|Subject:||Cooking & Gardening||Publisher:||Page Street Publishing|
|Published:||September 18th 2018||Pages:||192|
The Vibrant Flavors of Bengali Cuisine Brought to Your Home Kitchen
Bengali native Kankana Saxena captures the wealth of intoxicating dishes and depths of favor that are fundamental to the Bengali community with savory stews, fragrant rice dishes, zesty spice blends and iconic street foods.
Each recipe preserves the authenticity of traditional Indian cuisine but with a modern approach specific to the Eastern region—such as Chicken Shingara, which is similar to an Indian samosa but in Kolkata they’re smaller, spicier and deep-fried. There’s Chaana Kaju Torkari, which features paneer (Indian cottage cheese) that is rolled into dumplings for a hearty stew. Meanwhile, Fulkobi Aachaar reinvents Indian spiced cauliflower as a show-stopping pickled condiment.
Brimming with culinary tradition and adventure, this rich collection of recipes transports you to the bustling streets of Kolkata, where the food is as fun to make as it is to eat.
Kankana Saxena is the founder of the popular food blog Playful Cooking, which has been featured on Saveur, The Kitchn, the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. She is a recipe developer and food photographer, and she collaborates with brands to create recipes and photographs for their products. A native Bengali, she currently lives in California with her husband and son.