Category Archives: Indian

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

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

Pahari Aloo Khatta

Pahari Aloo Khatta

“Chandramukhi ke nie tor mar ei fascination agey janle ami I kichu ekta kortam”, said baba sheepishly! I could not have missed the twinkle in his eyes or the smile in the corner of his lips. For those of you who don’t follow Bengali, he was worried about my mom’s growing fascination towards Chandramukhi. AndContinue Reading