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  • 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 […]

  • Continuing from my previous post on canyons and wild life of Yellowstone, here we will take you through the most interesting features of Yellowstone – geothermal hot springs. Geothermal, geysers and hot springs are the centerpiece of attraction in Yellowstone park.  They are concentrated primarily into two areas – Norris Geyser basin and Upper geyser basin. So if you are touring the lower loop of Yellowstone park, you have to skip Norris Geyser basin. The Lower Loop highlights include the […]

    Old Faithful and Upper geyser basin trail – Yellowstone National Park part II

    Continuing from my previous post on canyons and wild life of Yellowstone, here we will take you through the most interesting features of Yellowstone – geothermal hot springs. Geothermal, geysers and hot springs are the centerpiece of attraction in Yellowstone park.  They are concentrated primarily into two areas – Norris Geyser basin and Upper geyser basin. So if you are touring the lower loop of Yellowstone park, you have to skip Norris Geyser basin. The Lower Loop highlights include the […]

  • 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 […]

  • The scent of damp earth, the whiff of fresh air, the wind on my face, slight nip in the air, the silent gurgling of the water, tiny fishes playing around my ankle soaked in pristine crystal clear lake water, sound of birds chirping nearby and under the big sky Montana as I began to pen down my thoughts on my travel notebook, time traveled backwards…twenty years back, for the love of travel I chose to become a geologist . … […]

    Yellowstone national park – canyons & Hayden valley part I-

    The scent of damp earth, the whiff of fresh air, the wind on my face, slight nip in the air, the silent gurgling of the water, tiny fishes playing around my ankle soaked in pristine crystal clear lake water, sound of birds chirping nearby and under the big sky Montana as I began to pen down my thoughts on my travel notebook, time traveled backwards…twenty years back, for the love of travel I chose to become a geologist . … […]

  • 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 […]

  • Life is like cup of tea, to be filled to the brim and enjoyed with friends. Tea is the elixir of life and being a tea connoisseur I prefer my tea high in flavour notes and good and earthy in taste. I am not addicted to any one kind of tea but I love to explore the different flavours and blends. I prefer my first cup of tea to be mellow, with a fruity and flowery aroma, just like the […]

    {Product Review} Garnet glow tea – India’s first ever bespoke tea blends

    Life is like cup of tea, to be filled to the brim and enjoyed with friends. Tea is the elixir of life and being a tea connoisseur I prefer my tea high in flavour notes and good and earthy in taste. I am not addicted to any one kind of tea but I love to explore the different flavours and blends. I prefer my first cup of tea to be mellow, with a fruity and flowery aroma, just like the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 5 Ingredients to Make Your Homemade Bread Healthier Nourishing and comforting, there’s nothing better than a hot loaf of freshly baked bread. But conventional bread isn’t the healthiest item on the menu. Thankfully, there are ways to make your favorite recipe healthier and without compromising on taste. These five ingredients will add nutrients and flavor to your homemade bread. 1. Flax Seed Meal Flax seeds have been cultivated since 3000 BC, and they make a great healthy addition to any […]

    {Guest Post} How to make your homemade bread healthier

    5 Ingredients to Make Your Homemade Bread Healthier Nourishing and comforting, there’s nothing better than a hot loaf of freshly baked bread. But conventional bread isn’t the healthiest item on the menu. Thankfully, there are ways to make your favorite recipe healthier and without compromising on taste. These five ingredients will add nutrients and flavor to your homemade bread. 1. Flax Seed Meal Flax seeds have been cultivated since 3000 BC, and they make a great healthy addition to any […]

  • “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 […]

  • Gota sheddho / casserole of whole lentils and boiled whole vegetables – a tradition reborn again. Cultural diversity gives India a unique flavour and richness. Often with in the same community or region, the differences in culture, traditions, rituals and beliefs are so divergent from each other giving a different entity altogether. Like in Bengal, where Ghotis (those originate in West Bengal) and Bangal culture (people of East Bengal before partition of India) are so different from each other that we […]

    Gota sheddho / casserole of whole lentils and boiled whole vegetables – traditions reinvented

    Gota sheddho / casserole of whole lentils and boiled whole vegetables – a tradition reborn again. Cultural diversity gives India a unique flavour and richness. Often with in the same community or region, the differences in culture, traditions, rituals and beliefs are so divergent from each other giving a different entity altogether. Like in Bengal, where Ghotis (those originate in West Bengal) and Bangal culture (people of East Bengal before partition of India) are so different from each other that we […]

  • Bangalore blue grape chutney : Chutney are chutneys. Accept as they are. Neither it is a spicy jam nor it is a dip or relishes. In fact chutneys in India are always being prepared fresh  and eaten fresh as condiment that beautifully complements the main meal. They are not (as claimed ) descended from the Medieval custom or practices of fruit relishes preserved with spices, sugar and vinegar. In fact chutneys are never meant for preserving the fruit or vegetables, for […]

    Bangalore blue grape chutney and jam

    Bangalore blue grape chutney : Chutney are chutneys. Accept as they are. Neither it is a spicy jam nor it is a dip or relishes. In fact chutneys in India are always being prepared fresh  and eaten fresh as condiment that beautifully complements the main meal. They are not (as claimed ) descended from the Medieval custom or practices of fruit relishes preserved with spices, sugar and vinegar. In fact chutneys are never meant for preserving the fruit or vegetables, for […]

  • Ranga aloo r rosher pitha / mishti aloo r pithe puli : Festivals are living museum of Nation’s culture and traditions. It is like a window to each other’s culture, rituals and traditions, especially in culturally diversified country like India, where each of the corner of the country celebrate Makar Sankranti in its own way, yet the ritualism and traditions are so different from each other and off course the wide array of food platter. Food has an incredible power […]

    Ranga aloo r rosher puli pithe / Sweet potato dumplings for Sankranti

    Ranga aloo r rosher pitha / mishti aloo r pithe puli : Festivals are living museum of Nation’s culture and traditions. It is like a window to each other’s culture, rituals and traditions, especially in culturally diversified country like India, where each of the corner of the country celebrate Makar Sankranti in its own way, yet the ritualism and traditions are so different from each other and off course the wide array of food platter. Food has an incredible power […]

  • Dudh puli pithe / rice dumplings stuffed with sweetened coconut for Makar Sankranti     As sun transmigrates from one zodiac to another, season changes, life moves on and it is that time of the year again to say thank you to Mother earth for selflessly providing us with abundant harvest, shelter and bountiful of happiness. At the same time we must not forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but silently living by them, each day of the […]

    Dudh puli pithe / rice dumplings stuffed with sweetened coconut – Sankranti special

    Dudh puli pithe / rice dumplings stuffed with sweetened coconut for Makar Sankranti     As sun transmigrates from one zodiac to another, season changes, life moves on and it is that time of the year again to say thank you to Mother earth for selflessly providing us with abundant harvest, shelter and bountiful of happiness. At the same time we must not forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but silently living by them, each day of the […]

  • No bake chocolate tart – “… the stuff that dreams are made of, It’s the slow and steady fire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of It’s your heart and soul’s desire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of..” by Carly Simone A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step and here we are stepping into the new year with new sunshine of hope, promises, happiness. New beginnings of thoughts, of words and new day […]

    No Bake chocolate tart with peanut buttercream frosting

    No bake chocolate tart – “… the stuff that dreams are made of, It’s the slow and steady fire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of It’s your heart and soul’s desire It’s the stuff that dreams are made of..” by Carly Simone A journey of thousand miles must begin with a single step and here we are stepping into the new year with new sunshine of hope, promises, happiness. New beginnings of thoughts, of words and new day […]

  • Intro – The quieter you become the more you can hear, like the sound of whistling Thrush that keeps you accompanied on the winding trails through the jungles of Sahyadri. Solitude is bliss, the pure “me time” when you want to be left alone to let yourself soaked in the warmth of early morning sunshine, seating at Arthur’s seat and watching as the first rays of sun paints the green valleys in hues of golden yellow, orange and ombre shades […]

    Mahabaleshwar – the gem of Western Ghats

    Intro – The quieter you become the more you can hear, like the sound of whistling Thrush that keeps you accompanied on the winding trails through the jungles of Sahyadri. Solitude is bliss, the pure “me time” when you want to be left alone to let yourself soaked in the warmth of early morning sunshine, seating at Arthur’s seat and watching as the first rays of sun paints the green valleys in hues of golden yellow, orange and ombre shades […]

  • …It is neither an ending nor the beginning but a journey when you stops for few moments to look back upon the road that you have travelled so far, to cherish the happy moments and to console oneself not to despair over the failures or to feel dismal or broken-hearted over the shattered dreams, but be thankful for what you have and hoping for even better and brighter days ahead…   The year that was – We had welcomed the year with lots […]

    The year that was – 2016 wrap up @ saffronstreaks

    …It is neither an ending nor the beginning but a journey when you stops for few moments to look back upon the road that you have travelled so far, to cherish the happy moments and to console oneself not to despair over the failures or to feel dismal or broken-hearted over the shattered dreams, but be thankful for what you have and hoping for even better and brighter days ahead…   The year that was – We had welcomed the year with lots […]

  • Vibrant, Vigorous, Vivacious…. Varanasi! Popularly  known  by its monikers “Kashi” and “Banaras”, Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world with a history that goes beyond 3000 years. It is situated on the western riverbank of the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh; believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as “The City of Lights” and “The Spiritual Capital of India”. It is considered a Holy City by the […]

    5 Interesting Things to Do in Varanasi

    Vibrant, Vigorous, Vivacious…. Varanasi! Popularly  known  by its monikers “Kashi” and “Banaras”, Varanasi is one of the oldest inhabited cities of the world with a history that goes beyond 3000 years. It is situated on the western riverbank of the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh; believed to be an abode of Lord Shiva. It is popularly known as “The City of Lights” and “The Spiritual Capital of India”. It is considered a Holy City by the […]

  • While Autumn afternoons are inherently sweet, charming, calm and soothing, the joy doubles up when you received some surprised gifts and if that happens to be a cookbook from your favorite chef, life can not be more blissful than this. November is the month of festivities as each of the culture melds into another, Diwali followed by Bhai duj, Halloween and now Thanksgiving round the corner, the air is beautifully scented with flavours that speaks of festivals, holidays, family time. […]

    Shahi paneer kofta pulao / saffron soaked pilaf with caramelized onions and cheese balls

    While Autumn afternoons are inherently sweet, charming, calm and soothing, the joy doubles up when you received some surprised gifts and if that happens to be a cookbook from your favorite chef, life can not be more blissful than this. November is the month of festivities as each of the culture melds into another, Diwali followed by Bhai duj, Halloween and now Thanksgiving round the corner, the air is beautifully scented with flavours that speaks of festivals, holidays, family time. […]

  • Happy Vijaydashami to all my lovely readers. Presenting here another simple but delicious festival special : Sabudana kheer or Sago pudding or Tapioca pearl pudding . “Solitude is the salt of person hood. It brings out the authentic flavour of every experience….” …and as we were waiting impatiently for our boat to return, I let myself completely immersed in the eclectic aura of the beach life at Railay beach of Phuket. The air was fresh and crisp that day, the […]

    Sago pudding or Thai style tapioca pearl pudding – Festival special

    Happy Vijaydashami to all my lovely readers. Presenting here another simple but delicious festival special : Sabudana kheer or Sago pudding or Tapioca pearl pudding . “Solitude is the salt of person hood. It brings out the authentic flavour of every experience….” …and as we were waiting impatiently for our boat to return, I let myself completely immersed in the eclectic aura of the beach life at Railay beach of Phuket. The air was fresh and crisp that day, the […]

  • After a long long while we are hosting a very promising food blogger who can weave magic with her words as well as with her baking skills. Please welcome Ms. Supriya Kutty of Quichentell. In the vast universe of food blogging, we often don’t come across with people who are good at writing as well as with culinary skills. So when she has approached me for doing a guest blogging, I happily agreed knowing that my readers will definitely love some new […]

    Gluten free spinach and mushroom quiche – a guest post by Supriya

    After a long long while we are hosting a very promising food blogger who can weave magic with her words as well as with her baking skills. Please welcome Ms. Supriya Kutty of Quichentell. In the vast universe of food blogging, we often don’t come across with people who are good at writing as well as with culinary skills. So when she has approached me for doing a guest blogging, I happily agreed knowing that my readers will definitely love some new […]

  • Say hello to September with these simple and delicious carrot coconut barfi. Have you noticed that you can now yum our recipe? Yes, we have recently joined Yummly the social sharing platform for food and recipes, and here is our publisher page.  September is the month of transition as Monsoon begins its retreat from larger part of the subcontinent, sun shines brightly against a deep blue azure sky announcing the onset of Autumn, and for us Indians it is also […]

    Carrot and Coconut barfi / fudge – easy festival recipe

    Say hello to September with these simple and delicious carrot coconut barfi. Have you noticed that you can now yum our recipe? Yes, we have recently joined Yummly the social sharing platform for food and recipes, and here is our publisher page.  September is the month of transition as Monsoon begins its retreat from larger part of the subcontinent, sun shines brightly against a deep blue azure sky announcing the onset of Autumn, and for us Indians it is also […]

  • Top 7 Himalayan treks: Since time immemorial the perpetual snow covered lofty mountains has challenged human lives. Sage, saint, hermit and vagabonds has found solace in its mighty arms that has spread across throughout the subcontinent. The wonder of wonders that has never ceased to amaze man,  with its abundant beauty that nature has chosen to bestow on it, diverse flora and fauna and many life forms that it has supported through eons, Himalayas are most sought after and at the same […]

    My most favourite Top 7 Best and most beautiful Himalayan treks

    Top 7 Himalayan treks: Since time immemorial the perpetual snow covered lofty mountains has challenged human lives. Sage, saint, hermit and vagabonds has found solace in its mighty arms that has spread across throughout the subcontinent. The wonder of wonders that has never ceased to amaze man,  with its abundant beauty that nature has chosen to bestow on it, diverse flora and fauna and many life forms that it has supported through eons, Himalayas are most sought after and at the same […]

  • No complicated asanas, these are Yoga Bars to keep you healthy and fit. Packed with goodness of nuts and seeds these bars can satiate your hunger for long, at the same time these are tasty, healthy and all natural. The glorious journey to make a healthy and nutrition packed health bar starts with two young entrepreneur sisters Suhasini and Anindita Kumar who on regular train ride from New York to Philadelphia conceived the idea of launching a health bar in […]

    {Product Review} Yoga Bar health and nutrition bar

    No complicated asanas, these are Yoga Bars to keep you healthy and fit. Packed with goodness of nuts and seeds these bars can satiate your hunger for long, at the same time these are tasty, healthy and all natural. The glorious journey to make a healthy and nutrition packed health bar starts with two young entrepreneur sisters Suhasini and Anindita Kumar who on regular train ride from New York to Philadelphia conceived the idea of launching a health bar in […]

  • Monsoon Magic with … Beets Ever since my Patna wali aunt served me “the beetroot curry” I had been running away from the beetroot since long until few good things happened in my life that had changed my perceptions about food in general, and especially the beetroots. Now I can not blame my poor aunt to make that awful beetroot curry, as that is the only way we Bong (Bengali) knows how to make aloo, beet ar gajar er dalna meaning […]

    Beetroot chops, cutlets and Monsoon magic

    Monsoon Magic with … Beets Ever since my Patna wali aunt served me “the beetroot curry” I had been running away from the beetroot since long until few good things happened in my life that had changed my perceptions about food in general, and especially the beetroots. Now I can not blame my poor aunt to make that awful beetroot curry, as that is the only way we Bong (Bengali) knows how to make aloo, beet ar gajar er dalna meaning […]

  • Beautiful things in life are often simple and elegant. There is beauty in simplicity, just like this Yakhni pulao, simple and pale but highly fragrant and full of flavours. Meat with bone in are marinated for long hours in yogurt and then boiled in enough water with variety of whole spices. The word Yakhni is derived from “akhin” which means broth or stock or shorba. The rice was then cooked in that fragrant broth together with the tender meat and together […]

    Mutton yakhni pulao

    Beautiful things in life are often simple and elegant. There is beauty in simplicity, just like this Yakhni pulao, simple and pale but highly fragrant and full of flavours. Meat with bone in are marinated for long hours in yogurt and then boiled in enough water with variety of whole spices. The word Yakhni is derived from “akhin” which means broth or stock or shorba. The rice was then cooked in that fragrant broth together with the tender meat and together […]