Paruppu Thogayal

We have Cake Day, Chocolate day and so many other days but not a single day which celebrates Indian food. But on 24th September, I am going to be celebrating Chutney Day. It’s amazing initiative by Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal to celebrate and document chutnies of India. I love South Indian food, I think it has…

Where Did the Idli Come From?

Idli (and the process of steaming) was known in India by as early as 700 CE. The process of steaming was influenced from Indonesia subsequently between 800-1200 CE, giving rise to the modern-day Idli.(Wiki). This famous south Indian Delicacy has attracted a lot of controversy. There is a serious contention between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka as to who can lay claim to the invention of Idli….

Vapa Pitha/Steamed Rice Cake

Vapa pitha (bhapa pitha) or puli pithe is the most simplest form of pithe made by Bengalis during Poush Parbon Vapa basically means steamed. This amazing dish is a kind of dumpling with the outer shell being made from rice flour and stuffing being prepared with jaggery and grated coconut. There can be several kinds of stuffing for Pitha, I…

History of Lord Ganesha’s Favourite Modak

Shendur Laal Chadhaayo Achchhaa Gajamukha Ko Dondil Laal Biraaje Sut Gaurii Har Ko Hath Liye Gud Laddu Saaii Survar Ko Happy Ganesh Chaturthi 2017 to all of you. Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations were initiated by the great Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj to promote culture and nationalism. It has continued since then. It is believed that…