Snack, Sweet & Confectionery

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) […]

 
Chanar Daler Puli Pitha (Bengali Split Chickpea Dumplings)

Chanar Daler Puli Pitha (Bengali Split Chickpea Dumplings)

Back home, this Pitha is a must during Poush Sankranti (Makar Sankranti). Believe it or not, this is my Baba’s specialty. Maa usually prepares all other Pitha, but when it comes to Chanar Daler Puli Pitha, no one can beat Baba. From very childhood, I […]

 
Patali Gurer Payesh / Khejur Gurer Payesh (Bengali Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery)

Patali Gurer Payesh / Khejur Gurer Payesh (Bengali Rice Pudding with Date Palm Jaggery)

It’s a sweet affair. When heart longs for sweet and it’s winter, nothing can be more satisfying than a bowl full of Patali Gurer Payesh. This is not just a dish, but a long lasting Bengali tradition that every Bengali relish wearing their full sleeve […]

 
Chaler Patishapta

Chaler Patishapta

I am obsessed with Pitha-puli and this Poush Parbon I am literally on my toe. Friends are visiting almost everyday and with all new demands. Today morning one of my friends called me and demanded for Patishapta. I usually make normal one, one with all […]

 
Manda Pitha with Cinnamon-Ginger Twist

Manda Pitha with Cinnamon-Ginger Twist

Manda Pitha is Odisha’s traditional pitha which is made of rice flour and is steamed with coconut filling. Singh Aunty introduced this pitha to Maa and since it is super easy to prepare, Maa makes it often. Just with some basic ingredients, this is a […]