Kangsoi : The Manipuri Delight

With this post wishing you all a very healthy & flavorful new year ahead. Kangsoi is a dish from the Meitei community of Manipur in Northeastern India. This authentic, traditional dish of Manipur is a very simple and totally oil free, water-based stew or curry which is prepared simply by cooking the ingredients (vegetables and…

Eggless Orange Choco Muffins with Orange Shrikhand Frosting

Winter is here and as every season brings with them their own bounties, winter too is bountiful with its oranges, date palm jaggery and so on. The star fruit of winter season at least in India are the oranges or the lovely orange coloured tangy sweet citrus fruits. There are numerous varieties of citrus oranges…

Bottle Gourd Soup : a deliciously healthy appetizer

Soups are always our first choice when we need something nutritious, light on tummy, yet enjoyable especially during the winters , for a warm and comforting feeling. A variety of vegetables are available in this season that can be easily incorporated in our daily menu in the form of soups when we find it really…

Eromba : the popular manipuri delicacy

Very few dishes from the seven states of northeastern India are known, among them Manipur is one such state which is a treasure trove of many exotic yet divinely delicious foods and dishes. One such very popular delicacy is the Eromba/Iromba pronounced as ee-rom-ba, a preparation from the Meitei community of Manipur prepared with dried…

Kaancha Tok; The sweet & sour summer coolant.

Hi!! In this burning heat and scorching sun of summer, I want to introduce you to this astonishing, authentic Bengali coolant which can be had either in the form of a refreshing drink or as a meal accompaniment. This traditional coolant is named Kaancha Tok meaning raw sweet & sour chutney in Bengali. While having…