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!

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.

Bhapa Ilish Shorshe Diye | Steamed Hilsa in Mustard Paste (Bengali Fish Recipe)

meet hilsa (Ilish), the beloved fish that connects Bengali to its root every once a year. Despite its widespread popularity, fresh hilsa comes at a very high price due to its naturally oily texture and its rich, tender flesh. In fact, fresh hilsa can cost upto 1800-2000 rupees a kilo. Also, what’s the mark of a good catch? It says, “the more bones hilsa has, the tastier it is” but, then good luck with trying to remove the nearly-invisible bones that this fish has, its crazy seeing how Bengali’s are so patient with this particular fish that has gazillions of fish bones in it but then after all, at the end of everything it all comes down to its heavenly delicious taste that is cooked in mustard and curd paste that adds rich and the perfect sharp pungent flavor to your dish for your morning lunch while its drizzling outside . A very rich and popular Bengali recipe of cooking Hilsa is Bhapa Ilish when cooked with curd, green chilies, mustard oil and mustard seeds, its combined flavor adds a very powerful and strong pungent flavor and aroma which is so powerful that it can make your tummy thunder in hunger and make you forget all your pain while you enjoy relishing this cuisine on the dining table! No Kidding!

Rui Macher Tel Jhal|Rui Macher Kalia -Rohu Fish Curry (Bengali Recipe)

This food recipe is simply mind-blowing and deliciously rich in flavor and spices, the curry is medium spicy and the fish is fried in the beginning and later cooked in the gravy taste simply sweet and delicious, basically it is a recipe God has made to satiate your fish cravings on any week days to bless your taste buds, this fish curry definitely has a separate fan base, cooked in every Bengali households and on special Bengali occasions, by just looking at this fish curry recipe being cooked in the kitchen will make your stomach growl and mouth-water. It is so scrumptious!

Niramish Aloo Potoler Rasa|Aloo Parwal Veg Curry Recipe (Bengali Style)

“Aloo Potoler Rasa” is a very common and famous Bengal recipe, this recipe is very delicious if, you are planning to go vegetarian it’s a must have recipe to taste then. The curry “rasa” is very rich and spicy in its flavor, the Potols and Aloos (pointed gourd and Potatoes) are properly fried in a heated oil before cooking in a thick gravy and served hot with rice, luchi, parathas or (moodi for breakfast)

Indian Style Chicken Drumstick Curry -Best Chicken Leg Recipe

Sunday doesn’t feel like Sunday if there’s no Chicken involved, I mean – cooked at home, duh!Typical non-vegetarian’s. So on Saturday night when mom asked me what she should be cooking on this Sunday except for the usual, I instantly demanded her to make chicken thigh leg curry or in better words “Chicken Drumstick Curry”, sounds better, isn’t it? So, a Chicken Drumstick is the lower part of the chicken leg, very succulent similar to the chicken breast and curry is an Indian style recipe where we cook the chicken with all the easily available Indian spices at home.