Quick n Easy Coffee Mug Cake

Quick n Easy Coffee Mug Cake

Nothing can beat a freshly baked cake! Here is another quick and easy mug cake recipe. Today’s flavor is Coffee! I love the concept of mug cake, as it is portion controlled and super easy to make, and can easily be scaled up or down…

Easy Peach Preserves (Peach Murabba)

Easy Peach Preserves (Peach Murabba)

Easy to make Peach Murabba, only needs 4 main ingredients, Peach, sugar, salt and water. It is super easy and can be stored for few weeks/month.

Mint-Lemon Slushy/Shaved Ice

Mint-Lemon Slushy/Shaved Ice

Temperature is slowly rising in Bay Area and we are craving for our Sunday afternoon Farmer’s market Shaved Ice rituals. There is nothing new to making lemonade, but this Mint-Lemon Slushy is a super easy and absolute favorite in our household. This has become a…

Kumquat MeatBalls

Kumquat MeatBalls

Kumquat Meatballs are inspired by the Pineapple Meatballs. The pineapple meatballs and the Kumquat Salsa are both very popular in my household. So I thought of combing the flavor of the Kumquat Salsa with the traditional meatballs, and it came out to be awesome! This…

Quick n Easy Chocolate-Banana Mug Cake

Quick n Easy Chocolate-Banana Mug Cake

There are days when we all need a little sweetness to uplift our mood. Today I will share a very quick and easy way to pamper yourself on a very busy day. Nothing can beat a sweet nutty warm muffin with or without fresh coffee/tea…

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…