Author: Sarika Sarkar Das

Yummilicious Malai Kulfi to Beat the Heat

Hyderabad-based Sarika shares the recipe of Malai Kulfi, an Indian cuisine, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Until last year, summer breaks were fun and frolic for my son. This year, he has changed a lot. He gets bored very quickly. Prefers to stay alone, speaks very less, he will turn 11-year-old very […]

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Healthy and Delicious Baked Mango Yogurt

Sarika, our foodie, shares a simple, three-ingredient recipe of healthy and delicious baked mango yogurt, a befitting desert to beat the Summer. Here’s the finger-licking homemade special dish, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I had a week off in the April-Spring break from school. However, when most of the world was enjoying […]

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Healthy Spinach Idli

Sarika shares the recipe of Spinach Idlis, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths.  According to the information in Wikipedia, Idli  is a traditional breakfast in South Indian households. Idli is a savoury cake that is popular throughout India and neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka. The cakes are made by steaming a batter consisting […]

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Kolar Mocha or Banana Flower: An Ethnic Bengali Delicacy

Sarika tells us the many benefits banana trees. Its flower, known as Kolar Mocha, is a vegetarian delicacy in Bengal. Here’s the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Kala lagiye na keto pat Tatei pakap tatei mota bhat (Don’t destroy the leaves of a planted banana, it will give you all food […]

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Of Holi Reminisces and Cool Thandai!

Holi is about fun, frolic, and naughtiness. Sarika reminisces about Holi celebrations, in her Pune hostel and shares the recipe of Thandai, without which Holi is incomplete. Here’s the recipe, in the regular column, exclusively for Different Truths. Holi is a unique festival of India. Many of my non-Indian friends love this festival very much. An exuberant yet […]

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Celebrate Love with Rice Chocolate Cupcakes!

Sarika tells us how she was born two months too soon to share her birthday with St. Valentine. The author reminisces and romances her birthday celebrations, the simple joys, her growing up in a small city, in Assam, the people who departed as she moved on with her journey of life. How her husband serenades […]

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Destination Bali: Fun, Food and Frolic in an Enchanting Island

What an island in the midst of beaches, monkeys, temples, foods and active volcanoes! Sunsets that make you smile without any reason. Warm people, beautiful dances, easy communication and temples that held us in awe. The island, Bali, is filled with incredible things to see and activities to indulge in, for every age group – great place […]

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Mughlai Mutton Curry: A Rich, Finger- licking Soul Food!

Sarika says that she was not cooking properly for some time, as she had so many things on my plate. Two weeks back, Memo, her son, asked her to prepare mutton, which he has been craving for some time. She decided to prepare Mughlai Mutton Curry, which is very rich but during winter. One could prepare this dish […]

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Mouth-watering Malpua, Indian Pancakes, for Bhogali Bihu and Sankranti

Last Saturday, it was Bhogali Bihu and Sankranti, in the Northeast and Eastern parts of India. This is also known as ‘Paush Parbon’. A harvest festival, it celebrates plenitude and fertility. Notun chal (new rice, from the fresh harvest) is used to make many delicious sweets. Pitha, consisting of Patisapta and Malpua (Indian pancakes), is especially prepared at […]

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Yummy and Finger-licking Chocolate Brownies add to the Festivities!

In India, people celebrate Christmas and New Year in different ways. It is an international festival and celebrated globally, almost the same way. But, India is unique in many ways, much like our celebrations. Christians from different parts of India add their classical flovours to the festivity. Enliven your festivities with finger-licking, yummy chocolate brownies, the perfect dessert. Sarika shares […]

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