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Spicy Chayote ‘ChowChow’ Stew

Chayote

Recipe & Photography: Brinda Bungaroo Chayote, also known as “Chow Chow”, is this lovely pear shaped light green vegetable of gourd family. It is one of the well-recognized vegetables in Mauritius, mid-American regions and in some southern US states like California, Louisiana, and Florida. Chowchow is a perennial vine that climbs by clinging and it needs a well-drained moist soil ...

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Nagamese Cuisine – Galho

An Introduction to Nagamese Cuisne: Part 1 Nagamese 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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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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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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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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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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Fale – Savouring the taste of Himalayan Cuisine

himalayan cuisine

Recipe & Photography: Sumon Majumder I have always been fascinated by mountains and hills. Time and time again, I find the mountain-side drawing me towards it. And each time I visit the mountains, I learn something new; something I’d never known and come back with fresh memories to cherish later on. This time, it came in the shape of a ...

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Nikujaga : Sailors’ Saviour, You Saved My Day

nikujaga

  Off-day, idle wintry afternoon; tongue and hands in two minds, one of the appetite for the meaty and soupy kind, the other of laziness despising any thought of work too. Now you might be wondering what this is all about. Why on earth is this person scribbling down poetry out of the blue? I totally get you. I mean, ...

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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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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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