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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Niramish Shobji / Labra Recipe and Golap Pitha Recipe | Bangladeshi Niramish Recipe | Golap pitha/ Rose pitha ~Bangladeshi Recipes

Bangladeshi recipes

For day 2 I have chosen our very own neighbor country to India which was  originally a part of India decades ago. Yes its bangladesh..I don't have much knowledge about the country but its cuisine is much similar to our bengali cuisine. Right from Rhosogolla to Jilapi all the bengali sweets are also popular in this country. This country as for every country has a regional special dishes which divided by west,north and central.As for bengali even in bangla fish is play very important place in a meal. For today I had planned make a savory and a sweet dish from this country . As I told earlier in my post I love the panch poran in the sabzi so I decided to make a curry from Bangladesh and another sweet dish which was in my to do list for long .

Mostly vegetable dishes not much preferred in the country but this vegetable curry  is very exotic as it is prepared with different combination of vegetables. Its an every day curry prepared in the country. While I was deciding for letter B I just remembered that My H was in dhaka before marriage and so discussed with him about the food there. He just replied that his cook there used to make the same vegetable curry daily with the panch poron  and a yellow dal . He had no other choice but have the same dish every day. This is mainly bcoz there is a lot more variety of dishes made with fish there and poor my H had to survive with the food served as he didn't even know to boil water then more over he had hell a lot of work so didn't get a chance to explore around. 

For the dessert I adapted the recipe from Loving Bangladesh Kitchen which I had bookmarked earlier to try. I was not happy with shape but still it tasted Like our very own malpua . H loved it a lot and I got a pat on my back for shaping them. Golap means Rose  and this pitha is shaped in rose traditionally I don't know the reason Why but I guess it simply looks pretty and will attract any one to have them. You might have seen the varieties of Pitha I made for the Northeast states Thalis , Even in bangladesh there are varieties of  pitha made for pujas. Ok now lets move on to both the recipes..

Bangladeshi veg curry recipes

Bangladeshi cegetbale curry

Niramish Shobji

                                          Recipe Category
    Preparation time
    Cook time
                                        Side dish
15 mins 
 20 mins

   Mixed vegetable - 2 cups ( I used Arbi,carrot, flat beans)
   Tomato - 1 No
Bangladeshi curries   Panch Poron - 1 tsp
   Green chillies - 2 nos
   Dry Red chillies - 1 no
   Bay leaf -1 no
   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Onion - 1 no
   Coriander pd-1 tsp
   Cumin pd - 1tsp
   Turmeric pd - 1/2 tsp
   Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
   Basmati Rice and channa dal - 1 tbsp each ( soak for 1 hr)
   Sugar- 1 tsp
   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Water as needed
   Salt as taste

  • In a pan heat oil , add panch poron, dry red chillies . Once they splutter add chopped onions.
  • Saute them till they turn translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and saute.
  • Add coriander pd, cumin pd, turmeric pd, garam masala , little water and saute them well.
  • Add the soaked and drained channa dal.
  • Cook them for a while , add little more water if needed.
  • Once the rice and channa dal is cooked , add the chopped vegetables and tomato, green chillies.
  • Mix well add water if needed and cook the vegetables till they are soft.
  • Add salt as needed. Simmer and cook the vegetables.
  • Add sugar in the end and mix well.
  • Serve it with naan/ luchi/ rice.

Bangaladeshi recipes

Vegetable Curries

Rose shaped Pitha

Varities of Pitha  recipe

Golap Pitha

                                          Recipe Category
    Preparation time
    Cook time
20 mins 
  10 mins 


Bangladeshi pitha recipes  All purpose flour - 1 cup
  Milk- 1 cup 
  Ghee/ oil - 1 tbsp
  Sugar - 1 cup
  Salt - 1 /4 tsp
  Water - 1/2 cup
  Oil for frying

  • In a heavy bottomed pan heat Milk and once it boils add the flour init,
  • Stir well  and mix them till they come together.
  • Cool them a little bit and when they warm enough to handle knead them to a smooth dough.
  • Divide the dough inti 4-5 equal balls.
  • Take a small ball roll it in to thin sheet and usinga cookie cutter  cut the rolled dough round shapes . Repeat this for all the dough balls
  • Stack 3 round shaped ruti/ roti on one another.
  • Give 4 Slits from the corner half way through of the stacked roti.

  • Lift a single slit section a show in pics and stick it around in the center, a petal is formed.
  • Now lift the opposite side slit roti and stick it around the first petal.
  • Keep doing the same from all sides till the last layer of the roti.

  • Repeat the same with the rest of the dough.
  • Heat oil in kadai , when oil is hot enough slide the shaped rose pitha carefully and fry them in low flame till golden brown.
  • Do not hurry to fry them otherwise the pitha may be uncooked from in.
  • Once fried transfer them to a kitchen towel/ tissue paper to drain off the excess oil.
  • Make a sugar syrup with sugar and water in a sauce pan.
  • Boil the syrup only till all the sugar melts and it starts bubbling.
  • Dip the fried Rose pitha in the sugar syrup for couple of minutes and then remove them from the syrup.
  • Serve them hot or cold . 

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bangladeshi sweets

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  1. Those rose pithas are looking awesome..wonderful dishes for the country!

  2. Rosa pit has look beautiful. They are so perfectly rose like! The curry is appetizing too.

  3. another gorgeous plattter - the pitha especially are to die for

  4. The roses look so pretty ..I loved them ever since I saw them on Priyas blog. You have fone an awesome job with these. My brother lived in Bangladesh for more than 5 years ..I should have asked him to send me some of these.

  5. Awesome ! Bookmarked Rose pithas....will try soon :)

  6. awesome flowers...nice work...great pics..

  7. Lip-smacking curry and the pithas were awesome !!!

  8. Khoob Bhalo !! Yummy curry....did u eat those golap pithas ?How?i mean how can u eat'em,sooo beauty FULL ..Good job :)....Thumps up !!:)

  9. Wow! The roses look so awesome and the entire spread is tempting!

  10. Those roses look so cute. Very well done.
    Curry looks healthy and delicious.

  11. This pitha looks fabulous and very attractive while that niramish shobji labra makes me hungry, however my eyes are gong towards those beautiful pithas.

  12. Both the dishes are awesome Manjula, the golap pithas, OMG, you have done it so well dear..

  13. You are so artistic are gifted..very well done both the recipes are awesome...

  14. Oh look at the rose petaled pithas .Just amazing .Join my anniversary event dear .

  15. Rose pitha came out so pretty. It looks like real rose. Just had dinner and want to gobble those pithas fro dessert ! :) Shobji looks delicious too. No matter how tasty the curry is, it is boring to eat it everyday. Poor guy!

  16. Both the dishes look so good Manjula and the gulab pitha looks awesome!

  17. tat golap pitha is out of the world how do u do it.. omg .. ur r jus grt..

  18. Manjula those pitas are out of the world fantastic job and the curry makes a perfect combi. for roti I think nice job... enjoyed your post

  19. my my my !! how do u have the energy to cook atleast 2-3 dishes for each country ?? loved the pithas, but the niramishsabji caught my eye.. btw what photo editor do you use ? Am looking for that indic font (in the 2nd pic of the sabj from top) from a long time...

  20. very beautiful rose pithas and delicious shobji!!!

  21. Very delicious sabzi and beautiful looking pitha. Loved the way you have shaped the roses.

  22. That sweet dish looks like a wonderful piece of art. Thanks to BM, I have to come love these edible flowers even without tasting them. That curry looks yummy.

  23. Curry is something I will love to try soon. The dessert that is a piece of art is delicious.

  24. Lovely dishes... The curry is going to be in my have to make list.


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