Prayagraj Khasta Dum Aloo

A truly finger-licking dish of Uttar Pradesh is the iconic Prayagraj dum aloo that is served at breakfast with crispy samosas, paratha, khasta or rice. Dum aloo is a flavoursome curry made with whole baby potatoes (aloo means potato in Hindi).   There are typically two ways to make this quick dish. First, the baby potatoes are cooked, peeled carefully... Continue Reading →

Prayagraj Angoori Petha

Commonly known as a poor man's sweet, the humble petha is one of the most popular and iconic sweets of Uttar Pradesh. Though petha is generally associated with Agra (Agra Petha), the angoori petha of Prayagraj is equally famous and delicious.   The residents of Prayagraj have for long been accorded the status of being the biggest food... Continue Reading →

Prayagraj Masala Churmura

Uttar Pradesh is a food lover's haven with each and every district and town offering a variety of local delicacies that are simply divine. The quality of food in this state is unbelievably high and everyone you meet will be able to dish out his or her ancestral recipes with utmost ease.   The holy... Continue Reading →

Dhanbad Potato

The Dhanbad district in Jharkhand, more commonly known as the 'Coal Capital of India' is a land of abundant mineral resources and agricultural wealth. Dhanbad derives its name from dhana meaning wealth (referring to rural prosperity by virtue of its paddy produce and cattle).   This region is blessed with the waters of the Damodar and its... Continue Reading →

Old Shiv Temple, Shambhua Village, Kanpur Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh

The Chandelas of Jejakabhukti, undisputedly the most creative and prolific builders of Akhanda Bharat have many architectural masterpieces to their credit. Their best work is seen in Khajuraho, Kalinjar, Ajaigarh and Mahoba which was the capital city.   The Chandelas favoured the Pratihara style of architecture but added their own charm and grandeur to each and... Continue Reading →

Prayagraj ke Dehati ke Rasgulle

All gastronomical roads in Prayagraj lead to Dehati Rasgulla in Old Bairhana to sample their delicious dehati ke rasgulle. Dehati ke rasgulle are known as gulab jamuns in the rest of India while the white rasgulla is called chhena here.   According to the locals, Baba Ram Sevak Yadav began making and selling his dehati rasgulle in his... Continue Reading →

Akshayavat and Shukdev Ashram, Shukratal, Muzaffarnagar District, Uttar Pradesh

The sacrosanct tirthasthala of Shukratal now known as Shukrateerth (Shukratirth) is one of the most picturesque places located on the course of the downstream Ganga. This beautiful place full of ancient temples, bathing ghats and wells is truly a spiritual treasure trove for the followers of Sanatana and Advaita.   This divine place derives its name from the... Continue Reading →

Dhruva Tila, Bithoor, Uttar Pradesh

The story of young Dhruva sitting all alone in the dense forest meditating on Lord Vishnu has been narrated to us a million times while growing up. How a boy of five years found solace in Lord Vishnu and sought His blessings with a single-minded goal is truly an inspirational story described in the Hindu... Continue Reading →

Surya Mandir (Lord Chaturbhuj Temple), Dhamna Khurd Village, Fatehpur District, Uttar Pradesh

The fertile land of Fatehpur district has been a renowned centre for learning, knowledge, art and architecture since the Vedic Period. This region is dotted with a fair number of temples built in different periods that survived the savagery of Muslim invaders particularly Aurangzeb.   Tucked away in the historically significant Dhamna Khurd village is... Continue Reading →

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