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11 April, 2018

Mishti doi: Sweet yoghurt: For Bengali New Year

Mishti doi: Sweet yoghurt: For Bengali New Year
Posted in : Drinks & Desserts, Recipes on by : Ratna
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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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16 March, 2018

Eggless Easter chic cookies

Eggless Easter chic cookies
Comments : 2 Posted in : Appetizers & Snacks, Recipes on by : Ratna
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I  am   really   liking   making   cookies.  Aren’t  they  just  so  versatile?  My  cookie  cutter  collection  is  growing  in  leaps  and  bounds.  Christmas,  Valentine’s  day,  Easter,  “Thank  you”,  Maple  leaf,  you  name  it  and  I  have  it  in  my  collection. Ever  since  I  saw  these  cute  Easter  cookies  in  Martha’s  website,  I  knew  I  had  to 
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27 January, 2018

Gota sheddo; Whole boiled veggies , a herbal cleanse?

Gota sheddo; Whole boiled veggies , a herbal cleanse?
Posted in : Main Courses & Sides, Recipes on by : Ratna
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Are  you  a  traditionalist?  Do  you  like  hanging  on  to  customs  from  your  mother  or  grand  mother?  If  you  do,  do  you  cut  corners  or  replicate   them  to  the  minutest  detail? You  know  growing  up  I  did  what  I  was  asked  to,  sometimes  with  reluctance.  Then  there  was  a  time,  I  would  pull  myself  away 
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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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