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A Bengali Cultural Dinner Extravaganza - ABCDE

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A Bengali Cultural Dinner ExtravaganzaPrawn Polao - traditional Indian recipeThese recipes can make a perfect feast. The prawn polao with creamy lentil sauce, steamed lemon bekti, nutty stuffed parwal and mango raita. These easy dinner recipes will help you to spread a traditional Indian platter on the table for any occasion. Published by Barnali Dutta May 1, 2014, Cultural dinner - A virtual treatEven simple rice can be transformed into a dish fit for a King's palate by once culinary skills, polao or pilaf is an example of it.To make polao one has to buy old and fine long grain rice (basmati rice or chamarmani rice) while making the polao one has to be careful so that the rice does not get over boiled and freed from moisture. To attain the maximum moisture free texture of the polao there are some tricks.* One hour prior to cooking one has to prepare the rice synchronously along with the preparations for the rest of the cooking course. One has to wash briefl…

South Indian style Curd Rice

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Curd RiceChennai ConnectionBy Barnali Dutta, Published March 6, 2014South Indian style Curd Rice [flavored with curry leaves]"Curd Rice" actually means unsweetened yogurt rice dishes of India and it is one of the very special preparations of South India. In dry and semi-dry seasons consumption of this dish maintains fluid balance in human body in a hot tropical climate country like India.In Bengal also, so many dishes includesyogurt as main ingredient like Chida dahi mahotsav [celebration with people - a festival vitalized by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu], Dodhikorma on puja, Dodhimangal a marriage custom, Adhibash on fasts, on feasts, and so on. Bengalis love to take curd in all type of meal. In our childhood we used to have flattened rice [চিড়া] with sour yogurt on breakfast Jalkhabar [জলখাবার], finish our lunch with homemade yogurt [an individual cup for everybody - yogurt did set in ramekins], evening tiffins consisted of sour yogurt and puffed rice with some minced c…

Chini pata doi bhaat

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Sweet Yogurt with rice - দৈ ভাত
Sweet Yogurt with rice - দৈ ভাতBy Barnali Dutta Published: March 2, 2014
দৈ ভাত - Sweet curd with riceI took one Pandanus Leaf [Pandanus minor] what we called payesh pata or polao pata [পায়েস পাতা / পোলাও পাতা] to cook 250g fine quality of boiled rice. While boiling the leaves with the rice in the water it gives a sweet essence and smoky taste, which also gives an aroma of jasmine rice and basmati rice. Enjoy the rice with Famous Bengali Sweet Yogurt [চিনি-পাতা দৈ] in the summer afternoon.Famous Bengali Sweet YogurtBangalees are very fond of sweet yogurt and in every rites, rituals and celebrations there is a significance of yogurt. In every sweet shop the sweet items may vary, but yogurt is must listed item available in all small or big shops.You can make yogurt from any type of milk as long as they contain sugar for the bacteria to ferment and protein that can be coagulated. Yogurt is made by fermenting milk. It is high in protein, calciu…

Chini pata doi bhaat

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Sweet Yogurt with rice - দৈ ভাত
Sweet Yogurt with rice - দৈ ভাতBy Barnali Dutta Published: March 2, 2014
দৈ ভাত - Sweet curd with riceI took one Pandanus Leaf [Pandanus minor] what we called payesh pata or polao pata [পায়েস পাতা / পোলাও পাতা] to cook 250g fine quality of boiled rice. While boiling the leaves with the rice in the water it gives a sweet essence and smoky taste, which also gives an aroma of jasmine rice and basmati rice. Enjoy the rice with Famous Bengali Sweet Yogurt [চিনি-পাতা দৈ] in the summer afternoon.Famous Bengali Sweet Yogurt Bangalees are very fond of sweet yogurt and in every rites, rituals and celebrations there is a significance of yogurt. In every sweet shop the sweet items may vary, but yogurt is must listed item available in all small or big shops. You can make yogurt from any type of milk as long as they contain sugar for the bacteria to ferment and protein that can be coagulated. Yogurt is made by fermenting milk. It is high in prot…

Pice Rice

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Pice Hotel Kolkata Bengali MealTummy-filling tasty mealRecent past which rouse in our memory as we can recall food joints of various steamer and railway stations, market places or weekly huts [হাট] or mart as well as old Calcutta and its suburbs where people casually pass through or stop for a few hours on various errand. A system to satiate their hunger was available which was cheap and upto their liking. Those hotels were called "Pice Hotel [পাইস হোটেল]" or "Cheap Rice hotel [সস্তা ভাতের হোটেল]. The word Pice came from a basic smallest value widely known at the time of British colonial occupation of our country.One should not mistake Pice hotel as synonymous to cheap hotel judging by the name. Pice hotels attract customers not for the cheaper items they serve, but for the fact that they offer a menu that caters to the entire satiation of the customer's hunger, and the selections of fish were astounding. They supply all those items the client may generally think …

Kachki Machher Sonajhuri R BatiCharchari

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Kachki fish goldenfry and steamed fish baticharchari
Kachki fish goldenfry and steamed fish By Barnali Dutta Published: February 21, 2014The Kachki fish [কাচকি মাছ Spice C. soborna] common name in English "Ganges river sprat" local name in Bangladesh "Kachki, Guramach and Taki". With the same ingredients only different technique and minimum cooking you can get two very different recipes and unbelievably tasty. Now In India, in the state West Bengal You can find the Bengali hindu people easily dividing themselves into two codes, neither caste nor prosperity their identity belongs to East and West Bengal known as Bangal [বাঙাল] and ghoti [ঘটি or এদেশী]. Pre-independence who were rooted to the west part of the country Bangladesh (now in India as West Bengal) is popularly known as ghoti. Bangal people are who lived in the eastern part of the Bangladesh, but migrated after partition of the country to the west with the willingness to live…