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Bengalis are very, very fond of sweets. Meals and tea-time would never be complete without snacks and sweets. Rasgulla, especially, is very close to their heart and not a day goes by without them popping at least one Rasgulla into their mouth!
Many Bengali sweets are made with Chenna, a special type of homemade cheese that is similar to Paneer. Try your hand at making ever-popular Bengali sweets like Rasgulla, Chum Chum, Bhappa Doi, Fruit Sandesh and Orange Chennar Payesh at home.
This is one sweet the Bengalis cannot live without, and you too are sure to fall in love with it once you taste these super-soft, milk-white Rasgulla. Remember that everything matters in the making of perfect rasgullas -- from the amount of lemon juice used and the lump-free kneading of the chenna, to the consistency of the sugar water.
16 May 11
Rasgulla ( Mithai) by Tarla Dalal
The famous Bengali
sweet with its history of more than a century has crossed the boundaries of culture, caste and creed. It is relished almost everywhere in India and has been popularised abroad as well. Making rasgulla is an art and comes with practice.
25 Jan 17
Lavang Latika, Bengali Labang Latika by Tarla Dalal
Here is a mithai that perfectly exemplifies the opulent side of Indian
cuisine. Rich and aromatic, Lavang Latika is a famous Bengali
sweet made after Durga Pooja.
Covers made of plain flour dough are packed with a succulent ....
23 Sep 13
Orange Sandesh ( Desi Khana ) by Tarla Dalal
A paneer-based delight, sandesh is very popular not just in india but also in indian confectioners abroad. Here, the popular citrus fruit lends sandesh a refreshing tanginess, resulting in an irresistible orange sandesh.
23 Sep 14
Orange Chennar Payesh by Tarla Dalal
The traditional Bengali dessert gets a peppy twist with the addition of orange segments. The Orange Chennar Payesh, a lip-smacking and luxurious dessert, can also be quickly made as shown here, using paneer and condensed milk. In fact, eight minutes is all it takes! for an extra special touch.
22 Jan 16
Rasmalai, Bengali Rasmalai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Get set to prepare the all-time favourite Bengali
delight right in your own kitchen!
We show you the whole process, right from curdling the milk to make fresh and succulent paneer, to making super-soft rasgullas from it, and soaking them in aromatic and spi ....
29 Nov 16
Mishti Doi, Baked Yoghurt by Tarla Dalal
A radically different dessert
, which will take your party
by storm! Mishti Doi is a creamy dessert of thick curds, cream and condensed milk, baked in moulds, and then chilled.
Curds when complemented by t ....
24 Nov 15
Rose Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
Although Sandesh, one of the all-time favourite amongst Bengali Sweets
, can be made quickly using readymade paneer, nothing can match the texture you get with soft, homemade paneer. And, all it will take you is a few minutes longer to curdle the milk and ....
19 Aug 16
Fresh Fruits Stuffed Rasmalai by Tarla Dalal
Fresh Fruits Stuffed Rasmalai is a dessert beyond comparison, a creation that has to be experienced to be understood! The rich, milky flavour of succulent rasmalai is complemented beautifully by a fruity stuffing, and enhanced further by a topping of masala milk.
When you refrigerate the assem ....
12 Aug 16
Pineapple Sandesh, Paneer Mithai with Pineapple by Tarla Dalal
One of the most traditional Indian
mithais gets a fruity twist in this recipe. By mixing chopped canned pineapples with this paneer-based sweet, we balance the dairy flavour and introduce an exciting tanginess that makes it appeal to everybody.
We have used c ....
16 May 11
20 Aug 10
Bhappa Doi by Tarla Dalal
Yummmmm! Bhappa Doi, an all-time favourite, traditional Bengali delicacy is now ready in minutes. Two minutes to prepare, two minutes to cook, and voila, in front of you is the perfect Bhappa Doi. While this delightful dessert can be simply described as steamed sweet curds, it requires a bit of tact ....
16 May 11
Sandesh ( Mithai ) by Tarla Dalal
A light creamy delicacy from west bengal made with curdled milk. It is an art to make this recipe which requires practice and patience.
24 Nov 15
Quick Rose Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
Sandesh, the melt-in-the-mouth Bengali
delicacy, becomes all the more special when you make it with a mild flavouring, like rose or orange.
Here, we show you how to make a Quick Rose Sandesh using readymade paneer. The lilting aroma and flavour of rose make ....
25 Nov 15
Quick Orange Sandesh by Tarla Dalal
A yummy, melt-in-the-mouth treat with the contrasting flavours of milk and orange!
The traditional Bengali
mithai, Sandesh, is made more exciting by the addition of orange squash, which gives a lively dimension to it.
We have made this Quick Orange Sa ....
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