You can make this gluten-free ladoo, a round ball of melt in the mouth magic called Besan Laddu or plain Besan Unde. Simple pantry ingredients make this sweet a divine offering to the Gods! Served in a traditional meal as a sweet or as a dessert, a delicacy made with Bengal Gram flour you cannot stop eating just one!
does a food blogger run? We don’t run physically we run a mental race and live
the world with out of the world yummy dishes!! Yes we food blogger only live to
eat contrary to the saying eat to live.
themes based on which we blog themes. The themes are challenges that keep us
going, the food interesting and families happy, well at least most of the time. J
associated with it for 5 years has never made me feel unwelcome. In fact this
is the warmest group and the closest I have been to ever.
first being at Ahmadabad where Vaishali arranged an amazing meet. I will not go
in details about that meet check it out here, here and here but is it enough if I say memories from here still linger and bring a smile to my face!
must say the Chennai team did an awesome job.
beginning like the song says” A very good place to begin” and tell you about BM
Feb’2015 but since I did not want to miss any fun I wanted to go early, hubby
was all agreeable so what more do I want.
on the 18th Feb’2015 along with Viashali from Ahmadabad. Veena (was I
was meeting her for the first time? It did not seem like it) accompanied us to
accommodate her husband at her cousin’s place. Waiting for us at Padma’s were
Sanjeeta KK and my friend Pari. Hugs and
chat were the order of the day.
and catching up Usha from Manhattan joined us, Valli and Konda dropped by. More
hugs and more chat!
mouth watering pickles and Curds.
Mumbai joined us later the Pondi group was ready and we got cracking to visit
Pondicherry the next day, the alarm set for 5 am.
destination here are some pictures that speak for themselves. It’s one place
that I plan to visit again! But for now enjoy the visuals. On our way back I
was so tired that I could not help packing of the goody bags. Do I feel guilty?
Nah! Not me! J
A young artist at Pondicherry
The rangoli before the model
Another beautiful Place… Madame Rose facing competition!!
A beautiful mascot outside La Maison Rose
The La Maison Rose
A beautiful chandelier
You are right girls they are not ducks!!
Feb the meet begins right in earnest. we had people arrive from all over the
place we had PJ from Coimbatore , Gayatri from Mudrai, Kalyani from Mumbai, Kamalika,
Nandini, Srivalli, Veena and Padma from Chennai and of course Archana from Goa the most important person!! (Shhhh!
Pipe down girls if I was not there I would have missed it all so I am most
and lunch was an in-house affair on this day we had amazingly soft idlis both
regular and kanchipuram idlis. I am yet to taste anything so amazingly
delicious, soft and white idlis and sambhar and chutney and the podi that was
peas, Bhakari, Zunka, Thecha , Kurma, Curd rice and raita and lime and chilli
pickle. For dessert we had Colostrum, Gajjac, a honey and til/ sesame seeds
sweet, Gulpoli and the beautiful Mysore Pak. Was I packed with all these yummy
The official photo session was in white and look at the
amazing ladies amid a lot of jokes and laughter at the antics of the kids we
cut the birthday cake for Kalyani and Valli whose birthday is in February.
how to mop it up by little master Ikshu!
the director Kamalika! No one let him be!!!
bananas were explained very patiently by Veena. Sorry Veena you will have to
explain it again to me.
Then it was time for Usha to give us our photography demo. She has very patiently explained the nuances and the use of light, aperture etc. I wish I can share more pictures but all of them seem to have me in the frame so I would rather not!
change in the traditional attire and proceed to Annalaxmi!
me feel uncomfortably full when Padma who was sitting next to me insisted I
should try this rice! You will not feel
so full she said. The rice was plain rice with vatha kozhambu with a sprinkling
of Neemflower Podi, Sunda Vathal, Mantakkali Vathal and a lashing of ghee on
top. Amazingly I felt good after I ate it!!
I who fall asleep through all kinds of dins listened to the most important
stories that were related!
and were kind enough not to protest!!
So there is more coming up ladies.
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