Friday, August 8, 2014

The Bong Connection Revisited....

"The cue is picked and the 'cohort' identified...
The snow-white plateau of rice-envelope in sight...
The touch of 'gondhoraj' as a 'uplifting crest'...
The guilt-free delight on offer, it's an ornate 'fest'....

Served hot with tenderness in store...
'Mustard hilsa's gratifying to the core...
The melamine's partnership to yield smiles...

"Joy Bangali" - Resounds through the 'miles'!...."

Well, honestly speaking, today's a big day. And the answer to your obvious question is, because I have cooked for the first time in my life. As I had cited in my last post "The Bong Connection" , there's a seriously 'fishy' connection as far as the bong-food-love is concerned and why not? When there's so much of fidelity attached to the entire scheme of things, the output turns out to be a delectable one. But then, this is my first real venture with the 'art of cooking', that too, under the vigilant supervision of my mom (Gah! She's too skeptical at time I presume)....I have mostly been on the other side of the table; being an active part of the Kolkata Food Bloggers, I have been the 'critic' , the connoisseur so far. Yes, Round 2 was quite a challenge to me and I decided to take it to the 'next level'...haha, I'm kidding actually. I literally struggled through the entire process, hustling with the 'flame-adjustment', handling the 'fragile' fish-slice, gauging the right proportion of seasoning, garnishing and what not- It was quite an acid-test of my perseverance. Gosh! How do the chef's manage to produce such piquant variety on the platter, eh? That's some serious talent. But then, the good part is, the outcome seemed to be decent enough...yes, I managed to earn a rating of B from my grand-mom...and that's a pretty high score considering her discernible proficiency in this genre. Booyeah! It's an 'esteemed debut' at the kitchen I'd say- Mission accomplished...So ladies and gentlemen...I hereby present to you the traditional, enticing, luscious and super- 'savory' Shorshe Ilish (Mustard Hilsa)- the perfect Bong reprise. And yes, I have to mention that the delightful partnership that it has managed to stitch with the set of exquisite Borosil dishes (sent as the reward for a 'lyrical performance' in Round I of the competition), is just exemplary. Alright then, let's hand it over to the pictures to do the talking....

The Bong Connection Revisited - My first attempt at cooking, do let me know your feedback....
The Bong Connection Revisited - The super-tempting Shorshe Ilish, straight out of the 'heat'  ;)
The Bong Connection Revisited - The perfect Bong reprise, the beautiful set-up courtesy Borosil... 
The Bong Connection Revisited - The Hilsa before it was 'consumed'..looks tempting.. isn't it?
The Bong Connection Revisited - 'Beauty' on the platter....
This photo blog has been 'penned down' as a part of the "My Beautiful Food" contest Round 2 brought to you by Borosil in association with Indiblogger. You can check my other food-related posts & restaurant review's here.
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