Durga Puja 2017 Special: Kasundi, Bengali Cuisine’s Favourite Mustard Sauce

A Bengali feast is an elaborate spread of myriad flavours that will have you raving about the delicacies for days to come. With Durga Puja right round the corner, this is the perfect time to indulge in authentic Bengali dishes, best had at a Bengali friend’s residence. From Fish Chops and Devilled Eggs to Kosha Mangsho, Bhapa Ilish, Bhetki Paturi and Mishti Doi, you will be spoilt for choice. And if you are among those who enjoy pungency in your food, then you definitely will notice the potency of Bengal’s favourite mustard sauce…

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Bengali Deviled Eggs or Dimer Devil, an Absolute Treat for Meat Lovers

With Durga Puja right round the corner, food lovers are already gearing up for their favourite puja feasting while hopping different pandals in their city. Bengali cuisineneeds no introduction as there are various Bengali eateries that have been providing a delectable range of delicacies to the residents for years. From Luchi-Kosha Mangshoand Bhapa Ilish to Mutton Chops, Mishti Doi, Puchka, Fish Kabiraji and other treats, there are many delicious dishes to savour to one’s heart content. And one such all-time popular snack that is available not just during the puja season but all-year around is Deviled Egg or Dimer…

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Tripura to convert 769 Bengali medium schools to English

T ripura has bucked the trend of governments pandering to sub-regional sentiments in deciding to convert 769 state-run Bengali-medium schools to English. The Left Front government’s avowed move is to prevent students from shifting to private schools. But it comes at a time when Mamata Banerjee’s West Bengal government is allegedly trying to impose Bengali in the Darjeeling hills, a move that has threatened to revive the Gorkhaland demand. A notification issued by Tripura’s Directorate of Secondary Education said the process of converting 769 Bengali medium schools to English medium…

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10 Popular Bengali Sweets: Beyond Rasgulla and Sandesh

            If you want to truly fluster a Bengali, ask him or her about their favourite sweet? You might eventually be awarded with a response, but not before some serious frowns take over those eyebrows. It’s not an easy question to deal with. How can you pick one over another? But ask a Bengali to pick at least 10, and you’d get a happy grin. Leaving the quintessential Rasgulla, Sandesh and Mishti Doi aside, here’s my list of favourite 10: 1. Lobong Lotika Shaped to…

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