Elish Maacher Bhuna---Hilsha cooked the Bengali way!

This crispy, crunchy fish dish tweaked with a few spices and fresh ingredients is a dish often prepared and really liked by people from Bangladesh. Its one of the easiest Bangladeshi recipes for Elish or Hilsha and goes perfectly with a helping of steamed white rice and a serving of daal. It takes me back to the day when I was a kid and really not in the mood to eat, but was lured into trying some by my ever-so-patient mom. Since then, it has reminded me of home in Bangladesh and my family through the eyes of the child that I was; back when life was so simple!

Raw Broccoli Salad with a Sweet and light Orange Dressing

Broccoli is one of those things that you hate as a kid but most probably love as an adult. The key to enjoying veggies such as broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts etc is not to over cook them. The mushier they get, the more it brings out that after taste people hate.

Sauteed Bitter Melon with Potatoes and Garlic---Korolla Bhaji

As you have seen from my previous post that Karela or Bitter Melon is really good for you, you might be wondering how to make it a part of your diet. As I mentioned, Karela is bitter and isn't the tastiest of veggies eaten raw.

Bitter Gourd/ Korela/ Korolla

Karela is a vegetable that might not be the tastiest when eaten raw, but has many many health benefits.
The following article is from http://www.juicing-for-health.com/ and explains the benefits that I mentioned earlier. Enjoy!

Beef Biryani/ Beef Pilau/ Yakhni Pilau

 Mild and tasty dish that is packed with flavour that comes from garam masala or whole spices.Goes well with any curry or pickle. Must try!

Basbousa---Egyptian Semolina Cake

Easy to prepare and delicious to eat, this cake is your choice on a day when your sweet tooth is acting up!