Amazing Afraa !!

এসো, হে বৈশাখ, এসো, এসো ।
তাপসনিশ্বাসবায়ে মুমূর্ষুরে দাও উড়ায়ে,
বৎসরের আবর্জনা দূর হয়ে যাক ।।
যাক পুরাতন স্মৃতি, যাক ভুলে-যাওয়া গীতি,
অশ্রুবাষ্প সুদূরে মিলাক।
মুছে যাক গ্লানি, ঘুচে যাক জরা,
অগ্নিস্নানে শুচি হোক ধরা ।
রসের আবেশরাশি শুষ্ক করি দাও আসি,
আনো আনো আনো তব প্রলয়ের শাঁখ ।।

Naba Barsho marks a new beginning and new hope and joy for the year-ahead and is welcomed with elaborate alpanas or rangolis.

An earthen pot filled with water and mango leaves is placed in the centre of the rangoli pattern which symbolizes prosperity.

Houses are decorated with flowers and Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha are also worshiped on this day. Traders perform the halkhata ceremony which marks the advent of the Bengali New Year.

In this auspicious day how can we forgot our delightful delicacies ? We, Bengalis share an irrevocable relationship with food. For Bengalis, food is the most essential aspect of life.

Afraa bring to you the best of Bengal that you’ll absolutely love.

1A0A02831A0A02911A0A0292We are delighted to be part of this MOHA BHURI BHOJ !!

The Naba Barsha Menu 1424  – 

Sarbat – Sri Foler SarbatKUS_0182

Salads : 

Tarmujer Pudina Salad – 1A0A0256

Doi Sosha – IMG_20170415_124356

Assorted Garden Green Onion Salad – IMG_20170415_125405

Chalta Kasundi – 

Aloo Papri Singara Chaat – IMG_20170415_125210

Amrud aur Mirch ka Kachumber – KUS_0185

Aam Kasundi – KUS_0178

Amrul Diye Jamrul – KUS_0189

Sankhaloo Kasundi – KUS_0186

Sabeda Makha – 1A0A0258

Marinated Black Grapes – 

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Marinated Sitafal – KUS_0175

Kosambari Salad –  1A0A0281

Interactive :

Patisapta (Four Flavours) (Narkol, Makha Sandesh, Aamsotto & Strawberry) – 1A0A0304IMG_20170415_132423IMG_20170415_132419

Aloo Bhaja – 1A0A0301

Potol Bhaja – KUS_0227

Kumro Fuler Bora  – KUS_0221

Kopir Fuluri – KUS_0222

Thankuni Patar Bora – KUS_0228

Saboor Papad / Mooger Papad – KUS_0225

Pora Posto Bata – IMG_20170415_125459

Maan Kochu Bata – IMG_20170415_125511

Kumro Bhate – IMG_20170415_125606

Seem Bhate – IMG_20170415_125446

Daal Bhate – IMG_20170415_125523

Ol Bhate – IMG_20170415_125600

Soup : 

Badam Pudina Shorba with Rice Crisp & Flat Rice – Pudina infused Badam shorba with bengali spices 1A0A0252

Main Course : 

Dhakai Paratha –  Multiple thin layers with super crispy flakes in a hollow puffy bread is just an amazing example of finest culinary expertise! This is a losing art of bengal in tele bhaja foods segments. I love “Dhakai Paratha”. Don’t know whether it is from Dhaka though. But certainly the one in Kolkata is quite amazing. Typically found in north kolkata. But it is hardly available these days. I used to have it in my school days from Gopal Mistanna Bhandar, Hatibagan. Kolkata has changed a lot. In the age of American Fast Food, Italian Pizza and Oriental Momos .We are just unable to carry forward our legacy !! After ages I had Dhakai Paratha. It was perfectly crispy and not oily at all. 1A0A0232

Kadai Shutir Kachuri – There will be no nostalgia about having Kadai Shutir Kachuri in winter evenings watching Chitrahar on DD1.  I could have lapsed into sweet memories of my Maa making koraishuti’r kochuri and I used to eat it without any side dish !! The never ending love between Me and My Kachuri. It is actually puffed bread stuffed with mashed peas filling, flavoured with fennel seeds & ginger. A special delicacy yet very common but really delicious dish among us.KUS_0246

Cholar Dhal – It is now time for lip smacking ‘Chholar dal’ which is also known as ‘chana dal’. This dish of dal is flavored with coconut, ghee and an assortment of whole spices. This Cholar Dal tastes mildly spicy and packed with nutrition. 1A0A0255

Radhuni Pagol Bhaat –  I love the soft fragrance of the basmati rice. They’re addictively aromatic one. And no one can understand the love for rice except we Bengalis. IMG_20170415_131825

Bamon Barir Sukto – Traditional Bengali style Sukto. ‘Shukto’, the cuisine epitomizes Bengali food. It is actually assorted vegetables prepared in light gravy. Served with steamed, plain rice, the cuisine tastes awesome. The slightly bitter tasting cuisine cleanses the palate to make you prepared for further delicacies. KUS_0195

Chhanar Mohima – Chhana dumpling cooked in Bengali style tomato gravy. It is a signature mouth watering Bengali dish made with fresh Chhana or Cottage Cheese. The not so runny thick gravy is to die for. And it is so bloody good that I have many a time had its gravy as a soup! KUS_0196

Begun Basanti – Fried Brinjal cooked in rich Coconut & Mustard gravy.  These two are highly culture specific and we loved mustard paste in anything, and its inherent quality magically transforms the simple greens to a savory dishes. This dish is really delicious one. KUS_0198

Enchorer Kaliya – Typical Bengali style Jackfruit curry.  Green Jackfruit is another veggie pretty popular in Bengal. Rich, thick and spicy gravy just like any chicken curry and it tastes almost like chicken curry. KUS_0197

Tel Koi – Koi cooked in traditional bengali spices & flavoured with ginger, kalonji & mustered oil. This is a very popular fish preparation. The fish curry is rich, tasty and wonderful aromatic . KUS_0201

Macher Matha Diya Murighonto – A typical bengali preparation of fish Pulao, dum cook with fish head & govindo bhog rice. Don’t turn up your nose, it smells nothing but heavenly and tastes more so. If you haven’t sucked onto a piece of fish head and pondered on the complexities of life while doing so, you have not lived a full life. It is one of Bengalis weakness. KUS_0199

Chingri Narkol Bhapa –  Prawn cooked in coconut & mustard gravy.  A traditional Bengali delicacy famous for its exquisite taste, the tangy mustard and mild coconut flavour is loved by all Bongs sitting in any corner of the world. KUS_0200

Murgir Morich Roast – Black pepper infused royal BENGAL roasted chicken.  This dish looks so simple and yet it is quite well flavoured. This proves that stuff that tastes good can be simple to make if you use some imagination. I really like the combination. A great consistency in gravy and soft roasted chicken. This dish has a very distinct flavour of its own where the combination of curd, pepper and mint came out very well.KUS_0202

Prasadi Mangsho – Traditional known as ” Niramish Mangsho ” Lamb cooked with ginger, youghart & tomato. Generally use for ” Maha Bhoga ” In India, especially in Bengal, meat is cooked mostly with onion and garlic.  The looks of the meat curry was making me drool. I was not very upset as it still tastes delicious. It was very flavorful but not overpoweringly rich. KUS_0204

Desserts :

Chocolate coated Komola Bhog – 1A0A0285

Beli Fuler Rossogolla – KUS_0192

Shor Bhaja Tlramlsu  –1A0A0272

Drunken Boondi with Coffee Cream – 1A0A0294

Bhapa Aam Sandesh – IMG_20170415_125631

Misti Doi – KUS_0205

Kheer Fountain –KUS_0220

Dry Nikuti – KUS_0171

Miniature Of Goja – IMG_20170415_125655

Kolar Bora – KUS_0172

Gobindo Bhog Naru – KUS_0170

Aanchar – 1A0A0278
Chutney – 1A0A0269
Thank you Somnath Dutt for invitation !!
Thank you Chef for providing us such sumptuous Meal on the very beginning of Naba Barsha !! A Great Start for the Year 1424.
One of the Best Poila Baisakh certainly !!
Proud Member of Panch Phoron #panchphoron

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Certainly a feast for the eyes! I can almost smell and taste it. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words !

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  2. nathaswami says:

    Lovely Bengali food.

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    1. yes nathaswami. Bengali Delicacy at its best !!

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  3. Mega inspirational ☼

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    1. Thank you so much for your valuable comment !!

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  4. da-AL says:

    what a feast! thanks for sharing 🙂

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