Monthly Archives: August 2014

Kalo morich aloor dum – Potatoes cooked in black pepper paste

‘Aloor dum‘ or commonly called ‘Dum aloo‘ has innumerable regional variations. There are not only several variations but also a variety of way to serve it. Commonly, it is served with any kind of ‘poori’ which is a unleavened deep … Continue reading

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Dal puri

A traditional Bengali breakfast, usually served with ‘aloor dum‘ (coming soon !! ) ๐Ÿ˜‰ People usually call ‘Dal puri’ as ‘Radhaballavi‘, but they aren’t the same. There is a difference of a vital ingredient, lentils. I have come across several … Continue reading

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Musings……..Bhurran and us

I cannot decide whether this should ‘us’ story or ‘bhurran’s’. Let me begin with the word ‘Bhurran’ ……a word much associated with my birthplace Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. It simply denotes anything ‘bhura’ – shades of brown, from light to dark. … Continue reading

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Stuffed Bitter gourds with soy granules – Bharwan karela

Delhi and it’s people has taught me plenty. Majority are foodies ๐Ÿ˜€ and that is the part of Delhi i love โค Bitter gourds were never my favorite vegetable, till Delhi happened ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course, we Bongs too know how … Continue reading

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Split green gram with green papaya – Kancha pepe diye moog dal

Pulses or dal is a very important part of the Indian diet. For vegetarians, pulses are the biggest source of protein. Not only India is an agrarian economy, we also the world’s largest producer and consumer of pulses or legumes. … Continue reading

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Chicken mince fritters

A cup of chicken mince was languishing in one corner of the freezer ๐Ÿ˜‰ And i was not in a mood to cook I was thinking of making kebabs ……….. Pakhi came back home from the playground sweaty and hungry. … Continue reading

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Aloo posto – Potatoes with poppy seeds

‘Aloo posto’ is like an anthem in every Bengali household around the world. ๐Ÿ™‚ Another traditional vegetarian food. Posto = poppy seeds = khus khus (Hindi). It may sound like a boast, but Bengali women dominates, though we are not … Continue reading

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Meethi bareek seviyan – Sweetened angel hair vermicelli

Vermicelli, technically is a type of pasta of the spaghetti variety. The ‘bareek’ or ‘angel hair’ variety are like fine strands of hair and has a diameter between 0.8 mm – 0.9 mm. A sweetened version of this variety of … Continue reading

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Mulor Chenchki – radish stir fry

Religion, is a multi – faceted sword and to me, and is born out of fear. Fear of ?? God ?? sins??…….Well this post is not about analyzing these aspects of relationship between man and religion, it is about the … Continue reading

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Natal plum aka Karonda pickle

Natal plums are nearly all round fruits of a tree known as ‘killer’. The tree is considered by many as weed tree, though the fruit is deliciously tangy. to the unknown, an overdose of this fruit may be suicidal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carissa_macrocarpaContinue reading

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