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February 2021

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

Matar Paneer|No Onion-No Garlic|Creamy Matar Paneer (Jain Recipe)

What is it with having no onion-no garlic on Saturdays? Well, Onion and garlic are categorized as Taamasic in nature, thus today's special recipe is all about making 'Matar Paneer' with no onion and no garlic. This recipe can also be termed as Pure Veg or Jain Recipe. A classic paneer recipe cooked in most of the Indian households especially on religious occasions. So, if you are yet to plan your Saturday evening menu, BonGappétit is back with a brand new veg recipe to make your evening very special. Click on the video above to see our latest recipe on our Youtube channel. Also, don't forget to like, share and subscribe if you loved our recipe. Your kind appreciation will mean a lot to me.
Matar Paneer|No Onion-No Garlic|Creamy Matar Paneer (Jain Recipe)

Chicken Chaska Maska- Creamy Chicken Curry Recipe (Hardeep Punjab- Koliwada Special)

It is said that 'Hardeep Punjab' is truly a Sion legend. The restaurant is very famous for its one special dish - Chicken Maska Chaska. Once you get here in this restaurant, you have to try their authentic and popular Chicken Chaska Maska — a chicken curry dish in white gravy served in a matka (earthen pot) covered with a roti. Its delicious creamy texture mouth licking scrumptious taste offers a wholesome, comfort food experience. This cheesy and creamy starter will melt in your mouth right away. The taste of the chicken is just perfect. Not too light not too heavy. It is just perfect.
Chicken Chaska Maska- Creamy Chicken Curry Recipe (Hardeep Punjab- Koliwada Special)

Paneer Stuffed Capsicum|Cheesy Capsicum Recipe -Veg Starter Recipe

Capsicums are my favorite, they are versatile and very easy to cook hence I often think of making something new with them so this time I wanted to cook for someone who does not eat chicken and mutton, and hence Paneer stuffed capsicum came into the picture. Its cheesy and deliciously cooked paneer mix is so tummy tempting that you will be tempted to lick your fingers clean. Though instead of using a Tandoor or barbecue, I grilled the stuffed peppers in my oven. The recipe uses paneer or cottage cheese as its main ingredients along with other ingredients but I still wonder what will it taste like with some chicken stuffing. Ahem! Ahem!
Paneer Stuffed Capsicum|Cheesy Capsicum Recipe -Veg Starter Recipe

Paneer Tikka Masala- Delicious Restaurant Style Recipe

Paneer Tikka Masala is an Indian cuisine where the Paneer also known as Indian cottage cheese is marinated with other ingredients like Red-Yellow-Green Bell Pepper and onions, later fried and then served in a spiced gravy. It is a vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka masala and I must say being a true non-veg lover, I would still prefer Paneer Tikka Masala over Chicken Tikka Masala anytime. It is that delicious
Paneer Tikka Masala- Delicious Restaurant Style Recipe