A simple quick afternoon snack. It is quite popular with kids!
This is a typical everyday dish, and is a favorite to shukti(uncooked dry fish) fans. However, many people do not like the strong smell of the uncooked dry fish, but I LOVE shutki, so I had to share this recipe I have collected recently from my friend, Bina :)
I have never had this recipe, although I have had potato and egg mashes separately. I can only imagine how tasty the eggs and potatoes would be together!It is easy to make, especially when you do not like cooking.
Aloo Bhorta is a very traditional food item in the Bengali cuisine. I love making it on days when I do not feel like cooking. It is spicy, and great to have with steaming plain white rice. I also like having it with Masoor Dal.
Daata Aloo Bhaji is an everyday side dish that is not very spicy, but is rather quite light. It is healthy and easy to make. The bhaji is eaten with plain white rice or plain rootis. I personally like to mix in a bit of dal with rice :)
Aloo Paratha is delicious and is quite easy to make. It is a favorite to "aloo" lovers and it tastes great with ghee or butter spread. It can be eaten by itself. However, it is usually eaten with curry or bhaji.
Bitter Gourd fry or Korolla Bhaji is an extremely healthy meal, especially for those suffering from diabetes. It is of course bitter, but I would say it is quite tolerable. Many people have it as a medicine. It is served with plain white rice. People eat this as medicines
This is an ever popular dish hailing originally from West Bengal but equally appreciated by Bengalis from the eastern part as well. This is a dish that is eaten all season but especially during summer. Posto, the key ingredient in this dish helps your body rest and helps in getting a good sleep. It is a delicious dish to eat but simple and easy enough to cook.
Data is a stem like common everyday vegetable in the Bengal. It is cut into slices as long as French fries. The Chingri Data Aloo Curry is not difficult, and is slightly spicy. The taste of fried shrimps with aloo and data is quite exquisite. It is eaten with plain white rice.
Raw bananas, potatoes and dal are few the ingredients in the Bengal that can be cooked in so many different ways. This chop makes a great snack or lunch meal, especially for school kids. It is served with ketchup.