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Coconut Poppy Seeds Stuffed Squash Blossoms | Narkol Posto Kumro Phool Bhaaja | Playful Cookinglink to Coconut and Poppy Seeds Stuffed Squash Blossoms + GIVEAWAYS!

Coconut and Poppy Seeds Stuffed Squash Blossoms + GIVEAWAYS!

Thank you so much for all the messages, the photos you shared and the love you showered on my cookbook release. It feels really amazing! I am excited to see what you will be preparing from the book. Don’t forget to tag #tasteofeasternindia when you share your creation in social media. It’s easy for me to locate and re-share! Today, I have a delicious Bengali style fritter! Coconut and Poppy Seeds Stuffed Squash Blossoms is delicate flavored light and crispy fritter. I also have a few giveaways for you so read along and participate! I will have more giveaways coming…

Taste of Eastern India | Bengali Cuisine Cookbook | Author and Photographer Kankana Saxenalink to Taste of Eastern India is released TODAY

Taste of Eastern India is released TODAY

This day will not be just another day for me. Sep 18th has marked itself special in my calendar. Taste of Eastern India is released TODAY. 8 years back, if someone had told me a day such as this would come in my life, I would have thought they are crazy! But here it is, my first cookbook on Bengali food, food that I grew up eating, food that I learnt cooking from my Mom and Aunts, food that always takes me back home. I hope you enjoy this book just as much as I enjoyed writing and photographing it.

Chicken Ghungni (Yellow Peas And Mined Chicken Stew) And Announcing the Cookbook Cover | Playful Cookinglink to Chicken Ghugni and Announcing the Cookbook Cover

Chicken Ghugni and Announcing the Cookbook Cover

After a month of back and forth, we finally have the name and the book cover! I am so happy to ultimately share it with you. Through the process of writing the book and photographing all the dishes, I don’t think I ever sat down to realize the scale of the achievement. Now, when I see the book cover again and again with the title, my name on it and those dishes that I cooked, it started to feel a lot real. Soon, I can call myself an author. Oh boy! To celebrate the moment, I wanted to make something…

Chingri Malaicurry (Bengali Style Shrimp/Prawn Curry) | Playful Cookinglink to Chringri Malai Curry (Bengali Style Shrimp/Prawn Curry) and Announcing my Cookbook Deal!

Chringri Malai Curry (Bengali Style Shrimp/Prawn Curry) and Announcing my Cookbook Deal!

This year I spent more time in my tiny kitchen than in any other corner of our home. It was all about testing and retesting every single recipe. Followed by photographing and of course the writing. Wow, does it feel lovely to finally share this news with you guys. Yes, I am writing and photographing my first cookbook. You never think something like this will ever happen to you. Then it actually does. A dream that I had for a while now, is shaping up beautifully and becoming a reality. It just feels amazing.