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...
Meethi Mathis and sweet memories of Karwachauth

Meethi Mathis and sweet memories of Karwachauth

If there’s one Bollywood movie I can watch a hundred times besides Sholay, it is Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge. Do you remember the Karwa Chauth scene in which Raj finally gives Simran the first sip of water to break her fast? And as he feeds her her first morsel...

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