Wednesday, April 13, 2016

শুভ নব বর্ষ -- Shubho Nabo Borsho

If I had total free rein, this is what I would eat on Poila Boishakh to start off the New Year

Because it is Posto and it reminds me that the greatest joys come from the simplest things

Because this is the best time to eat Potol while it is still tender and eminently edible. You get done with it on the first day of Boishakh and then you are a free bird.

Because it reminds me of Mother Earth

Because there is no day that a Dim Kosha cannot make better

Because salmon is a fish I always have in my refrigerator and it goes so well with the Bengali recipe of doi-maach reminding me that I am lucky to celebrate two New Year days in a single calendar year.

Because it tells me that even when you think there is nothing new to be done, no quest to pursue, you find treasures in the ancient ones.

Because it is so very green and fresh just like the notun bochor

I would not make any dessert after this but would love to finish off with a bowl of Nolen Gur er ice cream

Because sometimes you need to put up your feet and take a large scoop

Have a lovely start to the Bengali New Year tomorrow

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  1. আপনাকে শুভ নববর্ষের অনেক শুভেচ্ছা, বং মম। আপনার ওই মাইক্রোওয়েভে পোস্তভাপের রেসিপিটা আজ আমাদের ডিনার। এক্ষুনি ডিসাইড করে ফেললাম। থ্যাংক ইউ।

  2. subha nabobarsho Sandeepa...ajkal anek kom post pai..

  3. Hi Bong Mom,
    I have always drooled over these mustard oil recipes but never dared to make them as all brands of mustard oil that I have seen in Indian stores in US have warning "not suitable for eating" or something like that.... What brand do you use? You have survived till now with the one you use so I guess it will be a safe bet! ;)


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