Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thandai | Sardai | Spiced Chilled Almond Milk Drink | Holi Recipes

Spiced Chilled Almond Milk Drink | Holi Recipes

Do you remember I mentioned Thandai yesterday in Oven Baked Mawa Gujiya or Karanji recipe? Now to worry, it doesn’t matter if you don’t. This thandai will be all over you today as I’m sharing the recipe now. I know it’s too late to publish the thandai recipe just few hours before Holi. But trust me after yesterday’s brain clogging episode of editing-reediting-touch ups with the video tutorial of Baked Mawa Gujiya or Karanji my body and mind collaborated on giving me up. I had to have a soothing drink to fix my soul and what could be better than thandai on pre-Holi night? Ofcourse I had to forget the bhang but who cares so much when celebration got started 1 day ahead!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Oven Baked Mawa Gujiya | Mawa Karanji | Baked Sweet Empanadas | Holi Recipes

Baked Mawa Karanji Recipe | Holi Recipes

Gujiya or Karanji, a sweet dumpling is very popular dessert from North, Middle & West Indian which is prepared in most households of these regions. This half-moon shaped, Empanadas look-a-like dessert is a deep fried pastry, made of flour and ghee; filled with a stuffing of mawa (khoya) and dry fruits. Sometimes it is soaked in sugar syrup too. As the description sounds it is nothing but a celebration of deliciousness in your plate. But what about the extra-large people like me who restrict their food to be fit (lol, read, fit in the dresses) and healthy? Yes, now we can also be a part of this deliciousness. How? Bake the Gujiya instead of frying them in tons of oil. Hence Oven Baked Mawa Gujiya or Karanji was born in my kitchen.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Peanut Sauce Prawn Noodles | Asian Rice Noodles in Peanut Butter Sauce

Asian Rice Noodles in Peanut Butter Sauce

Often I’m asked by the readers to share more comfort food recipes on the blog. Before we step into that section let me ask you all a simple thing, ‘What do you understand by comfort food?’ To me, comfort food is my soul food for which I need no preparation no recipe and of course no planning from previous night. It is something which I can make just right after stepping into the kitchen. Just like my newest favorite Peanut Sauce Prawn Noodles or you can call it as Asian Rice Noodles with Peanut Butter Sauce.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pesta Sandesh with Butterscotch | Pistachio Butterscotch Fudge | Pista Sandesh

Pistachio Butterscotch Fudge Recipe

I'll be your dream
I'll be your wish I'll be your fantasy
I'll be your hope I'll be your love
Be everything that you need

You gotcha! This can be sort of a conversation between a Bengali (foodie by birth) and a sweet dish (remember, not just any dessert). Bengalis are ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ in love with their sweets (again, not any dessert). And the Pistachio Butterscotch Sandesh (Fudge) aka Pesta Sandesh is my latest Bengali trick, oops sweet to win my man’s heart through his stomach.