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Tasty and healthy noodles for Ramadan

A variety of food can be prepared using noodles. They are often easy to cook and saves time. The following are some recipes that uses Chopstick Instant Noodles.

3d ago

Ramadan delights and curries

When food is correctly seasoned, it always tastes better. After you have mastered the fundamentals of herbs and spices, you will love cooking a lot more. However, a question always arises in today’s market when it comes to buying the right spices that promises quality and freshness.

4d ago

A delightful mix: Shab-e-Barat recipes

Both savoury and sweet foods are served on Shab-e-barat. This tradition is still alive in many households. Here are some easy recipes for great halwas and some savoury dishes.

3w ago

Recipes to celebrate Pahela Falgun

Only the romantic at heart celebrated the arrival of Falgun in yesteryears. This has now become a national celebration. If you are planning to invite friends and family on this joyous occasion, here are some suggestions that will make delightful evening snacks.

Pahela Falgun: Recipes for a celebration

Here are some suggestions that will make delightful evening snacks on Pahela Falgun.

Stew Recipes

During winter, stews, soups, and broth are frequently served as everyone wants a big supper as the temperatures drop. They crave food that will not only keep them warm but also provide the nutrition needed to stave off seasonal illnesses that are so prevalent. While a broth can be compared to a thin soup, a stew has a thicker consistency as the elements — large pieces of vegetables, meat, poultry, or fish—are cooked slowly over low heat. On these chilly January evenings, you can stay warm by making one of these stew recipes below.

Celebrate the end of the year with delicious pithas

Winter in Bangladesh signifies three things; travelling across the country, badminton tournaments in every neighbourhood, and of course mouth-watering pithas to suit just about every palate. There are at least hundreds of different varieties of pithas. Some are associated with the harvest (Nabanna) in winter while some others are prepared on any grand occasions like weddings, Eid or Puja. Some are crunchy, some steamed and others delightfully soaked in sugar, molasses, milk or date palm syrup. Most of them are sweet, though there are some savoury pithas too for those of you who likes things spicy.

Making unique fish dishes for holuds

Tired of the usual fish dishes you see during every wedding? Why not change things up this time and include these fresh new recipes to make sure your, or your loved one’s holud is the one everyone remembers for years to come.

Jaggery recipes to try this winter

Jaggery is a type of unrefined sugar made from palm or sugar cane. It is used extensively in both sweet and savoury dishes across India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. A dash of jaggery when added to vegetables like bitter gourd reduces the bitterness to a great extent. Jaggery is also used in the preparation of cakes, pithas, kheer, etc.

Easy to make Bengali recipes

Food holds a special place in Bengali culture. While we do have our grand dishes, it is the simpler dishes that really steal the show. Not everyone has mastered Bengali cuisine, be it for lack of interest or practice or complexity. And so, the following recipes are just some of the popular dishes that are not only easy to make but also easy on the stomach. Try them out; they will most certainly not disappoint.

Palm Fruit recipes: 6 ways to enjoy taal

Taal (Palmyra Palm) is a quintessential summer fruit for Bengalis. Whether consumed in its unripe form or as the sap of the ripe fruit, taal or palm has a wide range of uses in Bangladeshi cuisine, from simple summer drinks to varied desserts. The following are some recipes that are simple to follow but produce delectable results.   

Delicious meat recipes to try this Eid-ul-Azha

Eid-ul-Azha is just around the corner, and that usually means a refrigerator full of meat for you to cook up a storm. And here are the perfect recipes to accompany you in said cooking adventure.

Welcoming Eid with mouth-watering red meat recipes

Much before Eid-ul-Azha actually arrives, home chefs everywhere start preparing for the food-centred activities as soon as they can. It is no surprise though, as most meat dishes need elaborate prep, and also quite a few ingredients. Here are some you can try this Eid for yourself.

Fruity jams and jellies to preserve summer delights

What is the difference between all the soft and delicious fruit spreads? They all might seem the same but each has different special features, and thus the different names. They are easy to make and hard to resist. There are four main ingredients in all soft spreads: fruit, sugar, pectin and acid. The consistency of soft spreads varies from a firm set for jellies to a soft, honey-like consistency for preserves, and thus require slightly differing prep techniques.

5 easy mango recipes for summer

Mango is versatile fruit and can be used to make delicious dishes and desserts. If you are a mango lover like me, you will love this collection of recipes that include both ripe and green mangoes!

Bengali recipes that are perfect for sehri

Here are some Bengali recipes that you can make for the entire family during Sehri.

A Baishakhi iftar

Iftar on the very first day of Baishakh? A challenging task indeed for anyone who is responsible for planning or cooking the food in the house! Normally, one would consider a dish of panta-ilish, shutki, and different kinds of bhortas.

Make the sauce at home


Deshi snacks for winter

The moment we start boiling water to make our evening tea, our taste buds send signals to the brain, asking for crunchy snacks to go with it! Indeed, if we think about it, many of us probably spend more time preparing and purchasing snacks than in cooking the main meals.

Recipes for the perfect wedding

Kesar badam milk or saffron milk is the best drink ever. This comforting and satisfying milk recipe is so simple to make and its smells as good as its tastes. Badam milk is a healthy and protein packed drink. Badam milk is popularly served during wedding and other special occasions.

Fish, local and gourmet

Fish is and always will be an important part of Bengali culture.

Delicious fish recipes to try at home

Fish dishes are a dime a dozen in a country where it constitutes as one of the main components of its diet. However, there are unique dishes out there, and here are two such recipes.

Sweets for Durga Puja

A name derived from neyy, meaning ghee, and appam, meaning pancake — neyyappam has its origin in South India. It is a sweet dish originally meant as a teatime companion, but is also served as offering in Hindu temples in Kerala.

Must-try hilsa recipes

The season for delectable hilsa is back. For your dinning pleasure, we present two of the most popular dishes made from hilsa. Bhorta, the simpler of the two, is easy on the palate.

Making the perfect Turmeric Latte

For a delicious twist to the turmeric latte, try the following recipe to make so called this elixir for health.

Perfect ways of making and storing Deshi Ghee

Deshi ghee is one of the most easily digestible fats used for cooking, and is also a natural remedy for balancing the heat element of the body.

Kebabs mouth-watering grilled delicacies

The word 'kebab' is derived from an Arabic word 'cabob' which means 'to burn or char'. Most of the famous kebabs like galouti, shami, and kakori originated in the royal kitchens.

Delicious rice recipes for Eid

Rice is a staple in any kitchen and with many different types. It lends itself to a limitless number of recipes. Each type of rice has its own taste, texture and unique properties that work well with different cooking applications. And you can use that variety to your advantage by cooking up simply mouth-watering dishes this Eid.

Flavourful kachchi recipes for Eid

Kachchi biriyani literally means ‘raw biriyani,’ and is also known as ‘kachchi yeqni’ as the unique feature of this preparation is that the raw meat and rice are cooked collectively in steam.

The perfect dynamic duos for your Eid table

BIHARI DUM GOSHT Ingredients ½ kg beef fillet

Dishes with the magic of chilli peppers

Chilli peppers are the fruit of capsicum pepper plants, notable for their hot flavour. They are members of the nightshade family, related to bell peppers and tomatoes.

A festive lunch, or dinner


Dishes that go great with pickles

During the mango season, in summer, in our country, one can see at least two or three glass jars full of pickled raw mangoes maturing in the sun outside many homes. This typical mango pickle is most popular here.


5:00 or 6:00 PM in the evening and you crave something to munch! You can eat it as is or along with delicious dips and sauces. A snack is a portion of food often smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals. You can even serve them as starters or finger foods during a party or festival or along with a meal.

Healthy Desserts

People with diabetes often think they need to totally steer clear of desserts. But, the fact is that while it is important for diabetics to control their calorie and sugar intake, they can still have some aptly prepared desserts, occasionally, in limited quantities.

Iftar recipes using sunflower oil

Sunflower oil is an edible oil extracted from the seeds of the sunflower plant; it is mild, medium yellow coloured and neutral or bland in taste. It also has a pleasant taste and resists developing off flavours.

The benefits of UHT milk

UHT or Ultra-high temperature milk is ultra-pasteurised milk that comes in sterilised containers. It’s real milk, just like the kind you buy chilled in the dairy aisle, but its special pasteurisation and packaging process gives it a shelf life of several months.

Falgun flavours

Nature seems to burst with joy at the arrival of the new season; the trees and plants adorned with leaves anew, with buds blossoming into blooms. The skies are a happy blue, inviting to the soul. The cool and refreshing south west wind begins to blow.

Body warming food for winter

Some foods help in regulating your metabolism and keeping you active and energised through the day by warming your belly and providing comfort. Food that generally contains fat, protein and carbs takes time to digest and so produces heat in the body, which can keep you warm in winter.

Delightful barbeque on chilly evening

Smoky flavour, burnt texture, charred finish, scorched surface, yet soft insides. Either grilled in large earthen oven, an open fire or on a special appliance – all these are known as barbecue.

Seafood for every mood

Seafood is a healthful choice for people of all ages — growing children, pregnant women, active adults, and the elderly. It is an excellent source of lean, high quality, easily digested protein.

A menu for puja festivities

Durga, whose victory over Mahishasur symbolises victory of good over evil, will come and cleanse the earth of all sins; wipe out the tears of the less-fortunate and bring joy and happiness in the lives of all. What it also brings is a variety of mouth-watering dishes — sweet and sour, veg and non-veg, prepared throughout the ten days leading to Bijayadashami.

The versatile palm juice

Palm juice or “taal er rosh” is the sweet sap extracted from the fruit of palm trees during summer. This is a symbolic and well-known food in Bengal. It contains vitamin A, B, C and the elements zinc, calcium, potassium, and iron. It also contains antioxidants.

Tea time nibbles

Who does not enjoy biting into a crunchy cob of corn, roasted on an open fire and drizzled with butter and spices! A squeeze of lemon is must to boost the flavour of this yummy snack, as it helps to highlight the salty and spicy notes well, along with the subtle sweetness of the corn itself.

Eid-Ul-Azha Recipes

Eid is just around the corner, and there is only one thing on everyone’s mind right now; what is going to be on the table for the big day. If you are currently in this dilemma yourself, try out these delicious recipes yourself and really bring out a one-of-a-kind table spread.

The world of delicious small fishes

Many people don’t know that small fishes are a rich source of important micronutrients including iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin A and D, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, as well as high quality protein.

For those special occasions


Eid Snacks

With Eid fast approaching, you know you are in for a treat, as all the main dishes for lunch and dinner will be on form. But what about those moments in-between, when you do feel peckish, but can’t really handle the heavy main dishes?

May 12, 2020
May 12, 2020

Comfort food during Ramadan: Stew and Others

The holy month of Ramadan brings with it a fresh wave of festive cheer. It is a time of self-reflection, to focus on the soul rather than the body and an opportunity to reconnect with our faith.

April 28, 2020
April 28, 2020

Sherbets aplenty

We all make normal lemonade but ever thought of adding cucumber to it? If no then try it now; the drink is so refreshing that if you try once, you will be hooked to it.

March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020

Fish tales

Fish is liked the world over. Aside for their mouth-watering taste, and variety in dishes, they are also an important source of protein and other nutrients. Over 32,000 species of fish have been identified, making them the most diverse group of vertebrates. However, only a small fraction of that number is commonly eaten by humans.

February 25, 2020
February 25, 2020

The perfect meal

A simple and easy recipe of rice tossed with butter and salt, which tastes great with all kinds of meat, fish, daal, and vegetables. Although only a small amount is used, you can actually feel the rich, buttery taste of this preparation.

February 18, 2020
February 18, 2020

Jaggery recipes

Winter offers a wide variety of seasonal goodies, and one such goody that you can add to your diet is jaggery (gur). Although it is hugely popular in South and Southeast Asia, many are unaware as to where jaggery is made of.

January 28, 2020
January 28, 2020

Jamai khatir

Pampering the newest member of the family starts with the mother-in-law treating the newly-wed groom with sherbet. This refreshing drink recipe has coconut water, the soothing texture of tender coconut meat, and the pleasant aroma of rose syrup.

January 21, 2020
January 21, 2020

Delightful recipes

Both the breast and the leg portions are well-exercised muscles with plentiful fat, which gives an additional richness that chicken and turkey just do not have. In addition, duck breasts are thinner, flatter, and blockier than other poultry breasts, and their wings are longer.

January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020

Vegetable feast

This is a delicious Bengali side dish, easy to rustle up, and goes well with rice. Sheem shorshe tastes heavenly when simmered in mustard paste until soft and tender.

November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

For the Gaye Holud

Fruit skewers or kababs are made with fresh fruit that is thread onto wooden sticks and served as a dessert or a party appetiser.

November 12, 2019
November 12, 2019

Wonders of winter vegetables

Potol bhorta, a traditional Bengali recipe, is very quick and easy to prepare with few ingredients. It goes well with steamed rice or roti.