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…

Sattu Cake,…vegetarian & gluten free

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, inspite of all odds this year and wishing you all a very very happy, healthy and peaceful year ahead. Hope the new year will mark the beginning of a fresh spirit putting an end to all the sufferings that we left behind. May this new year bring many…

Dheki shaak…savouring the wild greens

Saag or greens are one of the important components of Indian meals which have always made their presence felt in diverse ways since ancient times . Dheki shaak or saag is a very simple and a basic dish in parts of eastern India like in Bengal & Assam as well as in the neighbouring Nepal…

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….

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…

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…

Broccoli Dry Fry : a lockdown relish

Hello everyone ! 😊😊 We are back after a long gap, with this simple delight packed with nutrients. This curry tastes awesome & goes absolutely well with rice, roti or chapati and will make you well pleased. Though the season for broccoli is over now, but for those who love to have broccolis, managing to…

Fried Curd Rice ; a must try for those who don’t like curd-rice

With this continued plight, everyone in the world is going through similar kind of feelings & sufferings and we all hope that everything will be fine very soon. In this tough time, we are truly blessed being able to feed ourselves sufficiently and we genuinely feel for those of our fellow citizens who are finding…

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…

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…