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…

Dark Chocolate Orange Cookies

These dark chocolate orange  cookies are soft in the centers, super thick and dense with crunchy edges, with lots of  dark chocolate and orange zest. Recipe Preparation time: 20 min Baking time: 12-14 min Resting time: 4 hours Serves: 25 cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup  unsalted butter at room temperature 2/3 cup  light  brown sugar 1 large egg, at…

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…

Thin crust Cauliflower Pizza(gluten-free)

About gluten intolerance Gluten is a protein found primarily in wheat, barley and rye. If a person has a gluten intolerance, this protein can cause digestive problems such as gassiness, abdominal pain or diarrhea. My husband has gluten intolerance,and hence he avoids eating bread, pizza or any other food that contains gluten. And hence I try to make…

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…

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…

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…