Gluten-Free Archive

Niramish Mochar Ghonto (A Bengali Vegetarian Dish with Banana Blossoms)

  Mochar Ghonto or মোচার ঘন্ট is a Bengali vegetarian dish with banana blossoms. It is an age-old traditional Indian recipe. The word “Mocha” does not relate to coffee in Bengali. Rather, it is the blossom of banana, which grows in plenty all over West Bengal. The best-tasting banana flowers are from ...Read More

Happy Poush Sankranti with Dudh Chitoi Pithe (A Makar Sankranti Bengali Sweet)

  Happy Poush Sankranti or Makar Sankranti to all my readers. These festivals are good excuses to relive a bit of our childhood days. For example, Poush Sankranti reminds me of my mother’s excellent Pithe-Puli-Payesh-making skills and how lovingly she used to feed us. Those flavours linger in my mind even now. ...Read More

Topa Kuler Achaar (Bengali-Style Sweet-n-Sour Berry Pickle)

    Although luxury restaurants in Kolkata take traditional Bengali food very seriously, upscale restaurants in Kolkata are now digging more into rustic Bengali recipes and are giving them their own spin. The dine-out restaurants in Kolkata are now getting creative, innovating with evergreen Bong delicacies, like Topa Kuler Achaar, Chingri Macher ...Read More

Detox Quinoa Salad with Roasted Veggies

If you want to stay fit, lifestyle change is a must. Making smart eating choices is very important. So I have started the year with an array of Detox Recipes. Try these recipes: these will only do good to your body, apart from the fact that these recipes are super easy to ...Read More

Kuttu Burfi or Singhara Burfi: Festive Indian Recipe #4

  Kuttu Burfi or Singhara Burfi is a gluten-free Indian festive fudge recipe which is totally vegetarian, uses a few ingredients and is really easy to make! There are some Indian dishes which are cooked only during vrat (or fasting) during these festive days of Navratras. These vrat recipes can be sweet ...Read More

Bhapa Doi: Festive Indian Recipe #1

    Finally, it is festival time in India! With the Ganpati festival or the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations just about to begin, Indian sweet vendors and homemakers have geared up once again with different kinds of festive sweets, among other delicacies! Starting from Ganesh Puja or Ganpati festival on Monday, which is ...Read More

Mini Gluten-Free Crackers

Last week, while experimenting in my kitchen, I made these gum-free, mini gluten-free crackers. My version came out tasting great, so I am feeling very happy and content as I pen down the recipe for today’s post. My day is made when my kitchen experiments become successful! Yes, these random experiments are ...Read More

Homemade Dulce de Leche

Homemade Dulce de Leche made with just one ingredient: condensed milk.Also known as “milk jam,” Dulce de Leche is truly a wonder ingredient to work with. Having a rich caramel flavour, the heavenly Dulce de Leche or the “sweet of milk” is the one of the simplest desserts I have tried at ...Read More

Grilled Green Mango Popsicle

Sometimes, simple things are so much better. A plain white dress, simple make-up or just a sweet smile… There is something so exclusive about simplicity. Look at the kids playing in the park, a bunch of newborn kittens rolling around, chirping of the birds, dewdrops on the grass, a much-awaited drizzle or ...Read More

Gluten-Free Naan: thinking beyond wheat…

This naan is gluten-free, soy-free, gum-free and nut-free. This is at #1 position on Foodbuzz Top 9 today (26thMay, 2012). Thanks, Foodbuzz friends, for buzzing. Recently, I wrote on my official Facebook page that I was going to make some Indian naan breads this week. I got a reply from one of ...Read More