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…

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…

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…

Instant Poori

Instant Poori

Poori is one of the common yet popular dishes all over India. In Bengal, it is known as Luchi. Luchi is more or less the same as Poori, just that it is made of Maida, refined flour than wheat flour. I have seen my Paternal…

Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Pecans are one of the loved nuts in my household. Candied Pecan thus is a go-to snack, as well as I often toss it into salads, cakes, muffins, even on some of my stir-fried vegetables. This tastes great on homemade parfaits as well. This is…

Mango Yogurt (Aam Doi)

Mango Yogurt (Aam Doi)

This summer I went to Kolkata with my little one for a vacation. Summer is the season of mangos back home, and we devoured enough for the whole year! We had mangoes as fruit, as well as many desserts made with it. Kolkata is popular…