Baby Potatoes Saraswati Puja is a major festival for Bengali's across the globe; a day celebrated by worshiping the Goddess of Knowledge and all things artistic, it falls on Basant Poornima. Also known as Basant Panchami, this is the first day of spring, and this is the day when everything 'Basanti' or yellow, comes out in full display. In Bengal especially, you will see young girls and women of all ages (even tiny little kids) decked up in yellow sarees or dresses, boys trying their best to woo their female crushes in the 'parar' pandals (local pandals), and the air of festivities is infectious. Food, is another iconic part of the rituals. Khichuri or Khichdi is cooked as a part of the puja rituals, along with 'Labra', a mixed vegetable, sides of fries, chutney, etc. Vegetarian or 'niramish' is traditionally eaten, but of course, no one is stopping you from eating 'Amish' or non-veg either
I made this Shahi Dum Aloo, which we had with Luchis or Bengali-style pooris. While this dish is vegetarian, I have added garlic and onion, which are considered non-veg one can also make this in a pure 'niramish' way.. By Trisha Rudra
British Cuisine The country that ruled the world offers some interesting concoctions of food, mainly based around local ingredients of the English Islands. Traditional English cuisine today is mainly influenced by Victorian times and revolves around a good quality of living.