Crispy Brinjal Fries

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: 2 /3 medium sizes brinjals cut into circular /semicircular pieces of medium thickness Salt to taste A pinch of turmeric Cooking oil. Sugar (optional) Instructions: Heat oil in a wide rimmed pan. Take the circular pieces of brinjal and smear them with salt and turmeric. Next lower them gently into the boiling oil. Use a slotted spoon to flip both sides … Continue reading Crispy Brinjal Fries

Ocean

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH   O beautiful, enigmatic ocean, What secrets lie hidden in your bosom? O mighty ocean you fill human hearts, With a sense of awe and fear. Your latent energy & passion, Come to the fore as towering waves. Frothy, rippling waters hurtling down, On the sandy shore, is music to the ears. The roar of waves, has a certain rhythm. Since the … Continue reading Ocean

Unrequited Love

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH   The looks were divine. He towered tall among other men. The magnificent physique granite like, The fair glowing skin white as alabaster; His eyes like two limpid pools, holding secrets, Within their unfathomable depths. The majestic head, encircled by raven locks, Some falling limply on the massive forehead. The aquiline nose, sharp as a dagger, The firm chiseled lips, dark sensuous; … Continue reading Unrequited Love

Sugary Coconut Balls

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: Dessicated fresh coconut 500 gms, Sugar 250 gms, Black cardamom powder ½ tsp. N.B. In case fresh dessicated coconut is not available, you can use dried & packed coconut powder available in most supermarkets and grocery stores. Method: Take a wide, deep pan /wok. Over a low flame, sauté the coconut until the oil begins to leave the sides. In case … Continue reading Sugary Coconut Balls

Peace

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Just a tiny little world So replete with meaning Everyone desires peace Men, women, children Birds & animals seek peace In their own little ways There is peace in humming of bees Murmuring of brooks, rivulets Snowy clouds in the azure sky Usher in a sense of peace A walk through a forest glade Midst profuse greenery & foliage Evokes serenity and … Continue reading Peace