Sharad Navratri Special!

October,13th-2018

Sharad Navratri is the nine days long sacred festival. The word Navratri means nine nights in Sanskrit. Sharad Navratri falls in Kawar/Ashwina month according to the Indian Lunar calender. This year Sharad Navratri is starting from October 10th. Let us make some delicious Navratri recipes! Read more about Sharad Navratri

Happy Navratri, Shuchi

  •  Buckwheat and Almond Halwa

    Buckwheat and Almond Halwa\ Kuttu Badam Halwa

    Buckwheat and Almond halwa is a delicious, nutritious and gluten-free dessert. Despite its name, buckwheat is not a grain, it is a heart-healthy, gluten-free seed that is also a rich antioxidant and a good source of carbohydrates. Buckwheat is rich in iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamins, and dietary fibers. It is a great choice for weight-watchers.. read more....

  •  almond rose squares

    Almond and Rose Squares\ Badam and Gulab Burfi

    Almond and Rose (gulab) squares or barfi is very delicious, nutritious and easy to make dessert. Almond is also known as Badam in Hindi and is one of the healthiest nuts. This ancient preparation combines floral petals of rose with almonds to get a divine taste. Almond is a good source of potassium, magnesium, and iron. It is also a powerful antioxidant.. read more....

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  •  shakarpare

    Shakarpare

    Shakarpare, also known as Shakkarpare, Shankapare, Shankarpali etc. is one of the most popular and traditional deep fried Indian sweet preparation. Shakarpare is made throughout India during festivals, especially for Diwali. Shakkar is a Hindi word, which means sugar and pare stands for stripes... read more....

  •  neebu ki mircha

    Neebu ki Mircha (chilies soaked in lemon juice)

    Neebu ki Mircha is a perfect zero fat, easy to make, four-ingredient instant pickle. This instant pickle is made with chopped green chilies and ginger dipped in lemon juice and seasoned only with salt. Isn’t it simple! This is my mother's recipe; she usually makes neebu ki mircha and keeps it in the fridge. This pickle enhances the flavor of any food. read more....

  •  masala mattha

    Masala Mattha/ Masala Chaach (savory Butter Milk)

    Mattha, also known as Chaas/ Chaaach (छाछ), is one of the most traditional and favorite coolants of India. In English it is known as buttermilk. It is a healthy and delicious drink that can be served any time. Mattha is a very good coolant during the summers: it helps to protect against sunstroke (लू) in burning summer afternoons.....read more..

  •   Watermelon Rind Sabji

    Watermelon Rind Sabji

    Watermelon contains 92% water and is considered as one of the best natural coolants. It is a good source of Vitamins A and C, and is also rich in amino acids, minerals and is an antioxidant. The red flesh of watermelon is full of lycopene. This year, in our kitchen garden watermelon is growing well. We mostly eat the red flesh of watermelons and throw away the rind and white flesh. Since our watermelons are home-grownआगे पढ़ें ..

Growing Vegetables at home!

Dear readers, growing vegetables at home is becoming popular these days. There are plenty of reasons as to why people like to grow things in their own garden....Some people worry about the use of chemicals/ pesticides in vegetables and fruits, while others like to be close to nature, and find it relaxing to work in the garden. Some enthusiasts also grow rare and hard to find vegetables.... Whatever may be your reasons for thinking about growing your own vegetables; it should be fun for you, and not a chore...

Enjoy Gardening,
Shuchi

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  • Carrot and Pepper Pickle

    Carrot and Pepper Pickle

    Carrot and pepper pickle is a very quick and delicious Indian style pickle. You can use Jalapeno or serrano pepper. I have used serrano peppers, which are easily available in the USA. These are spicy peppers which are very close to Indian thick green chilies used for pickle. You can use any thick and spicy peppers available in your part of world...... Read More..

  • paan thandai

    Paan Thandai

    Paan- paan, also known as Betel is an evergreen perennial from tropical climate. Paan leaves are strong and peppery in taste. The paan leaves are heart shaped and are often consumed as mouth freshener along with fennel seeds and areca nuts in India.Thandai -thandai is a traditional milk based spiced Indian drink. It is made with selected spices grinded with nuts. Thandai is considered as a good coolant. In North India this special drink is made for Holi (the festival of colors). Read More..



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