Bangla Ranna : The Bengal Cookbook

Minakshie Das Gupta, UBSPD, 2002, Second Revised Edition, x, 218 p, ISBN : 8174762051, $25.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Bangla Ranna : The Bengal Cookbook /Minakshie DasGupta

Contents: Introduction. 1. Eating the Bengali way. 2. General instructions. 3. Glossary. 4. Aunno cereals. 5. Dal. 6. Tarkari—vegetables. 7. Maach—fish. 8. Mangsho, murgi o dim—meat, chicken and eggs. 9. Anglo-Indian recipes. 10. Ambol, tauk, achar—chutneys and pickles. 11. Jal khabar—snacks. 12. Mishti—sweets. 13. Paan o moshla. Index.

"Bangla Ranna is not just another cookbook of Bengali cuisine. It is the first book in English on Bengali cooking with step-by-step instructions. It also specifies the exact quantities of ingredients which help in preparing each dish to perfection.

This book contains over 200 tried and tested recipes ranging from starters—shukto to vegetable dishes including chochories and dalnas, to fish, shell fish, poultry and meats—and ending with desserts and sweets.

There are special sections on jhol khabar (snacks) and on Anglo-Indian specialities. Compiled in the order of "eating the Bengali way", there are over 50 vegetarian recipes with family specialities like khoshar chochorie (stir fry vegetable peels!).

This new edition of Bangla Ranna has been revised and updated with special recipes for microwave cooking. A must for every cook, beginner or gourmet."

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