Chana dal cheela: Savoury Husked split desi chick peas pancake. GF

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 By  Ratna

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Ki  Shundor,  How  beautiful.  Ki  Shundor  we  kept  repeating  these  two  words.

N,  my  husband  and  I  took  a  break  from  the  harsh  Prairie  winter  and  travelled  to  India  last  month.  We  had  a  fantastic  time  with  our  family.  We  also  managed  a  few  days  in  the  Pink  city,  Jaipur.  More  about  the  trip  later.

Shundor  rong,  beautiful  colour.  That’s  what  it  was.  There  was  colour  everywhere.  Having  spent  the  last  four  months  in  the  great  white  Northern  Alberta,  our  eyes  were  taking  in  the  surroundings,  as  parched  throat  takes  to  water.

I  think  it  was  the  walls  that  were  painted  pink  throughout  the  city  and  the  brightly  coloured  saris  and  turbans  of  the  locals  that  stood  out.  Or  was  it  the   resident  peacock  with  his   iridescent  blue  neck  roaming  around  the  property  unabashedly?

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No,  No.  It  was  the  brilliant  colour  of  the  flowers  carpeting  the  walls  with  the  playful  Hummingbirds  busy  gathering  nectar.

I  am  confused.  You  see  what  I  mean?  After  all  it  isn’t  called  pink  city  for  no  reason.

We  did  the  Palaces  and  Museums  which  were  breathtaking.  The  food  blogger  in  me  always  longs  for  local  food  and  produce  markets.  I