Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Kulfi Sandesh | Ice cream Sandesh | Bhapa Sandesh | Kesar Pista Kulfi Malai Sondesh

Ice cream Sandesh Recipe | Bhapa Sandesh Recipe

Hello guys! I’m back again to give you all the ‘gyan’ (of course including a recipe) from my stock to convince every (even little) person on why you should celebrate each and every festival (be it Indian or foreign) with food and loads of food. And here comes the importance of a super foodie (like me) in your life with full-on eating agenda. Hang on! I said to eat a lot on festivals but I never said to eat junks or to spend an entire day in the kitchen! I don’t want you to get sick or look tired, at any cost. Hence I’m introducing another super simple yet scrumptious dessert to you; (drumroll begins) Kulfi Ice cream Sandesh, a Bengali style Ice cream Sandesh aka Kesar Pista Bhapa (steamed) Sandesh in microwave oven.
(And now the entire orchestra begins)

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Bengali Nolen Gurer Mishti Doi in 10 mins | Instant Sweet Yogurt in Date Palm Jaggery

Bengali Nolen gur er Mishti Doi Recipe

Bengali Nolen Gur er Mishti Doi is a Bengali delicacy which is probably most widely used winter dessert, it can easily beat Rosogolla (rasgulla) during winter. The milk based dessert, Mishti Doi is nothing but fermented sweet yogurt. The core ingredients are milk, sugar and yogurt; some flavouring agents like green cardamom or saffron also can be used to enhance the richness and flavour. But can you guess what is the next best level of mishti doi? Ummm, it’s Nolen Gurer Mishti Doi! Even the name is enough to make me drool, all the time! It is also known as Jaggery/Molasses Yogurt. In this nolen gur er doi or jaggery yogurt date palm jaggery is used instead of regular sugar to sweeten the yogurt. When the strong smoky aroma of nolen gur (date palm jaggery) is combined with the tangy yogurt, it’s hard to ignore and pretend to continue your job. All I can do is loiter around the fridge with my greedy soul.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

How to make Perfect Bengali Phulko Luchi | Loochi | Maida Poori | Luchi Alur Torkari

Bengali Maida Poori Recipe | Video Recipe

Soyon e, swapan e, jagoron e Bangali jibon er omogh sotyo Luchi Torkari, Robibar er jol-khabar!
~ The ultimate dream and truth in a Bengali’s life is luchi-torkari (poori-bhaji) on Sunday’s breakfast.

Luchi is the inseparable part of Bengali life; you can take out a Bengali from Bengal but you can never remove luchi from a Bengali’s life! We need this small dose of pleasure on breakfast, lunch or dinner with our favourite Alur Torkari or Cholar Dal and a bowlful of Bonde (Sweet Boondi). We can eat this maida poori all day long without any hesitations. If you are in doubts, all you need to do is send me an invitation! I’m always up with the ‘try me’ option! (Only for luchi, okay?) If you have no clue about what luchi is and might be thinking what’s all this fuss about, let me clear the air for you. Luchi or Loochi is a deep fried Indian yeast free flatbread which gets puffed up during frying. It is a breakfast staple in Bangladesh and few states of eastern zone of India like West Bengal, Orissa and Assam.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Bengali Sada Alu (Aloo) Chorchori with Hing Golmorich | Bengali Poori Bhaji

Hing Golmorich er Bengali Aloo er Chachari Recipe | Scratching Canvas

Sada Alu er Chochori ar Fulko Luchi (white Potato gravy with Puffed up fried Indian bread) is quite an easy trick to hypnotize any bong guy (if you are looking out for options). If there is any competition for eating potatoes I’m sure we, Bengalis will be the winner without any hard fight! It is a well-known fact that we have enormous affection for fish, specially river fish but many few is aware that we share that love with potatoes too. If you ask a bong about favourite veggie the prompt answer will be, Aloo/alu aka potato, resulting tons of dishes with potatoes only. I’ve shared so many potato recipes before that I’m thinking of adding a tab in menu bar of Scratching Canvas called, ‘Potato Lovers Zone’! Bengali No Onion No Garlic Dum Aloo, Potato Curry with Lentils, Kashmiri Dum Olav, Potato Pumpkin Curry are the perfect examples of our potato love. And now the latest addition is Bengali style Hing r Golmorich diye Sada Alu (Aloo) Chorchori aka Potato Curry with Asafetida and Black Pepper! Don’t get faint by looking at the long name; the recipe requires only 20 mins to wrap the dish from scratch, promise!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Classic Victoria Sponge Sandwich Cake | British Tea Cake with Strawberry Jam

British Strawberry Jam Cake | Strawberry Pound Cake Recipe
A large beautiful luscious piece of a Classic British Victoria Sponge Cake sandwiched with Whipped Cream & Strawberry Jam and a steaming cup full of Darjeeling tea on the side table, a crime thriller in my hands; this is my kind of ideal lazy evening. You can replace the thriller with George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, the novel behind the popular tv series Game of Thrones. Remember? Of course you do, silly me! Anyways, that’s my current favourite and I won’t put it down until I finish the fifth book (I’m still stuck in book one, poor me). Back on the track of food, Victoria Sponge is a classic British cake which is light, buttery & sweet pound cake. This airy sponge cake was a regular tea accompaniment of Queen Victoria. Hence the name Victoria Sponge was introduced.