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…

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…

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…

Navratan Korma

What is Navratan Korma Navratan Korma is a creamy and delicious Indian Mughlai vegetable dish. It is a delicious mixed vegetable curry dish loaded with veggies, nuts and fruits. It is slightly sweet in taste and is an excellent way to get your kids to eat veggies. This dish is very popular in North India…