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Showing posts from October, 2013

Channar Jeelapi/ Channar Jalebi / Panner Jalebi

Diwali is coming and to make it more sweet and memorable I am sharing with you all an authentic Bengali delicious sweet recipe Channar Jeelapi / Indian cottage cheese jalebi. The shape looks bit difficult but it is very easy to make and less expertise is needed than to make ordinary jalebi. It is very soft delicious sweet . I shared a very old traditional family secret recipe from a Granny. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Bhetki Macher Jhol and A Simple Bengali Lunch Menu

Bengal general dishes are very simple and take little time to cook and less spicy. Today I thought to share with you all a very simple Bengali platter. This consist of Bhetki Macher Jhol(barramundi stew) and three fried vegetables with ghee (clarified butter) green chilly and lemon wedge and salt. I hope you all will relish this simple lunch platter.

Masala Mete Bhaja/ Spicy Stir Fried Mutton Liver

Mutton liver which is called mete in Bengali is not only tasty but very healthy too. It’s rich in protein and Vitamin – A, good for the younger people but for the older people make the portion size small cause it is very rich in fat. Today I make a festive style very spicy and delicious stir fried mutton liver dish. It goes well with paratha , naan or cumin rice or fried rice. Make this yummy recipe and let me know how you pair it. I am sure all who love spicy dishes during festive months will love this recipe.

Lakshmi Puja’s Bengali Sweet Platter

In West Bengal, Orissa and Assam, the most important day to worship Goddess Lakshmi falls on the full moon day in lunar month Ashwin. Lakshmi Puja on Purnima Tithi in month of Ashwin is known as Kojagari Puja and more commonly known as Bengal Lakshmi Puja. Kojagari Puja Purnima is more famously known as Sharad Purnima in most parts of India. In Kojagari Lakshmi puja we prepare some special traditional sweets. Today I am sharing those age old delicacies with you hope you will like it. Subho Bijoya and Happy Lakshmi Puja to all. May Goddess of Wealth bring abundance and happiness health and peace in all our homes.

Prawn Stuffed Chilly Bhajji / Deep Fried Banana Pepper With Prawn

Chilly Bajji or Mirchi Bhajji is a popular street food in India and in different parts it is known by different names as in South India it is known as milagai bajji, molaga bajji or Mulaku Bajji and when you come to North it is known as Mirchi pakoda. This is not only a popular street food but a delicious snacks with cup of hot tea or coffee. Today I am giving you the recipe of prawn stuffed banana pepper,a little add of prawn make the simple dish more festive and it taste out of the world, which is awesomelicious in it’s own way. I think in coming Durga puja you can well treat your guest with this grand starter.

Mistanna / Sweet Rice

The most happening festival of my city Durga puja is right at the corner and today is Mahalaya the end of Pitri paksha and beigning of Devi paksha . According to Hindu scriptures, at the beginning of Pitru Paksha, the sun enters the zodiac sign of Virgo (Kanya). Coinciding with this moment, it is believed that the spirits leave Pitru–loka and go to reside in their descendants' homes for a month until the sun enters the next zodiac—Scorpio (Vrichchhika)—and there is a full moon. Hindus are expected to propitiate the ancestors in the first half, during the dark fortnight. Due to the grace of the Yama, it has been ordained that offerings made during this period benefit all the departed souls, whether they are connected to you or not. The manes return to their abode on the evening of Deepavali. The story why the Pitru Paksha is marked by daan and charity is narrated in the Mahabharata. Among all daan Anna dan is the greatest t of its all. In this 15 days time it’s a ritual to feed …