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Our Village Home (Gramer Bari)

A bright shadow of a very sweet dream left the impressions only, "a vividly green surrounding with full of life!!" Enjoying now the leftover.

TRADITIONAL BENGALI BOILED-STEAMED-BAKED-BRAISED-ROASTED RECIPES


Steamed Vegetables
Pot Pourri - An earthen pot cooking recipe flavored with edible flowers

Pita (steamed vegetables)

Ingredient:
  • Unripe Banana (kanchkola) - 1
  • Small banana blossom (mocha) - 1
  • Banana stem or thor (only inside part of the trunk) - 5 inch
  • Humble potato (desi alu) - 1 (large)
  • Yam (khaam alu) - 2
  • Sweet potato - 2
  • Sweet pumpkin (misti kumro) 100g
  • Grated coconut - 1 cup.
  • Crushed dry roasted masala: Fenugreek seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and black peppers 1 teaspoon each.

Method:
  1. Clean and wash all the vegetables properly, and cut into small dices.
  2. Mix all vegetables, coconut, dry masalas and some rock salt.
  3. Steam the vegetables until it is done in an earthen pot for right taste.
  4. Now add tempering mustard seeds in hot ghee and sugar to it.

Subash Pakhal (Flower Fragrant Rice)


Edible Flower Fragnant Rice.

Method:
Cook Anna means rice. Boil rice in excess water discarding the gruel properly. Now wash cooked rice with cold water Keep rice in 9 earthen pots Now add 2 hours previously soaked and strained infused water of rose (golap), white fragment flowers like beli, jasmine, shiuli flower etc over the rice pot and serve with steamed vegetables.

"Mahaprasad of Lord Jagannath Temple"

Mahaprasad is treated here as 'Anna Brahma'
Mahaprasad is cooked only in earthen pots and medium of cooking food is fire wood only. The steam-cooked food is offered to Lord Jagannath Dev first and then to Goddess Vimala after which it becomes Mahaprasad. This Mahaprasad is freely partaken by people of all castes and creeds without any discrimination.

These "Pita" and "Subash Pakhal" offerings are one of those 56 bhogs during "Snana Yatra" (a special bath) of Lord Jagannath dev.


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