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A “jewel of the Bengali mother’s jewelry box” Goyna Bori, alternatively known as Naksha Bori or Gohona Bori or ornamental Daler Bori is a unique item. Ornamental designs are made by using pulse paste for use as fried delicacy during various festivals. It is made by artists from Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. Prime ingredients used are Cowpea, Postodana/Poppy seed and various types of Spices with Postodana/Poppy seeds as its base. It is so delicate & unique that Rabindranath Tagore got so attracted that he preserved photographs of Goyna Bori in the art building of Shantinikatan. Due to lack of patronage this wonderful culinary art of Bengal is losing its eminence. Menu Maker the brand has been established with the focus to promote & revive such delicacies of Bengal which have lost its way in the kitchens.
Goyna bori has a distinct and strong flavor that adds depth to dishes, making it a popular ingredient in Bengali cuisine. It is also a good source of protein and adds a crispy texture to dishes. Goyna bori can be found in specialty stores that carry Bengali ingredients or can be made at home with the right ingredients and equipment.
This Goyna Bori was thoroughly praised by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore. Even, Nandalal Bose described it as a jewel of the Bengali mother's jewelry box.
|Specialty||Suitable for vegetarians|
|Country of Origin||India|
|Used||Prime ingredients used while making this Goyna Bori are Cowpea, Poppy seed and various type of Spices with Bengali Posto (Poppy seeds) as its base|
|Shelf life||6 months|