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Feeling blessed with my Virtual world

So happy to be a part of this wonderful group and being appreciated by my fellow bloggers .It’s the time to share my feelings and love with my fellow bloggers. Though I haven’t posted so many blog posts for last one year ,I have got much more appreciation from my fellow bloggers .It’s your inspiration ,your love give me the support ,the motivation to share my experience.

You Know guys ….I am feeling lucky to have you beside me.Every day I am learning through your blogs…I had not so much knowledge for baking cakes,cookies or preparing the ice creame pops…But now these days often I make my family surprised by making new flavoured cakes or cookies.Thanks to my Lovely Friends…Namrata,Priya,Celeste,Sonal,Aneela, Angie,Aryana,Aruna and kellie


Thank you Priya from  Sugar free sweet heart for nominating me for this award.

Liebester Award

Thank you Namrata from myfoodtapestry for nominating me for Liebester Award


Now I have to answere a set of question:

  • Describe yourself in 3 words.

     Caring,Loving and Emotional

  • What is your favorite time of the day?

  Evening Time:when it,s time to be relaxed.

  • Name one non food passion.

      Singing: But I am not a good singer…:) When I get time I sing Rabindra sangeet

  •  If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go?


  • You most favorite cuisine?

Dal and Rice: any kind of dal with some salads and baked papad.

  • In a potluck what would you bring?

    Vegetable dry curry and some other side dish

  •   Recount special childhood memories about you?

During  my school days my sister and I everyday used to return from school by 3.00 pm.One day we had seen Our Local winter fair   (raser mela celebrated in the name of Lord Krishn) on the way when we came from school… We could not resist us to attend that fair and savored some local tasty food ..So we directly went there without taking permissions from my mother…So we were late to reach home ..My mother was worried for us…Then we informed our mother why we were so late. But after returning from mela she only asked that why you come so late?We decide to tell her the truth….She didn’t rebuked us  but advised us to inform her in advance for any future delay

  • Some random facts about you?

In the past 10 years I have lost 5 umbrellas and one of my valuable watch .But my family always forgive me for my forgetfulness…:)

  •   If this were your last day to live, how would you like to spend your day?.

I will spend my whole day with my family and enjoy it at the fullest.

  • What inspires you?

The Nature and wonderful people around me always inspire me to do for my surroundings.

Now for my Nominations:

Now it’s time to nominate the following 5 wonderful people for the Liebster award and WordPress family Award

  • Nominate 5 to 10 bloggers with less than 200 followers
  • Notify your nominees by posting on their blog
  • Answer the same questions that I have answered.
  • Create 10 questions to ask your nominees.
  • Thank the blogger who presented the award to you and link back to their blog
  1. Aryana
  2. Aneela
  3. The vegan kitchen of dr caligari
  4.  Gobinda
  5.  Shankari

WordPress Blogs that I love and visit regularly are –

Thank you so much for your time and support through my journey of blog writing. 🙂



Phulcopi and alur Tarkari-Cauliflower and Potato Curry-Alu Gobi sabji

Culiflower and Potato curry

Culiflower and Potato curry

This is a simple and tasty  Bengali dish with cauliflower and potatoes. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage and broccoli. High intake of cruciferous vegetables is associated with a lower risk of some cancers. They contain vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, or plant nutrients, that may help neutralize damaging toxins.

Here I have used small quantity of oil and make it delicious with cumin seed, cumin powder ,green and red chili ,tomato,ginger paste and garam masala.Garam masala can be made within 2 minutes if you have 1 tbsp cardamom,2 sticks(1 inch) cinnamon,1 tsp cloves and 1 bay leaf in store. You have to use your mixture grinder and store the garam masala powder in an airtight container and use it for various vegetable dishes. Sometimes I use star anise and nutmeg to have a strong flavor when I make paneer curry or vegetable Biriyani .

Ingredients needed 

Cauliflower florets – 3 cups (cut into pieces)
Potato – 2 cup (diced)
Tomato-I piece (cut into pieces)
Vegetable oil-1 tbsp
Cumin/fennel seed-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt-1 tsp
cumin / fennel powder-1 tsp
Ginger Paste-1 tsp
Red chili-1 piece
Green chili-1 piece
Garam masala-1 tsp
water-2 cups


Heat oil in a kadai or pan.

Add cumin seeds and the red chili. Sauté for 2 minutes.
Then add potatoes, cauliflower florets,tomato and the remaining spices except the garam masala.Stir for 3 minutes
Add water and cover the pan.slow cook for 10 -15 minutes.
Stir in between for even cooking. After the vegetables become tender add garam masala.
Serve as a side dish for chapati or rice.


You have to add the garam masala powder at the end of cooking otherwise it will lost its  flavor.

Nutritional Information:
5 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 88.1
Total Fat 3.1 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0.1 mg
Sodium 502.3 mg
Potassium 475.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.2 g
Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
Sugars 0.7 g
Protein 2.5 g
Vitamin A 20.2 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 17.1 %
Vitamin C 103.2 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 2.5 %