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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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How to Make Goan Prawn Balchao

How to Make Goan Prawn Balchao

Are you in a mood for some tasty and lip-smacking food? Then try out Prawn Balchao. This delicious food recipe is from the state of Goa which is popular for its seafood delicacies. The Goan cuisine has a variety of prawn and other delightful seafood recipes. The use of exotic spices in this recipe gives it an irresistible flavor. The ...

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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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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)


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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Spicy Fried Okra

spicy fried okra

Okra, or bindhi, is cooked in many different ways in all sorts of Indian, Bangladeshi and Srilankan dishes. For best results it should be fried in a little oil until golden brown with a nutty taste, then added to other vegetables or covered with a sauce. Spicy fried okra is very simple and is eaten as a snack in many ...

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Rice Omelette – What a breakfast!

rice omelette

So, you woke up late and you’re late for office or you have to drop the kids to school who are getting late or finish your assignment that you left incomplete the previous night or you need to run an errand for something important at the very first hour in the morning or you’re just simply feeling lazy in the ...

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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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Fish roe fritters in hot mustard sauce

fish roe

Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Recipe serving: 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Bengalis love to relish each and every part of the fish. Being an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids fish roe is an indispensible savory in every bong household. ‘ Maacher dim er Bora’ or fish roe fritters are immensely in demand at ...

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