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Eggless Dessert Crepe (Pati Shapta)

Eggless Dessert Crepe (Pati Shapta)

Pati Shapta is nothing but eggless dessert crepe with sweet coconut filling. It is a very popular traditional dessert in Bengal especially made during winter. Sometime in mid-January Bengalees celebrate “Poush Sankranti” also known as “Makar Sankranti”. That is the end(“Sankrant”) of “Poush” a Bengali…

Sweet Coconut Balls

Sweet Coconut Balls

Sweet Coconut Balls are commonly known as Coconut Laddu or Narkel Naru in India, more so in Bengal. Most Bengali household makes this dessert every now and then, especially during festivals. Nowadays we can easily buy these Sweet Coconut Balls in the sweet stores in…

Roasted Eggplant with Eggs

Roasted Eggplant with Eggs

Dishes made of eggplants found is almost all cuisines, and they taste awesome. Eggplant is not my favorite vegetable though I love a handful of dishes made of eggplant. Roasted Eggplant with Eggs is one of them. You can find many recipes online or in…

Kolkata Style Chicken Biriyani

Kolkata Style Chicken Biriyani

Biriyani is now an Oxford Dictionary word, which means “Asian dish made from rice with meat, fish or vegetables”. So I am not going in details of what this dish is about. Rather I will focus on the emotions attached to Biriyani from a food…

Easy Indian Pudding (Chenar Payesh)

Easy Indian Pudding (Chenar Payesh)

If I try to translate Chenar Payesh to English it will be Cottage Cheese Pudding. But that’s not exactly correct, as Chena or Paneer is a specific form of Cottage Cheese. It is an acid-set form of cottage cheese. Never the less, the Chenar Payesh…

Steamed Shrimp in Yogurt-Mustard Sauce (Bhapa Chingri)

Steamed Shrimp in Yogurt-Mustard Sauce (Bhapa Chingri)

Steamed Shrimp in the yogurt-mustard sauce is quite popular on the west side of Bengal. Today’s recipe is an improvised version of the traditional dish. You can make this with Prawns instead of Shrimps without compromising the taste. This dish is commonly known as “Bhapa…

Bengali Soft Sandesh (Kancha Golla)

Bengali Soft Sandesh (Kancha Golla)

Bengali Sandesh, an Indian confectionery is a very popular dessert from the eastern part of India, Bengal. We find various kinds of Sandesh in every local sweet shops, but one of the popular Bengali dessert is soft Sandesh. Soft Sandesh in colloquial is called “Kancha…

How to make Cheese Curd (Chenna/Paneer)

How to make Cheese Curd (Chenna/Paneer)

I use cheese curd in various recipes, starting from different kinds of popular desserts to curries, and savory appetizers. Cheese curd is also known as “Chhana”, is an acid-set form of cottage cheese. Paneer is derived from the cheese curd or curdled milk and is…

Cranberry Salsa with Fruits

Cranberry Salsa with Fruits

Today I am going to share a recipe that can be made with different fruits and will taste wonderful. I have adopted the cranberry salsa recipe from the well-known cranberry-apple salsa and derived many versions of it. I make Cranberry Salsa with Apple, Guava, Pears,…

Creamy Cranberry Yogurt Dip

Creamy Cranberry Yogurt Dip

Creamy cranberry yogurt dip is a perfect dip for Thanksgiving or for any occasion. It is a light, low calorie but yet very tasty and easy to make. Enjoy this dip with salty crackers. This is a yogurt-based dip. The original recipe is made with…