A trip to London has always been high on my wish list. Not because an umpteen number of Bollywood movies have had London as their setting, but due to the fact that I am from Calcutta (erstwhile Kolkata, as the British would call it) and have always been intrigued by the institutions and ways of the English.
This Banana Walnut Cake is easy-peasy when you want to bake something delicious for your family without going overboard with frosting, etc. The texture of this cake is amazing as the sour cream makes it very moist, and it stays moist for two-three days.
Chole Masala or Chana Masala ~ a popular north-Indian savory dish of spiced garbanzo beans or chickpeas is the answer to everything. Be it weekday dinner, be it a vegetarian dish on the table for a dinner party or a delicious Indian dish if you are vegan and eat only gluten free, it’s great for all occasions. Read More
Spring is here and so are all the New Years that’s celebrated in all different regions of India. This recipe is the quick method to make these popular sweet fudgy cheese treats or ‘Shondesh’. ‘Sandesh’ or ‘Shondesh’ is a popular sweet treat from eastern India (Bengal) and comes in a variety of flavors. The main ingredient is milk. That’s made into fresh cheese which is then cooked with flavors to make different types of ‘shondesh’. My recipes for making these sweet treats is here:
Recipe for cheese for ‘shondesh’ is here.
Recipe for Rose Sandesh is here.
The National Gallery, right on Trafalgar Square, is a marvellous collection of artwork, specifically paintings, that cannot and must not be missed by anyone who is visiting London. The art museum houses Western European artwork from the 13th to the 19th century.
Tomato Date Raisins Chutney, Tomato Khejur-er Chutney or Indian Chutney – this recipe is a popular relish served in Bengali weddings or for a meal at home, at the very end just before dessert. It is easy to make and is an aromatic, flavorful sweet ending to any meal. Also it’s completely vegan and gluten free!
The famous rolls from Calcutta or Kolkata, make it to the West – all thanks to The Kati Roll Company. This little eatery tucked away in New York city can do a ton of good for your taste buds.