Chitti Kajalu | Andhra Mini Kaja

Chitti Kajalu

Chitti Kajalu is the mini version of the Kaja, an Andhra Special deep fried sweet made during Deepavali. We started the Deepavali Sweets and Savories this weekend and since Amma always has the tradition of making sweets first, she made this quick bites before starting the savory preparation. The proportion she used for these Chitti […]

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Eggless Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Triple Chocolate Cookies

Eggless Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies is a delicious mix of brown sugar and a combination of semi sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips. I wanted to make it fully with just brown sugar but changed it in the last moment to halve it by using regular powdered sugar. I made this batch along with […]

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Eggless Dark Chocolate Brookies

Eggless Dark Chocolate Brookies

Eggless Dark Chocolate Brookies is an interesting mix of a brownie with a cookie. The final baked dish is a cross between both as it is chewy and soft, at the same time baked in a cookie shape. I used Dark Cocoa powder to get this Eggless Brookie. I was first introduced to this dish […]

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Cheese Nacho Dip

Cheese Nacho Dip

Cheese Nacho Dip is something you can make in flat 5 to 7 mins, provided you have all the ingredients on hand. I always have these stocked as I never know when my kids would want a dip or a sauce. Though some of the ingredients used in this are not always stocked liked the […]

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Tota Puli | How to make Bengali Tota Puli

Tota Puli

Tota Puli is my choice for T in the A to Z Bengali Sweet Series. There are some traditional sweets starting with T such as Talsansh Sandesh, Tangail Cham Chama, while I also came across Tripti, a Sweet shop version. For a long time, I was hooked on Tal sansh Sandesh as this one seems […]

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Sita Bhog | How to make Sitabhog

Sita Bhog

Sita Bhog is my choice for S in the A to Z Bengali Sweets Series. I don’t think I came across any other Bengali Sweet starting with S that prompted me to select. I first read about this in a “Must eat Bengali Sweets” list and very reluctantly chose this, hoping I would get another […]

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Pantua | How to make Bengali Style Gulab Jamun

Pantua

Pantua is my choice for P in the A to Z Bengali Sweet Series. I didn’t search for anything else when I read about Pantua. This is the most popular and commonly misunderstood sweet from Bengal. Everybody says this is same as Gulab Jamun. Even for Lyangcha that I made, many said its Gulab Jamun […]

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Nikhuti Payesh | How to make Nikuti Payesh

Nikhuti Payesh

Nikhuti Payesh is my choice for N. The other N I had was Nalen Gurer Payesh, so many to do with the Nolen Gur Jaggery. Since this is a winter ingredient and on top, I have read many Bengali Food Bloggers in Chennai lamenting that they don’t get it here, I knew it was not […]

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Lyangcha | How to make Langcha

Lyangcha

Lyangcha or Langcha is my choice for L in the A to Z Bengali Sweets Series. This Lyangcha is popular in West Bengal, Odisha, Assam and in the eastern regions of India. Traditionally it was prepared from Khoya, now it is replaced with milk powder and flour, deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup. It’s […]

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Jilapi | How to make Chanar Jalebi

Jilapi

Jilapi or Bengali Chanar Jalebi is my choice for J. I didn’t really search much for this alphabet as this was the first one that made me pick up this theme. Amma spoke to me about Bengali Jalebi and I remembered reading about Chanar Jalebi. So Jilapi, as it is referred by the Bengalis, is made […]

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