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Happy Valley Tea Garden

Happy Valley Tea Garden

Story: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Happy roasting and brewing The other day I expressed the desire to enjoy the world’s top tea or what Bengalis lovingly call “Chaa”, with an ecstatic aroma and a Himalayan backdrop. So, why not visit the queen of hill stations with its rich tea estates! Happy Valley Tea Garden nestling in the foothills of ...

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Pomegranate Raita

Pomegranate Raita

Pomegranate raita is a pleasant fruity raita. Like all the other raita recipes, this pomegranate raita too is very simple and easy to prepare. Fresh pomegranate arils in a creamy sweet spiced yogurt base in a raita, it is as good as a sweet dessert. This pomegranate raita is so good that you can have it plain. you can also ...

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Gutti Vankaya (Andhra special stuffed brinjal)

Gutti Vankaya

Andhra special stuffed brinjal is otherwise known as Gutti Vankaya. This dish can be made either with small purple brinjals or with the small round green eggplants. Recipe serving: 3-4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 dozen Brinjal A few Curry leaves A few cloves of Garlic Salt Chilli powder 1 tbsp Ghee – 3 tbsp ...

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Pink Watermelon Smoothie

watermelon smoothie

Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee How about diving into a juicy, cool watermelon this summer guys? Great as an appetizer, drink or dessert, watermelon is sure to please. You’ll be astonished to know its health benefits. Loaded with vitamins A, B6 and C make it an important immune booster, night blindness preventer and so on. It was a Saturday ...

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Aam Dal (Mango Lentil Soup)

aam dal

Lentil, in general, is a staple dish in every household, consumed almost throughout the year not only in West Bengal but also in most parts of India and South Asia. Using green mangoes to add a refreshing flavour to it is just the thing one needs in the searing heat of the summer. Aam Dal, or Mango Lentil Soup, is ...

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Shahi Enchor Curry (Green Jackfruit curry)

enchor

Tender Jackfruit (Echor in Bengali) Although one might hate the summers for the blazing sun and the scorching heat, one surely loves it in no less measure for the variety of fruits that one gets to savour during the summers and waits eagerly round the year for it. Of the many fruits that grow well especially during the summers, jackfruit ...

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Mango Mint Ecstasy

Mango Mint Ecstasy

Create Easy and quick Mango mint ecstasy , most refreshing for this summer heat Ingredients: 100 ml Mango juice 45 ml Sugar syrup 15 ml Lime juice Mint leaves Lime wedges Preparation: Muddle lime wedges and mint leaves in a shaker glass. Add ice cubes to it. Add mango juice, sugar syrup and lime juice. Shake the drink and transfer ...

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Tutti Frutti Delight

Tutti Frutti Delight

Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee This weekend I expressed a desired to create fruit ice-cream at home. Especially for my brother, who looks for ways to boost fruit intake. Tutti fruitti being a hot summer favorite I chose to prepare some of it using only dry fruits, fruits , milk and sugar. As we all know that few things ...

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