Patishapta

I can bet, any Bengali would time travel to their childhood and become nostalgic about their grand mothers preparing variety of ‘pithe’ during Sankranti, ‘patishapta’ being a compulsory among them. Every house would smell of fresh palm jaggery, coconut and cardamom. Ladies would sit together to make ‘pithe’. While their hands constantly prepared the sweets,…

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…

Gawja (Shakkarpare)

I picked up my mobile last night to set an early morning alarm. Any special day?? Yes, it’s Mahalaya. But by the time my son felt sound asleep, it was 1:30 AM.  Waking at 4 or 5AM seemed difficult after an hourly disrupted sleep. I won’t serve that as an excuse to wake up at…

Nolen gurer sandesh

শুভ   নববর্ষ র   প্রীতি   ও   শুভেচ্ছা    !!! May this new year be filled with lots of happiness, joy and  success. Wish that this year brings peace in our pressure cooker like work and personal life. Wish that in this new year, some of our dreams come true.  Wish that this year brings…

Kancha golla

Kancha golla is a sweet commonly found in every sweet shop in Bengal. It’s very similar to a rasogolla. Only difference being its lack of the sugar syrup. Well, there are some more minute differences in preparation, but the tastes are absolutely different. When you live in a place where you crave for good Bengali…

Suji Laddu

Often I end up buying various stuffs from the grocery stores with the hope to make various dishes. But my plans never comes true. This is because, I skip breakfast at home. I know it’s bad but I’m too lazy to rectify myself. I rush to office each morning and gobble my breakfast there. And…

Rasogolla

What is the first thing that comes to your when you meet a Bengali? Fish and of course Rasogolla. The world famous sweet for which Bengalis are famous for. Soft and fragrant cottage cheese balls soaked in sugar syrup. Delicious, mouthwatering and one of its kind. This is what the wikipedia says about the origin…