Recipes Archive

  • Celebrating Deepavali with these luscious granola tart filled with sitaphal rabdi / custard apple The magical sparkle of thousand lamps  that shines like tiny star against the dark sky, the colorful and intricately designed rangolis adorning the doorsteps, courtyards and temple entrances, the scent of bright yellow and orange marigold adorning the toran on entranceway, cheerful friendliness with merriment abound, the sound of bursting crackers, the infectious smile and frivolity in every happy faces, new clothes that glitters as much […]

    Granola tart with sitaphal (custard apple) rabdi – Diwali special

    Celebrating Deepavali with these luscious granola tart filled with sitaphal rabdi / custard apple The magical sparkle of thousand lamps  that shines like tiny star against the dark sky, the colorful and intricately designed rangolis adorning the doorsteps, courtyards and temple entrances, the scent of bright yellow and orange marigold adorning the toran on entranceway, cheerful friendliness with merriment abound, the sound of bursting crackers, the infectious smile and frivolity in every happy faces, new clothes that glitters as much […]

  • Chanar Malpua / Paneer Malpua / Syrupy Cheese Pancakes – non – deep fried version for Diwali The soft buttery cheese pancakes, deep fried, that melts in mouth without any effort, crisp at the edges, but pillowy (cotton) soft in the center. Every bite of this luscious morsel is filled with richness of pristine milk, the softness of homemade cheese, the scent of fennel, the fragrance of dried rose buds, the delicate and subtle flavour of saffron that lends a […]

    Paneer / Chenna malpua with rabdi / Indian syrupy cheese pancakes with thickened cream

    Chanar Malpua / Paneer Malpua / Syrupy Cheese Pancakes – non – deep fried version for Diwali The soft buttery cheese pancakes, deep fried, that melts in mouth without any effort, crisp at the edges, but pillowy (cotton) soft in the center. Every bite of this luscious morsel is filled with richness of pristine milk, the softness of homemade cheese, the scent of fennel, the fragrance of dried rose buds, the delicate and subtle flavour of saffron that lends a […]

  • Shubh Deepawali The magical sparkle of thousand lamps that shines like tiny star against the dark sky, the colorful and intricately designed rangolis adorning the doorsteps, courtyards and temple entrances, the scent of bright yellow and orange marigold adorning the toran on entranceway,  the joyous moments of family get together, cheerful friendliness with merriment abound, the sound of bursting crackers, the infectious smile and frivolity in every happy faces, new clothes that glitters as much as the sparklers, hand picked […]

    Diwali feast platter – 25 must have top sweets and snacks

    Shubh Deepawali The magical sparkle of thousand lamps that shines like tiny star against the dark sky, the colorful and intricately designed rangolis adorning the doorsteps, courtyards and temple entrances, the scent of bright yellow and orange marigold adorning the toran on entranceway,  the joyous moments of family get together, cheerful friendliness with merriment abound, the sound of bursting crackers, the infectious smile and frivolity in every happy faces, new clothes that glitters as much as the sparklers, hand picked […]

  • Aaj Mahashashti For Bengali, the festivity starts right from the Mahalaya, the day announcing the ending of “Pitru Paksha” and beginning of “Devi Paksha“. Mahalaya signifies the arrival of Agomoni or Goddess Durga, who symbolizes the “Adi Shakti“, the eternal power, the primordial cosmic energy. Mahalaya is also the beginning of Akal Bodhan (the untimely worshiping of God) , the awakening of Devi Durga, invoking the Goddess on Earth before time. For Bengalis the the day revolves around oratorical narration […]

    Durga pujo rituals, believes and food menu special series – MahaShashti

    Aaj Mahashashti For Bengali, the festivity starts right from the Mahalaya, the day announcing the ending of “Pitru Paksha” and beginning of “Devi Paksha“. Mahalaya signifies the arrival of Agomoni or Goddess Durga, who symbolizes the “Adi Shakti“, the eternal power, the primordial cosmic energy. Mahalaya is also the beginning of Akal Bodhan (the untimely worshiping of God) , the awakening of Devi Durga, invoking the Goddess on Earth before time. For Bengalis the the day revolves around oratorical narration […]

  • Durga Puja Special 2017 Chitol macher kalia and a festive meal platter – The wistful white fluffy clouds against the deep blue skies of autumn promises many thing. Homecoming, Durga pujo, bonhomie and across thousand mile, a multi course festive platter would be waiting for us to devour. Across the Rupnarayan river, amidst the lushful scenic greenery that stretches till horizon, Pujo was always a grand fare at my mamabari (uncle’s place). The mornings were typically marked with luscious affair […]

    Chitol Macher Kalia (Fish Curry) & Festive Bengali Meal Platter / Thali

    Durga Puja Special 2017 Chitol macher kalia and a festive meal platter – The wistful white fluffy clouds against the deep blue skies of autumn promises many thing. Homecoming, Durga pujo, bonhomie and across thousand mile, a multi course festive platter would be waiting for us to devour. Across the Rupnarayan river, amidst the lushful scenic greenery that stretches till horizon, Pujo was always a grand fare at my mamabari (uncle’s place). The mornings were typically marked with luscious affair […]

  • Durga Puja Special 2017 – Bengali Mishti Pulao & Kosha Mangsho / Mutton It is that time of the year again. When the autumn sky is painted in deep azure blue, the air is mildly scented with the fragrance of shiuli flowers that beautifully carpets the surrounding green grass, like fresh morning dew drops… …the kaash flowers swaying in gentle breeze, telling tales of traditions that is seeped so deep in every bengali’s heart, the hypnotic resonance of dhaaker  taal, […]

    Bengali Mishti Pulao / Pilaf & Golbari Style Kosha Mangsho / Mutton Curry

    Durga Puja Special 2017 – Bengali Mishti Pulao & Kosha Mangsho / Mutton It is that time of the year again. When the autumn sky is painted in deep azure blue, the air is mildly scented with the fragrance of shiuli flowers that beautifully carpets the surrounding green grass, like fresh morning dew drops… …the kaash flowers swaying in gentle breeze, telling tales of traditions that is seeped so deep in every bengali’s heart, the hypnotic resonance of dhaaker  taal, […]

  • Indian Thali Series – South Indian Lunch Menu Day 5 of Kannada Cuisine We are concluding our culinary journey through the wonderful state of Karnataka with this grand finale – an ode to Udupi cuisine. Though officially the district Udupi has been carved out as late as 1997 but this temple town was famous worldwide for its much celebrated cuisine – Udupi cuisine which strictly adhere to the sattvik tradition of Indian vegetarian cuisine, without use of onions and garlic. […]

    Udupdi Veg / Sattvik Thali – South Indian Meal Series

    Indian Thali Series – South Indian Lunch Menu Day 5 of Kannada Cuisine We are concluding our culinary journey through the wonderful state of Karnataka with this grand finale – an ode to Udupi cuisine. Though officially the district Udupi has been carved out as late as 1997 but this temple town was famous worldwide for its much celebrated cuisine – Udupi cuisine which strictly adhere to the sattvik tradition of Indian vegetarian cuisine, without use of onions and garlic. […]

  • Day 4 of Kannada Cuisine Neer Dosa – I was first introduced to neer dosa some 12 years back at a old style Manglorean restaurant in Bangalore.  The menu was neer dosa and kori gassi (manglorean style chicken curry), mutton sukka and Manglorean style fish fry on side. The food was scrumptious, finger licking and bit spicy to our palate but the mildly sweet neer dosa perfectly balanced out the flavours. Food conjures memories and even after so many years, […]

    Manglorean Neer Dosa with Mutton Gassi – Kannada Cuisine

    Day 4 of Kannada Cuisine Neer Dosa – I was first introduced to neer dosa some 12 years back at a old style Manglorean restaurant in Bangalore.  The menu was neer dosa and kori gassi (manglorean style chicken curry), mutton sukka and Manglorean style fish fry on side. The food was scrumptious, finger licking and bit spicy to our palate but the mildly sweet neer dosa perfectly balanced out the flavours. Food conjures memories and even after so many years, […]

  • South Indian Lunch Menu Series Day 3 of Kannada Cuisine Continuing with my culinary adventures in Kannada cuisine and on my quest to explore more and more of this simple and beautiful cuisine, I dig deeper through the books, blogs and articles. And off course though my own memories that is still warm and fresh, the beautiful days we had spent in the countryside of Karnataka, the hills, the rain forest of Western Ghats, and the plantation life. Each time […]

    How to prepare Ugadi lunch menu at home – Karnataka Style

    South Indian Lunch Menu Series Day 3 of Kannada Cuisine Continuing with my culinary adventures in Kannada cuisine and on my quest to explore more and more of this simple and beautiful cuisine, I dig deeper through the books, blogs and articles. And off course though my own memories that is still warm and fresh, the beautiful days we had spent in the countryside of Karnataka, the hills, the rain forest of Western Ghats, and the plantation life. Each time […]

  • Indian thali series – Day 2 of Kannada cuisine Multitude of flavours, kaleidoscope of vivid colorful spread neatly arranged in a particular fashion and a comprehensive platter of all six tastes – sweet, salt, spicy, bitter, sour and astringent to stimulate your senses – Indian thali meals brings perfect balance and harmony to one’s palate. Join me as I am on a mission to discover the regional cuisines of India, one state at a time and if you are following […]

    Karnataka Veg Thali {Kannadiga Oota} – South Indian Meal Series

    Indian thali series – Day 2 of Kannada cuisine Multitude of flavours, kaleidoscope of vivid colorful spread neatly arranged in a particular fashion and a comprehensive platter of all six tastes – sweet, salt, spicy, bitter, sour and astringent to stimulate your senses – Indian thali meals brings perfect balance and harmony to one’s palate. Join me as I am on a mission to discover the regional cuisines of India, one state at a time and if you are following […]

  • I have heard so much about akki roti that on both occasions of my short vacations at Coorg and Chikmagalur, I made it sure to stay at home-stays so that we can enjoy the authentic cuisine of Karnataka. Something that is so difficult to find in cosmopolitan Bangalore. And in both places, my quest for true home cooked Karnataka cuisine has been satiated in more ways than one. Living in coffee plantations has its own charm and in both the […]

    Akki Roti and Chicken Saru {nati koli saru} – Karnataka special Gowda style

    I have heard so much about akki roti that on both occasions of my short vacations at Coorg and Chikmagalur, I made it sure to stay at home-stays so that we can enjoy the authentic cuisine of Karnataka. Something that is so difficult to find in cosmopolitan Bangalore. And in both places, my quest for true home cooked Karnataka cuisine has been satiated in more ways than one. Living in coffee plantations has its own charm and in both the […]

  • Vanilla & Orange Chia Popsicle Smoothie – A great summer smoothie option, this recipe is fruity and refreshing (like all summer drinks should be) while having a creamy layer that sets it apart from its counterparts. The tangy oranges combined with the subtle vanilla creates a healthy and delicious smoothie combination  for standing around the BBQ. Benefits The key fats in chia seeds help to lock in the nutrients and stop them from going mouldy which means they will last […]

    {Guest Post} Vanilla & Orange Chia Popsicle Smoothie

    Vanilla & Orange Chia Popsicle Smoothie – A great summer smoothie option, this recipe is fruity and refreshing (like all summer drinks should be) while having a creamy layer that sets it apart from its counterparts. The tangy oranges combined with the subtle vanilla creates a healthy and delicious smoothie combination  for standing around the BBQ. Benefits The key fats in chia seeds help to lock in the nutrients and stop them from going mouldy which means they will last […]

  • Shahi garam masala is that one treasured spice blend that is exquisitely unique to Indian cuisine and culture. This heavenly blend of most aromatic spices of the world now truly identifies with Indian cuisine, very much like French herbs de Provence. Few spices or herbs when uses collectively can lends a truly magical and unique touch to the dish, each of the spices, the herbs then narrates stories of that region. Indian cuisine is one of the most rich and […]

    How to make Indian shahi Garam Masala spice blend

    Shahi garam masala is that one treasured spice blend that is exquisitely unique to Indian cuisine and culture. This heavenly blend of most aromatic spices of the world now truly identifies with Indian cuisine, very much like French herbs de Provence. Few spices or herbs when uses collectively can lends a truly magical and unique touch to the dish, each of the spices, the herbs then narrates stories of that region. Indian cuisine is one of the most rich and […]

  • The soft and moist amaranth almond fudge, naturally protein packed, sweetened with jaggery (refined sugar free) and scented with cardamoms. Locally known as rajgira / ramdana (God’s grain) ki barfi, these nutritional fudge are excellent to taste and can be part of your feasty festival platter like for Raksha bandhan (a unique festival that celebrates eternal bonding between brothers and sisters) or Diwali. Amaranth is pseudo cereal (that is they are non-grasses) and hence very popular in Indian community during […]

    Amaranth almond fudge / Rajgira barfi – Gluten free for raksha bandhan

    The soft and moist amaranth almond fudge, naturally protein packed, sweetened with jaggery (refined sugar free) and scented with cardamoms. Locally known as rajgira / ramdana (God’s grain) ki barfi, these nutritional fudge are excellent to taste and can be part of your feasty festival platter like for Raksha bandhan (a unique festival that celebrates eternal bonding between brothers and sisters) or Diwali. Amaranth is pseudo cereal (that is they are non-grasses) and hence very popular in Indian community during […]

  • Chapor ghonto – the beautiful mish mash of seasonal vegetables seasoned with Bengali spice blend, the panch phoron, beautifully scented with cumin-ginger paste which has become a backbone for all the Bengali vegetarian dishes. Like other Bengali vegetarian dishes, this one too uses no onion and garlic in the recipe. And as I have discussed earlier in my previous posts on Bengali vegetarian dishes (aloo posto), we attributed solely this to the community of Bengali widows of yesteryears. These group […]

    Chapor ghonto / Bengali mix vegetables with lentil patties

    Chapor ghonto – the beautiful mish mash of seasonal vegetables seasoned with Bengali spice blend, the panch phoron, beautifully scented with cumin-ginger paste which has become a backbone for all the Bengali vegetarian dishes. Like other Bengali vegetarian dishes, this one too uses no onion and garlic in the recipe. And as I have discussed earlier in my previous posts on Bengali vegetarian dishes (aloo posto), we attributed solely this to the community of Bengali widows of yesteryears. These group […]

  • Can a simple bowl of rice and lentils bring comfort to the distressed soul ? Yes, some food are like that, primitive in form and yet so nourishing and comforting. The golden pot of khichdi in which rice and lentils cooked together till they loss some of their individualistic character and become one are like that, the true comfort food ever known to man. Comfort foods are different for different people yet they serve the same purpose in life, that […]

    Bengali masoor dal (red lentils) khichdi / khichuri – for rainy days

    Can a simple bowl of rice and lentils bring comfort to the distressed soul ? Yes, some food are like that, primitive in form and yet so nourishing and comforting. The golden pot of khichdi in which rice and lentils cooked together till they loss some of their individualistic character and become one are like that, the true comfort food ever known to man. Comfort foods are different for different people yet they serve the same purpose in life, that […]

  • Mutton keema cutlet – the juicy succulent minced meat wrapped in lacy breaded crumbs, crunchy and crisp from outside, hot and spicy from inside and it taste better in cold rainy days. Monsoon and deep fried foods has unique relationship, they tend to enhance each other’s character so well that one can not be enjoyed without the other. Dark gloomy clouds, misty rains, howling sound of winds, incessant pitter-patter of rain drops against the window panes, frenzied palm and coconut trees […]

    Mutton keema cutlet / patties (without potatoes)- Monsoon special

    Mutton keema cutlet – the juicy succulent minced meat wrapped in lacy breaded crumbs, crunchy and crisp from outside, hot and spicy from inside and it taste better in cold rainy days. Monsoon and deep fried foods has unique relationship, they tend to enhance each other’s character so well that one can not be enjoyed without the other. Dark gloomy clouds, misty rains, howling sound of winds, incessant pitter-patter of rain drops against the window panes, frenzied palm and coconut trees […]

  • The best things in life happens unexpectedly. Like this lime and lemony lemon grass chicken curry that has become very much staple part of our late summer meals. After days of scorching tropical Summer when first drizzle of rains touched the Earth, every life forms come alive, as if they are infused with fresh oxygen. This is also the time when the season changes, as summer transgressed into rainy days, it also brings dozens of  its own maladies. Our food […]

    Sweet lime and lemony chicken curry soup for the soul – Monsoon special

    The best things in life happens unexpectedly. Like this lime and lemony lemon grass chicken curry that has become very much staple part of our late summer meals. After days of scorching tropical Summer when first drizzle of rains touched the Earth, every life forms come alive, as if they are infused with fresh oxygen. This is also the time when the season changes, as summer transgressed into rainy days, it also brings dozens of  its own maladies. Our food […]

  • Flaky, buttery rich with nice golden color, perfect d-shape pastry shell, crimping on side and robust dough filled with steak pieces, carrots and potatoes, turnips mildly seasoned with just salt and pepper or some secret ingredient may be and more importantly should be made in Cornwall by Cornish women :)- that is Cornish pasties for you, legally speaking. These beauties are now protected under Geographical Indication. So all other versions out there could not be labeled as Cornish pasties, and […]

    Indian inspired Cornish style fish pasties / hand pies – Monsoon Special

    Flaky, buttery rich with nice golden color, perfect d-shape pastry shell, crimping on side and robust dough filled with steak pieces, carrots and potatoes, turnips mildly seasoned with just salt and pepper or some secret ingredient may be and more importantly should be made in Cornwall by Cornish women :)- that is Cornish pasties for you, legally speaking. These beauties are now protected under Geographical Indication. So all other versions out there could not be labeled as Cornish pasties, and […]

  • Biryani – even the word sounds so delicious and exotic, smells aromatic and promises a royal treat of highly fragrant basmati rice and richly spiced succulent meat, dish that is fit for kings and nobles. Though the word “biryani” which is derived from the word “biryan” has its root in Persia, the dish is known to origin in India during Mughal dyansty rules. As the saying goes that “necessity is the mother of all inventions” so does the biryani which […]

    Lucknowi Mutton Biryani / Awadhi pakki gosht ki biryani

    Biryani – even the word sounds so delicious and exotic, smells aromatic and promises a royal treat of highly fragrant basmati rice and richly spiced succulent meat, dish that is fit for kings and nobles. Though the word “biryani” which is derived from the word “biryan” has its root in Persia, the dish is known to origin in India during Mughal dyansty rules. As the saying goes that “necessity is the mother of all inventions” so does the biryani which […]

  • Before we head straight to rain soaked evenings, and gives masala chai and pakoras a toast, lets give a last call for summer by having this delightful aamras puri or flavoured mango pulp. Aamras  can be easily deciphered as nothing but flavoured and sweetened mango pulp. Now, you may ask what is there to blog about. Is it not the right way to enjoy mangoes. Yes, thats  absolutely true and there is no recipe to make this. I mean extracting […]

    Aamras – Poori or flavoured mango pulp – Summer delight

    Before we head straight to rain soaked evenings, and gives masala chai and pakoras a toast, lets give a last call for summer by having this delightful aamras puri or flavoured mango pulp. Aamras  can be easily deciphered as nothing but flavoured and sweetened mango pulp. Now, you may ask what is there to blog about. Is it not the right way to enjoy mangoes. Yes, thats  absolutely true and there is no recipe to make this. I mean extracting […]

  • Bengali’s love for fish is an universal truth and so much so that we are often stereotyped by rest of India as only fish and rosogolla eating people. While we love our fish and devour the rosogolla at the drop of hat, we adore our greens too, saag and vegetables remain integral to our daily meal. A Bengali meal can not be said to be complete without fish and vegetables and on some days, together they makes one – pot […]

    Bengali fish stew with summer vegetables / macher jhol – for babies and toddlers

    Bengali’s love for fish is an universal truth and so much so that we are often stereotyped by rest of India as only fish and rosogolla eating people. While we love our fish and devour the rosogolla at the drop of hat, we adore our greens too, saag and vegetables remain integral to our daily meal. A Bengali meal can not be said to be complete without fish and vegetables and on some days, together they makes one – pot […]

  • Every coastal country has some secret seafood recipes that they are proud of, or that define their identity and bring exquisiteness to the dish, that highlights the local spices, the techniques and the fresh ingredients from the market.  And country like Italy that boast of its long Mediterranean coastline has many such seafood recipes that define the taste of the region. While Italian call this bordetto- fish stew, French call it bouillabaisse and Croatian name it brudet /brodet. And I […]

    Giada’s salmon in lemon brodetto with pea puree – spring / summer special

    Every coastal country has some secret seafood recipes that they are proud of, or that define their identity and bring exquisiteness to the dish, that highlights the local spices, the techniques and the fresh ingredients from the market.  And country like Italy that boast of its long Mediterranean coastline has many such seafood recipes that define the taste of the region. While Italian call this bordetto- fish stew, French call it bouillabaisse and Croatian name it brudet /brodet. And I […]

  • I remember, I remember when for the last time I had eaten these warm potatoes and black chickpea chaat. I remember, I remember, it was in the last summer, when we were young, eons ago from a rickety and dusty cart that used to move round and round in our neighborhood, every evening sharp at 4 pm, when the school gates closes for the day, a white dhoti-kurta clad old man rang the cycle bell multiple times for the children […]

    Kala chana chaat / Black chickpea salad with warm potatoes

    I remember, I remember when for the last time I had eaten these warm potatoes and black chickpea chaat. I remember, I remember, it was in the last summer, when we were young, eons ago from a rickety and dusty cart that used to move round and round in our neighborhood, every evening sharp at 4 pm, when the school gates closes for the day, a white dhoti-kurta clad old man rang the cycle bell multiple times for the children […]

  • I made these chocolate slices for my mom for Mother’s day. Chocolatey, rich, gooey, fudgy, slightly chewy and oh so delicious. So good enriched with goodness of wholewheat, oats and barley. Mom loved it and so does my one year old sweetheart. For her I have slightly tweaked the recipe, and I could see the smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes. I have learned the baby steps in baking from my mom in her rickety but never-failed […]

    Wholewheat chocolate, banana, nut and seed slice – egg free

    I made these chocolate slices for my mom for Mother’s day. Chocolatey, rich, gooey, fudgy, slightly chewy and oh so delicious. So good enriched with goodness of wholewheat, oats and barley. Mom loved it and so does my one year old sweetheart. For her I have slightly tweaked the recipe, and I could see the smile on her face and twinkle in her eyes. I have learned the baby steps in baking from my mom in her rickety but never-failed […]

  • Clifton Fadiman, an American writer and intellectual has aptly described cheese as milk’s leap towards immortality. And if it is not for the cheese we humans would never have learned to appreciate the goodness of dairy. When initially it was considered as method to preserve the milk for longer times. Cheese making is purely accidental, just like many other life changing discoveries. In absence of any suitable method of transportation, milk in early days were carried in the bladders of […]

    How to make homemade paneer / chenna (easiest cheese ever) and its history

    Clifton Fadiman, an American writer and intellectual has aptly described cheese as milk’s leap towards immortality. And if it is not for the cheese we humans would never have learned to appreciate the goodness of dairy. When initially it was considered as method to preserve the milk for longer times. Cheese making is purely accidental, just like many other life changing discoveries. In absence of any suitable method of transportation, milk in early days were carried in the bladders of […]

  • Koraishutir dhokar dalna is a beautiful variant of the classic Bengali dish dhokar dalna. The spicy peas and lentil cakes are steamed and then fried in enough oil till they turn golden brown. You can devour them as a snack or make a curry with scented cumin-ginger paste which is a very flavourful combination of two ingredients and it becomes a backbone of many Bengali vegetarian dishes as we do not use onion and garlic with our vegetables. The essence of […]

    Bengali koraishutir dhokar dalna / Curried spicy green peas & lentil cakes

    Koraishutir dhokar dalna is a beautiful variant of the classic Bengali dish dhokar dalna. The spicy peas and lentil cakes are steamed and then fried in enough oil till they turn golden brown. You can devour them as a snack or make a curry with scented cumin-ginger paste which is a very flavourful combination of two ingredients and it becomes a backbone of many Bengali vegetarian dishes as we do not use onion and garlic with our vegetables. The essence of […]

  • This is going to be the most colorful post till date, commemorating the Hindu festival of color Holi in every form. Holi is the festival of life and merriment. Color plays an important part in Human psychology. It has that inherent power to cure many things, and as the season changes the languidness of Winter mellows beautifully into cheerfulness of the colorful Spring, and in India Spring has more warmer tones than in other parts of the world, there is […]

    Thandai spiced coconut milk panna cotta : Veganlicious Holi & summer treat

    This is going to be the most colorful post till date, commemorating the Hindu festival of color Holi in every form. Holi is the festival of life and merriment. Color plays an important part in Human psychology. It has that inherent power to cure many things, and as the season changes the languidness of Winter mellows beautifully into cheerfulness of the colorful Spring, and in India Spring has more warmer tones than in other parts of the world, there is […]

  • “Truth is bitter but its result is sweet. Falsehood appears to be sweet but it is poisonous in effect.” And nature teaches us this maxim through various medium. Like the bitter gourd or melon and Neem / Margosa leaves. Both are known for its bitterness and yet both of them have numerous medicinal properties, have been used for centuries  in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines. This ancient healing fruit is not appreciated by all because of its sharp, pungent and bitter […]

    Bharwan karela (pan roasted stuffed bitter gourd / melon) in Andhra style

    “Truth is bitter but its result is sweet. Falsehood appears to be sweet but it is poisonous in effect.” And nature teaches us this maxim through various medium. Like the bitter gourd or melon and Neem / Margosa leaves. Both are known for its bitterness and yet both of them have numerous medicinal properties, have been used for centuries  in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines. This ancient healing fruit is not appreciated by all because of its sharp, pungent and bitter […]

  • Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime ~ Maimonides In Bengali mythology and culture, fish has always been a delicious symbol of fertility, prosperity and abundance and it touches many aspects of ceremonial and ritual life. (~ Chitrita Banerjee) While fish is seen as smelly and gross food to many, Bengali marriages are not complete without fishes, there are many rituals where fish is […]

    Pabda macher jhol kalojeere ar bodi diye / fish curry with nigella & no-onion no-garlic recipe

    Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime ~ Maimonides In Bengali mythology and culture, fish has always been a delicious symbol of fertility, prosperity and abundance and it touches many aspects of ceremonial and ritual life. (~ Chitrita Banerjee) While fish is seen as smelly and gross food to many, Bengali marriages are not complete without fishes, there are many rituals where fish is […]