Coffee Walnut Biscotti

Biscotti is Italian rectangular Biscuits or cookies that originated in the Tuscan city of Prato. They are made of flour, baking powder, nuts and dry fruits. At first they are baked like cake and then baked twice to make them crisp like biscuits. Biscotti are baked twice, which gives them their dry, crunchy texture. The dough is first shaped into…

Lamington Cake Squares

About the recipe A lamington is an Australian cake made from squares of butter cake or sponge cake coated in an outer layer of chocolate sauce and rolled in dried shredded coconut. The thin mixture is absorbed into the outside of the sponge cake and left to set, giving the cake a distinctive texture. These cake squares are simply irresistible…

Bhapa Mishti doi (Steamed Sweet Yoghurt)

About the recipe Mishti doi( মিষ্টি দই) , literally sweet curd) is a fermented caramelized dahi (yogurt) is a very popular dessert throughout  Indian states of West Bengal, Tripura, Assam, and Odisha. It is also very popular in Bangladesh. It is originally made with just  milk, curd and sugar/jaggery. The method of making mishti doi is…

Simple Assamese Comfort food

For me comfort food is that which reminds me of my childhood common food,that my mother cooked for us. We were eating very simple food like alu pitika, mach pitika, daal and rice. Today also these type of food gives me immense pleasure. Hence I am sharing a simple Assamese comfort platter. My native is…

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…