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 :)

  Karjikai or karigadabu is deep fried sweet dumplings with a dried coconut filling. It is a mandatory food during Ganesha Chaturthi and Deepavali celebrations. It is similar to gujiya made in north India. There are two types of filling that goes in them – one is hoorna (chana dal, […]

Karjikai (Fried sweet dumplings)