Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pitha utshob

Yesterday was 21 February - International Mother Language Day. Luckily it was weekend here. It was planned earlier that we will meet in Miraj vi's home around 5 pm and all the vabis will come with different kinds of "pitha(sorry for I don't know the exact English word for pitha, some say its cake but I don't think so. Cake doesn't represent what pitha really is). We named this event "Pitha Utshob"(pitha festival).


Around 5 pm we went to Miraj vi's home. Within very short time we became so hungry, may be knowing that lots of pithas are waiting for us in the kitchen. All the vabis came with different kinds of pitha. Just after 6 pm they came and asked us to taste those. We were amazed to see them; all of them were wearing sari. Not only that, they were wearing it in a traditional way like the Bangladeshi village ladies do wear it. As we went to kitchen we found lots of variations; most of those are sweet item, only 2 of them are hot and salty. So far I remember there were vaba pitha, jhaler pitha, pati shapta, pakon pitha, jhal puli pitha, narkel(coconut) puli pitha, 2 types of dudh puli pitha. After a long time we were enjoying those things. All of those are so delicious.


After finishing the pitha we were gossiping while having tea. Then miraj vi told us we can also take dinner in his home. He just needed some volunteers to cook the chicken curry. We agreed. Finally Miraj vi and Moni vabi(Miraj vi's wife) cooked it and they didn't needed us as volunteers. We took dinner around 1030 pm, again gossiped and finally left around 1 am. It was a nice gathering. We had some pictures also. Here goes few of those.






The dishes are on the table. More to come.





People started to grab the pitha acccording to choice.





Having tea after lots of sweet items





Vabis are in sari. From left Ema vabi, Moni vabi and mou vabi.





Nice couple Rajit vi and Mou vabi.





Another nice couple - Kamal vi and Ema vabi.




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3 comments:

TASNIM said...

SABASH EAMON.
PICTURE DEKHE KHUB VALO LAGLO.
AMI DESH E THEKEO EIBAR TAMON PITHA KHAI NI.
VALO THEKO EAMON.

TASNIM said...

eamon,
tumi kothae?
tomake keo online e pae na.
kamon acho?
ami kono mote beche achi.

eamon said...

Tasnim, ami valoi asi... ami online eo thaki but kokhon thaki thik nai... ar time difference er karone karo shathe kotha hoy na... tomar to valo vabei beche thakar kotha :)

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