summer drink

Summer in my childhood meant variety of coolers as drinks, starting with Panaka, tandai, cashew extract, raagi milk, rose milk. But my favourite has been the Mung bean drink. About a table-spoon of mung bean is ground with a pod of cardamom and a table-spoon of jaggery adding water gradually until it reaches the consistency of milk. If this …

scents of the past

whiff of memory Fragrance Lake sense of smell is great. One fragrance that stays with me is the fragrances of sandalwood sachet. My maternal grandmother Parwati was a no nonsense person. Yet she always had a small indulgence she would. place small sachet  between her sari's this gave a mild fragrance to them. this stayed through out the day. we …