This year Karwa Chauth is on Oct 19th- On this auspicious day women keep fast for the long life and well wishing of their husbands. If you want to know more about Karwa chauth please check wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karva_Chauth
In our family, this is a tradition to make gulgule for the Karwa Chauth Pooja..
Gulgule is a Hindi word meaning round and soft. This is a special dessert made for some specific occasions like, Karvachauth and Basauda (the day when people eat the food made on previous day) etc. This is an easy to follow recipe. I have made some changes in the recipe to give it a contemporary flavor. Read More..
Baked vegetables is one of the most popular continental delicacies in India. At my place continental delicacies are always relished by my Indian as well as non-Indian guests. It is very easy to make baked vegetables. To please Indian pallet I have added a hint of garam masala in this dish. The selection of vegetables can be done as per taste and availability. The amount of cheese can be reduced or increased as per taste.. Read More..
Raw bananas are rich in dietary fibers, carbohydrates, and also in vitamins C and B6. Bananas are one of the best sources for potassium. Raw bananas do not have natural sugars like ripened bananas. Raw bananas can be easily found in grocery stores. Bananas are usually eaten in most fasts in India... Read More..
Lauki Posto (bottle gourd cooked with poppy seeds) is an absolute delight for green vegetable lovers. Lauki, also known as doodhi, squash, gourd or bottle gourd contains 90% water and considered as an easy to digest and healthy vegetable. The credit for this recipe goes to my friend Shalini and her husband Alok. I am extremely thankful to them for not only sharing the recipe but also feeding me this delicious dish. There is a sweet story behind this recipe.... Read More..
This cake is a good example of food economy. It is easy to throw things but hard to use them. This cake has been made from leftover broken biscuits and rusk crumbs. I had a lots of broken biscuits which I surely didn't want to throw so made this delicious cake. This cake is so light that you can have a few pieces and still don't feel heavy. Read More..
Lobiya is also known as black eyed beans or black eyed peas and is a good source of potassium, magnesium and calcium. It is rich in soluble fibers and is a good source of protein and vitamins. Traditionally Kebab is associated with meat preparations - but this is a vegetarian version of Kebab. Read More..
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.