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Begun Posto: Eggplants with Poppy Seeds Paste

 

This is another traditional Bengali recipe. Eggplants are  lightly sauteed and then cooked in the creamy poppy seed paste. It is amazingly simple and flavorful. This happens to be one of those dishes where no spices are required.

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Pineapple Cranberry Chutney

 

One year flew by. Didn’t it? ¬†Never to come back. Never to repeat. Never to offer us another chance.

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Aloo Bhaate/Aloo Makha: Mashed Potatoes the Bengali Way

 

 

Aloo Bhaate or mashed potatoes is the most basic dish in Bengali cuisine. It happens to be our quintessential comfort food. I will go ahead a little further and say that Aloo Bhaate defines a Bengali to a certain extent.

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Bengali Mishti Pulao: Bengali Style Pilaf with Cashews and Raisins

 

 

The sound of “Mishti Pulao” takes me back to this little girl dining on this tiny table and chair, set by the family dining table just where the door opens. It is Christmas lunch. The family has gathered around the table. Crisp winter air blows in through the door, making the food [...]

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Kumro/Lau Pata Bata: Spiced Pumpkin/Gourd Leaf Paste

 

Twenty years back when I left behind my home, my family and my childhood to begin a new life in this country, I had no idea how much I would miss the everyday things that I took for granted: the hand pump which spurted out water with every squeeze, the call of the [...]

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