Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year - 2009

I wake up in the morning to see the trees and roads painted white in snow... Everything looks so tranquil and pretty. What a nice way to start a new year....

New Year at home in Cuttack used to start with a trip to either 'Panchamukhi Hanuman mandir or 'Chandi mandir' in the morning. Afternoon lunch would be 'feast' at home with lots of uncles, aunts and cousins for company. We usually had 'Mansa tarkari' or Goat meat curry and Fried rice and salad for lunch ( I am sure there were other things made - but I looked forward to only these things). Wow I can still remember the nice red fried rice my mom used to make and still smell the awesome 'mansa tarkari'.

Away from home, New Years day is spent calling up everyone back home and wishing them a 'Happy New Year'. Usually we try making a trip to the Queens Ganesh temple, but with this weather - not sure we will make it this year. But we do plan to celebrate with friends on Friday evening. Hey anytime with "Mansa tarkari" in the New Year is celebration time, right ?


  1. Nice to see some good Oriya menu on screen.
    Thanks for putting this together. I 'll surely try some today.:)


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  3. Cool Thanks for dropping by. Yeah all of them are simple and easy to make...