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8 September, 2016

Apeler achar(Apple sweet pickle)

Apeler achar(Apple sweet pickle)
Comments : 4 Posted in : Bong Connection, Dessert, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian on by : indrani
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Share This: Pickle making is an age old tradition in Indian household.In my family specially because we are Bengalis ,having something sweet after meal is  a compulsion.The taste buds start craving  for something sweet after every meal.In that case these homemade sweet pickles come to rescue.My mom makes these regularly and store in a jar
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3 June, 2016

Alu amadar chop (Potato fritters with mango ginger)

Alu amadar chop (Potato fritters with mango ginger)
Posted in : Bong Connection, Recipe, Vegan, Vegetarian on by : indrani
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Share This: These fritters are fragrant  of childhood memories  with remembrance of evening get-together with neighbors at home or watching World cup or Wimbledon together with the whole family in television .During my childhood not every neighbor had their own TV  sets so we  as kids used to have fun in the evening watching TV
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4 October, 2014

Machher matha badhakopi(Cabbage with fish head)

Machher matha badhakopi(Cabbage with fish head)
Posted in : Bong Connection, Fish on by : indrani
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Share This: This is a typical Bengali recipe and Bengali like fish in all forms.The large heads of river fishes like rohu, Katla are preferred.It is healthy as the fish heads are rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and Calcium. Ingredients 1.Fish heads (1 cut into two pieces from middle lengthwise ) 2.Cabbage(1) 3.All spice
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3 October, 2014

Peas kachori( peas stuffed crisp indian bread)

Peas kachori( peas stuffed crisp indian bread)
Posted in : Breakfast, Vegan, Vegetarian on by : indrani
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Share This: This is very popular breakfast recipe among the people of East India mainly Bengal.These small rolled  stuffed wheat breads can be deep fied in oil ,vanaspati(hydrogenated oil)or ghee.We eat these with a side dish made of Channa dal or a curry made of potatoes.I made these recently during Navratri for my young little
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13 September, 2014

Green Veggies in poppy seed paste( posto)

Green Veggies in poppy seed paste( posto)
Posted in : Vegan, Vegetarian on by : indrani
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Share This: This is a traditional recipe from eastern part of  India to where I belong.In this recipe the vegetables specially potatoes,okra etc are simmered in the poppy seeds paste.Poppy seeds are dried seeds of the poppy plant.They are rich in carbohydrates and are considered good source of energy.Poppy seeds soaked in water can be
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8 September, 2014

Tomato chutney (Dessert with Caramalized Tomato and Dates)

Tomato chutney (Dessert with Caramalized Tomato and Dates)
Posted in : Bong Connection, Dessert, Vegan, Vegetarian on by : indrani
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Share This: This is a very popular dessert and it is must in our home during any festive season.It goes well with fried rice,pilaf,steamed rice,khichdi ,anything.You can add your choice of fruits like apple ,pine apple ,papaya ,mango etc to make a variant.You can vary the sugar content as per your taste.Taking a photo of
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3 September, 2014

MACHHER PATURI( Fish steamed in Banana leaf with mustard sauce)

MACHHER PATURI( Fish steamed in Banana leaf with mustard sauce)
Posted in : Bong Connection, Fish on by : indrani
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Share This: It is a special traditional preparation from Bengal where the fish pieces are steamed in Banana leaves after coating them with mustard paste. Ingredients 1.5 to 6 big pieces of fish (preferably boneless) 2.Lemon(juice of 1 lemon) 3.Salt (as per taste) 4.Turmeric (A pinch for colour) 5.mustard seeds (1/2 cup) 6.Poppy seeds (1/2
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30 August, 2014

Doi Machh(Fish in Yoghurt mustard sauce)

Doi Machh(Fish in Yoghurt mustard sauce)
Posted in : Bong Connection, Fish on by : indrani
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Share This: There are many varieties of this recipe among which I like this variey with mustard paste the most.The challenge in this recipe is to keep the composition of curd intact so that the curd doesn’t get split and get separated from the water.The curd should be thick creamy with less water content if
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19 August, 2014

Fish or Chicken Mughlai Paratha( fried flat bread stuffed with minced chicken/Fish and egg)

Fish or Chicken Mughlai Paratha( fried  flat bread stuffed with minced chicken/Fish and egg)
Posted in : Bong Connection, Chicken, Egg on by : indrani
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Share This: It is one of the most popular Bengali cuisines .It said to have been originated from south Asia during the Mughal rule.It uses all purpose flour or maida ,though I stuck to whole wheat flour for health.But Maida will give you the best taste.   Ingredients 1.Refined flour (250 gms) 2.Oil (2 cups
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