M is for… #AtoZChallenge

Meethe Chawal The literal translation of Meethe Chawal is Sweet Rice and they were cooked at home often when I was growing up. Whenever there was an occasion worth celebrating, or occasions were created when there were none, we had Meethe Chawal on the table. […]






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L is for… #AtoZChallenge

Langcha     I call Langcha the ‘Amitabh Bachchan of Jamuns’ as unlike it’s round, softer North Indian cousin, the Gulab Jamun, the cylindrical Bengali Sweet Langcha stands tall and slim. The texture differs too, as it is firmer and not swimming in syrup, even […]






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J is for… #AtoZChallenge

Jackfruit Halwa I absolutely love Jackfruit! Isn’t it ironical how such an unattractive looking and cumbersome to cut through lump can hold such a delicious and fragrant fruit inside? Summer is the season of Jackfruits and I relish it in its various forms. When I […]






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I is for… #AtoZChallenge

Iyengar Bakery style Toast Sandwich When we moved to Bangalore 3 years ago we discovered many interesting facets of this garden city. Iyengar Bakeries dotting it was one such facet. Each Iyengar Bakery has a different story of origin to share; while some claim that […]






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H is for… #AtoZChallenge

Handvo   We’ve all eaten a cake at least once in our lifetimes. Tea cakes, cream cakes, fruit cakes, chocolate cakes and so on and so forth. How many of you though have eaten a savory cake, made up of vegetables, lentils, seasoned with spices […]






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G is for… AtoZChallenge

This sunny yellow, spongy disc soaked in sugar syrup is a sweet traditionally associated with Rajasthan, a state in the Western region of India. Ghewar is made on important Rajasthani festivals like Teej and Gangaur and gifted to married women, and sent to newly married […]






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