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Dudh Puli/Pooli

Dudh Puli/Pooli

Dudh Puli or Pooli Pithe is a Poush/Makar Sankranti classic in my culture. According to the Hindu calendar, Sankranti is celebrated to mark the end of the month-long winter solstice and the start of longer days or so Wikipedia says. I remember when my grandma was alive; she would do a small puja or religiousContinue Reading

Choosi/Chushi Pithe

Choosi/Chushi Pithe

  Choosi/Chushi/Chosi Pithe or Payesh! Ok, this may seem Greek to you. But this is what I have for you on New Years! Choosir Payesh is a traditional dessert from the part of India that I come from. And my Mom has cooked this. I had clicked the pics thinking I would blog the recipeContinue 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

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

Bengali Chaler Payesh

Bengali Chaler Payesh

It’s Rakshabandhan and here comes my most favorite dessert, the Bengali Chaler Payesh or the quintessential kheer. I don’t have a biological brother and so growing up Rakshabandhan was never big for us. However, I have many cousins and brother figures in my life and I am really blessed to have them. But then IContinue Reading

Top 10 Party Planning Tips

Top 10 Party Planning Tips

Party Planning Tips from a self-confessed party planning freak. Well, I have hosted enough in my life to qualify for that title. I love having at least one well-planned party a month. And Sam is equally renowned in coming up with ideas for impromptu potlucks and get-togethers and we host a lot of those too.Continue Reading