Creamy Happiness—Kesar Badam Kulfi

Creamy Happiness—Kesar Badam Kulfi

It’s almost that time of the year, when the relentless sun and soaring temperatures make me reach out to an age-old, close to heart recipe. Long before we were spoilt by the plethora of ice cream choices in our freezer, a lot of us can remember looking forward to...
In the Festival Season: Kesar Peda Modak and Gulkand Coconut Ladoo

In the Festival Season: Kesar Peda Modak and Gulkand Coconut Ladoo

This year’s Ganesh Chaturthi was very special for many reasons. It was special because it was the first one we celebrated after our wedding, hereby beginning a tradition we intend to carry on for years to come. We also made our own idol for the occasion and most...
Thinking Out-of-the-Box with Baby Eggplants

Thinking Out-of-the-Box with Baby Eggplants

The first signs of spring are in full display. Never before have I been so welcoming of spring. This past winter was harsher than usual and experiencing it in our new home which is surrounded by trees only made it seem worse.  After an especially cold winter, I feel...
Divine Platter – Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali

Divine Platter – Mitha Khechudi & Mitha Dali

On the auspicious occasion of Ratha Jatra this past month, I could not help but recollect fond memories associated with this grand festival. Ratha Jatra is the annual grand chariot festival that takes place in the coastal city of Puri in Odisha. The three main...
Of Earthen Pots

Of Earthen Pots

When I hear the words “mitha dahi” or sweetened yogurt, I remember dainty little earthen pots with inviting dark beige yogurt served at, what I consider, one of the most pious places on earth—The Puri Jagannath temple. I recall the quaint little shop by the temple...