Turmeric Milk

  Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a medicinal plant and I had the opportunity to learn about its medicinal properties during the course of my M. Sc. ( Botany ). We had a subject by the name of ‘Medicinal Plants’ and were introduced to a wide variety of plants which…

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Thandai

Thandai is a North Indian festive drink, especially popular around Holi and Maha Shivratri. This milk based beverage is made of exotic ingredients like almonds, pistachios and poppy seeds. Its flavor is further enhanced by the aromatic spices namely  green cardamom and saffron. It is served as a refreshment when…

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Gajar Halwa ( Carrot Pudding )…The Easier Way

The beauty of this pudding is that even a novice can cook this beautiful looking dessert, as delicious as your grand mom would make it . If you are familiar with other ‘Carrot Pudding’ recipes, you will find that this one is cooked without using any butter/ghee. The traditional recipe…

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Besan ladoo / Chick Pea Flour Balls

Ladoos or the Cookie Balls are one of the most common of all Indian sweets. Amongst all of them, Besan ladoos are an all time favorite. Made from roasted chick pea flour, these are rich and sweet  & can be a dessert or a snack in your menu. As the…

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Gujiya

 Happy Holi Everyone !! Usually falling in March, Holi marks the coming of spring and is commonly known as the “Festival of Colors in India. I like everything about Holi….going out with family & friends …..playing with colors & eating sweets . Every Indian festival has its own special sweet…

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