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Tomator Chutney as a Bhog Prasada

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Tamato Amsatto Chutney Tomato Amsatto/Mango Fruit Leather Chutney By , published by Prasadam: September 28, 2014The village folk still prepare "Badha Bhog" [particular prasad] on puja days i.e khichuri/chhachra/tomato chutney, khichuri/aloor dum/tomato chutney, niramis polao/bandhakopir tarkari/chutney, or luchi/cholar dal/tomator chutney, means tomator chutney is a must for puja bhog, interesting no?!

3.5 stars based on 15 reviews Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 min | Yield: 1 cup Serving size: 1 tablespoon | Calories per serving: 15Ingredients: Red tomatoes - 4 medium [very thin slices] : 4 large , Five spices for tempering : 2 tsp seeds [fennel, mustard, onion, coriander, cumin] Bay leaf : 2 , Whole red chili : 1, Salt : 1 tsp, Turmeric : one pinch, Mango fruit leather chopped : 2 tsp , Cooking oil for frying , 1 tsp …

Community Feast on Durga Puja

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Aloor Dum Bhog recipe for Shasthi Aloor Dum Bhog recipe for Shasthi By , published by Prasadam: September 28, 2014In spite of all the modernization of Bengali recipes there is a continuity of cooking traditional dishes on festival days following correct cooking procedures of traditional recipes which are marked as puja bhog satvik food. First the procedure is to choose the ingredients. We prefer no onion, garlic or meat. And secondly its to decide the gathering and offering, something for correct cultural fiesta. Even today when I was cooking all these recipes though not for puja bhog but I was following my mother's instructions that what she was recalling from the very far of her childhood and it gave the exact taste and aroma which was evident from the joy she expressed while eating. Today's recipe is for shasthi puja day. Bhuni khichuri with aloor dum and tomato amsatto chutney. We all were left speechless!!

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Bhuni khichuri - Durga puja bhog from Pandal

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Bhoger khichuri - Durga puja bhog from Pandal Bhoger Bhuni Khichuri By , published by Prasadam: September 28, 2014Every Bengali eagerly waits to break their Durga Puja Fast with this khichuri bhog otherwise they feel incomplete through the year. And it makes one feel at home. A true Bhoger Khichuri Recipe I was looking for, finally I got it and you will too for sure. My earnest request, try at least once

5 stars based on 75 reviews Prep time: 1 hour | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 10 min | Yield: 1 large bowl Serving size: 1 tablespoon | Calories per serving: 215Ingredients for Bengali Bhuni Khichuri: Moong dal : 1 cup, Basmati Rice : 2 cups, Finely diced ginger : 2 tsp, Kheer/Mawa : 100g, Cauliflower : 250 g, long florets, Cashew nuts : 2 tablespoon, Ghee : 1/2 cup, Jaggery bonbon [gur batasha] : 8 to 10 , [optional 2 teaspoon…

Chhachra - a tasty vegetable peel recipe

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Chhachra - a tasty vegetable peel recipeThe Cheat in the retreatChhenchra is a term associated with cheating or swindling, knavish, one who is unwilling to repay debts, a cheat, a swindler, a knave, a bad paymaster. This particular dish you may call will cheat you as a very expensive one and it may appear to be a very difficult recipe that cannot be easily afforded. But this is a dry dish which can be cooked with discarded vegetable skins from other dishes and fish bones cooked in a little oil. It is a most admirable bhog of Durga puja in the autumn.
By , published by Prasadam: September 19, 2014
Chhachra [ছ্যাঁচড়া]is a very simple item, having lots of vegetables and also their peels.You will need vegetable skins thickly cut along with a fair amount of the flesh.It is a favourite Bengali dish. It consists of peels, skin, stems of thrown away or left over vegetable ingredients, such as peel of green gourd, potato skin, thick slices of potato, brinjal, local flat beans, l…