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Saptarshi Chakraborty
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The boy from Calcutta, who never left.
The boy from Calcutta, who never left.

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Calcutta Coffee House Egg Sandwich

Calcutta's coffee houses are teeming with loud argumentative women and men at all times of the day. They serve coffee and finger food that we love (Mutton Afghani with buttered toasts, anyone?). The egg sandwiches, along with coffee, are the perfect first order, even before you have had time to gauge your appetite or mood.

Interestingly, these Coffee Houses are managed and run as workers’ cooperatives, which makes the employees the owners of the café. The Coffee House is an institution in Calcutta, and has been at the centre of many a debate, discussion, and revolution. Even the current employee-owned iteration of the chain is the result of a historic labour movement of the 1950s, spearheaded by Communist leader, A.K. Gopalan, which passed the ownership of the cafés into the hands of the workers.

Full Recipe: https://goo.gl/t8dLgZ

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Calcutta Coffee House Egg Sandwich.

Calcutta's coffee houses are teeming with loud argumentative women and men at all times of the day. They serve coffee and finger food that we love (Mutton Afghani with buttered toasts, anyone?). The egg sandwiches, along with coffee, are the perfect first order, even before you have had time to gauge your appetite or mood.

Interestingly, these Coffee Houses are managed and run as workers’ cooperatives, which makes the employees the owners of the café. The Coffee House is an institution in Calcutta, and has been at the centre of many a debate, discussion, and revolution. Even the current employee-owned iteration of the chain is the result of a historic labour movement of the 1950s, spearheaded by Communist leader, A.K. Gopalan, which passed the ownership of the cafés into the hands of the workers.

Full Text: https://goo.gl/t8dLgZ

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Jhuri Alu Bhaja OR Shoestring Potato Fries...

...or deep-fried julienned potatoes, are a hot (and crunchy) favourite. Parents make kids eat their dal and vegetables by bribing them with these delicious fries. Those kids grow up to be adults who can now finally eat as much alu bhaja as they want. The recipe is simple. But like french fries, there's a technique to making these. Unlike french fries, though, alu bhaja can be made with far less fuss.

Even if you have no intention of making these yourself, surely there can be no better use of your time than staring at the glory that is deep-frying potatoes?

Full Text:: https://goo.gl/Y8c6op


#vegan #vegetarian #deepFried #fries #bengali #indian 

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Jhuri Alu Bhaja OR Shoestring Potato Fries

Even if you have no intention of making these yourself, surely there can be no better use of your time than staring at the glory that is deep-frying potatoes?

Full Text:: https://goo.gl/Y8c6op
Jhuri Aloo Bhaja...

...or deep-fried julienned potatoes, are a hot (and crunchy) favourite. Parents make kids eat their dal and vegetables by bribing them with these delicious fries. Those kids grow up to be adults who can now finally eat as much alu bhaja as they want. The recipe is simple. But like french fries, there's a technique to making these. Unlike french fries, though, alu bhaja can be made with far less fuss.

#vegan #vegetarian #deepFried #fries #bengali #indian 

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NEW VIDEO! Lau'er Khosha Bhaja or Stir-fried Bottle Gourd Peels

Bengal has been through hard times. Two disastrous famines (1770 and 1943), the Partition of India in 1947, and a number of instances of large-scale migration. In such desperate times, people turned to scraps, not-so-fresh vegetable rejects at the bazaar, and tough, fibrous parts of plants that no one thought to eat previously. The shrewd skills of the cooks, the women of the household, were called upon to make these throwaway items delectable.

Several such recipes have survived to the modern day.
Times may not be so tough, but the fact that we still actively seek out and prepare such dishes is testament to the sheer genius of our foremothers.

Text Recipe at: https://bongeats.com/recipe/lauer-khosha-bhaja/

#bengali #veg #vegan #kolkata #calcutta #indian

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NEW VIDEO! Lau'er Khosha Bhaja or Stir-fried Bottle Gourd Peels

Bengal has been through hard times. Two disastrous famines (1770 and 1943), the Partition of India in 1947, and a number of instances of large-scale migration. In such desperate times, people turned to scraps, not-so-fresh vegetable rejects at the bazaar, and tough, fibrous parts of plants that no one thought to eat previously. The shrewd skills of the cooks, the women of the household, were called upon to make these throwaway items delectable.

Several such recipes have survived to the modern day.
Times may not be so tough, but the fact that we still actively seek out and prepare such dishes is testament to the sheer genius of our foremothers.

Text Recipe at: https://bongeats.com/recipe/lauer-khosha-bhaja/

#bengali #veg #vegan #kolkata #calcutta #indian

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This week's recipe is Lau'er Khosha Bhaja, a quick stir-fry of bottle gourd peels. Bengal has been through hard times. Two disastrous famines (1770 and 1943), the Partition of India in 1947, and a number of instances of large-scale migration. In such desperate times, people turned to scraps, not-so-fresh vegetable rejects at the bazaar, and tough, fibrous parts of plants that no one thought to eat previously. The shrewd skills of the cooks, the women of the household, were called upon to make these throwaway items delectable. Several such recipes have survived to the modern day. Times may not be so tough, but the fact that we still actively seek out and prepare such dishes is testament to the sheer genius of our foremothers.

Text Recipe at: https://bongeats.com/recipe/lauer-khosha-bhaja/


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This week's recipe is Lau'er Khosha Bhaja, a quick stir-fry of bottle gourd peels. Bengal has been through hard times. Two disastrous famines (1770 and 1943), the Partition of India in 1947, and a number of instances of large-scale migration. In such desperate times, people turned to scraps, not-so-fresh vegetable rejects at the bazaar, and tough, fibrous parts of plants that no one thought to eat previously. The shrewd skills of the cooks, the women of the household, were called upon to make these throwaway items delectable. Several such recipes have survived to the modern day. Times may not be so tough, but the fact that we still actively seek out and prepare such dishes is testament to the sheer genius of our foremothers.

Text Recipe at: https://bongeats.com/recipe/lauer-khosha-bhaja/

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