Author: An Artsy Appetite

The Nolen Gur Series: Part IV ~ Nolen Gur-er Eggless Cake Recipe

I have gone a tad bit overboard with Nolen Gur, here on my blog. As a personal favorite, I have loved the flavor, fragrance, and the sweetness it gives. Moreover, my post on Nolen Gur and why it’s unique has grabbed a lot of attention, especially these winter months when it’s freshly available in the market. You can find the post here ~ https://anartsyappetite.com/nolen-gur-uniquely-bengal/ Advertisements

Winter in Kolkata I : Homemade Food and Stories

Last December, AB and I were on a ten-day whirlwind trip to Kolkata. We were primarily there for some visa-related work but since we were home after three years, family, friends, and relatives didn’t stop short of smothering us with an abundance of homemade delicious meals – for breakfast, lunch, tea-time snacks, dinner, and the time that is between! With my camera in tow, I clicked as much as I could, secretly trying to capture the love with which all these were made.

Organic ‘Chhena’ or Fresh Indian Cheese Recipe (Homemade Paneer Recipe)

This is freshly made paneer or ‘chhena’  ( a.k.a. ‘chhana’) or fresh Indian cheese. The texture of this cheese is slightly firmer than ricotta cheese, the latter being very creamy.  However, if you knead it well, this ‘chhena’ becomes very smooth and creamy, too. Also, the process of making ricotta cheese and ‘chhena’ are the same. Even though an internet-search shows paneer is ‘cottage cheese’, the texture of the two are very different. Cottage cheese is loose with curds while paneer or ‘chhena’ is not loose.   ‘Chhena’  can be easily made at home and stored in an airtight container, mixed with sugar and other flavors to prepare sweets or desserts during the Indian festive season!