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  1. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><?xml-stylesheet href="http://www.blogger.com/styles/atom.css" type="text/css"?><feed xmlns='http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom' xmlns:openSearch='http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearchrss/1.0/' xmlns:blogger='http://schemas.google.com/blogger/2008' xmlns:georss='http://www.georss.org/georss' xmlns:gd="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005" xmlns:thr='http://purl.org/syndication/thread/1.0'><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975</id><updated>2024-02-20T23:20:31.807-05:00</updated><category term="Veggie"/><category term="Bengali Recipes"/><category term="Traditional Bengali"/><category term="Non Bong"/><category term="NonVeg"/><category term="Ma"/><category term="Mine"/><category term="General"/><category term="Fish"/><category term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category term="Bengali cuisine"/><category term="Dessert"/><category term="Recipe from Friends"/><category term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category term="Chicken"/><category term="Snack"/><category term="Healthy 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term="Ginger"/><category term="Goan pork Vindaloo"/><category term="Goat"/><category term="Goat Liver"/><category term="Green Chili"/><category term="Guacamole"/><category term="Guest Post"/><category term="Haat e Baajare"/><category term="Hing er Kochuri"/><category term="InstantPot"/><category term="Kadhi"/><category term="Kerala Egg Curry"/><category term="Khejur Gur"/><category term="Kochupata"/><category term="Labra"/><category term="Lemon"/><category term="Mahalaya"/><category term="Masoor dal"/><category term="Millet"/><category term="Miri"/><category term="Mishti Doi"/><category term="Mocha"/><category term="Motherhood"/><category term="Muri"/><category term="Mutton Stew"/><category term="Pancake"/><category term="Panch Phoran"/><category term="Parsi style Mutton Curry with Apricots"/><category term="Pepper"/><category term="Peppers"/><category term="Phenaa Bhaat"/><category term="Pineapple"/><category term="Poha"/><category term="Pork"/><category term="Pound Cake"/><category term="Pritha Sen"/><category term="Pudding"/><category term="Radhaballavi"/><category term="Rashogolla"/><category term="Recipe Index"/><category term="Sandesh"/><category term="Sandwich"/><category term="Shingara"/><category term="Sondesh"/><category term="Turmeric"/><category term="Weekend"/><category term="celery"/><category term="congee"/><category term="cookies"/><category term="cranberry"/><category term="dates"/><category term="lamb"/><category term="mango cake"/><category term="nutella"/><category term="oats"/><category term="p"/><category term="papaya"/><category term="paturi"/><category term="pithe"/><category term="ranga alur mishti"/><category term="spain"/><category term="spanish omelet"/><category term="tortilla de patata"/><category term="travel"/><title type='text'>Bong Mom&#39;s CookBook</title><subtitle type='html'>A Bong, a mom &amp;amp; a cook...</subtitle><link rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#feed' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/posts/default'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/-/Dessert?max-results=100'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/search/label/Dessert'/><link rel='hub' href='http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><generator version='7.00' uri='http://www.blogger.com'>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>72</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>100</openSearch:itemsPerPage><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5020411815555968242</id><published>2022-01-20T11:16:00.014-05:00</published><updated>2022-01-20T14:13:23.352-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Readers"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Joynagar er Moa | a winter Bengali treat from Bulbul Majumder</title><summary type="text">Joynagar er Moa | a winter Bengali treatJoynagar er Moa is a famous but rustic sweet of Bengal. Made from khoi , kheer and nolen gur, it is a rare winter treat made in the small town of Joynagar about 50 kms from Kolkata. What makes Joynagar er Moa so famous is the Kanakchur Khoi(Bengali: কনকচূড়) ,made from Kanakchur rice, an aromatic variety of rice from West Bengal, India. The popped rice or </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5020411815555968242/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2022/01/joynagar-er-moa-winter-bengali-treat.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5020411815555968242'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5020411815555968242'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2022/01/joynagar-er-moa-winter-bengali-treat.html' title='Joynagar er Moa | a winter Bengali treat from Bulbul Majumder'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEj4q8Wj8PWv5kiR0haogocDCgpsL1UXA5us6fL_cNgb1Kz3PAkR3_3x3hCF08rmoClcHmSpGKr3BfMHgLsZRL8vYtVL7H1SK2J3Us6uyuxm-mBIeWkl9W--P7v7U2GIDc08qDQv7Lk8JUwJA8sU-QVgPIwOYrZggYw1pT2lxqsc3CQ3xR_86oU=s72-w480-h640-c" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4783578500753419537</id><published>2022-01-14T22:02:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2022-01-14T22:02:46.180-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snacks"/><title type='text'>Nonta or Jhaal Koraishutir Patishapta - Bengali Crepes</title><summary type="text">The deluge of Pithe and Patishapta photos on my social media feeds finally got to me. I wasn&#39;t feeling exactly inclined to making anything as both my mother and in-laws have been not that well, and my mother, the trooper that she is did not have the energy to make anything for Sankranti.But then the &quot;hyangla&quot; person in me got the better of me. If I did not make anything for Sankranti, how would I</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4783578500753419537/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2022/01/nonta-or-jhaal-koraishutir-patishapta.html#comment-form' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4783578500753419537'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4783578500753419537'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2022/01/nonta-or-jhaal-koraishutir-patishapta.html' title='Nonta or Jhaal Koraishutir Patishapta - Bengali Crepes'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEh8nIBw7ZcFr-U93N1hbkdidbhDQc0rOhefjP1bEbkNH9N9Hc5qC0jZAyjshmqNS-lYzs-h3h9wKxv-ZicWJ5kUkDuX7do8kAUYB6NorUa4KrB7hXkyRniBOrTMehxnh6VgCHIol5Uxz19p3JudoYVIc8nlroP_zAwLOXL3YzLCFQnhhMXFDCE=s72-w480-h640-c" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7912307251468831775</id><published>2021-11-02T21:48:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2021-11-02T21:50:45.304-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><title type='text'>Baked Rosogolla | Baked Rasgulla -- Diwali sweet treats</title><summary type="text">Baked Rosogolla | Baked RasgullaBaked Rosogolla is a delicious and easy twist to the classic Bengali Rosogollar Paayesh where the Rasgullas(Rosogolla) are baked/broiled in a thick caramelized sweet milk. The broiling in the oven gives a nice caramelized surface to the roshogollas. I had first tasted it from the sweet shop of Balaram Mullick few years ago and I find the easy homemade version is </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7912307251468831775/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/11/baked-rosogolla-baked-rasgulla-diwali-sweets.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7912307251468831775'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7912307251468831775'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/11/baked-rosogolla-baked-rasgulla-diwali-sweets.html' title='Baked Rosogolla | Baked Rasgulla -- Diwali sweet treats'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1l19KFfUSrg/YYHijsGGK9I/AAAAAAAAF0k/ddc13xmmyL0XpHSJb22v2f8QFSKUQbBZACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w480-h640-c/IMG_1414.HEIC" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5826065297235697104</id><published>2020-07-14T13:49:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2020-07-14T14:11:48.774-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mango"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="mango cake"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Easy Fresh Mango Cake</title><summary type="text">
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  4. Today I got a big surprise. A DHL courier yellow truck pulled up in front of our house and dropped a package by the door. Every other day, it&#39;s only Amazon who delivers to our doorstep, so DHL threw us off!! After the mandatory 2 hrs quarantine-at-porch method, when I brought in the huge envelope, the sender&#39;s address read Harper Collins India.
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  6. Of course the kids were too excited, &quot;Maybe your</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5826065297235697104/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/07/easy-fresh-mango-cake.html#comment-form' title='12 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5826065297235697104'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5826065297235697104'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/07/easy-fresh-mango-cake.html' title='Easy Fresh Mango Cake'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YbUDw-cGIU8/Xw3vI3RefFI/AAAAAAAAFQs/BLHCx7W6VBQmqqZvet42bQ0acTtiXkneQCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/20200704_160404.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6228222890372583552</id><published>2020-04-19T22:52:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-25T00:39:36.512-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Indian Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mishti Doi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Kolkata Mishti Doi -- Bengali sweet yogurt</title><summary type="text">
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  12. Mishti Doi is a sweet yogurt that is very popular in Bengal. The yogurt has a reddish tinge due to simmering milk for a long time and caramelizing sugar. This recipe gives both an oven as well as a non-oven version to set the doi.
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  16. In my childhood, Kolkata was the land of two kinds of &quot;doi&quot; or yogurt.
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  18. Tok doi -- the regular tart yogurt, white in color, </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6228222890372583552/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/04/mishti-doi-bengali-sweet-yogurt.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6228222890372583552'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6228222890372583552'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/04/mishti-doi-bengali-sweet-yogurt.html' title='Kolkata Mishti Doi -- Bengali sweet yogurt'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-X_JNb5pHEYA/Xp0H6qiRjcI/AAAAAAAAE48/c58ZsoXAglcdL5ZMrBR2iGHp_RAap2vPACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/MishtiDoi1-1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-949297269740764498</id><published>2020-02-04T21:04:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2021-11-03T15:08:34.439-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Kitchen"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Sharmila&#39;r Chhana&#39;r Jilipi -- the North American way</title><summary type="text">
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  23. Chanar Jilipi | Chhanar Jilipi | Paneer Jalebi
  24. Chhanar Jilipi (or Paneer Jalebi)&amp;nbsp;is a typical Bengali sweet made with fresh Chana (Cottage Cheese), Khoya (Milk Solids) and Maida, deep fried in oil and then soaked in sugar syrup. No wonder it tastes delicious. It is very similar in taste to two similar Bengali sweets called Ledikeni and Pantua which have similar ingredients</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/949297269740764498/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/02/chhanar-jilipi-america.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/949297269740764498'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/949297269740764498'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/02/chhanar-jilipi-america.html' title='Sharmila&#39;r Chhana&#39;r Jilipi -- the North American way'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lFeCG0XIu-A/XjjQBuSeKUI/AAAAAAAAEZw/qXSUs9sU2zM7HtntBXkiSGwzssRkLbioQCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w480-h640-c/ChhanarJilipi2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2915978899452566953</id><published>2020-01-13T21:06:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2020-04-01T15:34:12.248-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Indian Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rasgulla"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rashogolla"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rasogolla"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Khejur Gur er Rasogolla in Instant Pot</title><summary type="text">
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  31. Khejur Gur Roshogolla
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  36. Today is a day that will go down in history. Well, at least my history.
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  38. First, because I pulled out the InstantPot from the caverns of the Pantry and found it still smelled of mangshor jhol made a month ago. Well, the second part is not historical. That I pulled the IP out and put it to use was a historical moment.
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  40. Second, I used the InstaPot for something that </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2915978899452566953/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/01/khejur-gur-er-rasogolla-in-instant-pot.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2915978899452566953'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2915978899452566953'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/01/khejur-gur-er-rasogolla-in-instant-pot.html' title='Khejur Gur er Rasogolla in Instant Pot'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Mpq7e0g424w/XhqkqASZSLI/AAAAAAAAEZA/haFGNuk-6F0z432Cw-Z7t0r1V1RFW9-0ACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/20200111_135512.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3844531155257339223</id><published>2019-10-31T13:28:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2019-10-31T13:28:43.234-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate chips and Chai Streussel Topping</title><summary type="text">
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  43. I had never thought this day would come. The day we would make Kumro r Cake or Pumpkin Bread. Well, I had tried making one last year too but it had turned into a kumro r shinni. No Godmother could save it.
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  45. This year I decided to be prudent.
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  47. Instead of shifting through the million search results that Google throws up, the moment you type &quot;pumpkin bakes&quot;, I decided to go with a recipe in one </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3844531155257339223/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/10/pumpkin-bread-with-chocolate-chips-and.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3844531155257339223'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3844531155257339223'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/10/pumpkin-bread-with-chocolate-chips-and.html' title='Pumpkin Bread with Chocolate chips and Chai Streussel Topping'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-84anXQA178E/XbrOjL7JtVI/AAAAAAAAETI/eqj2iRgkWxw0M4ePvC0sxPdtOxlDvDFnACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/PumpkinCake1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3172379221137429715</id><published>2019-08-04T00:38:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2019-08-04T00:38:49.858-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ice Cream"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><title type='text'>3 Ingredient Oreo Cookies Ice cream</title><summary type="text">
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  51. Summer temperatures have been high around here and that can only mean ice cream and more ice cream.
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  53. This &quot;No Ice cream Maker&quot; recipe is so easy that any kid could do it and that&#39;s what Little Sis did. Well she is not that little any more. Almost eleven.
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  55. But what I am saying is, this recipes is so easy that any kid in elementary school who can follow some instructions should be able to make</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3172379221137429715/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/08/3-ingredient-oreo-cookies-ice-cream.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3172379221137429715'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3172379221137429715'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/08/3-ingredient-oreo-cookies-ice-cream.html' title='3 Ingredient Oreo Cookies Ice cream'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mPngyCmDknQ/XUZfAIZrr3I/AAAAAAAAELw/FLK8uJ0q83wZB2bci3n6YbN9EPXCGJkkQCLcBGAs/s72-c/OreoCookiesIcecream1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5721360560354564984</id><published>2019-01-14T19:41:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2019-01-14T19:43:08.399-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Nolen gur"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>Moumita&#39;s Nolen Gur er Cake -- eggless Date Palm Jaggery cake for Sankranti</title><summary type="text">
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  57. Photo Credit: Moumita
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  62. Khejur Gur (liquid date palm jaggery -- made from boiling the sap from date palms) is very popular in Bengal during the winter months. It is also commonly called &quot;Notun Gur&quot; ( literally, &quot;new jaggery&quot;) or &quot;Nolen Gur&quot;.
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  64. During the cold season from December to February, the sap of the date palms is best harvested and that is the reason we get this gur or jaggery around </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5721360560354564984/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/01/nolen-gur-cake-eggless.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5721360560354564984'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5721360560354564984'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/01/nolen-gur-cake-eggless.html' title='Moumita&#39;s Nolen Gur er Cake -- eggless Date Palm Jaggery cake for Sankranti'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-x-M6RZQYOXQ/XD0ZgoEG7rI/AAAAAAAAD-4/6yiHKI0Us_kfA-DfHO-gI7uIyP3sRGk8ACLcBGAs/s72-c/NolenGurCake3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1619189371366121388</id><published>2018-07-09T23:47:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2018-07-09T23:47:02.591-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ice Cream"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>Nandini&#39;s Nolen Gur er Ice Cream -- No Ice Cream Maker needed</title><summary type="text">
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  67. Over the weekend, we had some deep discussion with friends, who are trying to learn the intricacies of Vedanta.
  68. They shared pearls of wisdom like
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  70. &quot;we have&amp;nbsp;to accept that we have no control over our or anyone else&#39;s destiny&quot;
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  72. &quot;that we need to identify with our atman as we ourselves are Brahman&quot;
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  74. Needless to say, I did not understand any of it. I mean I do understand but I cannot really </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1619189371366121388/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/07/nolen-gur-ice-cream-no-icecream-maker.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1619189371366121388'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1619189371366121388'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/07/nolen-gur-ice-cream-no-icecream-maker.html' title='Nandini&#39;s Nolen Gur er Ice Cream -- No Ice Cream Maker needed'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-I1f15L4dgMI/W0Qqe16BpDI/AAAAAAAAD4Y/FyR4Io_dmoQQGEUKxpQMGEvkjp5kmIDzgCLcBGAs/s72-c/NolenGurIceCream81.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1487748254491040872</id><published>2018-01-21T00:27:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2018-01-24T09:47:43.895-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Indian Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Khejur Gur"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Nolen gur"/><title type='text'>Nolen Gur Shooters -- for Ma Saraswati</title><summary type="text">
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  77. So all this shooter-wooter was initiated by a single text. A text from a friend&#39;s little sister living in London.
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  79. Last month she sent me a message &quot;BMdi, do you have a Nolen Gur er souffle recipe?&quot;
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  81. Until that very moment I had no idea of any existence of &quot;Nolen Gur er Souffle&quot;. A souffle as I know it is this --&quot;A soufflé is a baked egg-based dish which originated in early eighteenth century</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1487748254491040872/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/01/nolen-gur-shooters-nolen-gur-mousse.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1487748254491040872'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1487748254491040872'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/01/nolen-gur-shooters-nolen-gur-mousse.html' title='Nolen Gur Shooters -- for Ma Saraswati'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-YDM5fnGxYsE/WmP4Ufw3sXI/AAAAAAAADos/k4b9HIz6ZOM8935PHS-b2iIrThLpqjquACLcBGAs/s72-c/NolenGurShooters1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7874841201636789402</id><published>2017-11-20T20:52:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2017-11-20T23:10:02.120-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Cheesecake"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Indian Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>Mitan Ghosh&#39;s Gulab Jamun CheeseCake -- No Bake</title><summary type="text">Many of you already know&amp;nbsp;🌸Mitan Ghosh,&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;a successful fashion designer in her own rights. Her designer sarees and dresses are quite the rage in US. You can have a peek at her beautiful collection here and I promise you, you will be hooked forever. Just like her designs, her home is another work of art and I love, love how she designs each corner.
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  89. Her creativity runneth over </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7874841201636789402/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/11/nobake-gulab-jamun-cheese-cake.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7874841201636789402'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7874841201636789402'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/11/nobake-gulab-jamun-cheese-cake.html' title='Mitan Ghosh&#39;s Gulab Jamun CheeseCake -- No Bake'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-azt5eYb7ufE/WhOG0NeGGbI/AAAAAAAADiM/ZEaKmL88Qwo7u40z9k2UZlydMdz4rvtwQCLcBGAs/s72-c/GJCheeseCake11.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7686882168381324027</id><published>2017-07-07T16:24:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2018-07-13T13:16:44.278-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mango"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><title type='text'>No-Bake No-Gelatin Super Easy Mango Pie</title><summary type="text">
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  92. June has been an extremely busy month. End of school year means the school tries to fit in hundreds of stuff in there. Add to that fabulous warm weather which means lot of outdoor times. This June was extra special as Big Sis is going to high school and 8th grade graduation is a big deal in our school district. The graduating 8th grade class do not all move to the same high school but </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7686882168381324027/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/07/no-bake-no-gelatin-super-easy-mango-pie.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7686882168381324027'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7686882168381324027'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/07/no-bake-no-gelatin-super-easy-mango-pie.html' title='No-Bake No-Gelatin Super Easy Mango Pie'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-XUDWqtxo2_g/WV_tF17RhDI/AAAAAAAADTg/EF3boZy8vfc82GImqmCex03SgTRDzb3qQCLcBGAs/s72-c/MangoPie1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1840589900061485001</id><published>2017-01-14T15:08:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2017-01-14T15:08:16.609-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snacks"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Pyarakia or Gujiya -- sweet and savory</title><summary type="text">
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  95. I had no intentions of making anything for Sankranti. As I always say, I don&#39;t want to eat any more sweet in January and the only things &amp;nbsp;I can make for Poush Parbon are sweet -- Paati Sapta and Gokul Pithe. I am not confident to make the puli pithe, seddho pithe or any other kind of pithe. Then last night I was talking to my Mom and I was ho-humming over whether I should make Koraishutir</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1840589900061485001/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/01/pyarakia-or-gujiya-sweet-and-savory.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1840589900061485001'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1840589900061485001'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/01/pyarakia-or-gujiya-sweet-and-savory.html' title='Pyarakia or Gujiya -- sweet and savory'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9umjJgCrrzQ/WHp0pCfkhuI/AAAAAAAADJU/isOzFhuoi9gfrCUy76DmidBQHxR1bEoDACLcB/s72-c/Pyaraki7.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-907849044734950281</id><published>2016-10-24T07:54:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2022-10-11T11:53:20.994-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Customs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Narayan Pujo&#39;r Shinni - a Prashad fit for Dessert</title><summary type="text">
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  98. Bengali Shinni - a Prashad fit for DessertShinni, is a very simple prashad made with&amp;nbsp;atta(whole wheat flour), sugar, bananas, milk--- many of you are thinking banana bread at this point but no--all mixed together with hand and offered to Lord Satya Narayan. This is a typical&amp;nbsp;prashad made only during Satya Narayan Pujo&amp;nbsp;in Bengali households. There is a very interesting story </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/907849044734950281/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/10/narayan-pujor-shinni-prashad.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/907849044734950281'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/907849044734950281'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/10/narayan-pujor-shinni-prashad.html' title='Narayan Pujo&#39;r Shinni - a Prashad fit for Dessert'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6lIGjRxFXEo/WA1wJ0uH2oI/AAAAAAAADGI/xj2bcK9O50Ed8vY4YdQv6oX0rCZN4__RgCLcB/s72-c/Shinni4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7428635169324140798</id><published>2016-10-03T20:20:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-21T23:45:37.131-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Sandesh"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Sondesh"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Sondesh -- the fabled Bengali Sandesh</title><summary type="text">
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  102. Sondesh | Bengali Sandesh
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  104. Sandesh is a popular Bengali sweet made from fresh chhana/chenna aka home made paneer also known as curdled milk solids. The chhana is kneaded with sugar and different flavorings to make different variety of Sondesh. Different kind of kneading from smooth to grained, leads to different types of sandesh.
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  106. A Bengali Food Blog and not a single Sondesh recipe in there. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7428635169324140798/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/10/sondesh-fabled-bengali-sandesh.html#comment-form' title='43 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7428635169324140798'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7428635169324140798'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/10/sondesh-fabled-bengali-sandesh.html' title='Sondesh -- the fabled Bengali Sandesh'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-tV-ZMpJQelg/UIs44dgu6hI/AAAAAAAAAxs/NEEfvLJHocc/s72-c/Sondesh1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>43</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1722776266773693402</id><published>2016-06-07T22:50:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2016-06-07T22:52:33.625-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bread"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Shahi Tukda or Pauruti&#39;r Ras Malai</title><summary type="text">
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  109. I have not seen anyone use &quot;regular white bread&quot; in as many avatars as my Mother. It could be due to the fact that we mostly lived in small towns where buying sweets or shingaras&amp;nbsp;for snack, or when an impromptu guest arrived, was not the easiest thing to do. It could also be due to the fact that we did not have a refrigerator(until I was in 8th grade) and so stocking sandesh and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1722776266773693402/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/06/shahi-tukda-or-paurutir-ras-malai.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1722776266773693402'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1722776266773693402'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/06/shahi-tukda-or-paurutir-ras-malai.html' title='Shahi Tukda or Pauruti&#39;r Ras Malai'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qB2WLtZJ4nc/V1eGpIHcEdI/AAAAAAAADBM/I5xE9KXUwDkaRiB9s-3KMil3EbB4auXFACLcB/s72-c/ShahiTukda5.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5781579207929961766</id><published>2016-04-12T22:09:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2016-04-12T22:09:49.515-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma-in-Law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snacks"/><title type='text'>Neem-Phol aka Grandmother&#39;s sweet </title><summary type="text">Sometimes families have recipes no one has heard of. Not recipes already around, that they make in their own special way and give a special name like &quot;Dinajpurer Mangshor Chaap&quot;(I don&#39;t know what it is but honestly I saw this on a menu). Nor are they the one time wonders I make almost every other day and forget soon after.
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  111. These are recipes that have been handed down with careful instructions </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5781579207929961766/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/04/neemphol-khoya-sweet.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5781579207929961766'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5781579207929961766'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/04/neemphol-khoya-sweet.html' title='Neem-Phol aka Grandmother&#39;s sweet '/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UY-ddwcO2qU/VwsEkM54tPI/AAAAAAAAC8c/J1yul_MMtBssBpiu8bIcQRlgoYw6zmJLA/s72-c/NeemPhol8.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2387883015733338616</id><published>2015-11-10T23:50:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2015-11-11T00:05:59.462-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Apple Cake"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><title type='text'>Apple Cake and a Happy Diwali</title><summary type="text">
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  117. October and November are busy months. Being a true Bengali at heart( or at least half the heart as those who know me will insist on my ties to Bihar), I have the habit of embracing every other festival that comes my way.By &quot;I&quot;, I do not necessarily  mean the first person singular, rather it is a representative of the multitude &quot;We&quot;, who do the same. However there is a fine print in all this</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2387883015733338616/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/11/apple-cake-and-happy-diwali.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2387883015733338616'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2387883015733338616'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/11/apple-cake-and-happy-diwali.html' title='Apple Cake and a Happy Diwali'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9ko8R7-U4Q0/VkLCyaaY80I/AAAAAAAAC08/z0NYHYqsTbc/s72-c/Diwali1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2286653240134213828</id><published>2015-11-03T10:58:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2015-11-03T11:15:12.590-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Coconut"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Chocolate Narkel Naru Truffles -- in a flowchart</title><summary type="text">
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  120. Durga Pujo is over. Umpteen of them. Spread over weekends, weekdays and months, there were gorgeous pics of Ma Durga and glamorous pics of her devotees all around on my Facebook feed. I could feel the festivity right here, on my laptop. We had our own share of fun too. Saptami&#39;r anjali, Ashtami&#39;r bhog, Nabami&#39;r arati, we meticulously followed the traditions, draping nine yards after work on a </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2286653240134213828/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/11/chocolate-narkel-naru-truffles-in.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2286653240134213828'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2286653240134213828'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/11/chocolate-narkel-naru-truffles-in.html' title='Chocolate Narkel Naru Truffles -- in a flowchart'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cSKSMPop_gs/VjjVf0yzOTI/AAAAAAAACz4/tHphUwYrN7Y/s72-c/NarkelNaruTruffles3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4851645555123503</id><published>2015-02-14T10:49:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2015-02-14T10:50:07.935-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chocolate"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>R&#39;s Best Chocolate Cake ever -- made by the kids</title><summary type="text">
  121. Around 14 years ago I was very riled up when the husband-man got me a bunch of roses on Valentine&#39;s Day. That very morning I had noticed that the nearest gas station was selling roses at double the usual price and I had wondered, &quot;who are these fools who pay double the money to buy flowers on V Day&quot;. By evening I knew who they were. The husband-man has never got me flowers since. At least not on</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4851645555123503/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/02/rs-best-chocolate-cake-ever-made-by-kids.html#comment-form' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4851645555123503'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4851645555123503'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/02/rs-best-chocolate-cake-ever-made-by-kids.html' title='R&#39;s Best Chocolate Cake ever -- made by the kids'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6AyAQgW7zg8/VN9t4U3nGFI/AAAAAAAACeY/HPgolhiluDc/s72-c/ChocoCake2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7832950865946075768</id><published>2015-01-28T00:05:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2015-01-28T00:07:20.172-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rasogolla"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Khejur gur er Rosogolla</title><summary type="text">
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  126. When you grow up in a culture that brands &quot;throwing away food&quot; as a sin, there is both a pro and a con. The pro is of course, you don&#39;t waste food and learn to respect it early on.
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  131. Durga Pujo is over for most of you unless you are in some town in the US where there has been a conflict of schedule regarding the pujo location and the high school was not available last weekend and so Durga Pujo will be done after Kali Pujo or at anytime the auditorium is available. But it will be done no doubt and with much glitter and gold. Ma Durga is on an extended vacation in the US and</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4974901588478223661/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/10/microwave-kalakand-chocolate.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4974901588478223661'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4974901588478223661'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/10/microwave-kalakand-chocolate.html' title='Microwave Chocolate Kalakand -- simple pleasures'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U4CueTsl0iE/VD3Ag0W70QI/AAAAAAAACUw/TbWi1a0Z64s/s72-c/ChocKalakand1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-58929764286016296</id><published>2014-06-16T23:12:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2014-06-16T23:33:22.336-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Chocolate Lava Cake -- for Father&#39;s Day</title><summary type="text">Yesterday, Big Sis made Chocolate Lava Cake. For Father&#39;s Day. LS was supposed to help her make it but she didn&#39;t. The day before she had done the grocery run with me getting the supplies so probably she felt she had done her part.
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  133. Thankfully, though it was Daddy&#39;s Day, BS made four lava cakes, one for each of us.
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  135. I wouldn&#39;t have helped her otherwise.I love cakes with soft gooey chocolate-y </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/58929764286016296/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/chocolate-lava-cake-for-fathers-day.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/58929764286016296'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/58929764286016296'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/chocolate-lava-cake-for-fathers-day.html' title='Chocolate Lava Cake -- for Father&#39;s Day'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PXneVV7RnKE/U5-fTCYKOfI/AAAAAAAACKo/oTm7fauZj9o/s72-c/LavaCake1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3901063633226323567</id><published>2014-05-04T11:00:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2020-07-13T18:19:48.996-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Aam Doi -- Mango Flavored Sweet Yogurt</title><summary type="text">
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  142. My Dad is a big health freak. He also has a huge sweet tooth. So he has convinced himself and everyone around him that eating sweets is healthy.
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  144. Isn&#39;t that brilliant ?
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  146. Have you ever had the pleasure of feeding &quot;high calorie-full fat-non vegan-decadent-deliciously- sweet-desserts&quot; to someone who thinks it is actually healthy ?
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  148. It is a shocking experience, I tell you.
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  150. It gives you so </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3901063633226323567/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/05/aam-doi-mango-flavored-sweet-yogurt.html#comment-form' title='38 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3901063633226323567'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3901063633226323567'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/05/aam-doi-mango-flavored-sweet-yogurt.html' title='Aam Doi -- Mango Flavored Sweet Yogurt'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2aI_w7xFhHs/XwyVLkqITqI/AAAAAAAAFQQ/NeJLwNWyE10BCmV-EP8MpuaNoAUVPgOKACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/AamDoi1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>38</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6991531362978903829</id><published>2014-03-06T22:48:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2017-01-31T18:40:30.152-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Kitchen"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Lobongo Lotika -- a Bengali sweet or your neighbor</title><summary type="text">Tell me, when you hear the word or words &quot;Lobongo Lotika&quot;, what is the picture that comes to your mind ?
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  156. At the risk of stereotyping, I think of a slender girl standing at the bus stop, maybe Manicktala, looking out into the horizon for Bus # 34B, her rippling hair in a long braid snaking down her back, her hands clutching a book and on that book her name scribbled in deep blue ink -- &quot;</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6991531362978903829/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/03/lobongo-lotika-bengali-sweet-or-your.html#comment-form' title='12 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6991531362978903829'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6991531362978903829'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/03/lobongo-lotika-bengali-sweet-or-your.html' title='Lobongo Lotika -- a Bengali sweet or your neighbor'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UMKQdEC0SxM/Uxk7gfzOt3I/AAAAAAAAB-w/MSfjHufi4qU/s72-c/LabongoLotika4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6986950781889146045</id><published>2013-12-31T00:59:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2014-02-03T20:03:06.952-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Christmas Fruit Cake"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Fruit Cake"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Alton Brown&#39;s Fruit cake -- for Christmas and New Year</title><summary type="text">This is my last post for 2013. As per the &quot;last-post-of-the-year&quot; norm, this should be a post looking back, evaluating the days past and making resolutions for the coming year. But I will do none of that.I don&#39;t take stock and no longer make resolutions at the start of a new year. All I do is hang a fresh new calendar on my wall.
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  158. As I grow in age I have realized that I no longer bound my life by</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6986950781889146045/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/12/alton-browns-fruit-cake-for-christmas.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6986950781889146045'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6986950781889146045'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/12/alton-browns-fruit-cake-for-christmas.html' title='Alton Brown&#39;s Fruit cake -- for Christmas and New Year'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8q3UWmeeyGw/UsJZs5eFyuI/AAAAAAAAB3s/t2HzwuLb-a8/s72-c/AltonBrown_FruitCake14.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-780541358314667593</id><published>2013-11-22T00:04:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2019-10-21T15:17:34.109-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bread"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><title type='text'>Banana Bread with Orange zest, Fractions and Happiness</title><summary type="text">
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  162. Banana Bread is becoming a frequent bake at our home these days.
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  164. We deliberately leave out two bananas from the bunch&amp;nbsp;we pick every morning from our luscious banana tree&amp;nbsp;to decompose to a state that calls for serious FDA intervention. Also since I am a procrastinator, the one with good intentions of making a banana bread, the bananas are first left to decay in the fruit bowl. Right</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/780541358314667593/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/11/banana-bread-with-orange-zest-fractions.html#comment-form' title='19 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/780541358314667593'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/780541358314667593'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/11/banana-bread-with-orange-zest-fractions.html' title='Banana Bread with Orange zest, Fractions and Happiness'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-UMwtvUN-NRE/Uo6fcRyqcUI/AAAAAAAABzM/hVJxLdS2R7c/s72-c/BananaBread2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>19</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8765874558259206573</id><published>2013-11-03T22:56:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2020-01-13T21:58:15.882-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rasgulla"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Bengali Rasgulla or Roshogolla</title><summary type="text">
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  166. Bengali Rasgulla or Rosogolla
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  168. Every year around late October, early November; when the leaves turn on their color spray to dress up in gorgeous red and blinding yellows, the wind picks up tugging at the branches and blowing away the pretty colored leaves to the land of warm sun, the tip of the nose turns cold and nice to touch and all you want from life is a few extra minutes under the warm </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8765874558259206573/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/11/bengali-rasgulla-or-roshogolla.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8765874558259206573'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8765874558259206573'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/11/bengali-rasgulla-or-roshogolla.html' title='Bengali Rasgulla or Roshogolla'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GKpcwrf578Y/UnXO_dLeiwI/AAAAAAAABxg/WLFoBXy8uCo/s72-c/Rasgulla1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>25</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7288999867463054749</id><published>2013-04-21T22:21:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2013-04-21T22:24:23.405-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="nutella"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><title type='text'>Nutella Covered Crackers</title><summary type="text">
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  171. If you land up on a random day at my home with kids in tow, you will not find a pack of Oreo cookies, sack of Doritos or a bag of soft chewy cookies in my pantry.
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  173. It is not that my kids survive on carob chips and spelt flour cookies. I don&#39;t even know what they are, just wrote them like that. But because if I do have the oreo and the doritos, the conversation every 15 mins goes like this.
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  175. &quot;</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7288999867463054749/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/04/nutella-covered-crackers-and.html#comment-form' title='11 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7288999867463054749'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7288999867463054749'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/04/nutella-covered-crackers-and.html' title='Nutella Covered Crackers'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_bRxp7AXo2w/UXSaNQR268I/AAAAAAAABWg/ckWEnHIIXEk/s72-c/NutellaCrackers2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8110437562605117505</id><published>2013-01-14T23:15:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2013-01-14T23:25:17.900-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>RoshBora on Sankranti -- pithe parbon</title><summary type="text">&quot;India being a predominantly agrarian country the harvesting season is joyfully celebrated during the months of Poush-Magh and Falgun (January to February), the festival being known by different names in different regions. In Bengal the harvesting festival is known as Poush Parbon (Winter Festival), poush being the name of the month.
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  177. This festival also celebrates Makar Sankranti or Poush </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8110437562605117505/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/01/roshbora-on-sankranti-pithe-parbon.html#comment-form' title='24 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8110437562605117505'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8110437562605117505'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/01/roshbora-on-sankranti-pithe-parbon.html' title='RoshBora on Sankranti -- pithe parbon'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sPKdrEbtYf4/UPTUcpDCLwI/AAAAAAAABDQ/2bzFVrBM-6Y/s72-c/Roshbora1_1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>24</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5797007687672539749</id><published>2012-12-23T23:57:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2013-09-16T14:31:34.617-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="NonVeg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>PW&#39;s Chocolate Sheet Cake--  ooyey gooey</title><summary type="text">The last few days I have been reeling under a sense of&amp;nbsp; helplessness. As have been many others. A school in Connecticut, a bus in Delhi, different situations, different countries and the same loathsome, monstrous nature of the human rearing its head. Being in a position where I can do little except e-mailing the principal of my daughters&#39; school or voicing my opinion in certain online places</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5797007687672539749/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/12/pws-chocolate-sheet-cake-ooyey-gooey.html#comment-form' title='11 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5797007687672539749'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5797007687672539749'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/12/pws-chocolate-sheet-cake-ooyey-gooey.html' title='PW&#39;s Chocolate Sheet Cake--  ooyey gooey'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-22T6USBd9HM/UNfd4RdUaxI/AAAAAAAAA78/ZXYPD4gNBoI/s72-c/ChocSheetCake3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5407940535617296114</id><published>2012-12-11T21:53:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2013-09-16T14:31:51.348-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cookies"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Oatmeal Raisin Cookies -- thick chewy cookie byte</title><summary type="text">This holiday season I have decided to take a resolution. Yes, it is better to have a resolution for just one month than the dreaded life long one in January. This way I can always concentrate on better stuff in January, like the chocolate covered cupcakes.
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  188. Before we go into anything let me just clarify that Meetha Chawal or Sweet Rice is not a Bengali Dish.
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  190. It very well could have been given how much a Bengali loves her rice and sweet.But the point of the matter is it is not. I guess this whole dish passed a Bong by and I am sure if he or she, the Bong that is, had any inkling of this dessert it would have been christened &quot;Mishti Modhur </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/668036283565754675/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/10/meetha-chawal-sweeten-your-durga-pujo.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/668036283565754675'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/668036283565754675'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/10/meetha-chawal-sweeten-your-durga-pujo.html' title='Meetha Chawal -- Sweeten your Durga Pujo'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JtaemKGuKXU/UH9v7ZUB1FI/AAAAAAAAAxY/K9uYbLuGbgU/s72-c/MeethaChawal1.1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2680199292531400104</id><published>2012-10-10T23:15:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2012-10-10T23:22:32.200-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Carrot"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Indian Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>The Faux Gajar Halwa -- carrots in the microwave</title><summary type="text">
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  202. August is a confusing month.
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  214. When the alarm rings 5:30 in the morning, it is now dark outside and the dull yellow of the street lights seem kind of tired waiting for the sun to rise.The early sunrise and eager </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2692731214401430326/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/08/a-rich-bread-pudding-with-chocolate-and.html#comment-form' title='40 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2692731214401430326'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2692731214401430326'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/08/a-rich-bread-pudding-with-chocolate-and.html' title='A Rich Bread Pudding -- with chocolate and some liqueuer'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>40</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8833356858407831400</id><published>2012-05-14T12:29:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2013-09-16T14:32:11.677-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><title type='text'>Piya&#39;s Orange Chocolate Cupcakes on Mother&#39;s Day</title><summary type="text">Yesterday was Mother&#39;s Day. I am sure you had a nice one if you are one or made it nice for some Mother if you are not one.
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  220. Mine started on Friday itself with a Mother&#39;s Day Tea at Little Sis&#39;s school. I am very excited about these pre-school activities as I get to see the child in a different scenario than I am used to and this time I was going back to the same school where I had attended </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8833356858407831400/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/piyas-orange-chocolate-cupcakes-on.html#comment-form' title='50 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8833356858407831400'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8833356858407831400'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/piyas-orange-chocolate-cupcakes-on.html' title='Piya&#39;s Orange Chocolate Cupcakes on Mother&#39;s Day'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>50</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6127200812122116668</id><published>2012-04-11T22:39:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2012-04-11T23:10:16.216-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>T&#39;s Eggless Tiramisu -- the one so good that I dare not bake</title><summary type="text">While in my last post I lamented on friendships lost, today I will sing paeans of the ones that sustained, with no effort of mine. And this past Spring weekend we got a chance to spend time with two of them -- T and R-da. We have known T for a long long time, so long that she is practically family. My daughters love her and her husband much, call her T pishi and draw her and R-pisho in family </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6127200812122116668/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/04/ts-tiramisu-one-so-good-that-i-dare-not.html#comment-form' title='39 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6127200812122116668'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6127200812122116668'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/04/ts-tiramisu-one-so-good-that-i-dare-not.html' title='T&#39;s Eggless Tiramisu -- the one so good that I dare not bake'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>39</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8408232504771842519</id><published>2012-01-15T00:18:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2013-02-12T14:55:52.681-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Kitchen"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Coconut"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>PatiShapta on Sankranti -- with a touch of Nutella and Maple Syrup</title><summary type="text">
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  246. I could have cited reasons as </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3957593003328415118/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/10/microwave-besan-laddoo-thanks-red.html#comment-form' title='41 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3957593003328415118'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3957593003328415118'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/10/microwave-besan-laddoo-thanks-red.html' title='Microwave Besan Laddoo - thanks Red Chilies'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EgxEtm45-aQ/XbJEwFliQeI/AAAAAAAAERo/9qswgV05oM45IixErvFGgzLtdtsrMtJbQCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Mysore%2BLaddoo1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>41</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6726548531491723886</id><published>2011-06-29T11:40:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2011-06-29T11:41:45.538-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>Cherry Pie Pudding -- a child&#39;s play</title><summary type="text">
  247.  
  248. Looks a gorgeous mess but it IS delicious
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  250. It has been 12 days since Big Sis&#39;s summer vacation started. In these 12 days there have been picnics, movie at the theater(Judy Moody), umpteen library visits, one piano recital, friends staying over for one weekend and one sleepover. Only the sleepover did not culminate in sleep because it was Big Sis&#39;s first and she missed her little sis terribly. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6726548531491723886/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/cherry-pie-pudding-childs-play.html#comment-form' title='15 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6726548531491723886'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6726548531491723886'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/cherry-pie-pudding-childs-play.html' title='Cherry Pie Pudding -- a child&#39;s play'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6043/5882858579_ba101462c6_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>15</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4544983719508029900</id><published>2011-02-20T01:02:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2011-02-20T01:06:53.247-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma-in-Law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Gokul Pithe -- sweet delight for past Sankranti</title><summary type="text">
  251. Note: This post was drafted in January just after Sankranti. I never got around posting it. I am doing it now because it is a precious recipe with wonderful results.
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  253. &quot;What are you making?&quot;, asked my 7 year old. It was cold outside and hinted of snow. She was housebound and hovered around the kitchen.
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  255. &quot;Pithey&quot;, I said, not wanting to go into details at that moment. Pithey was not my strong </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4544983719508029900/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/02/gokul-pithe-sweet-delight-for-past.html#comment-form' title='36 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4544983719508029900'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4544983719508029900'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/02/gokul-pithe-sweet-delight-for-past.html' title='Gokul Pithe -- sweet delight for past Sankranti'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5300/5454523595_e059ecd727_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>36</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1107291638553198553</id><published>2011-01-04T20:54:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2014-01-29T12:26:36.288-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="dates"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="NonVeg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>Eggless Date Cake -- goodness does not spell butter</title><summary type="text">
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  258. I had resolved to be un-floured and unen-doughed for the first few days of my New year. But that did not happen. So I decided to push my New year to next week, Jan 9th to be precise. Till then I am living in the old decade.
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  260. This Date Cake is my friend&#39;s recipe. She is a very good cook and has been making this cake for a while now. I myself have had it several times baked by her and each time </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1107291638553198553/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/01/eggless-date-cake-goodness-does-not.html#comment-form' title='58 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1107291638553198553'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1107291638553198553'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/01/eggless-date-cake-goodness-does-not.html' title='Eggless Date Cake -- goodness does not spell butter'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/sandeepablog/Jan11/th_DateCake11.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>58</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5076297237635310686</id><published>2010-12-24T22:14:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2012-03-30T13:15:14.516-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Better Than Anything Chocolate Cup Cakes</title><summary type="text">
  261. We have too many parties during the holidays. By too many, I mean &quot;two&quot;, but that is many by my standards. And by parties I do not mean the sequined slips, pointed stilettos,dancing in smoky room kind of parties. That would be cool and I could have then put up pics of such dos on FB but I am never invited to such parties and I don&#39;t even have a personal account on FB or a sequined slip for that </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5076297237635310686/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/better-than-anything-chocolate-cup.html#comment-form' title='22 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5076297237635310686'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5076297237635310686'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/better-than-anything-chocolate-cup.html' title='Better Than Anything Chocolate Cup Cakes'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/sandeepablog/Dec10/th_CCupCake1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>22</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-372481123313201042</id><published>2010-12-06T22:35:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2010-12-06T22:39:02.914-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Chocolate Marble Pound Cake -- science of baking</title><summary type="text">
  262. Because it is December and we are in the Northern Hemisphere where December == Cold Winter, I have decided to crank up the oven on Friday nights to give us the much needed warmth.
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  264. This will also help me work on my non-existent baking skills. My goals aren&#39;t lofty. I just want to bake something decent that BS and LS might love and their children might enjoy and 200 years later the family fondly </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/372481123313201042/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/chocolate-marble-pound-cake-science-of.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/372481123313201042'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/372481123313201042'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/chocolate-marble-pound-cake-science-of.html' title='Chocolate Marble Pound Cake -- science of baking'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/sandeepablog/Dec10/th_MarbleCake7.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>25</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6903489394422968483</id><published>2010-11-15T11:44:00.012-05:00</published><updated>2012-11-19T22:33:43.917-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Rosogollar Payesh -- the shortest cut</title><summary type="text">
  265. If you have known me for the last four years of my blogging, you must have realized by now that I am not-really &quot;a-from-scratch&quot; kind of person and take shortcuts if there is one. I mean I will not take a detour and heat frozen dinners when I cook for the kids or when I try to pack a healthy lunch or put dinner on the table but I will take a jump over the stream if there is one.
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Like I mostly </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6903489394422968483/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/rosogollar-payesh-shortest-cut.html#comment-form' title='31 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6903489394422968483'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6903489394422968483'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/rosogollar-payesh-shortest-cut.html' title='Rosogollar Payesh -- the shortest cut'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u304/sandeepablog/Nov10/th_RPayesh1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>31</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3861938707738955433</id><published>2010-06-22T14:24:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2010-06-22T14:36:40.595-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Fruits"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><title type='text'>Strawberry Frozen Yogurt -- arm made</title><summary type="text">Summer is a difficult time. I am obsessed with the season.Every weekend I want to go to the beach, to the park -- the one with the sprinklers, to a carnival, to the beach again.My family thinks I have too much energy for un-worthy things, that two beach visits with a bawling toddler who hates car seats should have been enough to put my desires in order, that the nearby park is fun enough for the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3861938707738955433/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/strawberry-frozen-yogurt-arm-made.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3861938707738955433'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3861938707738955433'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/strawberry-frozen-yogurt-arm-made.html' title='Strawberry Frozen Yogurt -- arm made'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>25</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1687957982262258017</id><published>2010-06-10T23:11:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2010-07-30T12:04:04.551-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Event"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="FoodFiction"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Of Chalks and Chopsticks"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Chocolate Brownies for a BirthDay</title><summary type="text">Tomorrow is Anu&#39;s birthday. Anu, her first born. It has been 8 years since that snowy day in Boston.The snow had been heavy that day, almost 4 inches had accumulated by noon. Her doctor, Dr.Richardson, could make it only 3 hours after the scheduled time of her C-section. Three whole hours after the time her Mother-in-law had deemed the most auspicious.It didn&#39;t matter though. Nothing did except </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1687957982262258017/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/chocolate-brownies-for-birthday.html#comment-form' title='39 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1687957982262258017'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1687957982262258017'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/chocolate-brownies-for-birthday.html' title='Chocolate Brownies for a BirthDay'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>39</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4340905236631170004</id><published>2010-04-26T11:42:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2010-04-26T12:06:39.061-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Eggless Lemony CupCakes</title><summary type="text">Last week BS&#39;s school had a Scholastic Book Fair. This was probably the first time, she had a free rein on what book to buy, without Mom saying &quot;The Barbie Princess book is absolute trash&quot;.She would have probably freaked out if not for the $5 restriction in budget and the voice of conscience that I had put.And then she finally picked something because I am guessing, the cover looked cute and she </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4340905236631170004/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/04/eggless-lemony-cupcakes.html#comment-form' title='23 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4340905236631170004'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4340905236631170004'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/04/eggless-lemony-cupcakes.html' title='Eggless Lemony CupCakes'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>23</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6060717247056124737</id><published>2010-03-11T10:14:00.008-05:00</published><updated>2020-03-06T13:04:55.132-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Sweet Malpua -- sugar uninterrupted</title><summary type="text">
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  273. Sweet, soft, layers off goodness. That is what Malpuas are.
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  276. I finally gave in and made Malpua this past weekend. How could I let a festival pass by without the food ? And how could just a condensed Milk Cake compensate for &quot;syrup dribbling down your elbows&quot; sweets. Don&#39;t you get a kick of licking sugary syrup dribbling down your elbows ? You don&#39;t ? Ok I understand, it does get messy and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6060717247056124737/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/03/sweet-malpua-sugar-uninterrupted.html#comment-form' title='50 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6060717247056124737'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6060717247056124737'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/03/sweet-malpua-sugar-uninterrupted.html' title='Sweet Malpua -- sugar uninterrupted'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Nr3lyS3OAiY/XmKPrbIJRpI/AAAAAAAAEd4/T-xkJ54T3ksCk6HaAhoAgZmgXgD7KIPeQCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Malpua5_Picasa.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>50</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4820639912890565565</id><published>2010-03-03T23:17:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2010-03-03T23:38:45.752-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Condensed Milk Pound Cake with Chocolate Swirls</title><summary type="text">Driving back home yesterday, I switched from my favorite Public Radio to a CD on the Player.A CD containing literally 100&#39;s of songs, Hindi Movie Songs from the late 80&#39;s and 90&#39;s compiled by someone for someone else. At a moment&#39;s whim I had copied them all and there it was playing on my car stereo while I maneuvered traffic on the highway.While I listened mindlessly to most, this one (Aaye ho </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4820639912890565565/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/03/condensed-milk-pound-cake-with.html#comment-form' title='44 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4820639912890565565'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4820639912890565565'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/03/condensed-milk-pound-cake-with.html' title='Condensed Milk Pound Cake with Chocolate Swirls'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>44</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-876668072776088950</id><published>2009-12-19T00:32:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2009-12-22T22:20:57.092-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Christmas"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><title type='text'>Nutella Chocolate Truffles -- oodles of delight</title><summary type="text">If you close your eyes and take a deep breath, you can feel the warm fuzzy feeling of the holidays, warm, gooey, rich, chocolatey like Nutella. If you are out in the mall you can feel the last minute crazy holiday shopping. Both ways you feel the warmth of the season and you need that because it is so darn cold out there that you would want to hibernate.Christmas always holds a special place in </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/876668072776088950/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/nutella-chocolate-truffles-oodles-of.html#comment-form' title='31 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/876668072776088950'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/876668072776088950'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/nutella-chocolate-truffles-oodles-of.html' title='Nutella Chocolate Truffles -- oodles of delight'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>31</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7262682297494708998</id><published>2009-12-09T21:56:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2009-12-09T22:55:16.282-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mango"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Aam Kheer -- sunshine in December</title><summary type="text">See how pretty it looks.Warm, sunny happy that is what you would say looking at this delicious Aam Kheer or Mango Kheer and there is no two thoughts about it. It is magnificently delicious, if there was a phrase like that.But warm, sunny, happy was not how my mood was when I was making it. Not the dish&#39;s fault really but mine.My Ma used to make kheers like this very often, in winter she would add</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7262682297494708998/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/aam-kheer-sunshine-in-december.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7262682297494708998'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7262682297494708998'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/aam-kheer-sunshine-in-december.html' title='Aam Kheer -- sunshine in December'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>30</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4991650281339512590</id><published>2009-11-04T13:39:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2009-11-04T13:44:54.947-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><title type='text'>Baked Phoren Thekua on Halloween</title><summary type="text">Immigrant mothers in a different country amidst a different culture have it hard, they are a confused lot. They are most confused around festival time. They do not know which to celebrate, which to shun, which one to just participate and which one to immerse one selves in.There is the stuff that she has grown up with, the ones that gave her immense joy, she wants to be bonded with her children </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4991650281339512590/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/11/baked-phoren-thekua-on-halloween.html#comment-form' title='27 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4991650281339512590'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4991650281339512590'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/11/baked-phoren-thekua-on-halloween.html' title='Baked Phoren Thekua on Halloween'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>27</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7771705183468199167</id><published>2009-10-28T20:34:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2012-11-19T21:26:59.712-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Fish"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><title type='text'>Paayesh revisited for Bhai Pho(n)ta</title><summary type="text">
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  281. Bhai Phota(Bhai Duj in parts of Northern India) does not hold any emotional bonding for me. I have no brothers of my own, boy cousins were few &amp;amp; far, my Ma did not encourage neighborhood brother hood and so you are spared any sob story I might have.
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  283. But Bhai Phota was still something to look forward to because my Mamas(mother&#39;s brother), two of them would rarely miss a Bhai Phota and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7771705183468199167/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/10/paayesh-revisited-for-bhai-phonta.html#comment-form' title='17 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7771705183468199167'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7771705183468199167'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/10/paayesh-revisited-for-bhai-phonta.html' title='Paayesh revisited for Bhai Pho(n)ta'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>17</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6725473074684704732</id><published>2009-09-24T23:15:00.015-04:00</published><updated>2013-10-09T23:23:13.136-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Coconut"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Narkel Naru for Durga Pujo</title><summary type="text">
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  286. Aaj Shoshthi. The Sixth day of Navratri and the beginning of Durga Puja. Strangely this Pujo, I do not miss home much. And I should have.
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  288. Even AnandaMela or Desh does not excite me much this year. I did not even book an online copy. Anyway it is only &quot;Sirshendu&quot; and &quot;Bani Basu&quot; that is worth a read, maybe I will borrow later I say to myself.
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  290. Instead I pine for a lost childhood, a childhood </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6725473074684704732/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/09/narkel-naru-for-durga-pujo.html#comment-form' title='47 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6725473074684704732'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6725473074684704732'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/09/narkel-naru-for-durga-pujo.html' title='Narkel Naru for Durga Pujo'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>47</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4209073024994684235</id><published>2009-08-21T01:00:00.009-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-19T20:12:21.200-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Bhapa Doi -- Steamed Sweet Yogurt</title><summary type="text">
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  294. Bhapa Doi
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  298. August is a month of celebration and merriment around home. It is also a time to take a breather from the pursuit of happiness and be happy with what already exists. The last year has been a hard one for us and maybe one day when I am at peace with the situation I will write about it.
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  300. But one thing I have learned in the process. When you are shattered and don&#39;t have control over</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4209073024994684235/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/08/bhapa-doi-steamed-sweet-yogurt.html#comment-form' title='54 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4209073024994684235'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4209073024994684235'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/08/bhapa-doi-steamed-sweet-yogurt.html' title='Bhapa Doi -- Steamed Sweet Yogurt'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WX4tYAEd3bo/XpT-yv792WI/AAAAAAAAE0E/Z5CgAvQ1c3s3iiIac6BA9B8Yw51yh3YnACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/BhapaDoi1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>54</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-62969295803883033</id><published>2009-06-22T12:23:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2009-06-22T21:00:08.190-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cakes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Cup Cakes for Dad</title><summary type="text">You guys are the best, you will eat our crappy cupcakes and still ask for more.S and me made these chocolate cup cakes for Father&#39;s Day. Given my history of baking, these turned out so perfect that I was well shell shocked. Thanks to Nags of Edible Gardens for the step by step pictures and no, this time I didn&#39;t use my brain at all, just followed instructions.I didn&#39;t do the frosting so S did the</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/62969295803883033/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/06/cup-cakes-for-dad.html#comment-form' title='20 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/62969295803883033'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/62969295803883033'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/06/cup-cakes-for-dad.html' title='Cup Cakes for Dad'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>20</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8645780202622726014</id><published>2009-03-20T11:54:00.007-04:00</published><updated>2009-03-20T17:35:39.833-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Gajar Sandesh -- quick easy way</title><summary type="text">My neighbors are moderately nice people. They didn&#39;t utter a word when I doused a part of their lawn along with mine with a weed killer and burnt their grass in the process. I haven&#39;t yet hollered out to them for dire help but they oblige every time I call up and ask them to peep &amp;amp; check if I have shut my garage door.Theirs is an Indian family of grandparents, parents and a little daughter. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8645780202622726014/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/03/gajar-sandesh.html#comment-form' title='33 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8645780202622726014'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8645780202622726014'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/03/gajar-sandesh.html' title='Gajar Sandesh -- quick easy way'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>33</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7652676414035030213</id><published>2007-12-09T23:45:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2007-12-09T22:03:54.645-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Event"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><title type='text'>Yogurt Parfait with Dates</title><summary type="text">Weekend is over, it is cold &amp;amp; drizzling out,3 loads of laundry -- done,3 dishes cooked for the week -- done,tomorrows lunch -- done,the bathroom scrubbed – partly done,a dinner attended -- done,Ma-in-laws birthday celebrated -- done,3 rounds of grocery stores -- done,Dump the daughter on the hubby – done kind of,Indian Chinese Restaurant for lunch -- done,Called up home – doneFound a 24” </summary><link rel="related" href="http://bongcookbook.blogspot.com/2007/12/yogurt-parfait-with-dates.html" title="Yogurt Parfait with Dates"/><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7652676414035030213/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/12/yogurt-parfait-with-dates.html#comment-form' title='48 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7652676414035030213'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7652676414035030213'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/12/yogurt-parfait-with-dates.html' title='Yogurt Parfait with Dates'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>48</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8627776413564104519</id><published>2007-10-07T23:00:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2007-10-19T09:52:46.091-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Bhapa Sandesh and A Year...</title><summary type="text">Yes, this blog is ONE. Bong Mom has now been officially around for a Year with her Cook Book and the 3 year old (not the blog, the daughter) now turning almost 4.It has been an eventful year if you consider all the events I have sent my posts to.The journey has been memorable and so Thank You.All joyous occasions in India is celebrated with something sweet and so here is “Bhapa Sandesh” or </summary><link rel="related" href="http://bongcookbook.blogspot.com/2007/10/bhapa-sandesh-and-year.html" title="Bhapa Sandesh and A Year..."/><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8627776413564104519/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/10/bhapa-sandesh-and-year.html#comment-form' title='86 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8627776413564104519'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8627776413564104519'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/10/bhapa-sandesh-and-year.html' title='Bhapa Sandesh and A Year...'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>86</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3030451529825961253</id><published>2007-09-04T23:19:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2012-04-02T12:05:57.257-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Easy Breezy Dessert</title><summary type="text">
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  304. Back from vacation but more about it later, first let me get the dessert out of the system
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  306. This was a dessert I learned early on after coming to this country. Those days my unending quest of befriending Bong people had got me a few friends (remember this) and a larger number of acquaintances. Now as is the custom among Bong people staying in far away land, a meeting as in getting together is</summary><link rel="related" href="http://bongcookbook.blogspot.com/2007/09/easy-breezy-dessert.html" title="Easy Breezy Dessert"/><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3030451529825961253/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/09/easy-breezy-dessert.html#comment-form' title='48 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3030451529825961253'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3030451529825961253'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/09/easy-breezy-dessert.html' title='Easy Breezy Dessert'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s6oWyzpyIJg/RtxCBsbTYXI/AAAAAAAAAWs/UpoapGcegLw/s72-c/1School1.1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>48</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5943446186590382126</id><published>2007-05-05T15:25:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2007-05-11T13:55:43.538-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><title type='text'>Mango Pudding</title><summary type="text">With the parents gone, the 3 year old demanding total attention and all my time and the allergy season in place I am at the verge of having no time left at all. On top of this I hear GBP Summer humming at my right ear. And while I sneeze and look tearfully at the world I shove seeds in the soil with one hand the other grappling the 3 year old who wants to prod the same seed to check for life.So </summary><link rel="related" href="http://bongcookbook.blogspot.com/2007/04/mango-pudding.html" title="Mango Pudding"/><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5943446186590382126/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/04/mango-pudding.html#comment-form' title='50 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5943446186590382126'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5943446186590382126'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/04/mango-pudding.html' title='Mango Pudding'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_s6oWyzpyIJg/RiBUmkqt3tI/AAAAAAAAAQE/YlVc023U4M8/s72-c/MangoPudding2.1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>50</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7057831177635501745</id><published>2007-05-05T15:23:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2007-11-09T10:44:25.065-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Pineapple Malpua</title><summary type="text">In sharp contrast to Mango Pudding in the next post, the Pineapple Malpua is not something I would do when I have 20 guests with 5 smallish kids in tow for dinner. Making 50 mapluas (yeah everyone will eat at least 2 and then ask for more) is not my “left hand game” or for that matter &quot;right hand game&quot; either(translated from “bayen haath ka khel” in hindi -- thanks anamika I got confused between </summary><link rel="related" href="http://bongcookbook.blogspot.com/2007/04/pineapple-malpua.html" title="Pineapple Malpua"/><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7057831177635501745/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/04/pineapple-malpua.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7057831177635501745'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7057831177635501745'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/04/pineapple-malpua.html' title='Pineapple Malpua'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s6oWyzpyIJg/RiGbd0qt3uI/AAAAAAAAAQM/y7Xfq0oG9hs/s72-c/Malpua1.1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>25</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8996852543630793433</id><published>2007-01-15T00:05:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2022-01-14T22:01:02.319-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Coconut"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Poush Parbon er Pati Shapta</title><summary type="text">
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  310. India being a predominantly agrarian country the harvesting season is joyfully celebrated during the months of Poush-Magh and Falgun (January to February), the festival being known by different names in different regions. In Bengal the harvesting festival is known as Poush Parbon (Winter Festival), poush being the name of the month.
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  317. ...Orange Kheer in want of a better name. Kamlalebu in Bengal, is what is Narangi, Santra or Orange in different parts of India.
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  319. Kamlalebu or Orange is a fruit which I closely associate with the mild Winters back home in India. Come winter and the markets would flood with these small round glossy skinned orange colored beauties. The Darjeeling Orange I am familiar with were </summary><link rel="related" href="http://bongcookbook.blogspot.com/2007/01/kamlalebur-kheer-or-orange-kheer.html" title="KamlaLebur Kheer or Orange Kheer"/><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3992855464615139467/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/01/kamlalebur-kheer-or-orange-kheer.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3992855464615139467'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3992855464615139467'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/01/kamlalebur-kheer-or-orange-kheer.html' title='KamlaLebur Kheer or Orange Kheer'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_s6oWyzpyIJg/RakAC6MU9jI/AAAAAAAAADw/I0oAk2vYdfw/s72-c/KamlaKheer1.1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>30</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4991249139181974232</id><published>2006-12-29T00:22:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2006-12-29T14:47:28.211-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Moong Dal Narkel Burfi for JFI</title><summary type="text"> Jump to RecipeThe New Year was here, the JFI for January was close and I was so hard pressed for time that I hadn’t come up with anything yet. Coconut is not something I use in my daily cooking as opposed to something my blogger friends from the Southern part of India do. I use Coconut &amp;amp; Coconut milk in some of my dishes but they are few and I was frazzled as I wanted to make something quick</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4991249139181974232/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2006/12/moong-dal-narkel-burfi-for-jfi.html#comment-form' title='19 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4991249139181974232'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4991249139181974232'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2006/12/moong-dal-narkel-burfi-for-jfi.html' title='Moong Dal Narkel Burfi for JFI'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_s6oWyzpyIJg/RZVZGosxdaI/AAAAAAAAACU/tKDyVjoY6Rw/s72-c/MDNarkelBurfi8.1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>19</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3491284985488992245</id><published>2006-12-22T22:15:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2006-12-23T00:23:27.080-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Christmas"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><title type='text'>Happy Holidays To All</title><summary type="text"> Peer pressure finally got me. Every Blog I was visiting for the last couple of days was filled with the rich aroma of baking and though I am a bekaar Baker I finally gave in.We do not celebrate Christmas as per se. That means we do not put up a Christmas tree, do not frantically buy last moment Christmas presents or bake for Christmas. However I enjoy the Christmas season because of the joyful </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3491284985488992245/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2006/12/happy-holidays-to-all.html#comment-form' title='20 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3491284985488992245'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3491284985488992245'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2006/12/happy-holidays-to-all.html' title='Happy Holidays To All'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_s6oWyzpyIJg/RYyfOIsxdOI/AAAAAAAAAA0/LQ5m5U0yNRI/s72-c/Christmas1.1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>20</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8901558502706484844</id><published>2006-11-29T20:33:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2021-11-17T21:20:38.637-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dessert"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Milk"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><title type='text'>Khejur Gur er Paayesh ~ Rice Pudding</title><summary type="text">Paayesh | Khejur Gur er Payesh| Bengali Rice Pudding&amp;nbsp;Payesh is a rice and milk based dessert, unique to Bengal,&amp;nbsp;very similar to Kheer in the Indian subcontinent. It is usually made by boiling and thickening milk, sugar or jaggery, and rice. During the winter months, the Paayesh is sweetened with fragrant Khejur Gur - Date palm Jaggery, and takes on a very special taste.
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  326. Happy Deepavali to everyone. This is my Diwali dessert and also my entry for the JFI Diwali event. JFI is a very unique community cooking event started by Indira of Mahanadi fame. Mahanadi is an amazing food blog and an inspiration to many. This time Vee of Past, Present &amp;amp; Me another beautiful food blog is the graceful host of this event. So there’s going to be a big Diwali party at her </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/116122360493901677/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2006/10/kalakand-for-deepavali.html#comment-form' title='64 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/116122360493901677'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/116122360493901677'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2006/10/kalakand-for-deepavali.html' title='Kalakand for Deepavali'/><author><name>Bong Mom</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/15407918137263251235</uri><email>noreply@blogger.com</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='31' height='32' src='http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/6887/3961/320/notepad_and_pencil.jpg'/></author><thr:total>64</thr:total></entry></feed>

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