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Naga Cuisine – Galho

An Introduction to Naga Cuisne: Part 1 Naga cuisine refers to the food of the Naga people, that is, those who are from the state of Nagaland which is situated in the North-eastern region of India. There are sixteen main tribes of Nagaland and each of them has a distinct style of cooking which makes Naga cuisine very, very wide-ranged. ...

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Chicken Haleem Recipe

Chicken Haleem

Haleem is very popular dish during ‘’ Ramzan ‘’ and “Moharrum” months. The origins Haleem can be traced to Persian food culture. While it is a delicacy year round, it gains importance during fasting months of Muslims. Haleem is equally popular in Pakistan, Bangladesh etc. Chicken Haleem, a very popular dish from the Hyderabadi cuisine is an awesome and rich ...

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Minced Meat Egg Kofta

Egg Kofta

Ingredients: Minced meat – 250 gm Onion – 1 finely chopped Ghee – 1 tsp Cinnamon Clove Green chilli – 1 chopped Ginger & garlic paste – 1 tsp Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Chana dal – 1 tbsp Boiled Eggs Boiled potato -3 Mint leaves Coriander leaves Egg – 1 Oil ...

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Mouthwatering Bengali Bhetki Paturi

Bhetki Paturi

Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Bengali recipies is an all time favourite for its spicy, aromatic and mouthwatering flavours for fish. Bengali food generally consists of a variety of fish delicacies. Among these a royal famous and traditional Bengali favourite is bhetki paturi. The word ‘paturi’ comes from the bangla word ‘paata’. Marinated fish fillets wrapped in banana leaf ...

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Stone Apple Sharbat

stone apple

Although, it might seem that monsoon has finally hit this part of the world and it’s even very tantalizing to think so (taking cue from the downpour in the last couple of days), the truth is, it’s the summer that seems to not want to leave us entirely. Well, that’s what I felt when I returned home the other day, ...

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Orange Chicken: Wonderful American Chinese Dish

Orange Chicken

Orange chicken is an American Chinese dish. It is most commonly found at North American fast food restaurants consists of chopped, battered, and fried chicken pieces coated in a sweet orange-flavored chili sauce, which thickens or caramelizes to a glaze. It is most often found as a variation of General Tso’s chicken rather than the dish found in mainland China. ...

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Parsi Delight – Lagan nu Custard

Lagan nu Custard

Parsi Wedding Story Now, a Parsi wedding is no quiet ceremony. It is known to be an event much celebrated; a lavish affair and a Parsi delight altogether. The ceremony takes place with mirth and laughter in front of guests, or an Anjoman (assembly) that is arranged to bear witness to the special event. A Parsi wedding greatly relies on ...

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Remembering School Days and Ice Golas

Ice Gola

Now, who doesn’t like Ice Gola (Shaved Ice)? Ice gola was the thing to cool off with during the summers, when we would wait throughout the day in school, and get restless in the last period, for the bell to ring so that we could go out and have ice gola. That was part of our routine during the summers. ...

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Mediherbs and Mushroom Spaghetti

Mushroom Spaghetti

Ingredients: Spaghetti Shredded Spinach Sauted Mushroom – 1/4 cup Sliced Onion – 1/2 cup Chopped Garlic – 2 tsp Chopped green chilli – 1 tsp Olive oil – 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese Mediherbs – 1 tsp Preparation: In a pan, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil,  Add garlic, green chilli & onion. Let the garlic turn brown, then add mushrooms ...

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Green Mango Chutney

It wouldn’t be surprising if you’d seen me talking at length before about how summertime is all about mangoes, all kinds of mangoes: ripe-unripe, Chausa, Himsagar, Alphonse; used in all sorts of dishes in all sorts of ways- well, not literally, you know- be it Dal (lentils), pickles, chutneys, curries, drinks, desserts…the point being, summertime means MANGOES here in Bengal ...

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