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Peyaj Posto – Onions cooked with white poppy seed paste

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November 23, 2014
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Peyaj Posto – Onions cooked with white poppy seed paste

Now that I have written about our travel in my earlier post...I would like to take off my traveling boots as of now and change into the home-slippers, and perhaps start cooking food for us.Posto or... ]

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Doi Fulkopi and tips to stop food wastage

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November 18, 2014
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Doi Fulkopi and tips to stop food wastage

Enough has been said about minimising your carbon footprint, eating local, cooking seasonal and going for fresh ingredients. if you haven't understood the fact yet after all these years...here's the bottom line for you. Eating and cooking fresh local and seasonal produce is the best that you can gift your body, not only it's...

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Kumro Patay Ilish (Steamed Hilsa in Pumpkin leaves)

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November 3, 2014
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Kumro Patay Ilish (Steamed Hilsa in Pumpkin leaves)

We hardly go out to eat Bengali food. provided a chance I would say I hate eating the same old same old food that we eat everyday at home. for me eating out is a break from monotony...a respite from routine and I need a good spread at a great place that will present...

Continue Reading at A Homemaker's Diary2014-11-03.

Decadent chire bhaja with chocolate, almonds and tart cherries

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October 30, 2014
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Hope it is not too late to wish everyone Happy Diwali. Hope you had a wonderful festive season with lots of joy, time with friends and family and delicious food.Lil A is has a Diwali celebration at school and since it will probably will be the only time he is celebrating it in school,...

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Narkel Naru Truffle and Pop: Perfect last minute dessert recipe for Diwali

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October 23, 2014
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Narkel Naru Truffle and Pop: Perfect last minute dessert recipe for Diwali

Today is Diwali, The festival of lights...the day when Hindus all over the World celebrate the victory of good over evil...light over darkness. Spiritually its all about celebrating togetherness, celebrating everything good with your family. Be it new clothes, good food, decorated house, sparkling new gifts, fun frolic and laughter or prayers for good...

Continue Reading at A Homemaker's Diary2014-10-23.

Rasmalai and my very innovative take on it

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October 21, 2014
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Rasmalai and my very innovative take on it

In more ways than one Bengalis and mishti are synonymous. This is Bengal's most prized gift to the World. So much so that now a days sweet shops all over India proudly highlight the fact that they also make Bengali sweets. I can bet if you look around in your locality you will at...

Continue Reading at A Homemaker's Diary2014-10-21.

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.

Continue Reading at A Homemaker's Diary2014-09-18.

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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