Dessert Archive

Mugsamli or Bhaja Muger Puli (Fried Bengali Dumplings with Toasted Moong Pulses)

  Have you heard of the Bengali dish called Mugsamli? The traditional Mugsamli is for those who love sweets with a touch of savoury and spice! Mugsamli, Mugshamli or Mugsamuli is one of those dishes that is made during Poush Sankranti or Makar Sankranti. It is essentially a fried dumpling that has ...Read More

Poush Sankranti Recipe: Patishapta (Bengali Sweet Crepes with Filling)

  Cosmopolitan Currymania wishes you all a very Happy Poush Sankranti!   Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti is that time of the year for the Bengalis when even the sweet-haters turn optimistic. For a Bengali, food takes centrestage in the Makar Sankranti harvest festival. Bengalis love to spend this time by singing, ...Read More

Poush Parbon Recipe: Ranga Aalur Pithe (A Traditional Festive Bengali Dessert using Sweet Potato)

  Poush Sankranti is just round the corner. Every year, January 14th/15th is called Makar Sankranti or Poush Sankranti, which denotes the culmination of the Poush month in the Bengal calendar, and the beginning of the Maagh month and festivities thereafter. The Poush month-end or Poush Parbon is also an indication that the ...Read More

Nolen Gurer Narkeler Naru (Bengali-Style Coconut Balls with Date Palm Jaggery)

    It is that time of the year when a Bengali craves for the first sight of Maa Durga. There is an aura of the supreme Goddess that lingers in the air during this time. This familiarity can only be felt! If you are a Bengali yourself, you will definitely relate ...Read More

My #ChefsWithChunkies Entry: Chunkies Dessert Dumplings with Chilled Bengali Shinni

  The other day, I tasted a pack of Britannia Good Day Chunkies. The very next moment the idea of creating my signature “cookie dumplings” with a little twist on a rather underestimated Indian dessert—the age-old Bengali Shinni—came to my mind. The traditional Shinni or Sinni is actually a Prashad or the ...Read More

Chyavanprash-Infused Kala Jamun and Black Sesame Ice Cream

    Black is in! I am not taking about fashion, but food. This bizarre culinary trend has sparked conversation among foodies, made headlines in the newspapers and prompted food-lovers to share their pics on social media too. While some might find black food as weird, others do find the “new-gen” concept ...Read More

Mumbai Sweets to die for…

  By now you know that I have a big sweet tooth! Having spent years in this part of the country, I love the sweet dishes in Mumbai. The sweets in Mumbai have a huge variety and in sweet shops in Mumbai, you get sweets almost from all parts of India. The ...Read More

It’s Raining Kulfis at Barbeque Nation!

    This summer, it is time to re-invent the buffet experience at the casual-dining restaurant chain Barbeque Nation. The restaurant has recently introduced a live counter called “Kulfi Nation” as one of its star dessert concepts in the buffet menu, and that too, at no extra cost! Now you can treat your ...Read More

Strawberry Sandesh Tart

    Ahem, foodies. Like a real Bengali, I do believe that there is no such thing as “eating too much of sweets.” If you already tasted a Sandesh or two, you probably would know why this sweet is one of the staples in any Bengali home. And I am sure you ...Read More

Healthy Yogurt and Caramelised Banana Kulfi

    How does everyone feel on a Monday morning? Well, I don’t suffer from Monday blues. Mondays are always the days full of possibilities and these are the days to plan out the whole week. On Mondays, I look the best, after ample rest (and shopping) in the weekends!   Can ...Read More