Thinking about the time spent with my Alisar friends or fondly called Alisar gang, when I used to live in Hoora area of Manama, always fills me with nostalgia. The sweet and snack shop Rangoli - our favorite- was just down the road, occupying one of the many streets of Hoora. Oh! how we would … Continue reading COCKTAIL ALOO KACHORI ( Potato stuffed savory flat bread puffs)
There is nothing like a CRAZY GOOD carrot cake! One bite is enough to make you fall in love with carrots cakes. The melt-in-your-mouth, moist, lovely spiced flavored carrot cake is a sure thing to-die-for. By the way, it's weekend. What are your plans? Anything fun? For me, it's a quiet weekend, girls preparing for … Continue reading Cinnamon Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
There’s something utterly comforting about the food we grew up with. Mas or fish is quintessential for any Assamese. The love for fish in Assam runs deep and the richness of the cuisine reflects it. I would gaze at the gorgeous view of the sun setting behind the Saraighat bridge, over the flowing river and the … Continue reading Dhania Bata Diya Mas( Fish in fresh coriander curry)
This is melt in mouth, soft and delicious burfi made with fresh grated coconut, saffron, khoya( evaporated milk solids), ghee( clarified butter), milk, cardamom powder and sugar ready in 30 minutes. When we talk about festivals, burfi become the quintessential sweets. I made these for this Ganesh Chaturthi, then repeated whenever I had to make a large batch … Continue reading Kesar Mawa Coconut Burfi
You can take an Indian out of India but can never take out India out of an Indian, so the saying goes. Festivals form a major chunk of that Indianness if I may quantify. When it comes to festivals, India is second to none and we celebrate them all with fervor. As of now, we … Continue reading Enjoy Festivals and Stay Healthy 6 SECRETS TO STAY FIT AND HEALTHY DURING FESTIVALS
"I am done with parties! No seriously, and done with eating too, phew!!" My stomach yelled at me, cried and made me cry too " For God's sake please please have pity on me! you are eating what not, right from veggies to meat... desserts and even sweets. Gosh! you do not spare the mouth fresheners either. … Continue reading Crispy Fish Bites
Many a time I have asked myself," Am I unhappy?" A secured marriage, healthy self, great motherhood, financial security, good social network, active involvement in community groups. To sum up, quite a busy life. Apparently, there should not be any reason to feel so. WHO AM I? Often this has been a matter of discussion with most … Continue reading WHAT’S BEYOND BEING A MOTHER?