Free eBook on Bengali Festive Recipes – Saradiya Rannabati


What does the word Sharadiya ( or Saradiya) mean to you?

Surely, you would identify with the several connotations of the word beyond its literal meaning (that which comes in the Autumn). Hymns by Birendra Kishore Bhadra on All India Radio, the great homecoming (Bongs flock from all parts of the country/elsewhere to their hometown), the annual shopping frenzy (what are you wearing on Saptami? On Nabami evening?), Sharod publications (Patrika, Bartaman, Anandalok take your pick), the three eyed Ma Durga with her Pangopal, the Kash ful dancing to the tunes of the fluttering breeze, the hair raising yet rhythmic beat of the traditional Dhak, the exquisite Pandals and the teeming millions, the egg-roll stalls (and your diet regime goes for a toss!), Akalbodhan, Khain, Bisarjan

Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the Carnival of the Year!

Free eBook

This Festive Season, Cook Like a Bong brings to you a collection of 26 traditional and trendy Bengali recipes in a free eBook, titled Saradiya Rannabati 2010. You can check this Books First website and get various type recipe book. Do what you like, go anywhere you want, eat whatever you can lay your hands on. This Durga Puja, Eat Pray Live. 🙂


Eat Pray Live
Eat Pray Live


What’s on the Menu?

A collection of authentic Bengali recipes including fries, side dishes, main course and sweets and desserts from the BengaliCuisine kitchen and also from five different contributors. Unfold the secrets of the famous Kolkata phuchka. Know how to cook the brilliant looking Basanti pulao. Don’t miss the Chingri Bhapa, Doi Post Ilish or the mouthwatering Misti Doi. End the fare with Anarosher Chutney or Aamer Morobba.

Salivating already? Without wait, pounce on the delicacies. Please enter your name and email id in the box below to subscribe to our blog and we will give you the eBook for free.

Many Thanks to…

Thanks to all our readers, whose repeat visits to the website keep its traffic stats healthy. Kudos to the 2500+ strong community at Cook like a Bong’s Facebook Page – your discussions help everyone appreciate the myriad variations of Bangali Ranna. Special thanks to Jeet Saikia for designing the cover page of this e-book and to all our eBook recipe contributors.

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111 thoughts on “Free eBook on Bengali Festive Recipes – Saradiya Rannabati

    1. Hi Fatema,
      We have stopped sharing the book as of now. We will be coming up with a new ebook soon. So please stay tuned.

  1. Sudeshna I am a big fan of yours. tomar onek recipe try korecchi and they have all come out superb. Please send me the Sharodiya e-book as I don’t have it.

  2. Dear Sudeshna,
    I am soo happy by getting such a site for “Bangali Ranna”.Thank you
    soo much.Actually I am writting this mail to you for my sister.She likes you very much.
    If you send me an ebook for “Bangali Ranna” through my mail,I will be very very happy. Thanks again…

  3. Hi

    I would like to have a copy of your new books. actually my wife is asking me for it. pls send me a copy to my email id

    1. Hi Sankar,
      We have not yet published any new books. I have the old one, will send it over email.

  4. Hello Sudeshna Didi,

    I ama great fan of your blog and your blog is in my bookmark. 😀 . I have tried so many recipes such as tel koi, shorshe diye bata mach, achari murg from here and those tested just AWESOME. I am so much privileged by your posts. I am from Bangladesh and i am crazy for Kolkatar bengali ranna. 😀 . That’s why i am interested to get this cookbook. Will you do this favor on me?

    1. Hi Supriya,
      We have stopped sharing that recipe book. Its been a long time since we opened it, if you want it I can send it to your inbox.

  5. Hey Sudeshna,

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipes!!! 🙂
    Me, not a great cook like you, looking forward to your cookbook ‘Cook Like A Bong’! Could you please e-mail it to me? 🙂

    Also is there any other latest cookbook of yours released?
    Am going ga-ga over Bong food, you see! 😉

    I have actually started cooking serious dishes now-a-days and am getting impressive compliments that keep on pushing me to cook more interesting stuff. Hence, I’m now actually starting with preparing “typical” Bengali food. Need your help! 🙂

    Thanks a ton!

    Amrita Banerjea 🙂

  6. Would be delighted and will truly appreciate if you could send me a copy of the book to my email. Many thanks and wishing you the very best.

    Dr. Prema
    Muscat, Oman

  7. Hi was trying to download the ebook but couldnot.. seems you have stopped the download.. will be delighted if you can send me the copy on my mail

  8. Hi,

    Was trying to download the ebook from your site. Seems you have stopped the download. Can you send me the ebook on my email id please. will be delighted….

  9. Hi,

    Just chanced upon this site… was searching for something exactly like this! Loving it… please mail me the e-book too 🙂

  10. I post my request on 12th July 2012 but not get any reply or receive your valuable books. Would u please?

      1. Hi Sudeshna,

        How can I get access to your ebook? I would love to cook some delicacies this year for the Durga Puja going on now.


  11. Hi,
    This website is being very helpful to me.
    Thanks for all the recipes you hv posted, will surely try them.

    Please mail me the book if you can.

  12. Hi.
    I have enjoyed Bengali cuisine offered at the Aurobindho Ashram in Pondicherry. I would like to learn how to make Dal puri/Aloo Sabji served with it.
    I would love to have a copy of your e-boook please
    Thank You

    1. Poulomi,
      We have removed the dowbnload link long time back. Please give me a few days and I’ll send it to you through email.

  13. Hi Sudeshna,
    thanks a lot for this blog…please send me this book.. and please send me any microwave related book…

    1. Hi Monideepa,
      Thanks for the comment. Will send you the book in a few days. We have taken out the download link a long time back, will send it to you through email.

  14. I am big fan of Bangali ranna. Please send me the ebook. Grateful of your service to our bengali community.

    Best regards!

  15. Hi Sudeshna….. you have a wonderful collection of recipes…. Could u pls send me a copy of the e-book… thanks….

  16. First of all thanks for sharing your recipes. It’s really good for those who are outside home and missing bengali foods.
    Can you please send that book to me.
    Thanks in advance.
    Please keep it up.

  17. Hi

    I luv Bengali dishes but often we didn’t get time to go restaurants to eat. So if u can mail me a copy of ur e book will be great.

    Waiting for more Bengali home made dishes


  18. Hello,

    If will be highly appreciated if you please send mea copy of the book ‘cook like a bong’.

    Thanking you,

    Samiran Biswas

  19. Hi!

    Sent a request with all info for the e-book. Haven’t received confirmation e-mail as yet although your notification states that it has been sent. Please review e-mail add.

    Great job! Love the recipes.


    1. You’ll get an email notification from Aweber and if you open that email you’ll get that link to download the e-book.

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