In the following you will find recipes of some of the favourite dishes from Bangladesh.

Daal/Lentil Soup

1 cup lentils

1 teaspoon(tspn.) salt

1 tspn. turmeric powder

1/3 cup onion, chopped

1 clove garlic

3 cup water

Rinse lentils. Add water, salt and turmeric powder, cover and simmer until water has almost been taken up and lentils are cooked.

In a separate saucepan, fry onions and garlic until they are slightly brown. When the lentil is done boiling, add the fried onions and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

Serve with boiled rice or bread.

Chicken Korma

1 chicken

2 tspn. ground ginger

2 tspn. ground garlic

1/2 cup onions, chopped

3 cardamoms

2 cinamon sticks

1/2 cup yogurt

1/3 cup ghee

1 tblspn. raisins

salt as needed

Cut the chicken in pieces.

In a saucepan combine all ingredients except for raisins. Cover pan, cook over moderate heat for 10 minutes, then over low heat for 40 minutes.

When oil separates from gravy, add raisins. Keep over a very low heat for a few minutes.

Chicken Curry

1 chicken

1 tspn. ground ginger

1 tspn. ground garlic

1 tspn. ground coriander

1 tspn. ground cumin

1 tspn. ground turmeric powder

1/2 tspn. chilli powder

3 cardamoms

2 cinamon sticks

2 tblspn. oil

1 onion chopped

salt as needed

In a sucepan heat oil and fry onions until light brown. Add ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, turmeric, chilli, salt and 2 tablspn water. Fry for about 4 minutes, stirring constantly.

Cut chicken in pieces. Add chicken, cardamom, and cinamon sticks to the fried spices and onions. Fry until oil separates from the chicken. Add enough water to just cover the chicken and cook for halF an hour in low heat. When chicken is boiled, remove from heat.

Meat Potato Curry

1 lb beef, cubed

1 tblspn. oil

1/2 tspn. garlic

1/2 tspn. ginger

1 1/2 tspn. coriander

1 1/2 tspn. cumin

1/2 tspn. turmeric

1 tspn chilli powder

1/2 cup onions, chopped

3 cardamoms

3 cinamon sticks

1 bay leaf

2 medium sized potatoes, cubed

salt as needed

In a suacepan heat oil and fry onions until light brown. Add all spices except for cardamom, cinamon and bay leaf. Fry for about 4 minutes with 2 tblspn. water.

Add the meat and fry for about 4 mins, stirring constantly. Then add potatoes and enough water to cover meat. Cook until meat is boiled, then remove from heat.

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