Category Archives: South Asia

Who Knew Desserts Were Sweet? India’s Rasgulla

Given Name: Rasagola Alias:  Rasgulla Place(s) of Origin: Odisha (Orissa), India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: chhena*, maida*, sugar syrup, (lemon juice) Background: I’m a sucker for South Asian desserts, but oh are they cloying(-ly sweet).  More so than … Continue reading

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Pani Puri (Puchka)

Given Name: Puchka Alias:  Panipuri*, Phuchka, Gol Gappa, Gup Chup Place(s) of Origin: India Place Consumed: Dhaka, Bangladesh Common Features: Potatoes, chickpeas, puri, tamarind, water, a newspaper (taking the place of banana leaves) Verdict: Believe it or not, I can … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Top 5 Mouth-Watering Food Joints In Lucknow That Are A Must Visit

Indian food has always been a great delight and experience for every individual who has ever tasted it. Indian food has made its mark in world’s best cuisines. The rush of spices and flavors that Indian food lands on one’s … Continue reading

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Guest Post: 5 Heavenly Spots in India To Treat Your Taste Buds

There are only a few things better than satiating one’s taste buds with palatable dishes. If you have been thinking of making a trip to those places in India that offer one of a kind food experience, then this article … Continue reading

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Five Rajasthani Dishes to Try When You Visit India (Guest Post)

Steeped In The Cauldrons of History Rajasthan is one of the most popular states in India – the raison d’être being the bosom of royal bloodlines and their kingdoms. To this day, the forts in Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, lakes in … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Consular Offices, with a Bonus

One of my favorite streets in Jakarta seems to have other fans in Manhattan too:Ironically, it was at the Consulate of Indonesia where I was able to test out the latest in household minivanization.  On unpredictable Fridays and Saturdays throughout … Continue reading

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Northeast India – Matchless Opportunities for Ecotourism

There is a certain mysticism associated with the states of Northeast India, mostly due to the fact that people from the rest of the country do not know much about this largely hilly terrain. Another factor why the seven states … Continue reading

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Shopping Around Dhaka, Bangladesh

I visited Dhaka, Bangladesh a few years ago – mostly to eat– but also to check out Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building.  Naturally, I wasn’t allowed in at the time, so I had to stick to plan A, that being … Continue reading

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Product Review: Tava Ghee (Los Angeles, California)

Note: In exchange for a product review of Los Angeles-based Tava Ghee, I received four samples of their ghee as well as a tote bag.   I first heard about Tava Ghee through an email that mentioned their presence at the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Dishes of Kerala

The gods must be huge foodies to call Kerala their own country! Kerala, being located on the southwestern coast of India, has all types of seafood, and the passage of time has only made the cooking more delicious. They also use … Continue reading

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