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My bachas in a playful mood. Well, they always remain so 沽Å洟 While Snowy is busy chewing on my cloths (his favourite pastime 沽), Tiger is probably still in a sleepy state. 
The other three (Gungun, Zuro and Blacky) are in a "Nawab siraj-ud-daulah" mood, giving me a kind of "Humara breakfast paish kiya jaaye. And Taqhliyaa" stares 沽Å沽Å沽 #puppies #puppiesofinstagram #cutenessoverload #cute #indianpuppies #orphaned #orphanedpuppies #instagood #instagram #instadaily #instapic #pic #picoftheday #dogs
While his other brothers and sister Gungun have fallen asleep after a fruitful playing session in the park with kids followed by their lunch, Tiger is still in the playful mode (is he playing a kind of hide and seek with me? I guess so 沽Å洟)
Proud parent.
#puppies #cutenessoverload
#cute #puppiesofinstagram #indianpuppies #orphaned #orphanedpuppies #instagood #instagram #instadaily #instapic
My valentines... 5 orphaned puppies whom I am raising full time - Snowy, Blacky, Zuro, Tiger and Gungun.
December 2nd, 2017. Emotionally I was in a complete mess when these babies came into my life. I had totally made up my mind about committing suicide and would have surely taken the step had these babies not come into my life. 
They were only 8 days old (their eyes hadn't opened yet) when their mother Laali died, hit by a car. 
Since then we have been each other's support system. My neighbours are commending my efforts saying that I saved their lives. But the truth is that they saved my life. I don't know why but I felt an overwhelming affection and attachment with them right from the moment I saw them. 
Now I understand how difficult it is to be a parent! In fact how difficult it is to be a single parent!
How even more difficult it is to be a single parent of five kids!
The journey so far has been both very fulfilling as well as at times very exhausting.
Sadly however all good things come to an end. Come March end, I will have to give them up when they turn 4 months old. Because since December 2nd, I have been a full time mommy-papa, having left my job.
Maha Shivratri puja...
Om tat purushaya vidmahe, 
Mahadevaya dhimahi,
Tanno rudra prachodayaat

But He has lost the love that I used to have for Him. That has got replaced by bitterness. He broke my trust.
As an old saying goes, "when someone trusts you blindly, never prove them blind". #culture #custom #hinduism #shivratri #mahashivratri2018 #mahashivratri #puja #shiva #mahadev #lordshiva #mahadeva #odisha #odia #god #worship #hindu
Aalu Soyabean curry has been one of my personal favourites since childhood. The taste of the curry that mummy used to prepare when I was a child still lingers on. I still remember the texture, the smell, and of course its taste. 
I tried to replicate that but failed 笘ケ Nonetheless it was not that bad either. I love having steamed rice with Aalu Soyabean curry.

#lunch #Alusoyabean #aalusoyabean
#homefood #homemade #indianfood #vegetarianfood #tasteofindia #comfortfood #instafood #foodiesofindia #homecooking #yummyfood #tastyfood #indiancuisine #incredibleindia #onmyplate #foodie #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodporn #delicious #instagood #foodies #yummy #instadaily #nomnom #odisha #odia
Sunday Special : Eggless Caramel Custard which I made in a pressure-cooker.
Came out melt-in-your-mouth sort of super soft and was delicious in taste too 沽夸沽
#dessert #desserts #caramel #caramelcustard #eggless #egglesscaramelpudding #homefood #homemade #indianfood #vegetarianfood
The last five days or so have been so chilly here in Delhi that I just feel like not coming out of my quilt. Today being a Weekend holiday gave me the reason too. But then hunger often forces one to come out of the comfort of the warm quilt. Luckily the sun came out today as the morning wore on, and it made it easier for me to prepare something of my liking. In any case, weekends call for a special lunch. Today I made Paneer Labaabdaar - it was creamy, spicy, had thick gravy and was utterly delicious. Apart from Paneer Labaabdaar, I had steamed rice, rotis and dal fry as accompaniments. What more would one want in life? 沽

#lunch #PaneerLabaabdaar #PaneerLababdaar #homefood #homemade #indianfood #vegetarianfood #tasteofindia #comfortfood #instafood #foodiesofindia #homecooking #yummyfood #tastyfood #indiancuisine #incredibleindia #onmyplate #foodie #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodporn #delicious #instagood #foodies #yummy #instadaily #nomnom #odisha #odia
"Behtareen hoon" aisaa kabhi kaha nahin tha maine, 
Par sabko sirf khaamiyaan hi nazar aaye mujhme..
Ek ek karke itne nuks nikaale sabne ki
Ab sirf khoobiyaan hi bach gaye hain mujhme 沽沽
Happy 2018 everyone 笘コ
One of the fondest memories of winter food from childhood is Panasa Katha Alu Tarkari (raw jackfruit-potato curry) or Kathal Aalu Curry that mummy used to cook. I absolutely loved the taste, it almost tasted like mutton curry. The curry was one of my most favourite ones and it still continues to rule my heart. Last evening while I had gone to the vegetable market, my eyes lit up on seeing raw jackfruit being sold, so I bought half a kilo. This morning I once again rang mummy and asked for her recipe and religiously followed each step of it.
Tadaaa... the curry indeed came out fantastically well. 
Those who are conscious about their health might be put off seeing this photo with the amount of oil in it but then I firmly believe in dieting (that is -- die eating) 沽 We all are going to die someday.. so it's probably okay to sometimes give in to heart's desire for some spicy Indian curry with loads of thick gravy 沽
#lunch #KathalAlu #PanasaKathaTarkari 
#homefood #homemade #indianfood #vegetarianfood #tasteofindia #comfortfood #instafood #foodiesofindia #homecooking #yummyfood #tastyfood #indiancuisine #incredibleindia #onmyplate #foodie #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodporn #delicious #instagood #foodies #yummy #instadaily #nomnom #odisha #odiaツ#foodies_of_bhubaneswar
Chenna Jhili - One of the most popular sweets made in Odisha

If you are in Odisha and haven't tried Chenna Jhili as yet, then you have missed the world! Nimapada's pride (the place where this sweet dish was invented), Chenna Jhili is prepared from mashed cheese which is deep-fried in desi ghee in the particular shape and then soaked in sugar syrup, resulting in a very soft and melt-in-your-mouth sweet. Try it once and I bet you will instantly become its fan.
#chennajhili #chenna #desserts #dessert #sweetdish #pudding #delicious #homemade #indianfood #sweet #vegetarianfood #tasteofindia #comfortfood #foodiesofindia #homecooking #indiancuisine #incredibleindia #foodie #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodporn #delicious #foodies #yummy #nomnom #odisha #odiaツ#foodies_of_bhubaneswar #odiafood
Delhi's chill is at its peak and what better thing to gorge on than Garma garam Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Pudding)? 洟歴沽
Absolute bliss 沽
www.sweetnspicy.in
#gajarhalwa
#gajarkahalwa #carrot #carrotpudding #carrothalwa #desserts #dessert #sweetdish #pudding #delicious #homemade #indianfood #sweet #vegetarianfood #tasteofindia #comfortfood #foodiesofindia #homecooking #indiancuisine #incredibleindia #foodie #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodporn #delicious #foodies #yummy #nomnom #odisha #odiaツ#foodies_of_bhubaneswar
Gobi Aalu Masala for lunch (Cauliflower florets cooked with potatoes and Indian spices)
That moment when you give in to glutonny 沽
(Btw, the Gobi Aalu Masala tasted like mutton curry).
Yeah, it has an abundance of oil but sometimes it's ok to tilt towards taste rather than worrying too much about health 沽
#lunch #AaluGobi #AluGobiMasala
#homefood #homemade #indianfood #vegetarianfood #tasteofindia #comfortfood #instafood #foodiesofindia #homecooking #yummyfood #tastyfood #indiancuisine #incredibleindia #onmyplate #foodie #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodporn #delicious #instagood #foodies #yummy #instadaily #nomnom #odisha #odiaツ#foodies_of_bhubaneswar