Postcards From Cherrapunji, The Wet And Gorgeous Land

‘Cherrapunji is the wettest place on earth. It gets the highest amount of rainfall in the world,‘ I remember reading time and time again in my geography textbooks at school. Like many, that was my first introduction to Cherrapunji, via school books.

Well, the mantle of ‘wettest place on earth’ has now been passed to the neighbouring village of Mawsynram. Still, I am so thrilled to have had a chance to actually visit Cherrapunji aka Sohra, this place straight out of my school books, on our holiday to North-East India! And, guess what? We happened to visit Cherrapunji right in the midst of the monsoon, when it was at its wettest, wild, gorgeous best!

Read all about our experiences in Cherrapunji, just in on my photo blog!

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Vazhakkai Thol Thogayal|Raw Banana Peel Chutney

Did you know that the peel of various fruits and vegetables can be used to make delicious dishes? Yes! The peel, in most cases, contains a whole lot of nutrients, and they are best eaten rather than discarded. This Vazhakkai Thol Thogayal or Raw Banana Peel Chutney is one such example of a beautiful dish created from the high-in-fibre peel of the plantain, which would otherwise have gone to waste.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Sharjah Shake Recipe| How To Make Sharjah Milkshake

Sharjah Shake is a milkshake that you will find in most bakeries in Kerala. A concoction made of milk, coffee powder, sometimes chocolate, peanuts, bananas, vanilla ice cream and Boost, Horlicks or Bournvita, it tastes absolutely delicious. This might sound like a weird combination, but don’t let that deter you from trying this out – like I said, this milkshake is finger-lickingly delish!

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

A Beautiful Birthday Lunch At Maia – Eat|Bake|Mom, Bellandur

It was my birthday, over a month back, and the husband and I decided to head out for a quiet lunch together, with the bub. He told me to choose the restaurant where I’d like to eat, and I chose Maia – Eat|Bake|Mom in Bellandur, a place that had been on my hit list ever since it opened up some time last year. We ended up having a lovely, relaxed lunch at Maia’s, and falling in love with the beautiful place that it is.

Read all about our experience at Maia, just in on my photo blog! 🙂

Rasawala Kala Chana Nu Shaak| Gujarati Black Chickpea Curry

Rasawala Kala Chana Nu Shaak is an utterly delectable Gujarati-style black chickpea curry, a beautiful medley of flavours. It is sweet, it is spicy, it is salty, it is tangy. It makes for just the perfect accompaniment to rotis and parathas, and goes well with dosas and steamed rice as well. When Shantaben, a Gujarati neighbour of ours, taught me how to make this Rasawala Kala Chana Nu Shaak, I was amazed by its simplicity. How can a curry be so simple, yet so delicious, I wondered. But it was just that – beautifully simple, elegant and absolutely scrumptious.

Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog! 🙂

Enchanted At The Mawphlang Sacred Grove, Meghalaya

“This is no ordinary forest you are about to enter. This is a sacred grove, home to La Basa, a protective deity who safeguards all of us. He watches over this forest. Anyone who enters with bad intentions will have to face dire consequences. You can be inside for as long as you want, but please remember that you cannot take away anything from this forest – not even a single leaf or a dried twig,” our guide warns the husband and me, in no uncertain terms.

We are about to enter the Mawphlang Sacred Grove, in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, a bare 25 km or so away from Shillong.

Check out my latest photo blog post to find out how our visit to Mawphlang progressed. Click here!

Healthy Chocolate Coconut Bites| No-Cook Dessert

Are you looking for an easy dessert recipe, something that is not very tough to put together and is yet quite yummy? Well, your search ends here!

Here’s presenting Healthy Chocolate Coconut Bites, a very simple dessert that requires zero cooking, that takes barely minutes to make. It is healthy, to boot, made with raw cane sugar instead of refined sugar. It is absolutely dairy-free as well.

There is the goodness of almond butter in there. The beautiful, classic combination of chocolate and coconut is what makes this healthy dessert absolutely delectable.

Do try this recipe out, will you? It’s up on my photo blog!

Gastronomic Tour Of Burma @ Burma Burma, Bangalore, With LBB

New foodie place alert in Namma Bengaluru!

After highly successful runs in Mumbai and Gurgaon, Burma Burma Restaurant & Tea Room opened up in Bangalore on April 1, 2018. Yours truly had the opportunity to dine at Burma Burma’s spanking new outlet in Indiranagar, along with a few other foodie afficionados from the city, courtesy of Little Black Book (LBB)-Bangalore.

Read all about my experience at Burma Burma – Bangalore, just in on my photo blog!

The husband and I are big-time fans of the Open Butter Masala Dosa that is commonly served in restaurants across Bangalore. A delicious, thick dosa doused with a yummy coconut podi, served with a couple of spoonfuls of beautiful potato curry, topped with a generous pat of fresh butter, some fresh grated coconut and carrot. What’s to not love?!

Learn how to make Adigas’-style Open Butter Masala Dosa at home. Check out the recipe, just in on my photo blog!

Postcards From The Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum

Did you know that Mysore houses a sand sculpture museum? I didn’t, till our last visit to the city, in 2016. I’m glad we checked out this museum on our last visit to Mysore!

Join me on a virtual tour of the Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, just in on my photo blog. Let me take you through some of the sand installations we loved the best here!

Check out my post here!