Bhartalicious

Chicken bharta Hello folks, I wanted to make chicken bharta since a long time. I find it so versatile. One can savour this mouth-watering dish with hot roti and a bit gravy to it is a good accompaniment to steamed rice and a great fillet foe desi sandwiches and wraps. I have taken the basic…

For the Love of Belly Dance-Dubai

It was a lovely desert evening after an adventurous dune bashing and mesmerizing sunset in Dubai. Me and my better half were in our desert safari camp and i was excited for live belly dance performance.I am always amused with the glamorous ladies swaying with the most glitterati clothes. In Arab world it must be…

Quintessence Gobi Bhajaa

Odia style Gobi Bhajaa I remember my good old Manipal college days when I was kinda bored of eating the mixed vegetable curry and more curries and some more curries in the mess … I am from a typical odia household and I like to see my vegetables nice and dry. I don’t like lots…

An Ode to Ancient Pundits: Sundials

Konark Sun Temple is a 13th-century Hindu temple dedicated to the Sun God Surya. The temple was considered as a chariot for the Sun God, who is often seen in pictures riding a chariot led by seven horses or one horse with seven heads. The entire temple is in the form of a gorgeously-decorated chariot…

vivid colours

I love the rich livid colours of flowers…wish i could wear them all…the rays shadowing thier flaws and enhancing their beauty…magical isnt it..

Big mouth -Graffiti Fun

I was making my way through the narrow lanes of souk towards the main plaza where I couldn’t miss out this retro graffiti on the wall.. Graffiti (/ɡrəˈfiːti/; Italian: [ɡrafˈfiːti]; plural ofgraffito: “a graffito”, but “these graffiti”) are writing or drawings that have been scribbled, scratched, or painted illicitly on a wall or other surface, often within public…

CHICKEN CAFFREAL-THE PORTUGAL CONNECTION

I am a great lover of coastal cuisine. The unique Goan cuisine with Portuguese technique and robust flavours of Indian masala always satiates my taste buds.  One of my favourite Goan dishes is Chicken Caffreal. Chicken is marinated in a green spice paste for up to 24 hours and then pan-fried. The result is falling-off-the-bone…

Good ol’ Palak Paneer

The Good Old Palak Paneer It’s a Monday and my veg instinct pushed me to make something green today…simple and tasty Palak paneer. I was glad after finally tasting it. It was perfect blend of texture and colour and not to forget the drooly taste of the gravy. Ingredients Palak leaves:500gms Oil:3 tbsp Paneer:200gms Garam…

JORONDA GADHI: MAHIMA DHARMA

It was an impromptu trip to Joronda Gadhi, Dhenkanal . A drive of almost 75 kms from Bhubaneswar to Joronda ,this temple introduced me to a completely different cult of Hinduism.Maha mel in Joronda, hustling and bustling with devotees, localities and sellers,this place was different.   Joranda Gadhi is a temple built in a location where…

Peace Pagoda : Dhauligiri

After watching the popular Asoka series on television now i am inclined towards the bravery tales of the great King and his journey towards Boddhisatva..After traveling a distance of 7 KMs from Bhubaneswar  towards Puri ( or Konark ) one can see Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa at the right side ( on Dhauli hills ) just after…

MINI SPLENDOUR:64 YOGINI TEMPLE,HIRAPUR

             THE MINI SPLENDOUR:64 YOGINI TEMPLE, HIRAPUR The 64 Yogini temples in Orissa provide a glimpse into the religious occult practices from the medieval times that are still alive in Orissa’s tribal traditions and folklore. Built during the 9th century to harness the supernatural powers, only four of the architecturally distinct 64 Yogini Shrines survive…

Chenna Poda : Cheese Cake from Odisha

Mouth watering, delectable caramelised delight originated from a small village in odisha, Nayagarh… Story goes that The owner of a confectionery, a certain Sudarshana Sahoo decided to add sugar and seasonings to leftover cottage cheese one night, and left it in an oven that was still warm from earlier use. The next day, he was pleasantly…