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‘Maach Bhaja’- The Bong Fish Fry

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Article: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Maach Bhaja is a part of daily menu in Bengal and some parts of Bihar and U.P. It is the simplest recipe of seafood lovers. Apart from quenching the fish thirst it is instant source of energy and essential oils. While taking in the charming and alluring breeze of Bengal’s most popular seaside resort ...

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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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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

poush mela

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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Egg-Cellent

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Article: Debrup Bhattacharya Photography: Saugata Banerjee , Sudipta Chowdhury The finest egg roll I ever had was in a street joint near the Tea Board building in Dalhousie, Kolkata. The mere aroma of the egg with the chapatti was mouth watering. The joint had no chairs or stools, you have to stand and place your order and eat it standing ...

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Dry Swordfish Salad

Swordfish Salad

So it was this bright, sunny Sunday morning which I had kept totally free to spend some leisure time on my own. At least, that was my idea. But then, when I woke up in the morning looking forward to it, I found myself absolutely clueless about what to make of this morning which looked fine otherwise. So yeah. That ...

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James Norwood Pratt ’s Tea Dictionary: A review

James Norwood Pratt

It’s been a while that I have been thinking about taking a day or two off from work because it feels like ages that I’ve done away with a break which I so badly need but somehow I never seem to manage to do so (because something or the other pops up and then I’m again stuck with it till ...

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The Classic Pati Shapta!

Pati Shapta

As you start to feel a gradual chill in the air and winter begins to show its first signs of arrival, you know it’s that time of the year when people celebrate Pous Sankranti in this part of the world. And with the festivities, comes the sweets! a must-have for any Bengali festival. Traditionally, Pous Sankranti is celebrated as the ...

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