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Mushur Dal

Mushur dal or Mushurir Dal is ubiquitous in every Bengali household. Mushur Dal aka Masoor dal (dhuli) in Hindi, Pink lentils in English, is all Bengali favorite 😉 and cooked in many ways. Presenting here is the thin, watery kind … Continue reading

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Winter Platter 5 – Stir fried french beans, Crispy potatoes, Dal shedho, Plain parantha and natal plum pickle

My 200th post !!! Phewww !!!! 😉 As winter winds up, it ushers in the spring 🙂 Time to wind up the platter series. This is the second -last installment for this winter. Presenting the Winter Platter 5 with Stir … Continue reading

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Dal makhani

Dal makhani, a favorite in north Indian households. No function or gathering is complete without this particular dish. Dal makhani = buttery lentils will be the literal translation 😉 but it actually its is whole lentils and beans simmered in … Continue reading

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Green shallots with Bengal gram lentil/ Chana dal

I wait every year for the Green shallots/ Hara pyaaz to appear in the markets. Culinary delights of this vegetable are endless and flavorsome – from paranthas, fried rice to chutneys and salads ! I need not mention the benefits … Continue reading

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Carrot greens with lentils – Gajar ka Saag

I bought a bunch of baby carrots with greens. I had no idea what to do with the greens and voiced my thoughts out loud to the vegetable vendor. Now I have been a regular customer to this vendor for … Continue reading

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Baked bharwan baingan khichdi – Baked Indian kedgeree with stuffed brinjals

This recipe is just an innovative and interesting way to serve khichdi. 🙂 Khichdi is one of the much loved comfort food of Indians. ❤ Easy to cook and good to eat 😉 The humble khichdi was the inspiration behind … Continue reading

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Mochar Ghonto – Banana Blossom stir fry

The banana plant is an omnipresent entity in our Bengali culture. Use of banana leaf and plant is considered auspicious in our culture. Traditionally guests were served food on banana leaf. The mythological stories and concepts of Kola bau are interesting … 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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