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Lauki ka halwa – Bottlegourd pudding

Bottle gourd or Calabash gourd, is a healthy and versatile vegetable commonly cooked in every Indian kitchen. This vegetable is quite like the unsung hero, known for it’s medicinal properties. Personally, I never took any interest in this vegetable My … Continue reading

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Sheer Korma

Hyderabad is a name synonymous for it’s cuisine, culture, language and traditions. The cuisine is a legacy left from the royal kitchens of the Nawabs. The Mughal empire permanently changed the cuisine landscape of India. Being a secular nation, we … Continue reading

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Gajmalai- Carrot fritters in creamy custard

It is a constant struggle to feed a choosy teenager hence, I fulfill the adage ‘necessity is the mother of all inventions’ 😉 Except for ‘gajar ka halwa’, Pakhi doesn’t like to eat carrots and being the sneaky mom, look … Continue reading

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Mishti Doi – Sweet yogurt pudding

Mishti Doi = Sweetened yogurt Mishti doi is a another quintessential traditional Bengali dessert. No festival, wedding or functions are complete without this dessert. The yogurt is traditionally set in earthenware (terracotta) pots or bowls. The earthenware pot or bowl … Continue reading

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Mango Phirni

Ahhhhh……….the king of fruits!!! Mango season is over, few last remaining mangoes are being sold in the market. So i bought a few to bid adieu to this royal fruit for this season. And what could be more appropriate than … Continue reading

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Chocolate cake with Oreo frosting

Oreo it seems has captured the human imagination, internationally, irrespective of their age 😉 My kid has been after me for long to make something out of Oreo. Since i have been unwell for sometime, nothing was coming to mind … Continue reading

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Meethi bareek seviyan – Sweetened angel hair vermicelli

Vermicelli, technically is a type of pasta of the spaghetti variety. The ‘bareek’ or ‘angel hair’ variety are like fine strands of hair and has a diameter between 0.8 mm – 0.9 mm. A sweetened version of this variety of … Continue reading

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Channar payesh

Husband arrives home after months of touring, and i wanted to tease his sweet-tooth as home- coming ^_^ Something traditional on my Bong mind, so this is what i made for him……easy and yet not so humble ‘Channar payesh’ ( … Continue reading

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