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Gondhoraj ghol/ Buttermilk flavored with Gondhoraj lemon

Gondhoraj ghol 

Starting Bengali cuisine veg recipes with a very tasty yet healthy drink Gondhoraj ghol .....Gondhraj Ghol marked a special place in my list because of its simplicity and flavour.  This is a light yogurt based drink flavoured with Gondhoraaj lebu/lemon and topped with zest of lebu .Gondhoraj lebu/lemon has a very subtle aroma. It is very widely used by bengolis , a little dash of its juice adds lot of flavor to any dish, or even to normal daal rice. Now -a days a variety of dishes are made using this lime. Gondhoraj Veg curry,  gondhoraaj lebu patta diye daal ( dal with gondhoraj lime leaf), etc, and yes! its leaf also has equally great flavor  Its flavor is very similar to Kafir lime, which is widely used in Thai cuisine.Ghol is basically a bengali version of lassi, only it is thinner in consistency and lighter on the stomach too.

  It is very simple to make Gondhoraj Ghol you just have to follow this step by step recipe ...

  INGREDIENTS:
Thick plain yogurt    200ml

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Kolkata..A Foodies Paradise...


Kolkata ' city of joy ......The moment we got our posting  to Kolkata almost all my friends told me that Kolkata will grow on you and you will get attached to that city ..being in the army, postings and shifting to new places is a regular affair.  I told myself ...what can be so great about a metro city to change my opinion about big cities? ...but...Kolkata does that magic....a city with blue and white surroundings, rich in culture, following old as well as new traditions , mesmerising river banks and over and above it is a foodies paradise ....the more I am exploring the city, I am getting attached to it ......though most of my friends (bong friends ) told me that Kolkata cuisine or bengali cuisine is more favourable for non vegetarians as they are fish and meat lovers ..but when I explored Kolkata ...I found, their veg cuisine is as decorated with tasty dishes as non veg cuisine . I started my food journey with street food  .......phuchka ( panipuri…