Archive | January 2010

Ciao!

Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage. ~ Ambrose Bierce

I am going for the treatment. 😀

Love is blind, but marriage restores its sight. ~ George C. Lichtenberg

I am going to get my sight restored. 😀

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Recipe:- Puli Pithe

Sankranti means transmigration of Sun from one zodiac sign to the other. Due to the geography and size of India, this festival is celebrated for innumerable reasons depending on the climate, agricultural environment, cultural background and location. In West Bengal, Sankranti, also known as Poush Sankranti after the Bengali month in which it falls, is celebrated as a harvest festival Poush Parbon. The freshly harvested paddy along with the date palm syrup in form of jaggery is used in the preparation of a variety of traditional Bengali sweets.

One such sweet is the famous Pithe. After many years all the members of my family were together on Sankranti and it was decided to make pithes to celebrate the day. [My interests were solely getting a new thing to blog about and to eat 😀 :D]

Pithes are of various types: Ranga alur pithe (made of sweet potato), chandrapulli,puli pithe (made of coconut), gokul pithe and patishapta (sort of  pancakes). The recipe I am going to describe is a stuffed kind of pithe, Puli  Pithe. Puli basically signifies the shape of the sweet.

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Winds of Change

Oh my god!! It has been 12 days since I posted in my blog.  😦 Work, family, cold and lack of inspiration in that order are the factors responsible for such a sacrilegious act. 🙂

Celebrated Mom’s birthday on 9th Jan.

Watched Avatar at last! But in 2 D 😦 Liked the movie a lot. 🙂 It could have been a bit shorter though.

The new year seems to have brought about winds of change not only in people’s lives but also in the blogosphere.

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