Books & Spices


“Bangla Ranna” is not just another cookbook of Bengali Cuisine. It is the first book in English on Bengali cooking with step-by-step instructions. It also specifies the exact quantities of ingredients which help in preparing each dish to perfection.

This book contains over 200 tried and tested recipes ranging from starters –shukto to vegetable dishes including chorchories and dalnas, to fish, shellfish, poultry and meats – and ending with desserts and sweets.

There are special sections on jol Khabar (snacks) and on Anglo-Indian specialties. Compiled in the order of “eating the Bengali way”, there are over 50 vegetarian recipes with family specialties like kosher chorchories (stir-fry vegetable peels!).

This new edition of Bangla Ranna has been revised and updated with special recipes for microwave cooking.

A must for every cook, beginner or gourmet.

Minakshie Dasgupta, “Kewpie”, as she was fondly known, had a keen and discriminative appreciation of various cuisine from all over the world. A distinguished gourmand in her own right, the table d’hote in her own home was a tribute to her own expertise as a chef and her rare and vast collection of cookbooks from the world over.

Spice Craft is delighted to present Kewpie’s range of gourmet spice mixes, formulated by Rakhi Purnima Dasgupta, based on traditional recipes handed down from generation to generation, encompassing the best of Bengali & Anglo Indian Cuisine.

The range comprises fifteen different mixes –

Ten Bengali – Jhal, Jhol, Kosha, Kalia, Moriches Jhol, Do Piazza, Mona Ma, Malai Curry, Chorchori, Cholar Dal.

Five Anglo Indian – Vindaloo, Junglee Pulao, Ball Curry / Kofta Curry, Shakuti, Mulligatawny Soup.

The packaging is handcrafted and innovative. Our research shows that customers have responded very positively to both the convenience of the spice mixes as well as the unique packaging. A leaflet containing information and the detailed recipe is enclosed in all packs.
Since Bengali cuisine is very exciting, the spice mixes facilitate the consumer in preparing all these dishes without inconvenience. In the last six months, that Spice Craft has been testing and marketing the product, there has been a qualified response. The Range is handmade and consistent in quality, maintaining strict hygienic norms.


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