Its Five in the evening here. I have been home all day. P left for work by about 8:30 ish. The apartment lies quiet and empty. Except for the sound it makes, tick tock says the wall clock, the clanking of the shells from the wall hanging that ma sent all the way for Kutch… Continue reading K for Kumror Chokka
We had murgi jhol and bhaath for Sunday dinner and I think I cooked after a long time. Reason P and I were in a car crash, I was the one driving, terrible incident, thankfully non of us were badly injured, just bruises, cuts, sprains a few hours in the hospital we were both out,… Continue reading Mangsho Bhaath
If you are like me, that is, far away from home and intense craving for Bengali food, then Bong Mom’s cookbook by Sandeepa Mukherjee Dutta is just the site you need . Simple home cooked food instantly transporting you back to your childhood days and the nostalgia of home, mother’s cooking and what not. Every… Continue reading Lau er malakari; care of BongMom
We moved. After slowly settling down in our new apartment, P demanded “it is time to celebrate and for any Bong, celebration means food and if there is fish all the better. Time to hit my fishmonger. The guy had some of the gorgeous shrimps, though I have to admit if only they were slightly… Continue reading Chingri Kalia
Take a Bong (Bengalis as they are colloquially known) and ask him his favourite vegetarian dish, though it might take him a while as we Bengalis are spoiled for choice, I am pretty sure Aloo Posto ( Potato with poppy seeds ) will definitely make it on to that list.. Next only to Fish curry and… Continue reading A Bong favourite; Long overdue..
The thing is a Bengali would give anything, practically anything for Mangsho bhaat, (meat and rice) and my husband is no different… P’s love affair with Mutton is strong that his wife might just have to compete for his affection…. So after a whole load of research, I managed to locate a Bengali Grocery store… Continue reading Robibarer Mangsho (Sunday meat curry)
Saturday mornings are the best days of the week… I mean after a hectic week that is all I look forward to.. No early mornings, no grogginess, and most important, no rushing through food.. You know something, I hate rushing through food, it totally puts me off eating … This is the only other day… Continue reading An Omlette