Ful Medames/ Foul Madammas - A Middle Eastern Region Breakfast

I had never tasted Ful Medames/ Foul Mudammas inspite of spending a long time in this region. The reason being my inclination towards ordering my favourite arabic side dishes such as Hummus/ Falafel/ Baba Ghanoush/ Moutabel.  It was only during our office party few years back when I was served this colorful chunky dip with some warm pita bread and I instantly loved the taste. I checked with my colleagues for it's recipes and they happily shared it with me. What I understood from our conversation was that Ful Medames is a traditional Egyptian breakfast dish. Though it originated in Egypt, this dish got widely spread and became popular across Middle Eastern region. After reaching home I browsed through various videos to watch its preparation and learnt that each area in this region had tweaked the recipe as per ingredients availability and cooking convenience. And finally inspired from the video here I too made this dish at home. 

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Eggless Rasmalai Cake

Finally posting the recipe for the most popular cake doing rounds these days.. the Rasmalai Cake and the best part is this is an eggless recipe. 

When my little one came to me and requested for a birthday cake, I immediately zeroed down to Rasmalai cake as everyone in the family loves this Bengali mithai. A simple recipe that turns out to be so delicious that the cake got finished in no time and I had to bake it again [baked twice in one week's time!]. We all relished this sponge cake soaked in ras and frosted with fresh cream infused with mithai flavors. 

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Happy New Year 2018 and Some Doodling

It is the time to welcome the new year. Resolutions are made, then broken so its better to follow your dreams.. sometimes all we need is a fresh start! So #dreambig #nevergiveup #makethemreal. Learn something new each day and do what makes you happy.

Art and creativity are two things amidst many that makes me happy. I am looking forward to explore, learn and try different art forms in this coming year. The below pic is a doodle I tried to do on the diary cover. I have used a sakura white gel pen to draw these doodle patterns. You can get hold of this pen in nearby stationary shops or on Amazon and try doing it yourself.

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year filled with joy, love, laughter, peace, good health and prosperity!

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Happy Dussehra/ Dassara/ Vijayadashami

On this special day as you celebrate triumph of good over evil may the divine blessings of Devi Maa be always with you and your family. May you achieve the strength and courage to follow the path of righteousness always! Happy Dussehra/ Dassara/ Vijayadashami

Above is a canvas that has been painted using sponge and acrylic colors. Once the colors dry, have used black sharpie marker to draw Devi Maa and some doodling patterns.
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