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…

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…

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…

Fresh Cranberry Condiments

Fresh Cranberry Condiments

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I will share a recipe for a condiment made with fresh cranberries. You can use this Thanksgiving Condiments in a number of different dishes, and they will all taste great. I use this to make a salsa, a creamy dip,…

Milk Peda (Bengali Gujiya) in Microwave

Milk Peda (Bengali Gujiya) in Microwave

Milk Peda and Gujiya are similar in taste. Prasad (religious offering) in temples in Kolkata is often Peda. Thus to me, Peda and Prasad are almost synonyms. Gujiya, on the other hand, is a sweet that most popular among kids. That may be because of…

Bengali Style Chana Dal (Cholar Dal/ Split Chickpeas Lentils)

Bengali Style Chana Dal (Cholar Dal/ Split Chickpeas Lentils)

Last Friday I worked from home, and after finishing my early morning meeting, while making myself some coffee, I saw my slow cooker on the countertop. The best thing about crockpot cooking is it can be left itself cook unattended while you continue with other…