Friday Finds and Awards

After a disastrous week , I found some solace after some surprise awards and some great finds and came back home , a happy person.

I had to drive about 48 miles one way to get these… but what is more pleasurable than eating Indian mangoes ?? I found these lovely sweet kesar mangoes , it cost me a small fortune for a dozen , adding to the fuel prices… but the experience was well worth the price .

Junagadh is famous for Kesar Mangoes (Saffron Mangoes). As the name suggest Kesar mangoes are very sweet and looks like saffron color.( Source : Wiki )

Another find in the local indian grocery store was this,

Mamidi thandra ( Dried mango Pulp), made from combining sugar and mango pulp , layered , dried and cut into slabs

And now comes the awards part :

Sowmya of creative saga has awarded me this award

“Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.”

Thank you for making my day special , Sowmya !

And , Madhuram has given me the rocking girl blogger award!!!

Thank you pal, U made my day!

Have a wonderful, fun filled weekend. See you all next week!

India Counts

20 Thoughts on “Friday Finds and Awards

  1. i used to wait for kesar mangoes in july in india. they taste awesome and cost less than half of the alphonsos.

  2. Congrats for the award and I love dried mango pulp,we call it aam papad!!!

  3. Lovely pics, Dee!
    And I *love* the dried mango pulp. We call it “Manga thera”.

    48 hrs! wow! :D

  4. congrats on ur awards…i have eaten these mamidi things..so delcious and yummy..love it.

  5. The mangoes look so delicious Dee. It’s long time since I have eaten juicy mangoes. My mother has told me that she will get the Banganapalli, while coming here. I love those. I also like the platter very much. Wanted to get that for a long time now.

  6. tempted me with mangoes////

  7. wow, 48 miles…. gosh, i cannot do that! But looks lovely the slice, lucky we re in CA! Congrats on ur award !

  8. Wow…the mangoes as well as the sweet look so delicious! I am drooling here just looking at the pics :)

  9. lol saw that first picture and then had to get me a mango! :) lovely!

  10. They looks so good.
    I would also take such steps to get this.

  11. Beautiful pictures! Bravo Dee. Now we are one of those too :-) We would go any extreme to get our slice of mangoes. The dull mango pulp just does not do it for us :-(

  12. @bee, yeah Bee, K can tell me all the other varieties …. I grew up eating alphonsos and banginapalli.. thats all Im aware of.. Kesar is a new guest in my home!

    @madhu,happy cook , arundathi,, homecooked, TBC, notyet , ranji ,
    hetal Thanks for the lovely comments , aam papad and the aam both were delicious.. we finished half a dozen since yesterday!

    @cham , u must be getting the alphonso then ??? Lucky girl !

    @ rc , trust me, one wouldnt want to know what kind of things I do, I make sure my friend sends me a huge box of kashmiri rajma from dallas, of course he pays for the postage and rajma, I went to NY last month and got the Panera 3 cheese bread.!!! the guy there was looking at me as if i were out of my mind !we dont have panera here and it wont come here… K has just got used to it :)

  13. Congrats on ur awards….. Enjoy….

  14. Congrats on the awards Dee. and Mamidi tandra bhale ga undi.. looks perfect.. me opika ki mechukovali.. U drove 48 miles..;)

    Siri

  15. lovely pics dee.. .amazing .. thank god i had mangoes in dinner .. else i would have asked garg to fetch me mangoes d way preity zinta does for belgium dark chocolate ice cream in salam namaste.. :D PJ.. but seriuosly… so tempting…

  16. Where did you get these? India Plaza or Lee Lee’s?

  17. @ Suganya, Priya restaurant in tempe gets them every year , they have been doing it since last year!

  18. I WANT mango jelly!!! (maamida thaandra). i just ate amreekan mangoes and that is okay.

  19. just make plans to come to phoenix tgfi, and u can eat as much as dried mango pulp u want!!

  20. i want to informaion about dried mango pulp

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