Kamranga Goja or Elo Jhelo, sugar glazed crispy pastry, is popular Bengali dessert prepared as a snack and during festivities. There are many different varieties of this delicious dessert; for example, sesame seeds and/or cardamon powder can be added to the dough, or the simple sugar syrup that the pastries are dipped into can be infused with saffron or cardamon; and right after being glazed, the pastries can be sprinkled with chopped nuts….
There aren’t many people who don’t like cookies – I am talking about ‘can I have another one’ kind of cookies. Nan Khatai is exactly that, flaky and fragrant cookie I can’t say no to. Nan Khatai, popular in India and Pakistan, are shortbread cookies traditionally made with flour, powdered sugar, ghee, cardamon, baking powder, and pistachios. The name Nan Khatai is derived from a Persian word Naan meaning bread and Khatai from an Afghan word meaning cookie….
This is a great recipe if you are a beginner at making curries or you don’t have a lot of time….
On my trip to Malaysia, I encountered some lovely people, and one of them was Rini. I met her at lunch she was hosting at her place. Her dining table was covered with colorful dishes, which I found very appetizing. Most of the dishes she prepared that day were from Spanish cuisine, but she had experimented with them by adding Indian flavors; I especially liked how this fusion method worked on her lamb dish. The food was delicious, and I even got a couple of cooking tips from her. Thank you Rini for your hospitality.
Here are two of the dishes and the dessert from lunch: