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11 April, 2018

Mishti doi: Sweet yoghurt: For Bengali New Year

Mishti doi: Sweet yoghurt: For Bengali New Year
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I  am  expecting  a  super  busy  weekend.  It  is  the  Bengali  new  year,  and  two  birthdays  in  the  family.  Friends,  fun  and  of  course  the  biggest  draw  is  the  food.  The  birthday  boy  with  his  sweet  tooth  is  already  looking  forward  to  desserts.  I  love  making  Indian  desserts,  specially  the  ones  that  can  be  made 
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12 January, 2018

Patishapta Pithey : Bengali crepe with coconut cream filling for Sankranti

Patishapta Pithey : Bengali crepe with coconut cream filling for Sankranti
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There  are  some  foods  that  transport  me  to  another  time  instantly.  Pithey  is  one  such.  I  remember  my  mum  sitting  on  a  low  stool  in  the  kitchen  and  making  these  lovely  crepes  for  hours  together.  The  month  of  January  would   be  middle  of  winter  with  a  chill  in  the  air.  ‘Komor  ta  dhore  geche’,  she  would 
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12 January, 2017

Chandrapuli with patali gur : moon cake using date palm jaggery

Chandrapuli with patali gur : moon cake using date palm jaggery
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  The  first  harvest  has  a  special  place  in  all  cultures.  Paddy  is  the  most  important  crop  in  most  part  of  India.  Bringing  the  first  crop  home  is  celebrated  with  a  lot  of  fanfare.  Among  other  seasonal  speciality  that  become  available  are  a  jaggery  that  is  made  from   the  sap  of  the  Date  Palm
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2 January, 2017

Komla lebur payesh : Orange pudding

Komla lebur payesh : Orange pudding
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Happy  new  year  friends.  I  feel it  is  only  natural  that  we  start  the  year  with  something  sweet.  Are  you  with  me  on  this? It  is  citrus  season,  and  I’m  going  with  the  oranges.  Growing  up  I  have  so  many  fond  memories  of   winter  food.  Looking  back  the  winters  were  very  mild,  but  we
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29 October, 2016

Sandesh: Cheese fudge

Sandesh: Cheese fudge
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  Wish  you  all  a  very  happy  Diwali.  Raise  your  hands  if  you  agree  festivals  and  sweets  are  inseparable.  More  the  merrier,  may  I  add. Sweets  made  from  home  made  cheese  or  Chhena,  is  popular  in  Bengal.  Chhena  mixed  with  sugar  results  in  Sandesh.  Throw  in  different  flavours  like  Rose  water,  Kewra  essence,  mango  or
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