Lobongo Lotika | Traditional Bengali Dessert

Lobongo Lotika (Bengali: লবঙ্গ লতিকা) a.k.a. Lavang Latika or Laung Lata is a traditional recipe of Bengal prepared especially on festivals. This tantalizing dish coated with sugar syrup, crusty from outside made using all-purpose flour, and stuffed with mawa and dry fruits and with a clove on top is loved by all. It exemplifies the opulent side of the Indian cuisine. It’s also pretty famous … Continue reading Lobongo Lotika | Traditional Bengali Dessert

Sorshe Ilish: Hilsa in mustard gravy at Bijoli Grill, Banaga Bhavan, New Delhi

Dine Out | Bijoli Grill, New Delhi

Sorshe Ilish (Hilsa with mustard gravy) is an authentic Bengali dish made with mustard seed paste. It’s a traditional Bengali dish. The dish is popular among the people in West Bengal and Bangladesh. Nothing is more blissful than a plate of steamed rice with ilish fish with mustard gravy. The flavour of mustard and the taste of ilish is just made for each other. Anyone fond of fish, will truly obsess over the Ilish for the rest of their lives. Continue reading Dine Out | Bijoli Grill, New Delhi

Bhoot Chaturdashi | Bengali Halloween

Ghosts are an important part of the folklore, and form an integral part of the socio-cultural beliefs of the people living in the geographical and ethno-linguistic region of Bengal. Popularly known as the Indian Halloween, Bhoot Chaturdashi is observed on the night before Kali Puja. Observed primarily in the eastern parts of India, it is said that on this night the dead walk among the living. The evil spiritual powers are seemingly heightened on this night. In order to keep the evil spirits at bay, people ritualistically observe Bhoot Chaturdashi every year. Continue reading Bhoot Chaturdashi | Bengali Halloween

Jhalmuri | Healthy and Delicious Snack

Jhalmuri (ঝালমুড়ি) is a popular street food in eastern India, especially in West Bengal. It is a great snack food – light, healthy and quick to fix and bursting with flavor. It’s spicy, tangy, crispy, & crunchy! Jhal in Bangla means spicy and Muri is of course the puffed rice and it is made by heating rice in a sand-filled oven. Muri is to rice as popcorn is to corn. Continue reading Jhalmuri | Healthy and Delicious Snack