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…

Coffee Kalakand; a sweet ending to the autumn festivities…

Kalakand is one of the most sought after sweets in India along with rasgulla and gulab jamun. This incredibly delicious sweet is always a part of our celebrations especially during this festive season from Dussehra to Bhai Dooj, when we indulge in our sweet mania forgetting all our health regime. Kalakand is believed to have…

Stuffed Flat beans fritters

Flat beans are commonly visible vegetables available in the market in winter. Usually, they are at their best in the beginning of the season i.e. in the prime of winter when they are fresh, thin and tender. However you can enjoy them during the entire season with different preparations based on the texture of the…

Stuffed Tricolour Parantha

Khaane mein bhi,……tiranga lehraaya apna pyaara !!….🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 Wishing you all a very Happy 72nd Indian Republic Day !! Celebrating the spirit of our much adored tricolour, the symbolic of our Indianness, in food. As Indians, on this day we celebrate our unity in diversity, our multilingual and multicultural identity which is unified into a single…

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…