June 25, 2013

Kancha Kolar Kofta


For Kancha( Plantain) kola Koftas:

1. Raw banana or Kancha kola 1 medium size cut into big pieces along with the skins
2. Potato medium size 1 halved with skins
3. Onion 1 medium chopped
4. Green chilies 2 chopped
5. Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
6. Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
7. Salt and sugar as per taste
8. Besan Or gram flour 5-6 tablespoons
9. Vegetable oil for frying

For kofta gravy:

1. Onion 1 medium size boiled and blended
2. Ginger garlic paste 2 teaspoons
3. Tomato 1 large size boiled and blended
4. Potato 1 medium size cut into cubes
5. Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
6. Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
7. Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
8. Salt and sugar as per taste
9. Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
10. Bay leaf 1 large
11.Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
12.Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons
13.Ghee 1 tablespoon


Making Koftas:
1. Boil the raw banana and potatoes together and peel the skins and mashed them. Take a bowl now add all the ingredients except the oil and add the mashed vegetables and make a soft dough.  
2. Now make small balls out of the dough and deep fry them till golden brown and put on a paper towel.
Making the gravy:
1. Now take a non-stick pan and heat oil in it. Fry the Cubed potatoes till light brown and put them on a bowl. Now add the cumin seeds and bay leaf to the oil. When the cumin seeds started crackles add the ginger garlic paste and fry for 2-3 seconds.
2. Now add the boiled and blended onion and some salt & sugar and fry till the onion becomes caramelized. In this time make a paste with turmeric powder, coriander, red chili powder and some salt. When the onion started to change color add the masala paste and fry till oil separates from the masala.
3. Add the blended tomato to the masala and fry for couple of minutes. Add the fried potatoes and mix with the masala very well. Now add 2 cups of warm water the pan and boil the gravy till potatoes are cooked.
4. When the potatoes will be cooked enough add the fried koftas and off the oven. Do not boil the gravy after adding the koftas. Sprinkle some garam masala & ghee and serve with rice or chapaties.

June 18, 2013

Gola Ruti

Makes 8 Gola-Rotis


1. Maida - 1/2 cup
2. Sooji - 1/2 cup
3. Egg - 1
4. Fennel seeds - 1 tablespoon
5. Salt - 1/3 teaspoon
6. Brown Sugar - 3 tablespoons
7. Green chilies - 2 chopped
8. Cilantro chopped - 4 tablespoons
9. Whole or 2% milk 1 cup
9. Vegetable oil of ghee for frying


1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and make a batter like dosa batter and let it stand for 15 minutes.
2. Now heat a large non-stick pan or dosa pan pour 3-4 drops oil and spread the oil all over the pan and pour 1 large spoon full of batter on the pan and spread it all over the pan.
3. Let cook both sides till light brown and take out from pan and serve hot with maple syrup or molasses.

June 13, 2013

Dimer Paturi

Serves 6 people


1. 4 eggs
2. Green chilies 2 finely chopped
3. Black mustard seeds 1 tablespoon
4. Yellow mustard seeds 2 tablespoons
5. Poppy seeds 1 tablespoon
6. Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
7. Salt as per taste
8. Mustard oil 2 tablespoons


1. First take a bowl and break 4 eggs into it and very lightly beat them and keep aside.
Now make a paste with mustard seeds, poppy seeds , green chilies & some salt.

2. Take the lightly beaten eggs and add all the ingredients along with the mustard seed & poppy seeds paste and gently mix them. But do not beat the egg. Just mix it.
3. Preheat the oven on 350 F. Take a  glass baking pan5"/10" and grease the pan with some mustard oil. Pour the egg mixture and place the tray into the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
4. Remove the baking tray and let it set for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes cut the paturi in pieces and serve with steamed rice.
5. You may use tiffin box to make this recipe. Same way grease the stainless steel tiffin box and pour the mixture, close with the lid and put the box into a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 30 minutes on medium high heat.



June 11, 2013

Fulkopi Die Tilapia Machher Jhol


1. Tilapia Fish pieces - 4 to 6
2. Cauliflower - 2 cups big pieces
3. Potato - 1 large cut into length wise pieces
4. Ginger paste - 1 teaspoon
5. Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
6. Cumin powder - 1/3 teaspoon
7. Green chilies - 2
8. Salt & sugar as per taste
9. Panch foron - 1 teaspoon
10.Vegetable or Canola oil - 2 tablespoons


1. Wash the fish pieces and marinate them with salt and turmeric and keep them aside for 15 minutes. In the meantime boil some water with salt and soak the cauliflower pieces into the hot water for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes take the cauliflower pieces out of the water.
2. Now heat oil in a wok and lightly fry the marinated fish pieces and put them aside. Now in the same oil fry the vegetables and put in a bowl.
3. Add 1 tablespoon oil if needed. Now make a paste with ginger paste, turmeric, cumin with little water . Add some panch foron and green chilies to the wok and fry for 1/2 minute. Now add the masala paste to the wok and fry. Add the fried vegetables also into the wok and fry for a while.
4. Now add 1 cup water and the fish pieces and cover the pan and cook on low heat for 15 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked. When the vegetables is cooked enough pour the Jhol in a large bowl.
5. You may garnish with some chopped cilantro and serve with steamed rice.

June 09, 2013

Bandha Kopir Chochhori (Simple Cabbage Curry)


1. Cabbage roughly chopped - 3 cups
2. Eggplant chunks - 1 cup
3. Radish chunks - 1/2 cup
4. Flat bean chunks - 1/2 cup
5. Potato - 1 medium size cut into pieces
6. Salt & sugar as per taste
7. Panch foron 1/2 teaspoon
8. Turmeric - 1/2 teaspoon
9. Green chili whole - 2
10.Vegetable or canola oil - 2 tablespoons


1. Take a pan or wok and heat oil and add panch foron and green chilies to it and fry till the panch foron crackles. When they started crackling add the chopped vegetables without the cabbages and add some salt & turmeric powder and fry for 4-5 minutes.
2. Now add the chopped cabbages and cover the pan and cook on low heat till the vegetables are soft and tender.
3. After 15 minutes open the lid and check if the vegetables are cooked or not. If they are cooked enough add some sugar and higher the heat and fry till all the water which came from cabbage evaporates.
4. When all the water will be evaporated little higher the flame and stir fry the vegetables for couple of minutes and then off the oven.
Serve the simple cabbage curry with dal and rice in lunch.