Nolen Gur Simui er Payesh Recipe | Gur Seviyan | Bengali Vermicelli Pudding | Indian Seviyan Kheer Recipe

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

Nolen Gur (a Winter Delicacy from Bengal) ~ All About the Golden Jaggery and Nolen Gur Recipes

Nolen Gur-er Eggless Cake Recipe,, Nolen Gur Cake Original Recipe, jhola gur, liquid nolen gur
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!  
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Indo-Chinese Chilli Chicken Recipe | How to make indian chinese chilli chicken at home

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)

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Chocolate Shondesh Recipe (Chocolate sweet cheese fudge) | How to make easy Bengali Sandesh at home

Chocolate Sandesh is a “new-age” ‘Shondesh’ that took the Calcutta sweet shops by storm when it was discovered that freshly made ‘chhana’ (ricotta cheese) and chocolate, when combined, could do wonders even for an Indian mithai. 

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Fall colors in Arkansas | Fall Travel photography | Autumn Nature Photography

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

Cholar Dal Recipe | how to make bengali cholar dal | bengali style chana dal | bengal gram lentil recipe

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. 
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Saffron Sandesh Recipe | Saffron Sweet Cheese Fudge Recipe | How to make Bengali Saffron Sondesh

Saffron Sandesh Recipe, Bengali Saffron Shondesh Recipe, How to make Saffron Shondesh, Bengali sweet cheese fudge recipe, Indian dessert recipeSpring 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.

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Tomato-Date Chutney Recipe | Bengali Tomato Khejur Chutney | How to make easy Indian Chutney

Tomato Khejur-er Chutney Recipe, Bengali Tomato Dates Raisin Chutney, Indian Chutney Recipe
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!
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Winter in Kolkata II : Let’s Eat Out

Kolkata winter and food, restaurant food in Kolkata, Kolkata eating , tea, chaa, Dolly's Tea Shop

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.

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Winter in Kolkata I : Homemade Food and Stories

Food in Kolkata - homemade recipes , bengali food recipes, food in bengali homesLast 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.
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