a cup of tea and boiled purple yam – a warm filling meal to start the last day of 2017! Continue reading Ha: Purple Yam
Heinoujom (or heinajom) was one of the forbidden fruits during my childhood days. It came with warnings of caution to be avoided for your own benefit; to be consumed only within limits. To be expected, the caution attracted my curiosity as much as the fancy irregular shape of the fruit. The caution was that it … Continue reading Heinoujom: carambola/starfruit
Another fruit from the northeast region of India, to be specific the state of Manipur, is the humble passion fruit. My first encounter was during my childhood growing in the front yard of an uncle’s home at Mao in the hilly terrains of Manipur. I did not catch the name in their language but my … Continue reading Sitaphon: Passion fruit
Season of chorphon (Ceylon olives) Continue reading Chorphon (Ceylon olive): winter seasonal fruit
Wishing everyone a happy new beginning and a Happy Cheiraoba!
And to those who have already observed it on the first of Sajibu, a belated Happy Cheiraoba! but why do the Meiteis celebrate it twice in one given year? Continue reading Yet another Cheiraoba!
Inga Nostalgia: In love with the rainy month of Inga The buds of spring are inspiring as a promise of a fresh beginning; but what is a promise if it remains just that? Monsoon is the time when the plants are thick with foliages. And my hometown is a place where it rains and it … Continue reading Inga Nostalgia
This was actually the first I ever laid eyes on the legendary kabow beri – one of the several items that flow into Manipur through the ‘Moreh market’. yes, many may have heard of the Chinese market elsewhere, Tibetan market in Delhi (and elsewhere) but in Manipur, the ‘Moreh market’ is pretty much a brand … Continue reading Finding Kabow Biri in North Delhi