Shukto | Bengali Style Mixed Vegetables cooked in a mustard and poppy seed paste

Shukto | Bengali Style Mixed Vegetables for Durga Puja

With Durga Puja festivities in the air, Bengali food is on my mind. Today I present Shukto, which is a whole load of vegetables cooked in a mustard and poppy seed paste and milk. The result is a very different tasting vegetable that tastes phenomenal with hot rice and ghee. My colleagues

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Durga Puja Recipes

Durga Puja Recipes

I love Navratri in general. It is a time when Mumbai is all aglow with colour, and there is song, and dance in the air. Towards the end of the Navratri period comes this festival of Durga Puja, that is very special to Bengalis and others in East India. This is a

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Bengali Tomato Khejur Aamshottor Chutney | Bengali Style Tomato, Date, and Mango Leather Chutney

Bengali Tomato Khejur Aamshottor Chutney | Tomato, Date, Mango Leather Chutney

When I first read about the Bengali Tomato Khejur Aamshottor Chutney, I wanted to try it that instant. Much water has flown under the bridge and I finally got round to making this delectable Bengali Style Tomato, Date, Mango Leather Chutney this past week. I also think the timing is perfect

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Dimer Jhol or Dimer Dalna – Bengali Egg Curry with Panch Phoran

Today I am posting the recipe for Dimer Jhol or Bengali Style Egg Curry. Also, known as Dimer Dalna, there are many variations of this curry. This recipe features the one that uses Panch Phoran, the traditional Bengali spice mix of mustard (rai), cumin (jeera), nigella (kalonji), fenugreek (methi) and fennel

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Mishti Doi – Durga Puja Special Recipe

Mishti Doi is one of my favourite Bengali desserts. Yes, I love the Payesh, Rosogulla, Kancha Gola, and more, but there is something about the caramel-flavoured Mishti Doi that I cannot resist. One of the best places to find great Mishti Doi is at Durga Puja. It is one of my favourite festivals and

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Parwal, Potol or Pointed Gourd Stir-Fry

Parwal, Potol or Pointed Gourd Stir-Fry: A Crispy, Crunchy Side Dish for Curd Rice, Sambar Rice or Bisi Bele Bhath.

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