Belagavi Kunda was a sweet that was created accidentally, when a sweet maker left a large quantity of milk on the stove and forgot to switch off the flame. The Milk continued to boil for hours till it formed a brown mass. The Sweet maker returned after a while , to his ‘mistake’ ,and liked what he tasted. He modified it by adding sugar to it and and decided that this brown mass would be a sweet and named it Kunda, after his daughter.
Belagavi Kunda is also known as Belgaum Kunda as it originated form the Belgaum region of North Karnataka. Interestingly enough it was created by Rajashthani cooks, called Purohits, who had migrated to Belagavi more than 6 decades ago.
The preparation of Kunda requires a few ingredients and a lot of muscle power, as you need to keep stirring it without a break until it is done. The effort is more than worth it, as, besides toned arms, you get the grainy softness and sweetness of the Milk that has now formed into a solid with the delicate hint of caramel from the caramelized sugar that gives it its earthy colour. The Kunda is a very comforting sweet and tastes best when warm or at room temperature. Each time I make it I remember the sweet maker, whose mistake gave us this delicious treat. Not all mistakes are bad, are they?
My Blog turns a teenager this May! Yes, I complete 13 years of Blogging in 2017!
I had 8 different blogs when I started. Along the way I lost interest in some while I gave extra attention to the others. In September 2016 I made an impulsive decision and went self -hosted and Deliciously Alive – my blog morphed into Sirimiri, my site.
Last month I added my Food and Travel blogs to this one and Sirimiri is now a Lifestyle Blogazine.
13 years is a long journey and I am happy to have experienced the changes in the blogging world along the way. From writing being the most important aspect of Blogging to your blog ranking being more important than your writing, I have ridden this carousel that has stopped at various points and showed me different sights, as I enjoyed both, the sights and the ride.
Newer changes are always exciting to know and learn. Some are fads while others stay. Evolving with changes around, in the blogging world or otherwise, is the best way to be for me. Updating myself, like I update my apps, keeps me going. I am thrilled when people read my work and tell me they resonate with it. I am thrilled when I see my Blog stats, ranking, likes and comments. I am thrilled when I make new friends through blogging. I am thrilled at the aspect of monetization through my blog. I am thrilled when I meet horrible people and have painful experiences too, as they are just more fodder for characterisations for future stories. Yes, they are!:) I am thrilled to have experienced the good, the bad and the ugly side of Blogging as it as taught me what not to do and what to do often.
Oh, I am thrilled all right to learn new things and adapt to the changes, and wise enough to realize that these are frills and fancies and the real joy of Blogging is, was and will always be good Writing and Reading.