My trellis was collapsed after the super cyclone Aamphan. There were two vines on the trellis. Those were malabar spinach plants and cucumber plants. Both were badly affected due to the super cyclone. But somehow I managed to repair it. But again a days after the super cyclone, this area was hit by a local storm (Kalbaishakhi). So I decided to shift or reduce the height of the trellis. So I cut a long vine of malabar spinach. A few leaves on the piece of the malabar spinach vine were super big and very suitable for this delicious malabar spinach (leaf) fritter or pui shaker pakora (bora). [Read more…] about Malabar spinach (leaf based) fritter (pui shaker pakora) after the storm
So what is malabar spinach? Haha is it a silly question? I mean you know that “macher raja rui & shaaker raja pui’. If you are Bengali then you definitely know this. Okay, malabar spinach is called as poi in Hindi and pui in Bengali. It is a popular leafy vegetable all across India, Bangladesh, the South East Asian countries (like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia etc), Australia etc. Bengali people use it to make delicious malabar spinach curry. [Read more…] about What if you could harvest leaves & make malabar spinach curry?
Growing own vegetables & fruits is always beneficial. It gives you the opportunity to spend time with nature and at the same time, you can harvest fresh & organic vegetables & fruits from your own garden. It is not just beneficial from an economical point of view but also beneficial for your health. You can eat chemical pesticide-free vegetables & fruits. In case you are thinking that you can not grow vegetables & fruits because you do not have a backyard then you are wrong because you can grow your own organic food in rooftop garden too. [Read more…] about Homegrown vegetables & fruits – March 2020
Cauliflower is a popular vegetable in India as well as various other parts of the world. Cauliflower florets are used to make various delicious dishes and we always throw its leaves to the garbage bin. But cauliflower leaves paste is a popular dish in West Bengali & Bangladesh. Many Bengali people love this dish a lot. Fulkopi pata bata & plain rice nothing else is needed for lunch. Yes, it is that much delicious. ‘Fulkopi‘ means cauliflower, ‘pata’ means leaf & ‘bata‘ means paste in Bengali. That is why it is called as “Fulkopir pata bata”. [Read more…] about Fulkopi pata bata (Cauliflower leaves paste)
Pyaz koli! Do you know what it is? Yes it is actually spring onion. in Bengali. We Bengalis mostly eat the stick which carries the flower or bud. But spring onion leaves are not so popular in Bengali. Though some people consume those leaves as salad but still spring onion leaves curry it not so popular in West Bengal. I do not know whether those leaves are used to make any popular curry in any other parts in India or not. [Read more…] about Mouthwatering spring onion leaves curry with mashed potatoes