Lail Hossain

Lail Hossain finds cooking to be an explosion of creativity. She is enthusiastic about modifying a laborious step of an old recipe, and experimenting with different ethnic recipes by adding her own spin to it yet keeping the recipes simple, healthy, and delicious. Originally from Bangladesh, Lail shares her journey of food, creativity and family in her blog "With A Spin". She is also very passionate about highlighting Bangladeshi cooking to the international culinary space.

Bengali Wedding Cookies

Nokshi or Nakshi Pitha originated in the rural areas of Bengal. The traditional hand carved nokshi pitha is extremely popular in the rural areas during weddings, festivals, and Eid. For generations, these work of art delicacies has been sent to the groom’s family as gifts.

Gorur Shutki: A Bengali Delicacy

Shutki is not for the faint of heart. The unique and pungent aroma of shutki while stir frying in chilies and spices distinguishes it as a typical Bengali food.

Flaky Lamb and Hummus Tart

In the midst of the traditional kebabs and curries, this crisp, simple Middle Eastern tart is a great pastry tart for something light to add to the spread.

Make Your Own Tahini

Popular in many cuisines, tahini is a nutty flavored paste made with sesame seeds. Make your own and you will never have to leave it out of recipes again.

Berries and Cream Vanilla Cake

A beautiful display of fruit with simple vanilla cake and whipped cream. Soft, moist, fluffy, and fruity, celebrate the end of fruit season with a winner.

How to Make Ketchup

Make a batch of your own sweet, tart ketchup at home. It’s so easy and satisfying.

Beef and Onion Curry

A traditional Bangladesh dish, beef curry is served at major events. Caramelized onions and potent spices make this a memorable beef and gravy dish.

Tart Raspberry Salsa

A bright salsa perfect for tortilla chips or with poultry and fish. The sweet-tart raspberries are mellowed with spicy jalapeños, salt, and cilantro.

Bhapa Pitha

Bhapa Pitha

These steamed rice cakes are filled with coconut and molasses and served alongside beef, fish or vegetable curry.

Bakarkhani Bread

Bakarkhani Bread

This puff pastry-like flatbread gets it’s name from a legendary tragic love story between a general named Aga Bakar and dancer named Khani Begum.

Baked Meatball Curry

Baked Meatball Curry

The meatballs, or kofta, are baked, which not only keeps the dish healthy, it leaves your hands free to work on the luxurious gravy.

Split Pea Fudge

Split Pea Fudge

Yep, split pea. It makes a great protein-rich treat that’s a great dessert or after school snack.