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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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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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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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Tutti Frutti Delight

Tutti Frutti Delight

Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee This weekend I expressed a desired to create fruit ice-cream at home. Especially for my brother, who looks for ways to boost fruit intake. Tutti fruitti being a hot summer favorite I chose to prepare some of it using only dry fruits, fruits , milk and sugar. As we all know that few things ...

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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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