bengali sweets Archive

  • Saffronstreaks wishes everyone who stops by very Happy Vijaydashami On this special occasion we are celebrating it with paneer jalebi which Bongs fondly refers to as “chanar jilepi”. Bengal the sweet pot of India always relishes on sweets that are made with pure fresh chana or cheese rather than the milk solids or mawa. This chanar jilepi or paneer jalebi is very much indigenous to the Bengali cuisine and is something that you wont come across in other cities frequently.   This is very simple […]

    Celebrating Dusshera with Bengali chanar / paneer jalebi

    Saffronstreaks wishes everyone who stops by very Happy Vijaydashami On this special occasion we are celebrating it with paneer jalebi which Bongs fondly refers to as “chanar jilepi”. Bengal the sweet pot of India always relishes on sweets that are made with pure fresh chana or cheese rather than the milk solids or mawa. This chanar jilepi or paneer jalebi is very much indigenous to the Bengali cuisine and is something that you wont come across in other cities frequently.   This is very simple […]

  • Patishapta pithe / Rice crepes with sweetened coconut filling : I know I am little late in wishing everyone Happy Sankranti , but at times it becomes really difficult to squeeze out some extra time for blogging, and when it coincide with Holidays it becomes all the more difficult. It was a long weekend, here in US, and being new in NC, we went to scout the neighborhood, a short trip to State’s Farmers Market which reveals some new surprises, […]

    Pithe patishapta for Sankranti or rice crepes with coconut filling

    Patishapta pithe / Rice crepes with sweetened coconut filling : I know I am little late in wishing everyone Happy Sankranti , but at times it becomes really difficult to squeeze out some extra time for blogging, and when it coincide with Holidays it becomes all the more difficult. It was a long weekend, here in US, and being new in NC, we went to scout the neighborhood, a short trip to State’s Farmers Market which reveals some new surprises, […]

  • Bengali’s love for sweet dish is well-known affair and sondesh they simply adore it. The great Bengali luncheon always ends on a sweet note, and it does not stops there, it continues with late afternoon tea and dinner as well. Life revolves around tales of sweets from birth, marriage till death and memories laden with nostalgia keep haunting, weaving the stories and unfolding the secrets of sandesh making, a culinary art which remains the forte of selected few. A 150 year […]

    mango sandesh – a summer delight

    Bengali’s love for sweet dish is well-known affair and sondesh they simply adore it. The great Bengali luncheon always ends on a sweet note, and it does not stops there, it continues with late afternoon tea and dinner as well. Life revolves around tales of sweets from birth, marriage till death and memories laden with nostalgia keep haunting, weaving the stories and unfolding the secrets of sandesh making, a culinary art which remains the forte of selected few. A 150 year […]

  • The world is becoming a huge melting pot where diverse cultures melts, embracing each others flavours, ethnicity wears a contemporary look and modernization rooted in traditions, culinary and cultural boundaries has dissolved long ago into oblivion and the global gourmet table wears a (con) fusion look. Hollaindaise embraces cilantro, rasgullas are dressed up with strawberry foam, gulabjamuns sweating in chocolate fondue, rasmalais lost their way in mascarpone cheese cakes, avials are the new (rata)touille, futomaki (sushi) goes lyrical with mango salsa, kimchis are well secured inside tacos, […]

    bhapa sandesh meets strawberry and a bengali fusion delight

    The world is becoming a huge melting pot where diverse cultures melts, embracing each others flavours, ethnicity wears a contemporary look and modernization rooted in traditions, culinary and cultural boundaries has dissolved long ago into oblivion and the global gourmet table wears a (con) fusion look. Hollaindaise embraces cilantro, rasgullas are dressed up with strawberry foam, gulabjamuns sweating in chocolate fondue, rasmalais lost their way in mascarpone cheese cakes, avials are the new (rata)touille, futomaki (sushi) goes lyrical with mango salsa, kimchis are well secured inside tacos, […]

  • Bengali mishti doi / sweet yogurt is the quintessential dessert without which a Bengali lunch can be said as complete. Ingredients: Milk (full cream): 500 ml Date jaggery (crushed) : 2-3 tbsp Curd: 2 tsp with live culture bacteria Method : Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan and reduce it to 1/2 of its original quantity. Take off from the heat and let it cool slightly for couple of minutes. Add the date jaggery to the milk and […]

    Bengali mishti doi / sweet yogurt

    Bengali mishti doi / sweet yogurt is the quintessential dessert without which a Bengali lunch can be said as complete. Ingredients: Milk (full cream): 500 ml Date jaggery (crushed) : 2-3 tbsp Curd: 2 tsp with live culture bacteria Method : Heat the milk in a heavy bottom pan and reduce it to 1/2 of its original quantity. Take off from the heat and let it cool slightly for couple of minutes. Add the date jaggery to the milk and […]

  • Bengali nolen gurer payesh or rice pudding with date jaggery / molasses is the most favoured desserts in Bengali homes for any occasions. Ingredients: Milk: 200ml Rice (gobindo bhog) or any fragrant rice: 6 tsp Date jaggery / molasses (crushed) : 1/2 cup Bay leaf: 1 or 2 Cardamom pods: 2-3 Method: Soak the rice (gobindo bhog or dubraj or any fragrant small to medium grain rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and let it dry for few more […]

    Bengali nolen gurer payesh / rice pudding with date jaggery

    Bengali nolen gurer payesh or rice pudding with date jaggery / molasses is the most favoured desserts in Bengali homes for any occasions. Ingredients: Milk: 200ml Rice (gobindo bhog) or any fragrant rice: 6 tsp Date jaggery / molasses (crushed) : 1/2 cup Bay leaf: 1 or 2 Cardamom pods: 2-3 Method: Soak the rice (gobindo bhog or dubraj or any fragrant small to medium grain rice in water for 30 minutes. Drain and let it dry for few more […]

  • Who doesn’t love rosogolla or rasgulla ? It is perhaps the most wanted and hot favourite sweet not only among the Bengalis but the entire nation loved it. I am sure the foodies / non-foodies alike will agree with me on this. Rasgulla / rosogolla comes in all the sizes but when you gulp down the sweet cheese balls soaked in syrup , it filled you with joy and happiness. A pot full of rasgulla for every occasion. Rosogolla r payesh / rasgulle ki kheer is one of […]

    rosogolla r payesh / rasgulla e ki kheer

    Who doesn’t love rosogolla or rasgulla ? It is perhaps the most wanted and hot favourite sweet not only among the Bengalis but the entire nation loved it. I am sure the foodies / non-foodies alike will agree with me on this. Rasgulla / rosogolla comes in all the sizes but when you gulp down the sweet cheese balls soaked in syrup , it filled you with joy and happiness. A pot full of rasgulla for every occasion. Rosogolla r payesh / rasgulle ki kheer is one of […]

  • Rasgulla or rossogulla as far as I know was my sweet dear friend , eons ago in my school. She has a very pretty face and was very sweet looking, chubby, cute and golu-molu kind of. All the teachers fondly called her “rasgulla” after the great Indian dessert ! Then there was this tall Bengali boy who always prefers to eat his lunch alone as he used to have at least two rossogulla in his tiffin. One day I happened […]

    who owns the rasgulla or rossogulla?

    Rasgulla or rossogulla as far as I know was my sweet dear friend , eons ago in my school. She has a very pretty face and was very sweet looking, chubby, cute and golu-molu kind of. All the teachers fondly called her “rasgulla” after the great Indian dessert ! Then there was this tall Bengali boy who always prefers to eat his lunch alone as he used to have at least two rossogulla in his tiffin. One day I happened […]

  • …durga puja special recipe… rasgulla or rossogulla No it is not a cheese balls dipped in sugary syrup but it is the old sweet everyone’s favorite  rossogulla or rasgulla, which wins millions of hearts across the world. No translation please ! Read here for a sweet and short story on rasgulla. But how to make rasgulla at home ? This question has perhaps intrigued us most, so here we present a step-by-step procedure of making rosogolla or rasgulla Ingredients: Milk: 1 l Lemon […]

    rasgulla or rossogulla

    …durga puja special recipe… rasgulla or rossogulla No it is not a cheese balls dipped in sugary syrup but it is the old sweet everyone’s favorite  rossogulla or rasgulla, which wins millions of hearts across the world. No translation please ! Read here for a sweet and short story on rasgulla. But how to make rasgulla at home ? This question has perhaps intrigued us most, so here we present a step-by-step procedure of making rosogolla or rasgulla Ingredients: Milk: 1 l Lemon […]

  • SHUBHO   BIJOYA We wishes everyone who stops by a very “Happy Vijayadashami”. We hope you have enjoyed the Durga puja in Bangalore and the images that we have uploaded here. We also hope that you have liked the special series on “Durga puja special recipes” . Today we are concluding the series on “Durga puja special recipes” with 3 types of Bengali sweets. Enjoy the “Dusshera” with lots of sweets. Subho bijoya 2011 with kalakand Dashami te mishti doi, […]

    shubho bijoya

    SHUBHO   BIJOYA We wishes everyone who stops by a very “Happy Vijayadashami”. We hope you have enjoyed the Durga puja in Bangalore and the images that we have uploaded here. We also hope that you have liked the special series on “Durga puja special recipes” . Today we are concluding the series on “Durga puja special recipes” with 3 types of Bengali sweets. Enjoy the “Dusshera” with lots of sweets. Subho bijoya 2011 with kalakand Dashami te mishti doi, […]

  •  Updated: This blog post has been re-edited, re-photographed and re-published with a different title. Orange in milk ? Would not it get curdled ? That was my first reaction when Ma mentioned about something called “Kheer komola“. She makes beautiful payesh, just perfect, the best one and of all the payesh variety she has ever made for the festivals or simple homey occasions, ” kheer komola ” however has never surfaced, until that day. It so happened that one of our family friends had sent us huge crate of oranges from […]

    Orange basundi / kheer komola – Indian dessert

     Updated: This blog post has been re-edited, re-photographed and re-published with a different title. Orange in milk ? Would not it get curdled ? That was my first reaction when Ma mentioned about something called “Kheer komola“. She makes beautiful payesh, just perfect, the best one and of all the payesh variety she has ever made for the festivals or simple homey occasions, ” kheer komola ” however has never surfaced, until that day. It so happened that one of our family friends had sent us huge crate of oranges from […]

  • …poila baisakh special recipes… …bhapa sandesh or steamed sandesh – a Bengali sweetdish… We are concluding the series on “poila baisakh special recipes” on a sweet note with one of the signature dish from the Bengali cuisine – Bhapa sandesh. Bhapa Sandesh or the steamed sandesh Ingredients: Milk: 1 liter Powdered sugar: 2-3 tbsp Vanilla essence: few drops Lemon juice: 1 Raisins: few for garnishing Method to Prepare: To make fresh channa or cottage cheese: see here for an illustration […]

    bhapa sandesh

    …poila baisakh special recipes… …bhapa sandesh or steamed sandesh – a Bengali sweetdish… We are concluding the series on “poila baisakh special recipes” on a sweet note with one of the signature dish from the Bengali cuisine – Bhapa sandesh. Bhapa Sandesh or the steamed sandesh Ingredients: Milk: 1 liter Powdered sugar: 2-3 tbsp Vanilla essence: few drops Lemon juice: 1 Raisins: few for garnishing Method to Prepare: To make fresh channa or cottage cheese: see here for an illustration […]