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Nilanjan Hajra
  Rice, meat of young bull, ghee and salt. No. These are not the basic ingredients of the excellent Beef Biryanis served across the Indian subcontinent. For such a recipe you must refer to the following shloka:   Atha ya icchet putro me pandito vigeetah samitimgamah susshrooshitaam  vaacham…
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Manjari Chowdhury in conversation with Somrita Urni Ganguly
Somrita: We’re in the Entally Market region of Calcutta. This is located in the heart of Central Calcutta. In pre-Independence India upper caste Hindus didn’t stay in the Entally Market region primarily because of the presence of a slaughter house, as also the presence of the tanneries in Tangra…
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Somrita Urni Ganguly
Nawab Wajid Ali Shah, the tenth and last ruler of Oudh, who was on the throne from 1847 to 1856, is said to have brought the biryani to Calcutta in 1856, when he settled in Metiabruz, on the outskirts of Calcutta, an impeached, broken ruler. The Nawab, who is known to have been a patron of music,…
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Suvajit Halder
Bengal has been famous for its food and cuisine ever since the establishment of civilization in the landscape of gluttons, made up of the sovereign state of Bangladesh (earlier East Bengal or East Pakistan) and the Indian state of West Bengal, with a total area of more than 228,000 square…
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