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…

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…

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…

Rohu Fish Kofta Malaikari

Wishing you all a Happy Poila Boishakh ! ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿต๐ŸŒฑ Malaikari or malai curry is one of the most sought after dishes in bengali cuisine specifically prepared with big-size jumbo prawns (golda chingri). This mildly aromatic, rich, velvety curry is smooth and creamy in texture, perhaps this creaminess of the curry testify its name i.e. malaikari…

Bottle Gourd Soup : a deliciously healthy appetizer

Soups are always our first choice when we need something nutritious, light on tummy, yet enjoyable especially during the winters , for a warm and comforting feeling. A variety of vegetables are available in this season that can be easily incorporated in our daily menu in the form of soups when we find it really…

Stuffed papad curry (papad ki subzi)

Wish you all a very happy Vijaya Dashami ! The time of festivities have started again with this Navratri and Durga Puja, and this festive spirit will continue to cheer usย  for the upcoming Diwali, Bhai Dooj and so on. The post pandemic situation has started to normalise a little and we are in a…