Category Archives: winter

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

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies

  “Mom, You ruined my childhood!” said my soon-to-be 13 year old. And I agree that I am guilty! Well, this year I finally set things straight about Santa. Yes, finally! For the last couple of years as much as I played along with the jolly old man I increasingly found it hard to putContinue Reading

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

Roasted Red Pepper & Tomato Soup

  Today was Vasant Panchami, which is the first official festival welcoming spring back in India. And on this day, we Bengalis would perform Saraswati Puja. Saraswati is the Goddess of knowledge, learning, music and everything nerdy. Growing up, this day was pretty important and my mom made sure that she left stones unturned inContinue Reading

Coconut Jam Heart Cookies

Coconut Jam Heart Cookies

  Two days to Christmas! For me this is the most awaited holiday of the year. I did my schooling in a Christian Missionary convent, so Christmas has been a very big event for me growing up. Cakes and Cookies galore, Christmas also meant picnics. In India, summer is not as enjoyable and not synonymousContinue Reading