‘Black Horse’ by Jamini Roy ~ recreated canvas painting

Black Horse by Jamini Ray ~ recreated canvas painting

‘Black Horse’ recreated by me. Orginal painting by Jamini Roy, a painter whose work reflects the folk tradition and culture of Bengal

On the occasion of the Bengali festival of Durga Puja, I want to share my rendition of an Indian artwork by a famous Bengali painter. This is ‘Black Horse’ – an acrylic painting on canvas, originally painted by Jamini Roy.  Continue reading

Suji Halwa or Sweet Semolina Pudding

Sooji Halva RecipeThe festive season is here. I started off by celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi here in the Bay Area for the first time ever. Next comes the biggest festival for Bengalis, all over the world ~ Durga Puja. But one thing is common with all Indian festivals, that is indulging in sweets! Continue reading

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Dark Caramel Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Makes for a perfect dessert. Relish it with some whipped cream if you may 🙂

Fall is here now but till a few days back, at the tail end of summer, I could still spot some pineapples at my local grocery store. I got one home. Soon after that it so happened that we were to have dinner with some close friends and I decided to take dessert. I had my tropical fruit sitting right there so I thought, “How about baking the Pineapple Upside Down Cake for dessert?!’ A perfect dessert for Fall-Winter too, have it warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. 
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Colorful Baby Giraffe Acrylic Canvas Painting

Colorful Baby Giraffe Canvas Acrylic Painting ~ Childrens' room/ Baby Nursery decor

Colorful Baby Giraffe Canvas Art ~ Childrens’ room/ Baby Nursery decor

I recently announced my Etsy art shop with my Peacock Feathers Acrylic Painting.
Hearing that I was thinking of my own Etsy shop, my friend was very excited. She encouraged me to go ahead with it. She has a baby boy and she wanted a customized wall art for her baby’s nursery. And I was more than happy to do it for her. 

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Potato Fry Recipe | South Indian Aloo Fry Recipe | How to make Indian potato fry

Easy and Simple Potato Fry Indian style recipe

An all-vegetarian, no onion, no garlic potato dish makes for a perfect side

Here’s a simple, very easy and quick-to-cook Indian potato dish that makes a perfect side. It has no onion and garlic but is still full of flavor! And it’s not a deep-fried recipe. To top it all it’s completely vegan and gluten-free!
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Chocolate-Island Vanilla Cake

Chocolate Island Cake Recipe

Chocolate-Island Vanilla Cake ~ a close cousin of the beloved Marble Cake

Simple baking is joyous. And when you bring chocolate and vanilla together in a no-frosting, soft, buttery cake, you can never go wrong. 
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‘Be the Light’ ~ The Starlight Blogger Award!

Starlight Blogger AwardDo what you love doing and keep at it. I truly believe in this and am happy and humbled when my blogging community and audience recognizes it and appreciates the effort. 
This Award is “to honor those individuals who are considered “The light emanating from the stars, “ the bloggers that brings daily light into your soul with their creativity, the blogs you love to read, listen and visit!”  Continue reading

Peacock Feather Canvas Art + an exciting announcement!

Peacock Feathers Original Acrylic Canvas Painting

Peacock Feathers Original Acrylic Canvas Painting

Peacock feathers and peacocks are probably one of my most favorite things to paint. So I chose this canvas acrylic painting to announce a very happy news!!
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Thai Basil Fried Rice Recipe or Khao Pad Horapa

Thai Basil Fried Rice I Khao Pad Horapa RecipeAn easy and tasty option for quick weeknight dinners or leisurely weekends, Thai Basil Fried Rice is a favorite for many. And this recipe is simple enough to cook at home whenever you are craving Thai food. I have used chicken but scroll down to see the vegetarian option which I have given after the ‘Method for Cooking’. 
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Coconut Milk Crêpes with Greek Yogurt, Fresh Fruits and Honey

Coconut Crepes with Mango, Strawberry and Honey Recipe

A healthy and yummy Crêpe recipe with fruits thats perfect for breakfast or brunch

After trying my hand at cooking and making different kinds of food, I’ve come to realize that to cook food that looks great on the plate and is also delicious does not necessarily have to take up a whole lot of time. This is one of them. An inspired recipe that can be a meal or a dessert, Coconut milk Crêpes is healthy and a treat for your palate with Greek yogurt and almost any kind of fruit. 

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