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Crispy Bitter Gourd Kofta

bitter gourd koftas

Make crispy and creative Bitter gourd Koftas at home! Here’s the recipe in simple and easy steps!   Recipe serving: 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 pieces Bitter gourd Oil for deep fry For Filling: ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds ½ teaspoon Coriander seeds 1 piece dry chili 1 teaspoon Dry Mango powder (optional ) ½ ...

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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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Panta Bhat aar Shukno Daal (Soaked Rice and Dried Red Lentils)

Panta Bhat

Panta Bhat or Soaked Rice Panta bhat might be the commonest dish in Bengali cuisine, which is prepared from leftover food alone. Although, panta means “soaked in water” and bhat means “rice”, it is simply a preparation of lightly fermented rice. The leftover rice is soaked in water overnight and usually eaten in the morning the next day with green ...

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Mango Stick or Aam Kathi: Delicious Mango Delight

Delicious Mango Delight

Recipe & Photography: Sumon Majumder I was travelling to rural Bengal and in my journey, Malda was an obvious stop. Malda is a town but if you travel just 15km into it, you will land up in a completely different green Bengal surrounded by mango gardens. Malda means mangoes and vast acres of mango gardens. There are more than 1000 ...

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HEAVENLY HILSA

hilsa_Sorshe Ilish

Recipe by Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Mustard Gravy Hilsa (Tenualosa ilisha) Sorshe Ilish   ingredients: 8 Ilish steaks 2.5 tablespoons mustard seeds 3 tablespoon onion paste 6-7 green chillies 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon salt 3-4 tablespoon mustard oil   Recipe: Marinate the fish with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon turmeric and keep aside for 5 minutes. Make ...

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Kakrol Pur (Stuffed Teasel Gourd)

Kakrol Pur

Article: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Hey guys it’s time for some aromatic Bengali recipes. The teasel gourd is an egg-shaped yellowish green fruit, covered with a thick layer of soft spines. It is locally available during the monsoon season. I had always found teasel gourd completely unsavory till my granny came up with ‘ Kakrol Pur’. Now let me ...

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Spicy Meat Ball in Rich Tomato Sauce

Spicy Meat Ball in Rich Tomato Sauce

Recipe & Photography: Brinda Bungaroo Ingredients: For the meat ball 250 g quality lean minced beef 1 medium size small chili, finely chopped ( should you wish you may consider deseeding the chilli before chopping, I used purple hazel chilli in this recipe) 1 free-range egg 2 tablespoons semolina (instead of breadcrumbs) 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds 1teaspoon Sumac ...

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Kitchen-Friendly Baked Drumsticks

drumsticks

Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee I am a bit intimidated by drumsticks cause I love to eat them. Last weeknight my husband expressed his deep desire to savor some tender and juicy drumsticks. Since it was a no-time-to-cook night, I decided to use chicken that was in my freezer that particular day. Fortunately, I had three drumsticks in my ...

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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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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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