Mixed Fruit Smoothie : A healthful treat

Smoothies are the easiest food to prepare on earth, healthy to the core, colourful, aromatic and can be made the way you like, whether you want to make it a hundred per cent natural one or you want to add artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners or dairy to it to enhance its’ taste and appeal. Smoothies…

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…

Nolen Gurer Kaacha Golla / Date palm jaggery flavoured cottage cheese balls

Maha Shivratri has arrived and it is one of  the most significant festivals of the year in the Hindu calendar. Just like any other festival or occasion in India, this too is incomplete without sweetmeats and desserts. On the occasion of Maha Shivratri, I thought of preparing Nolen Gur ( date palm ) flavoured Kaacha Golla. Kaacha golla (…

A Soupy Delight with Mustard Greens

Bidding farewell to winter for the year, let us relish on Lai Paata for the last time of the season with this delightful, nutritious and comforting soup. Greens are always in demand for good health and winter is a time when you get a lot of fresh alluring greens around you like spinach, lettuce or…

Vasant Panchami Special : Orange Flavoured Mishti Doi/Sweetened Yoghurt

Vasant Panchami or Shree Panchami festival is celebrated all over India with great fervour with some regional variations which mark the end of winter and the arrival of the spring season. In many regions across India, this day is devoted to the worship of goddess Saraswati, who is considered as the embodiment of knowledge and skills…

Coconut samosa…..a delectable savoury for the coconut lovers

When coconuts are piled up in your kitchen in plenty, especially after the festivals of Makar Sankranti, Navaratri or Deepawali and you are wondering what to do with them, it is not a bad idea to make a savoury snack out of the left over coconuts in order to get rid of the continued sugar…

Tekeli Pitha of Assam…..the savoury chapter

Wishing you a Happy Makar Sankranti /Bihu /Pongal /Uttarayan !! Makar Sankranti marks an end of the winter festivities that had started with the spirit of Christmas and has continued through the month. Makar Sankranti has vivid forms and flavours and are celebrated as festival of new harvest all over India during this time. It…

Vegetable stew……a must try in winter

With the arrival of winter local markets are flooded with attractive, colourful, tempting and healthy vegetables. You have a plenty options to choose from and you are just spoilt for choice. The prices go down reasonably and you just cannot stop and end up buying everything that is on offer. However, what will you do…

New Year Wishes with a sweet beginning

Wishing all my visitors & followers a wonderful year ahead…May the new year bring everything that you desire & dream for. This is a wonderful time when we all, throughout the world unite with the same zeal & enthusiasm to celebrate the advent of new year with new spirit, new hopes & aspirations. Let’s begin…

Pumpkin and corn soup…a wintery comfort

Winter calls for enjoying your evening snack time to the fullest. Delicious savories and soups are in the most wanted menu. Who doesn’t enjoy a hot and delicious bowl of soup in a chilling winter evening or night? Also, in some cultures around the world, soups are a must have before dinner, as an appetizer….