The Puja has arrived. Yesterday was Shasthi, which marked the starting of worshipping of the Goddess of power, Devi Durga. Click on to have asneak pick of the Kolkata Puja on Shasthi day.
The approach to celebrate Mahalaya at Bangalore is way different than in the Bengali heartland. This post is an account of how different these two approaches are. One is an account of an immigrant bong in the IT City and the other account is from a pakka Bongo Tanaya at Kolkata.
Savour, with pictures.
Shubo Devi Pokkho everyone.
Announcing the event for this month – Cooking with Seeds, the brain child of Priya of Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes.
The theme for the month is poppy, the most widely used seed (spice) in any kind of cuisine. Do share your recipes with us and also your love for this wonderful seed.
The countdown begins for the biggest festival of the year – Durga Puja. Less than a fort night to go before it all begins. To share our joy in this Autumn festival, we at Cook Like a Bong has brought to you with a calendar for the month of October.
Download it and use it as your desktop image to feel the essence of this month. Also get to know the timings of Durga Puja, 2010. Click to read more…
Sharadiya signifies multiple images – three eyed Durga, Kash Ful, Pujo shankha, exquisite pandals, teeming millions and of course, pet pujo.
Ladies and Gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to the Carnival of the Year!
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. Do what you like, go anywhere you want, eat whatever you can lay your hands on. This Durga Puja, Eat Pray Live. 🙂
Ganesh Chaturthi marks the advent of the great home coming of the Goddess, Ma Durga. Though not much celebrated in the Eastern part of the sub-continent, still the most loving son of the goddess takes a small place on this day.
The elephant headed Lord of wealth and wisdom is welcome to our home with his favorite food – modak. Here’s a quick and easy way to prepare these sweet dumplings.
9 new posts for this month including the January Round-up. Starting from Bengali’s favorite sandesh to the cake in microwave. The Valentine’s week had a new recipe each day of the week.
We also published our first product review, the Gits Karaisutir Kachuri mix. Though it was a free review, we got the products from the company.
The festival of colors knocked at the end of the month and it was a pleasure to play with the colors after 3 long years.
The festival of colors. Though almost the entire North Indian will be celebrating Holi on Monday, we here in the Eastern part of the country celebrated it this morning.
This festival of colors considered as the National Festival of the country is the largest festival in the sub-continent. The colors, the customs, the rituals is the essence of this spring festival.
We at Cook Like a Bong wish you all a very Happy Holi.
Wishing you all a very Happy Promise Day. Four days into the Valentine’s Week Special, here I am with a new recipe. This time though a little different. This bread chopsuey is more to please your little one.
The simple and easy to prepare recipe is sure to steal the heart of your kid with its color and taste. Prepare it, and I bet your little one can’t just ignore this tempting breakfast.
When you think about Teddy, what comes to mind? Cute, sweet, soft, friendly, crying shoulder. Think of any good adjective and that becomes descriptive of a Teddy. Usually, guys hate teddies (of course there’re exceptions). I am still to find out why. Any ideas?
Enjoy Paneer Pulao in Rice Cooker on Teddy Day today (don’t ask the relation). On first two days of Valentine’s week, we’ve talked about Matar Paneer Bengali ishtyle and Chocolate Cake.
Enjoy the simplicity.
Valentine Day is just round the corner and the count down has begun. We at Cook Like a Bong are celebrating this week of love with some special recipe just meant for your special one.
The chocolate cake in microwave with a smooth bitter sweet chocolate sauce is just what you would expect to share on this Chocolate Day.
Enjoy the special day with your special one.
“…..I think for two people to really love each other to really commit to each other it has to be an act of will.
Or a decision. And I think two people have to live that decision every day. Even when things are hard and you feel like giving up you have to hang on to that decision, that choice to love each other. Even if it’s only by a thread. I let that thread break once. This time, it won’t. Will you marry me?” – Luke Harrison from Stepmom movie.
I couldn’t resist but quote these words on this very special day. Click to know more and to get a lovely recipe to share with your special one.
The festivities have passed. Oil and spices had taken over the meals for the past weeks, and so to give a little rest to the tummy, here’s the non-spicy cumin flavored rice.
Preparation time; 3min
Cooking time: 20 + 5min
Enjoy this festive season with a spicy potato curry in a different style. This typical Bengali recipe is made with baby potatoes in a rich gravy of cumin, grounded scented rice, and garam masala.
Preparation time: 1hr 10min
Cooking time: 20min
Wishing you all a very Happy Festive Season.