Moog Shamli or Mooger Bhaja Pithe

The cold January air is reverberating to the beats of the drums for Lohri tonight and the dark night sky is lit with sky lanterns. Tomorrow at dawn,  thousands will brave the biting cold to take a holy dip at Ganga Sagar. Tomorrow is Makar Sankranti or poush sankranti. Each household across India has their own…

The Frozen Yogurt Series – 2

Never realized photographing frozen yogurts could be this difficult. I carefully took out my frozen yogurt from the refrigerator. Gently scooped out the creamy delight and placed it spotless in my serving cup. Sprinkled choco chips and coulourful vermicelli on top and Voila !!!! My frozen yogurt is all ready for the photoshoot. But where’s…

Dudh puli

Can you think of a poush parbon/sankranti without patishapta and other puli pithe. I think making these traditional Bengali dishes is an art and requires practice to recreate what out grandmothers and mothers had been presenting us for years. If we do not learn and take it forward, soon our future generations would get to know about these…

Nolen gur-er ice cream

Winter is here. We barely experience the teeth chattering or freezing winter in Bangalore. I sometime wonder if I should be happy about this pleasant weather. Am I missing the fun and thrill of the extreme temperatures? Being wrapped in quilts weighing tons and gossip with family over a hot cup of coffee (instead of…

Poush parbon

After hours of arduous effort and lots of love, my mother-in-law made this awesome Bengali Sankranti platter. We call it “pithe” and “puli” and is made on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. Click to see the recipes for Patishapta, Dudh puli, Mooger bhaja pithe and payesh  

Channa-r payesh

This year Diwali has a special importance for me. I’m celebrating this day with my parents after six long years. I’m celebrating this festival being a mother of my six month old kid. This is Abhijoy’s first Diwali. Startled by the deafening sound of the crackers and watching the fairy lights with amazement, he has filled…

Gulab jamun

Known as ‘Pantua’ in Bengali, is one of my favourite. I love these fried sweets and the Bengali sweets platter has a number of similar items to offer, namely, ‘Pantua’, ‘Langcha’, ‘Chhana-r Jilipi’. I can bet , a  gulab jamun with the  unpalatable meal in the office cafeteria is sure to increase the sale of…