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…

Food From The Lands Of Maharashtra

Living in Mumbai, which is a cosmopolitan city, I haven’t been too exposed to the traditional Maharashtrian cuisine. In fact, one has to literally scavenge through the city to find the best of the cuisine, and no, I am not talking about the much popular cousin: Vada Pav. So when I heard that a popular hotel here…