Pumpkin Fritters, Pumpkin Gulgula, Mini Pumpkin Donuts

Fall is almost here. Exactly a week away from today. Fall in the states mean everything pumpkin.., From your lattes to your cheesecakes to cookies to donuts.  Only after coming to the USA, I realized that there are so many varieties of pumpkin – different sizes, shapes and color. I was taken by the concept … More Pumpkin Fritters, Pumpkin Gulgula, Mini Pumpkin Donuts

Mishti Doi Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

This Misthi Doi Cheesecake is delicate, smooth, luscious and extremely yummy. Not only that, its also super quick and easy to make. I even kept it simpler by not adding a cheesecake crust. Plus, its eggless. What else can we ask for a dessert, right? So, here is the Eggless, Crustless, Misthi Doi (Greek Yogurt) Cheesecake. Excited? And … More Mishti Doi Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Baked Rasgulla

BAKED RASGULLA is pretty much unheard of. Most people are unaware of this sweet dish. I ate this amazingly delicious dessert a few years back in Mayfair, Bhubaneswar. The Baked Rasgulla dish is only available in the cold months which is November and December. I happened to be there for my brother’s wedding around December and … More Baked Rasgulla

Microwave Cardamom Peda (Cardamom Milk Fudge)

The Cardamom Peda or the Cardamom Milk Fudge is a classic and very popular dessert made during festive occasions. The ingredients used are less and very simple. Made with simple ingredients and ready in minutes, nothing else can beat this dessert. If you are crunched for time, then this Microwave Cardamom Peda is your go-to … More Microwave Cardamom Peda (Cardamom Milk Fudge)

Manda Pitha (Rice Dumplings with Coconut Filling)

This Manda Pitha recipe is as vintage as it can get.  This is probably a recipe that goes back to thousand of years. My parents ate it, their parents ate it and their parents’ parents ate it, I’m sure. This is also recipe that just keeps getting better and better as it offers immense possibilities with infinite combinations. … More Manda Pitha (Rice Dumplings with Coconut Filling)

Khira Gaintha/ Kheer Puli (Milky Rice Dumplings)

Let me introduce a very delicate and extremely elevating dessert that’s unique to Odisha and West Bengal. Agreed, this is not a Thandai infused holi dessert, but it’s also a festive dessert, which is made during festivals. This consists of balls of rice four dough soaked in reduced cardamom flavorded milk. The rice flour is cooked … More Khira Gaintha/ Kheer Puli (Milky Rice Dumplings)

Sandesh [shon-daesh], How to make Sandesh

Sandesh [“shon-daesh”] is a sweet treat that is unique to the eastern part of India particularly, West Bengal. Some recipes of Sandesh [“shon-daesh”] call for the use of chhena or paneer (which is made by curdling the milk and separating the whey from it) instead of milk itself. Some people in the region of Bangladesh call it pranahara (heart stealer) which is … More Sandesh [shon-daesh], How to make Sandesh