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I recently came to know about Phulkopi Komola, a Bengali dish where Cauliflower is cooked with oranges. I had never ever heard of such a thing before. In our middle class family, we ate KomlaLebu with beet noon on winter afternoons, sitting on the terrace, our back to the sun and a book in front. My Ma, made a Komola Lebu'r kheer on occasions that deemed such extravaganza and that Kheer was
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Last week my Mother, who was visiting us over summer, left for India. Just before she left, I brought home a mocha as I wanted to practically see how it is prepped. Yes, I had never chopped a Mocha before this. Blasphemy! Mocha in Hawaii Mocha, banana blossoms is a favorite vegetable in Bengal. In fact in Bengal, a banana plant is much revered. During DurgaPujo, she is the designated wife of
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Durga Pujo is not a time to cook your own food. I mean ideally Ma Durga does not cook on these five days. Neither does Lokkhi, Saraswati, Ganesh or that Karthik? Maybe Baba Shib does, but then again I am not sure.So why should you , tell me? And then if you do cook, who is going to eat it? I mean after eating bhoger khichuri at the pujo pandal, tons of phuchka just outside the pandal, egg
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Tomorrow is India's Independence Day and all I can think of is I am in 3rd grade dressed in bottle green or khaki or some patriotic color safari suit kind of uniform, apparently like Subhas Bose, and standing on a stage with few more freedom fighters and not been given a single word to speak as per the script. I look almost like Jeetendra in a safari suit except that I also had to wear
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Over the weekend, we had some deep discussion with friends, who are trying to learn the intricacies of Vedanta. They shared pearls of wisdom like "we have to accept that we have no control over our or anyone else's destiny" "that we need to identify with our atman as we ourselves are Brahman" Needless to say, I did not understand any of it. I mean I do understand but I cannot really
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A few months back I got an email. This is exactly what it said Didi, Apnake Jodi Bengali Sunday dupurer chicken curry ranna Korte hoy , family r jonno . Apni ki bhabe ranna korben ? What is the best recipe apnar kache ? Kindly ektu information dile khub Khushi hobo . (Didi, If you have to cook the Bengali Chicken Curry for Sunday lunch, how would you do it?) At first I was a bit irked by
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