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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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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Orange-Cinnamon flavored Applesauce Recipe | How to make healthy applesauce at home

Last year’s apple picking day trip inspired me to make Apple Crisp at home for the first time which turned out to be delicious. Happy with my success and going by how easy the recipe is, I made it quite a few times last year along with applesauce.  Continue reading

Banana Walnut Cake Recipe

This Banana Walnut Cake is easy-peasy when you want to bake something delicious for your family without going overboard with frosting, etc. The texture of this cake is amazing as the sour cream makes it very moist, and it stays moist for two-three days.

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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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Organic Apple Crisp Recipe and Pretty Fall Weather

Easy Apple Crisp Recipe and Fall Weather pictures in California

Apple Crisp is a classic American dish which blends in so perfectly with this Fall weather.   Continue reading

Organic ‘Chhena’ or Fresh Indian Cheese Recipe (Homemade Paneer Recipe)

indian food recipe organic This is freshly made paneer or ‘chhena’  ( a.k.a. ‘chhana’) or fresh Indian cheese. The texture of this cheese is slightly firmer than ricotta cheese, the latter being very creamy.  However, if you knead it well, this ‘chhena’ becomes very smooth and creamy, too. Also, the process of making ricotta cheese and ‘chhena’ are the same. Even though an internet-search shows paneer is ‘cottage cheese’, the texture of the two are very different. Cottage cheese is loose with curds while paneer or ‘chhena’ is not loose.  

‘Chhena’  can be easily made at home and stored in an airtight container, mixed with sugar and other flavors to prepare sweets or desserts during the Indian festive season!   Continue reading

Noler Gur Series : Part III ~ Paayesh (Rice Pudding)

Nolen Gurer Paayesh or Rice Pudding recipe
Easy three-ingredient Indian Rice Pudding – yes, that’s what ‘Paayesh’ really is. 
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The Nolen Gur Series : Part II ~ Naarkel Naru Recipe

Naarkel Naru, Coconut balls with Nolen Gur

Naarkel Naru or Sweet Coconut Balls, a sweet treat made with just 3 ingredients, makes an appearance as the second part of my Nolen Gur Series. It’s a very versatile recipe and I say so because you can actually use this even as filling for other Indian desserts such as Patishapta, Pithe, etc. For my Patishapta (Indian crepe) recipe, click here. Continue reading