Makhane Ki Phirni - Lotus Seeds Milk Pudding

Makhane Ki Phirni is my version of two dishes Makhana Kheer and Rice Phirni, this recipe is a fusion of both the classic dishes and it tastes divine. Makhane Ki Phirni is must have item in my menu during Navratri because many people do not eat rice while fasting and this recipe is the best option when it comes to desert. Recipe: Makhane Ki PhirniYield: Serves 6...more

The One with the Mango Kulfi

 The one with the mulfi  As monsoon lashes against the Kerala coast, and rains creep up the sub-continent following their usual trail, I decide that I too in my fashion must address the Indian obsession with the mango. Clichéd it is, of course; bordering on oral fixation, true; but, well, cultures perhaps owe it to themselves somewhat to live up to their stereotypes, especially if said stereotypes were first generated-for and subsequently were seen-through-and-analyzed-as-thus-by goras.Ergo, the mango.Or rather, if we were to go with the flow, the magical mangoes from Dharamtallah, which played a critical role in pushing me from one side of the blogosphere (foodporn-viewing) to the other (foodporn-contributing or whatever). But long before these magical mangoes, came the train journeys to Howrah, at the end of the summer holidays. So that is where the story really begins....more