Guest Post – Authentic Bengali Recipe of Dim Kosha by Amrita Iyer

Today we have with us Amrita Iyer, food blogger @ The Food Samaritan settled in the city of dreams Mumbai. Knowing her I can just say she is a brave girl and role model to most of us.

Simple, easy to follow recipes that makes cooking so easy – is how we would describe Amrita’s blog. In her blog, she shares some of the traditional recipes and she is one of the few bloggers who covers everything from the basics to the complicated.

Lets see what she has to share with you.

paarulz Kitchen

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Mango Uppkari

Mango Uppkari by Nandini Pai for #pkmangomagic recipe contest

nandini pai entry

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Mango Magic Contest Recipe – Mango Menskayi

Mango Menskayi by Radhika Shaila Manikkarafor #pkmangomagic recipe contest.

Radhika shaila entry

Mango menskayi is a traditional dish prepared out of semi ripe mangoes,it’s a sweet,hot and tangy dish ,which is considered a rare delicacy in brahmin wedding s in our area…..Mango is considered to be the king of fruits and when I was thinking of sending my entry to this competition…..This dish flashed into my mind…as it reflects our rich tradition.


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Lobia Masala Curry / Black Eyed Beans Curry

Lobia Masala Curry (4)

This is very simple to cook, nutritious and protein packed dish goes very well with chapatti or jeera rice/ pulao. This is one curry which is always in my weekly menu.

Try this out and let me know how it turned out for you.

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Restaurant Style Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer Recipe (1)

Palak Paneer is one of the popular Indian cuisines. Soft paneer cubes are simmered in smooth, vibrant green spinach gravy. I love the rich creamy texture of the curry and to get the perfect texture and color follow the steps as in the recipe.

Vegans can add tofu in this recipe I have made palak tofu many times and even tofu goes well with this palak curry. In the same recipe, I add sweet corn instead of paneer / tofu to make corn palak and it believe me it tastes really yummy :)

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