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‘Maach Bhaja’- The Bong Fish Fry

fish fry

Article: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Maach Bhaja is a part of daily menu in Bengal and some parts of Bihar and U.P. It is the simplest recipe of seafood lovers. Apart from quenching the fish thirst it is instant source of energy and essential oils. While taking in the charming and alluring breeze of Bengal’s most popular seaside resort ...

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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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Mathura Cake from the land of temples

Mathura Cake

A sequel to ‘Pous Mela & Malai Kulfi: A Story in Two Parts’ Okay. So I’m not going to tell you HOW crowded Pous Mela is or HOW noisy the streets of Bolpur are during the fair or HOW difficult and rare it is to get a chance to stroll cozily around the fair ground and take your time to ...

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Poush Mela and Malai Kulfi: A story in two parts

poush mela

Part I: The Mela It was on our list of places-to-go-this-year for a long time. Then it made it to the places-we-have-to-visit-this year list. Finally, as December started to pull towards an end with the new year approaching, we packed our bags, readied ourselves and embarked on a journey we’ve been expecting to undertake for quite a while, that is, ...

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Egg-Cellent

egg

Article: Debrup Bhattacharya Photography: Saugata Banerjee , Sudipta Chowdhury The finest egg roll I ever had was in a street joint near the Tea Board building in Dalhousie, Kolkata. The mere aroma of the egg with the chapatti was mouth watering. The joint had no chairs or stools, you have to stand and place your order and eat it standing ...

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Haatey-Bajaarey

Haat

Article: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee Haat Predominant in rural areas, ‘Haat’ is a common market place where buyers and sellers meet once or twice in a week to sell whatever is grown in their farm or sometimes sell as intermediaries. Due to lack of customers, there is no permanent market, so the sellers meet at a fixed place on ...

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Phuchka : Crispy mouth-watering dumplings

phuchka

Phuchka is to Indians what puffy Taco is to Mexicans. You grab a bite whenever you want, wherever you want. It is a very popular snack in Kolkata —well, almost everyone has to have it whenever one goes out— and Bengalis seem to have a Phuchka-craving nearly all the time. And the plus side of it is that it is ...

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