Snack, Sweet & Confectionery

Lobongo Lotika Pitha

Lobongo Lotika Pitha

Well, this pitha has a special place in my heart. Among all the things I learned from Pishimoni, this is probably the very first one. As I said time and again that my Pishimoni was a gifted cook. Instead of terming her mere cook, I […]

 
Bhapa Puli Pitha / Sheddho Puli (Steamed Stuffed Rice Flour Dumpling)

Bhapa Puli Pitha / Sheddho Puli (Steamed Stuffed Rice Flour Dumpling)

With the advent of Makar Sankranti comes the season of pitha-puli. The festival of harvest always calls for grand celebrations. From sweets to savory dishes, from veg to non-veg dishes – this time of the year is to eat. No calorie count, no guilt in […]

 
Gajorer Halua / Gajar Ka Halwa (Indian Style Carrot Pudding)

Gajorer Halua / Gajar Ka Halwa (Indian Style Carrot Pudding)

Indian Style Carrot Pudding aka Gajar Ka Halwa (also called Gajorer Halua in Bengali) is a super popular Indian dessert and almost relished by everyone during the winters. At this time of the year carrots are available in abundance and thus this is an apt […]

 
Rum-Dry Fruit Mini Muffins

Rum-Dry Fruit Mini Muffins

Red is the theme of the season and Rum is the warmth of the same. Traditional Rich Fruitcake aka Christmas Cake is a must-bake at this time of the year and I, being no exception, do the same every year without miss. This year, though […]

 
Khirer Sandesh (Bengali Reduced Milk Fudge) – A Traditional Bengali Sweet

Khirer Sandesh (Bengali Reduced Milk Fudge) – A Traditional Bengali Sweet

Homemade sandesh (fudge) is pure nostalgia. Any festival or any occasion, sandesh is a must almost in every Bengali household. We make variety of sandesh that includes narkoler sandesh (coconut fudge), chhanar sandesh (cottage cheese fudge) and khirer sandesh. Sandesh is not actually something that […]

 
Sheer Khurma / Sheer Khorma – Eid Special Vermicelli Pudding

Sheer Khurma / Sheer Khorma – Eid Special Vermicelli Pudding

Made of milk, vermicelli, dry fruits, dates and sugar, Sheer Khurma (also called Sheer Khorma) is a thick, rich and flavourful pudding prepared in Muslim households during Ramadan or Eid. Popular in Afghanistan, Middle East and Indian subcontinent, this sweet dish is a must have […]

 
Chhanar Jilapi / Bengali Style Cottage Cheese Jalebi

Chhanar Jilapi / Bengali Style Cottage Cheese Jalebi

On a hot summer afternoon, Maa just put a pan full of milk on the stove top to let it boil. Soon after Maa literally screamed in anguish “issh, sob dudh fete gelo…bhebechilam payesh banabo…sob dudh fete gelo” (thought of making rice pudding today but […]

 
Nolen Gurer Mishti Doi (Date Palm Jaggery Sweet Yogurt)

Nolen Gurer Mishti Doi (Date Palm Jaggery Sweet Yogurt)

As Holi is arriving, I was thinking of what could be my first pick for this festival. I truly love this festival of colours and participate in it every year with all my heart. But, what Holi means to me is not just playing with […]

 
Saffron Jaggery Cake – A Teatime Delicacy

Saffron Jaggery Cake – A Teatime Delicacy

For me, happiness is a cup of piping hot tea. I love my tea and relish my teatime to the fullest. In the quest of making the time more and more delightful, I keep on experimenting with the cakes, cookies and snacks that I literally […]

 
Nolen Gurer Rosogolla / Patali Gurer Rosogolla (Date Palm Jaggery Rosogolla)

Nolen Gurer Rosogolla / Patali Gurer Rosogolla (Date Palm Jaggery Rosogolla)

Rosogolla (and strictly NOT to be called as Rasgulla) can be considered as the Queen of all Bengali sweets. And, if it is Nolen Gurer Rosogolla, then it is Queen with her golden crown. Nolen Gur aka Patali Gur aka Khejurer Gur (date palm jaggery) […]