Tag Archives: Durga Puja

Kumror shaak-er Chorchori – Vegetables with pumpkin greens

Durga Puja and no pandal hopping ? Sacrilege !!  Went pandal hopping at Chittaranjan Park, a part of Delhi considered the mini Bengal. Whenever am there, i shop for all goodies which makes my Bengali soul, happy ! I stumbled … Continue reading

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Doi Illish – Hilsa in mustard and yogurt sauce/gravy

When did i last blogged ? Good question 😜 Must be a decade !  So here i am once again, no excuses, just been lazy 😉 Durga Puja, a ten day duration festival, and all Bengalis of the world unites … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Careful

Be good. If you cannot be good, be careful. Phucchka, Pani puri, Golgappe, Pani ke patashe, Pakodi, Gup chup, Phulki and many more are different names to one of India’s famous evergreen street food. It has evolved over the years … Continue reading

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Sweet tomato chutney with raisins

Traditionally, the sweetness to this chutney is given by jaggery, but i have used sugar. Raisins will impart the slight tangy taste in this otherwise sweet chutney. There are innumerable ways this chutney can be made – with dates or … Continue reading

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Labra – Bengali style mix -veg

Labra is a kind of mix veg item with prescribed vegetables unlike its counterpart the famous mix -veg. 🙂 Labra is the perfect accompaniment to the khichuri bhog. Once upon a time, traditionally, bhog was served in ‘donas‘. Donas were … Continue reading

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Khichuri Bhog

There are lots of ritual related to this Kichuri Bhog. The Bhog and all there accompaniments, that to be offered to the Goddess, has to cooked by community members who are ‘Dikhwito‘. Diksha means initiation into some Hindu group. Incidently, … Continue reading

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Durga Puja Platter

The early morning silence is broken by ‘shonkho dhwoni‘ (blowing of the conch shell) and ‘daak‘( traditional drum). Maa (Durga) has arrived in full pomp and style !! ❤ It is time to unveil her face 🙂 Time for Bodhon, … Continue reading

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Mango Phirni

Ahhhhh……….the king of fruits!!! Mango season is over, few last remaining mangoes are being sold in the market. So i bought a few to bid adieu to this royal fruit for this season. And what could be more appropriate than … Continue reading

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Water chestnut flour -bottle gourd thalipeeth/ flat bread

Water chestnut or Water Caltrop, commonly grows in warmer climes of South Asia and Eurasia, called Singhada or Pani phal in India. Read more about it here . The flour is obtained by sun drying the chestnuts and grinding into flour. … Continue reading

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Sentient food platter- sattvic food for navratras

Navratras or Durga Puja or Dussera, and many more names to the 10 day Hindu festival during Autumn. Celebrated throughout the world by innumerable traditions, customs and rituals. Food is important part of all the rituals. With 29 states, 7 … Continue reading

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