Sweet Tooth

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie.” -Jim Davis

As a child I was not a great fan of sweets and desserts. While I loved to make and bake sweet stuff, I was more of a savory person. But marrying a Bengali changed it completely. Their love for ‘mishti’ cannot be matched! And obviously I got influenced and it took over my kitchen like a storm. These days, with my daughter being like her dad, sweets and desserts are an integral part of my cooking. Here are some of our family favorites. The list is sort of unending, so this page will keep growing :)




Kadabu is deep fried sweet dumplings with a dried coconut filling. It is a mandatory food during Ganesha Chaturthi. There are two types of filling that goes in them – one is hoorna (chana dal, jaggery and coconut) and the other one is dried coconut. I have shared the recipe […]

Fried Sweet Dumplings (Kadabu)








  Tambittu is a traditional sweet dish from Karnataka made with roasted rice, Bengal gram, peanuts and coconut. These delicious laddus are refined sugar-free and are prepared during festivals and in the month of Shravana.  The nutty taste of this laddu is very unique and different from the other laddus. […]

Tambittu (Rice laddu)