Upside down apple Chenapoda

With winter around the corner and the falling leaves of the autumn, I am enjoying this pleasant weather and the aroma of the warm fall spices like ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamoms . These spices really bring out the warmth and gives an edge to the food we cook. One spice, which is not…

CHHENA PODA

CHHENA PODA- BAKED COTTAGE CHEESE CAKE

If cheesecakes were the domain of the western world ……. Well, let me to introduce to you the quintessential Odia dessert called Chhenapoda – the only well known Indian dessert derives its flavor primarily from caramelized sugar. It’s made of a few basic ingredients but yields a smoky, nutty flavored sublime dessert that is infinitely rich and intense. I particularly love it’s texture, it certainly looks like a cake but tastes like a slightly grainy pudding. How much I try to put my feelings in words, I don’t think I can truly describe in words what a wonderful dessert I…

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