Odisha Kanika |Mitha Pulao |Sweet Rice
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Odisha Kanika |Mitha Pulao |Sweet Rice

The dishes from Odisha – Sweet or Savory are easy on your palette and mainly because they use less oil and spices. Be it the world famous Chenna Poda, Manda Pitha , Kheer or  even the Khira Gaintha. Simple ingredients yet amazing taste. The food is usually made fresh and daily with locally grown produce. The cuisine of…

Pumpkin Fritters, Pumpkin Gulgula, Mini Pumpkin Donuts
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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…

Mishti Doi Cheesecake/Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
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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…

Sandesh [shon-daesh], How to make Sandesh
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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…