For this month’s Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge, I made Masoor Dailor Boror Tenga, an Assamese sour-tasting curry with potatoes and lentil (masoor daal) dumplings.
Check out my photo blog to know what the challenge is all about, and for the detailed recipe!
Last year, around this time, I was in Calcutta, in the thick of Kali Pujo. It was there that I fell in love with the beautiful Bhoger Khichuri, the Bengali khichdi that is offered as prasad to Kali Maa. The bub fell in love with the sweetish khichdi, too. When I returned back home to Bangalore, I began craving for the khichdi all over again, and learnt how to make it too. Today, it is a much-loved dish on our table, especially on winter evenings like this one.
Check out the recipe for bhoger khichuri, just in on my blog!
We had the opportunity to visit the India-Bangladesh border at Tamabil, during our trip to North-East India. The experience made me rather emotional, quite unexpectedly.
Read all about it here!
The moment anyone gets to know about the trip we recently undertook to parts of North-East India, the first question they usually ask is – ‘What did you eat there? I have heard there is no vegetarian food to be found there!’. Now, after our brief sojourn in the North-East, I know that this is a myth – of course, there is vegetarian food to be found there! The husband and I had the same doubts, the same apprehensions, before we undertook this journey – all laid to rest now.
Check out my detailed post about our vegetarian food and drink journey in Shillong, where we stayed for a couple of days during this trip!
Have you visited the Vana Durgai temple at Kathiramangalam, a short drive away from Kumbakonam? The temple was one of the pit-stops we made on our recent trip to Kumbakonam.
Today’s travel shot is from the grounds of this very temple. Check out the picture, just in on my photo blog!
I am sure every person who has ever dreamt of going to North-East India has read about the living root bridges that are common in this part of the world. These bridges, made by joining the roots of rubber trees (Ficus Elastica), are very much a part of living trees and are, in consequence, live too.
Read all about our experience visiting the amazing living root bridge across the river Thyllong, in Nohwet, Meghalaya!
We fell in love with Shillong at first glance. As we explored the place, a little on foot and a little by cab, this love only deepened.
Shillong is a popular tourist destination, and it was teeming with people when we visited. We were lucky, though, to manage some off-the-beaten-track experiences here, along with checking out the local tourist spots.
Would you like to know which experiences in Shillong we loved the most? Here you go!
While holidaying in Meghalaya, one of the husband’s and my favourite pastimes was playing hide-and-seek with the clouds. Like two excitable kids, we would shout out – ‘Look, there come the clouds!’. We would watch, fascinated, as the clouds would blot out things as big as elephants from our line of vision, letting us see only that which they wanted us to see.
Check out a few ‘cloudy’ snapshots we took at Arwah caves, Cherrapunjee – just in on my photo blog!
On our recent trip to North-East India, we had a memorable overnight stay at Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, touted as Asia’s cleanest village.
Most visitors, however, plan only for a brief stop-over at the village, not a stay. Mawlynnong deserves to be stayed in, though, felt, experienced, lived in, loved.
Do check out my detailed post about our sojourn at Mawlynnong!
The famed Kamakhya temple in Guwahati was the first pit-stop on our recent journey to North-East India.
I have been fascinated by this temple ever since I read about it a few years ago. I had heard that this is the temple of the ‘menstruating goddess’, the goddess who bleeds once every year and that people consider her menstrual blood sacred enough to dip their handkerchiefs in it and carry them home, as tokens of good luck. This temple was, definitely, one of the spots I had eagerly wanted to visit, as we planned out this trip to the North East.
Read all about our experience at the temple, here.