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Mango Stick or Aam Kathi: Delicious Mango Delight

Delicious Mango Delight

Recipe & Photography: Sumon Majumder I was travelling to rural Bengal and in my journey, Malda was an obvious stop. Malda is a town but if you travel just 15km into it, you will land up in a completely different green Bengal surrounded by mango gardens. Malda means mangoes and vast acres of mango gardens. There are more than 1000 ...

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Cheese Yogurt Chicken

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Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Recipe serving: 5 Cook time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 500 gm chicken pieces (boneless) 2 tsp ginger paste 2-3 tsp garlic paste 100 gm sour curd 1/2 tsp green chilly paste 3-4 medium sized onions thickly chopped 2 capsicums thickly chopped salt to taste 15 gm cheese cube 2 tbsp refined oil a pinch of ...

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Panta Bhat aar Shukno Daal (Soaked Rice and Dried Red Lentils)

Panta Bhat

Panta Bhat or Soaked Rice Panta bhat might be the commonest dish in Bengali cuisine, which is prepared from leftover food alone. Although, panta means “soaked in water” and bhat means “rice”, it is simply a preparation of lightly fermented rice. The leftover rice is soaked in water overnight and usually eaten in the morning the next day with green ...

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Bhapa Pitha: Delectable steamed rice-cakes with molasses (guur)

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Bhapa literally means, “steamed”. Bhapa Pitha is one of those classic, traditional types of Pithas, a Bengali festival or celebration is incomplete without. These are simply, and very delectably! steamed rice-cakes prepared from nicely ground rice flour with a filling of either date palm syrup or molasses. As we posted a recipe of a very traditional Bengali Pati Shapta before, ...

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Mathura Cake from the land of temples

Mathura Cake

A sequel to ‘Pous Mela & Malai Kulfi: A Story in Two Parts’ Okay. So I’m not going to tell you HOW crowded Pous Mela is or HOW noisy the streets of Bolpur are during the fair or HOW difficult and rare it is to get a chance to stroll cozily around the fair ground and take your time to ...

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Poush Mela and Malai Kulfi: A story in two parts

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Part I: The Mela It was on our list of places-to-go-this-year for a long time. Then it made it to the places-we-have-to-visit-this year list. Finally, as December started to pull towards an end with the new year approaching, we packed our bags, readied ourselves and embarked on a journey we’ve been expecting to undertake for quite a while, that is, ...

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Quick Ramen

Quick Ramen Noodle and chicken bowl Servings 4  (1 ½ cup each) 6 cups water 4 pack Ramen noodles 1 cup fresh spinach leaves cut into bite size pieces ½ cup shredded carrot 1½ cup chicken cut into bite size pieces 2 medium green onion chopped 6 pieces snow pea pod , strings removed, cut into half crosswise 3 teaspoon ...

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