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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/-/Veggie?max-results=200'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/search/label/Veggie'/><link rel='hub' href='http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/'/><link rel='next' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/-/Veggie/-/Veggie?start-index=201&amp;max-results=200'/><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>220</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>200</openSearch:itemsPerPage><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-430800598149800354</id><published>2022-01-11T20:12:00.012-05:00</published><updated>2022-01-11T20:18:11.304-05:00</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="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="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Chirer Pulao | Poha the Bengali way</title><summary type="text">Chirer Pulao | Poha the Bengali wayBengali Chirer Pulao or Chirar Polao is largely similar to a Poha, with small differences like the former does not usually have kari patta, is sweeter and is overall Bong. Made with flattened rice, called chire or poha, the Bengali version is studded with vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower, carrots and sweet peas in winter. Garnished with fried peanuts or </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/430800598149800354/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2022/01/chirer-pulao-bengali-poha-recipe.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/430800598149800354'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/430800598149800354'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2022/01/chirer-pulao-bengali-poha-recipe.html' title='Chirer Pulao | Poha the Bengali 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://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/a/AVvXsEivLUEiLj7a1N1-hOm2CGaXy08sGpQ83Tlnx-3yX8A4AJxzMvJBrf7kXyPR5tjMTnz7wsaEiDaB_AzZligPpjEFpTv26R2bNDw6rMn4S288QMlRm_SyMRVYdY_ca4Dls5vbZRoYf86Qtu4laErt3LtHektVl9C97HuAQYR4_oqqsYGE9W_Ly3w=s72-w480-h640-c" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8715084029746618373</id><published>2021-12-20T23:44:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2021-12-20T23:44:20.776-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beet"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Thakurbari r Beet Baata -- Beetroot paste</title><summary type="text">Though we get each and every vegetable around the year and at all times, every season I tend to gravitate towards those vegetables which were specific to that season&amp;nbsp; while growing up.&amp;nbsp;Well, I make an exception when it comes to three of my favorite vegetables -- tomatoes, cauliflower and coriander leaves. These were very much winter vegetables in my childhood and even while waxing </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8715084029746618373/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/12/thakurbari-r-beet-baata-beetroot-paste.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8715084029746618373'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8715084029746618373'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/12/thakurbari-r-beet-baata-beetroot-paste.html' title='Thakurbari r Beet Baata -- Beetroot paste'/><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/AVvXsEi0nfIbPLSm6zUQ3MdIjqMH1ZseJql186huigpWqtJjqIyvG3KvwJJDHqysvyzp_QSZyb517EvAZP1O6GFS016IYlJaPmo590HfKSSFiYygdPZgVY618dS7tranHkXuRceg7j6g9mvECUjf0aQK4JLixItjUuG3v2pUpDDPuFRhkQtQpblqQ1E=s72-w456-h640-c" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5622008227092076474</id><published>2021-08-04T13:19:00.011-04:00</published><updated>2021-08-04T15:44:35.966-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potol"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Potol er Dolma | Potoler Dorma | Stuffed Pointed Gourd</title><summary type="text">
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  7.  The word Dolma, from the Turkish verb Dolmak, means to be filled and refers to all kinds of stuffed food in the Ottoman cuisine, the most popular being stuffed grape leaves. The Persians call it Dolmeh. The Bengalis call it Dolma or even Dorma. Potoler Dolma or Dorma is a very popular Bengali dish made with the summer </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5622008227092076474/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/08/potol-er-dolma-potoler-dorma-stuffed.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5622008227092076474'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5622008227092076474'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/08/potol-er-dolma-potoler-dorma-stuffed.html' title='Potol er Dolma | Potoler Dorma | Stuffed Pointed Gourd'/><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/-yTGFPnh7ikg/YQg3bQEZ8OI/AAAAAAAAFtw/1C12QMQnSww2R3lIj725wxwlO5pzQxszQCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w480-h640-c/PotolErDolma.HEIC" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2737765792635523697</id><published>2021-06-21T11:40:00.005-04:00</published><updated>2021-06-22T00:06:49.381-04:00</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="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Ma&#39;r Peper Shukto -- Green Papaya Shukto</title><summary type="text">Peper Shukto | Raw Green Papaya ShuktoShukto, in Bengali cuisine holds a very important place as a palate cleansing starter to a gourmet meal. Dating back in origin to the medieval period (as mentioned in Mangal-Kavya, shukto recipes might vary over time and region but a bitter vegetable is always the mainstay. The more common&amp;nbsp;Bengali shukto&amp;nbsp;is cooked with a mélange of vegetables. This </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2737765792635523697/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/06/pepe-shukto-papaya-bengali-shukto.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2737765792635523697'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2737765792635523697'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/06/pepe-shukto-papaya-bengali-shukto.html' title='Ma&#39;r Peper Shukto -- Green Papaya Shukto'/><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/-HC2b5-PR-jk/YNCTCuphkhI/AAAAAAAAFnU/tXkSbdGPpUIww6C5pwbYLBS6ctzcVRl_wCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w369-h656-c/PeperShukto3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-316847946461372425</id><published>2021-04-05T23:13:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2021-04-05T23:28:42.826-04:00</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="BottleGourd"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Lau with Dhonepaata - Lauki in Coriander-Poppy Seed paste</title><summary type="text">Some days you wake up in the morning on a weekend and your life is so mundane that you sit down with a cup of chai and a foot long bottlegourd. 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It is a very quick and simple recipe. Traditionally steamed in a pot or pressure cooker but I do it in the microwave. This recipe for Chhana Bhapa tells you both methods.Jump To </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3202973241307998510/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/03/chana-bhaapa-bhapa-paneer-steamed.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3202973241307998510'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3202973241307998510'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2021/03/chana-bhaapa-bhapa-paneer-steamed.html' title='Chana Bhaapa | Bhapa Paneer  -- Steamed Paneer in Mustard sauce'/><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/-QmKw-lfLfTA/YFQHZ6DsuyI/AAAAAAAAFfg/a4FdpJ7tHvU4QbbVLE-uXmuFhcx6HWLpwCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w512-h640-c/ChhanaBhapa1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3668311774313554551</id><published>2020-07-28T13:58:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2022-07-26T14:23:22.477-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Spinach"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Lal Shak Bhaja - Red Amaranth Stir fry</title><summary type="text">
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  13. Lal Shaak Bhaja&amp;nbsp;is usually a stir fry made with the red amaranth leaves and some garlic and Chilli. A sprinkle of dry posto seeds or bori adds the crunch to this dish. Sometimes the red leaves are also stir fried with shrimp and finished off with a sprinkle of roasted poppy seeds. These red amaranth leaves are a good source of Vit</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3668311774313554551/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/07/lal-shak-bhaja-red-amaranth-stir-fry.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3668311774313554551'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3668311774313554551'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/07/lal-shak-bhaja-red-amaranth-stir-fry.html' title='Lal Shak Bhaja - Red Amaranth Stir fry'/><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/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEjQXBTANB3I61GC5ehRipEsTmu_-i3iuaOyWeEIF7XeS7dWR8je75Bj_camK42kZhFkwhHVWWwlVWoo7QWQywdPbxvhV3bwGm6j2DjAlhXRW-EAna6xfL5HRIk55VtssaLNBBfo5rMjFFFSvp0X_71Yo3HEJvW3YEbUnv_AxtQ6bB3WiyMiOFc/s72-w480-h640-c/LaalShaak-SaagBhaja.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-30439390158824280</id><published>2020-07-15T23:14:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2020-07-15T23:15:09.585-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Avial"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><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="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Avial or Aviyal -- the BongMom version</title><summary type="text">
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  20. Avial is a traditional Kerala dish where a variety of different vegetables is cooked into a thick coconut based stew. There are some mythological references as per which, Bheema is said to have prepared Avial, when there were unexpected guests for King Virata and he needed to serve meals for them. There were no sufficient vegetables to cook any single recipe for a side </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/30439390158824280/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/07/kerala-avial-or-aviyal-recipe.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/30439390158824280'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/30439390158824280'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/07/kerala-avial-or-aviyal-recipe.html' title='Avial or Aviyal -- the BongMom version'/><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/-hCbwH66CeN4/Xw_DbtJsFpI/AAAAAAAAFRk/AbpTnCawvNkJc8QH957CZf084cBeWgbywCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Avial-KeralaAviyal.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8326081301410685449</id><published>2020-06-22T00:03:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2020-06-23T14:56:21.002-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="BottleGourd"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lau"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Lau Ghonto with Bori and Lau Chingri</title><summary type="text">BottleGourd with Bori and BottleGourd with Shrimp...
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  31. Lau Ghonto is a popular Bengali vegetarian dish for the summer months made with Bottlegourd that has been chopped fine and garnished with fried Bori. There is also a non-veg version of this dish, Lau Chingri, where&amp;nbsp;fried shrimp is mixed with the dish.
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  36. Chanar Dalna - Bengali Style homemade paneer curry
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  42. Chanar Dalna is a typical niramish (vegetarian) Bengali dish where homemade paneer balls or koftas are fried and cooked in a lightly spiced, subtly sweet gravy with potatoes. I have shared my Mother&#39;s recipe of Chanar Dalna in this post which is cooked with a fresh ground paste of cumin and ginger.
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  51. This Kasundi is great as a dip for anything or a dressing for your cucumber-carrot salad. It has more of a tangy tomatoe-y taste than a mustard-y taste. Be generous with the mustard oil and you won&#39;t be disappointed.
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  56. This Tomato Kasundi recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbook of all times. It&#39;s in Bengali by my favorite author </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4669363620165601552/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/05/tomato-kasundi-adapted-from-leela.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4669363620165601552'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4669363620165601552'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/05/tomato-kasundi-adapted-from-leela.html' title='Tomato Kasundi -- adapted from Leela Majumdar'/><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/-lZuFqVanP6k/XrLbhglsUVI/AAAAAAAAFAI/ylZo2-YwsQMYoFjrtdhcesHJXmpk263vwCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/TomatoKasundi4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5704856443127347898</id><published>2020-04-22T20:41:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-22T20:47:37.196-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Easy and Quick"/><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="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Vegetable Fried Rice with leftover rice -- By Little Sis</title><summary type="text">
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  60. Vegetable Fried Rice | Stir Fried Rice with Vegetables and Egg
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  62. Left over rice is stir fried with vegetables and eggs in this easiest one pot-meal to make a delicious fried rice
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  64. This Veg fried rice was a staple in our home with left over rice. I don&#39;t know how my Mother made the exact amount of rice for each meal but there were some of those rare days when she overestimated or we ate less </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5704856443127347898/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/04/vegetable-fried-rice-with-leftover-rice.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5704856443127347898'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5704856443127347898'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/04/vegetable-fried-rice-with-leftover-rice.html' title='Vegetable Fried Rice with leftover rice -- By Little Sis'/><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/-b-O18H6T-x8/XqDiK_3OwRI/AAAAAAAAE68/7eG34Zri9uMIMA0l6DLDmXHy2z0XmznMwCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/20200422_124703.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4184059726153119784</id><published>2020-04-10T22:15:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-10T22:15:41.511-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Posto"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Narkel Posto Bora -- inspired by Mitan Ghosh</title><summary type="text">
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  68. Yesterday I got a delivery slot from Costco on Instacart. Yessss!! Never thought things like this will give me so much joy.
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  70. If a month ago to this day, you would have asked me what was the greatest accomplishment in life? I would have fumbled. Now I know the answer. Getting a delivery slot on Instacart after trying for a whole week! That is my major accomplishment.
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  76. Day before yesterday, the weather being very nice, I was out in the backyard in the evening, close to the flowering trees. And then I don&#39;t know what happened. Boom! my eyes started swelling up and before I could say, &quot;Hold on&quot;, the skin around my eyes got all puffed up, making my eyes squished inwards and tiny!!&amp;nbsp; I could not recognize myself even if I knew I was the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2417306851914801065/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/04/quick-chili-paneer-indian-chinese.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2417306851914801065'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2417306851914801065'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/04/quick-chili-paneer-indian-chinese.html' title='Quick Chili Paneer - by Big Sis'/><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/-hJFmsJPU_Hs/Xo9Kfe9PGHI/AAAAAAAAEwc/AbLhtk5TA10p1i_UsPwCnp98qe9rYxawACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/ChilliPaneer.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3707668277084124072</id><published>2020-03-31T23:07:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-01T15:28:26.081-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kadhi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Pakodi Kadhi --  dumplings in a yogurt gravy</title><summary type="text">
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  80. We are on the 3rd week of school closures. It has now been 14 days since we are in quarantine though the official lockdown in our state started a bit later.
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  88. Belonging to a minority community in my adopted country and &quot;God-alone-knows-what&quot; community in my mother land, I stay away from discussing politics in this space. Also, I am not good at being a keyboard warrior.
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  94. Since last December, on my morning commute, instead of tuning in to NPR, I have started listing to 102.7.
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  96. This is my daughters&#39; favorite channel playing popular music in English, half of whose lyrics I do not understand. Like really not understand. For a long time, I would hum Pink&#39;s &quot;Beautiful Trauma&quot; as Mala Mantra Mala....
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  98. Until now, every evening, we would actually get into a fight </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8319533431668617970/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/01/oven-roasted-brussel-sprouts-sichuan-peppercorn-peanuts.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8319533431668617970'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8319533431668617970'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/01/oven-roasted-brussel-sprouts-sichuan-peppercorn-peanuts.html' title='Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts -- with Sichuan Peppercorn and Peanuts'/><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/-vPgRxzmJwok/Xhe4m0VZe7I/AAAAAAAAEYE/jab_K2rkkFgEj42ZmWOMdPYR0eqWCV3igCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/BrusselsSprouts1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7821310419323670401</id><published>2020-01-07T21:12:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2020-01-07T21:12:29.007-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>The Indian Vegetable Stew or Bangali r Sobji Jhol</title><summary type="text">Come fall and then winter, my feed gets populated with soups. Every one is making a soup. And I agree, they are delicious and warm and perfect for those chilly winter evenings.
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  104. My grudge is this.
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  106. If you can have a bowlful of Minestrone Soup and take a photo and post recipes and raise a whole lot of brouhaha, why not have a bowl of Sobji Jhol ?
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  108. What you ask is a Sobji Jhol or Indian </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7821310419323670401/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/01/indian-vegetable-stew-or-bangali-sobji-jhol.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7821310419323670401'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7821310419323670401'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2020/01/indian-vegetable-stew-or-bangali-sobji-jhol.html' title='The Indian Vegetable Stew or Bangali r Sobji Jhol'/><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/-YM7HFEe1fow/XhU6a9l8aZI/AAAAAAAAEXo/RIRWyN6DlZYweVT33YzSutG1wyW8B1HPgCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Jhol1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7549699446443754635</id><published>2019-09-22T21:21:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2019-09-22T22:11:15.697-04:00</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="Cauliflower"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bati Charchari 2 -- with cauliflower stalks et al, pumpkin and eggplant</title><summary type="text">
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  112. Bengali Cuisine has so many different varieties of vegetarian dishes that it is hard to keep a count. Charchari, Ghonto, Chechki, Jhol, Jhaal, the permutations and combinations are endless.
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  116. Charchari is a dish which is usually made with multiple of vegetables. However there are exceptions and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7549699446443754635/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/09/bati-charchari-cauliflower-stalks.html#comment-form' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7549699446443754635'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7549699446443754635'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2019/09/bati-charchari-cauliflower-stalks.html' title='Bati Charchari 2 -- with cauliflower stalks et al, pumpkin and eggplant'/><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/-pw0kMFB-eR8/XYgc0o40RAI/AAAAAAAAEOk/pNpScstmntQ-e82SjdO_HZpGvT4RxxFTwCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/BatiCharchari2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8633262177120016389</id><published>2018-10-13T00:44:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2018-10-13T00:44:50.566-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mocha"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Kashundi Narkol Mocha -- Banana Blossoms with Kashundi and Coconut</title><summary type="text">Last week my Mother, who was visiting us over summer, left for India. Just before she left, I brought home a mocha as I wanted to practically see how it is prepped. Yes, I had never chopped a Mocha before this. Blasphemy!
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  123. Mocha, banana blossoms is a favorite vegetable in Bengal. In fact in Bengal, a banana plant is much revered. During DurgaPujo, she is the designated wife of</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8633262177120016389/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/10/kashundi-narkol-mocha-banana-blossoms.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8633262177120016389'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8633262177120016389'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/10/kashundi-narkol-mocha-banana-blossoms.html' title='Kashundi Narkol Mocha -- Banana Blossoms with Kashundi and Coconut'/><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/-BJokvW6CFxI/W8F1t96tKPI/AAAAAAAAD7s/P60deSouIRAErH1OCsdUgXj8QEr6EkQKgCLcBGAs/s72-c/D75_9330.JPG" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2100555163200551333</id><published>2018-08-14T20:30:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2018-08-14T20:30:46.038-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bitter Gourd"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>What a Bittergourd Kismur -- on Independence Day</title><summary type="text">
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  127. Tomorrow is India&#39;s Independence Day and all I can think of is I am in 3rd grade dressed in bottle green or khaki or some patriotic color safari suit kind of uniform, apparently like Subhas Bose, and standing on a stage with few more freedom fighters and not been given a single word to speak as per the script. I look almost like Jeetendra in a safari suit&amp;nbsp;except that I also had to wear </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2100555163200551333/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/08/bittergourd-kismur-uchche-bhaja.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2100555163200551333'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2100555163200551333'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/08/bittergourd-kismur-uchche-bhaja.html' title='What a Bittergourd Kismur -- on Independence 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="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Rk7JxZxHnrM/Wb7Umd3lkUI/AAAAAAAADbw/kDHG2cGfOv0hXmvPM9adTg3HQburGAWIQCLcBGAs/s72-c/BiiterGourdKismur1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7705655856964798757</id><published>2018-03-07T17:23:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2018-03-07T17:23:43.068-05:00</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="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sheem"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Sheem Posto with Kasundi -- Snow Peas with Poppy seeds and Mustard</title><summary type="text">
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  130. I have this habit of switching veggies, concocting recipes, substituting one ingredient with another. So it is no surprise that I hardly ever buy sheem, which we never find fresh at our Indian grocers anyway. Instead I buy the fresh, tender, translucent green snow peas from the Asian Market and substitute it for sheem!
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  132. With those fresh, tender, translucent green&amp;nbsp;snow peas...ahem, I </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7705655856964798757/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/03/posto-sheem-with-kasundi-snow-peas.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7705655856964798757'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7705655856964798757'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/03/posto-sheem-with-kasundi-snow-peas.html' title='Sheem Posto with Kasundi -- Snow Peas with Poppy seeds and Mustard'/><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/-c17UVMwda5Y/UXXz_dzGyfI/AAAAAAAABXM/wT4nCwN6cIc/s72-c/DhonepataBataSheem2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5358379932148152163</id><published>2018-01-04T20:37:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2020-04-22T00:25:21.068-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Customs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Khichuri"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Khichuri -- on a Snow Day</title><summary type="text">I would have never, ever thought that my first post on this New year would be a Khichuri.
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  135. Bengali Khichuri | KhichriThere are many variations of Khichuri in Bengal, from the revered Bhog er Khichuri made with roasted moong dal and pure satwik ingredients to the Musur Dale er Khichuri which is made with red lentils and is flavored with onion and garlic to the Bhuni Khichuri which is a richer </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5358379932148152163/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/01/Bengali-khichuri-on-rainy-day.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5358379932148152163'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5358379932148152163'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2018/01/Bengali-khichuri-on-rainy-day.html' title='Khichuri -- on a Snow 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="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-rkPTfXEjSuQ/Wk7SFaiGgVI/AAAAAAAADm8/bnw5TAgu_LwvoqYzzcFu6bFb1rIJtgbMwCLcBGAs/s72-c/Khichuri2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2454037132944803609</id><published>2017-12-29T10:49:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2020-07-01T23:28:01.190-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Customs"/><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="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>The Great Bengali Pata Bata or  veggie Pâté -- leafy greens pâté </title><summary type="text">
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  142. Mulo Shaak Bata | Phulkopi Pata Bata|&amp;nbsp;Bengali Pata Bata
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  144. Radish greens, Cauliflower leaves, Lau Pata, and other such fresh green peels or leaves which we usually discard, are made into a beautiful dish in Bengal called &quot;pata bata&quot; which is a seasoned and spiced paste of these leaves and stalks. A close cousin of&amp;nbsp; Pate in French or a Pesto in Italian, this very Bengali rustic dish</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2454037132944803609/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/12/bengali-paata-baata-veggie-pate.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2454037132944803609'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2454037132944803609'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/12/bengali-paata-baata-veggie-pate.html' title='The Great Bengali Pata Bata or  veggie Pâté -- leafy greens pâté '/><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/-6DWm6mdnBMY/WkZbpD3VMpI/AAAAAAAADkI/s44GNZ1bfc8ML-Zj_NVf5CKO2wy93KkWACLcBGAs/s72-c/PaataBata4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2349241770280710706</id><published>2017-11-02T22:30:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2017-11-02T22:30:29.432-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kale"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Spicy Kale Soup with Potato and Sausage</title><summary type="text">
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  147. The weather around here is getting positively chilly. It had been a fabulous couple of months with great weather, festivities in the air, glittering lights and overload of sweets. The trees near my house are now preparing for winter, their leaves turning a rusty red, though this year we did not get the gorgeous colors like other years.
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  149. This is also the time when I start making soups. Soups </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2349241770280710706/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/11/spicy-kale-soup-with-potato-and-sausage.html#comment-form' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2349241770280710706'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2349241770280710706'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/11/spicy-kale-soup-with-potato-and-sausage.html' title='Spicy Kale Soup with Potato and Sausage'/><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/-M1UuUGfMbzY/WfvR-ZjeAvI/AAAAAAAADgA/vArgXz0GCnEicen_5wTodNPG5F7RizqlACLcBGAs/s72-c/KaleSoup2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6853696556685047707</id><published>2017-08-30T22:58:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-09-01T18:28:06.752-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggplant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><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="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Eggplant Indiana -- the baked Imam Bayildi </title><summary type="text">
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  152. It is uncanny how I often repeat a recipe  after years and yet it is around the same time of the year that I last cooked.
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  154. Yesterday, I bought these lovely eggplants from Costco. Wondering what to do with them, I remembered Imam Bayildi. Guess when I had made Imam Bayildi last? 8 years back just before Big Sis was starting Grade 1.
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  159. This recipe is our friend Mumu&#39;s. She is one half of that couple who makes roshogollas and dal gosht and tolerates us when we land up at their home on any random weekends. That is saying a lot. No good stuff that I say about her and K, can top the fact that they welcome us and feed us on &quot;random&quot; weekend. I mean anyone who does that must be close to a saint or something
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  161. So anyway this </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3857048807951849700/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/05/mumur-phulkopir-malaikari-cauliflower.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3857048807951849700'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3857048807951849700'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/05/mumur-phulkopir-malaikari-cauliflower.html' title='Mumu&#39;r Phulkopir Malaikari -- Cauliflower in Coconut Curry'/><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/-i2_6_-62o6U/WSOmXUCWo0I/AAAAAAAADS8/JNBKxzgxSQQGJ8zoA0OSv8QRUMaPMIi3gCLcB/s72-c/PhulkopiMalaikari2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5817761451556189585</id><published>2017-03-16T23:03:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2017-03-16T23:03:50.568-04:00</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="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Shingara"/><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"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bengali Shingara -- not a samosa</title><summary type="text">There are samosas,the unique conical shaped Indian pies(in lack of a better word) made with pastry dough and stuffed with spiced potatoes, peas or mince meat and fried in hot oil, and then there are shingaras, the Bengali version of the same. Now don&#39;t you go and offend a Bengali, by saying that a shingara is same as samosa but only smaller. Never say that!
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  167. Bengalis are very possessive </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5817761451556189585/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/03/bengali-shingara-not-samosa.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5817761451556189585'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5817761451556189585'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/03/bengali-shingara-not-samosa.html' title='Bengali Shingara -- not a samosa'/><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/-z48E1o3H5WM/WMtO6xf2h3I/AAAAAAAADN0/fv8lvYxe8Q4smGpkOvzS-Mu1CDZWjY_4wCLcB/s72-c/Shingara8.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7694103561987841114</id><published>2017-01-28T19:10:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2022-01-17T12:06:39.019-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><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"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Sanhita&#39;s Nonta Bhapa Pithe  | steamed rice flour dumplings</title><summary type="text">Nonta Bhapa Pithe&amp;nbsp; | Jhaal Pithe | Steamed Savory rice flour DumplingsPithe is reminiscent of the times when paddy was harvested in the months of December-January and the new crop was celebrated by making dishes that used rice, date palm jaggery(khejur gur also collected in the winter months) and coconut. There are a variety of pithe and puli made from these ingredients - patishapta, doodh </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7694103561987841114/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/01/nonta-bhapa-pithe-steamed-dumplings.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7694103561987841114'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7694103561987841114'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/01/nonta-bhapa-pithe-steamed-dumplings.html' title='Sanhita&#39;s Nonta Bhapa Pithe  | steamed rice flour dumplings'/><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/AVvXsEhCck_EwwHivXnj1KnUu_vQTdnJChp7Lq8BdebcRoei_zaim6T1rCW69XmcY-jyhaHhZ9NkKf-pA2Pp6kujl0lNjqIzDFw_-x_-zGs4RFnCTk6Uv9Cl1dADmngFSlfe-xxfQ-eDO7sV-WVfAs9wbyHIn_32YhNshkg7iEGI_N-GXw0PRF2C2m4=s72-w480-h640-c" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-124606001338245470</id><published>2017-01-23T23:25:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2017-01-23T23:25:20.460-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Spicy Green Beans in the Oven</title><summary type="text">Today Big Sis was talking about a friend of hers who is apparently very rich by hearsay.
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  169. Little Sis listened to the discussion for a minute and then declared &quot;I will never be rich. Being rich is a waste of time!&quot;
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  171. Astounded by this bite of information I asked, &quot;Why is it a waste of time?&quot;
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  173. Little Sis: &quot;Well to become rich, you have to work hard and that will get you lots of money. Working hard </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/124606001338245470/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/01/spicy-green-beans-in-oven.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/124606001338245470'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/124606001338245470'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2017/01/spicy-green-beans-in-oven.html' title='Spicy Green Beans in the Oven'/><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/-VKq6tVcU2_8/WIbWPxPBUFI/AAAAAAAADJw/oyiX_GdHfDMhaHLGRXzQtKBhzHRm30D6QCLcB/s72-c/Greenbeans1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6293022187208107309</id><published>2016-09-20T23:27:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2016-09-20T23:27:53.813-04:00</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="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Shosha&#39;r Shukto -- Bengali Shukto with Cucumbers</title><summary type="text">This post was written way back sometime in July. That is when this dish was cooked and the recipe duly noted. Now when I look back on those long stretch of summer day, I want to throw a tantrum to get them back. But that is not happening. Never does.
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  175. So, while I try to brave my soul for fall, you guys take a trip back to summer...
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  181. Summer is always busy around home. The schools are over, the</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6293022187208107309/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/09/shoshar-shukto-bengali-shukto-with.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6293022187208107309'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6293022187208107309'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/09/shoshar-shukto-bengali-shukto-with.html' title='Shosha&#39;r Shukto -- Bengali Shukto with Cucumbers'/><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/-YPbMFuKWnWI/V-H9RpX3o1I/AAAAAAAADEI/MyUfRymd6Pk4mN-MC4Z5h7dOBWZPmJQTACLcB/s72-c/ShosharShukto4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7647535729536116577</id><published>2016-09-14T07:55:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2016-09-14T07:55:13.679-04:00</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="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sheem"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Tel Sheem -- Hyacinth Beans from Soma</title><summary type="text">I was seriously waiting for something to get my blogging mojo back.
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  183. August had been surreal with a vacation to beautiful Banff and Jasper National parks(more on that later), short trips around the home state, a water park vacation to Great Wolf Lodge specifically for the kids, and lots of tea time with my parents while watching &quot;Mahanayak&quot; -- the Bengali serial people love to hate (yeah, yeah, I</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7647535729536116577/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/09/tel-sheem-hyacinth-beans-from-soma.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7647535729536116577'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7647535729536116577'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/09/tel-sheem-hyacinth-beans-from-soma.html' title='Tel Sheem -- Hyacinth Beans from Soma'/><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/-zOf4ga44dSw/V9jD2sLTx-I/AAAAAAAADDc/xcAqspwyK0I3OPPY7vH_rY8MZaw-fTb2ACLcB/s72-c/TelSheem5.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-475782734631348445</id><published>2016-05-11T23:00:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2016-05-11T22:53:35.367-04:00</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="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bati Charchari with Love</title><summary type="text">I made a different kind of bati charchari yesterday, one very different from what my mother makes. She makes it mostly with potatoes chopped in long, slender, finger like slices but mine was more like this. I had green beans, cauliflower, pumpkin, potato, potato peels(aloo&#39;r khosha), and even peels from the pumpkin.Though traditionally a bati charchari would be made in a steel container with a </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/475782734631348445/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/07/bati-charchari-with-love.html#comment-form' title='45 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/475782734631348445'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/475782734631348445'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/07/bati-charchari-with-love.html' title='Bati Charchari with Love'/><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/-lLwD0smXBYQ/VzPuySU1VtI/AAAAAAAADAI/eFIJrYwxn5YwEr_GOlUB0WOp_WRIjr0tQCLcB/s72-c/BatiCharchari1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>45</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-403714136260488838</id><published>2016-02-11T21:32:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2016-02-11T21:48:48.972-05:00</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="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma-in-Law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Shaak Bata -- Sweet pea green Paste or Pate</title><summary type="text">Saraswati Pujo is a few days away and this is the time of the year when my Dida&#39;s Gota Seddho drifts  up in my memory, which is otherwise inundated with a lot of fluff. At all other time, the Gota seddho is pushed beneath deadlines, middle school tests, elementary school valentine&#39;s day, snow forecasts, and seasons of Parenthood yet to be watched on Netflix. I don&#39;t think of Gota seddo at any </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/403714136260488838/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/02/shaak-bata-sweet-pea-green-paste-or-pate.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/403714136260488838'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/403714136260488838'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2016/02/shaak-bata-sweet-pea-green-paste-or-pate.html' title='Shaak Bata -- Sweet pea green Paste or Pate'/><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/--DCyiTRR-Vw/Vr1Dg6fR-bI/AAAAAAAAC7E/c5dm-RdrWww/s72-c/ShaakBataSweetPeaGreens.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2285650731385285720</id><published>2015-10-01T21:22:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2015-10-01T21:22:31.373-04:00</updated><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="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pasta"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="School Lunch Box"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Home made Marinara Sauce and a Pasta with Peppers and Greens</title><summary type="text">
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  189. My relation with Pasta is not something that goes back to my grandmother&#39;s or even my Mother&#39;s kitchen. My grandmother had no idea about it and my Mother didn&#39;t care about it.
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  191. It wasn&#39;t a food that we even craved for. As a middle class Bengali, way back in the 90&#39;s, I don&#39;t think we had much idea about Italy beyond Roberto Baggio,Salvatore Schillaci, Michelangelo and Pope John Paul 2, in </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2285650731385285720/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/10/home-made-marinara-sauce-and-pasta-with.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2285650731385285720'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2285650731385285720'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/10/home-made-marinara-sauce-and-pasta-with.html' title='Home made Marinara Sauce and a Pasta with Peppers and Greens'/><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/-vhdlp0I7L90/Vg3aHhvwerI/AAAAAAAACyY/gTTEc5U1aFY/s72-c/MarinaraSauce11.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1931854810448418229</id><published>2015-08-05T23:03:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2016-05-07T11:30:27.869-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mango"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Readers"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bhaswati Kalita&#39;s Borar Tauk or Borar Tenga </title><summary type="text">
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  194. It is 10:30 at night right now. I have just had a bowl of luscious vanilla ice cream with really sweet mangoes. That the ice cream and mangoes were served to me by Big Sis and Li&#39;l Sis  while I lounge on the sofa makes it extra sweet. And then I am watching &quot;Liv&amp;amp;Maddie&quot; or some such Disney series which is a privilege in itself as we usually have no access to Disney and such cable channels.</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1931854810448418229/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/08/borar-tauk-borir-tok.html#comment-form' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1931854810448418229'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1931854810448418229'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/08/borar-tauk-borir-tok.html' title='Bhaswati Kalita&#39;s Borar Tauk or Borar Tenga '/><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/-FVEWmyzbWAY/VcLM3DXIMGI/AAAAAAAACu0/J6XqFJp1OlA/s72-c/BorarTauk1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3516475834488848081</id><published>2015-04-01T21:59:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2015-04-01T22:10:13.925-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="A-Z of Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipe Book"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Fuluri or Phuluri ~ on the trail of a fried snack</title><summary type="text">Let me jog your memory and remind you of the A-Z of Bengali Cuisine that I have been half-heartedly attempting since last year. I mean my heart is fully into it but I keep falling back in chronicling the recipes.
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  196. Anyway,let me remind you that around November last year, we were stuck at the Letter &quot;F&quot;. Not the word, the letter. The reader&#39;s choice popular awards demanded &quot;F for Fuchka&quot;, &quot;F for </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3516475834488848081/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/04/fuluri-phuluri-Bengali-fried-snack.html#comment-form' title='16 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3516475834488848081'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3516475834488848081'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2015/04/fuluri-phuluri-Bengali-fried-snack.html' title='Fuluri or Phuluri ~ on the trail of a fried snack'/><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/-L8UhPGrEPFo/VRyeHSKq81I/AAAAAAAAChU/jtXNMqLj7pw/s72-c/Fuluri6.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>16</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7116476349334509849</id><published>2014-09-03T23:42:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2014-09-08T14:08:39.906-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Fruits"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma-in-Law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pickle"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Shob Phaler Achaar -- Mixed Fresh Fruit Chutney</title><summary type="text">
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  198. Shob Phaler Achaar -- Mixed Fresh Fruit Chutney
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  200. I have been away from the blog for a long while and believe me I missed it so much. I wanted to sit down and type something out every day and I had this kind of lurch in the pit of my stomach because I was procrastinating.And then again there was so much going on that it seemed sheer crazy to sit at the computer while life passed me by.
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  202. It has </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7116476349334509849/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/09/phaler-achaar-mixed-fruit-chutney.html#comment-form' title='8 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7116476349334509849'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7116476349334509849'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/09/phaler-achaar-mixed-fruit-chutney.html' title='Shob Phaler Achaar -- Mixed Fresh Fruit Chutney'/><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/-g1vHcqSLEbw/VAfZeZYtj9I/AAAAAAAACR0/Pi4FGuR3syk/s72-c/ShobPholerAchaar1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>8</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2243564003627514443</id><published>2014-07-24T18:16:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2014-07-24T18:16:07.048-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><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="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Vegetable Tikkis or Croquettes -- Kids Summer Snacks</title><summary type="text">One month of summer holidays is already over, and though I wonder how time flew so quickly, in reality quite a few things were done.
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  204. The most important was Big Sis getting her Black Belt in Taekwondo. They had tested just before the vacation and the rank ceremony was around end of June. While Big Sis is now a certified Black belt, Little Sis who was very reluctant in the beginning classes is now</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2243564003627514443/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/07/vegetable-tikkis-or-croquettes-kids.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2243564003627514443'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2243564003627514443'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/07/vegetable-tikkis-or-croquettes-kids.html' title='Vegetable Tikkis or Croquettes -- Kids Summer Snacks'/><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/-G_Nr5wTLJNc/U9GEAhYFD2I/AAAAAAAACQc/FkecW5Ejp7A/s72-c/VegTikkiSnack3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1753841455893875690</id><published>2014-06-26T16:54:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2014-06-26T16:54:25.550-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="corn"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><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="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Quick Corn Chaat-- and Legos are for all</title><summary type="text">
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  207. This post is going to be about a quick and easy Corn Chaat for you to serve as a side with all the&amp;nbsp; barbecuing you might be doing, but more importantly about Legos and my rant. So, bear with me.
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  209. A few weeks back I was at LS&#39;s school(kindergarten) for some show that they had put up. As expected there were other Moms there, most of whom I had never met, and pleasantries were exchanged.
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  211. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1753841455893875690/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/quick-corn-chaat-and-legos-are-for-all.html#comment-form' title='7 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1753841455893875690'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1753841455893875690'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/quick-corn-chaat-and-legos-are-for-all.html' title='Quick Corn Chaat-- and Legos are for 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://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Dn716xPUhOU/U6yE7TgvUXI/AAAAAAAACMk/xU498R88Pc0/s72-c/LegoCornChaat5.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>7</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-9005927557787230581</id><published>2014-06-23T19:34:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2020-06-17T00:57:12.092-04:00</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="Chhanar Dalna"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Paneer"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Chhanar Dalna | Chanar Dalna -- Bengali Cottage cheese cubes in gravy</title><summary type="text">
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  213. Chhanar Dalna | Chanar Dalna -- Bengali Cottage cheese cubes in gravy
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  217. Chanar Dalna a Bengali delicacy | Chhanar Dalna
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  220. Chanar Dalna or Bengali Paneer Curry is usually made with homemade chhana/paneer in a light sweetish curry with potatoes and spiced lightly with garam masala.
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  223. Summer vacation starts today in my part of the world. More than two months of long, languorous, warm days stretch</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/9005927557787230581/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/chhanar-dalna-bengali-cottage-chesse.html#comment-form' title='12 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9005927557787230581'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9005927557787230581'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/chhanar-dalna-bengali-cottage-chesse.html' title='Chhanar Dalna | Chanar Dalna -- Bengali Cottage cheese cubes in gravy'/><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/-GlGSXjwcuww/U6eWTqRse0I/AAAAAAAACL0/Po1cUzXG3Cc/s72-c/ChhanarDalna3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8153804494308333754</id><published>2014-06-06T11:59:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-07-26T22:55:57.776-04:00</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="Eggplant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="FoodFiction"/><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="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Beguni -- ar Ashare Goppo</title><summary type="text">
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  229. Eggplant coated in a batter of chickpea flour and deep fried
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  231. This post was first posted in 2010. It is being reposted.
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  233. The rain had started out strong, not meek like other days. Huge blobs of water, hit the warm earth rapidly, with an urgency to quench out its parched dryness. The rain was now hitting down hard on her window, with that drumming sound, she loved about rains.
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  235. Outside the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8153804494308333754/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/beguni-ar-ashare-goppo.html#comment-form' title='40 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8153804494308333754'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8153804494308333754'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/beguni-ar-ashare-goppo.html' title='Beguni -- ar Ashare Goppo'/><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/-4dj00ApHd70/WXlV3obQYBI/AAAAAAAADWU/cRsO6l8JF20jy4mrR203xpoHU7OgfUOnACEwYBhgL/s72-c/Beguni3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>40</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4157351369119306410</id><published>2014-06-04T22:57:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2014-06-25T11:27:12.343-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dahi Vada -- Doi Bora with no hole</title><summary type="text">
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  238. LS&#39;s kindergarten class has a very interesting activity every year and it involves hatching chicks. Yes, fun isn&#39;t it ?
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  240. They have a farmer bring in a hen and rooster to school and then set up an incubator with dozen eggs. Every day the kids are asked to rotate the eggs ever so gently and wait for the eggs to hatch. It is a week of great anticipation and I can imagine the level of excitement </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4157351369119306410/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/dahi-vada-recipe.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4157351369119306410'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4157351369119306410'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/dahi-vada-recipe.html' title='Dahi Vada -- Doi Bora with no hole'/><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/-KhoqGghncXU/U46LIqCf3uI/AAAAAAAACJA/X-_0XsDNg9o/s72-c/DahiVada1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4430253760407344444</id><published>2014-06-01T23:05:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2014-06-01T23:10:08.117-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="A-Z of Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali cuisine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Posto"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>A is for Aloo Posto and Aamer Tauk</title><summary type="text">Yesterday I asked a question on my FB page
  241. &quot;If we did a A-Z of Bengali Cuisine, what dish would you choose to start with A?&quot;
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  243. There was a huge response of about 78-77 answers and guess what ? The winner was Aloo Posto, as I had feverishly hoped.Please God, please, let the folks say Aloo Posto and then I can have one more reason to cook and eat it. Not that eating Posto needs any reason or season </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4430253760407344444/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/a-is-for-aloo-posto-and-aamer-tauk.html#comment-form' title='9 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4430253760407344444'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4430253760407344444'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/06/a-is-for-aloo-posto-and-aamer-tauk.html' title='A is for Aloo Posto and Aamer Tauk'/><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/-5W1yYzp7MgU/U4vlsGzAmNI/AAAAAAAACIU/uhk9b72Db3c/s72-c/Posto2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>9</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5360567943921091123</id><published>2014-05-19T20:32:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2014-05-21T13:13:16.098-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Asparagus"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Roasted Asparagus with Nigella seeds, Kashundi and then Pesto</title><summary type="text">
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  249. For six or more months, the trees here are bare, the air sharp with cold and frost, the grass bleached under a shifting layer of snow, and the birds far far away. But when spring arrives, they all come back with a vengeance.
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  251. The grass sprouts a bright green and the dandelions stand upright, their tiny yellow flowers looking boldly towards the brilliant blue sky. Yeah, they may be </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5360567943921091123/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/05/roasted-asparagus-nigella-kashundi-pesto.html#comment-form' title='4 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5360567943921091123'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5360567943921091123'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/05/roasted-asparagus-nigella-kashundi-pesto.html' title='Roasted Asparagus with Nigella seeds, Kashundi and then Pesto'/><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/-6RGDtpfPsrM/U3l27ZdHFJI/AAAAAAAACHQ/gEtK0Vuzjps/s72-c/TreeSpring1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>4</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8276949830406588766</id><published>2014-04-21T23:18:00.005-04:00</published><updated>2014-04-21T23:18:50.167-04:00</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="Posto"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Posto Bhape or Bhapa Posto in Microwave</title><summary type="text">
  252.  
  253. This post is about Posto Bhape but first we will not talk about Posto Bhape. Instead we will talk about Little Sis. If you can think of nothing but Posto then scroll down the page.
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  256. This is something way back from February and I have been meaning to write it down here but I always forget
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  258. Little Sis telling me about her Valentine&#39;s day project in school, &quot; Mommy in our art class today, </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8276949830406588766/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/04/posto-bhape-or-bhapa-posto-in-microwave.html#comment-form' title='26 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8276949830406588766'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8276949830406588766'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/04/posto-bhape-or-bhapa-posto-in-microwave.html' title='Posto Bhape or Bhapa Posto in Microwave'/><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/-JLVjNy_zIuw/U1XbgebQfwI/AAAAAAAACDw/QRLuwZfjcJE/s72-c/PostoBhaape1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>26</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-835154031569564917</id><published>2014-04-03T23:29:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2014-04-03T23:29:03.814-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Readers"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Shrimp"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Indrani&#39;s Kumro Begun Chingri Charchari -- with fresh Methi greens</title><summary type="text">I have been in a vegetable rut for the last one week and I have realized that no one makes simple, subtle vegetable dishes as well as the Bongs do. Call me biased but honestly the variety of vegetable dishes that a Bengali will cook is mind boggling. Remember, I am not saying vegetarian dishes, because no Bong can beat the masala dosa or the dhokla, but I am saying &quot;vegetable dishes&quot; as in </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/835154031569564917/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/04/indranis-kumro-begun-chingri-charchari.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/835154031569564917'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/835154031569564917'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/04/indranis-kumro-begun-chingri-charchari.html' title='Indrani&#39;s Kumro Begun Chingri Charchari -- with fresh Methi greens'/><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/-GgncZgr3_cs/Uzt_nwQGHtI/AAAAAAAACBg/_kIaYkv1z94/s72-c/BegunKumroMethiChingri3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4803489001544196553</id><published>2014-03-12T22:49:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2014-03-13T10:06:29.938-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Okra"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bhindi Moshla with Roasted Okra</title><summary type="text">Bhindi or Okra is one of my favorite veggies. Surprisingly, I don&#39;t cook it that often. Last weekend when I finally got some okra, I wanted to do a simple Bengali &quot;Dharosh Aloo Charchari&quot;, a dry potato-okra sabzi with a tempering of paanch phoron and barely any other spice. But then I saw this recipe of roasted okra and thought -- &quot;Why Not?&quot;. So then I mixed both ideas, first roasting the okra </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4803489001544196553/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/03/bhindi-moshla-with-roasted-okra.html#comment-form' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4803489001544196553'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4803489001544196553'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/03/bhindi-moshla-with-roasted-okra.html' title='Bhindi Moshla with Roasted Okra'/><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/-492W0k6ypXk/UyEb0NB4h6I/AAAAAAAAB_8/wccXtq8GtDo/s72-c/RoastedOkraSabzi.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2905483568597429651</id><published>2014-02-24T22:46:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2014-02-24T22:48:14.756-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Salsa Soup -- in search of Spring</title><summary type="text">&quot;In Search of Spring&quot; is what I am after.
  259.  
  260. And after what seems like ages, this weekend did bring a weather where I was not under the illusion, regarding our relocation to the North Pole.&amp;nbsp;
  261. &quot;Are we moving to North pole or are we not?&quot;
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  263. And if you squint your eyes and peer at this picture, you will even see a robin in those bare branches. And see the snow is melting off those roofs. Maybe we </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2905483568597429651/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/02/salsa-soup-in-search-of-spring.html#comment-form' title='6 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2905483568597429651'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2905483568597429651'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2014/02/salsa-soup-in-search-of-spring.html' title='Salsa Soup -- in search of Spring'/><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/-9d-nRcxtEt4/UwbT_8aBTqI/AAAAAAAAB-M/nXwQ4ejlYM4/s72-c/SalsaSoup5.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>6</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2080480171499797151</id><published>2014-01-30T21:06:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2014-06-28T13:51:22.088-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Butter Paneer"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Paneer"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>A Very Quick Butter Paneer and Rainbow Loom homemade</title><summary type="text">Paneer Butter Masala -- How to make Butter Paneer
  264.  
  265. Okay, who ever discovered Butter Paneer is a genius. &quot;Sirji, tussi great ho&quot;. I had never ever thought I would utter these words and always dissed butter paneer aka paneer makhani as a misconstrued representation of the rich Indian cuisine. I am sure I have said things to that effect in my earlier posts too.
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  270.  
  271. But that was when I had not </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2080480171499797151/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/11/a-very-quick-butter-paneer-and-rainbow.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2080480171499797151'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2080480171499797151'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/11/a-very-quick-butter-paneer-and-rainbow.html' title='A Very Quick Butter Paneer and Rainbow Loom homemade'/><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/-e7bs4HPUiuk/UoMCNuWxxBI/AAAAAAAAByQ/AGfS0_Bw6SA/s72-c/VeryQuickButterPaneer1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>30</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4900197311881241735</id><published>2013-10-02T22:43:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2014-04-22T23:03:18.363-04:00</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="Breakfast"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Festival"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="General"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Hing er Kochuri"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kochuri-Luchi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Radhaballavi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Hing er Kochuri and Alur Tarkari</title><summary type="text">
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  273. Hing er Kochuri and Alur Tarkari. The HaatPakha i,e the Palm Leaf fans that you see in this picture are decorated by my Aunt. Aren&#39;t they gorgeous ?
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  276. Durga Pujo is almost here. Mahalaya is this Friday. The gorgeous blue sky, the kaash phool, the lazy cotton clouds and the fragile shiuli with their orange stem and fragrant notes is making it all very real. As if! The only thing missing is the &quot;</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4900197311881241735/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/10/hing-er-kochuri-and-alur-tarkari.html#comment-form' title='34 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4900197311881241735'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4900197311881241735'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/10/hing-er-kochuri-and-alur-tarkari.html' title='Hing er Kochuri and Alur Tarkari'/><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/-nEWi6ssMcBs/UkzWoN9Nb9I/AAAAAAAABt8/L1yKacr_RMg/s72-c/HKochuri6.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>34</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1657550735140886305</id><published>2013-09-30T22:53:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-09-30T22:53:07.189-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pasta"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and toasted Breadcrumbs</title><summary type="text">
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  280. We had this Pasta for dinner some time last week.
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  282. It was so good and the girls liked it so much that I decided to share with you all.
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  284. Also maybe I would want to make it again, very soon, and I would be moving heaven and earth trying to find the Pasta recipe that I just did on 26th September, 2013 or was it 25th ? But I would never find it because a) it would all be in my mind and b) I </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1657550735140886305/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/09/pasta-with-grilled-vegetables-and.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1657550735140886305'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1657550735140886305'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/09/pasta-with-grilled-vegetables-and.html' title='Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and toasted Breadcrumbs'/><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/-ml4qDNS6x8g/Uko31LzqLtI/AAAAAAAABtk/tesCXRrsTI8/s72-c/PastaWithGrilledVeggie&amp;BreadCrumb.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3810436147590010039</id><published>2013-08-26T00:15:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-09-19T13:32:43.678-04:00</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="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dal er Borar Jhol -- Lentil fritters in a light gravy</title><summary type="text">
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  287. If you follow my blog on FB, you will know that my Mother arrived a couple of weeks back. With her of course came packets of Mukhorochak chanachur-- tauk--jhaal-mishti -- sour--spicy-sweet. And loads of books. Tons of Enid Blytons for the 9 yr old, Bengali story books by Sukumar Roy from my childhood for the little one and fat Lila Majumdar Rachanabolis for me.
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  291. A natural fallout of all </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3810436147590010039/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/08/dal-er-borar-jhol-lentil-fritters-in.html#comment-form' title='14 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3810436147590010039'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3810436147590010039'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/08/dal-er-borar-jhol-lentil-fritters-in.html' title='Dal er Borar Jhol -- Lentil fritters in a light gravy'/><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/-igyqnDb_nlE/UhqPnqLG59I/AAAAAAAABp8/AMtHBodj5TU/s72-c/BorarJhol4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>14</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6068780890240482990</id><published>2013-08-13T23:58:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-08-13T23:58:40.457-04:00</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="BokChoy"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bori"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggplant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Aloo-Begun-Bori-BokChoy er Jhol -- Bengali soupy vegetables</title><summary type="text">
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  293. Broccoli, Eggplant,Bok Choy,Potatoes
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  296. &quot;Kolkata te ajkal BokChoy paoa jaay&quot;, said my Mother. &quot;Ar oi beguni bandhakopi, the purple cabbage&quot;. (You get Bok Choy in Calcutta these days. Also that purple cabbage)
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  298. &quot;Where do you get all these weird things ?&quot; I asked
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  300. &quot;Reliance Fresh,&quot; said my Mother with an air of someone who is not astounded by a BokChoy or surprised by a purple cabbage.
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  302. &quot;But why </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6068780890240482990/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/08/aloo-begun-bori-bokchoy-er-jhol-bengali.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6068780890240482990'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6068780890240482990'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/08/aloo-begun-bori-bokchoy-er-jhol-bengali.html' title='Aloo-Begun-Bori-BokChoy er Jhol -- Bengali soupy vegetables'/><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/-nfOSnSF4gF0/UgrXyVf_BvI/AAAAAAAABoQ/_GgQVCasvqY/s72-c/BegunBoriJhol1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4668906133984677252</id><published>2013-07-24T22:57:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-07-24T23:02:40.683-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Tomato"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Keema Stuffed Tomatoes -- sleight of hand</title><summary type="text">
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  306. Years ago when I was a cooking novice and the new friends I had made in the US were something of a culinary genius, this dish had come into being.
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  308. No, it was not their recipe. Rather it was my attempt to match up to their amazing homemade rosogollas, fantastic chorchoris and perfect biriyanis. To invite these culinary genius friends to my then home, a one-bedroom apartment, and then to feed</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4668906133984677252/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/07/keema-stuffed-tomatoes-sleight-of-hand.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4668906133984677252'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4668906133984677252'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/07/keema-stuffed-tomatoes-sleight-of-hand.html' title='Keema Stuffed Tomatoes -- sleight of hand'/><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/-q4wtLuU-vlQ/UfCNoHI7QvI/AAAAAAAABnI/3SUG_yLeT14/s72-c/StuffedTomato1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3893891960292833492</id><published>2013-06-26T22:18:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-06-26T22:26:43.645-04:00</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="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Patol"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Narkel Moshla Potol -- moving up</title><summary type="text">Yesterday was LS&#39;s &quot;moving up ceremony&quot;. Moving up to where? To Kindergarten from September.
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  310. As we, the parents, sat in tiny chairs waiting for the pre-kindergartners to begin the show they had been working on all these days, the owner of the school said she hoped there were enough tissue boxes for everyone.
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  312. Most parents went &quot;awww&quot; and &quot;sniff sniff&quot; on cue.
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  314. Really dude, </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3893891960292833492/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/06/narkel-moshla-potol-moving-up.html#comment-form' title='12 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3893891960292833492'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3893891960292833492'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/06/narkel-moshla-potol-moving-up.html' title='Narkel Moshla Potol -- moving up'/><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/-blJzNms0nbY/UcucRnuA3XI/AAAAAAAABh8/j7SeJYjT2aE/s72-c/PotolNarkel2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-84958854080887329</id><published>2013-06-18T21:56:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2016-12-30T17:56:28.585-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mushroom"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Stuffed Mushroom in the Oven</title><summary type="text">Sometimes I think I am desperate to put every thing I see on my blog.
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  316. Lovely things. Things that I could have admired, soaked in their beauty and just let them live in my memory. But no, I want them to be here, to share with you all.
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  318. Like say this cute red tubewell at an arboretum I had refused to visit.
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  325. Or this Father&#39;s Day gift that the girls made. The gift coupon idea was from </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/84958854080887329/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/06/stuffed-mushroom-in-oven.html#comment-form' title='5 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/84958854080887329'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/84958854080887329'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/06/stuffed-mushroom-in-oven.html' title='Stuffed Mushroom in the Oven'/><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/-c-yO-po7-1U/UcDqtJwp2GI/AAAAAAAABgo/PtenIB-XlLI/s72-c/20130609_130557.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>5</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8559526931326510522</id><published>2013-06-06T22:38:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-06-06T22:46:46.815-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggplant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bharela Baingan -- Eggplants stuffed with Peanut masala</title><summary type="text">This bharela baingan or stuffed eggplant is our Gujarati Auntie&#39;s recipe.
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  330. The Aunty who is the current babysitter but babies not being babies anymore who also helps me a little with housework. She makes some of her vegetarian Gujarati dishes and we are sold. Kadhi has always featured in my comfort food list, right there with alu posto-musurir dal and Thai red curry and now there is Lobia </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8559526931326510522/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/06/bharela-baingan-eggplants-stuffed-with.html#comment-form' title='9 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8559526931326510522'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8559526931326510522'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/06/bharela-baingan-eggplants-stuffed-with.html' title='Bharela Baingan -- Eggplants stuffed with Peanut masala'/><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>9</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1740484791948067424</id><published>2013-05-21T23:11:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-05-21T23:18:07.892-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kale"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Kale Bhaja -- and how Green is my valley</title><summary type="text">
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  339. Stir Fried Kale with lots of garlic, dry red chillies and then eaten with steaming rice with dollops of Kasundi. Yes ! That easy.
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  341. Though I am not too fond of eating &quot;greens&quot;, I love green. The color green in nature.And as I say every year, I am mesmerized by the green that springs up around where I live as soon as April rolls in. The transformation is so magical and so abundant that </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1740484791948067424/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/05/kale-bhaja-and-how-green-is-my-valley.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1740484791948067424'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1740484791948067424'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/05/kale-bhaja-and-how-green-is-my-valley.html' title='Kale Bhaja -- and how Green is my valley'/><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/-ocgwP9ckfJ0/UZVnNIMV3XI/AAAAAAAABbA/_WxWqud_MCo/s72-c/KaleFry1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3355060227711190080</id><published>2013-04-23T20:41:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2013-05-06T23:21:49.224-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sheem"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Chandrani and Pia&#39;s Dhonepata Bata Sheem</title><summary type="text">Yesterday around lunch I asked a question on FB. Here is what I asked.
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  347. While I was eating my oatmeal at lunch, going through suggestions of excellent recipes with sheem, my tummy growling, my heart aching, I suddenly realized I did not have sheem at home. I had snow peas. There was no way I was going to make a stop at Patel in the evening to get half a pound of sheem. Jalebis might have made</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3355060227711190080/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/04/chandrani-and-pias-dhonepata-bata-sheem.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3355060227711190080'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3355060227711190080'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/04/chandrani-and-pias-dhonepata-bata-sheem.html' title='Chandrani and Pia&#39;s Dhonepata Bata Sheem'/><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/-ztyEWtg5DMI/UXXzLsOBU9I/AAAAAAAABXE/630s9iS-p1c/s72-c/DhonepataBataSheem3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-415703986562806217</id><published>2013-04-09T21:23:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-04-09T21:23:30.225-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="papaya"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Grated Kaancha Pepe&#39;r Tarkari -- grated raw papaya</title><summary type="text">
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  350. Fifteen years ago if a tarot card reader had told me that fifteen years later I would not only be cooking and eating raw papaya with a smile on my lips but also forcing others to do so, I would have balked. I would have have also &quot;pooh-poohed&quot; away the whole idea and not paid the tarot card reader in full.
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  352. Ten years back if my daily horoscope in TOI predicted &quot;raw papaya eating days in the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/415703986562806217/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/04/grated-kaancha-peper-tarkari-grated-raw.html#comment-form' title='46 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/415703986562806217'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/415703986562806217'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/04/grated-kaancha-peper-tarkari-grated-raw.html' title='Grated Kaancha Pepe&#39;r Tarkari -- grated raw papaya'/><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/-0ovmPc0HIxk/UWS-TDMPtvI/AAAAAAAABUo/pEaDuHqB5JM/s72-c/GratedPapaya.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>46</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-550436649531591822</id><published>2013-03-06T18:58:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2013-03-07T11:37:35.106-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Broccoli"/><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="Sweet Potato"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Sweet Potato Broccoli Parmesan Tikkis</title><summary type="text">These tikkis or croquettes are inspired by two people. Mandira of Ahaar and The IKEA people. But before diving into them, let me pique your interest by showing you my picture, as rendered by our in-house artist LS.
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  359. Did you see it ? Did you see it ? Ain&#39;t it cute ?
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  361. She has made me look so good in there. My adult acne and thick moustache has been totally covered up and my flowery feet and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/550436649531591822/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/03/sweet-potato-broccoli-parmesan-tikkis.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/550436649531591822'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/550436649531591822'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/03/sweet-potato-broccoli-parmesan-tikkis.html' title='Sweet Potato Broccoli Parmesan Tikkis'/><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/-2enwJivmSCM/UTfSBaI3KFI/AAAAAAAABRA/E6wt34LkchU/s72-c/SPBroccoliTikki2.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>25</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2469982256108482017</id><published>2013-02-22T00:03:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2020-07-16T13:56:19.447-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><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="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Chirer Pulao aka Poha -- witth Oats ahem</title><summary type="text">
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  364. Chirer pulao featured a close second in my &quot;Most wanted School Lunch&quot; list as a kid.
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  366. The winner was almost always the egg noodles.
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  368. Third and Fourth place were tied and was either a fried rice, savory french toasts or aloo paratha. Yes, my mother packed good lunches.
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  370. As far as I go Chirer Pulao is largely similar to a Poha, with small differences like the former does not have kari patta, </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2469982256108482017/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/chirer-pulao-aka-poha-witth-oats-ahem.html#comment-form' title='15 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2469982256108482017'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2469982256108482017'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/chirer-pulao-aka-poha-witth-oats-ahem.html' title='Chirer Pulao aka Poha -- witth Oats ahem'/><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/-a-XI_m707B0/USa5mbvAHCI/AAAAAAAABOw/aGjCsyNStkY/s72-c/Chirer+Pulao1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>15</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4329843597369172191</id><published>2013-02-15T23:21:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2021-02-17T13:22:13.372-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="kitchen"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dida&#39;s Gota Sheddho -- traditions reborn</title><summary type="text">Before I go into the recipe of Gota Sheddho let me be honest and tell you that this is the first time I made it.
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  372. I had never made Gota Sheddho before. Neither has my Mother. It is my Dida, my Ma&#39;s mother, whose Gota Sheddho is what I remember today. Her Gota Sheddho was much in demand in the North Kolkata neighborhood she lived. Younger women who had turned new mothers would send out a request </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4329843597369172191/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/didas-gota-sheddho-traditions-reborn.html#comment-form' title='36 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4329843597369172191'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4329843597369172191'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/didas-gota-sheddho-traditions-reborn.html' title='Dida&#39;s Gota Sheddho -- traditions reborn'/><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/-bckXIK23tII/UR7hubJhW_I/AAAAAAAABN8/woBHHLHPago/s72-c/GotaSeddho3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>36</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2981627188893199401</id><published>2013-02-10T23:00:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2019-10-13T22:22:52.301-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipe Book"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Khichuri"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rice"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bhoger Khichuri and Anarosher Chutney</title><summary type="text">
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  376. Bhog er Khichuri is the Khichuri, a Bengali will offer to the the Goddess on Durga Pujo, Lokkhi Pujo or Saraswati Pujo. If done on any other day it will just be the Bhaja Moog Dal er Khichuri or a Khichdi made with Roasted Moong dal or a Rice and Lentil dish akin to Risotto if I try going international.. The same Khichdi when mixed with devotion, faith, respect and fragrance of incense, is </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2981627188893199401/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/bhoger-khichuri-and-anarosher-chutney.html#comment-form' title='27 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2981627188893199401'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2981627188893199401'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/bhoger-khichuri-and-anarosher-chutney.html' title='Bhoger Khichuri and Anarosher Chutney'/><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/-TrPZAQpZ2cM/XaPagzngfLI/AAAAAAAAEQA/aiXkLwXOcCkiBX-pRR8kVU_RvfZId7GzACNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/BhogerKhichuri.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>27</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6043273803801500121</id><published>2013-02-05T21:28:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2013-02-05T21:28:21.654-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Labra"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>The Bengali Labra again -- a vegetable medley</title><summary type="text">I am not sure if Bengali Labra has anything to do with this time of the season but I find myself making it more during these months than any other. I do try cooking a mixed vegetable dish at least twice a month, throwing in a variety of veggies and thus ensuring that my veggie intake is avergaed out but most often it gets done with a bag of frozen vegetables from Costco which is largely dominated</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6043273803801500121/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/the-bengali-labra-again-vegetable-medley.html#comment-form' title='21 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6043273803801500121'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6043273803801500121'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/02/the-bengali-labra-again-vegetable-medley.html' title='The Bengali Labra again -- a vegetable medley'/><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/-zrxJeKD_f4Q/URB699oUlUI/AAAAAAAABKM/HFLeSqkPWm8/s72-c/Labra1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>21</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6321753501633182334</id><published>2013-01-11T00:11:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2013-01-11T11:19:33.855-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Peyaajkoli"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Aloo Peyaajkoli Bhaja -- humble beginnings</title><summary type="text">
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  380. Aloo Peyaajkoli&#39;r torkari is a very simple Bengali dish. The kind you would never ever think of blogging about or reading if it is somewhere out there. It is one of those things with minimum of ingredients and clean taste. Nothing complex, no overlay of layers of tastes, no come-look-at-me attitude.Humble. A trait we seem to be heavily lacking in these days. Growing up in an Bengali Indian </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6321753501633182334/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/01/aloo-peyaajkoli-bhaja-humble-beginnings.html#comment-form' title='41 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6321753501633182334'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6321753501633182334'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/01/aloo-peyaajkoli-bhaja-humble-beginnings.html' title='Aloo Peyaajkoli Bhaja -- humble beginnings'/><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/-OBmZUEMrNL0/UO-dQD366mI/AAAAAAAABAU/kzvnjwjFPqE/s72-c/Aloo-Peyaaj+koli.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>41</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7006670769444943742</id><published>2013-01-06T14:50:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2022-06-14T13:26:59.326-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bhindi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dharosh"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><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="Okra"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Doi Dharosh -- Okra in a spiced yogurt sauce</title><summary type="text">
  381. Doi Dharosh -- Okra in a spiced yogurt sauceThe Bengali Doi Dharosh is mine and my Mom&#39;s take on the Dahi Bhindi. In this dish, the gravy is a light yogurt based gravy just like in Doi Maach. Spiced with only whole garam masala and a touch of Garam masala powder it is a delicious dishJump To recipeBefore I wrote this post, I thought twice. Actually several times. Was it okay to start the New </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7006670769444943742/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/01/doi-dharosh-okra-in-spiced-yogurt-sauce.html#comment-form' title='45 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7006670769444943742'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7006670769444943742'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2013/01/doi-dharosh-okra-in-spiced-yogurt-sauce.html' title='Doi Dharosh -- Okra in a spiced yogurt sauce'/><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/-7rVcS6cCCYQ/UOnULLetW7I/AAAAAAAAA-Y/Hlz6-XWoLds/s72-c/DoiDharosh1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>45</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2918414467382777891</id><published>2012-11-29T22:54:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2012-11-30T09:07:11.839-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chutney"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cranberry"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>N and M&#39;s Indianized Cranberry Relish</title><summary type="text">
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  384. This Thanksgiving started out special. Early morning, my Mother called. From halfway across the globe.And said &quot;Thank You&quot;.
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  386. I was like &quot;Ehhhhh...whaat ? Whyyy? Keno ? Shob thik ache? Are you ok ?&quot;&amp;nbsp;
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  388. And then she said &quot;Thank You for being my daughter&quot;. That was such a shocker that whatever remnant sleep I had in my system flipped and did a bolt out of the door.&amp;nbsp;
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  390. &quot;Keno? Ki holo?&quot;, I </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2918414467382777891/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/11/n-and-ms-indianized-cranberry-sauce.html#comment-form' title='28 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2918414467382777891'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2918414467382777891'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/11/n-and-ms-indianized-cranberry-sauce.html' title='N and M&#39;s Indianized Cranberry Relish'/><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/-Tt6cbH2G2D8/UK2tovCND-I/AAAAAAAAA2g/tdtp8ymjjC8/s72-c/CranberrySauce1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>28</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2094306926500841746</id><published>2012-11-17T00:45:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2012-11-17T00:45:36.311-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beans"/><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="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Aloo Tikki Chaat -- or Ragda Patties</title><summary type="text">
  391.  
  392.  
  393. While everyone else was making sweets and wearing silks on Diwali I was making this aloo tikki chaat in yoga pants that has seen better days.And why ? For the simple reason that I had soaked some yellow (or was it white?) vatana in the morning to make ghugni and suddenly just a ghugni for dinner did not seem right on Diwali. I am ashamed to say but that was the most I could do. In light of all</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2094306926500841746/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/11/aloo-tikki-chaat-or-ragda-patties.html#comment-form' title='12 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2094306926500841746'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2094306926500841746'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/11/aloo-tikki-chaat-or-ragda-patties.html' title='Aloo Tikki Chaat -- or Ragda Patties'/><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/-yjM0JAQEpAk/UKW2v6AJzeI/AAAAAAAAA0s/C0qrpOK9Pk8/s72-c/AlooTikki1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>12</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7011389048293188062</id><published>2012-11-12T23:18:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2012-11-12T23:18:30.759-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipe Book"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><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="Spinach"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Fourteen Lights and Begun diye Palong Shak</title><summary type="text">
  394.  
  395.  
  396. Earnestly working on painting clay lamps
  397.  
  398.  
  399. Bhoot Chaturdashi, the day before Kali Pujo, Bengalis have a tradition to light fourteen lamps and place them in fourteen dark corners of their home.Choddo Prodeep we call it.
  400.  
  401.  
  402.  
  403. The lamps that were painted and decorated by BS and LS
  404.  
  405.  
  406. I remember rolling cotton wicks in the palm of my hand and helping my Ma light the fourteen clay prodeep which had </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7011389048293188062/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/11/fourteen-lights-and-begun-diye-palong.html#comment-form' title='21 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7011389048293188062'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7011389048293188062'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/11/fourteen-lights-and-begun-diye-palong.html' title='Fourteen Lights and Begun diye Palong Shak'/><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/-kM8rubQjt3Y/UKGlif2rTmI/AAAAAAAAAzM/28AQ4SHlceI/s72-c/DiwaliProdeep1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>21</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6695039404509670250</id><published>2012-09-26T21:43:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-09-27T10:17:42.095-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="BottleGourd"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lau"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Motherhood"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Moog Dal Chora diye Lau -- Lauki complemented with roasted Moog Dal</title><summary type="text">Today is not really a day to write about Lau. I have my sniffles. The temperature is more like Fall than Summer. There is no way that I need a vegetable to cool me down. I am cold already. But this recipe had been cooked and written way back in the heat of summer. With the surfeit of Lau in my blog around that time, I probably gave this a miss.I better post it I thought before the temperature </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6695039404509670250/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/09/moog-dal-chora-diye-lau-lauki.html#comment-form' title='44 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6695039404509670250'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6695039404509670250'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/09/moog-dal-chora-diye-lau-lauki.html' title='Moog Dal Chora diye Lau -- Lauki complemented with roasted Moog Dal'/><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/-0FhwhE46FZM/UGOrb2b6jNI/AAAAAAAAAtc/bX3S_dEbjxY/s72-c/MoogDalChoraLau1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>44</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4982929410211850255</id><published>2012-09-23T22:05:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2012-09-27T10:31:22.989-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Guest Post"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Jhinge"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Soma Chowdhury&#39;s Jhinge Motor Daaler Borar Jhol  --- Guest post </title><summary type="text">This post is a first in many respects.
  407.  
  408. First, it is a dish which I have never tasted before. I love Motor Daaler Bora and I have done Borar Jhaal but never have I had a Jhinge Motor Daaler Borar Jhol.
  409.  
  410. Second, this is the first time I have a guest post by a reader on my blog. Usually when a reader sends me a recipe, I try to cook the dish and only then do I post it. Other than that it is only my</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4982929410211850255/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/09/soma-chowdhurys-jhinge-motor-daaler.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4982929410211850255'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4982929410211850255'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/09/soma-chowdhurys-jhinge-motor-daaler.html' title='Soma Chowdhury&#39;s Jhinge Motor Daaler Borar Jhol  --- Guest post '/><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/-h_duiTW_XCw/UF--QxCoAlI/AAAAAAAAAs8/JWctZfhteZc/s72-c/Soma_DalerBoraJhol1_Post.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>25</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2953722752030933345</id><published>2012-08-09T21:30:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2012-08-21T23:07:02.907-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipe Book"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Patol"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Ma&#39;s Doi Potol -- no choices there</title><summary type="text">
  411.  
  412.  
  413. All Photo Credits Courtesy my Dad@Kolkata
  414.  
  415.  
  416.  
  417. Food is a topic of much discussion these days. Umpteen channels on the television talk, discuss, present and even produce insane competitions;all on food. There are millions of blogs and websites all over the internet bursting with tantalizing food and bulging with information. There are hundreds of opinions churned out every day about what food is </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2953722752030933345/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/08/mas-doi-potol-no-choices-there.html#comment-form' title='55 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2953722752030933345'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2953722752030933345'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/08/mas-doi-potol-no-choices-there.html' title='Ma&#39;s Doi Potol -- no choices there'/><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>55</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1470950465135481072</id><published>2012-07-27T23:26:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-07-27T23:37:08.305-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mushroom"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Quinoa"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Salad"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Grilled Mushroom and Quinoa Salad with Cucumber-Onion</title><summary type="text">
  418.  
  419.  
  420.  
  421. For years I have resisted Quinoa.&amp;nbsp; And for what reason I do not know. The internet had been alive with it but I refused to budge.
  422.  
  423. &quot;Quinoa ( /ˈkiːnwɑː/ or /kɨˈnoʊ.ə/, Spanish: quinua, from Quechua: kinwa), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.It has a high protein content and it is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1470950465135481072/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/07/grilled-mushroom-and-quinoa-salad-with.html#comment-form' title='12 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1470950465135481072'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1470950465135481072'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/07/grilled-mushroom-and-quinoa-salad-with.html' title='Grilled Mushroom and Quinoa Salad with Cucumber-Onion'/><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>12</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4646474271028993336</id><published>2012-07-19T23:26:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-07-21T22:25:57.515-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Patol"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Posto"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Potol Posto -- stuff dreams are made of</title><summary type="text">
  424.  
  425.  
  426.  
  427. Potol. Posto. Potol Posto. Period.
  428.  
  429. Oh no wait...first I need to tell you this conversation I had with Little Sis. Okay ? Okay. Period.
  430.  
  431. So it is one of those days and I am tired and I tell LS: &quot;If I knew magic I could come home from work in a second and wouldn&#39;t have to drive so long&quot;.
  432.  
  433. LS: &quot; Well, for that you need to ask someone who knows that kind of magic&quot;.
  434.  
  435. Me: &quot; Well, how do I know </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4646474271028993336/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/07/potol-posto-stuff-dreams-are-made-of.html#comment-form' title='52 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4646474271028993336'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4646474271028993336'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/07/potol-posto-stuff-dreams-are-made-of.html' title='Potol Posto -- stuff dreams are made of'/><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>52</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2587205694069382272</id><published>2012-06-15T12:00:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2020-05-18T22:58:12.808-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beans"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="French Bean"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Green Beans Bhorta -- paste or pâte</title><summary type="text">
  436.  
  437. A few years back I did not know about a &quot;Bhorta&quot; with an &quot;O&quot;.
  438. The only kind I knew was &quot;Bharta&quot; with an &quot;A&quot; and that began and ended with &quot;Baingan Bharta&quot;.
  439.  
  440. And then came LS&#39;s babysitter from Bangladesh and we kept hearing a lot of &quot;Bhorta&quot;. However we didn&#39;t get to eat many except &quot;Aloo Bhorta&quot; which is almost like &quot;Alu-Sheddho&quot; and a &quot;Alu-Sheem Bhorta&quot; which again is almost like a sheem </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2587205694069382272/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/06/green-beans-bhorta-paste-or-pate.html#comment-form' title='44 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2587205694069382272'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2587205694069382272'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/06/green-beans-bhorta-paste-or-pate.html' title='Green Beans Bhorta -- paste or pâte'/><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-8999097796457102947</id><published>2012-06-07T23:27:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-06-08T09:58:53.297-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lau"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Lau er Malaikari -- not by andaaz</title><summary type="text">Like 99.99% of middle class Indian Parents my parents have or at least had an unswerving faith in education. They also had an almost blind belief in the Indian education system and honestly in the late 70&#39;s when I started school it was not such a bad one. I mean yes it did not allow exploring or free thinking but it provided wholesome disciplined learning and that suited me fine. I was never the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8999097796457102947/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/06/lau-er-malaikari-not-by-andaaz.html#comment-form' title='44 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8999097796457102947'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8999097796457102947'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/06/lau-er-malaikari-not-by-andaaz.html' title='Lau er Malaikari -- not by andaaz'/><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-9030115266425220980</id><published>2012-06-04T12:39:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-06-04T12:45:46.980-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lau"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Squash"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Lau er Khosha Bhaja -- for a lauly lunch</title><summary type="text">
  441.  
  442.  
  443.  
  444. Around 12 years ago, a then two or maybe three year old nephew of mine, in his freshly minted knowledge of English had said
  445.  
  446. &quot;God is Lau&quot;
  447.  
  448. I think he meant &quot;Love&quot;.
  449.  
  450. Or maybe not.
  451.  
  452. I am never sure of such stuff.
  453.  
  454. Everytime I cook a lau--the lauki -- the bottlegourd, I think of that line and try to search for some deeper meaning.
  455.  
  456. But he also went around saying &quot;God is GodParmesh&quot; which I </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/9030115266425220980/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/06/lau-er-khosha-bhaja-for-lauly-lunch.html#comment-form' title='37 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9030115266425220980'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9030115266425220980'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/06/lau-er-khosha-bhaja-for-lauly-lunch.html' title='Lau er Khosha Bhaja -- for a lauly lunch'/><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>37</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-349452975289880326</id><published>2012-05-24T00:18:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2012-09-27T12:18:05.224-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Fish"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><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"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Salad"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Burrito Bowl -- speaks of Summer</title><summary type="text">I don&#39;t know if a Burrito Bowl has anything to do with summer at all. I just wrote that.
  457.  
  458. I wrote that because I love the seasons in the East Coast and I have come to deeply appreciate the earth&#39;s tilt at a current angle of 23.44 degrees.
  459.  
  460. I love seasons as much as I do the park system here.
  461.  
  462. And I am not even going into the National Park Service. Not even the Sate Parks. The mere county parks </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/349452975289880326/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/burrito-bowl-speaks-of-summer.html#comment-form' title='13 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/349452975289880326'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/349452975289880326'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/burrito-bowl-speaks-of-summer.html' title='Burrito Bowl -- speaks of Summer'/><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>13</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7386501573223831757</id><published>2012-05-10T12:56:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2013-09-16T14:32:29.324-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Baking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Breakfast"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="light lunch"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>No crust Quiche or Baked Frittata ?</title><summary type="text">Now that the writing for my book is towards the end and is at a point-- where I am having the I-want-to-scratch-the-whole-thing-and-start-all-over-again-but-even-then-I-am-going-to-write-the-same-thing-so-we-will-wait-for-the-editor syndrome -- I find myself with some time after 9:30 at night .
  463.  
  464.  
  465.  
  466.  
  467.  
  468.  
  469. Since I keep referring to the book as my third child I must tell you this was kind of similar to </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7386501573223831757/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/no-crust-quiche-or-baked-frittata.html#comment-form' title='38 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7386501573223831757'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7386501573223831757'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/no-crust-quiche-or-baked-frittata.html' title='No crust Quiche or Baked Frittata ?'/><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://img.youtube.com/vi/nYEWCha-xzY/default.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>38</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6645182400453242710</id><published>2012-05-04T12:25:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-01T22:50:12.926-04:00</updated><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 Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Paneer"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Paneer Korma -- in a spiced yogurt sauce</title><summary type="text">
  470.  
  471.  
  472.  
  473. Yesterday Little A chopped off her hair. Not all of it. Few strands. She took the pair of scissors from the kitchen drawer which she uses to cut paper. She said she wants to cut paper. But did she cut paper ? No. Instead she cut off some of her own hair.
  474.  
  475. I told her never to repeat the act again and at that she cried so much that Big Sis had to volunteer two dolls from her collection to get </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6645182400453242710/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/paneer-korma-in-spiced-yogurt-sauce.html#comment-form' title='28 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6645182400453242710'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6645182400453242710'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/05/paneer-korma-in-spiced-yogurt-sauce.html' title='Paneer Korma -- in a spiced yogurt sauce'/><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>28</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5100095099800738918</id><published>2012-04-20T22:43:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2012-04-20T22:43:58.083-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pepper"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Salad"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Spring Mix-Roasted Sweet Pepper-Mango Salad</title><summary type="text">I think I should come out clean and let you know that most days I do not cook elaborate meals. I have neither the time nor the energy for it. It also helps that I am kind of lazy.
  476.  
  477.  
  478.  
  479.  
  480.  
  481.  
  482. But then again I am a believer in home cooked food with a certain aura of health around it. Ask my friends, at times my healthy cooking spree drives them 56 miles away from my home. But I stick to it with the same</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5100095099800738918/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/04/spring-mix-roasted-sweet-pepper-mango.html#comment-form' title='11 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5100095099800738918'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5100095099800738918'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/04/spring-mix-roasted-sweet-pepper-mango.html' title='Spring Mix-Roasted Sweet Pepper-Mango Salad'/><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>11</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5197918450143662659</id><published>2012-04-18T22:30:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2012-04-18T22:36:43.858-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Cauliflower"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Kopir Dantar Chachari -- stalking a Cauliflower</title><summary type="text">This post, the recipe part of it had been written way back when my Mom was here and whipping up such stuff. Then on another day when I was feeling kind of &quot;over-the-top&quot; senti, the prelude to the recipe was jotted down(which you will come upon on further scrolling down).
  483.  
  484. Well I still feel that way but then today I simply had to write a little about LittleA---stuff totally unrealted to the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5197918450143662659/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/04/kopir-dantar-chachari-stalking.html#comment-form' title='47 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5197918450143662659'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5197918450143662659'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/04/kopir-dantar-chachari-stalking.html' title='Kopir Dantar Chachari -- stalking a Cauliflower'/><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-4476307621259589381</id><published>2012-03-07T23:22:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2013-04-30T12:21:50.040-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Niramish Alu Dom -- Ma&#39;s recipe for Holi</title><summary type="text">
  485.  
  486.  
  487. Bengalis and only bengalis can come up with a term like &quot;Niramish Alu Dom&quot;. I mean isn&#39;t it plain common sense that Alu Dom IS a &quot;niramish&quot; aka vegetarian dish. But Bongs are so fastidious about their vegetarian food that they divide it in two categories --- (1) the regular vegetarian cooked with vegetables but may contain onion and garlic and (2) the strict satvik vegetarian which uses no </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4476307621259589381/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/03/niramish-alu-dom-mas-recipe-for-holi.html#comment-form' title='53 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4476307621259589381'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4476307621259589381'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/03/niramish-alu-dom-mas-recipe-for-holi.html' title='Niramish Alu Dom -- Ma&#39;s recipe for Holi'/><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>53</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5699870685875132590</id><published>2012-02-19T23:22:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2020-04-01T22:58:08.443-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Methi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Methi Begun -- the way my Ma makes it</title><summary type="text">Methi Begun
  488. My Mother&#39;s forte is the simple unassuming everyday Bengali meal which she cooks everyday. Even if there is two vegetables, a dal, a fish curry; all in their cold corning ware whites stacked up in the refrigerator, she cooks. I shout at her asking her to stay away from the kitchen, to relax; but at the end of the day, there is always a pyrex bowl resting on the counter, still warm and</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5699870685875132590/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/02/methi-begun-way-my-ma-makes-it.html#comment-form' title='43 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5699870685875132590'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5699870685875132590'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/02/methi-begun-way-my-ma-makes-it.html' title='Methi Begun -- the way my Ma makes it'/><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>43</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3062322706586809202</id><published>2012-01-27T11:49:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2012-01-27T11:52:49.742-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Curried Noodle Soup -- almost like Khao Soi</title><summary type="text">&quot;Khai Se&quot; -- said with an East Bengal accent followed by scratching of head or any other decent body part translates to &quot;Oh My Gosh(OMG)&quot;
  489.  
  490. And no not the &quot;OMG!OMG!!! you look so pretty&quot; said to the bride.
  491.  
  492. Rather &quot;OMG! #$%#$%!!! I am so sorry. I spilled my greasy butter paneer on your wedding saree&quot; kinda &quot;OMG&quot;.
  493.  
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  495. So I wanted to say I made &quot;Khao Soi&quot; because that is what my heart was set on. And </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3062322706586809202/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/curried-noodle-soup-almost-like-khao.html#comment-form' title='20 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3062322706586809202'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3062322706586809202'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/curried-noodle-soup-almost-like-khao.html' title='Curried Noodle Soup -- almost like Khao Soi'/><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-1675101832599078582</id><published>2012-01-21T22:34:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2012-01-21T22:36:58.231-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Vegetarian Sweet Corn Soup</title><summary type="text">
  496. Everybody and their nephew must already know how to make a Sweet Corn Soup. I didn&#39;t. Before Jan 16th that is. I didn&#39;t even want to know. Sweet Corn Soup wasn&#39;t the kind of soup I ordered at a restaurant. At a restaurant I usually skip the soup. Except of course if it is Thai where I can practically live on the soup. And if it is Panera where I go to torture myself.
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  498. But on Jan 16th after all </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1675101832599078582/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/vegetarian-sweet-corn-soup.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1675101832599078582'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1675101832599078582'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/vegetarian-sweet-corn-soup.html' title='Vegetarian Sweet Corn Soup'/><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-4798284992143704404</id><published>2012-01-11T12:01:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2012-01-11T12:03:30.900-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipe Book"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Alu Kabli -- the Bongo Potato Salad</title><summary type="text">
  499. &quot;Go, watch a movie&quot;, my Mother prods. She does this every time she is here. Religiously, during the course of her six months of stay, she asks me to go out to a movie theater. To a multiplex, with digital screens, buckets of popcorn, large glasses of coke, the whole zing-bang. She says it the same way she asks me to take my vitamins, calcium , drink milk, exercise, kapalbhaati, breath in-out.
  500.  
  501. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4798284992143704404/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/alu-kabli-bongo-potato-salad.html#comment-form' title='31 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4798284992143704404'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4798284992143704404'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/alu-kabli-bongo-potato-salad.html' title='Alu Kabli -- the Bongo Potato Salad'/><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-7580661110331557710</id><published>2012-01-08T21:23:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2012-01-08T21:25:16.814-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beet"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Happy New Year and the Beet Posto</title><summary type="text">I wanted to start the New Year on this blog with something very profound and  meaningful, maybe even a bit philosophical with a swirl of spiritual thrown in. Something which would ensure that I wasn&#39;t really high on Tequila on the 31st, which btw I wasn&#39;t. Honest. I wanted to say stuff like &quot;What does Happy New year mean &quot;? What is &quot;happy&quot; after all ? Who decides &quot;Happy&quot; and what is it with &quot;</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7580661110331557710/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/happy-new-year-and-beet-posto.html#comment-form' title='21 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7580661110331557710'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7580661110331557710'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2012/01/happy-new-year-and-beet-posto.html' title='Happy New Year and the Beet Posto'/><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>21</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5571854435527929820</id><published>2011-11-10T10:38:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2011-11-10T10:50:49.996-05:00</updated><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="Rice"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Vegetable Biryani - in Microwave</title><summary type="text">
  502. Some people are dumb and then some are dumber. Always one way or the other.And then there are some who will not only act dumb but also tell the whole world about their &quot;dumbness&quot; as if that was the one thing the world wanted to know. In reality, the world could care less.
  503.  
  504. But I fall in the last category. I like to talk about my very own dumbness because I think it might act as a pep pill for </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5571854435527929820/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/11/vegetable-biryani-in-microwave.html#comment-form' title='16 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5571854435527929820'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5571854435527929820'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/11/vegetable-biryani-in-microwave.html' title='Vegetable Biryani - in Microwave'/><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>16</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5706050704876539845</id><published>2011-10-31T21:13:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2011-11-01T10:25:21.177-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Squash"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Butternut Squash Soup with Red Curry paste</title><summary type="text">It snowed. In October. After Diwali and Before Halloween, even before daylight saving set in. And all because when I heard of Colorado having a &quot;White Diwali&quot; I thought to myself &quot;Thank God, I don&#39;t live in Colorado&quot;.
  505.  
  506. Yes, go ahead and blame me for this freak of nature. And the worst part is it happened on a Saturday instead of a lovely Monday when it would have served the perfect excuse for not</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5706050704876539845/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/10/butternut-squash-soup-with-red-curry.html#comment-form' title='19 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5706050704876539845'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5706050704876539845'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/10/butternut-squash-soup-with-red-curry.html' title='Butternut Squash Soup with Red Curry paste'/><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>19</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5815045222964873872</id><published>2011-09-19T22:15:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2011-09-20T08:15:03.850-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pumpkin"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Kumror Chakka -- Potatoes,Pumpkins and more</title><summary type="text">
  507. 5 years and I am still the same. Not really same-same but same as in my paranoia about pre-school teachers remains exactly same as when BigSis started school 5 years ago. While my faith and absolute regard has gone up for elementary school teachers my trust on pre-school teachers hovers around the bottom of the curve. Of course once I get to know them and 3 months have passed I love them like </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5815045222964873872/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/09/kumror-chakka-potatoespumpkins-and-more.html#comment-form' title='22 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5815045222964873872'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5815045222964873872'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/09/kumror-chakka-potatoespumpkins-and-more.html' title='Kumror Chakka -- Potatoes,Pumpkins and more'/><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/6163/6164850386_aa855bc805_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>22</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-9078561248008567596</id><published>2011-09-01T12:34:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2013-02-14T13:25:46.449-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chicken"/><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="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mutton"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="NonVeg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Chotoder Chicken Stew -- Chicken Stew with Vegetables</title><summary type="text">
  508.  
  509.  
  510. A couple of months back...
  511.  
  512. Me to BigSis: Have you heard of Isaac newton ? Do you know who he is ?
  513.  
  514. BigSis : Yes, yes, he is the guy who said we should wash our hands twenty times with soap and water to kill germs.
  515.  
  516. Me: ????? Don&#39;t they teach anything at your school ? Newton was a famous scientist...
  517.  
  518. BigSis: Yes, that is why he said to wash hands !!!
  519.  
  520. Me, now confused, maybe Newton said </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/9078561248008567596/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/09/chotoder-chicken-stew-chicken-stew-with.html#comment-form' title='31 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9078561248008567596'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9078561248008567596'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/09/chotoder-chicken-stew-chicken-stew-with.html' title='Chotoder Chicken Stew -- Chicken Stew with Vegetables'/><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/6198/6101794310_13a08933a8_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>31</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6951280491534185890</id><published>2011-08-29T00:10:00.008-04:00</published><updated>2011-09-01T12:29:22.939-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rice"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bhuni Khichuri -- with a twist of spice</title><summary type="text">Last week was the season premiere of TWC -- The Weather Channel. There was drama, earthquake, suspense, Irene the tormenting saas making an entry, hurricane, fear, tropical storm, tornado watch and lots of media coverage.
  521.  
  522.  
  523. I watched  Weather Channel like I have never done in my life. It is usually my Dad&#39;s prerogative when he is here and especially if it is winter. But in one week I outdid him. </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6951280491534185890/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/bhuni-khichri-with-twist-of-spice.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6951280491534185890'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6951280491534185890'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/bhuni-khichri-with-twist-of-spice.html' title='Bhuni Khichuri -- with a twist of spice'/><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/6184/6091787826_5205d16e97_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>30</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2083113643336324647</id><published>2011-08-23T22:47:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2011-08-23T22:52:25.638-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="p"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pasta"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Pista Pesto Pasta</title><summary type="text">
  524. My garden did not grow this summer. I mean it did, but only the weeds.Tall, willowy, reed like weeds are growing in abundance and I am telling myself it is an unkempt, english garden. Truth be told, there is nothing English about it, there is just a whole lot of crappy weeds. That&#39;s it.
  525.  
  526. Far back in April we had decided that we will not do our tiny veggie patch this year. We had also decided </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2083113643336324647/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/pista-pesto-pasta.html#comment-form' title='22 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2083113643336324647'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2083113643336324647'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/pista-pesto-pasta.html' title='Pista Pesto Pasta'/><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/6089/6067405115_5be703c322_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>22</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5233995920062665069</id><published>2011-08-18T14:43:00.006-04:00</published><updated>2011-08-18T14:50:24.523-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Jhaaler Jhol or Rasa ? -- take your pick</title><summary type="text">
  527. Nazrul or Rabindrasangeet ?
  528.  
  529. Ghoti or Bangal ?
  530.  
  531. Suman or Nachiketa ?
  532.  
  533. Threading or Brazilian wax ?
  534.  
  535. Ilish or Chingri ?
  536.  
  537. Bedouin or HotKathi ?
  538.  
  539. Goldspot or Limca ?
  540.  
  541. Soumitro or Uttam ?
  542.  
  543. Jhaaler jhol or Rasa ?
  544.  
  545. To each his own, I say.
  546.  
  547. Jhaaler Jhol is a light dish with lots of vegetables that my friend N makes. When I made it last weekend D said his mother made something similar but with tender </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5233995920062665069/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/jhaaler-jhol-or-rasa-take-your-pick.html#comment-form' title='26 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5233995920062665069'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5233995920062665069'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/jhaaler-jhol-or-rasa-take-your-pick.html' title='Jhaaler Jhol or Rasa ? -- take your pick'/><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/6122/6043573493_e0d93b3cca_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>26</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3865668830591585172</id><published>2011-08-11T22:45:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2011-08-11T22:49:07.832-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chutney"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Guacamole"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Holy Guacamole by the Ganges</title><summary type="text">Birthdays when I was a kid were simplistic affairs. It was the 70&#39;s. The most glamorous birthday song I had ever heard was Johnny Walker singing &quot;Happy Birthday To You&quot; on Binaca Geetmala. It was a good thing that we hadn&#39;t watched the movie and there was no YouTube to see the song. Other than Johnny Walker and Joy Mukherjee no one seems to enjoy that birthday party, not even Saira Banu in her </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3865668830591585172/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/holi-guacamole-by-ganges.html#comment-form' title='28 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3865668830591585172'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3865668830591585172'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/08/holi-guacamole-by-ganges.html' title='Holy Guacamole by the Ganges'/><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/6068/6031300162_27876dfe7a_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>28</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1233332188575509322</id><published>2011-07-06T21:07:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2018-03-06T14:39:36.601-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beet"/><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="Carrot"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Vegetable Chop or Bhejetebil Chop</title><summary type="text">
  548.  
  549.  
  550. Vegetable Chop or Bhejtebil Chop(sic!) is another popular snack from streets of Kolkata
  551.  
  552. My Mother having grown up in the mofussils, where everything from rosogolla to chingri&#39;r chop(shrimp cutlet) was made at home,  had an uncanny fear of Kolkata street food. Actually any street food.
  553.  
  554. All through the 80&#39;s, she stymied my attempts at street food with a vengeance that matched a NRI mother who</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1233332188575509322/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/07/vegetable-chop-or-bhejetebil-chop.html#comment-form' title='52 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1233332188575509322'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1233332188575509322'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/07/vegetable-chop-or-bhejetebil-chop.html' title='Vegetable Chop or Bhejetebil Chop'/><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/5273/5901524939_abdf8605a5_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>52</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8439106653360854982</id><published>2011-06-22T13:07:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2011-06-22T14:56:33.525-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beans"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="light lunch"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Black Bean Salad -- one more light Lunch</title><summary type="text">
  555. The whole of winter we rarely ever see our neighbors except little neighbor girl of course.
  556.  
  557. Come summer everyone creeps out of the woodwork.There is weight that has been lost, pounds that have been put on, hair that has changed color and in some cases babies that have sprouted.I wouldn&#39;t even have recognized the same people in a different surrounding.
  558.  
  559. Last week on a balmy summer evening, we </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8439106653360854982/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/black-bean-salad-one-more-light-lunch.html#comment-form' title='20 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8439106653360854982'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8439106653360854982'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/black-bean-salad-one-more-light-lunch.html' title='Black Bean Salad -- one more light Lunch'/><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/5195/5854852459_c6f6ccaa05_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>20</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6441910007695510203</id><published>2011-06-17T13:02:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2011-06-17T14:13:10.311-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="light lunch"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pasta"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Pasta Salad -- for a Light Lunch</title><summary type="text">Near my home there is a place called Tuscany.
  560.  
  561. Beautiful rolling hills, wind rustling through the olive branches, bales of golden hay rolled up in meadows....
  562.  
  563. Okay, Cut, Cut...That is the other Tuscany
  564.  
  565. Repeat again.
  566.  
  567. Near my home there is a place called Tuscany, the Italian Gourmet Food store. BigSis loves the pasta there. I love it too but she loves it more so lets blame it on her.
  568.  
  569. The other </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6441910007695510203/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/pasta-salad-for-light-lunch.html#comment-form' title='37 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6441910007695510203'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6441910007695510203'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/pasta-salad-for-light-lunch.html' title='Pasta Salad -- for a Light Lunch'/><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://farm4.static.flickr.com/3559/5841345284_96fb322182_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>37</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1618641758665635630</id><published>2011-06-13T12:16:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2012-07-29T18:23:20.683-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chutney"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mango"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Kancha Aamer Chaatni -- Mango Chutney</title><summary type="text">
  570.  
  571.  
  572. Remember my rant about nail paints some weeks back ? Remember me as the Mom who does not like kids to indulge in such pleasures ?
  573.  
  574. Well, after a long, long time I went for a pediacure last week. Other than work, I don&#39;t go out much without the kids so these ventures are very notable in my life.To achieve the said task, I went to work an hour early and then left an hour early so that in spite </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1618641758665635630/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/kancha-aamer-chaatni-mango-chutney.html#comment-form' title='25 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1618641758665635630'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1618641758665635630'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/kancha-aamer-chaatni-mango-chutney.html' title='Kancha Aamer Chaatni -- Mango Chutney'/><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/5200/5826657647_2618fbd816_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>25</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4638268661540591928</id><published>2011-06-06T11:53:00.005-04:00</published><updated>2020-05-31T13:31:59.674-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Patol"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Alu Potol er Dalna</title><summary type="text">
  575.  
  576.  
  577.  
  578. Alu Potol er Dalna | Potatoes and Parwal in&amp;nbsp; Curry
  579.  
  580. The&amp;nbsp;Dalna&amp;nbsp;in Bengali Cooking is a gravy dish where the gravy is thicker and richer unlike a&amp;nbsp;jhol&amp;nbsp;where the gravy is soupy and runny. In this Alu Potol er Dalna recipe, I have shared a rich gravy made with potatoes and potol/parwal/pointed gourd. This recipe is niramish/vegetarian. In a non-veg version of this same </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4638268661540591928/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/alu-potol-er-dalna.html#comment-form' title='53 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4638268661540591928'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4638268661540591928'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/06/alu-potol-er-dalna.html' title='Alu Potol er Dalna'/><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://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/5802297355_6d0ef8086e_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>53</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1980213103683740899</id><published>2011-05-17T13:42:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2020-07-07T09:14:43.519-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bitter Gourd"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Shukto -- almost a pictorial</title><summary type="text">
  581.  
  582.  
  583.  
  584.  
  585.  
  586.  
  587. Shukto
  588.  
  589. Shukto is a mix of vegetables with an emphasis to the bitterness, a preparation where instead of hiding the bitterness , it is the taste around which the dish evolves. Here is my&amp;nbsp;Bengali Shukto Recipe
  590.  
  591.  
  592. More on Shukto
  593.  
  594. A traditional Bengali meal usually consists of five to six courses, starting off with something bitter and ending with a sweet dessert. Dal–bhaja (lentil soup &amp;</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1980213103683740899/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/05/shukto-almost-pictorial.html#comment-form' title='39 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1980213103683740899'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1980213103683740899'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/05/shukto-almost-pictorial.html' title='Shukto -- almost a pictorial'/><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/-9ftzjJ5Z-N8/Xu_asmy13QI/AAAAAAAAFJ0/_A1p7aZVARAbVLYDsUZ1Wj3Pffh6-EAwgCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/Shukto-BengaliShukto-4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>39</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7755718765738902221</id><published>2011-04-13T12:07:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2011-04-13T12:22:15.914-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Methi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>My Methi Dal -- simple rants</title><summary type="text">
  595. **This is my pet rant. Brings out the dying, old feminist in me. While nouveau feminists have more important matters to deal with, me, I love this one. Solves my purpose **
  596.  
  597. Why is it that we women, educated and enlightened like a Sylvania Laxman 100watt bulb, tell the woman, whose husband loads the dishwasher every night, &quot;You are so very lucky&quot;.Can someone please come up and ascribe some luck </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7755718765738902221/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/04/my-methi-dal-simple-rants.html#comment-form' title='28 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7755718765738902221'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7755718765738902221'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/04/my-methi-dal-simple-rants.html' title='My Methi Dal -- simple rants'/><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/5310/5548202035_6b790bf214_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>28</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6022346943260528627</id><published>2011-03-18T08:38:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2011-03-18T08:46:49.831-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="jackfruit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Enchor er Dalna -- green jackfruit curry</title><summary type="text">
  598. I made enchor er dalna two weekends back. The basic recipe is same as my old one but it has been worked on and the rough edges polished over the years with helpful tips from the Mater.
  599.  
  600. This one was a hit with my non-Bong friend who fondly remembers &quot;kathal&quot; but has never dared the canned ones in the US. The canned jackfruit as I have said has a salty-sour undertone because of all that brine. I </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6022346943260528627/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/03/enchor-er-dalna-green-jackfruit-curry.html#comment-form' title='11 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6022346943260528627'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6022346943260528627'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/03/enchor-er-dalna-green-jackfruit-curry.html' title='Enchor er Dalna -- green jackfruit curry'/><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/5060/5536287534_c9d84c77d7_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>11</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5154177900285519124</id><published>2011-03-01T12:05:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2020-04-25T00:44:53.422-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Aloor Chop or Alur Chop</title><summary type="text">
  601.  
  602.  
  603.  
  604.  
  605.  
  606. Aloor Chop | Bengali Potato Fritters
  607.  
  608. Alur Chop or Aloor Chop, spicy discs of mashed potatoes that are coated in a batter of chickpea flour and deep fried are the best Bengali snack with cups of ginger tea on a rainy evening. They sell like hot cakes in the very popular &quot;telebhaja&quot; shops in bengal.
  609.  
  610. &quot;Knock, Knock&quot;
  611.  
  612. &quot;Who&#39;s there?&quot;
  613.  
  614. &quot;Apple&quot;
  615.  
  616. &quot;Apple, who?&quot;
  617.  
  618. &quot;Orange&quot;
  619.  
  620. &quot;Orange, who?&quot;
  621.  
  622. Thus it </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5154177900285519124/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/03/aloor-chop-or-alur-chop-revisited.html#comment-form' title='33 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5154177900285519124'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5154177900285519124'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/03/aloor-chop-or-alur-chop-revisited.html' title='Aloor Chop or Alur Chop'/><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/-Sppmf49XoAQ/XqOJq9op5YI/AAAAAAAAE8o/o75XxqhjStQVgR72TgI9fczwtforrDSUgCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/AloorChop3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>33</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2789345381855703133</id><published>2011-02-06T22:21:00.007-05:00</published><updated>2013-02-06T13:47:59.538-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipe Book"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Cabbage"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Labra -- for Saraswati Pujo</title><summary type="text">
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  625. Saraswati Pujo is two days away and a reader sent in a mail asking for the recipe of Labra. Khichuri is an important part of this day for the Bengalis and labra is a mixed veggie dish popular as a side to the Khichuri. Since I never really liked Khichuri all that much, the day did not mean much to me food wise. There were other incentives of course like the sweet &amp;amp; sour kul, visiting the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2789345381855703133/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/02/labra-for-saraswati-pujo.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2789345381855703133'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2789345381855703133'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2011/02/labra-for-saraswati-pujo.html' title='Labra -- for Saraswati 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://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5423315047_c8a1069579_t.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>30</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4289774610079067008</id><published>2010-12-28T21:50:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2014-06-25T10:56:12.789-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Breakfast"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kochuri-Luchi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma-in-Law"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bangali Triangle Parota ar Alu Bati Charchari</title><summary type="text">
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  628. Parota with Alu Bati Charchari -- Divine
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  630. 1.We had an amazing Christmas party.
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  632. 2.The Liberty Science Center is a whole lot of fun when there is no one around.
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  634. 3.The kids faith in Santa was re-instilled. BS got her toy which changes hair color only it needs icy cold water to do that and I am unable to provide icy cold water in this icy cold weather. LS got her &quot;geef&quot;,a Thomas engine and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4289774610079067008/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/bangali-triangle-parota-ar-alu-bati.html#comment-form' title='40 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4289774610079067008'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4289774610079067008'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/bangali-triangle-parota-ar-alu-bati.html' title='Bangali Triangle Parota ar Alu Bati Charchari'/><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_Parota8.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>40</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2110763572936275352</id><published>2010-12-20T23:04:00.009-05:00</published><updated>2020-04-01T22:46:00.559-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Paneer"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Paneer Butter Masala -- Paneer Makhani</title><summary type="text">Paneer Butter Masala -- Paneer in a rich creamy gravy
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  641. I really really love December. Though the month brings lots of housework, cooking, cleaning, re-cleaning, making umpteen trips to the grocery store on cold cold days, I still love it. I don&#39;t do too many Christmas presents so am saved running around in the madding crowd of department stores.
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  643. Though BS &amp;amp; LS don&#39;t really have a wish </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2110763572936275352/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/paneer-butter-masala-paneer-makhani.html#comment-form' title='29 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2110763572936275352'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2110763572936275352'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/paneer-butter-masala-paneer-makhani.html' title='Paneer Butter Masala -- Paneer Makhani'/><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/-4EtT2ZWLoaU/XoVQvjkitvI/AAAAAAAAEkI/Fh9iECVUURER8DvFbVOLcGTMSKq5lOY_gCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/PaneerButtermasala1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>29</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2503771734028217287</id><published>2010-12-13T20:58:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2017-12-30T21:29:03.722-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Breakfast"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kochuri-Luchi"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Peas"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Koraishutir Kochuri na Koraishutir Parota</title><summary type="text">
  644.  
  645.  
  646. Today I will not talk much and we will have a peas-ful time.
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  653. Koraishuti|Motorshuti| Sweet peas, whatever you call ya, has sweet, nostalgic ties to our Indian childhood. It was a coveted vegetable that made its appearance in our childhood sabji markets only during winter. Since it stayed around for only a couple of months, it was much adored and cherished, just like anything else that is</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2503771734028217287/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/koraishutir-kochuri-na-koraishutir.html#comment-form' title='39 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2503771734028217287'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2503771734028217287'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/koraishutir-kochuri-na-koraishutir.html' title='Koraishutir Kochuri na Koraishutir Parota'/><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/-F1eybp6RwMw/WkhK8hRzjNI/AAAAAAAADmY/bQcSprY26kkFiMfTS_pPk2ZU4t9b8Qs3gCLcBGAs/s72-c/KKochuri1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>39</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8765308580478689848</id><published>2010-12-03T12:48:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2018-08-23T11:04:33.925-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pasta"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Louisiana Style Pasta -- Cheesecake Factory kind</title><summary type="text">I don&#39;t know about you but I love the Louisiana Style Chicken Pasta at Cheesecake Factory. I love it so much that it is the dish I always have when I am there.
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  658. Not that I am there a lot.
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  660. I mean I would love to be there always but they have this 40 minute waiting time and my kids are not really the waiting kinds and though I can wait till infinity to have that pasta, my kids have better </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8765308580478689848/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/louisiana-style-pasta-cheesecake.html#comment-form' title='17 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8765308580478689848'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8765308580478689848'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/12/louisiana-style-pasta-cheesecake.html' title='Louisiana Style Pasta -- Cheesecake Factory kind'/><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_LStylePasta13.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>17</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3143282517713644120</id><published>2010-11-29T21:32:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2020-04-01T21:53:27.421-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pumpkin"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Kumro Seddho/Kumro Bhaate -- Mashed Butternut Squash</title><summary type="text">So here we are, back to hectic Monday, from a long luxurious weekend. My high point of last week was getting the Cuisinart Hand blender from CSN Stores.Yep, that is what I finally ordered, thanks for all your wonderful comments. I still have some left over points and have to finish them up by this month end. I am not going to get extra tall bar stools, but they are selling those if you like.
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  662. Now</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3143282517713644120/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/kumro-seddhokumro-bhaate-mashed.html#comment-form' title='20 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3143282517713644120'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3143282517713644120'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/kumro-seddhokumro-bhaate-mashed.html' title='Kumro Seddho/Kumro Bhaate -- Mashed Butternut Squash'/><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/-97j-yrU-X5k/XoVFFT8XYyI/AAAAAAAAEi0/alQduuRKDHo9mpQadJrQzn2wg27uXGcYgCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/KumroBhaate4.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>20</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2990165000247490913</id><published>2010-11-25T01:47:00.006-05:00</published><updated>2010-11-30T15:24:10.710-05:00</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="General"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Potatoes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Alu Seddho/Alu Bhaate -- Thanks for Mashed Potatoes</title><summary type="text">This Thanksgiving I am really thankful that BS does not have a Thanksgiving Feast at school.
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  665. Now don&#39;t get me wrong. Usually I have no problem with them, the feasts that is. Actually I love feasts more when they are hosted by a third party.
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  667. In all her pre-school years, the teacher would put up a sign up sheet behind the door a week before the party and the parents would pick anything from </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2990165000247490913/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/alu-seddhoalu-bhaate-thanks-for-mashed.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2990165000247490913'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2990165000247490913'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/alu-seddhoalu-bhaate-thanks-for-mashed.html' title='Alu Seddho/Alu Bhaate -- Thanks for Mashed Potatoes'/><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_Aluseddho1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>30</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8926587819332747332</id><published>2010-11-19T15:00:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2014-06-25T13:31:21.933-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Befriending Sarson da Saag</title><summary type="text">
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  672. Unfriend -- a new word though trust Blogger to still thinks otherwise. Heard it on NPR day before and I was surprised, so &quot;unfriending&quot; was not a word all these days. How else could you explain the ebbing away of the people you once knew ? It is true I have not really &quot;unfriended&quot; people formally for ages. People just flow in and out of my life, some without even a formal good bye, they move</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8926587819332747332/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/11/befriending-sarson-da-saag.html#comment-form' title='26 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8926587819332747332'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8926587819332747332'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/11/befriending-sarson-da-saag.html' title='Befriending Sarson da Saag'/><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>26</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8877707179664502944</id><published>2010-11-18T11:35:00.006-05:00</published><updated>2010-11-18T13:50:59.215-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kids Menu"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup -- spiced up</title><summary type="text">
  673. &quot;Any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which  has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition,  enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on  a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental  freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any  other field.&quot;
  674. Who in the frickin blue </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8877707179664502944/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/roasted-winter-vegetable-soup-spiced-up.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8877707179664502944'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8877707179664502944'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/11/roasted-winter-vegetable-soup-spiced-up.html' title='Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup -- spiced up'/><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_RVegetableSoup1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>10</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">
  675. 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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  677. 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-5449023983311697253</id><published>2010-09-10T11:20:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-09-05T22:37:41.554-04:00</updated><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="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Blogs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Sandwich"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Samwich -- Sandwich</title><summary type="text">
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  684. Easy, quick meals is my mantra these days.
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  686. In my late twenties I would have scoffed at &quot;meal&quot; and &quot;mantra&quot; being uttered in the same breath and dialed DeenDayal Dabba Delivery or Shanghai Indian Chinese for the quickest route to nirvana. If DeenDayal refused or my delicate digestive system protested I would say &quot;Yenna Rascala&quot; and throw potatoes, egg and rice in the pressure cooker. In </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5449023983311697253/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/09/samwich-sandwich.html#comment-form' title='18 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5449023983311697253'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5449023983311697253'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/09/samwich-sandwich.html' title='Samwich -- Sandwich'/><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/-nG-AQtAg1JE/Wa9fEuKN1eI/AAAAAAAADZU/uNysDfQ7B_YtReKCJvQ_eJ9GxLtxl5_wQCLcBGAs/s72-c/ChickenBallMushroom2-1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>18</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4932094742385646852</id><published>2010-09-09T11:25:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2010-09-12T22:17:12.507-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Carrot"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Peas"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Alu Gajor er Tarkari</title><summary type="text">School has started. The weather too has decided that summer vacation is over. The car windows have signs of frost in the mornings and dusk comes in early. BS started 2nd grade and seems to like her class teacher a lot.We have the same bus driver since last year, a sweet soul who drops off BS right in front of home and always has a cheery word in the morning. This is important because our current </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4932094742385646852/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/09/alu-gajor-er-tarkari.html#comment-form' title='26 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4932094742385646852'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4932094742385646852'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/09/alu-gajor-er-tarkari.html' title='Alu Gajor er Tarkari'/><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/Sept10/th_AlooGajor1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>26</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4236473606310141530</id><published>2010-08-20T11:10:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2010-08-20T11:13:34.991-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggplant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Begun Pora -- the Bengali Roasted Eggplant</title><summary type="text">Begun Pora -- the rustic suburban cousin of Upper East side Ms. Bharta is a very simple, easy and quick if you can rope in the husband, dish.The only scary part in this whole thing is roasting the eggplant, on the open flame, till it is charred and your smoke alarm starts ringing and the sprinklers go on and there are good looking firefighters ringing your door bell.That would call for some </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4236473606310141530/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/08/begun-pora-bengali-roasted-eggplant.html#comment-form' title='36 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4236473606310141530'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4236473606310141530'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/08/begun-pora-bengali-roasted-eggplant.html' title='Begun Pora -- the Bengali Roasted Eggplant'/><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/Aug10/th_BegunPora1_Pic.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>36</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-2297355686390110106</id><published>2010-08-13T10:31:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2010-08-13T10:31:33.892-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Tomato Chutney"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chutney"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pasta"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Summer Garden"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Roasted Tomato and Basil Sauce -- step by step not</title><summary type="text">Have I told you that the parents have gone back home where they can drink their tea in peace while listening to Robindrosangeet leaving behind(a) Tomatoes growing in abundance(b) Two cranky kids missing their grandparents(c) and an acute shortage of time for meHave I told you I am so messed up right now that the one day I mange to reach the gym I arrive there in my flip-flops ?Have I told you </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/2297355686390110106/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/08/roasted-tomato-and-basil-sauce-step-by.html#comment-form' title='27 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2297355686390110106'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/2297355686390110106'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/08/roasted-tomato-and-basil-sauce-step-by.html' title='Roasted Tomato and Basil Sauce -- step by step not'/><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-4576480040541811395</id><published>2010-07-27T11:52:00.007-04:00</published><updated>2014-04-21T23:10:36.206-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="FoodFiction"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Posto"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Posto Bora/Poppy Seed Fritters -- to save the soul</title><summary type="text">
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  691. Friday was her Ma&#39;s Puja day. A day of thorough cleaning, sparse vegetarian eating, smoky incense sticks and hour long prayers.
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  693. She didn&#39;t like Fridays much. Ma would not let her sleep in late. Early morning the swoosh of the water across the courtyard followed by the broom would wake her up. Thwack-thwack it would go clearing the dirt, chalk dust from yesterday&#39;s hop scotch and dry leaves </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4576480040541811395/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/posto-borapoppy-seed-fritters-to-save.html#comment-form' title='44 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4576480040541811395'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4576480040541811395'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/posto-borapoppy-seed-fritters-to-save.html' title='Posto Bora/Poppy Seed Fritters -- to save the soul'/><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-5561764653747331392</id><published>2010-07-14T23:46:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2010-07-14T23:53:35.703-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dal with Beet Greens</title><summary type="text">Little Sis aka LS is a funny creature. She is the kind you would like to have at the other table at the fancy restaurant. The kind who will stick her tongue out at you, climb up and down the high chair, throw forks around, throw folks around and make you silently gloat on your own parenting skills. When she starts yelling you can pay your tip and leave.I cannot leave however. I am the Mother. I </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5561764653747331392/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/dal-with-beet-greens.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5561764653747331392'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5561764653747331392'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/dal-with-beet-greens.html' title='Dal with Beet Greens'/><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-8708916432074922960</id><published>2010-07-13T09:38:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-06T21:24:57.168-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="BottleGourd"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lau"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dudh diye Lau -- one more Gourd Dish</title><summary type="text">
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  700. It has been almost a month since the summer vacations started for BS and as far as I can see it, she is having a blast. For one, she is doing NOTHING on most days. Half of her day is spent at the neighbor&#39;s place, the second half of the day little neighbor friend spends at our place. I have no clue what they do other than eating a lot of ice lollies and blowing bubbles.
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  702. Then there is the </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8708916432074922960/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/dudh-diye-lau-one-more-gourd-dish.html#comment-form' title='19 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8708916432074922960'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8708916432074922960'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/dudh-diye-lau-one-more-gourd-dish.html' title='Dudh diye Lau -- one more Gourd Dish'/><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/-k9APlm_NwLg/XovWW7SzwGI/AAAAAAAAEvk/_OLGJjbcG88JAd_ntMhG0lTzQDI16B47wCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/DudhLau1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>19</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7914386239039514826</id><published>2010-07-06T11:30:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2010-07-06T11:51:11.247-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chutney"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mine"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Summer Garden"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Infused Olive Oil -- Basil &amp; Sun Dried Tomato</title><summary type="text">Remember This ? The Basil in my Herb Pot.Well every year I throw together herbs in a pot and grow them. I grow them because I love the thought of growing my own herbs. But do I do anything with them ? Ummm, ummm...gulp, gulp. Well... I use all of the coriander and the garlic chives which are very scraggy in my pot and are not much but the rest is left to flourish and grow and look green and </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7914386239039514826/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/infused-olive-oil-basil-sun-dried.html#comment-form' title='18 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7914386239039514826'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7914386239039514826'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/07/infused-olive-oil-basil-sun-dried.html' title='Infused Olive Oil -- Basil &amp; Sun Dried Tomato'/><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>18</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-9080649154378792419</id><published>2010-06-25T15:32:00.005-04:00</published><updated>2018-04-14T18:27:17.613-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Tara Tari Paanch Mishali -- Five Vegetable Medley</title><summary type="text">
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  709. Eating healthy does not necessarily mean eating a salad.
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  711. Think of something your Mom used to make and you would turn up your nose at. Go ahead, quick. Do you see yellow, orange, green ? Yeah ? Well those were the nutrient laden, healthy dishes from your own cuisine.
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  713. Cook them. Make your new age changes to them. Use EVOO.
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  715. Talk like Rachel Ray.Ask yourself &quot;Why do people like Rachel Ray?&quot;</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/9080649154378792419/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/tara-tari-paanch-mishali-five-vegetable.html#comment-form' title='24 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9080649154378792419'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/9080649154378792419'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/tara-tari-paanch-mishali-five-vegetable.html' title='Tara Tari Paanch Mishali -- Five Vegetable Medley'/><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/-9o11SKg-5bU/WtJ_fcnWBYI/AAAAAAAADv8/BiXnEjecHYYnKMd7DLzgdnKaR93H_6CRACLcBGAs/s72-c/PaanchShobji2.JPG" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>24</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7134903360185310501</id><published>2010-06-09T12:01:00.003-04:00</published><updated>2010-06-09T14:32:47.036-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Event"/><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="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Nupur&#39;s Pav Bhaji</title><summary type="text">If you could see me now, as in right now, you would see my head hanging down in shame, my eyes looking down to my feet, which is not exactly the most pleasant sight on earth, but better than the boring beige carpet.For one, I am ashamed that I am a sorry human momma who is doing nothing for the oil slick pelican momma in Louisiana.I am Sorry.For second, this one is not as grave as the first but </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7134903360185310501/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/nupurs-pav-bhaji.html#comment-form' title='21 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7134903360185310501'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7134903360185310501'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/nupurs-pav-bhaji.html' title='Nupur&#39;s Pav Bhaji'/><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>21</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-640523527671501755</id><published>2010-06-04T11:21:00.006-04:00</published><updated>2010-06-04T12:18:58.294-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="celery"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="NonVeg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Shrimp"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Celery Chingri -- Celery with Shrimp</title><summary type="text">When I was a kid, I thought becoming an adult was the answer to all my woes. You could sleep in late, spend money to buy as many Archie comics as you could read not and you did not have to eat vegetables.Little did I know what I was in for.I mean being an adult is ok and everything but you never get to do the things you had imagined and you DO EAT vegetables. The worst part is you eat them even </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/640523527671501755/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/celery-chingri-celery-with-shrimp.html#comment-form' title='24 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/640523527671501755'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/640523527671501755'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/celery-chingri-celery-with-shrimp.html' title='Celery Chingri -- Celery with Shrimp'/><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>24</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-3101720923223673647</id><published>2010-06-01T14:23:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2010-06-04T11:29:05.422-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggplant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non-traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Begun Chirer Pulao -- Brinjal n Poha Pulao</title><summary type="text">I really don&#39;t love eggplants all that much. I like okra way better than eggplant. But you wouldn&#39;t know that. I have only one single okra post in all these years and several eggplant ones. In fact the frequency with which I am posting eggplant dishes you would think that is all we eat at home. But that is as far removed from the truth as is the earth from the moon or as is me from reality.The </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/3101720923223673647/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/begun-chirer-pulao-brinjal-n-poha-pulao.html#comment-form' title='26 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3101720923223673647'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/3101720923223673647'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/06/begun-chirer-pulao-brinjal-n-poha-pulao.html' title='Begun Chirer Pulao -- Brinjal n Poha Pulao'/><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>26</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5901944954319275544</id><published>2010-05-26T21:34:00.004-04:00</published><updated>2010-05-26T21:44:55.806-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Carrot"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><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="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Moroccan Lentil &amp; Carrot Soup -- Indianized</title><summary type="text">Sometimes I feel I am the right parent at the wrong age or maybe the wrong parent at the right age. At least never the right parent at the right age.I am so archaic in comparison to the new age hip parents that sometimes I feel I should have paid heed to the ever well wishing relatives, you know the ones who wanted me to get married young and have kids early and keep a fast every alternate </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5901944954319275544/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/moroccan-lentil-carrot-soup-indianized.html#comment-form' title='59 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5901944954319275544'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5901944954319275544'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/moroccan-lentil-carrot-soup-indianized.html' title='Moroccan Lentil &amp; Carrot Soup -- Indianized'/><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>59</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8314011636345852088</id><published>2010-05-24T11:55:00.005-04:00</published><updated>2022-03-25T22:18:44.286-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><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"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Paurutir Dohi Vada -- Bread Dahi Vada</title><summary type="text">Paurutir Doi Bora | Bread Dahi VadaMade&amp;nbsp;with soft white breads and thick yogurt, this faux Dahi Vada or Bengali Doi Bora is a quick snack, the ones that you can make while chatting with your guests. It is good that is quick, for it needs to be devoured as soon as you make it and does not stand well if served later.Jump To Recipe
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It was so good that I could not stop eating it. When Ma is here, I don&#39;t ask for recipes and then lament loss of those recipes only when she leaves. So any way this bora&#39;r jhol that she made was a light soupy gravy with potatoes and brinjal and the recipe </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7781868187309947225/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/borar-jhaaljholwhatever-lentil-fritters.html#comment-form' title='33 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7781868187309947225'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7781868187309947225'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/borar-jhaaljholwhatever-lentil-fritters.html' title='Bora&#39;r Jhaal/Jhol/whatever -- Lentil Fritters in gravy'/><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-1771689344474088423</id><published>2010-05-17T13:42:00.009-04:00</published><updated>2010-05-18T14:48:23.936-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Daler Bora -- Lentil Fritters</title><summary type="text">Has anyone been following &quot;Along the Grand Trunk Road&quot; on NPR ? It was last week that I heard first of the series when Philip Reeves started out on his journey from Calcutta and spent a good few hours searching for the start of the road, with a banter typical of Calcutta on the background.For a route of such enormous historical stature, the Grand Trunk Road makes a surprisingly modest start to </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1771689344474088423/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/daler-bora-lentil-fritters.html#comment-form' title='42 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1771689344474088423'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1771689344474088423'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/daler-bora-lentil-fritters.html' title='Daler Bora -- Lentil Fritters'/><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/S_GCYawqbgI/AAAAAAAAApU/9o-r0ookSTA/s72-c/NPRGTrd.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>42</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1676706182646272195</id><published>2010-05-10T22:54:00.007-04:00</published><updated>2020-04-06T20:07:44.362-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Eggplant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Shorshe Begun -- Eggplant in Mustard Sauce</title><summary type="text">
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As much as I love these tiny mites, I do not believe that I need to </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1676706182646272195/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/shorshe-begun-eggplant-in-mustard-sauce.html#comment-form' title='56 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1676706182646272195'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1676706182646272195'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/05/shorshe-begun-eggplant-in-mustard-sauce.html' title='Shorshe Begun -- Eggplant in Mustard Sauce'/><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/-cG2zZ5zACKY/XovDwB5m3sI/AAAAAAAAEtc/mV1rwxn3J48tK3SyY1z1dHYr8sQxCF2AgCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/BegunShorshe_Colage11.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>56</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5724200120816078712</id><published>2010-04-23T23:52:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2010-04-23T23:56:49.653-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Chutney"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Event"/><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="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Jyotsna&#39;s Peanut and Green Chili Chutney</title><summary type="text">I copied from Jyotsna.A friend was raving about a Peanut Chutney that she had at her neighbors last week. The neighbor was Maharashtrian.That did it for me. I had this insane craving to eat a Marathi Peanut Chutney, a chutney that I had not even tasted but just heard about from a friend who mind you did not make it.Trust me, there is no bio-logical reason for me to have such insane cravings to </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5724200120816078712/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/04/jyotsnas-peanut-and-green-chili-chutney.html#comment-form' title='16 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5724200120816078712'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5724200120816078712'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/04/jyotsnas-peanut-and-green-chili-chutney.html' title='Jyotsna&#39;s Peanut and Green Chili Chutney'/><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>16</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6978723246511283809</id><published>2010-04-01T23:34:00.006-04:00</published><updated>2010-04-02T00:08:30.141-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Palak Kadhi -- Spinach in a spicy Yogurt Sauce</title><summary type="text">I have this low feeling this week, you know the kind of feeling that you are not doing anything worthwhile and the world is heavily deprived because you are not doing anything worthwhile, kind of feelingBut then that is not worth writing here, so I will write about Jamie Oliver&#39;s Food Revolution instead, just to get it off my chest.The weird part is, I didn&#39;t even watch Jamie Oliver&#39;s Food </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6978723246511283809/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/04/palak-kadhi-spinach-in-spicy-yogurt.html#comment-form' title='26 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6978723246511283809'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6978723246511283809'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/04/palak-kadhi-spinach-in-spicy-yogurt.html' title='Palak Kadhi -- Spinach in a spicy Yogurt Sauce'/><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>26</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-689607899544139571</id><published>2010-03-09T10:36:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2020-04-01T23:09:49.171-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greens"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Palang Shaak er Ghonto -- spinach &#39;n&#39; veggies</title><summary type="text">
  729.  
  730.  
  731.  
  732. Palang Shaak er Ghonto
  733.  
  734.  
  735.  
  736. Bengali Cuisine is very subtle, understated and not really very popular outside Bengal. Most Indians outside of Bengal think Bengali food is all about fish and sweets. The moment you are introduced as a Bengali to any one who is not, they will tell you &quot;Oh, we love Bengali sweets&quot; and they will wax about &quot;how much they like Roshugulla&quot; with what they think is a </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/689607899544139571/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/03/palang-shaak-er-ghonto-spinach-n.html#comment-form' title='41 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/689607899544139571'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/689607899544139571'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/03/palang-shaak-er-ghonto-spinach-n.html' title='Palang Shaak er Ghonto -- spinach &#39;n&#39; veggies'/><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/-Uc0JjmE7U58/XoVWHQosZeI/AAAAAAAAElM/Vi0_ZsGK51cRWn1hN4mZHJZeZ9LRCKsFwCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-c/PalangShaakGhonto1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>41</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-8588872177358651448</id><published>2010-02-27T00:58:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2013-12-09T15:41:50.787-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dhokar Dalna -- a lesson in Lentil Cakes</title><summary type="text">
  737.  
  738.  
  739. Spiced Lentil Cakes in a gravy
  740.  
  741. I am a lot like Big Sis S(BSS) or is it the other way round ? Whatever it is we both try to avoid things that are hard. Force us in a difficult situation and we will be fine coping with it and coming out stronger but given a choice we will try to avoid the difficult route.
  742.  
  743. Take BSS. She started Piano lessons some time last year. She loved it, practiced with </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8588872177358651448/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/02/dhokar-dalna-lesson-in-lentil-cakes.html#comment-form' title='49 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8588872177358651448'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8588872177358651448'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/02/dhokar-dalna-lesson-in-lentil-cakes.html' title='Dhokar Dalna -- a lesson in Lentil 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><thr:total>49</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1153882513369044110</id><published>2010-02-17T11:30:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2018-04-11T23:03:16.651-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Cabbage"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Recipe from Friends"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>BandhaKopir Tarkari -- a quick cabbage stir fry</title><summary type="text">
  744.  
  745.  
  746.  
  747.  
  748.  
  749.  
  750.  
  751. For the better part of the last 7 days I have been home and so has the kids. That meant almost no computer time and no blog hopping either. Who would have the heart to keep sitting at the computer when the wireless mouse has been carried off by the little kitty ? And who would dare to open the laptop when one remembers what happened with endless plugging in and unplugging of the former ? </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1153882513369044110/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/02/bandhakopir-tarkari-quick-cabbage-stir.html#comment-form' title='41 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1153882513369044110'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1153882513369044110'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/02/bandhakopir-tarkari-quick-cabbage-stir.html' title='BandhaKopir Tarkari -- a quick cabbage stir fry'/><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/-h8N5SLTTEck/Ws7MVFDQjsI/AAAAAAAADvU/F6_DJfSRUW06Wrc5WN1NT1aTdncHUdVegCLcBGAs/s72-c/BandhaKopiTarkari1.JPG" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>41</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1548025056901699455</id><published>2010-01-28T22:25:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2010-08-15T22:32:33.532-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mushroom"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="One Pot Meal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rice"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soy"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Soy Mushroom  Pulao</title><summary type="text">The Lovely PulaoWhat kind of a cook are you ? Are you the perfect kind, the ones who have perfected their techniques and recipes such that each time they make a Matar Paneer or Baingan Bharta, the outcome is exactly same. That the result does not vary if the quantity changes from 5 to 50, it remains exactly same day in and day out.Me, I like to say I am a romantic cook, that sounds better than </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1548025056901699455/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/soy-mushroom-pulao.html#comment-form' title='32 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1548025056901699455'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1548025056901699455'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/soy-mushroom-pulao.html' title='Soy Mushroom  Pulao'/><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>32</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5605238494603959295</id><published>2010-01-26T13:08:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2010-01-26T13:16:07.463-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="7 Day Challenge"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Detox"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Soup"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Mung Bean Soup -- Moong Dal Ayurveda way</title><summary type="text">Mung Bean is BIG in Ayurveda. As I read through I see  whole green mung(moong) dal referred to having magical and powerful effects. It seems to be as magical as the magical bean of Jack and the Bean Stalk.&quot;Mung bean soup pacifies all three doshas and is nutritious yet easy to digest. Mung Bean Soup recipe is used to clear even the most chronic, troublesome digestive issues and used to enhance </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5605238494603959295/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/mung-bean-soup-moong-dal-ayurveda-way.html#comment-form' title='34 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5605238494603959295'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5605238494603959295'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/mung-bean-soup-moong-dal-ayurveda-way.html' title='Mung Bean Soup -- Moong Dal Ayurveda 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>34</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-7194692286323122938</id><published>2010-01-21T22:16:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2010-01-21T22:34:08.693-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="7 Day Challenge"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Detox"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Drink"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Detoxifying Tea -- the Cleanse</title><summary type="text">Yesterday I had two uninterrupted hours to myself, bang in the middle of the day,  a rare opportunity on a week day. I could have taken a much needed shower, cooked something more elaborate than serving up masoor dal, baked tilapia and aloo-gajar yet again or at least cooked something, anything. But did I do that ? No.Instead I googled for &quot;detox diet ayurveda 3 days&quot;. Don&#39;t ask me why. Maybe I </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/7194692286323122938/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/detoxifying-tea-cleanse.html#comment-form' title='26 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7194692286323122938'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/7194692286323122938'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/detoxifying-tea-cleanse.html' title='Detoxifying Tea -- the Cleanse'/><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>26</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-6119644602797040795</id><published>2010-01-17T00:54:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2020-09-08T21:58:56.481-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><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="Posto"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Kundru Posto -- Tindora in Poppy Seeds Paste</title><summary type="text">
  752.  
  753. I
  754. am a sucker for Posto. Even as a kid, I
  755. loved Posto more than anyone at home.
  756.  
  757. Posto or the
  758. tiny beige seeds of Indian Poppy(Khus Khus), ground and seasoned with mustard oil, green chili and little coarse salt, the
  759. Kancha Posto bata
  760. was a favorite. The fresh smell of the wet ground
  761. posto, ground with little water on the
  762. shil-nora the black pock marked stone,
  763. was like the smell of the wet </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/6119644602797040795/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/kundru-posto-tindora-in-poppy-seeds.html#comment-form' title='47 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6119644602797040795'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/6119644602797040795'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/kundru-posto-tindora-in-poppy-seeds.html' title='Kundru Posto -- Tindora in Poppy Seeds Paste'/><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/-GgseDaiUaDw/X1g206AaH5I/AAAAAAAAFW8/315eVeaumxocPnpy_RxBONRMr3ntl8EQwCNcBGAsYHQ/s72-w469-h625-c/KundruPosto1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>47</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-4060924770293633243</id><published>2010-01-09T23:46:00.005-05:00</published><updated>2010-01-10T01:19:47.079-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="7 Day Challenge"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beans"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Non Bong"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dry Roasted Spicy Chickpea Salad -- Going local ?</title><summary type="text">PreludeI am the kind of consumer who is pro organic because my primary concern is safety in food. Though due to cost and restricted availability I do not buy everything organic.I did not rely much on &quot;local food&quot; because I do not have access to good locally grown produce. The nearby Farmers market that I go to have lovely produce, very good price but produce is never ever seasonal. If I compare </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/4060924770293633243/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/dry-roasted-spicy-chickpea-salad-going.html#comment-form' title='37 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4060924770293633243'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/4060924770293633243'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/dry-roasted-spicy-chickpea-salad-going.html' title='Dry Roasted Spicy Chickpea Salad -- Going local ?'/><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>37</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5659687340020304902</id><published>2010-01-07T11:40:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2010-01-07T11:55:06.939-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="7 Day Challenge"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Beans"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Healthy Eats"/><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="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Mr. Pinto ? Bean there Done That</title><summary type="text">A couple of days back I was driving to the mall with Big Sis S in the backseat. A lot of things were going through my mind including how best to avail of the discount at Bath &amp;amp; Body Works.When S from the back squeals: &quot;What is WOW&quot;?Me: &quot;That&#39;s a gym.&quot;S: &quot;Why does it say Wow ?&quot;Preoccupied Me: &quot;Dunno&quot;. Actually it is &quot;Work Out World&quot;S: &quot;I know. Wow as in WOW you are so fat, you will become thin</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5659687340020304902/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/mr-pinto-bean-there-done-that.html#comment-form' title='30 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5659687340020304902'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5659687340020304902'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2010/01/mr-pinto-bean-there-done-that.html' title='Mr. Pinto ? Bean there Done That'/><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-8850660212275710562</id><published>2009-12-29T22:05:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2009-12-29T22:11:26.951-05:00</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="Eggs"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greens"/><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="NonVeg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Dim diye Palang Shak -- Egg-Palak Burji</title><summary type="text">Today I will be very honest with you, bare soul honest. A decade back I was not interested in cooking, at all. All that bovine poop about &quot; smell of jeera bringing me solace&quot; that I have in my About section, was well &quot;bovine poop&quot; to me. I never even dreamt that cooking could actually be therapeutic. Now eating was another genre altogether, that I loved. I sincerely believed Eating good was not </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/8850660212275710562/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/dim-diye-palang-shak-egg-palak-burji.html#comment-form' title='15 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8850660212275710562'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/8850660212275710562'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/dim-diye-palang-shak-egg-palak-burji.html' title='Dim diye Palang Shak -- Egg-Palak Burji'/><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>15</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-1160874314950769735</id><published>2009-12-22T11:10:00.006-05:00</published><updated>2013-04-25T13:05:43.395-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bengali Recipes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dal"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Desi Pundit"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ma"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Traditional Bengali"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Bhaja Moog er Dal -- sabji diye</title><summary type="text">
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  768. I thought I was done with pre-holiday posting and could get on with my life with minimal cooking &amp;amp; much entertaining till the next week. Only 2 more days to a 4 day holiday weekend makes you feel like that.
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  770. But then there came the snow, and what a snowfall it was. Unlike the washingtonians who take their snow seriously and stock themselves up, we are more lackadaisical. We think, what </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/1160874314950769735/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/bhaja-moog-er-dal-sabji-diye.html#comment-form' title='31 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1160874314950769735'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/1160874314950769735'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/bhaja-moog-er-dal-sabji-diye.html' title='Bhaja Moog er Dal -- sabji diye'/><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-5285827043686389319</id><published>2009-12-17T23:40:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2009-12-17T23:54:05.640-05:00</updated><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="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Roti etc.</title><summary type="text">S is not too fond of Roti or as we say Ruti. The only way she likes Roti is an Roti Omlette or Roti rolled around meatballs. Roti with veggies is an Oh No !!Inspired by Indosungod&#39;s version I made an Indianized Quesadilla for her. This time it was an Oh Yes !!!Though I had made this beet-carrot sabzi which I used as a filling you can try with any other kind of dry veggie dish you haveWhat I Did </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5285827043686389319/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/roti-etc.html#comment-form' title='10 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5285827043686389319'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5285827043686389319'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/roti-etc.html' title='Roti etc.'/><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>10</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-5978054528542845164</id><published>2009-12-16T14:14:00.001-05:00</published><updated>2009-12-16T14:15:35.733-05:00</updated><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="Snack"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Macaroni, Macaroni in a Cup</title><summary type="text">Why is there so much discussion about Princess Tianna&#39;s skin color ? Do kids even care about such things in an animated character ? If so wouldn&#39;t they break their head about how Arthur looks and what a garish purple Barney is ?I have little patience with Disney princesses though I think Snow White is cute and has a pretty hair do.All I want to tell those girls, the princesses I mean, is&quot;Whatever</summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/5978054528542845164/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/macaroni-macaroni-in-cup.html#comment-form' title='35 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5978054528542845164'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/5978054528542845164'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/macaroni-macaroni-in-cup.html' title='Macaroni, Macaroni in a Cup'/><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>35</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-35578975.post-873987537661054726</id><published>2009-12-14T13:25:00.004-05:00</published><updated>2017-09-05T22:29:57.247-04:00</updated><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="NonVeg"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="School Lunch Box"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Snacks"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Veggie"/><title type='text'>Stir Fried Egg Noodles</title><summary type="text">
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  776. What is it about enlarged mammary glands and disproportionate stick thin limbs that attract little girls ?
  777.  
  778. What is it about Barbie ?
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  780. &quot;The Venezuelan government has spent $1.4m (£860,000) importing 124,000 toys from China and is selling them at rockbottom prices in its first socialist toy fair. Barbies sold out within the first few days&quot;
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  782. Me, I have yet to give in.
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  791. Stir fried </summary><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/feeds/873987537661054726/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/stir-fried-egg-noodles.html#comment-form' title='20 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/873987537661054726'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/35578975/posts/default/873987537661054726'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://www.bongcookbook.com/2009/12/stir-fried-egg-noodles.html' title='Stir Fried Egg Noodles'/><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/-hwVVYWN2SYc/Wa9dFy7SnpI/AAAAAAAADZI/fnG0wmOKDTULPSo6tLJiDzv6J5FTBOWTgCLcBGAs/s72-c/GajorPhulkopiNoodles3.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>20</thr:total></entry></feed>

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