Wednesday, March 12, 2008

RCI Bengal


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Hello, hello, hello. Here I am rising from my stupor only to insist and prod that you cook Bengali Food for RCI-Bengal.
Light years ago I had signed up to host it and then promptly forgotten all about it until Dear Asha poked my memory which was hibernating through the cold North East Winter.

There are apologies due and then there are more apologies due to all those who came and found nothing on my blog all these days, yes not even a reply to the comments. "Cheeeeeeeee, how rude that Bong girl is", hushed people in dark corners of the Blogosphere, given that they didn’t have better things to hush about on a boring blog day.

And in response all I have to say is let bygones be bygones and don your apron, scour the net and cook up a Bengali dish. If you don’t want to eat it at the end of the day, I don’t care, just take a nice, alluring pic and post the recipe on your blog anytime between now and eternity. No sorry, that’s too long, let’s say the next one month. So the deadline is fixed at April 15th, 2008.

Send me a mail in this format:

Recipe Name
Recipe URL
Blog Name
Blog URL
Blog Author

No need to send me the pics, but do have them in your own posts, as the saying goes “Proof of the Cooking is in Clicking it”

You can add more things in the mail like the offer to transfer funds in millions from your bank in Timbuctoo to my account or the promise to enhance appendages I don’t even own. But all this is not necessary and will NOT be posted as part of the round up.

Given that I was away too long and am not sure why I don't see Dining Hall and whether Food Blog Desam is up and whether people still visit my blog, I would rely on any of you hitting on this post to spread the word around.

So pamper me and bring on your entries for RCI-Bengal, a event started by Lakshmi and hosted this time around by humble me. And mail me at rcibengal@gmail.com

Also remember to link back to this post from your entry posts in your blog

49 comments:

  1. yeah yeah now she says!...and hello I take strong offense to your statement that we don't have better thing to do than hushing around..nay we go around asking everybody where the hell has the bong mom has disappeared...for all the bonging you claim, this sad blogspace has been deserted!

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  2. Hi Sandeepa the wait for your post was too long i must admit.I am Saswati, a month new blogger,have scoured your site from A-Z during this lull period and i have become a great fan of yours.Looking for more amazing posts from you and yes i am in for this bangla ranna event:)

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  3. So are you rising only for RCI-Bengal? You won't blog otherwise? I didn't think you were rude, I got worried, but ... oh well, I'll see you with an entry.

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  4. Oh thank god... the rescue squad finally found you.... :)

    Welcome back... missed you lots...

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  5. just when i was about to lodge a missing complaint she comes back from hiding place!!!
    girl, i am all set to cook some mean bong food for u. but gonna pamper myself this time coz u dissappered without any notice... ;) missed u girl...

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  6. Yay!!! You're up and awake finally!! Missed you girl, good to see you around :) Will look around your blog for some easy inspirations :)

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  8. Hello Phoenix!!;D

    Guess what I just posted at FH few mins ago? I will be the first one to for RCI Bengal!!! YAY! Thanks girl!:)

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  9. Thank God, the Bong gurl is back..:DD.. We missed u so much ..and don't dare to go away again! Stay where u are .. OK?.. ;).. cya for now.. Off I am to explore the mightly blogosphere for some yummy *Bongali* food!

    Hugs,
    Siri

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  10. Nice that at least you announced it , we had a kinda debate about cooking bengali food for RCI this month or not ? :)) . Now with your post here , we are settled and Yeah going to shoot you with my entry too :).
    Well, privately I was thinking to transfer something to you from my account in swiss bank to your one , but you gave here chance for others to suspect for it ;) . so wait a little while :D .

    Jokes apart , I missed you buddy. Thanks that you posted this finally.
    FBD and dining hall are no more active now. you can submit this to here now which is next FBD now .

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  11. Well, does anyone know about the updated list till december of this year about who's hosting RCI each month? Can anyone let me know in detail?! Thanks.

    www.zaiqa.net

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  12. Hahaha..thats the most hilarious event announcement I have ever read Sandeepa. Missed your posts. I am happy that you are back :)

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  13. Thank goodness you're back...missed you a lot...and how's little miss S ?:-D

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  14. And just y'day i was thinking of you :). So good to see you, dear! And don't worry about being rude etc-you were not rude! There is that lil' thing beyond blogging, right :-D.

    Will cook some Bangla khana for you, hope you'll like that :).

    Missed you lots.

    hugs,
    musical.

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  15. Welcome back. I have missed you!! Asha's recipes are already up so the whole foodie blogosphere will no about the event don't worry. I am tripping over with excitement. You back and a Bengali blog event? That's just tooooooooooo good to be true.

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  16. Hi,

    Will surely participate,I just love Bengali Sweets

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  17. And just when I was gonna put a "apan yahna pahilat ka?" (assuming that your years of stay in mumbai would have taught you this) ...... there you show up!

    Seems you have got the same bug as I did. :)

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  18. OH MY GOD! Where were you? Glad to see you back...RCI Bengali --hmm, got to get the grey cells ticking..

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  19. Good to see you back....you were missed and I hope that you will stay longer than RCI Bengal. Of course, life intervenes sometimes in the midst of blogging - and we have to take a break to concentrate on it;)

    Take care and looking forward to seeing you around - your baked macher chops is a great recipe btw!

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  20. Hi Sandeepa,

    It feels so good to have your blog alive. I was pretty confident, you are on a good long sabbatical and will only be back with a little s2.

    Welcome back, and thanks for refreshing my favorite blog. Will try and contribute for RCI Bengal. Have fun,tk care and be there.

    Arundhati

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  21. Hi Bong Mom,
    Am a new blogger in this space. Will participate in the all-bengali-event. Looking forward to reading many bong recipes at the round up.
    Cheers!

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  22. Sandeepa, missed you! I am going to make an effort to cook some Bengali dish for you for sure :)

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  23. the blogosphere is buzzing with news that you are back :) and what a grand entry too... count me in... ekhon bhabte hobe ki banai!

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  24. Hi Everyone

    Thanks for the warm welcome and its good to see all the enthu.

    But sadly my blogging will still be sparse as I am not cooking much these days. I also don't get much time to blog hop. But I will try to as much as I can.

    For all who asked, little S is doing fine, its me who has not been functioning well

    I missed you guys a lot too but as someone said, there is a virtual life and then there is the real one.(I am not sure if anyone at all said that, whatever:D)

    But all this warm welcome sure makes me senti.

    And do do send in your entries.

    love
    sandeepa

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  25. chalo tumi pherot ese cho ,khob bhalo...
    hugs and smile
    jaya

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  26. OMG youre back . Missed you sorely and will participate . I hope all's well with you now? Remember to take those vitamins :)

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  27. Excellent! I'm so glad you're back, and that RCI is back! :)

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  28. Sweetie, it is soooooooooo good to see you!

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  29. Hi Sandeepa, I sent you an entry today..Hope you recieved it. Thanx so much for hosting.

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  30. so good to see you Sandeepa! Missed you. Best wishes

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  31. Oh dear Snadeepa , what happened to your health buddy ! I hope everything will be good . Dont worry about blog hopping. You gonna get many entries. Just be ready to handle them all :D. And take good care of yourself.

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  32. Good to see you back - you were missed! Take care of you - all sorts of good wishes,

    smita

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  33. Hi Sandeepa, thank goodness you are back! I really missed your posts (both write-ups and recipes). WIll try my best to make something new for this (maybe I'll finally get round to a new post myself1). If not, can I send something from older posts?

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  34. Sandeepa, it's so good to see you back again! :-)

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  35. Hey I just sent you an entry.Hope you got it :)

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  36. I will surely send over something special for RCI:Bengal. Hope you like it.

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  37. I hope this is OK :-)

    http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2008/03/koraishutir-kachuri.html

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  38. Sorry if I seem to be utterly ignorant of the goings on, but what is RCI Bengal?
    You have asked for recipes, will they be posted on your website? Could they be linked to mine as well?
    Best,
    Kamalika.

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  39. count me in too.//i am new into food blogging//invite you to view my blog and post comment for further improvment

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  40. Hi, first time visitor and I guess will be a regular one too! Will just a rasgulla recipe do or does it have to be a main dish? I have posted one on my blog (Just started!). Would love to participate!

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  41. hehe i just cooked something and looked up your blog for the details and last date. this is one hilarious post!! hhehehe..

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  42. Thanks for visiting! I am still scanning your recipes....I will email my recipe immediately. BTW I love bengali food!!

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  43. hi sandeepa have edited...the settings,,try again,,,

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  44. Sandeepa I did wanna cook bengali but cld not manage.I have a bengal season on my blog going on I'd loved if you included it.

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  45. Hi
    I attend a lot of Ramakrishna Mission activities and always drool over the lovely Bengali food.Although I have had recipes off the ladies here by the time I am home half of it is forgotten.So imagine my pleasure at arriving at your blog.OOh.Thanks so much and keep posting!

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  46. Thanks for having this website. I'm not indian, but married to an indian, who's bengali, and that is taugh. When I said taugh, I didn't mean he's hard to be with. I mean to say, cooking bengali dish that taste like home-cooked meal is difficult, especially when my mother-in-law cooks very good, but lousy in teaching. I have yet to learn how to peek into her mind to understand and learn all these magic tricks.

    Anyway, I made my husband khichuri last night with some onion bhajis. he gave me 4 stars for trying with a comment that it was the best attempt I've done so far with khichuri. I know, I know, you probably think that khichuri is very easy to make, but for someone who didn't grow up eating khichuri, and didn't know how khichuri should taste like, it's hard to get it right.

    Please keep this website up, my little ones like bengali food. It's in their blood.

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