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

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Makes for a perfect dessert. Relish it with some whipped cream if you may 🙂

Fall is here now but till a few days back, at the tail end of summer, I could still spot some pineapples at my local grocery store. I got one home. Soon after that it so happened that we were to have dinner with some close friends and I decided to take dessert. I had my tropical fruit sitting right there so I thought, “How about baking the Pineapple Upside Down Cake for dessert?!’ A perfect dessert for Fall-Winter too, have it warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
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Mangoes and cute little things!

Mangoes and Watermelon toothpick holderSummer months automatically mean mangoes. Mangoes flood the Indian grocery stores here. You would also find them at Trader Joe’s, Whole Food etc. AB and I try the varieties that you get here and this year we have been especially lucky to have found these excellent ones in one particular Indian store here. The taste of those mangoes takes me straight back to Kolkata when I would relish the ‘Langra’ variety while my entire family would go for ‘Himsagar’ without batting an eyelid.

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Caramel Flan

Flan - easy to prepare and luscious to eat

Flan – easy to prepare and luscious to eat

This is my first food post. And what is it on? But of course, dessert. 🙂
Coming from city of Kolkata in India, sweets surround our lives. There is a sweet shop in every nook and corner of the city, some are big-wigs in the business while others are small scale shops. People eat sweets as a snack, as dessert and of course if you invite guests to your house you will inevitably receive a box-full of sweet treats. In short, everyone Loves their sweets! We will go into the Bengali favorites in later blogs but for now let me tell you this about this strange yet real person who grew up amidst all this sweet-eating frenzy but never for once developed the very Bengali sweet tooth. Me. Yes. I am the anomaly. It’s not ‘dieting’. I never diet. My threshold of sweet consumption is two squares of 70% dark chocolate (if that makes sense) and maybe one ‘Bancharam’ sweet (Calcuttans, you will know this). But an even stranger thing is I love making desserts, Indian or Western. Continue reading