Bengali Recipe: Catla Posto (Catla Fish with Poppy Seeds)

Catla is one of the most easily available fish and is extremely easy to cook. And since Bengalis love their food cooked with poppy seeds, this recipe turns out to be a gem amongst gems. It uses very less ingredients and the gravy has a lip-smacking mild flavor. Check out the recipe. Ingredients Catla fish…

Chicken Lollipop with Garlic Sauce

Preparing your favorite food is always fun. You order it at restaurants and then you wonder to yourself – what if I could have an endless supply of these forever? And that’s how you get motivated to learn how to make it on your own. Because let’s face it, there’s no other way to have…

Goan Chicken Cafreal Recipe

Last year, I finally had the chance to visit Goa and taste the amazing Goan cuisine. We happened to visit the famous Sharda Classic restaurant in Panjim and one of their most remarkable dish was chicken cafreal. Ever since I got back, I was dying to try it out at home. The genius of the…

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…

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…