Maam Pithe – Makar Sankranti Delicacy with a Twist!

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ong festivals are Timeless and worth celebrating for their cultural touch and aligned stories from the pages of our history. The tradition that we follow through generations makes us who we are amongst the world. Makar Sankranti is one such festival, observed in the month of January and is celebrated by preparing traditional desserts at home that includes primarily ground rice and the Bong seasonal delicacy called jaggery. Today I will be sharing the recipe of Maam Pithe, which is little different from the other Sankranti specialities as the primary ingredient used here is Cottage Cheese

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Chalo Let’s Bake – Initiative by Calcutta Foodies Club

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hristmas is a season to celebrate, a season of presents, radiance, chilly breeze and cakes. We taste, we bake and share our happiness amongst our friends and family. Recently our celebrated Social Group Calcutta foodies club organized an interesting event called chalo let's bake. It was primarily a baking competition where participants presented two cakes each, one displayed for sale and another was showcased for the Visitors to taste and evaluate them. It was an open show and everyone represented their enthusiasm and dexterity through the masterpieces they created.  

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The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata – A walk through Kolkata’s Heritage and Culture

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reetings with nalen gurer Sondesh (Sweet made with date palm jaggery) along with a lovely welcome note introducing the guests to our Bong Culture. Once you step out of the room, there stands an array of date palm trees, throughout the hallway bespeaking about the source from where jaggery is garnered. Amazing isn't it? In between those trees, you will find an array 4 sitter tables, made up of heritage thick Black Stone top and authentic heavy wooden legs and base. The traditional vase placed at the center of the table is a reutilised copper ice cream scoop of the 19th century, with the

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Mamagoto – A Must Try Pan Asian Casual Diner at Park Street

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inter evenings be like sipping on a lovely cocktail and gazing over the busy sparkling wintry roads of Park Street through the glass window overlooking the hustle bustle of the traffic. This is how I felt when I visited Mamagoto recently. Moving on to the exclusive Pan Asian cuisine of the resto pub with an open kitchen, let's see what I guzzled and is worth trying. 1. Mocktail - Cranberry and Kaffir lime punc : Kaffir lime leaves mixed with lime wedges and cranberry juice. 2. Cocktail - Forest Fog : Whisky is smoked with hickory wood and mixed with citrus juice to make this Smoke

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Thali Festival at Kenilworth

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ur country is acclaimed for it's enriched culture. Different parts of the nation is known for their distinctive heritage. While I cherish being in such a wonderful country, I came across the thali festival happening at Kenilworth few days back. Needless to say how beautifully the platters were curated, embracing specialities from North to South, East to West. Be it Veg or Non Veg, the rigorous care of the flavours and the presentation dedicated to the state it represented, blew away my mind. Let's have a quick glimpse of what I had.. 1. Rice 2. Pardaa Naan and Amritsari Kulcha

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A Bong Venturing over Fashion!

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ashion is not a trend. It's the style we carry and portray that creates a significant impact on the onlookers. It may or may not be what the rest are following. If you are enticed by what others are keeping up with and drawn towards showcasing on the simar genre, then you are following the trend. However, you can also emancipate your creativity on a particular style or look that's either entirely new or derived from the humming trend. That would be a treat for others to follow and spread the warmth by rendering something similar, which becomes a trend. That is precisely what we call as sett

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Ekdalia Road – All that we wanted in our City!

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place where every corner tells narrates a story.. The whole idea of serving succulent dishes with utmost care and simultaneously supporting social causes entices me from the core of my heart. Yes, I had a notably Lovely experience on my first visit to the newly opened Ekdalia road, a food joint designed by Surojit, a former UK based software architect. What we ordered - 1. Ice tea Sawaana - The Soul Calming filtered fragrance casts a spell. 2. Bacon wrapped Prawns - Undoubtedly one of the best experience amongst the wrapped starters served with papaya dip. 3. Fish Steak

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Sonar Tori – Destination for a Traditional Bong Maestoso Feast

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emember the amusing tales we used to hear from our Thakuma and Dadu(Grandparents)? Stories about Zamindars from early 20th century.. The brobdingnagian Ceilings, Easy Chair, Brass Utensils, Indoor Plants in huge metal Vases, exquisite Paintings and hand grinded Masala aroma enchanting the rooms and the long verandas... Cooked by the age old responsible and experienced home cook. This is how it used to be.. Now we don't get to see or feel such Royal Bong tradition anywhere around us. However, Sonar Tori, a newly launched restaurant in City Center1 promises to bring back your memories fro

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‘Ilish Shukto’ – Sharing the Secret Recipe from Granny’s Kitchen!

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ost Bong celebrations are considered to be incomplete without fish in the menu. Being in rainy season Hilsa tops the list of Bong gluttonous thirst. Typically known for it's unique flavour, silver lining body and lip smacking oil, hilsa is cooked in multifarious ways. Some loves it just fried, some die to have steamed Hilsa and oodles of Bongs prepare hilsa in thick mustard curry. Besides, doi hilsa is quite popular too. Here I am sharing the recipe of Shukto hilsa or 'Ilish Shukto'. This is a vegetable stew with the royal fish and the dish holds a legendary value of our culture which brings b

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Mio Amore – An indelible visit to the Kasba Production Unit

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hen the cosmos keeps dazing at the neoteric launches and wonders about the praxis being followed while contriving them .. How about some behind the curtain scenes!! Recently I was invited as the only food blogger to our Mio Amore Production Unit at Kasba to have a comprehensive view of how they operate. You will be surprised to know, how decently it's being maintained from corner to corner. I was escorted by their esteemed supervisor throughout my walk and was taken to each and every section right from dough making to despatch. Few things that gained my attention - 1. All raw items receiv

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