Capturing Cambridge
  • search
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Bangladesh-style cooking with Luthfa Khatun

Bangladesh-style recipes to follow at home

Luthfa’s father came to Cambridge to study in the 1950s, whilst also working part-time in a restaurant. In the 60s he opened his own restaurant – The Kismet – in Northampton Street.

He went on to have other restaurants in Cambridge including The Curry Centre on Castle Stree,t which the family ran until 1989, and Castle Tandoori on Castle Street, and Curry King on Bridge Street. Luthfa says, “my father passed in August 2018, my mum’s cooking is very good, and I learned lot of things her. Now I always create new dishes.

Luthfa is a Community Development Officer with Cambridge City Council. Based at Mandela House she runs the Women’s Health Project at Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre, Akeman Street Neighbourhood Centre and Ross Street Community Centre, and cooks for Holiday Lunches across Cambridge.


With lentils, rice and green chilli.

Vegetable Curry

Using whatever vegetables you have in your fridge.


Spicy Aubergine

Shallow fried aubergine.


Baked Bean and Potato Curry

Another cheap and simple vegan recipe using a tin of baked beans.


Fish and Potato Curry

A simple and cheap recipe with fish fillets (Luthfa uses basa fish) and potato.


Chicken Biryani

Luthfa’s Holiday Lunch Recipe.


Cambridge South Asian History Month was launched by Cambridge City Council on 15 June 2020. Share your South Asian recipes and join the conversation on our facebook page @CamSouthAsianHistory



Do you have any information about the people or places in this article? If so, then please let us know using the Contact page or by emailing

Dear Visitor,


Thank you for exploring historical Cambridgeshire! We hope you enjoy your visit.


Did you know that we are a small, independent Museum and that we rely on donations from people like you to survive?


If you love Capturing Cambridge, and you are able to, we’d appreciate your support today.


Every donation makes a world of difference.


Thank you,

The Museum of Cambridge