Eid Mubarak to all! And what better way to celebrate Eid than to try out making some traditional and non-traditional sweets? The following are some of my favourite sweet recipes from my blog…

Semaiya Kheer/Vermicelli PuddingSemaiya Kheer/Semolina Pudding

Firni or Ferni

Colourful Kulfis

Notun Gurer Payesh/Rice Pudding with Season-Fresh Jaggery

Gajorer Payesh/Carrot Pudding

Gulab Jamun RabriBaked Gulabjamun Radri

Sandesh/Shondesh PuddingShondesh Pudding

Naru or Coconut Jaggery TrufflesA Tale of 2 Cities And Gurer Naru/Coconut Jaggery Truffle

Rasgulla Macapuno

While on Rasgulla Macapuno, this got aired on Noor Dubai TV and Dubai One during last Ramadan – an example of the cosmopolitan Dubai, where a Bengali sweet graces the Television screen during Ramadan (Read the complete post).

While the Semaiya Kheer/Vermicelli Pudding, the Firnis and the Kulfis are very popular sweets in traditional Muslim households in the subcontinent and prepared over Eid and other special Muslim festivals, the others aren’t. But again, I am not a traditional person. I am born a Hindu and have grown up embracing all religions and have formed my own faith, thanks to my childhood in Kolkata and my unusual upbringing. Right now, I am thousands of kilometres away from home, travelling the pacific West Coast. There’s a sense of déja vu whenever I start downloading the pictures and memories onto my laptop. It was not very long ago that I had started to ‘unblog’ it all. In this long journey I’ve met so many new people, – chefs, food lovers, food bloggers, people who would love to start their blogs, write on food, make films on food, travellers and many people who are connected by their love for food and travel. I feel truly ‘blessed’. Sometimes I’ve written posts from remote regions – where uploading a picture has taken the same effort as writing a post! While I’ve felt that I needed to share my experiences immediately with my readers, my friends and family are of the opinion that I should be enjoying the journey first and then sit back and write about it. Whatever it is, I love writing, hence waiting for one peaceful moment during my road trip, to pen down everything. Quarter of my US sojourn is already underway. I hope you have been with me over Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram (below) all this while. And here’s wishing all of you a very blessed life ahead – Eid Mubarak!

Unblogging it all… Ishita

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Disclaimer: The opinions stated here are my own and are independent. I hope you enjoy reading the posts with lot of visuals. Please do not use any material from this post. You can see more pictures of my travel and food journey here.


Written by IshitaUnblogged

A Culinary Travel Blog by a Bong Gourmet. From Dubai, Kolkata & the world beyond, street food to fine dining, recipes to chef talks, it pens down experiences. With 2 kids in tow!


  1. Eid Mubarak! That rasagulla Macapuno is something I have to try out soon. Envious at the thought of all the goodies you will be partaking of over the weekend :-)

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