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Ilish Pulao (Hilsha Fish Pilaf)


Today I have for you another pilaf dish, this time hailing from Bangladesh, Ilish Maacher Pulao (Hilsha Fish Pilaf). This is my mother’s Ilish Pulao recipe and it is my favourite way to eat Hilsha fish. Read on to see how to make Ilish Pulao, Bengali Style Hilsa Fish Pilaf.  For recipe steps, please watch video at the end of post. There is an adage in Bengali “Maachhe bhaate Bangali”…

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Turkish Rice Pilaf with Vermicelli


To accompany the delicious Turkish slow cooked lamb (Kuzu Tandir) from earlier this week, I have for you today a delicious Turkish Rice Pilaf recipe! It’s easy to make and can be enjoyed with any curry, stir fry or kebab that you may fancy. Vermicelli adds a varied texture and makes it even more delicious! Rice pilaf, a white rice dish accented with broth and has a fluffy texture. Grains…

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Kuzu Tandir – Slow Cooked Turkish Lamb


Today, I have for you a very special slow cooked lamb recipe, Kuzu Tandir. This is a popular Turkish lamb recipe that is tender, juicy and has amazing flavours! You’ll imagine yourself sitting by the Bosphorus river while eating this with some Turkish Pilaf.  I love slow-cooked meat. Be it pulled beef, braised meats, slow cooked lamb shoulder or anything else that I haven’t tried yet but want to! There…

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Labra – Bengali Vegetable Curry


For Bengali New Year (Noboborsho), I have for you Labra, a traditional vegetarian breakfast curry that is made in both Bangladesh and Calcutta, India for the new year. This recipe is like no other veggie curry that you’ve tried, guaranteed!  This week marks the New Year in Bengali, Sinhalese and Tamil cultures. Each of these rich cultures has unique recipes made especially for this festival, and we want to share…

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