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Special Bengali Platter

Hello my dear friends and fellows! Welcome back to my space Dish Of Delight once again!
Today I am sharing a special Bengali style platter idea for special weekend lunch. A complete traditional bengali non veg lunch menu includes rice, dal, some vegetable fries, a vegetable curry, fish or meat or both, a chutney and one sweet dish. However, nowadays we generally do not include so many side dishes in our daily meal, but occasionally, on some special days or when we invite guests for lunch or dinner, we like to prepare such special bengali style platter.
The special bengali style platter menu which I am sharing today includes the following food items:

Recipes of ‘Tomato dry fruits chutney’ and ‘Payesh’ have already been shared in my earlier posts. To visit the respective recipe pages, please ‘CLICK’ on the items in the above list.

 Boiled Basmati rice
Potato fries
Cauliflower fries
Okra fries
Long bean fries
Pumpkin fries
Vegetable moong dal
Shorshe murgi ( chicken in mustard gravy)
Tomato dry fruits chutney

Recipes of the remaining items will be posted within a few days. Please keep visiting……

Peyaji ( onion pakora)

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Onion pakora is quite a popular pakora sold at shops and also made at home. People of all regions of our country is familiar to this pakora. Onion pakora at our place is known as peyaji. At shops these pakoras are made with besan i.e. gram flour but at home I make it with masoor dal Or red lentil paste and it tastes much better. So, I would suggest you to try this recipe once and I hope you will love it.

Let’s go through the recipe for peyaji or onion pakora.


Masoor dal or red lentils ½ cup soaked for 2 hours
Onion 2 medium sized, thinly sliced
Green chillies 2 or 3
Ginger ½” piece
Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 tsp
Salt as per taste
Oil enough for deep frying the pakoras


• Grind the lentils along with the green chillies and ginger to make a coarse texture paste. Do not add water while grinding
• In a mixing bowl, take lentil paste, sliced onion, salt as per taste, Kashmiri red chilli powder and mix all the ingredients well
• Heat oil in a kadhai at medium high flames. Once heated, reduce the flames to medium low.
• Take small portions of the mixture and gently drop in the hot oil.
• Fry the pakoras from both sides until they turn golden brown in colour.
• Strain out the pakoras from the oil and serve it hot with steaming hot tea and enjoy.

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