This day will not be just another day for me. Sep 18th has marked itself special in my calendar. Taste of Eastern India is released TODAY. 8 years back, if someone had told me a day such as this would come in my life, I would have thought they are crazy! But here it is, my first cookbook on Bengali food, food that I grew up eating, food that I learnt cooking from my Mom and Aunts, food that always takes me back home. I hope you enjoy this book just as much as I enjoyed writing and photographing it.
Here is a quick trailer on what to expect from the book!
Bengalis have an undying love for anything delicious. We are food enthusiast and our dishes are not spicy, rather soothing and sublime. People who are not truly aware of our food style often tend to think that all we eat is fish, possibly for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Occasionally, I even faced questions that if the book has any plant based meals. The fact is, if you dig deep in our every meal, you will realize it is balanced with carb, vegetable and protein. This Bengali cookbook – Taste of Eastern India, is a culmination of a year of hard work and I wish to bring more awareness to this vibrant food culture.
Where to buy?
The book is now available worldwide at any place that sells cookbooks or you could purchase it from the links below:
Barnes and Noble
The Book Depository
Let’s Start with the Basics
For the Love of Rice
Plant- Based Main Dishes
Smack Your Palate
Snack and Sip
Essential Ingredients Used in Bengali Cooking
It has a total of 84 recipes including 35 vegetarian dishes and a chapter dedicated to pure vegetarian (no garlic or onion) plant-based main course. With an array of recipes from vegetarian to non-vegetarian dishes, street foods, snacks, drinks, comfort hearty food, desserts and some long-lost dishes, there is something for every person to indulge on.
I would love to see your creations. So, please use the hash tag #tasteofeasternindia and share on social media. If you want to blog about it, please go ahead and share me the link. I would be more than happy to link back. Also, positive reviews on Amazon really help the author!
Through this book, I hope to bring out the essence of Bengal. I hope these dishes will inspire you to cook and that you will enjoy this cuisine as much as I do.