Sitaphal Kulfi

I have been seeing Sitaphal (Custard apple/Sugar apple or Aata in Bengali) available in market for last couple of weeks. So finally I got some and decided to make sitaphal kulfi. There was this amazing shop near my office in Kolkata that used to sell so many flavors of Kulfi and Sitaphal was one of…

Patishapta

Patisapta is a type of pitha/pithe, a delicacy usually made in winter to celebrate rice harvesting, during. My mom always made these for us every winter. So when I shifted to Delhi, I made it for the first time. It didn’t turn out great, and I mostly blamed it on my non-stick pan. Next winter,…

Kheer – Not a rice pudding

Kheer for Bengalis is a different delicacy altogether. It’s not a rice pudding. But then again, we are unique. Peanuts are “Badaam” to us. So no wonder we don’t play by the rules. Coming back, this is a simple recipe with only 3 ingredients, but very very time consuming. You will be standing in front…

Payesh – For a new beginning

In every Bengali household, Payesh is a must for birthday celebration. It only seems fitting that I celebrate the birth of my Food blog with Payesh. It’s a rice pudding, that rest of India calls “Kheer” or “Payasam”, though “Kheer” means something completely different for us bongs, but that’s for a different post. The major…