By Supriyo Hazra
Calcutta, September 28, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / IBNS) Durga Puja is time for trying out the delicacies on the Bengali palate.
Lights, colours, decorations and high spirit is not complete without good food and specially the lip-smacking delicacies that are specially prepared during these days.
So if one is planning for the exact menu he can choose this year to make the season really exciting one then here are few tips that one can follow.
Mahasasthi: The festival commences with Mahashashti as pandals get the last minute touches to welcome visitors. While the organizers decorate the pandals with the colours that they consider to be the most exclusive one, in your home you can cook something really special to herald the festive mood right from the lunch time.
So to start the day one may prefer to prepare some fulko luchi (a secial Bengali fluffy bread) and along with it you may choose alur dam (potato curry), begun bhaja (friend brinjal) or easy looking cholar dal with a topping of coconut to make it really irresistible.
You may prefer to have this menu either for your lunch or your morning heavy breakfast. Even you cannot negate the importance of a beautifully decorated plate of luchi-alur dam for dinner as it is the true choice of any Bengali person.