MODAK For the filling: 1 cup grated coconut 1 cup grated jaggery A pinch of nutmeg A pinch of saffron For the shell: 1 cup of water 2 teaspoon ghee 1 cup of rice flour PreparationFor the filling:Heat a pan; add the grated coconut and jaggery. Stir for about five minutes. Add the nutmeg and saffron and mix well. Cook for another…

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AMEY JOSHI Shravan is one of the most auspicious months of the Hindu calendar. The holy month has already started from Monday, July 24, which was observed as the 1st ‘Shravan Somaar’. Fasting on Mondays is a ritual that is followed by most devotees of lord Shiva during the holy month. Devotees take early morning bath and visit Shiva temples….

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Mango Uddamethi 1 tsp urad dal 1/2 tsp methi seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds Pinch of asafoetida 2 tablespoon grated jiggery 1 cup chopped mangos 1 cup freshly grated coconut 4 dry red chillies 1 tbs turmeric powder 1 marble size ball of tamarind 4-5 peppercorns Grind all the ingredients for the gravy by adding 1/2-1 cup water. The gravy should not be too watery, but a little thick. Chop the raw…

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A Reverie on a Global Platform

The Luxury League, a non-profit global foundation, is engaged in branding India globally, backed by diverse international members serving as a standard bearer to promote Indian styles and its values. The Luxury Symposium 2017, held in New Delhi, pledged to promote India as a global producer of luxury and not just as an outsourcing facility. The Luxury League represents…

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Panaji (Goa):  The much-admired annual Goa Food and Cultural Festival 2017 started with a big bang at the Campal sports ground. Although the official digital launch was delayed by nearly one and half hour, the attendees – mostly tourists – enjoyed every bit with different varieties of food, including the Goan cuisine as well as beverage stalls lined up…

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After grape escapade, its time for food festival

Panaji (Goa): Notwithstanding the embarrassment during the annual Grape Escapade for not obtaining the CRZ permission to host the festival at the venue located near the shoreline, the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is going ahead with another gala affair at the very same venue. The Goa Food & Cultural Festival 2017 is set to raise the benchmarks from

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The Asian Kitchen in The Shade of the Banyan

Assagao, Goa: Set in Assagao, Goa under the expansive shady branch of a three-hundred-year-old tree is this unique Asian kitchen, The Banyan and thus so aptly named. The original old Goan house that existed here has been given a facelift and the surrounding gardens brought back to life. As you step in through the grand intricately carved wooden doors of The Banyan you notice a…

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Spicing it up – Organically

Tourists from all over the world have made Goa their playground, and they pour into this small land in hordes, filling thousands of hotel rooms in the peak season. A few spend weeks roaming up and down the coastline, while others fly down over the weekends. You can see them lying on the beaches soaking up Vitamin D from…

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