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The pure joy of Pujas

  • Published at 08:16 pm September 25th, 2017
  • Last updated at 06:50 pm September 26th, 2017
The pure joy of Pujas
It’s time to decorate the stages with intricate motifs and colours, playfully smear vermilion, and dance on the final night to the music of the dhak. Durga Puja is an ancient festival that brings life to Bengal every year. This holy time bring everyone together to celebrate the Devi, Durga. It’s also a time for families to gather and participate in a delightful way. Like any festive time, Durga Puja brings to life many delectable dishes.

Smart snacking

Between the festivities, the decorating and visiting friends and family, whipping up snacks at a moments notice can prove to be a great challenge. Direct Fresh's wide range of OceanRia veggie and fish balls, Golden Harvest samosas and spring rolls are the quick and delicious fix. And for your favourite alur thorkari, there is always the Golden Harvest parathas to slop up every last bit of the homey sweet-sour gravy.

Frying up a feast

The unique smell of fried begun bhaja, or airy lightness of a fresh luchi involves quite a bit of oil. Fried foods are extremely enticing and nothing quite sets a Puja meal like getting your fingers greasy. Olitalia sunflower oil available at Direct Fresh, ensures that you can have your favourite fried items without the guilt. Rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, sunflower oil actually supports a healthy heart. If you’re one for the crunchy, gooey kolar bora, our sweet chapa kolas and fleshy coconuts are just what you need.

Sweet sensations

Our love for all things sweet is evident in our desserts and our necessity for sweet tea; no puja is complete without the tiny clay pots of firni sprinkled with almond flakes and crimson strands of saffron. Direct Fresh's Biofair Organic Red Quinoa is a healthy and creamy staple for your firni. Quinoa is rich in iron, fibers, vitamins E and B, and essential amino acids, making your dessert decadent but diet friendly.

Maache bhaate Bangali

The opulent Bay of Bengal and Padma River has blessed the region with some of the best varieties of fish and nothing quite complements a steaming bowl of rice like a maach bhaaji and maacher jhol. Running to the fish market in such traffic can be a tremendous waste of time, so we bring the freshest fish to you. With Fresh hilsha, and rupchanda are just a click away from being delivered to your doorstep, thanks to Direct Fresh. They also offer a variety of prawns so you can whip up a decadent bowl of narikel chingri.

Nothing like niramish

Puja brings about our favourite variety of vegetable dishes in opulent, thick gravies. Every household has their own distinct shukto and labra recipe, whether it be the vegetables they use, a splash of milk or a dollop of tamarind. The organic jam alu. mishti kumra, variety of gourds and brinjal available at Direct Fresh will make your shukto all the more memorable. Their fresh potol will add that extra crunch and flavour to your family’s age old aloo posto potol. Add in a bit of their Thai dried mangoes and tamarind to all of your veggie delights for the tangy kick. This Puja Get 10% off on selected items from Direct Fresh. Log on to www.directfreshbd.com