Kasha Mangsho – Bengali Mutton Curry

With less than a week to go for Saptami, its time for a brief on the relevant pujas and a savouring dish. Two events passed by – Vishwakarma Puja and Mahalaya.

Pujor Ranna features Kasha Mangsho today.

Preparation time: 1hr
Cooking time: 30min
Reading Time: 5 min

Luchi

A breakfast with some luchi, alu dum and sandesh will make the day for any Bong. Bengalis cannot get enough of these fluffy fried phulkas. Luchi, luuchi, lucchi, poori, puri, phulka – whatever one can call them, but to any Bong it’s an essence of pure ecstasy.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 30min
Makes 20 luchis

Get featured in Durga Puja Food Festival

15 days to go for the biggest Bong festival of the year. Yes you have guessed it right, its Durga Puja time. To mark the occasion, we are organizing an event, “Durga Puja Food Festival”.

Send in your recipes for the event and win an exciting Prize.

Bonus Takeaway: An eBook will be compiled at the end of the festival with selected recipes.

Deadline: 22nd September EoD

Narkel Nadu

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi started only a few year back at our home. Earlier, it was either the calendar or the TV that reminded Bongs of this festival.
I prepared narkel nadu for the God of wisdom, and it turned out to be just like mom’s, the nadu she prepares during Durga Puja.
Ganapati Bappa Mourya!
Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 7-8min
Makes 15 naadu

A bengali’s take on Ganesh Chaturthi

Earlier, the only ways bongs knew that it was Ganesh Chaturthi – was either looking at a holiday calendar or watching Ganesha idol immersion at Mumbai on TV. But, this year I celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi at my Kolkata house. Alpona, Pujo, Narkel Nadu – it was a total bong affair altogether.

Here’s my festival dairy and some mythology dose for the auspicious day.

Ganpati Baapa Mourya!

Patishapta

Bengalis are renowned for their love for anything sweet, be that Rasogolla, Sandesh, or any kind of Pithe / Pitha. Among all these Pithe, the most popular one is Patishapta. Patishapta is prepared with rice and wheat flour mixed together, forming a crepe and having a coconut and jaggery filling.
Reading time: 3min
Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 25mins
Makes 10 patishapta

Harvest: The Festival of Rice: Roundup Part II

With many types of rice, it really took me long to come up with the round-up. I would like to thank Hema and Easy to Cook for sending so many recipes for the event. Please let me know if I have missed out any of your recipes. You can see the first part of roundup…