Weekend Treats: Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcakes

Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcakes, Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

Weekends are special, and the quality time we spend with our family, can be made more enjoyable, by cooking something delicious.

Cooking is an an expression of love and care, and also it is an art.

There are immense possibilities, if you have interest in this creative art.

Not only that, cooking is therapeutic too.

When you see the joy on the faces of your loved ones, it gives you pleasure and satisfaction.

This weekend I am sharing the recipe of Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcakes.

I like cupcakes more than the other cakes, because it’s easier to serve, and you can watch your portion as well.

Try it and have a wonderful weekend with family!

Please follow the link for the details of this recipe.

Easy to bake, Walnut, Cinnamon Cupcake Recipe

Weekend Treats: Mango Delights

The King of Fruits: Indian Mangoes, Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

The sweet coo-coo of the Cuckoo or the Asian Koel in the morning reminded me, that it’s the season of Mangoes, the King of fruits in India.

Yes, the Koel announces the arrival of mangoes, and passing through the villages, while on a road trip, you can have the pleasure of experiencing the unmistakable aroma of the ripe mangoes.

Who doesn’t love it’s sweet and Royal taste! I think everyone, irrespective of their age, love the season of mangoes, and want to enjoy as many of them, as possible, because it’s a seasonal fruit.

Raw or ripe, mangoes are a versatile fruit, with recipes of many possibilities.

In India, it has religious and spiritual significance too, and it’s leaves are considered auspicious for puja ( worship), or Toran ( door decorations, to welcome good luck).

Mangoes are not only delicious, but they are full of nutritional value.

Raw mangoes are good for pickles, chutneys, and is beneficial against Sun stroke and dehydration. Aam paana, with mint leaves is a popular drink, made in almost every household in India, during the summer season.

You may eat the ripen mangoes, as it is, or turn them into varieties of desserts, shakes, etc.

If you are interested to know more about the King of fruits, or some interesting recipes, please do follow the following link, for further details.

Enjoy this season of mangoes.

Easy, yummy Ripe Mangoes Recipes


“Hope” Keeps Me Going

Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

New Month, New Hopes,

New Beginnings, New Aspirations,

Renewed energy, Renewed thoughts,

Renewed efforts, Renewed methods,

Hope, Pray, again Hope, and Pray,

That’s how life keeps going,

May the month of ‘May’

Fulfil your Dreams!


Weekend Treats— Saffron, Cardamom Kulfi

Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan Kesar-Ilaichi Kulfi

Who doesn’t like desserts! I think all of us do like it.

Each day is special, but Weekends are fun, because everyone in the family is relaxed.

So, anything to bring more happiness to the family.

Homemade food is delicious, because it contains an important ingredient, which you will not find otherwise.

That secret ingredient is — ‘Love.’

Try this dessert, more popularly known as “Kulfi” in India.

There can be many flavour variations, when making “Kulfi”, such as Kesar-Pista Kulfi (Saffron-Pistachios), Gulab Kulfi (Rose), Malai Kulfi (Cream), Mango Kulfi and many more.

Here I am sharing the recipe of Saffron-Cardamom Kulfi (Kesar—Ilaichi Kulfi), perfect for the summer evenings.

For details of the recipe please follow the link, and Enjoy with family.



The Dawn—My Thoughts

Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

“Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a person, healthy, wealthy and wise.”

I am sure, we all have heard about this quote, innumerable number of times, through our parents, grandparents, teachers and others.

And, we have also followed it, especially when we were children or students.

But, as people grow up, they don’t usually follow this any longer.

The reasons can be so many, late nights at work, or outings, or television watching, or Internet surfing etc. etc.

But, the fact remains that the early morning persons, seem more cheerful, healthy, with positive thoughts.

Some may argue otherwise, but I have often observed it that mornings are the best time to spend with Nature, which in turn is therapeutic for us.

Just looking at the early morning blossoms, the birds chirping, the quietness around is good for the human senses.

You just have to make up your mind, to wake up early, and look out of your window.

You will be drawn towards the happy birds, happy flowers, and serenity in the Nature.


Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan

Glimpses of Indian Heritage Sites

I love travelling the World Heritage sites, whether in India, or anywhere in the World.

There are too many World Heritage sites in India to accommodate them in one single post. They remind us of our rich art, culture, architecture and traditions. To preserve them is not only the responsibility of the governments, but each one of us.

All these pictures have been clicked by me, when I visited these beautiful locations. To describe their magnificence in words, is not possible.

Let’s enjoy the pictures on the occasion of World Heritage Day.

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India— Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan
The Sun Chariot wheel, Konark Sun Temple, Orissa, India— Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan
The Badabagh Chattris, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India—Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan
The Badabagh or the Chattris/ Cenotaph, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India— Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan
Lodhi Garden fort, Delhi— Picture by ©Chitrangadasharan