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I'm a Bengali writing this blog entirely out of passion of sharing authentic (Bengali and other) home recipes with everyone. My sole intention is to share easy and delicious 'homely' recipes that will taste delicious and easy to cook at the same time at home with the ingredients that are always available right in our kitchen. Born and brought up in Mumbai, I'm a student of mass communication. Writing a blog is a part of my hobby. My mom is a great chef, without her guidance and recipes I could have never thought of starting this food blog alone. She is a great help and an inspiration to me always.

Chicken Reshmi Kebab | Restaurant Style Reshmi Kebab Recipe on Gas Stove Tawa

The rich, creamy & smooth texture of Reshmi Kebab as the name suggest is so delicious & lip-smacking that you will think of nothing but Kebabs all day long until you have it again, your craving will still not be satisfied. It is that crazy delicious ! No kidding. Chicken Reshmi Kabab literally means Rasham or Reshmi Murgh Kebab. The word Reshmi means silky smooth and of course it is made with Pieces of Boneless Chicken Breast cut into 2'' tikka size, marinated in a juicy mixture of Curd, Cream, Cashew nuts and Spices and then Grilled in Oven or On Gas Stove. The Marination as I always say plays a huge role in making this delicious Kebab recipe so drool-worthy. The amount of cream, curd & almond paste is what makes the chicken so smooth aka Resham in texture and taste.
Chicken Reshmi Kebab | Restaurant Style Reshmi Kebab Recipe on Gas Stove Tawa

Chicken Tikka Kebab | Chicken Tikka Kebab Without Oven-On Gas Stove Tawa

Chicken Tikka Kebab is an absolutely drool-worthy appetizer that is packed with flavor, no doubt. In fact, Chicken Tikka is a very well known starter or kabab not just in India but world-wide. Yes! that's true. It starts with the boneless chicken pieces marinated in yogurt along with lime juice and aromatic spices, then threaded onto skewers and cooked to create a delicious appetizer. But it's not that easy!
Chicken Tikka Kebab | Chicken Tikka Kebab Without Oven-On Gas Stove Tawa

Chicken Kali Mirch | Black Pepper Chicken Recipe |Murgh Kali Mirch Recipe

Chicken Kali Mirch aka the Indian Black Pepper Chicken curry or Murgh Kali Mirch- hands down is one of the best recipe I had recently.  This is an ultimate chicken recipe you will love to the core, for sure. A very simple & delicious Chicken recipe cooked with freshly crushed Black Pepper, some fresh chilies and yogurt that anyone can make in the kitchen.
Chicken Kali Mirch | Black Pepper Chicken Recipe |Murgh Kali Mirch Recipe

Prawns Steamed in a Mustard Sauce | Shorshe Chingri Bhapa | Steamed Prawns Recipe | চিংড়ি ভাপা

Bhapa Chingri aka Steamed Prawns is a traditional & authentic Bengali Prawns recipe typically cooked in a closed tiffin box. The word ‘Chingri Bhapa’ stands for ‘Steamed Prawns’. In this particular form of cooking the prawns are initially marinated in sorse-posto paste (mustard-poppy seeds paste) and then placed in a tiffin box to be steamed in a hot bubbling water. A very ancient and traditional recipe of Bengal, ‘Chingri Bhapa’ will surely make you smack your lips and lick your fingers clean. So lets get going with today’s finger licking scrumptious Steamed Prawns recipe.
Prawns Steamed in a Mustard Sauce | Shorshe Chingri Bhapa | Steamed Prawns Recipe | চিংড়ি ভাপা

Aloo Mutton Curry | Aloo Gosht Curry Recipe | Mutton Potato Curry | Classic Homestyle Mutton Curry

Mutton is one of the finest & expensive delicacy to enjoy on special occasions & festivals and thus BonGappétit is back with yet another people’s favorite recipe- The Classic Aloo Mutton Curry. Originally cooked on Ramadan, Aloo Mutton is a light and classic mutton jhol (curry) recipe, rich in spices and other health nutrients, more than mutton, potato is the main highlight ingredient of this classic recipe as the name suggests. Its aromatic heavenly flavor is exceptionally delicious and mouth-watering and, the funny fact about this whole recipe is- you won’t actually crave for more mutton pieces on your plate but in fact, it is the curry (or jhol) with the potatoes that will make your mouth drool and tummy growl in hunger.
Aloo Mutton Curry | Aloo Gosht Curry Recipe | Mutton Potato Curry | Classic Homestyle Mutton Curry

Mushroom Chili | Chili Mushroom Gravy Restaurant Style Veg Recipe | मशरुम चिल्ली

Chili mushroom gravy is a very simple, straight-forward and delicious recipe you can cook on such lazy weekends and have an absolute clean break from Indian food menu while keeping your health and taste on priority. Freshly brought button mushrooms are simply fried and tossed in a thick rich and spicy sauce and stirred in an Indo-Chinese style recipe only to give you that perfectly balanced flavor of veggies and mushroom together, so delicious that you will lick your fingers clean.
Mushroom Chili | Chili Mushroom Gravy Restaurant Style Veg Recipe | मशरुम चिल्ली

Chicken Rezala | Kolkata Style Bengali Chicken Rezala Recipe| Best Mild Chicken Curry

Chicken Rezala is a very famous Bengali Chicken Curry recipe. Chicken Rezala is a mild white chicken curry dish with it origin from Mughals, it is a mild chicken curry that is white, unlike other chicken curry dishes and is extremely flavorful with very delicate flavors. Chicken Rezala is a perfectly balanced dish, it is neither too sweet, sour or spicy in flavor with its smooth creamy texture that goes perfectly well with both rice and roti. The curry’s simple and unique flavor is so delicious and satisfying that it will make your mouth water and tummy growl in hunger.
Chicken Rezala | Kolkata Style Bengali Chicken Rezala Recipe| Best Mild Chicken Curry

How to Brown Onions -2 Ways | Caramelized Onions for Biryani and Pulao | Birista | Fried Onions

Onions are one of the most widely used food items in cooking because of the luscious flavor they add to the dishes. The onions get sweeter as they cook and release a lot of flavor. Also known as Birista or Caramelized onions. Fried onions are widely used in layering Pulao and Biryani recipes, while also using in making delicious gravy's/curry's, it can also used as a 'fried onion paste' accordingly. But, we believe making the perfect fried onions is an art that needs to be followed with certain tips and secret ingredients that we are about to share with you, Shhh! thus we, BonGappétit brings you 2 different methods of making the Perfect Brown Onions for your next Biryani or Pulao recipe.
How to Brown Onions -2 Ways | Caramelized Onions for Biryani and Pulao | Birista | Fried Onions

Dal Makhani -Restaurant Style Recipe Step-by-Step in Detail

It is said that the more slow cooked Dal Makhani is, the better it tastes. In many places, Dal Makhani is slow simmered overnight or for many hours, this slow cooking method thus makes a world of difference to the consistency of the dal. Slow cooking makes the Dal very rich and creamy with its scrumtious finger-licking taste. The fastest way to cook the Dal are in the pressure cooker but make sure that you cook the dal makhani on a low flame for atleast 20-25 minutes once its prepared at the end.
Dal Makhani -Restaurant Style Recipe Step-by-Step in Detail

Prawns Paturi | Chingri Paturi with Bottle Gourd Leaf in Mustard Paste (Bengali Recipe)

Chingri Machher Paturi aka Prawns Paturi is a traditional authentic bengali recipe steamed in a bottle gourd leaf (lau pata) with a splash of mustard oil. The prawns are initially marinated in sorse-posto paste (mustard-poppy seeds paste). The word 'Paturi' derives from the Bengali word ”Pata” meaning leaf. In this particular form of cooking the ingredients are wrapped in leaves and cooked in steam or by roasting the parcel on the griddle. A very ancient and traditional form of cooking in Bengal. Fish Paturi is a very famous type of cuisine in Bengal and thus today's recipe is all about making Prawns Paturi using bottle gourd leaf, you may also use banana leaf, certainly, lau pata (bottle gourd leaf) taste much sweeter and sumptuous than banana leaf, also you the pros of using bottle gourd leaf rather is that you can literally devour the entire Prawns Paturi without leaving a trace on your plate but with banana leaf you can't do the same. So lets get going with today's finger licking scrumptious Prawns Paturi recipe.
Prawns Paturi | Chingri Paturi with Bottle Gourd Leaf in Mustard Paste (Bengali Recipe)

Pyaaz Koli Posto|Potato-Onion flower Stalks Recipe (Bengali Recipe)

Onion flower stalks are not as same as green onions or scallions. In fact, the literal meaning of Pyaaz Koli would be ‘onion Bud’. With its brilliant green color and smooth texture, Aloo PyaazKolir Tarkari tastes just heavenly in winter with a plate of hot plain white rice and dal. Onion flower stalks impart a lovely green color, a nice juicy crunch and a mild sweet flavor from the potatoes to dishes. Pyaz Kali can only be found in markets, in and around Bengal, in winter and is an amazing vegetable. It is the center most stem of an onion plant. At the very end of it, there is a little bud which is packed with onion seeds. Onion Stalks have sturdy stems and the entire stem and the bud are known as Pyaaz Kali in Bengali. My version of this versatile vegetable is extremely simple and can be made within minutes. Albeit, you may cook this vegetable with scrambled eggs with some added garlic and stir fry, our recipe is more on the authentic, simple and original Bengali style of cooking Pyaaz Koli witha sprinkle of Posto (poppy seeds) and Aloo (Potato) for that extra crunch!. So, let’s get started!
Pyaaz Koli Posto|Potato-Onion flower Stalks Recipe (Bengali Recipe)

Veg Mushroom Pizza | Homemade Pizza with instant pizza sauce and bread

Are you keeping up with our recent homemade pizza recipes on Youtube? Last Saturday we posted a video on how to make Simple Homemade Chicken pizza with using instant pizza sauce and bread and we thought why not make the same pizza for the vegetarians out there?! So we came up with our version of making homemade pizza with fresh mushrooms and some basic added vegetables . This recipe is my absolute favorite since I loved the mushrooms & corn combination in my pizza. It's super simple, quick and delicious to sate your cravings at home instantly without burning a hole in your pocket. So here it goes...
Veg Mushroom Pizza | Homemade Pizza with instant pizza sauce and bread

Chicken Pizza | Homemade Chicken Pizza with pizza sauce and bread

Home made pizza is always healthy, yes I said healthy because the way we make it with all the fresh vegetables and chicken, you can always trust your pizza and know what you’re actually putting in your stomach but we also want to make our pizzas to taste delicious and cheesy at the same time so, this is my recipe on “Chicken Pizza” which is very simple, extremely delicious and juicy that can make you forget about having pizzas from outside ever again. No Kidding! All you need is an instant pizza sauce and Pizza bread fresh from bakery, rest everything should already be in your kitchen to make this Pizza. So here it goes...
Chicken Pizza | Homemade Chicken Pizza with pizza sauce and bread

Aloo Saag|Potato Leaves Fry with Prawns -Bengali Recipe

Have you ever had the opportunity to have authentic Potato Leaves in your state/place where you live? My maasi (aunt) lives in West Bengal, Kolkata and this time on my mom's small request ,she genuinely 'parceled' potato leaves (aloo saag) plucked straight from her own farm where she grows all types of different leafy-vegetables on her own, that's just because I wanted to have 'Aloo Saag' from Kolkata and she always sends homegrown leafy vegetables from her farm - sent especially for me since I love having greens on my plate. In Mumbai, we do not get to buy Aloo Saag , its unfortunately not available here and so this time we took this opportunity to blog this recipe and also make an exclusive video on this delicious recipe for you. Honestly, guys it shocks me to see that there's hardly any recipe that you can find on the internet on 'Aloo Saag" and most of the people misinterpret this recipe but here it is the most authentic recipe of 'Potato Leaves- Aloo Saag' you can ever find on the internet.
Aloo Saag|Potato Leaves Fry with Prawns -Bengali Recipe