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Chaler Payesh | Bengali Rice Kheer

Now that Ganeshotsav is over, it is time to look forward to Navratri and Durga Puja. I have been thinking of a range of dishes to make to celebrate these festivals and I kick-off the series with the recipe for a traditional Bengali favourite called Chaler Payesh. It is a delectable Bengali Rice Kheer and...

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Muger Mithai | Bengali Moong Dal Laddu

Today I present Muger Mithai or a Bengali Moong Dal Laddu for the Foodie Monday Blog Hop theme of Festive Recipes. I chose this recipe for a special reason; today is Raksha Bandhan and yesterday was Friendship Day. So, I wanted a sweet that was celebrate both my sibling and my friends. First, since this is a blog...

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Chennar Payesh | Bengali Cottage Cheese Kheer | Paneer Kheer

Ugadi 2017 falls on March 29, 2017. On this day food rules the roost starting with traditional Ugadi Pachadi, and traditional favourites like Chintapandu Pulihora and Bellam Paramannam. As I was contemplating a “different type of payasam” I could make this day, I thought of the Bengali Chennar Payesh | Paneer Kheer. Made with freshly...

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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 at work polished it off and...

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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 collection of  Durga Puja Recipes...

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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 (saunf) seeds. The Panch Phoran lends...