• Making rasgullas at home
    Bengali Food,  Press,  Recipes,  Video

    Rasgulla Macapuno On TV & Shubho Bijoya to all

    Rasgullas are made from balls of Chhana/Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese or Ricotta Cheese and Suji/Semolina dough. Then these soft and spongy balls are cooked in a sugar syrup. The quality of the channa is vital in making of soft rasgullas, as I realised while making rasgullas at home. A few months ago my Rasgullas or Roshogollas was aired on Noor Dubai TV and Dubai One during Ramadan (above video). And whoosh by some sudden act of magic, I got the video in hand today just as I had sat down to write a festive post wishing all of you Shubho Bijoya! If you are hopping into my blog for the first time and wondering…

  • Traditional Bengali Meal thali for Shubho Noboborsho
    Bengali Food

    Traditional Bengali Cuisine | All The ‘Slight’ Details

    A guide to traditional Bengali cuisine which is vast and elaborate. Every time someone asks me, 'What comprises Bengali Cuisine?', I falter for a while as there is no simple answer to that. There are so many layers to the cuisine, so many regional variations and if we probe into the evolution of the cuisine, it will also reflect the history of Bengal.

  • Baked Gulabjamun Radri

    Gulab Jamun Rabri

    This blog is inspired by people, places and memories. Recipes created by friends or at our own humble kitchen. Totally unplanned, this post comes as a sudden spurt as we go to our friends house for lunch. The Nevatias are Marwaris from Kolkata. Originating from the former princely state of Marwar, in the Rajasthan area in India, Marwaris have traditionally been traders and have migrated to many places in India (read here). The Marwaris have a strong connection in Kolkata – the major industrialists and entrepreneurs in Bengal belonging to this community.Unfortunately our Marwari friends have less to do with Marwar and more to do with Bengalis – either because of…

  • Gujia

    Bengali Sweets That Came By Parcel!

    I have just explored my photographic and nostalgic journey into the world of Rôshogolla or Rasgulla – probably the most famous Bengali Sweet in my previous article. Never in my wildest imagination did I expect another volatile mission so soon with my camera and my blogging – on one of my favourite topics – Bengali Sweets. That too traditional Bengali Sweets. But then not many are lucky to have a friend like mine who can not only talk about Bengali Sweets for hours but also couriers and parcels them for friends from across continents and countries. In the same article I had mentioned my friend Srikanth, a connoisseur in Bengali…