Durga Puja 2013 Timtable and Kalakand in Microwave

Durga puja has already started. As Bengal gets decked up with all the pandals and the puja shopping almost come to an end, I on the other hand, living thousands of miles away is waiting for this weekend to arrive. The Durga puja in the US is held during weekends just for the convenience of the attendees.

Patol Mishti

There can be many savory dishes made with patol, but a sweet entirely of sweets is definitely a stand apart.

Guest Post: Rasogolla (Rasgulla)

The soft white and mushy balls dipped in sugar syrup – can a Bong ask for anything more. Yes, rasogollas are one of the most popular sweets among Bengalis. Here’s how you can prepare it at home.

Sewaiyan Payesh (Sweet Vermicelli Pudding)

After a long unwanted break, I am back with another recipe. Just to make all the Cook Like a Bong fans happy here’s a sweet preparation to make you happy.

Vermicelli payes, or vermicelli pudding is very easily made. It takes little time, and no hustle to prepare.

The sweetness of the pudding and the softness of the vermicelii noodles make this pudding a very exotic dessert. Enjoy it hot or cold.

Strawberry Sandesh

A Bong cant be separated from sweets, and not without reason. Sample soft rasogollas or smooth sandesh, and you would know.

Sandesh is of several kinds. This post explains in easy steps how to prepare Strawberry Sandesh, which is a little twisted from the veritable way of preparing you general run of the mill kind sandesh. The curd cheese is sweetened and flavored with fresh strawberry puree to give the light pinkish tinge and the irresistible flavor of this dessert.

Prepare it, have a bite and let me know how you fared. Bon Appetite!

Rasogollar Payesh

There was a time when Bengalis had reigned the economic, political, social, educational and even the culinary sphere of the country. But, now the first four spheres have almost vanished, the culinary part still remains though. Bengali rasogolla is exported all over the world and its just the best way to pamper your sweet tooth.
Reading time: 3min
Cooking time: 30mins
Makes 16 rasgulla

Patishapta

Bengalis are renowned for their love for anything sweet, be that Rasogolla, Sandesh, or any kind of Pithe / Pitha. Among all these Pithe, the most popular one is Patishapta. Patishapta is prepared with rice and wheat flour mixed together, forming a crepe and having a coconut and jaggery filling.
Reading time: 3min
Preparation time: 10min
Cooking time: 25mins
Makes 10 patishapta

Sujir Halwa

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Vanilla Rabdi

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Kala Paturi

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