Sondesh is a type of sweet treat that is typical to Kolkata or (Calcutta, if you please!) And it’s notorious for it’s popularity among Bengalis! It is high in protein because it’s made with cheese or ‘chhana’ or ‘chena’ that is derived from fresh whole milk. The added delight to this is the number of flavors it comes in. Sondesh can be consumed as a treat just by itself, a snack or even dessert. I do know people in Calcutta who literally need to eat one sondesh a day after their meal or that meal remains incomplete! But then again, we have to agree that in Calcutta sweets are not only popular, they are readily and very easily available in the city. Outside Bengal, it is known as ‘sandesh‘. Continue reading “Rose Sondesh ~ a Rose Mithai for Diwali”
My joy of triumph knows no bounds. Why? You are talking to a yogurt lover about the joy of making her own whole milk yogurt at home. And my ‘success’ coincided with the 4th of July. For real.
Continue reading “Homemade Whole Milk Yogurt ~ Happy 4th of July!”
Going by what a Chinese food fanatic I am and then when I went to a Michelin Star Cantonese restaurant with family and friends during my recent visit to New York, I could not help but share the experience here. I am, by no means, a professional restaurant reviewer. This is my experience and thoughts on Hakkasan, New York.
Continue reading “Hakkasan New York ~ a Michelin Star Restaurant Review”
This is a no hassle quick vegetarian recipe. After eating this one of my friends, who is from South India herself, told me “Sumana, it tastes so good. Like temple food.” Continue reading “Aloo Gobi (South Indian style)”
This is treasure island for all those you love your decorating your garden, patio, front yard, backyard and interiors!
Continue reading “Potstop ~ Your one-stop shop for home and garden decor”
Coming from the tropics myself, papaya was readily available everywhere. Typically a ripened papaya is consumed as it is, like a fruit. But a green or unripened one was usually used for savory dishes.
Continue reading “Green Papaya Relish with Cranberries”
If you know Thai cuisine, you will know the Thai curries. And on the first day of Spring, here’s presenting you a colorful and nutritious dish with veggies galore and tofu. Continue reading “Thai Red Curry ~ Vegetarian”
Let’s not do the math and see for how long I have gone amiss from the blogosphere. But some of you have asked me with a bewildered expression, “You’ve stopped blogging. WHY?!” Continue reading “Chocolate Bundt Cake”
“Christmas time is here
Happiness and cheer
Fun for all that children call
Their favorite time of the year”
One of my favorite Christmas songs and here is a recipe to match it.
Continue reading “Chicken and Potato Herb Roast”
The holiday season has begun and here I am catching up on my blogging! I have been away from blogging for 3 weeks and I finally got the time this weekend to post about my live jazz music experience!
Continue reading “Chicago and Jazz”