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Indian food

Festive Specials

how did the salmon get into the shorshe diye machher jhaal

if you’re bengali, you’ve probably grown up eating shorshe diye machher jhaal, or mustard fish curry. it can be made with many kinds of fish, almost any kind: large bhetki (bekti), rui, katla, chitol; smaller tangra, koi, parshe, gurjaoli; of course, prawns, even pomfret. clearly, we love mustard. but it’s made with special enthusiasm in the rainy season, the monsoon months, when the ilish or hilsa fish comes to the mouth of the river, the estuary or mohona, and its…

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Festive Specials indi

turmeric can make you ramble

that there could be a word for holud or haldi in english had never occurred to me. i was fourteen, not interested in cooking, and beside, why would people who didn’t use it in any of their cooking bother to find a word for the yellow powder or paste present in practically everything we make? we don’t have a word for parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. we don’t use those pretty sounding song-worthy herbs in our curries or ghontos or…

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Epic Channel

Raja Rasoi aur Anya Kahaniyaan

The saying goes that the way to a man’s heart is food. I guess this can be applied to women too (though it may not be on the top of the list most of the times). But Epic channel won my heart right away with their food show called ‘Raja Rasoi aur anya Kahaniyaan’. The first episode takes us to Delhi talking about the Mughlai cuisine, the influence of the Persian cuisine, the street food, the evolving of chats and of…

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