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Mysore Rasam

Rasam or Saaru is a traditional South Indian soup prepared mainly using tamarind juice as base with addition to tomato, chili pepper, pepper and cumin and othe spices as seasonings. But the interesting fact that I came to know is that Rasam is the basis of the Anglo Indian Mulligatawny soup. This is the corrupted version of the Tamil word ‘Milagu-t- tannir ‘meaning pepper water. It is said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose once commented that if he had command over the country, he would have declared Rasam a national drink. I can easily understand why He told this it is absolutely delicious spicy flavorful and tangy. I tried my hand on Rasam a year back and it turned out fabulous but till then didn’t get the chance to revisit the dish. This time my friend Anjana brings Mysore rasam for potluck and I get the opportunity to visit her kitchen and bring the taste to my home. I must say Mysore rasam the way she cooked is absolutely excellent. I don’t make any change but this time I use s…

Taler Bora / Sugar Palm Fried Fritters

Murli Manohar, Braj K Dharohar, Wo Nandalal Gopala Hai. Bansi Ki Dhun Par Sab Dukh Harnewala, Murli Manohar Aane Wale Hai. HAPPY JANMASTAMI TO ALL Taler Bora is a delicious sweet delicacy of Bengal served to Lord Krishna in the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmashtami that is Lord Krishna’s Birthday. Borassus flabellifer, the Asian Palmyra palm, Toddy palm, Sugar palm, or Cambodian palm is known as tal in Bengali where as in Tamil it is called Nungu, Taati Munjalu in Telegu, Tale Hannu or Taati ningu in Kannada, Panna nangu in Malayalam and Manjul in Urdu, Tadgola in Marathi. Taler Bora is made from the yellowish viscous fluidic substance obtained from the ripe palm fruit. We Bong think that our little Gopal ji love this fritters so it is a must make in his birthday. I hope you too will love it. Once you make it successfully you can't stop, you will get addicted to this fritters. So what are you all waiting for give it a try...relish and enjoy the happiness of our belo…

Mughlai Paratha

Mughlai Paratha is a very old snack that Kolkata’s many small and well known restaurants serve till date. This was very popular way before when Kolkata was not invaded by KFC counters or Chinese and  not even South Indian snacks. There was a very small restaurant in near the Metro Cinema called Anadi .May be 50 to 60 years old, I have heard from my father that many bigges of that time from politicians to big film stars and directors come to this open faced restaurant to relish Mughlai pratha. They serve it with either potato curry or kosha mangsho (dry mutton preparation) till date the restaurant is standing there serving Mughlai Paratha to thousands. It is our favorite destination too. Whenever I go for shopping to New Market can’t stop myself to peep in and order one. But last few days I can’t make it so thought let’s give it a try at home. The main flavor that I get from their paratha is ginger they use a loads and that makes its unique though the dough have its own magic too. …

Pumpkin Rasamalai / Happy Independence Day

I want to wish all my Indian friends A Very Happy Independence Day.
Rasmalai is a well known Bengali dessert . In Bengali we call it Rosomalai. Rasmalai is derived from and Hindi word which mean Ras means “ juice” and Malai means “cream”. Rasmalai are soft cottage cheese balls dipped in creamy sweet flavored milk. We will be celebrate 67th Independence day tomorrow . So here is a sweet treat for all my Indian friends. Today's recipe is bit different from the regular rasmalai. The twist in this recipe is the add of pumpkin. Hope you all like it.

Tomato Chutney Bengali Style

Bengali style tomato chutney is a sweet chutney. Bengali spread is never ever complete without a delicious sweet chutney and among the all tomato chutney is the most popular . may it be Birthday parties, wedding dinner, festive feast, potlucks or religious function where full course meal is served to God, is not complete without a delicious sweet chutney. Today I am sharing with the you all the most famous one and the easy to make one. I am sure you all will like it. Taking this chutney to our Potluck Party Cyber Style . Hope my friends too will enjoy it.

Cheesy Ilish Bhapa

Ilish or Hilsha is the most wanted fish in Bengal and during the rainy season I think every house has their own specialty beside the traditional Ilish dishes. Ilish Bhapa is an age old steamed preparation known to every Bong but I love to put a little twist it.This little twist make this dish more delectable. The best part of this recipe is that it's the most easy and quick to make dish but it taste awesomely delicious.