The Sweet Indulgence

A corrigendum: After pointing it out by my North Indian blogger friends about the sweet being called Imarti. I researched and found that one made with refined flour batter is jalebi and and that with urad dal and rice flour batter is called Imarti. I am enclosing anothet featured photo of jalebi, (today ordered byContinue reading “The Sweet Indulgence”

The Harbinger of Spring

Cover Art: of Goddess Saraswati by Riya Mukherjee Asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya, mrityorma amritam gamaya. Om shanti. – A prayer to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and music. It means O mother, lead us from lies towads truth, from darkness towards light, from death towards eternity. Hello friends I greet you allContinue reading “The Harbinger of Spring”

The great balancing act

If you do not allow nets with too fine a mesh to be used in large ponds, there will be more fish than they can eat; if axes are permitted in the forest only in the proper season, there will be more timber than they need. Hello friends, hope you all are taking extra careContinue reading “The great balancing act”

The Tale of a Breakdown

Hello friends, when we revisit some moments and events of our past, and each time it invariably brings a smile on your face, then it is worth mentioning to you too! It happened during our visit to the famous temple town of Goddess Kali in Tarapeeth. My family was accompanied by my eldest brother inContinue reading “The Tale of a Breakdown”

The Trivia of Celebration

Hello friends, yesterday we returned back to Kolkata from our trip to Bhagalpur, Bihar. We had a blast of a time during the Durga Puja festivities there, along with our relatives from my husband’s side. The great thing was that we were able to seek our mother in law’s blessings along with the mother Goddess.Continue reading “The Trivia of Celebration”

The Gems of Sojourn, in Bolpur.

Friends, if you’re thinking that I’m going to weave a story of reincarnation, by seeing the cover photo, I wanna assure you that no such atrocity is done by me! It’s only us,my family, standing at the ruins of Raipur Rajbari(palace) . It’s located few kilometers away from the town of Bolpur, Santiniketan, in WestContinue reading “The Gems of Sojourn, in Bolpur.”

Patisaptas: a sweet cuisine of Bengal.

Friends, today I would like to introduce you to a special Bangla delicacy ,which I vouch, every Bengali¬† might call it their favorite.¬† It’s ‘Patisapta’ a pancake like concoction with a lip-smacking filling of sweetened ‘khoya'( dried condensed milk).Some scraped coconut and date jaggery add another zing to the filling. These patisaptas are generally preparedContinue reading “Patisaptas: a sweet cuisine of Bengal.”

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