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Durga Puja recipes: Luchis, Shorshe Ilish and more

October 19, 2015 15:40 IST

Traditional Bengali preparations to help celebrate Durga Puja.

No Bengali festival can be over without a gala feast. Naturally therefore, every Bengali kitchen is abuzz with activity during Durga Puja, the festival of festivals.

I present here are a few mouth-watering dishes culled from my mother’s cookery diary:

Luchi (Puri)

Luchis

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Method

Photograph: OdetomyLife/Creative Commons

Shorshe Ilish (Hilsa in mustard sauce)

Shorshe Ilish

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Method

Photograph: Sirsendu.mohanta/Creative Commons

Kasha Mangsho (Meat curry dry)

Kasha Mangsho

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Method

Photograph: Tony Moore/Creative Commons

Payesh (Kheer)

Payesh

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Method 

Photograph: Biswarup Ganguly/Creative Commons

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Indrani Roy