Pomegranate & Cranberry Bombay Karachi Halwa

Pomegranate & Cranberry Bombay Karachi Halwa

  Well, I never knew that Karachi Halwa or Bombay Halwa was its name. I was really young when my masi got me this cellophane wrapped gummy, chewy, stretchy red sweet dotted with nuts and redolent with ghee. That was my first time having it and more than the sweet I remember how excited IContinue Reading

Besan Mawa Barfi

Besan Mawa Barfi

Besan Mawa Barfi is happening for Diwali. Period! The festival of lights is around the corner and the truth is we are barely recovering from the Durga pujo excesses. Sugar overdose is an understatement and as I am writing this, I still have some of that nauseatingly sweet “narkeler dudher payesh” (coconut milk pudding) from Lakshmi pujoContinue Reading

Mangsher Ghugni (Curried Yellow Peas with Minced Meat)

Mangsher Ghugni (Curried Yellow Peas with Minced Meat)

The recipe is mangsher ghugni but the story is not about Bijoya. Yes, I had planned to blog the mangsher ghugni for Bijoya. But today as I am typing this, it’s a completely different thing that I have on my mind and I want to write about. It could be the end-of-pujo melancholy or theContinue Reading

Mochar (Banana Blossom) Ghonto

Mochar (Banana Blossom) Ghonto

    Mochar Ghonto is something that has been cooked in my kitchen here some 3-4 times if you want me to be honest with you and that too when Maa was visiting us. But this is one thing I have watched being cooked some hundred of times. Both my family and Sam’s family loveContinue Reading

Top 10 Bengali Mishti Recipes

Top 10 Bengali Mishti Recipes

    Top 10 Bengali Mishti Recipes!! If you have Bong genes, the words “Durga Pujo” and “mishti” can’t pass by you unheard and unnoticed. The mass hysteria that Durga Puja brings with it for Bengalis is quite well known. Social media gets inundated with nostalgia and it can be about anything but the threeContinue Reading

Coconut Mawa Karanjis/Gujiyas

Coconut Mawa Karanjis/Gujiyas

Last week my friend Nicki made karanjis/gujiyas. She is a very health conscious and beautiful dame, so I was a little surprised to see her make karanjis or gujiyas, as she called them. And when she saw my bewildered face, she said something, which kind of stuck with me. She said that maybe in aContinue Reading

Eggless Milk Pudding

Eggless Milk Pudding

Caramel Milk Pudding or Flan is something most kids of our generation grew up on. Something moms would do quickly in pressure cookers, lots of eggs, reduced milk and sugar and of course some homemade caramel. However, if you were a regular reader of my blog you would know my mom is not a cookingContinue Reading