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Traditional Bengali recipes for Holi

Last updated on: March 15, 2014 00:11 IST
Aloo Dum

The festival of colours is once again here. Holi marks the onset of Spring -- the season of new life. As with other festivals in India, food is an important part of this festival too.

Here are some traditional and flavorful tastes from Bengal for this colorful festival. So what are you waiting for? Read on and make these mouth-watering dishes at home today.

Aloo Dum

Reminds me of those days when grandma used to make aloo dum and luchi (puri) for lunch. It felt heavenly after the morning long play with colours.

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Khasta Kochuri

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Khasta Kochuri

Its spicy and tangy taste, its flakiness conjures up memories of sitting with friends on a terrace planning who to throw a balloon at next. 

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Malpua

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Malpua

Malpua formed an intricate part of the gastronomic, high calorie family dinner every Holi. Of course others like lavanga lotika and gujjias were never left out either.

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Sandesh

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Sandesh

Mum made sandesh with a twist. Instead of jaggery, she just used sugar. And then added different food colour to create sandesh of varied hue. Just right for this colourful festival. 

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Sesame Fish Fry

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Sesame Fish Fry

Bengalis and fish are synonymous. And no festival is ever complete without itm neither was this. The sesame seed was the special touch that my best friend's mum added.

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Narkol Naaru

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Narkol Naaru

Mum made narkol naru to offer to the Lord. And once the puja was over, all the kids were there to gobble them all up.

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Mochar Ghonto

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Mochar Ghonto

Holi means springtime. And nature is in its full bloom now. So also the banana flowers (mocha). But obviusly it thus became a family 'must eat' food during Holi. 

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Aloo Kochuri

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Aloo Kochuri

I don't remember the name of the shop but it had been one in one of the narrow lanes in Mathura. And it was during Holi. The taste still lingers on even to this day.

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