red lentils · stew · Vegetables

Saraswati Puja and Thammar stew on a winter afternoon..

When I was a child, Saraswati puja was an important affair. We celebrated Saraswati Puja in my Paternal Grandparent’s place. Every year a day before the puja we would all gather at my thakurda’s (paternal grandpa) place and get busy with the decorations and arrangements. Ma and Jethi ( father’s older brother’s wife) would painstakingly… Continue reading Saraswati Puja and Thammar stew on a winter afternoon..

daal · red lentils · tarka · toor daal

Daal Chaawal on a rainy day ( rice and daal{lentils} on a rainy day)

It had been raining all day yesterday, dark clouds, the thunder, the lighting and gust of wind. This was the perfect weather for Khichuri and begun bhaja, but I wanted something more soothing, something more comforting and there is nothing like daal bhaat . I remember as a child after we came back from a… Continue reading Daal Chaawal on a rainy day ( rice and daal{lentils} on a rainy day)