First recipe post of 2019 and it calls for something sweet, something seasonal, something easy to make. I’ve already sung the glories of date palm jaggery or Nolen Gur already and have recipes with it, too. This is an addition to that. Vermicelli Pudding or Nolen Gur-er Simui-er Payesh or Gur Seviyan. Continue reading
I have very carefully compiled a little series of Nolen Gur dessert recipes. It so happens that the post on Nolen Gur is my most viewed post consecutively for two years now. So I decided to compile all my Nolen Gur recipes here in one single blog post. And I will add to it as I keep making more desserts with this seasonal wonder, over the years!
I was looking through my Chicken dishes on the blog and realized I have made a variety of chicken dishes like
The all time favorite Tandoori Chicken
Thai Basil Chicken or Pad Kra Pao Gai
Chicken and Potato Herb Roast (a delicious one-pot roast meal)
However, this recipe takes me straight back home to the comforts of the Indian winter air. Continue reading
We have never seen Fall colors outside of California and got an opportunity to go to Arkansas this month. We spent some lazy and happy three days in Arkansas where AB got to meet his childhood friend after many years. Continue reading
With Durga Pujo round the corner, I am taking a different route with recipes. Instead of sharing a Bengali sweet recipe, I wanted to share the recipe of something savory and traditionally Bengali that can be enjoyed on all five days of Durga Pujo – Cholar Dal (or Bengali-style bengal gram lentil). It’s also completely vegetarian and gluten-free! And if you pair it with rice, you have a gluten-free meal.
Spring is here and so are all the New Years that’s celebrated in all different regions of India. This recipe is the quick method to make these popular sweet fudgy cheese treats or ‘Shondesh’. ‘Sandesh’ or ‘Shondesh’ is a popular sweet treat from eastern India (Bengal) and comes in a variety of flavors. The main ingredient is milk. That’s made into fresh cheese which is then cooked with flavors to make different types of ‘shondesh’. My recipes for making these sweet treats is here:
Recipe for cheese for ‘shondesh’ is here.
Recipe for Rose Sandesh is here.
Tomato Date Raisins Chutney, Tomato Khejur-er Chutney or Indian Chutney – this recipe is a popular relish served in Bengali weddings or for a meal at home, at the very end just before dessert. It is easy to make and is an aromatic, flavorful sweet ending to any meal. Also it’s completely vegan and gluten free!
Eating out in Kolkata is satisfying and a treat, for sure! Homemade food comes in abundance, like I said in my last post, but if you want to step out you have options galore.
Last December, AB and I were on a ten-day whirlwind trip to Kolkata. We were primarily there for some visa-related work but since we were home after three years, family, friends, and relatives didn’t stop short of smothering us with an abundance of homemade delicious meals – for breakfast, lunch, tea-time snacks, dinner, and the time that is between! With my camera in tow, I clicked as much as I could, secretly trying to capture the love with which all these were made.