Festivals & Occasions Archive

  • Wishing everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving day” Some of the recipes that you might like to try for Thanksgiving are : Apple cinnamon rolls or buns for breakfast or anytime you like Spicy chicken wings with barbecue sauce  any time or for your barbque nights Grilled shrimps with thousand island dressing quick appetizer Three herb roasted Cornish hen with honey and maple glaze  for dinner or lunch, which you can always substitute with whole turkey.   Some vegetarian Thanksgiving menu could […]

    Thanksgiving menu ideas

    Wishing everyone a “Happy Thanksgiving day” Some of the recipes that you might like to try for Thanksgiving are : Apple cinnamon rolls or buns for breakfast or anytime you like Spicy chicken wings with barbecue sauce  any time or for your barbque nights Grilled shrimps with thousand island dressing quick appetizer Three herb roasted Cornish hen with honey and maple glaze  for dinner or lunch, which you can always substitute with whole turkey.   Some vegetarian Thanksgiving menu could […]

  • Update : New Durga Puja venue in southern Bangalore – now people of Kanakpura do not have to travel anywhere to enjoy Durga puja, from this year October 2012  KARBA will be celebrating its first Durga puja and here are the details: KARBA’s durgapuja Named As “Aamader Pujo”  Address: BBMP Playground, Opposite to HM Tambourine Appt. Opposite Jaraganahalli Bus Stop, on Kanakpura Main Road ( 400 mt from sarakki signal towards metro Cash and carry) JP Nagar 6th Phase Bangalore-78 Other Info / USP We […]

    durga puja 2011 – fest and feast

    Update : New Durga Puja venue in southern Bangalore – now people of Kanakpura do not have to travel anywhere to enjoy Durga puja, from this year October 2012  KARBA will be celebrating its first Durga puja and here are the details: KARBA’s durgapuja Named As “Aamader Pujo”  Address: BBMP Playground, Opposite to HM Tambourine Appt. Opposite Jaraganahalli Bus Stop, on Kanakpura Main Road ( 400 mt from sarakki signal towards metro Cash and carry) JP Nagar 6th Phase Bangalore-78 Other Info / USP We […]

  • Saffronstreaks wishes its readers who stops by a very Happy Bengali New Year. We hope you have enjoyed our special edition on Poila Baisakh – a grand luncheon menu which comprises lip smacking savoury Bengali dishes. Stay tuned as in the coming weeks we will bring you up more delicious recipes, few restaurant reviews and weekend getaways ex-Bangalore. till then take care bhalo theko

    shubho naboborsho 2011 – happy bengali new year 2011

    Saffronstreaks wishes its readers who stops by a very Happy Bengali New Year. We hope you have enjoyed our special edition on Poila Baisakh – a grand luncheon menu which comprises lip smacking savoury Bengali dishes. Stay tuned as in the coming weeks we will bring you up more delicious recipes, few restaurant reviews and weekend getaways ex-Bangalore. till then take care bhalo theko

  •   *** Updates :  Bengali New Year 2013 and a Giveaway worth 1000 Rs Flipkart gift voucher *** Poila baisakh or Bengali new year is around the corner and it means a perfect time to get indulge in rich and sweet savoury authentic Bengali gourmet delicacies. Check our exclusive BENGALI CUISINE ARCHIVE Read here to know how Bengali’s celebrate this day, and last year (Poila baisakh special 2010) we shared some classic Bengali recipes with you, but this year we […]

    poila baisakh 2011 – an elaborate luncheon menu

      *** Updates :  Bengali New Year 2013 and a Giveaway worth 1000 Rs Flipkart gift voucher *** Poila baisakh or Bengali new year is around the corner and it means a perfect time to get indulge in rich and sweet savoury authentic Bengali gourmet delicacies. Check our exclusive BENGALI CUISINE ARCHIVE Read here to know how Bengali’s celebrate this day, and last year (Poila baisakh special 2010) we shared some classic Bengali recipes with you, but this year we […]

  • SHUBHO   BIJOYA We wishes everyone who stops by a very “Happy Vijayadashami”. We hope you have enjoyed the Durga puja in Bangalore and the images that we have uploaded here. We also hope that you have liked the special series on “Durga puja special recipes” . Today we are concluding the series on “Durga puja special recipes” with 3 types of Bengali sweets. Enjoy the “Dusshera” with lots of sweets. Subho bijoya 2011 with kalakand Dashami te mishti doi, […]

    shubho bijoya

    SHUBHO   BIJOYA We wishes everyone who stops by a very “Happy Vijayadashami”. We hope you have enjoyed the Durga puja in Bangalore and the images that we have uploaded here. We also hope that you have liked the special series on “Durga puja special recipes” . Today we are concluding the series on “Durga puja special recipes” with 3 types of Bengali sweets. Enjoy the “Dusshera” with lots of sweets. Subho bijoya 2011 with kalakand Dashami te mishti doi, […]

  • On Novomi R T Nagar Durga puja which has been moved to its new venue at Patel’s inn has very impressive protima and we voted it the best in Bangalore. Protima is in pouranik style with lots of flowers beautifully decorating and pandal seems to reflect an overall rural Bengal theme. Should not be missed !     One more closeup !       Banaswadi Durga puja by Bengalee Cultural Union at Sitaram kalyana mantapa on Banaswadi main road […]

    durga puja images 2010 bangalore…continue

    On Novomi R T Nagar Durga puja which has been moved to its new venue at Patel’s inn has very impressive protima and we voted it the best in Bangalore. Protima is in pouranik style with lots of flowers beautifully decorating and pandal seems to reflect an overall rural Bengal theme. Should not be missed !     One more closeup !       Banaswadi Durga puja by Bengalee Cultural Union at Sitaram kalyana mantapa on Banaswadi main road […]

  • We have just been to few puja pandals in Bangalore. Here are some of the images I would like to share. On Ashtomi: Bengalee association Durga puja which has been shifted to Gaytri vihar with an added glamour quotient has become a mega event in Bangalore with extensive food court around 35 stalls, exhibits from cottage industries and Karnataka tourism pavilion and expected to host around 10,000 people with bhoger khichuri for all and under privileged too. The parking is […]

    durga puja images 2010 bangalore

    We have just been to few puja pandals in Bangalore. Here are some of the images I would like to share. On Ashtomi: Bengalee association Durga puja which has been shifted to Gaytri vihar with an added glamour quotient has become a mega event in Bangalore with extensive food court around 35 stalls, exhibits from cottage industries and Karnataka tourism pavilion and expected to host around 10,000 people with bhoger khichuri for all and under privileged too. The parking is […]

  • While Julia Roberts was coursing through Italian cuisine and travelled half the world in search of spirituality and love, Durga puja is the time to indulge in eat, pray and spread love, happiness and peace across the world (we really do that specially the last part !). Though Bangalore is not Kolkata, but with ever-increasing bengal(e) in Bengalooru, number of Bengalee restaurants has spruce up in the city in last few years and during festival like Durga puja they all […]

    eat, pray and love – durga puja

    While Julia Roberts was coursing through Italian cuisine and travelled half the world in search of spirituality and love, Durga puja is the time to indulge in eat, pray and spread love, happiness and peace across the world (we really do that specially the last part !). Though Bangalore is not Kolkata, but with ever-increasing bengal(e) in Bengalooru, number of Bengalee restaurants has spruce up in the city in last few years and during festival like Durga puja they all […]

  • Durga puja bangalore 2011 with google map placemarks and links Durga puja is just a week away and here are some of the quick updates of this year Durga puja in Bangalore: Ulsoor Lake Durga Puja organize by Bengalee Association is one of the oldest and the biggest Durga puja in Bangalore changes its venue from RBANMS ground to Gaytri Vihar, Palace grounds near Mekhri circle. Bollywood singer Shaan (on 10th oct), ghazal king Jagjit Singh (on 17th oct), classical […]

    durga puja bangalore 2010

    Durga puja bangalore 2011 with google map placemarks and links Durga puja is just a week away and here are some of the quick updates of this year Durga puja in Bangalore: Ulsoor Lake Durga Puja organize by Bengalee Association is one of the oldest and the biggest Durga puja in Bangalore changes its venue from RBANMS ground to Gaytri Vihar, Palace grounds near Mekhri circle. Bollywood singer Shaan (on 10th oct), ghazal king Jagjit Singh (on 17th oct), classical […]

  • SHUBHO NABOBORSHO We wishes everyone who stops by  a very Happy Bengali New Year. We hope you have enjoyed our special series on “poila baisakh special recipes”.

    shubho naboborsho

    SHUBHO NABOBORSHO We wishes everyone who stops by  a very Happy Bengali New Year. We hope you have enjoyed our special series on “poila baisakh special recipes”.

  • …poila baisakh special… A few days left for poila baisakh, the Bengali new year, and Bengalis slipping slowly in to the festive mood must be pondering over where to eat. Poila Baisakh or the first day of the Baisakh month which usually falls on 14th or 15th April is new year as per the Hindu calendar and not only for Bengalis but also for Tamilians, Assamese, Keralites, Punjabis and many. For Bengalis the day usually marked with cleaning and beautifying […]

    poila baisakh 2010

    …poila baisakh special… A few days left for poila baisakh, the Bengali new year, and Bengalis slipping slowly in to the festive mood must be pondering over where to eat. Poila Baisakh or the first day of the Baisakh month which usually falls on 14th or 15th April is new year as per the Hindu calendar and not only for Bengalis but also for Tamilians, Assamese, Keralites, Punjabis and many. For Bengalis the day usually marked with cleaning and beautifying […]

  • …good Friday and hot cross buns… Good Friday or Holy Friday is being celebrated every year to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ and it is the Friday preceding the Easter Sunday. It is said that once buns marked with symbol of cross were being served on Good Friday and since then these cross buns become tradition of Good Friday or Easter and the cross reminds Christ’s supreme sacrifice. These hot cross buns are made with rich and creamy milk and […]

    good friday

    …good Friday and hot cross buns… Good Friday or Holy Friday is being celebrated every year to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ and it is the Friday preceding the Easter Sunday. It is said that once buns marked with symbol of cross were being served on Good Friday and since then these cross buns become tradition of Good Friday or Easter and the cross reminds Christ’s supreme sacrifice. These hot cross buns are made with rich and creamy milk and […]

  • “Shubho Bijoya” May Ma Durga fills your life with prosperity and happiness. The festival is over and life is slowly retreating back to its normalcy. The word “Durga puja” becomes synonym with Bengali and Kolkata and it becomes the epitome of Bengali culture and heritage. So nothing surprises that it is being celebrated throughout the world where ever Bengali settlements are there. Unlike Kolkata where countdown for puja starts itself from Mahalaya, places like Bangalore silently decked up for this […]

    durga puja bangalore 2009

    “Shubho Bijoya” May Ma Durga fills your life with prosperity and happiness. The festival is over and life is slowly retreating back to its normalcy. The word “Durga puja” becomes synonym with Bengali and Kolkata and it becomes the epitome of Bengali culture and heritage. So nothing surprises that it is being celebrated throughout the world where ever Bengali settlements are there. Unlike Kolkata where countdown for puja starts itself from Mahalaya, places like Bangalore silently decked up for this […]

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