Cholar Daler Pitha – a flavour of Poush Shankranti

Poush Parbon , Makar Sankranti, Bihu, Pongal, Bhogi or Lohri by whichever name you may like to call this harvest festival, which is a pan-Indian one and which is a prominent festival in the eastern Indian states of West Bengal and Assam, is all about Pithey Chirey or Pitha with all the freshly harvested goodies…

Sattu Cake,…vegetarian & gluten free

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, inspite of all odds this year and wishing you all a very very happy, healthy and peaceful year ahead. Hope the new year will mark the beginning of a fresh spirit putting an end to all the sufferings that we left behind. May this new year bring many…

Dheki shaak…savouring the wild greens

Saag or greens are one of the important components of Indian meals which have always made their presence felt in diverse ways since ancient times . Dheki shaak or saag is a very simple and a basic dish in parts of eastern India like in Bengal & Assam as well as in the neighbouring Nepal…

Daliya Barfi,…the Vegan way.

Hope you had a fabulous Diwali….🙂 On the occasion of these auspicious five days of Deepawali festivities beginning with Dhanteras and culminating with Bhai Dooj , I am sharing this recipe of Dalia lentil barfi with you all , which you may try for your sweet celebrations. Hope you are really going to like it….

Vermicelli laddoo for Ganpati Bappa

“Ganesh Chaturthi” marks the beginning of autumn festivities in India. Hope Lord Ganesha brings with him a new beginning, ending all the sufferings & misery prevailing in this world due to the ongoing pandemic. With Lord ganesha, the Vignaharta or the destroyer of hindrance to be on our side, nothing can literally dampen our spirits…

Celebration with Aam Kheer

Jai Shri Krishna !!  Lord Shri Krishna’s birth celebrations went off this year silently with no dahi handis, no bhajan kirtans, no elaborate distribution of prasad among the devotees. We are left with no choice but to celebrate them in the confines of our home, gathering all the gaiety and joy. I guess this was…

Dim Shondesh…A sweet treat for Rakshabandhan

Happy Rakshabandhan !   Rakshabandhan just like any other festival is quite different this year, as we are compromising on something or the other. However celebrations are celebrations after all and we don’t want to give them a miss. Despite the gloom and melancholy that covid or the circumstances has surrounded the humanity with, we…

Roasted Raw Mango Ice Pops

The continued consternation of COVID-19 has made our lives so much dreary and frustrating that we all need to do something new and exciting everyday in order to keep our spirits alive and keep ourselves going. These sweet and sour ice pops are amazing for giving a boost to your mood & savouring those fun…

Broccoli Dry Fry : a lockdown relish

Hello everyone ! 😊😊 We are back after a long gap, with this simple delight packed with nutrients. This curry tastes awesome & goes absolutely well with rice, roti or chapati and will make you well pleased. Though the season for broccoli is over now, but for those who love to have broccolis, managing to…

Sweet Potato Vegan Shondesh/Sandesh

Shondesh is one of the popular and most loved sweets after rosogollas, among all other Bengali sweets and desserts. Myself being a dessert person, fall for this yummiest sweet that can be made in innumerable ways and I just love them in their every form, as every shondesh has its own attributes & uniqueness that…