Mangalore-Style Chicken Ghee Roast Recipe

This is one of the many gems of South Indian cuisine. I tasted it for the first time in a Mangalorean restaurant and I knew I had to try it at home. So, as soon as I got my hands on mom’s ghee, I prepared it and it was heavenly. Now, calories don’t count when…

Roshun Rui: Bengali Style Garlic Fish

Bengali new year can never be complete without fish. So, here’s a fish recipe which is simple, delectable and gets ready within minutes. Roshun rui essentially translates to ‘garlic rohu’. Rohu is a freshwater fish that’s available almost everywhere in India. You can also try this recipe with Chitol or Catla. But since I’m a…

Traditional Bengali Recipe: Aloo Posto

It’s new year and there’s hardly a Bengali who wouldn’t crave for some lip-smacking aloo posto. Especially for the ones like me who are away from home, anyone offering us some traditional Bengali food sounds like a messiah. While I thought, I’ll try out a buffet in one of the Bengali restaurants, with the past…

Mushroom Pasta in Creamy Red Sauce

Pasta may be an acquired taste for Indians but we just love to indulge in it whenever we get a chance. Over the years, I have seen that most Indians prefer pasta in red sauce than white. I am no exception. I’m not quite sure about the reason but what strikes me is that red…

Mixed Vegetable Curry for Your Lunchbox

Spring’s upon us and soon the best of vegetables will be out of the market. But before that happens, quickly churn out this curry and make the most of it. Mixed vegetable curry is an easy and healthy option for your lunchbox. This curry is a perfect option when you can’t think of anything to…

Simple and Crispy Aloo Paratha Recipe

There’s hardly any Indian who’d not swear by the love of aloo paratha. This is one of the most popular recipe of India and Pakistan. It is simple, delicious and filling. If you love potatoes, this is one recipe you should definitely try. Wheat dough is stuffed with mashed potatoes and spices, and then cooked…

Bengali-Style Crispy Vegetable Chops

Winter is my favourite time of the year, especially because there are a variety of vegetables to choose from. There are carrots, beetroot, beans, turnips, cabbage, cauliflower, and the list goes on. I love to explore the options. But there’s a limit to making mixed vegetable curries. There comes a time when your refrigerator has…

Quick & Easy Egg Masala for a Hassle-Free Dinner

Cooking after a hectic day at office can be such a pain. On top of that, if you have to rush home fast to save yourself from the Bangalore rains or you just get stuck in the middle of nowhere without any means of conveyance, your day doesn’t get worse than that. During such moments…

Bandhakopi Muri Ghonto (Fish Head Curry with Cabbage)

While fish is consumed widely throughout India, only a few communities know how to use the fish head and other discarded parts of fish. Muri ghonto is a traditional Bengali dish. ‘Muri’ is essentially the fish head (Rohu, Hilsa or Catla fish) and ghonto means a mix of various ingredients. Ghonto happens to be an…

Gooey Spinach-Cheese Chicken Patty for Your Burger

Tired of eating the same old burgers from Mc Donalds and Burger King? Try something exotic at home. The patty served inside the burgers in most fast food joints are mostly stale, bland and full of preservatives. As for me, I was tired of tasting the same burgers again and again. So, I decided to…

Quick and Easy Bhapa Maach (Bengali-Style Steamed Fish)

I’m sure you’re familiar with Bengali cuisine and the love for fish that Bengalis have. Since, the blog is called Bong Appetite, I thought about making a start with a Bengali recipe. And what can be a better start than the appetising bhapa maach (steamed fish). Before we begin our gastronomical trip, let me give…