• 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…

  • Rasgulla Macapuno - a fusion dessert with popular Bengali sweet Rasgulla and Filipino favourite Macapuno
    Food Inspiration,  Recipes

    Rasgulla Macapuno – When a Filipina Turns into a Bong

    Rasgulla Macapuno is our fusion dessert inspired by Rasgulla, the popular Bengali sweet and Macapuno, the sweetened tender coconut flesh used in several Filipino desserts. This recipe has been aired on Dubai One TV for a special Ramadan Episode. I am back to Rasgullas once again. Being a Bengali doesn’t take you too far away from them. Rasgulla or Rôshogolla is a very famous Bengali Sweet and probably one of my favourite topics to explore and experiment. I have previously written an essay on it. Today’s recipe is very close to my heart as it involves my Lady M, our Filipina nanny without whom my endless photographic sessions on food…

  • Rasgulla or Rôshogolla - perhaps the most famous of Bengali Sweets
    Kolkata,  UNESCO Heritage

    Rôshogolla or Rasgulla – Bengali’s Own Sweet

    We are just 2 days into the Bengali New Year and what better excuse can there be than this to share a bit of Bangaliana (everything Bengali) with everyone – the ones who are already familiar with Bengali culture and tradition and also those who are absolutely uninitiated to it. But where to start and how to start? When you grow up amidst a certain culture it becomes so much a part of you that it is not very easy to dissect oneself from it and write about it, specially if the intention is to introduce that culture to the world. But nothing is impossible. One just has to make…

  • Finally, Icecream Rasgulla & Blueberry Sauce
    Kolkata,  Recipes

    Icecream Rasgulla with Blueberry Sauce Inspired by Holi

    Holi Nostalgia – The inspiration behind this dessert dish Holi, the festival of colours is probably the most famous of all Indian festivals. The entire land as well as the people of India turns into a big canvas on which colours are smeared upon. I’m always debating as to which Indian festival is more popular – Holi or Diwali? And which is more fun – the blurbs of colours in Holi or the bursting of crackers during Diwali? If you are in India, there isn’t any debate. You can have a super colourful Holi and a very noisy Diwali without getting into any trouble with the law! But, if you…