Tricolour Shondesh

When two auspicious occasions come together and you want to celebrate the best of both, what would you do? Now, that it has happened with us with the Republic day and the Vasant Panchami coming on same date, I was torn apart to do justice with both of them. One is the religious festival of…

Steamed Patishapta

Wish you all a wonderful Poush Parbon, Bihu, Bhogi, Pongal, Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan !… As we all know, this is an auspicious day in the Hindu calendar and also an important harvest festival throughout the country which makes it a feasting extravaganza for our society, which was primarily of agrarian origin. My family being…

Kangsoi : The Manipuri Delight

With this post wishing you all a very healthy & flavorful new year ahead. Kangsoi is a dish from the Meitei community of Manipur in Northeastern India. This authentic, traditional dish of Manipur is a very simple and totally oil free, water-based stew or curry which is prepared simply by cooking the ingredients (vegetables and…

Eggless Orange Choco Muffins with Orange Shrikhand Frosting

Winter is here and as every season brings with them their own bounties, winter too is bountiful with its oranges, date palm jaggery and so on. The star fruit of winter season at least in India are the oranges or the lovely orange coloured tangy sweet citrus fruits. There are numerous varieties of citrus oranges…

Nolen Gurer Boil Cake/ Bhapa Shondesh…..a low sugar delight.

Boil cake or boiled cheesecake is a healthy sweetmeat prepared by simply boiling the freshly prepared chhena with mild sugar and flavour. This sweet was quite common in the sweet shops here in our city almost until a decade ago, but nowadays its availability has remarkably reduced, perhaps due to the onslaught of more popular…

Indian Empanadas : the savoury Gujiya

Empanadas are a kind of baked or fried dumplings consisting of pastry & filling where the filling is wrapped or coated in a bread or dough. They can be described as siblings of Indian Gujiya, which are usually sweet dumplings made by coating dough around sweet fillings prepared from mawa or sooji along with coconut…

Kesa Mithoi

Northeastern India encompasses a treasure of unique recipes that are lesser known across the country. Kesa mithoi is one such humble recipe from the house of Assamese traditional cuisine. Traditionally, rice flour is a very common ingredient used in many of the unique snacks & sweets made here in Assam. The most common among them…

Chhanar Daalna

Bengali cuisine usually has multiple course meals where one course is served after another in a series and that too one or two at a time which is unique in entire Asia and is similar to french cuisine. Even a typical and simplest of Bengali  menu is usually comprised of  multiple and distinctive items.  Chhaanar Daalna…

Tiranga Cookies

Since this is the 76th Independence day and our Independent India has completed 75 years of its independence, the celebration has never been bigger and grander than this time with the nationwide huge Har Ghar Tiranga (Tricolour in each household) campaign. Even though the celebration of Tricolour during our Independence day had always been there,…

Must have summer shots : Adraki Imli and Chatpata Jamun

Summer brings in loads of fond memories from childhood when nothing bothered us more than those little moments of pleasure, when we rejoiced every bit of the present without any thought of the past or the future. Perhaps we knew better at that time that it’s the way actually to live a fulfilling life. But…