The organiser of the stall, Mr. Bhaskar Roy gave a description of the food items they had prepared on the 1st Day of the Surajkund Mela. They had ‘Chanar Cutlet’ or the paneer cutlet; ‘Mochar Chop’ – Chops made of banana spadix (the red conical flower which blossoms at the tip of the banana bunch); ‘Beguni’ – slices of egg plant (brinjal) dipped in the batter of besan and fried deep enough to bring out the succulence of the egg plant slice, accompanied with freshly ground mustard sauce – the freshness of the mustard was so evident that it’s ‘hit’ went through the nostrils till the back of the neck ; ‘Sutir Kachuri’ – maida puris stuffed with mashed green peas served with ‘Chholar Dal – Narial Diye ( begal gram Dal garnished with grated coconut). The Chana Dal had just been cooked enough to retain it’s fullness and bring out the aroma of the Dal. And in the ‘sweets’, it was……….. (no prizes for guessing !) ….yes !…..yess…..!! ……yessss !!! The indomitable…….. “Shondesh”!!!!
This was the menu on the 1st day of the Mela. ‘Aheli’ will keep changing the dishes every day and there will be more from the Bengali cuisine for the visitors.
A ‘must visit’ while you are at the Surajkund Craft’s Mela !