Taste of Eastern India: Delicious, Authentic Bengali Meals You Need to Try

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Author: Kankana Saxena

Publisher: Page Street Publishing

ISBN: 9781624146039

Page Count: 192

List Price: $29.99

Playful Bengali recipes come to your kitchen with rich spice blends and hearty dishes that satisfy those gustatory cultural cravings.


Kankana Saxena, creator of the popular food blog Playful Cooking, brings fun back to the kitchen with recipes inspired by her upbringing in India. A mix of sweet and savory chutneys, carb-laden breads and rices and aromatic, hearty dishes like slow-cooked chicken offer depth of flavor and lots of spices, indicative of traditional Bengali cooking.

If you're looking for a meal to satisfy body and soul, try one of Saxena's must-have dishes like drool-worthy eggplant fritters (beguni) or fried puffed bread (luchi) as well as sweet tastes like spongy cottage cheese in sugar syrup (roshogolla) or lentil- and rice-flour cakes (daler pitha). Each bite is rich and delicious, and every recipe is as fun to make as it is to eat.

Saxena has garnered a strong social following, with recipes created for her husband, son and friends. She takes her own beautiful food photos and her blog has grabbed the attention of Plated, SAVEUR and Huffpost. This book will have 75 recipes and 75 photos.

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