Learning Bengali, cooking and a shingara receipe

Shingara are one of my treats whenever I go to Brick Lane in London (along with jalibi and shondesh from Ambala, a Bollywood soundtrack from the compact filmi section in the Bangla music shop, a browse in Rough Trade East and Palanquin spiced tea from Taj Stores).

So I feel heartened that this video has been viewed more than 80,000 times, though whether I’ll have the time to try it out is another matter.

I’ve not cooked much Indian food recently and, when I do, I generally stick to main dishes rather than tasty snacks like shingara.

But the video could be helpful when it comes to language learning – as could this, more readily understandable, on from the other end of the learning scale.

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2 responses to “Learning Bengali, cooking and a shingara receipe

    • They’re a similar sort of thing, but in the shape of a pyramid and with a thicker pastry outer layer. Highly recommended.

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