• Ada-jeere Chingri – Prawns in ginger-cumin gravy

    February 26, 2016admin

    It would be an understatement to say that I was a finicky eater as a child! Given a choice I would not eat or take two hours to finish a meal. I was infamous. One of those children who were allotted the corner seat in sit-down wedding feasts, so that batch after batch could finish their…

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  • Mezbaan Gosht

    February 24, 2016admin

    In 7th century the Chinese traveler Xuanzang described Chittagong as “A sleeping beauty rising from mist and water” – since I heard that I want to go and visit Chittagong. And yes, it is famous for pink pearls. And then, there is the Mezban tradition. The word Mezbaan comes from Persian, in which it means…

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  • Of Chutneys…

    February 22, 2016admin

    “Shesh paate chete-pute chaatni” is what my mother would say to us. It means “finger licking chutney at the end of the meal”! In Bengali households, chutneys are a must when special meals are served. The chutney is usually not had with the meal but it is a separate course towards the end, after the rice…

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