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…

Instant Dahi Vada

Wishing you all a very happy, colourful and indeed delicious Holi ! 😊😊….. Festivities continue to cheer up our lives, especially in India with its varied forms and flavours that brings its own charm & essence with it. Holi,..the festival of colours is one of such vibrant celebrations where we Indians dispose off our hardships…

Sweet Potato Pulao

      !! Om Namah Shivay !! Maha Shivaratri or Shivaratri has arrived finally which marks an important festival in the Hindu calendar devoted to lord Shiva or Mahadev. The devotees worship him by bathing him with milk and keeping fast for the whole day. Shivaratri is celebrated in almost every part of India…

Mini Swiss Rolls on a Frying Pan : with Date Palm Jaggery & Coconut Icing

Wish you all a Merry Christmas ! With the advent of winter which is the peak season for nolen gur/date palm jaggery, my mind starts fantasizing about the various ways of experiencing its exquisite flavour. And since this is Christmas time, which exactly coincides with its season, the nolen gur could be very well celebrated…

Khoya Samosa/ Khirer Shingara

Happy Diwali to all my friends & followers with the hope and wish for a bright & beautiful  life ahead…. The great festival of lights is here again and everyone is immersed in its jovial spirit right now. Diyas, lights, fire crackers, garlands and flowers, new clothes and the last but not the least being…

Celebration with a heavenly treat

Wishing all my fellow Indians a very happy Independence Day ! ….the way we unite to commemorate the sacrifices & contributions of our freedom fighters and martyrs after those long years of struggle, the way we celebrate our country India, our identity as Indians and of course our tricoloured national flag or the tiranga which…

Shubho Nababorsho with the sweet Chandropuli

Shubho Nababorsho/ Happy New Year…to all my visitors ! You might have heard about Chondropuli if you are a Bengali, however it is also possible that what you are thinking about is actually Gujjiya or Puli, the popular Indian sweet made during the Indian festivals of Holi and Diwali. For other Indians, who are not…

Holi Special Sweetmeat !! Lobongo Lotika

Wishing you all a bright, joyous and colourful HOLI !!! Holi and Diwali are the two most beautiful & unique festivals of India, one being the festival of colours and the other celebration of lights. For the Indians, Holi calls for rioting with splash of colours, dry and wet, along with experiencing a gastronomic extravaganza savouring…