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

Patishapta with Rabdi (Coconut Crepes Topped with Cardamom Cream Milk)

If we are going to talk about the culinary specialities of each and every state of India, Odisha  is a class apart when it comes to Pithas (Pithas are made from a batter of rice flour or lentil flours, and then shaped and filled with sweet ingredients). None of the festivals or celebrations are completed without … More Patishapta with Rabdi (Coconut Crepes Topped with Cardamom Cream Milk)

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]

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]