How we celebrated our Bengali new year, what we kind of foods we had, there would be a different story if we were celebrating this day in Bengal. Staying far away from home to a foreign land the story of the celebration day is nothing so special. The very day just passed like a common and busy day. My Husband went to office and my daughter to her school. I buried myself with all the household chores. Just to illuminate the festive mood I cooked a couple of speciality dishes, what we usually cook in a festive occasion and one of my family’s favourite taste. Food is an integrated part of any festival. And mainly in this New Year day fare of delectable dishes are served in the lunch and dinner menu. But at my home I just cooked a dish with Ilish/Hilsa fish which is probably the Bengali's first love, with coconut milk. This dish is mainly famous in the Eastern part of bengal.
Pulav or polao, the most famous and common festive dish in the Bengali houses.
And my husband’s and daughter’s favourite Saag chicken/palak chicken or Spinach chicken.
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Apart from what I cooked, the most precious gift I had in this New Year day was the first craft made by my ready to turn three years old daughter which she brought home from her school. She came jumping and hugged me, saying “Mama this is for you”. I was just on the verge of the watery line with the intense feeling joy and surprise. Just on that day I posted and shared my childhood memories with you all where I mentioned about the creative cards exchange and I also shared that might be I would get those days back through my daughter. Didn’t guess, that, this wish would come so soon to me and would make my day so beautiful and special like this.