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Shri Krishna Jayanthi Neivedhyam – Vella Aval. (Flattened rice cooked in jaggery

Krishna Jayanthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Shri Krishna. Lord Sri Krishna was born on the ‘Rohini’ nakshatram (star) on Ashtami day.  The festival Sri Krishna Jayanti is also known as Gokulashtami . Sri Krishna is Lord Vishnu’s eighth avatar (incarnation) on earth. He is considered to be the Lord’s most glorious incarnations.  Even saying and remembering… Continue reading Shri Krishna Jayanthi Neivedhyam – Vella Aval. (Flattened rice cooked in jaggery

Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Kaju Katli – Deepavali Sweets Series.

One of the most favourite sweets growing up, has always been the Kaju Katli. I guess I fell for its pillow like softness, sweet thats not to much nor too little, but just right, and the little bite sized goodness coming in such small packages! I dont remember when they started getting really famous, but… Continue reading Kaju Katli – Deepavali Sweets Series.

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Semiya Payasam – (Sweet Kheer made with milk and semolina garnished with ghee roasted cashews and cardamom)

Many incidents in life are special to each one of us on account of either the people, the places or the event itself. Festivals are a major part of my childhood memories as the significance of these festivals almost always make an impact on you. All hindu festivals teach us to be good, to uphold… Continue reading Semiya Payasam – (Sweet Kheer made with milk and semolina garnished with ghee roasted cashews and cardamom)

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Badam Halwa (Dense Confection made with almonds sugar and saffron)

A high-fat food that’s good for your health? That’s not an oxymoron, its almonds. Almonds are high in monounsaturated fats, the same type of health-promoting fats as are found in olive oil, which have been associated with reduced risk of heart disease. In addition to their cholesterol-lowering effects, almonds’ ability to reduce heart disease risk… Continue reading Badam Halwa (Dense Confection made with almonds sugar and saffron)

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Badushah / Balushahi – Sweets for Anubhavati Second Bloggiversary!!!

Two of my  favorite sweets are Badushah and Jangiri. Its a very strange pick as one of them is extremely sweet and dripping with syrup, whilst the other is very moderate in its use of sugar, flaky and dry. Yet I love these two contrasting sweets and enjoy them immensely. Badushah was a sweet I… Continue reading Badushah / Balushahi – Sweets for Anubhavati Second Bloggiversary!!!

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Omapodi / Plain Sev.

I am guessing the name itself is derived from the main ingredient that differentiates this fried snack from its other variations – Omam/ Ajwain. Omam is an excellent aid in digestion and a cure for low appetite and colic and flatulence. Omapodi is a delicious snack in itself and also aids as a main ingredient… Continue reading Omapodi / Plain Sev.

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Karaboondhi – Cripsy Fried Spiced Besan Balls.

One of the most easiest snacks to make, yet requires sleight of hand and knowledge of a few tips as its tricky. The only tricky part being the consistency of the batter. Runny batter results in “boondhis” with little tails. A batter which is too thick would not even fall through the holes and not… Continue reading Karaboondhi – Cripsy Fried Spiced Besan Balls.