punch puram, punchpuram The five spices that make up Panch Phoran are: Mustard seed or (rai […]

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