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link to Bengali New Year Menu 

Bengali New Year Menu 

Bengali New Year - Poila Baisakh / Nobo Borsho is just round the corner! We celebrate along with family and friends, greeting each other “Shubho Noboborsho” which means “Happy New Year”. We are known for our love for food and on this special day, we feast all day long. I am sharing here a list of dishes that Bengali people eat on New Year!

link to Basanti Pulao

Basanti Pulao

Bengali Basanti Pulao also refer to as Mishti Pulao (Sweet Pilaf/ yellow rice) is a festive pleasure. It tastes pretty amazing on its own, but you should try it with Kosha Mangsho (Bengali Style Mutton Stew). We typically prepare it with an aromatic short grain rice called “gobindo bhog chaal” but you can use any non-sticky short grain rice.

Carrot Orange Christmas Fruit Cake | Playful Cooking #cake #photography #christmascake #fruit #bakinglink to Christmas Fruit Cake with Carrot Orange

Christmas Fruit Cake with Carrot Orange

Good amount of moistness with delicate crumbs, this Christmas Fruit Cake with Carrot Orange is quick and bakes to perfection. I baked the cake repeatedly three times and everybody not only loved it but also asked for the recipe. With no alcohol and no caffeine, this is one of a kind Christmas fruit cake!

Nimki/Namak Pare (Crunchy Savory Crackers) – Shaped Three Simple Ways! | Playful Cookinglink to Namak Pare – Shaped Three Simple Ways!

Namak Pare – Shaped Three Simple Ways!

A hot cup of tea, a bowlful of these Nimki/Namak pare and I can easily go in my happy zone. As the weather starts to get a little chilly, my craving for deep fried food starts growing. These nimki are also quite favorite during the festive season. In between all the sweet indulgence, it’s nice to crunch these savory bites. There are different ways that one could shape these crackers and so, here I have Namak Pare (Crunchy Savory Crackers) shaped in three simple ways!