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  • Khichuri Recipes

    It's been raining a lot lately. As it pours outside with dark clouds surrounding the environment, Bengalis everywhere crave for Khichuri. A piping hot plate of Khichuri is just what the heart desires when a Bengali comes home soaked from the rain. Some traditional songs in the background, and a quick nap if someone can squeeze it in, is the definition of a classic rainy day well-spent for Bengalis.

  • Eid Recipes

    Ramadan is almost over, and we all know what that means. It is the countdown to the joyous celebration of Eid-Ul-Fitr. The festival is celebrated by preparing feisty dishes, including beef, chicken and mutton.

  • Iftar with sauce: the last call

    As we are reaching the final leg of the iftar journey , The Daily Star and PRAN sauce jointly presents “Iftar with sauce: the last call” to help you serve up delectable sauce filled iftars!

  • Iftar with sauce: the encore edition

    Mix the flour, chilli powder, 1 tablespoon PRAN sweet chilli sauce, cumin, salt and baking powder together in a bowl. Gradually whisk in 2 cups cold water until a thick, smooth batter is formed. Heat the oil in a large pan. Dip each piece of vegetable into the batter then lower into the hot oil. Fry for 3-4 minutes depending on the size of the vegetables. Remove from heat and drain on paper towels. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with remaining chilli sauce.

  • Iftar with Sauce

    For Ramadan, you have probably done all your grocery shopping for iftar, but have you gotten the one thing that can is the synonym for soulmate for all your spicy food? That's right, its tomato sauce. And with that, for all the iftars of this Ramadan, The Daily Star and PRAN sauce jointly presents “Iftar with sauce”.

  • Favourite summer recipes

    Food is one of the most significant aspects in any Bengali celebration. Breakfast till dinner, the menu can range from Luchi/puri, pitha, sandesh to parathas, vegetable or meat curries, khichuri -dim, pulao and chicken roast.

  • Delights across the border

    A Gujarati dish made from roasted and cooked broken wheat, Lapsi is sweetened with extra sugar and pleasantly flavoured with cardamom powder. Roasting the broken wheat in ghee gives lapsi a rich brown colour, an intense aroma, and rich flavour.

  • With a dollop of ghee

    Classic Bengali fish biryani is enough to make one's mouth water. There is an interesting story behind this Bengali delicacy. Biryani in Bengal evolved from Lucknow when the last Nawab of Awadh was exiled to

  • Lentil: Our super soup

    Those who can recall the decade of the '80s, a time when entertainment primarily came in the form of BTV, Bangladesh Betar and nothing more, the government sponsored campaigns on health, hygiene and other social issues, which were enough to put us youngsters to sleep way before bedtime.

  • Chutney and achar

    Come summer, it's time to stock up on pickles! So, don't lose this opportunity to add a jar of lip-smacking pickle to your store.