jalebis are my favourite indian dessert! i'm so desperately craving jaleabis now..are the jalebis in calcutta better than those we buy at kailash parbhat in bombay?
me too.i just love them.jalebis must be extremely sweet,hot and crisp.they then taste heavenly.calcutta jalebis are equally good.in the north,it is generally taken during breakfast and followed up with some milk.
my favourite cal mishti is 'nalen gurer sandesh'. you get the best stuff during winter when you have plenty of fresh gur. when you bite into the sandesh your teeth sink into delicious warm gur. you get the best ones near where my parents live in chandannagar. it's about 40 mins from howrah by local train. apparently it was one of the colonies of the french in india and has a very unique blend of bengali and french culture....
i have tasted natun gurer sandesh both in calcutta and bhubaneshwar.for some strange reason the orissa one tasted sweeter,though the calcutta sandesh is more famous.i travelled to chandernagore when i was about 11 years and i have faint recollections of this town.lulu,during your next visit to india,we can extend our stay in kolkata and drive down to cnagore.maybe we can call on rums' parents too.
that would be super! my parents would love to have you over. my parents grow their own veggies so you guys can have some great bengali organic vegetarian food :)
many thanks for the invite.i love bengali veggie food.in fact we had the sliced fried brinjal for dinner tonight.our girl cook is a semi-bengali.a maharashtrian married to a bengali.her husband passed away several years ago.she is young and has a son who lives in kolkata.she has integrated well into her inlaw's family and even speaks bengali!.i teach her a little bit of bengali veg 'ranna'.as we don't use mustard oil as a cooking medium,the original taste is just not there.
i'm very jealous of the all the two way dialogue on your blog, dad! that's the way blogs are supposed to work :)
now it may become threeway with your m-i-l joining too.simbly put!
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