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Arhar Dal – Pigeon peas

Madhur Jaffrey writes evocatively about Dals in Curry Bible, “you can take meat, fish and vegetables from an Indian, but you cannot take away his dal – the core of his meal.” Dal = pulses or legume, forms an integral … Continue reading

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Dal paturi/ Lentil cake baked in banana leaf packets

Paturi is a style of traditional Bengali cooking wrapped and steamed/roasted in banana leaf. We, Bengalis, are somewhat unique in our food habits wherein the majority eat fish, meat and eggs. The Bengali cuisine has evolved over time and age, … Continue reading

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