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…

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…

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,…

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…

Tricolor Frozen Delight

Foodiestreasure wishes you all a very very happy 75th Indian independence day. We are back after a long time and that too on this occasion, as the spirit of our independence is so overwhelming that we indians go out of our way to celebrate its splendour, setting aside all our agonies. As the temperature is…

Kaancha Tok; The sweet & sour summer coolant.

Hi!! In this burning heat and scorching sun of summer, I want to introduce you to this astonishing, authentic Bengali coolant which can be had either in the form of a refreshing drink or as a meal accompaniment. This traditional coolant is named Kaancha Tok meaning raw sweet & sour chutney in Bengali. While having…