Saturday, August 24, 2013

A Tasty Holiday

At last my holidays are over. I have stayed almost three months at home this time and enjoyed a lot. It's time to head back - this will be my final year under graduation.

During the last few weeks I was outing a lot and eating a lot. :D But, there were two food items I consumed on a regular basis, Bihari Momo (there's a reason why I call it Bihari) and Litti Chokha - I just love them.

This would be my last post from Patna and today, I would like to share my eating experience with you and give a quick intro of Litti Chokha and we will talk about Bihari Momo some other time.

Litti Chokha is one of the most famous food found in Bihar. Basically, Litti is atta (flour) dough balls filled with sattu (dry powder mixture of ground pulses and cereals which itself originated in Bihar) and eaten with Chokha which is mashed potato mixed with baigan ka bharta (roasted brinjal). Many also prefer dhaniya (cilantro) chutnis. The Litti is dipped in butter or ghee.

We visited one of the best shop we knew in Patna, near Hariniwas besides Maurya Lok. As per our taste,

Manoj Litti Bhandar makes the most mouth-watering and finger-licking Litti Chokha in town. You can find in a plate, two pieces of Litti dipped in ghee, Chokha, salad, and some chutni which we finished every bit of.

It was damn tasty and belly filling. If you ever visit Patna, do come here and taste the shaan of Bihar.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

It's Time

It’s 6:39 in the evening.

  1. In case you are out, go home. Get fresh.
  2. Have a cup of coffee or tea or whatever you like to have.
  3. Open the door and go out in the balcony. Lean over the grill with the support of your elbow while holding that cup with both your hands.
  4. Is the weather amazing? Great! Look up. Look around. Witness the world. Take in the surroundings.
  5. Be thankful to what Mother Nature holds for you. The clear blue sky. Light orange color of the dusk gradually scattering all over above you. Take it all in.
  6. And hold the cup easy; as it is a part of you. Feel the warmth. Let it flow inside out. Feel it. Don’t rush. Let the world as it is. Still. Things won’t go far.
  7. Let your thoughts flow freely. Notice where your mind and heart takes you and enjoy the moment. Feel the joy. Embrace it.
  8. Listen to smooth steady music. Be free from all the noise (for a few minutes though). But, it’s okay. You deserve a break. You need it – some quite time for yourself.
  9. Go on. Assign a time slot for yourself. For you alone – just you and your thoughts. And enjoy that moment. Every single day, for the rest of your life.
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