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

Dark Chocolate Brownies

For these ultra-rich, ultra-decadent fudgy brownies, I use a simple and a run-of-the-mill recipe. Dark Chocolate Brownies are the go-to dessert in my family whenever we need a chocolate fix or we need something to tame our fussy toddler with. Just last weekend, we tried something really really fun. We made Dark Chocolate Brownies Ice … More Dark Chocolate Brownies