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Mochar Chop (Banana Flower Patty, no onion-garlic)

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October 17, 2014
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Mochar Chop (Banana Flower Patty, no onion-garlic)

So I am back after what seems like a long long time. Well a month is a big enough time to miss someone...and you did, I know from all your mails and messages. Thank you. No not all were rosy here. first a nasty throat infection followed by a viral drained away all my...

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Lau Pata Bata (Spicy Bottle Gourd leaves Paste) and foraging

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September 18, 2014
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Lau Pata Bata (Spicy Bottle Gourd leaves Paste) and foraging

Foraging, an ancient art to gather food from nature. Its an age old way to live off mother Earth by gathering or harvesting wild foods.

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B is for Bhaate Sheddo

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September 11, 2014
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B is for Bhaate Sheddo

I am back with ABC of Bengali cuisine.Now, B can lead us to many crunchy Bengali food journeys with bhaja (fried) and beguni (dipped & fried eggplant). But I want to deviate to talk about simple comfort food that has been had in almost all Bengali households -

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Niramish Chana’r Dalna – a Very Basic Bengali recipe

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August 29, 2014
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Niramish Chana’r Dalna – a Very Basic Bengali recipe

We always play down the vegetarian way of cooking a recipe, thinking that it will turn out plain= fika ranna/cooking.But there are umpteen ways of making a particular recipe and even a simple “ranna”... ]

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Ghugni (Dried Yellow peas curry)

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August 29, 2014
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Ghugni (Dried Yellow peas curry)

Its always difficult to fall back in routine after a break. Its pointless whether the break is a small one or big but it

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Bori (Bengali Sun dried dumplings)…while the Sun shines

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July 17, 2014
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Bori (Bengali Sun dried dumplings)…while the Sun shines

Do you remember the story of Moses? The Egyptian prince who later became the most important prophet of Judaism. According to the Hebrew Bible God chose and sent him to Egypt to release Israelites from slavery. He led the exodus of the Israelites out of Egypt and across the Red sea in search of...

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Panchphoron asparagus

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July 10, 2014
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Panchphoron asparagus

Does it happen to you that some week just turn out to be intense cooking week when creativity flows and everything seems to come together perfectly? It happened last week, weekend actually.It seemed like every meal we cooked had a new element or a new dish. We all took turns cooking as well so...

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Rui Posto or Fish in a spicy Poppyseeds gravy

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July 4, 2014
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Rui Posto or Fish in a spicy Poppyseeds gravy

White sweet water fish in a thick, delicate yet spicy gravy laced with the sensational aroma of green chilies... is how I would describe the dish. Oh! I forgot to add the term silky. Yes silky, creamy and smooth from all the poppyseeds paste that gives it a distinct flavour.

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A is for Anarosher Chutney (pineapple chutney), aloo posto

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June 27, 2014
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A is for Anarosher Chutney (pineapple chutney), aloo posto

Sandeepa of BongMom Cookbook recently started A-Z of Bengali Cuisine. She is crowd sourcing the recipe suggestions for each letter. It's at letter C now. If you're not following, you're missing the fun.I recently commented on Beguni, and she asked me to join in. I couldn't resist, so here I am starting my own...

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Aloo kumro diye chingri macher jhol (Shrimp curry with potato and pumpkin)

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June 14, 2014
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I love the flowers that bloom in the front yard and backyard once spring hits. It daffodils and tulips (have a couple in the front yard and in the back yard), then come the lily of the valley.And just last week I felt the summer flowers are in full bloom now. In the backyard,...

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