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Mango Mantra

আমমাম্রফলং পিষ্টং রাজিকালবণান্বিতম
ভৃষ্টহিঙ্গুযুতং পুতং ঘোলিতং জালিরুচ্যতে
Dry roast asafoetida gum, make powder of it, wash and peel raw mango, put in a bowl of fresh water to remove the tannin. Grind the raw mangoes, mustard seeds, asafoetida, and salt, mix with plain water to make whey from it. Strain and store in a glass or stone jar. It is called "jali." It is used traditionally as a home remedy to improve voice quality, itchy tongue, loss of appetite or food apathy. Mango Pickle - Aamer Acchar MorobbaBy Barnali Dutta Published: June 21, 2015 Pickles made by traditional methods contain Lactobacillus produced by fermentation in brine [salt and water], though pickles made using vinegar are free from it. Lactobacillus bacteria make traditional pickles probiotic. Among other pickles mango pickle is the Most Preferred Pickle in whole of India. The choice, the availability, thousands of traditional recipes in every region, and the expertise skills of the masses create a d…

Poppy Pops - Narkel Posto Bora

Poppy Pops - Narkel Posto Bora Coconut, poppy and sesame seeds pop - Bengali finger foodAny other dishes if Bengali people be asked of he or she likes it or not, has tasted it or not, or just heard of it or not, one can expect diverse answers but "Narkel Posto Bora" is one of those recipes, which a Bengali can never be unaware of. The answer is a unanimous "Yes". The desire is nostalgic for every one and that is "mayer hater posto bora and musur dal" [Poppy fritter and dal cooked by mother]. Global Bengalis may be more into international fusion food, but for posto bora they will prefer the recipe to be the traditional and original one. The signature one. By , published by Prasadam: February 7, 2015 Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 20 min
Yield: 15 pcs | Serving size: 4 pcs | Calories per serving: 75 | 5 stars based on 11 reviews Ingredients: Poppy seeds paste: 2 tbsp, Shredded coconut…

Dodhikarma - Traditional Breakfast Cereal

Sweet Poha Polao for Saraswati Puja Dodhikarma - Yammm By , published by Prasadam: January 29, 2015Saraswati puja is never complete without the traditional helping of the special sweet mixture offering known as Dodhikarma that is offered to the Goddess in the morning on the day of immersion. The ingredients which comprises of sweet curd, popped rice, dairy sweets and ripe banana are offered while the priest performs the rituals of worship afterwords these ingredients are mixed together to prepare the delicious 'Dodhikarma', which is then offered as Prasad of the puja.

In Bengal Saraswati puja is the occasion of the youngsters or the students. It is the occasion where we are first tested of our event management skills, where we first get to communicate our ideas and express ourselves to the society. From the age of 14 till 24 and perhaps even longer for energetic social networkers, the call of the cuckkoo that marks the start of the puja day till the cold …

Take a Crunchy Yam Bean Break

Crunchy Yam Bean Shankalu SnacksThis perennial, but annual winter crop of Bengal is known as kesaru or miskri kand in Bihar. It is commonly called ‘Shankalu’ or “Sankesh alu” in West Bengal, Assam and Orissa. Shankh, which means conch, and alu meaning potato refers to its pearly white flesh, which is offered during Saraswati Puja in late January. "Goddess Saraswati in white identified as the symbol of purity” used to offer white sweets, bananas and shankalu."One who do not know the taste and the name of Shankhalu or Mexican Turnip or Jicama or even the name Yam Bean they will interestingly guess it as asian pears for its fresh, sweet and crunchiness or as water chest nuts because the similarity of its white and woody texture. It is a root vegetable like potato though not so starchy and it is juicier. This refreshing, crispy, ice-white, fruit-like root can be eaten raw or cooked in a variety of sweet as well as savory dishes worldwide. Yam bean is a native of Mexico and Cent…

Wood apple relish

Wood apple relish - kath bael Kawth Bael makha - A ready-to-eat pickle By , published by Prasadam: October 18, 2014Every autumn makes me rewind to those hazy days when we sisters were equally interested in relishing the wood apple and togetherness while chatting in the afternoon on Bengali festival holidays and pre-winter days mainly in the post durga puja interlude.

The Koth Bael [Limonia acidissima] fruit looks similar in appearance to the fruit of Bael [Aegle marmelos]. It has a very hard rind which can be difficult to crack open, and contains sticky brown pulp and small round white seeds. Its unique and overpowering aroma can easily hide any other smell after opening the shell. To those unfamiliar with this fruit, its strong captivating scent may make the predictive taste of the item an object of utter curiosity. The scooped-out pulp from its fruits is eaten uncooked with or without sugar or is combined with coconut milk and palm-sugar syrup and drunk as a beverage…