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Those of you familiar with the food recipe I’m sharing today are probably having a good laugh at the translation of the name. And you should! I’ve been chuckling since I translated ‘Doi Boonde’ or ‘Dahi Boondi’ into ‘Golden Sweet Balls with Yoghurt’. I’m honestly at a loss for words here. The emotional connect with the ...

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A Poila Boishakh (Bengali New Year) meal is incomplete without a Bengali tomato & dates chutney served before the sweet dish. This sweet and spicy dish is a digestive, a palate cleanser and a side dish.

The post Tomato & Dates Chutney |Tomato aar Khejur Chaatni appeared first on From The Corner Table.

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Think chicken with coconut milk and you’ll think the recipe I’m sharing today is inspired by cuisine in Kerala. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone told me that the original recipe travelled from the lush green landscape of Kerala to the homes tucked in the bylanes of Kolkata, cooked for the first time by an ...

The post Narkel Malai Murg | Chicken in Coconut Milk appeared first on From The Corner Table.

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If it is a four-course Poila Boishakh special meal, then mishti ghee bhaat is a must! A traditional Bengali rice dish with sweet undertones, this rice is enhanced with dried fruits.

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… continued from Decoding the Bengali Wedding Drama #1 Sparkling after the holud treatment and decked in their wedding finery, the bride and groom sail towards the ceremony that marks the beginning of a new chapter in life. With the bride’s family responsible for the wedding function, the groom and his family head to the ...

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• A long holiday for a wedding and travel• Bouts of influenza and viral fever• A sudden rise in mercury levels• The laptop battling a midlife crisis• Chronic neck-to-fingertips pain• Time to deal with messy matters of the mind These are just a few things that have kept me from being as regular a blogger ...

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Two trips to Scotland in a span of two years and a couple of blog posts later, I’ve had several people connect with me for tips on ‘things to do/see in Scotland’. These considerable numbers of friends have grilled me on topics ranging from the obvious… What to see in Scotland? What to eat in ...

The post 10 Things You Must Do In Edinburgh appeared first on From The Corner Table.

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Beat this now! I’m getting better at planning! I actually managed to time the second part of my ‘best of 2018’ and am publishing it on the last day of the year! I could go on and on about how amazing it feels but let’s keep it short and sweet today. It is a Monday, ...

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It’s been a few days since the giveaway was announced. The winners have been declared and handed over their loot. While in the process of putting together bags for the giveaway winners, I decided to send out a few to friends who’ve been a rock for me in the past year; and some to people ...

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A week ago, I did a few interesting things: I (finally!) started work on a ‘history journal’ project that had been given to me three months ago. I was supposed to have given it two months ago but then life happened, priorities were shifted and the project landed on the backburner. I attended a “solo female travellers’ ...

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