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

Happiness

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Since the dawn of civilisation, Mankind has sought Happiness. Happiness in daily life, Happiness in body, mind and heart; Humans relentlessly seek happiness. Sadly it eludes their grasp, So they wander around in vain, Seeking happiness in all directions. Happiness is a state of mind, How varied  people’s  minds can be ! Fair Sex craves for jewels, apparels, Silks. satin, other elegant … Continue reading Happiness

Prawns in Coconut Milk Gravy

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH Ingredients: Prawns -250gms cleaned and deveined. Garlic paste 1 tablespoon Ginger paste 1 tablespoon Cumin powder ½ tablespoon Red chilli powder ½ tablespoon Paste of 1 small onion Coconut milk  1 can. N.B Milk obtained from freshly crushed coconut enhances the taste   of the dish. Mustard / refined oil 4 tbsps Salt 1 tbsp Garam Masala (Aromatic spices) powder I heaped tbsp   … Continue reading Prawns in Coconut Milk Gravy

Why India Loves Shakespeare

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH The modern aficionados of English literature can by no means overlook the Great Bard of Stratford-on-Avon, the globally renowned poet, actor, and playwright. Shakespeare is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the English language, devoid of which the entire edifice would crumble. On 23rd April 1616, precisely 401 years ago, Shakespeare walked into sunset; but the volume of rich, varied works which he left … Continue reading Why India Loves Shakespeare

Stir Fried Cabbage

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH This is a no-frills-no-fuss dish, with all the ingredients available aplenty throughout the year. Doesn’t take long to cook either. Read on… Ingredients: A large/ medium sized cabbage, julienned,  2-3 medium sized potatoes (peeled & diced), 250mg  green peas (shelled), Indian bay leaves  1 or 2 ,   green cardamom  2/3,  cloves  1 or 2,  cinnamon sticks ½  or 1. Cumin seeds ½ … Continue reading Stir Fried Cabbage