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Daab mushroom ( mushroom cooked in tender coconut)

Subho Poila Boishakh Pahela Baishakh or Bengali New Year also called Pohela Boishakh is the traditional new year day of the Bengali people .It is celebrated on 14 April. Poila Baisakh is also known as Nobo Borsho. This festival is celebrated with much fervour, zeal and happiness all across West Bengal and Bangladesh.This period usually falls in the mid-April according to the Gregorian calendar. This year, it will be celebrated on April 15 ....on the occasion of Nobo Borsho . Last year almost at this time when I shifted home to Kolkata, being a non Bengali, I was wondering why all my Bong friends are wishing each other a Happy New Year in the middle of April. Then I realised they are following The Bengali calendar or Bangabdo refers to  sidereal solar Hindu calendar, which starts from Poila Baisakh (or the first day of the month of Baisakh) and it generally falls on the 14th of April.  Bengalis take the first day of the year very seriously. And, when I say seriously that means whole …