Bengali Food Recipes

Sunday Mangsho-r Jhol (a Bengali mutton curry)

engali goat meat mutton stew recipe

This is the quintessential, simple, mutton (goat) stew that is made in most Bengali homes on a Sunday afternoon. Of course, it is meant to be relished and devoured with ‘gorom bhaat’ (steamed white rice).  Continue reading “Sunday Mangsho-r Jhol (a Bengali mutton curry)”

Advertisements
travel

Las Vegas – Road Trip Final Destination

Las Vegas, Nevada road trip, travel postLas Vegas, Nevada, was our final stop for our road trip in February. We drove through Death Valley and the photo blog is hereContinue reading “Las Vegas – Road Trip Final Destination”

art, Etsy Shop

Vintage Pink Volkswagen Beetle – a colorful, painted, wall art

Pink Vintage Volkswagen Beetle Acrylic painting on canvas

I have quite a few cars that I really like but one of my most favorite has to be the Volkswagen Beetle. Especially super bright colored ones.  Continue reading “Vintage Pink Volkswagen Beetle – a colorful, painted, wall art”

Dessert, The Nolen Gur Series

Noler Gur Series : Part III ~ Paayesh (Rice Pudding)

Nolen Gurer Paayesh or Rice Pudding recipe
Easy three-ingredient Indian Rice Pudding – yes, that’s what ‘Paayesh’ really is. 
Continue reading “Noler Gur Series : Part III ~ Paayesh (Rice Pudding)”

travel

Road Trip to Death Valley National Park

Road Trip to Death Valley, CA Travel photography
For our 5th wedding anniversary, we decided to do a Road Trip. As soon as my Feb break would start (I am a middle school teacher and we get a week off in Feb!) AB and I decided to take off on the Saturday, first day of the break.  Continue reading “Road Trip to Death Valley National Park”

Dessert, The Nolen Gur Series

The Nolen Gur Series : Part II ~ Naarkel Naru

Naarkel Naru, Coconut balls with Nolen Gur

Naarkel Naru or Sweet Coconut Balls, a sweet treat made with just 3 ingredients, makes an appearance as the second part of my Nolen Gur Series. It’s a very versatile recipe and I say so because you can actually use this even as filling for other Indian desserts such as Patishapta, Pithe, etc. For my Patishapta (Indian crepe) recipe, click here. Continue reading “The Nolen Gur Series : Part II ~ Naarkel Naru”

art, Etsy Shop, photography

‘Nature in the Rain’ ~ the first photography-only post

leaf-black-and-white nature in the rain photography
Photography – A curiosity that has quickly become a hobby and now I find myself enjoying certain types of photography more than others. Food photography is certainly one the types I enjoy (you can tell by my food posts!) and now with the storm in California and the abundance of rain (Thank heavens!), I am ALWAYS intrigued by rain-soaked nature! I find the glistening water droplets beautiful, on leaves.  Continue reading “‘Nature in the Rain’ ~ the first photography-only post”

art, Canvas and Acrylic, Etsy Shop

Dragonflies in the Night Sky

Etsy painting acrylic by An Artsy Appetite, Dragonflies in the Night Sky
My Etsy shop was in a little bit of a hiatus. But I am back! Slowly but steadily…
And this whimsical acrylic painting on canvas of ‘Dragonflies in the Night Sky’ is what I am making a comeback with! Please click here for my Etsy art shop – ‘AnArtsyAppetite’ Continue reading “Dragonflies in the Night Sky”

Dessert, The Nolen Gur Series, Uncategorized

The Nolen Gur Series : Part I ~ Patishapta

dsc_0120Patishapta is the Bengali answer to a French Crepe. Unlike savory crepes, Patishapta is always sweet and is smaller in diameter. It has a sweetened coconut or a fudgy sweet cheese filling. So I can rightfully call this recipe ‘Crepes with Coconut and Jaggery’. 
Continue reading “The Nolen Gur Series : Part I ~ Patishapta”

Dessert, The Nolen Gur Series, Uncategorized

Nolen Gur ~ Uniquely Bengal

Date Palm Jaggery, Nolen Gur, Nalen Gur

What is ‘Nolen Gur’? Why is it so unique?
‘Nolen Gur’, ‘Notun Gur’ or ‘Khejur Gur’ is Date Palm Jaggery that is unique to Bengal. With the onset of a nip in the air, the local sweet (dessert) shops, in my hometown of Kolkata, are buzzing with eager customers buying the dairy-based sweets made with the ‘New Jaggery’. ‘Nolen’ stands for new, and ‘gur’ stands for jaggery. 

Continue reading “Nolen Gur ~ Uniquely Bengal”