Rui Machher Kaalia/ Rohu Fish Kaalia

  A Bong’s life cannot be imagined without Maach & Mishti i.e fish and sweets and a celebration without these two ingredients in Bengali tradition is definitely unbelievable. Fish is an integral part of Durga jatra or the farewell ceremony of Maa Durga since it is considered “shubh” i.e  a good omen for embarking on in a…

Bhapa Ilish with a Achaari Twist

The time now is post Vijaya dashami or Bijoya Doshomi, hence wishing “Shubho Bijoya” to all my readers. Vijaya Dashami marks an end of ten days of grand festivities of Durga Puja and we all bid farewell to Maa Durga with a heavy heart awaiting her arrival in the next year again. Despite the mild sadness that creeps…