Wednesday, October 25, 2006


India, a land of Festivals, rich cultural heritage, inspiring past, great people and delicious food. A land where Ayurveda took birth and Yoga gave strength to minds and souls. Natural beauty, twenty-two different languages, colorful dances which depicts life comprising of religious rites and rituals, festivals, harvest, and relationships., traditional beautiful weddings, vibrant dresses, hand crafted jewelry and strong believe in God. This is what INDIA is made up of.

In a country as diverse as India, it is not surprising to find that people here reflect the rich glories of the past, the culture, traditions and values relative to geographic locations and the numerous distinctive manners, habits and food that will always remain truly Indian. People in India eat the most diverse varieties of food all of which add to the rich Indian culture. The beauty of the Indian people lies in the spirit of tolerance, give-and-take and a composition of cultures.

Festivals like Diwali, also called the festival of “Lights”, Holi, a festival of Colors, Id, Christmas, are all celebrated by sharing sweets with family, neighbors and friends. Sweets also vary from region to region but Bengali sweets are famous through out India. The most popular Bengali sweets are RASOGULLA (Cheese dumpling in sugar syrup) and RASMALAI (Cheese dumplings in sweetened milk), made from fresh Indian cheese called Paneer.

Its amazing to find the creativity of people in variations of recipes all across India. I am just starting to grasp some of this creaticity in my recipes, hoping to spread some of it to people who are passionate about cooking like me.


Anonymous said...

Welcome aboard, enjoy happy blogging days !! Will come back to read more from you. Do you know about any online shops selling Varq ( Silver foil)? Wish you all the best.

Nidhi said...

Hi Archana,

Thanks for showing so much of interest in my blog. I got varq from India, but once I saw it in an Indian store in Washington DC. I don't know if any online shop sells it or not. :-)

Prema Sundar said...

Hi Nidhi,
Welcome to the world of food blogging.. u have a great blog here. the rasmalis look so tempting. I too made rasmalai for diwali ..

Krithika said...

Welcome to the world of food blogging. Hope to visit often

Nidhi said...

Thanks Prema and Krithika, for welcoming me and visiting my blog..

Anonymous said...

Hey Nidhi,
Congrats On Your BIG succes (food TV star)
Just Saw Your Blog. Its Great. Your Recipes looks great. have you posted recipe for RasMalai and Rasagolla on you blog.I would like to try that recipe.These are my favorite sweets. Thank you.
- Smita

Nidhi said...

Thanks Smita, Will soon post my recipes for you..


Anonymous said...

Hi Nidhi,

I just came across your blog .. great recipes and pictures. Especially love rasgullas .. but not had much success while making. they never turn out soft and spongy. Hope you will share your recipe for making rasgullas.

All the best.

Sudha said...

your blog is awesome and anyone can make out that you are an amazing cook..keep the work going one :)


Hi again Nidhi
I went thru all your posts and could'nt stop myself from writing again... are an amazing cook..