Janmashtmi is an Indian festival to celebrate the birth of Lord Krishna. The word Janmashtmi is a combination of two Hindi words, Janm, means Birth and Ashtmi, which represents 8th day. Janmashtmi falls on the 8th day of the Bhadra (more commonly known as Bhado) month according to Hindi moon calender. This year Janmashtmi is on August 25th. Read More about Janmashtami.
Tri Color Idlies- On the special occasion of Independence Day let’s make these delicious and nutritious tri-color Idlies. To make three different color layers, I have used spinach to give green color and carrots to make saffron/kesariya color of tri color idlies. You can make semolina batter for idlies or can use lentil or rice batter. Hope you enjoy this delicious dish. Please do not forget to share your precious comments. Happy Independence Day. Shuchi Read More..
Galka- Galka is a traditional North Indian mango pickle. I remember when I was a little girl my grandmother used to make this pickle. Traditionally raw mangoes pieces are mixed with spices, salt and sugar and kept in sun till the mangoes are done and mixed wih the spice sugar mixture. Usually it takes about 15 days to make the pickle. Read More..
Chai is an Indian tea made by boiling water with ginger, cardamoms, sugar, milk and tea leaves. This is an all-time favorite, and I think it is made a minimum of two times a day in most families in North India. Chai is one of the most famous Indian drinks, almost all my western friends not only know chai but also, call it chai. Nowadays one can find different versions of original chai in even American cafeterias Read More..
Today is Mother's Day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers on this planet! On this special occasion my mother’s favorite Masala Dosa!!
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Methi can be easily grown in home garden. To grow methi in a container, fill the container with organic soil. Sprinkle methi seeds all over, about ¼ inch apart from each other. Cover the seeds with a very thin layer of soil. Sprinkle some water to moisten the soil. The seeds will sprout in a couple of days. Water them and keep them under the sun. They grow very fast. Read More..
Being a biologist, I have always believed in eating a healthy, balanced diet. Our diet should have a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fat, fibers, minerals, etc... The same thing applies to our kids' lunch boxes. Kids should get a balanced diet too!
Many people who fast for eight days break their fast on this auspicious day of Navami (ninth day of the navratri pooja) after the prayers and feed nine small girls. For the navami pooja mostly sooji ka halwa (semolina porridge) and kale chane (black gram) are made to offer to the goddess.
Combo meals are combinations of two or three things. While the general perception is that combo meals are only served in the fast food joints and are always junk food, read on for healthy combos..
Italian cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines around the world. The words bring to mind the world of pizza, pastas, ravioli, spaghetti, delicious breads, salads, mouth watering cakes, pastries, coffee .
Fasting is a common practice in India. Along with Vasant and Sharad Navratri, there are many other festivals and holy days like Krishna Janmaashthami, Shivratri, Ekadashi, etc when people keep fasts.
Paneer is a kind of Indian cottage cheese prepared from fresh cow or buffalo milk. Read on for mouthwatering Paneer Preparations.