Happy Diwali to all of you! May the Indian Festival of Lights brighten up your lives, illuminate your homes and your minds. May Health be there… Happiness will follow. May Peace be there… Prosperity will follow. May Love be there… Luck will follow. Today’s recipe has been lovingly cooked by my Aunt who’s been visiting us for a while. While she left for Kolkata … Read More Gajorer Payesh/Carrot Pudding | Happy Diwali!
Childhood memories of Eid bring in the sweet taste of Semaiya Kheer or vermicelli pudding, also called Shemaiyer Payesh in Bengali. Eid Mubarak! Festivities bring in lots of varied emotions… emotions of togetherness, memories of childhood and hope for the future. Nothing like being in a city like Dubai, where people from all over the world come together and call them their homes. The word Eid means ‘festivity’ in Arabic. And … Read More Semaiya Kheer or Vermicelli Pudding to celebrate Eid
Today’s dish is special and very primitive. The only other way to explain the importance of a traditional Payesh/Rice Pudding is to compare it with Champagne. If you can understand the importance of Champagne to bring in a family celebration then you can probably understand the importance of Payesh. Or say, cutting a cake on a birthday. For a Bengali, a spoonful of Payesh … Read More Notun Gurer Payesh/Traditional Bengali Rice Pudding | Remembering My Dida