Bala – A Journey from Baldness to Boldness #230

Bala is a Bollywood movie based on a guy named Bala, who is bald. This is ironic because he got this name because the beautiful hair he had once (Bal means ‘hair’ in hindi). The main characters of the movie are Bala played by Ayushman Khurana, Latika played by Bhumi Pednekar and Pari played by Yami Gautam.

My Reaction to Kadambari Devi’s Suicide Note by Ranjan Bandyopadhyay #227

Kadambari Devi was married to Rabindranath Tagore’s older brother at the age of 9. Rabindranath and Kadambari were of the same age-group. Growing up in a giant family with so many siblings, Tagore did not get much of his parents attention. Kadambari was his playmate, the very first audience to his many of his timeless literary works, a fan and a critic.

Making Rosogolla/Rasgulla is easier than you thought #225

Rosogolla or Rasgulla is one of the most iconic Bengali sweets. While you can find them so easily in any corner of Bengal, it is equally hard to get them anywhere else in India in affordable price.

These sweets are like white balls made of cottage cheese, dipped in light sugar syrup. We attempted to make rosogolla at home a couple of times and now I am sharing the recipe for those who wanna try!

How to Make Spicy Stuffed Pancakes #223

Today I was in a mood to eat something savory and these spicy pancakes came to my rescue. These look almost like the the traditional pancakes but taste completely different.
This is a vegetarian friendly recipe. These spicy pancakes can be made easily with the things available in your pantry. And most importantly, it does not call for great cooking skills!

How to make Chana Masala/Chickpea Curry #221

Chana masala is one of the popular curry made from chickpea. This can be eaten with plain rice or any sort of Indian bread such as chapati, poori, naan etc.

Chana masala can be dry or semi-dry. It’s moderately spicy with flavors of coriander and cumin seeds with a tangy hint. It can be served both as a main course or a tea-time snack. I am sharing my mom’s take on the recipe.