Category Archives: winter

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

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