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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

Gaajar Bata with goodness of Carrots

  Various forms of batas (meaning ground) are always fondly enjoyed in Bengali meals and are very common as a regular item in many households. Not only in Bengali households, they are also very popular throughout the entire eastern part of India. Batas are nothing but a simple ground paste of just anything, seasoned with…