Food

Health values of mushrooms

A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source.

Summer special: Jack-fruit cutlet

Jack-fruit is very common in our country. On this summer, try this deshi dish.

Summer Recipe Pineapple ginger lemonade

It is another refreshing drink for the summers. Enjoy the yummy recipe!

Give a try ! Innovative recipes of raw mango

Raw mango is a very common fruit our country. We always try it either as bhorta or juice. Here are some different recipes you should like to try on boishakh.

Boishakhi Special: Chirar (flat-rice) naru

Chirar naru is a traditional and popular snack item throughout Bangladesh. But now-a-days it is no longer seen in the cities because it is quite difficult to make. Different types of naru are made from different ingredients, like, coconut-naru, sesame-naru, puffed rice-naru etc.

Boishakhi Special: Moong dal halwa

It's difficult to resist the temptation of delectable Moong Dal Halwa. Though it's generally a winter fare, in summers it will taste best when combined with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Here how you can make it.

Sweet drop candy( Batasa ): Traditional dessert of Boishakh

Pohela Boishakh is a true bangali tradition which symbolizes our real attire and culture. Rural life is basically pale without 'Grammyamela' which brings little joy for a moment and enhances entertainment and food.

Traditional Boishaki Platter: Hilsa with sesame seed

Hilsa is the most popular fish in Bangladesh. It is rich in omega3 fatty acids. The most amazing fact about hilsa is that it a salt-water fish but lays eggs in large rivers, especially in Padma, Meghna and Jamuna delta at the Bay of Bengal.

Deshi Platter: Chapa-shutkir bharta

Chapa- Although known as shutki, it is actually not a dried fish. Unlike other shutkis, it is not dried in the sun. It is kept in an earthen pot for about 5-6 months buried underground. Hence the name — chapa. Chapa is usually made from puti fish.

Boishakhi Special: Bel-er (wood apple) lassi

Wood apple is known as bel in Bangla. It has a smooth woody shell with a green, gray or yellow peel. The fibrous yellow pulp is very fragrant. Bel is a good source of vitamin A, B, C and dietary fibre.

Summer lunch: Spicy green minced meat curry

Cooking is a great medium to inculcate interest in Bengali culture among the younger generation. Here is something spicy you will definitely like to taste for difference on this summer.

On stormy Boishakh: Ilish Biryani

Pohela Boishakh is a time for joy and celebrations with your loved ones, bring the festivities to life by putting together a wide array of dishes .Celebrate it in a unique style with Ilish Biryani.

Summer lunch: Chitol Maacher Petir Jhol

With the sun beating down, the humidity rising, everybody wanting to stay indoors, its up to us....homemakers to keep everyone happy. The highlight of this thursday's lunch can be " Chitol Maacher Petir Jhol ".

Ice Cream: How it came to be

What better weapon would we have against summer than ice cream? This frozen, creamy dairy product has the capability to make anyone's day at any point of time. Not only now, this sweet, creamy cold treat that has been around for centuries. It has inspired songs, had Anne of Green Gables (the heroine of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s famed novels) dreaming for days in anticipation of tasting it for the very first time, and is always popular at birthday parties and family gatherings.

Boishakhi side dish: Tok-Jhal-Mishti Chutney

Just to clear any doubt this chutney is a traditional Bengali delicacy and is enjoyed as a last course at a sit down Lunch or dinner.

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