Macher Matha Diye Dal – Fish Head in Moong Dal

Macher Matha Diye Dal – Fish Head in Moong Dal

Did you know that dals were virtually unknown in ancient Bengali cuisine? This is one stark difference between the ancient and contemporary foods of Bengal. The superabundant supply of fish, thanks to its terrain meshed with rivers, delayed the use of pulses as a rich...
Keema Bharey Karela

Keema Bharey Karela

To be honest! I hated bitter gourd or Karela as we call them in India when I was a child. So bitter! I mean, which school going kid likes Karela or for that matter Parmal, Ghiya, Tori. Yuck! Where these green vegetables are concerned, Mom tried her level best to...
Halloween and the Candy Chocolate Cake

Halloween and the Candy Chocolate Cake

Being the daughter of an Armed Forces officer, I have changed six schools in my life in different parts of India. Out of these, three were convents and three public schools. Even though the exposure to Christianity was great and we celebrated Easter and Christmas with...

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