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Kala Bhuna Recipe for your Post-Eid Feast

Eid ul Adha vacations have just finished. And, more than likely, you have a whole fridge full of beef just waiting to get inside your stomach. This is the season of the beef recipes! You might have had your beef curries during your Eid holidays, but now you have more dishes to try out. And, very few beef dishes have captured the imagination of food lovers, as Kala Bhuna has. 

In recent years, kala bhuna is a must have on the table during the Eid and post-eid months. Now, you might have already had your fix of kala bhuna, or maybe you want to try it out yourself. If you want to put your cooking skills to the test then we have a Kala Bhuna Recipe for you to try out for yourself. 

Kala Bhuna Recipe: Ingredients

  • Beef – 1 KG
  • Oil – 2 Tablespoon
  • Sliced Onion
  • Ginger Paste
  • Green Chilly
  • Red Chilli Powder
  • Turmeric 
  • Coriander
  • Fennel
  • Mace
  • Mustard Oil
  • Cinnamon
  • Cardamoms
  • Soy Sauce
  • Bay Leaves
  • Black Pepper
  • Ghee
  • Beresta (Fried Onion Crisps)
  • Yoghurt
  • Kala Bhuna Masala Mix (Your brand choice)

Cooking Process

Add the meat, red chilli, turmeric, coriander, oil, ginger paste, soy sauce, cardamom, mace pieces, green chilli pieces, bay leaves, black, paper and the yoghurt into a pot and saute the elements for 10 minutes or so. Add the beresta and let it cook for three hours or so. But if you have a pressure cooker then it speeds up the process to a minimum of 30 minutes. 

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Kala Bhuna Has a very Dark Color that you have to look for while cooking

Heat oil in another pan along with mustard oil, green chili, ghee, onion cubes. Add the previously cooked beef mixture and keep stirring. Next you can add the Kala Vuna Masala Mix. Keep stirring on the pan and once you get a darker caramelized color. Check if the meat is soft enough. Kala Bhuna meat tends to be quite soft and almost melts in your mouth once done. 

Serve with Bhuna Khichuri, Plain Rice, Ruti, Porota. 

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Bhuna Khichuri Recipe for a Rainy Day

On these wet days, when winds are blowing and rain is pouring down every fortnight or so; the stomach yearns for comfort food. No food item invokes more craving in a true Bangali like a plate of simmering bhuna khichuri. Known to people as hodgepodge in the western community, Khichuri is one of the best rice dishes in South East Asian Countries. A Well-made biryani maybe a favorite but khichuri is a close second. It’s an extremely popular dish and also a great mix with eggs, dried fish (shutki), meat curries, and a host of other items. When we were little, we used to badger our mothers for bhuna khichuri with meat curry or fried meat items. Heck, we do it even now! But today, we’ll show you how you can whip up your own dish of Bhuna khichuri yourself with a simple yet tasty Bhuna Khichuri Recipe. 

Bhuna Khichuri Recipe: Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Scented Rice of any kind (pulao/basmati)
  • Half a cup of mung dal 
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 pieces of whole dry red chillies
  • 1 or 2 sticks of Cinnamon
  • 3 cardamoms
  • 4 pieces of Cloves
  • 3 tablespoon of ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon of jeera powder
  • Chopped onions – 1 cup
  • 2 pieces of  Green chilly
  • A tablespoon of turmeric powder
  • Salt and Sugar according to your taste
  • Ghee according to taste
  • Beresta (Fried Onions) for Garnish 


First wash the rice and dal properly in a container. Make sure you drain any water after washing. Heat the Ghee in a traditional pan. Add the bay leaf, dried red chilli, ginger paste, cinnamon sticks, cardamom one after the other. Let the pan simmer for a bit. After this add the rice and dal to the pan, fry everything together for 5 minutes. On the side, add sliced onions and keep frying until they change golden in color. Turn down to the medium heat, and add water. Close the lid and let the mix cook. The rice and dal will absorb the water and turn soft. Once its texture is like that add jeera powder. You can add in cashew, almonds, and raisins if you want your khichuri to be fancy. Sprinkle some beresta and pour ghee and serve with the curry or fried egg of your choice. 

Beresta Makes your Khichuri Crackle!

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Borhani Recipe For a Zingy Time in Lockdown

If you have not heard of Borhani, then one of few things is happening here. Either you are reading from another country or you’re too young. Borhani is a quintessential Bangali drink. In wedding feasts, it’s almost absurd to not have borhani on the table. After a spicy, delicious meal of Biryani or Tehari, borhani brings a sense of completion. In some events like marriages, it is almost impossible to think of a platter without this zingy drink. Borhani is a yoghurt-based drink that also has spices mixed in. The drink is delicious and helps to digest rich meals too. But that doesn’t mean you can’t crave for a glass of borhani yourself. That is why we are bringing in an easy to make borhani recipe for you to make at home. 

Borhani Recipe: Ingredients

  • Yoghurt – 500 grams
  • Quarter of a Teaspoon White Pepper Powder
  • Half a tablespoon Mustard Powder
  • Half a tablespoon Paste of Fresh Mint Leaf
  • Teaspoon Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 of a teaspoon
  • Quarter of a Teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Quarter of a tablespoon Roasted Coriander Powder
  • Half a tablespoon Ginger Paste
  • Half a tablespoon Green Chilli paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon Black Salt
  • Salt according to taste
  • Half a Cup of Water


Borhani needs well whisked yoghurt

Whisk the Yoghurt properly. Use a mixer if you want but control the whisking process so that it doesn’t get too thin in texture. You need a bit of chunkiness, for proper taste. Mix the yoghurt, water, and the spices one by one. Do this until the contents properly mixed and becomes fine. Keep the mix in the fridge. Then, Take it out and serve chilled. 

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A Basic Chicken Biryani Recipe

A pure Bangladeshi foodie knows the specialty of a  Biryani. Puran Dhaka has an iconic bond with Biryani, as many people connect the area with it. But in recent times, New Dhaka has also come up with new outlets to satiate the people’s never ending demand for a proper biryani. Biryani is one of the most popular comfort foods of Bangladesh. Now, if you can’t seem to go out (in the pandemic and lockdown, don’t risk it anyway!), and you can’t order your favorite biryani for some reason, we have your back! Here we have a basic chicken biryani recipe for you to whip up at your home. 

The Item: Chicken Biryani

While we are more than aware of the more famous mutton variant Kacchi Biryani, the Chicken Biryani variant is the second most popular variant in the Biryani family. Because, Chicken goes well with almost every rice dish! Biryani is no exception. Although the overall process is quite different from the kacchi variant. We will break down how you can cook for your family at your home.

Chicken Biryani Recipe Ingredients (Four Persons)

  • 500 Grams of Basmati rice
  • 1 Kg Chicken (Thighs and Breasts pieces Preferably)
  • 6 tablespoons of yoghurt
  • 2 and a half tablespoons of Ginger garlic Paste
  • Biryani Masala or Garam masala if biryani Masala isn’t available – 1 tablespoon
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon read chilly powder
  • Half tablespoon of turmeric (ground up)
  • 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice
  • 2 bay leaf pieces, 
  • 8 green cardamoms
  •  Cloves
  •  2 cinnamon pieces
  •  2 star anises
  •  1 and a half teaspoons of Shahi jeera
  •  2 strand maces


Preparing the Chicken

First, Mix the Chicken with the other ingredients apart from the rice. Set the mixture aside for at least an hour. You can also let it sit overnight. While the mixture sets, you can take the rice in a large pot and rinse thrice for good effect. Next, you have to cook the meat. Take a small amount of ghee or oil in a pressure cooker or large bottom pot. Take 2 bay leaf pieces, 8 green cardamoms, cloves, 2 cinnamon pieces, 2 star anises, 1 and a half teaspoons of Shahi jeera and 2 strand maces to cook the chicken.

On a pan, cook sliced onions until they become a light brown shade. Add the marinated chicken with the whole spices. Cook for five minutes, or until they become a pale shade. Lower the flame then and keep cooking the chicken until it becomes soft and cooked through properly. Now add the yoghurt, biryani masala, red chilly powder, 1 tablespoon green chilli powder, and mint leaves to the chicken

Prepare the Biryani

Mix both the rice and the chicken very well in an even manner in one layer. In a separate pot, pour 6 cups of water, and pour half or 1 teaspoon of salt. Stir the water and once it’s salty, pour 4 cups of water across the side of the cooker. Pour the rest of the water on top of the rice.

Make sure the rice is evenly distributed on top of the meat. You can add mint leaves if you want. Once this has been done, cover the cooker. Keep cooking the rice, if undercooked, add more water from time to time. When it’s done, let it rest for approximately 20 minutes. Remove the Cooker and serve in layers. 

Chicken Biryani Prepared and Ready to Serve!

There are many more variations of the chicken biryani recipe, but this version should be easy enough to make. If you don’t really feel like cooking, then Hungrynaki brings you the best biryani restaurants in Dhaka. Order from home, be safe and enjoy!

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Omelette Recipe for a Jumpstart to your morning

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Doctors and Nutrition specialists always put emphasis on the many benefits of a complete breakfast. An iconic ingredient of any breakfast is the egg. Eggs have also been one of the favorite items of breakfasts in Bangladesh as well. We have heard about classic egg items. But the omelette remains the quintessential egg item in breakfast. If you have a flavorful masala tea with your omelette, you’ll have a wonderful breakfast. If you want to be fancy, then there are quite a lot of vibrant egg omelette recipes that you can easily whip up at your home. So, today we will be bringing a simple yet tasty omelette recipe for you to try your hand at.

Omelette Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 eggs (large is good)
  • Kosher salt (according to taste)
  • Black Salt (Ground up)
  • 1 pinch of red chilly powder
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • A quarter cup of shredded cheese


First, take the eggs and beat the eggs into a bowl. Keep beating until there are no whites left. Start seasoning the eggs with the kosher salt, black salt and chilly powder. Take a non-stick pan (for best results), and melt the butter over medium heat. Put in the seasoned eggs and make sure the egg covers the whole pan. As the egg starts to set in, drag the cooked portions into the centre using a ladle or spatula. Let the uncooked portions go to the edge of the pan. If the bottom is set with the top a little wet, pour in the cheese. Now fold the sides on to each other. You can add chives in this as well. Take the egg into the plate and enjoy your homemade omelette with top notch tea and bread for your breakfast.

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A Masala Tea Recipe for Tea Lovers

The time is always right for a steaming, soothing cup of tea. There are very few people in our family, society, or even the country who don’t like tea. Some people are downright obsessed with tea! So, it is time to honor the inner tea lover in you. Masala tea or Cha (some people call it Chai), is a delicacy in tea that most tea lovers don’t want to miss. Especially in this monsoon season, it’s almost a necessity. Most people who have blocked sinuses or have cold related problems, consider this an all-round -the-year drink. With continuous rain on the horizon, let’s talk about a simple Masala Tea Recipe that you can whip up at your home easily. A steaming hot tea, after a healthy breakfast with a tasty omelette and juice can get your morning started in a jiffy.

Let’s differentiate Masala tea from the normal one first. When we use a certain type of whole spice or a number of whole spices with regular tea, then we get Masala Tea. But there is a certain method or measure of what you should add, or how much you shouldn’t. So let’s break down a simple recipe for you to follow at home. 

Masala Tea Recipe: Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon tea powder or leaves
  • 2 Cups of Water
  • 3 cloves
  • Half or one piece of Cinnamon
  • 4 pieces of Green Cardamom
  • Milk (According to Preference)


First, we have to take the spices and ground them up, preferably in a small mortar or use a knife’s sides. You can crush them into fine powder or leave a few bits. In consequent preps you will know your preferred flavor. 

Then, pour the water in a teapot and add the tea leaves. You can also use tea bags (3-4 bags). Make sure you let the black tea simmer first. Keep the flame on the low side, that will ensure the best taste. Boil for a few minutes until the tea turns light dark. Add the ground spice along with ground ginger if you want. 

Add sugar to the concoction next, 3-4 tablespoons should be enough. But that depends on your preference. Next, Pour milk according to your preference into the simmering milk. Keep the mix on boil for a few minutes until the tea turns dark. If you want a thicker texture, let it simmer for a bit. Add tulsi leaves for a more spicy flavor variation. Take a taste test, if you see the milk taste isn’t there, then let it simmer for a bit. Next, Filter out the leaves and enjoy your healthy and steaming Masala Chai!

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