Snacks, Sweet & Dessert

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 […]

 
Street Food Style Chicken Noodles – Quick & Easy

Street Food Style Chicken Noodles – Quick & Easy

I love street food and among many other dishes that the road side vendors serve, chicken noodles has always been my most favourite. I never say no to noodles, specially when it is with chicken. This always makes a great dinner option in my house […]

 
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 […]

 
Kancha Aamer Tok / Kancha Aamer Ambol (Raw Mango Chutney)

Kancha Aamer Tok / Kancha Aamer Ambol (Raw Mango Chutney)

Kancha Aamer Tok has always been a family favourite and our summer afternoon meals are incomplete without this. We eat different varieties of tok (chutney) – aamer tok, tomator tok, tetuler tok, boroier tok. Though the names differ, but, the cooking method is more or […]

 
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 […]

 
Spicy Atta Crackers

Spicy Atta Crackers

For me, everyday is a multiple cups of tea kind of day. Tea is my ultimate therapy for relaxation and yes, I really need good snacks and cookies to make my every tea-time delightful. In search of new flavour and taste, I keep on trying […]

 
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 […]