Jalebi (Instant)

Festive Season is going on in India and its time to celebrate Dussehra. Its origin is from the great Hindu epic Ramayana, We all know the Story of Lord Ram and ten headed Ravana. Dussehra is also known as Vijayadashami i.e. Vijay + Dashmi – victory over 10 vices. It also signifies the victory of good over bad, and truth over…

Sabudana vada/ sago with sweet potato and less oil

Navratri is a greatest Hindu festival also known as Durga puja. The word Navratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti / Devi are worshiped.  The festival celebrates life, culture, traditions and customs. The festival is celebrated all over India and has different rituals and festivities especially in Indian states of West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka or…

Pumpkin curry with Indian spices/ Kaddu sour and spicy curry

When you think of pumpkin, you get a picture of Halloween decoration or as pie filling or in soups, cakes and muffins. It is not for mere decoration but more of a nutritious orange plant. Pumpkins are very versatile in their uses for cooking. Most parts of the pumpkin are edible, including the fleshy shell, the…

Food Combining – Fall season

Autumn season is between summer and winter, during which temperatures gradually decreases. It is often called fall in the United States, because leaves fall from the trees at this time,dude. Autumn in Northern Hemisphere (US) began on September 22. It’s beginning of cold waves and it prepare us for winter and snowy weather. It is…

Veg Aloo tikki Burger with less oil

Burgers are loved by all whether kids or adults. And if we make patties with goodness of veggies and less oil, then nobody can stop on one. I have tried to include as much vegetables so as to make it more healthy and also delicious. They are more Indian style that is full of Spices…

Ukdiche Modak/ Traditional steamed Modak

In this festive season I am sharing Traditional Steamed Modak recipe. This recipe is from Maharashtra (India) made specially for our beloved Ganesha. In local language it is known as Ukdiche Modak. Ukad word in Marathi language means ‘to boil’, So sweet dumplings are made by boiling rice flour in a mixture of water and stuffed with aromatic…

Ganesh Chaturthi

Lord Ganesha, is known and popular among kids as elephant- headed God ( Bal- Ganesha). Ganesha is known by different names — There are 108 names of Lord Ganesha that signify his every divine quality. To name few —  Sumukh: He who has a beautiful face  Vinayak: The one who has the qualities to lead Vighnanashan: The one…

Krishna Janmashtami – Sabudana kheer

Krishna Janmashtami is an Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord Krishna, believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Krishna Janmashtami is also known as Krishnashtami, Gokulashtami, Srikrishna Jayanti and Sree Jayanthi. This year it’s going to be observed on two consecutive days – 2nd  and 3rd September. The first one is for Smarta Sampradaya and other one is for Vaishnava Sampradaya (ISKCON). Krishna…

Rakhi Special- Coconut Laddus

In India, Rakhi is a very special occasion for all sisters and brothers. This year it’s going to be celebrated on 26th of August. It’s a symbol of love and trust of sister and brother relationships. On this day, sisters will tie Rakhi (a thread with beads in any color) on their brother’s wrist as a…

Homemade Dahi/ Yogurt/Curd in less than 3 hours

I have grown up watching my mom making dahi daily since my childhood. Then after marriage, I saw myself doing same things as my mom. “Time definitely repeats itself” saying is so true. It passes on to generation so easily. But when few years back when I was shifted to US things were little different….