sankranti recipes Archive

  • Ranga aloo r rosher pitha / mishti aloo r pithe puli : Festivals are living museum of Nation’s culture and traditions. It is like a window to each other’s culture, rituals and traditions, especially in culturally diversified country like India, where each of the corner of the country celebrate Makar Sankranti in its own way, yet the ritualism and traditions are so different from each other and off course the wide array of food platter. Food has an incredible power […]

    Ranga aloo r rosher puli pithe / Sweet potato dumplings for Sankranti

    Ranga aloo r rosher pitha / mishti aloo r pithe puli : Festivals are living museum of Nation’s culture and traditions. It is like a window to each other’s culture, rituals and traditions, especially in culturally diversified country like India, where each of the corner of the country celebrate Makar Sankranti in its own way, yet the ritualism and traditions are so different from each other and off course the wide array of food platter. Food has an incredible power […]

  • Happy Sankranti to all my readers. Gur er naru / coconut and jaggery confection balls for Sankranti : In last few days we were busy transferring our site to a different server. Hence could not post any new recipes. Gur’er naru or coconut jaggery sweet balls is one amazingly simple Indian confection that you can make at home in no time. Paper boats. Colorful toffee wrappers. Orange shaped lozenges. Narkel’er naru. Childhood memories. Precious moments resplendent with innocence, joy and […]

    Gur’er naru / Coconut and jaggery sweet confection balls

    Happy Sankranti to all my readers. Gur er naru / coconut and jaggery confection balls for Sankranti : In last few days we were busy transferring our site to a different server. Hence could not post any new recipes. Gur’er naru or coconut jaggery sweet balls is one amazingly simple Indian confection that you can make at home in no time. Paper boats. Colorful toffee wrappers. Orange shaped lozenges. Narkel’er naru. Childhood memories. Precious moments resplendent with innocence, joy and […]

  • Mishti aloo r pantua / Sweet potato gulab jamun for Sankranti : I cook lots of sweets now a days (read post-marriage addiction). So when Sankranti festival is near how can I celebrate it without any sweets to adorn my table. To celebrate the occasion here we present – sweet potato jamuns or mishti aloo’r pantua as it is lovingly known in Bengal. This sweet potato jamuns were on my long list of “things to do”. I was always daunted […]

    Mishti aloo’r pantua / sweet potato gulab jamun – Sankranti recipes

    Mishti aloo r pantua / Sweet potato gulab jamun for Sankranti : I cook lots of sweets now a days (read post-marriage addiction). So when Sankranti festival is near how can I celebrate it without any sweets to adorn my table. To celebrate the occasion here we present – sweet potato jamuns or mishti aloo’r pantua as it is lovingly known in Bengal. This sweet potato jamuns were on my long list of “things to do”. I was always daunted […]

  • Mug daler bhaja pithe – stuffed lentil shells : Sankranti is not just one day celebration for us Bengali, but it is week-long celebration specially when it comes to relish those extravagant spread of  pithe-puli . So today I am going to share with you very special family recipe and my favourite one too. For festivals like Sankranti every Bengali earnestly waited for three things, a good coconut, that elusive date palm jaggery and freshly harvested rice. And with just three ingredients an array of delicious […]

    Post Sankranti mung dal er pithe – savory coconut stuffed yellow lentil shells

    Mug daler bhaja pithe – stuffed lentil shells : Sankranti is not just one day celebration for us Bengali, but it is week-long celebration specially when it comes to relish those extravagant spread of  pithe-puli . So today I am going to share with you very special family recipe and my favourite one too. For festivals like Sankranti every Bengali earnestly waited for three things, a good coconut, that elusive date palm jaggery and freshly harvested rice. And with just three ingredients an array of delicious […]

  • The Sun is the Self of the world, moving as well as unmoving.  Surya Upanishad, Atharva Veda   Til badam chikki / Sesame brittle : Sun’s transmigration from one zodiac to another, makar (Capricorn) is considered very auspicious in Hinduism and is being celebrated as makar sankranti through out the country. In some states it also coincides with the harvest festival too, like in West Bengal where it is known as “Poushe sankranti”, amidst all the rituals the most awaited moments are however a lavish […]

    Til badam ki chikki aka Sesame – almond brittle

    The Sun is the Self of the world, moving as well as unmoving.  Surya Upanishad, Atharva Veda   Til badam chikki / Sesame brittle : Sun’s transmigration from one zodiac to another, makar (Capricorn) is considered very auspicious in Hinduism and is being celebrated as makar sankranti through out the country. In some states it also coincides with the harvest festival too, like in West Bengal where it is known as “Poushe sankranti”, amidst all the rituals the most awaited moments are however a lavish […]

  • 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, […]

  • Does cooking needs some special skills ? Or is it just a matter of personal taste and choices, preferences ? Or do you believe that any one can cook ? just any one…??? If you have watched  Ratatouille (the movie), you must have known, what and who am I referring to , the famous French chef Gusteau who believes that “anyone can cook” , just you need right aptitude for it. Cooking is an art, and that involves not only […]

    coconut laddoo / sweet coconut balls

    Does cooking needs some special skills ? Or is it just a matter of personal taste and choices, preferences ? Or do you believe that any one can cook ? just any one…??? If you have watched  Ratatouille (the movie), you must have known, what and who am I referring to , the famous French chef Gusteau who believes that “anyone can cook” , just you need right aptitude for it. Cooking is an art, and that involves not only […]

  • 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 […]