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Suresh Hinduja    768

After a long time we had a Gourmetindia dining friends meet at Raunak and Poulami Kundu's home to feast on Bengali home food.

Started off with
Chana Palong er Bora – Shallow Fried Dumplings of Cottage Cheese and Spinach.


2nd course was a Bhetki Paturi – Chunks of Bhetki fillet marinated in mustard sauce and steamed in plantain leaves. Piquant and delicious, dont know how I missed taking a photo.

Whilst were yakking away, Poulami was busy making Radhaballabhi (stuffed puris) in the kitchen.



Dhoka Dalna- Lentil Dumplings and Potatoes simmering away in Yoghurt gravy



As you can see now with the liquid reduced, served with stuffed puris.



Bengali pulao- mildly sweet Gobindhbhog rice with dry fruits, Kosha Mangsho/Mutton Gravy and Paanch phoron Chicken. The latter was made for one of the ladies who preffered Chicken over mutton.


This was followed by the unique 'Plastic Chutney made with raw papaya and raisins/kishmish.


and for dessert we had Dudh Puli - dumplings in sweetened milk


Came back home with the strains of Rabindra sangeet in my mind.
Thank you Raunak and Poulami for a wonderful meal that cant be had in restaurants.

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Chetan    411

Very well Captured Suresh , Thanks @Raunak for the special Dinner ! Quick question Plastic Chutney, is this exactly what its called ?

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Suresh Hinduja    768
Raunak,
How do you make the dumplings for the Dhokar Dalna?

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Raunak    25
@ Suresh - Thanks for the wonderful write up. I will write a detailed recipe of Dhokar Dalna later.

@ Chetan - Yes. Traditionally it may be called Knacha (Raw) Pneper (Papaya) Chutney. Chutney in Bengal is more like a dessert than an accompaniment

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jyotirmoy    31
Great post and great photos. So raunak bhai you are my next target in Bangalore. May this tribe multiply[img]http://www.gourmetindia.com//public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png[/img]

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Termz    173
wow, seems like folks had a lot of fun at [font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif]Raunak and Poulami's place with awesome Bengali food. Nice photographs.[/font]

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anil    242
Selfish grubby clumps !!!!! [img]http://www.gourmetindia.com//public/style_emoticons/default/ph34r.png[/img] [img]http://www.gourmetindia.com//public/style_emoticons/default/ohmy.png[/img]


[Let me go pour a tequila shot [img]http://www.gourmetindia.com//public/style_emoticons/default/angry.png[/img] ]

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Raunak and Poulami, What a wonderful home cooked Bengali feast...Great tempting menu. I am tempted to cook Chana Palong er bora,[font=verdana,geneva,sans-serif] Radhaballabhi, Dhoka Dalna, Panch phoran chicken and plastic chutney.[/font]
Suresh, Thanks for sharing.
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Sanjiv Sood    11

Ogle the pictures captured. Drool on the thoughts of this gourmet affair!!

 

Bengali Home cooked is miles ahead of its commercial counterpart. The cuisine itself is arguably among the finest in India, but, for the connoisseurs who would truly appreciate it without an argument. Suresh, you have have some handpicked friends buddy!! Cheers!biggrin.png

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