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
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.
Day Trip from London~ Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford
There was one thing clear in my mind when we were planning our trip to London. There was no way that I would go there and not go to Shakespeare’s house at Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford University. After a little research, we did find a day tour that would take us to Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds, and Oxfordshire.
Saffron Sandesh Recipe | Saffron Sweet Cheese Fudge Recipe | How to make Bengali Saffron Sondesh
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.
Orange-infused Garlic Shrimp Pasta Recipe
An easy, luscious gluten-free pasta recipe with shrimps. Easy weeknight meal or can be a fancy dinner for guests.
The Nolen Gur Series: Part IV ~ Nolen Gur-er Eggless Loaf Cake Recipe
I have gone a tad bit overboard with Nolen Gur, here on my blog. As a personal favorite, I have loved the flavor, fragrance, and the sweetness it gives. Moreover, my post on Nolen Gur and why it’s unique has grabbed a lot of attention, especially these winter months when it’s freshly available in the market. You can find the post here ~ https://anartsyappetite.com/nolen-gur-uniquely-bengal/
Organic Apple Crisp Recipe and Pretty Fall Weather
Apple Crisp is a classic American dish which blends in so perfectly with this Fall weather. Continue reading
Apple Picking in Apple Hill, CA ~ Fall Travel 2017
This is primarily a photo blog of all the happy memories from our first Apple Picking trip that AB and I went for mid-September. Continue reading
Organic ‘Chhena’ or Fresh Indian Cheese Recipe (Homemade Paneer Recipe)
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
Homemade Ghee or Clarified Butter Recipe (from butter) + Health Benefits of Ghee
One cannot say enough about the greatness and health benefits of ghee, especially if it’s organic and homemade. This is an easy 3-step recipe to make ghee or clarified butter easily at home. I promise, you’ll never go back to the store for it again. Continue reading