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)

Easy Cake Napoleon

Cake Napoleon or Mille-feuille is a French pastry traditionally, made up of layers of puff pastry alternating with layers of pastry cream. I tried Cake Napoleon in a local brunch place here called – Towercafe and I have been a fan of this desert since then. I used to think it must be one complicated cake to … More Easy Cake Napoleon

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. Its Khira Gaintha or Kheer Puli. 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 flavored milk. … More Khira Gaintha|Kheer Puli |Milky Rice Dumplings

Cardamom Cream Cake

  While my blogger friends are all over displaying these fabulous desserts for Valentine’s day, I was indecisive about what/how to bake. Oh! The pressure. I almost zeroed down on baking a Red Velvet Cake and nothing says Valentine’s day like Red Velvet Desserts. Right? But then I decided against it. I am going to reserve baking a decadent red velvet … More Cardamom Cream Cake