Qatayef (stuffed and fried pancakes)

It’s the month of Ramadan and an ifter without qatayef is not complete. Qatayef or katayef is an Arabic dessert commonly served during the month of Ramadan, a sort of sweet pancake filled with cream or nuts. It can be described as a fried and folded stuffed pancake. Different kinds of Qatayef  Qatayef is usually made out of all purpose flour, baking…

Flaky Kunafa Gujiya

What is Gujiya Gujiya is a sweet deep fried dumplings, native to the Indian subcontinent, made with  maida(all purpose flour) stuffed with a mixture of sweetened khoa (milk solids; also called mawa) and dried fruits, and fried in ghee.  Several regional cuisines in India feature dishes similar to gujia, but with different fillings. In my region, filling is made of grated coconut and…

Baked Rasgulla

Rasgulla or rasogulla is a famous and signature sweet dish of the Bengalis. It’s also very popular in Orissa. Rasgulla is made from ball-shaped dumplings of chena (an Indian cottage cheese), cooked in light syrup made of sugar. It is very easy to make yet tastes superb.  I already shared my rasgulla recipe in my blog and the…

Baked Chocolate Oats

About the recipe Oats are  among the healthiest grains on earth.They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber.Consuming oats regularly will help  weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease. Generally we make oats porridge made with milk and then add fruits and nuts…

Patisapta Cake

What is Patisapta Patishapta is a popular authentic Bengali dessert. Thin crepes made with refined flour, rice flour and semolina. Stuffed with a tasty grated coconut and milk filling. Winter in Bengal brings forth all manner festivities and the very special art of pitha making – rice-based sweets and savouries. There are over a hundred different types…

Persian Cruncy Baked Saffron Rice(Tachin)

About the dish Tachin, also spelled as tah chin, is an Iranian rice cake primarily consisting of rice, yogurt, saffron, and eggs.Also known as tahcheen, this crispy baked Persian rice is often layered with meat, dried fruit, spices, and presented in a rectangular shape. The key to this recipe is a yogurt-egg-oil-saffron mixture that is mixed with par boiled rice, then layered…

Baked Cheesecake with Pomegranate compote

About the recipe Christmas means lots of cake, cup cakes and muffins. To celebrate this christmas I am sharing a beautiful baked cheese cake with pomegranate toppings. It is not only super delicious to eat but also very attractive to enjoy during this festive season. Recipe Preparation time: 20 mins (+ 2 hours chilling &…

Macarons with lemon butter cream frosting

What is Macaron A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection. It is made by combining icing sugar and ground almonds into a fine mixture. In a separate bowl, egg whites are beaten to a meringue-like consistency. The two elements are then folded together until they are the consistency of “shaving foam”, and then are piped, left to form a skin, and…

Pavlova with hung curd and mix berry toppings

What is Pavlova Pavlova is a meringue-based light dessert mostly popular in New Zealand and Australia. The dessert is named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova who toured Australia and New Zealand in 1926. Pavlova is made from egg whites that are slowly baked in a relatively cool oven. The egg whites take on a chewy-crisp texture…

Coconut Macaroons

What is Macaroons Macaroons are a kind of soft flourless cookies made from shredded coconut held together by egg whites. They have a craggy surface and chewy interior. It is said to be originated in Italy and popular throughout Europe and America. It is a very easy and quick recipe with very few ingredients. The…