Makar Sankranti

Friends, 14th January is a very special day for Indians. While whole of India celebrate it as ‘makar sankranti, the harvest festival celebrated under many names across India.Punjabis celebrate it as Lohri, in the night of 13th January. They light bonfire and dance ‘gidda’ and ‘bhangra’ around it and savour sweets like rewari, laddus andContinue reading “Makar Sankranti”

All about “Blue Tea”

Hello friends, have you ever tasted blue tea? I did a month back when we’re visiting my brother in law’s place. Over the phone, he always kept boasting about his new found tea recipe and it’s antioxidant, immune enhancer and various healing properties. You might be wondering, how is it prepared? Actually the blue teaContinue reading “All about “Blue Tea””

The New Bride and Her First Guest

Hello friends, I have brought back yet another episode of the new bride regarding, how she tackled her very first guest, who had almost self invited himself for a Sunday lunch! Why? It was plain curiosity to find out how she is fairing in her newly acquired status of a homemaker. About my intention, toContinue reading “The New Bride and Her First Guest”

The King of Fruits.

Hello friends, for some time I wanted to tell you about an amazing summer fruit, which can be easily designated as the king of fruits! My all Indian friends can easily guess that it is none other than the mango!! If I say that the chief attraction of the quite oppressively humid Kolkata summer, forContinue reading “The King of Fruits.”

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.”

Malpuas by Chance.

Friends, my last few blogs dealt with some heavy duty topics like anger, jealousy, hunger etc, so I felt its time to talk about something lighter and that is making of ‘malpuas” and that too without its season. I think  more or less every Indian must be acquainted with this sinfully sweet delicacy prepared withContinue reading “Malpuas by Chance.”

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