Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sorshe Chingri | Prawn In Mustard sauce (Tawa Method)

Good Evening Friends !  Here is time to share one more traditional Bengali recipe of prawn or shrimp. Who does not love prawn? I think everyone. Kids are always happy to have prawn too. And Bengalis are all time food lovers. So in there food list prawn plays an important role too. You will laugh to here that prawn signifies one specific culture of Bengalis. "Ghoti" means the water pot , it is called to them who were living in west Bengal before the partition in Bengal. So earlier when any football match has been occurred with East Bengal , ghotis were present with there prawn symbol and East Bengalis were presents with the symbol of Hilsha Fish. Can you believe ? Yes its true. But It is just historic now we all are same .

Anyway lets starts about the prawn recipe. It is really a tempting , easy fish recipe I ever like. It has two directions to prepare. One is called Chingri Bhape and another one the simple kadai or tawa method.
In Bhape method it has to be keep in a tifin carrier with lid and heat into the steam of rice or pressure cooker. But today sharing the simple one follow the instruction exactly how to make it...Hope you will love it with Plain rice or Jeera rice. A typical Bengali food from my kitchen.

Sorshe Chingri / Prawn In mustard sauce

Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 10 mins
Serve : 4

Ingredients :

250 grms Prawns (devein and marinate with little salt and turmeric powder)
3 tbsp Mustard powder (readymade or mustard seeds paste)
1 tsp Jeera powder
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
2-3 Green chili Slit
1/2 tsp Onion seeds
4 tbsp Mustard oils
salt to taste
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder

Cooking Method :

Make a paste of mustard powder,turmeric powder,red chili powder,jeera powder.
Heat 2 tbsp oil in a tawa fry marinated prawns little.
Now add one tbsp oil again to it .
Add green chili and onion seeds , when starts to splutter
Add the paste and shimmer the gas.
Wait until oils comes out then add fried prawns / shrimps and salt.
Cover for 1 mins.
And lastly add 1 tbsp raw mustard oil to it and cover again.
Serve with warm plain rice or Jeera rice.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Chole Masala | Spicy Bengal Gram

Chole masala here I am telling about the small size chole or bengal gram only. I think you all are known about this healthy bean. It is easily available in any shop or market. And many more about this , it can be consumed in many ways... You can take everyday after soaking into water . This gives much more energy to your body. Now with this bean if you are making any dish of course it will be a great nutritious dish for your family too. The children who are not eating raw bengal gram, they must be taken if you are serving like a vegetable dish to them. So try this simple healthy recipe with chapathi/roti or rice.

In a brief description about nutrition it is a good source of Folate which is very important for pregnant women too. As well as it has a very high level of iron . Its very good for any diabetic patients too. It has protein,calcium and Vitamin A too. So in over all it is a healthy beans for everyday life.

Chole Masala

Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins.
Serves : 2

Ingredients :

2 Cups Bengal (Gram small sized, soaked into water)
2 Medium Onion finely chopped
2 Tomato grated
2 tbsp garlic paste
1 tbsp Jeera powder
2 tbsp Coriander powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tbsp roasted jeera powder
1 tsp dry mango powder
1 Small sized lemon
4 tbsp coriander leaves
4 tbsp oil
salt to taste

Cooking Direction :

Heat oil in a pressure cooker.
Add onion ,fry until clear.
Add garlic paste and saute a little.
Add grated tomato,jeera powder,coriander powder,dry mango powder,red chili powder and saute until oil comes out.
Now add soaked bengal gram and cook for two minutes.
Adjust salt and mix little warm water to it.
Cover with pressure cooker lid and cook up to 7 whistles.
Do not open until steam gone.
Before serving add roasted cumin powder,lemon juice and coriander leaves.
Serve with roti or rice.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Chanar Dalna | Paneer Curry (Homemade)

Chanar Dalna is one of favorite recipe.I think you are not getting properly that what is Chana? Here Chana means nothing the homemade paneer only. How you are making paneer at home that is exactly. In previous Bengal we did not have  chances to buy paneer/cottage cheese from market. So homemade chana/paneer was the only way to make this traditional dish.Still there is tradition to have this delicacy in some auspicious occasions in Bengal. But it is almost different from the market bought , looks wise , taste wise too. Healthy and tasty combination of vegetarian recipe which you ever get in one recipe. So try this tempting dish .

As per nutritional value homemade paneer is more beneficial than market bought as it is more hygienic too.
It is good source of Protein,Vitamin B12, Calcium and Vitamin D too.

Chanar Dalna | Homemade Paneer Gravy
Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serve : 2

Ingredients : 

To make Chana/Paneer Balls  :

2 Cups Homemade Paneer (Made from 1.5 ltr milk + 1 lemon)
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder
3/4 tsp cardamom powder
1 pinch Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder
2 tbsp Maida/flour
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar

To make Dalna/Gravy :

1 Cup Potato Cube
2 Tomato grated
1 tsp Ginger grated
1 Bay leaf
1 tsp Jeera powder/ Cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder(cinnamon powder,green cardamom powder)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying + Gravy

Cooking Direction :

Take one bowl mix all the ingredients of paneer balls and prepare 4 balls out of these paneer.
Heat oil in frying pan.
Fry them until light brown.
Keep aside.
Fry potato cubes with little salt and turmeric powder.
keep aside.

Now put 2 tbsp oil a kadai or rest of the oil ,add bay leaf.
Add grated ginger and tomato saute a little.
Add rest of the dry masala and cook until oils come out.
Now add little water to it and bring it to boils .
Add fried potato and paneer balls .
Switch off the flames.
Serve with plain rice.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Laau er Ghanto | Lau ki Sabji | Bottle Gourd Curry (Dry)

One more traditional Bengali recipe which was missing in my cooking blog. A typical famous Bengali dish which is very common in each of our Bengali house as the season is summer. Why season ? Nothing actually , bottle gourd vegetable is like a very cool one in summer season, so it is very perfect recipe for the summer season. This recipe represents simple, light and healthy too. If you are serving a traditional thali for bengali then you can choose it with typical Bengali moong dal and fishes which you like. And you will rock for the dish. And I believe sometimes eating light is also healthy too.

By the way it is very simple and easy recipe too. if you ask about nutritional value of bottle gourd then it has enough source of vitamin C and Zinc. Cholesterol and Fat free vegetable it is actually. Good source of Calcium. So try this recipe and serve with plain rice and dal.

Bottle Gourd Curry | Laau er Ghanto

Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation time : 10 mins
Cooking time : 20 mins.
Serves : 2 - 3

Ingredients :

1 medium size Bottle Gourd / Laau Chopped (small sized)
4 Green Chili Slit
1 tsp Cumin seed/ Sada jeera
1/2 tsp Onion seeds/ Kalo Jeera
3/4 tsp fenugreek seeds/ Methi dana
1 or 2 Bay leaf
1/2 tsp Jeera powder
1 pinch Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
1 Handful coriander leaves (Finely chopped)
1 Cup Bori (Urad dal Bori) Fried and Crushed
2 tbsp Oil

Cooking Direction :

Heat Oil in a Kadai.
Add cumin seeds,onion seeds,methi seeds, and bay leaves.
When started to splutter , add chopped bottle gourd .
Add little salt and turmeric powder and mix well.
Cover and cook until become soft .
Add cumin/jeera powder and mix well.
When cooked adjust salt and sugar.
Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves,green chili and Bori on it.
Serve with plain rice and dal.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Chirer Polau | Poha

Friends I know I am very irregular . Do not know why it is happening with me,not getting enough time to write for my blog. Can not share more and more recipes with you as I did earlier.Cannot communicate with you too. I miss those days. Still trying to get involve with my lovely work , with my happiness.
Anyway, here I am again with another snack recipe which is called Poha basically but in Bengal we call it Chirer Polau. Chire means rice flakes and Polau/Pulao means a mixture with vegetables and masala. But sill it is a light snack which is healthy too. My recipe represents the Bengali version with little change. I hope if you follow my way you will love it. So try once as I prepare.
Its very simple. I added vegetables whatever I had in my pantry. So you have also a choice about vegetables.

To some extent its nutrition value is higher too. Rice flakes carries a large amount of calcium,carbohydrates, and protein. It has good quantity of iron. So it can prevent iron deficiency. And after adding vegetables and peanuts more vitamin and minerals are available from this recipe too. More and more it is quick breakfast option in healthy categories.

Chirer Polau / Poha
Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves : 2

Ingredients :

2 Cups Rice Flakes / Chire (cleaned,sieved and marinate with little sugar)
1/2 Cup Carrots chopped thin sliced
1/2 Cup Beans chopped
1/2 Cup Potato Cubed small
1/2 Cup Green Peas (soaked in hot water)
2 Green chili finely chopped
1 Onion finely chopped
1 inch Ginger grated
2 tsp Coriander leaves finely chopped
3/4 th garam masala powder (cinnamon,green cardamom,cloves)
1 Bay leaf
1/2 Cup peanuts fried in oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of turmeric powder
salt to taste
sugar to taste
4 tbsp white oil
1/2 tsp pure ghee

Cooking Direction :

Heat oil in a pan.
Add bay leaf .
Now add potato, carrot,beans one by one .Fry them a while and keep aside.
Then fry onion until soft add ginger and fried vegetables too.
Add turmeric powder.
Add green chili and chire or rice flakes and mix them well.
Add green peas and fried peanuts.
Add  garam masla ,ghee and salt to taste
Sprinkle lemon juice and coriander leaves.
Serve immediately.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Calzone Pockets | An Italian Snacks

Have you ever tried this fabulous Italian Snack Calzone Pockets ? Its just yumm... Calzone means stockings which is an Italian filled oven bread,shaped as a folded pizza. Sandwich sized calzone made me just wondered instead of pizza nowadays. Its tangy sweet tastes are really awesome. And I hope its a lovable snack to everyone. Though it has so many variation country wise. Still its mouthwatering.

I prepared it with my style. And homemade version was hit in my house too. It becomes a tremendous recipe for my whole family. First of all I tasted it in Domino's . Then I had curious about to make it at home. So I tried and my experience was awesome. Full of cheese,sauce and paneer stuff was just lip-smacking.
Kids to oldies everyone will love it definitely. So try this snack at your home make a super duper wonders for your  family.

As you are making at home so it can be said its healthy than the shop one too. So why late ? Try this...

Calzone Pockets 
Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 30 min
Serves : 4

Ingredients :

 For Stuffing :
1 Sliced Onion
1/2 tsp garlic chopped
1 medium size Capsicum chopped
1 Paprika chopped
1 Cup Paneer cubes
2 tbsp maida
1/2 Cup milk
1/2 Cup Cheese grated
2 tbsp Mayonnaise
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp Butter
Salt to taste

For Base :

2 Cups Maida
2 tsp Dry yeast (soak into lukewarm water for 5 mins.)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Cooking Direction :

For making Stuff :

Heat butter in a pan.
Add onion garlic and saute a little.
Add capsicum and paprika and saute a little.
Add paneer and fry them for a while.
Now sprinkle maida/flour,milk,grated cheese,oregano,black pepper and salt and mix them well.
Bring it to boil.
Now add mayonnaise,mix well and keep aside.

For Making Pockets :
Calzone pockets collage

Put maida in a bowl.
Add all other ingredients and knead into a soft dough with enough water.
Cover the dough with wet cloth and allow it to make doubles in volumes.
Again press a little and divide into 2 equal portions.
Roll each portion into a circle and cut from the medium portion.(as shown in the collage pic.)
Put little portion of the stuff on the 1/2 parts of the base.
Add little more grated cheese to make extra cheesy.
Fold it as shown in pic.
And seal the edges of the pockets firmly.
Prick both sides of the pockets.
Bake @200 c for about 10 mins.
Sprinkle little salt and oregano top of the pockets to add more flavor .
Serve immediately .

Monday, April 28, 2014

Echorer Kofta Curry | Raw Jackfruits Balls in Gravy

Today sharing one delicious vegetarian recipe which is very tasty and grand too. It is really a nice choice for any home party or vegetarian party. This dish I hardly prepared because as it is little time consuming. But who cares if it is worthy to serve for any guests. But I am sure you will love it as it is rich in taste and texture. A shahi delicacy will be watering your mouth.  This goes very well with plain rice and chapathi too.
So try this recipe within this season as raw jackfruit is now easily available in market.

As per nutrition value raw jackfruit consists of high level of vitamin C,Vitamin A,iron and calcium too. It is cholesterol free too. So more or less it is healthy too.

Echorer Kofta | Raw Jackfruit Balls

Recipe By : Nabanita Das
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serve : 3

Ingredients :

For Koftas /Balls :
4 Cups Echore / Raw Jackfruits - Cut into medium size cubes(bolied with turmeric powder and salt)
1 Medium size boiled potato
2 Tomato chopped
2 Green chili chopped
2 2"cinnamon sticks crushed
2 Green elaichi/cardamoms crushed
2 cloves crushed
2 Onions medium size finely chopped
1 tsp Ginger paste
2 tsp garlic paste
1 tsp Cumin powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp turmeric powder
Oil for frying

For Gravy :
2 Tomato grated
3 tbsp Mustard Oil/White oil
2 Red Chili Whole
1 tsp Crushed Garam Masala (cinnamon+cloves+green cardamoms)
2 Bay leaves
2 tbsp cashew paste
1 tbsp raisin paste
1 pinch Asafoeatida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Red chili Powder
2 tbsp Coriander leaves finely chopped

Cooking Directions :

Heat oil in pan.
Add crushed garam masala.
Add onion,ginger and garlic ,saute a little until raw smell goes.
Add tomato and fry again.
Add boiled raw jackfruit cubes and fry until cooked all.
Add cumin powder,coriander powder,garam masala powder,turmeric powder,salt to taste and fry .
When done switch off gas and  keep aside .
Add mashed potato and adjust salt.
Prepare 6 balls out of them. 
Heat oil in a kadai.
Fry them with little maida or flours.
Keep aside.

Now to make gravy-

Heat oil in a pan.
Add bay leaf,crushed garam masala,red chili,asafoetida .
Add chopped tomato grated, saute a little.
Add cashew and raisin paste,and all dry spices except garam masala powder.
Add salt and fry until oils come out.
Add 1 cup warm water and adjust salt.
Add prepared koftas .
Sprinkle garam masala and coriander leaves .
Allows standing time and serve with your choice. 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Tangra Macher Jhal | Tangra Fish Curry

After a long break I am here again. Friends it was very difficult time for me. I was too busy and could not continue my blog post thoroughly. New place made me very fussy and busy too. Some alterations and changing environment made me uncomfortable too. Anyway i am here again. And of course I think it is another lovable innings for me again.
Lets share me another Bengali delicacy of fish. Tangra fish one more tasty and healthy fish which has really some tempting preparations in Bengali's basket. Before some years I can say i would not like to it this fish . But now this is my fab and hit list fish only. I am very happy to share this recipe as it is easily available in Pune too. Me and my son liked it so much.Its textures is just wonderful. One red curry of tangra fish is just marvelous and tasty too. With warm rice this curry goes very nice.

Tangra fish as some nutrition benefits too like it is full of vitamin C,Vitamin A,Calcium and iron too.

Tangra Macher Jhol

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serving :2

Ingredients :

4 pcs tangra Fish (marinate with salt and turmeric powder)
6 tbsp oil(mustard oil)
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp Red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 big Tomato (grated)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
3-4 green chili slited
1/2 tsp onion seeds
Salt to taste

How to cook :

Heat oil in a pan
Fry marinated fishes and keep aside
Soak dry spices without onion seeds in water
Add onion seeds in rest of the oil
Add green chili and tomato puree to it
Add soaked spices and stir until oil separated
Now add 1 cup warm water to it
Add fish and cook 2 mins.
Adjust salt .
Sprinkle coriander leaves to it
Serve hot with warm rice.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Announcing FR Event For The Month Of February -2014

Dear Friends I am Really Happy to Announce about The FR Event for the Month of February which is organised by Swathi the owner of Zesty South Indian Kitchen. Its my pleasure to host her Event too. Basically FR Event consists "Favorite Recipe Event". In this month it is categories by the recipe of "Starters and Snacks". Thanks Swathi to give me this wonderful Chance at all.

Here is some Basic Rules about this Event Please consider when linking any recipe for this Event.

  • A linky will be open from 1st of the month to month end. Now it is from February 1st to 28th
  • At least  one new recipes and  two recipes from the achieves. Please update the post with logo or worded link. 
  • Recipe can be  gluten or vegan free.
  • You have to link this announcement post in the recipes; using logo is welcome but not mandatory. 
  • Non-bloggers can also welcome, send me full recipe with a photograph to this e-mail.  (esho.bosho.aahare81[at] ) .
  • Bloggers can link their recipes using the linky tool.Bloggers who find it difficult or find some problem to link can also send &Non-bloggers can send in their recipes to my mail(esho.bosho.aahare81[at]  with the following details-
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Monday, December 30, 2013

Announcing Foodabulous Fest Event Series For the Month Of January-2014

Wishing a Very Very Happy New Year to all of My Friends and Family. 
Happy New Year 2014
India a country of Festivals or Utsava. You cannot think India without Festivals or Utsava. Utsava which comes from the Sanskrit Language. If we split the word we will get two words like Ut and Sava. Here Ut means "Removal" and Sava means "Wordly Sorrows or Grief" . From this we are easily getting the actual reason or meaning of festivals in India. Its really amazing to imagine that from the ancient age we Indian are so devine in nature. Here Utsava or Festivals signify all the festival regarding Rituals, Cultural or Socialism . Utsava or Festival brings the Positive energy to all our life too. With our Cultural and Traditional ways Festival without Food is just unimaginable. So where is Festival there is Foods too. Above all foods are also selected simultaneously related to the festivals and seasons. Its really encouraging to all food lovers. I feel Proud to be an Indian.

Now I must Thank to Preeti (Owner of for giving this opportunity to host the event of 1st month of the New Year 2014.  It hopes a Positive starting for the new year to me. I appreciate Preeti for the Lovely Idea about events of amazing India.

To know more please follow the instructions thoroughly :

"FoodabulousFest" is origin from (food +fabulous + festivals) where we can prepare fabulous food for specific festivals and special days to celebrate. It’s a monthly series which celebrate every month with monthly festivals and special day. 
In Jan month, there are number of festivals which celebrate in India. Here is list of some festivals and special days which celebrate in January.

New Year- 1 Jan
Ganga Sagar Snan-  14 Jan
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti- 7 Jan
Pongal- 14 Jan
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi- 11 Jan
Magh Bihu- 14 Jan
Swami Vivekanand Jayanti- 12 Jan
Paush Purnima- 16 Jan
Lohri- 13 Jan
Agni Utsav (Orissa)- Jan
Makara Sankranti/ Uttarayan- 14 Jan
Sakat Chauth- 19 Jan
Kenduli Mela- 14 Jan
Republic Day- 26 Jan

Rules For the Event :
·                     The event runs through the month of Jan (1st Jan– 31stJan).
·                     Any course of meal but related to theme.  Only vegetarian recipes are allowed.
·                     Use linky tools to enter your recipes at the end of post or mail me on (YOUR EMAIL-ID)
·                     You have to follow Simply TADKA via GFC and Facebook.
·                     No archives please, only fresh entries can add during the month of Jan.
·                     Usage of logo is compulsory; it's recommended that you use it as it helps spread the word.
·              The post must to be linked with Foodabulous Fest Event organised by SimplyTADKA and host(Event Announcement Page) by Me(Owner of Esho-Bosho-Aahare), it’s compulsory. 
·                   In case you have a problem using linky tool you can send the details to (your email-id) in the following format using subject line of Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate Jan’14 Series. You’re Name, Email- id, Blog Name, Blog URL, Recipe Name, Recipe URL, Picture (300px). 
·              For the Non-Blogger: You can share your recipe with details and pictures to Your Email-id in the following format using subject line of Foodabulous Fest- Celebrate Jan’14 Series.
·                     You will post the round up within ten days after the event gets over.

Looking forward for the lots of recipe for Month of Jan’s celebrations, Join us in my Blog 

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