Category Archives: winter

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

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