About me


Hi, I’m Monju!

East London

I am a writer of children's poems and a clinical psychologist working with children all my life. I have been interested in cooking all my life and am Bengali by birth but have lived in England for 50 years. What I enjoy most is the simplicity of bengali food and how easy it is to pass down to anyone who wants to watch and learn. The tasty and nutritious elements can be adapated for all flavours and diets and most recently I am interested in cooking for diabetic people, as I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes. I would love to share my poetry and stories with you and help you learn how to make any form of curry, dahl, bhaji, bhorta and chutneys.

My specialities


Photo of Dhal - Chochory

Bengali

Serves: 3

35min

Dhal - Chochory

A delicious lentil curry.

Book
  • ¾ cup masoor dal Red Lentils

  • 4-5 garlic pods

  • 1 tbsp ginger, grated

  • 1 tbsp Tumeric

  • Salt to taste

Photo of Khinchuri

Bengali

Serves: 5

75min

Khinchuri

A wholesome and comforting traditional recipe.

Book
  • 200g moong dal

  • 200g gobindobhog rice

  • 5g Tumeric powder

  • 40g ginger paste

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 onion

  • Salt to taste

  • 200g potatoes

  • 200g carrots

Photo of Bhaji

Bengali

Serves: 2

75min

Bhaji

A tasty and spicy snack or side.

Book
  • 30ml vegetable oil

  • 2 medium potatoes

  • 2 large onions

  • ½ tsp cumin (jeera)

  • 2 dry chillis

  • ¼ tsp turmeric

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 large aubergines