Author: Sarika Sarkar Das

Breakfast like a King with Savoury Indian Pancakes

Our Hyderabad-based Foodie, Sarika, shares the recipe of yummy and wholesome, Indian pancakes, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dine like a pauper,” is a well-known adage that I religiously follow. For me, breakfast is the mother of all meals, so I hardly skip […]

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Yummilicious Mango Payesh: A Summer Treat for Family and Friends!

Mango is the religion during Indian summer, everywhere there are mangoes, from sweets to savoury. Many places in India also celebrate Mango festivals. India is blessed with varieties of mango, it is a high a calorie seasonal fruit. Sarika shares a Mango dessert, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Payesh aka kheer (pudding) […]

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Ramadan Special: Wholesome and High-Calorie Mutton Haleem

Ramadan and Mutton Haleem are inseparable, more so, in Hyderabad. Sarika shares the recipe, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Every year, during the Ramadan month, I prepare Mutton Haleem. This has been the trend for the past few years. This year also continued the trend. Haleem is a special dish, prepared worldwide, […]

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Wholesome and Healthy Sukto: A Bengali Vegetarian Medley of Vegetables

Our foodie, Sarika, shares a unique Bengali vegetarian dish, cooked without garlic and onion, Sukto, which is essentially a signature dish of every household. Read more about it, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I am writing from Phuket. Yes, I am enjoying my summer vacation. Since childhood, summer vacation is very special […]

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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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