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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

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