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How to make mawa – 5 ways of making mawa

Khoya or mawa is a dairy product widely used in Indian cooking. This post covers – How to make mawa – 5 ways of making mawa at home. How to make Khoya/mawa at home? This is a common question that is usually asked and searched. Well today I...

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Kaju Katli

Indian festive and fasting month is about to start. So here is a simple cashew nut sweet delicacy prepared with four simple ingredients. Kaju Katli or Kaju ki burfi  is a popular Indian festive sweet prepared with cashews and sugar syrup. Kaju in English means cashews and katli means “slice”- A...

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Akbar’s 5 questions

Hello Kidoos!! After a long time I am posting a Akbar-Birbal story for you. Akbar’s 5 questions – this one is a real educational story and the way Birbal answered these questions was outstandingly smart. Are you ready, then snuggle yourself in bed, take your pillows,...

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Til Ke Ladoo Recipe

A mouthwatering and delicious ladoos prepared with sesame seeds and jaggery. This festive season enjoy a gluten free and healthy Til Ke Ladoo Recipe. Very addicting and nutritious! Hindu festivals Lohri and Makar Sakranti are around the corner and the markets are filled with sights of...

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Peanut Chikki or gajak

Nutty and crunchy peanut brittle also referred to as Peanut Chikki or gajak, is ideal as a snack and a must-have during winter months. Making them at home is super easy and fun. A gluten-free recipe! Growing up, peanut chikki or gajak was one of my...

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How to make mawa from ricotta cheese

Mawa or Khoya is a dried form of milk and a super ingredient used to flavor up Indian sweets and thicken up Indian curries. Follow the step by step pictorial guide below to prepare unsweetened mawa or khoya at home. Store bought ricotta cheese is reduced...

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Lohri – Harvest Festival

Lohri – Harvest Festival of Punjab and Haryana is also referred as the bonfire festival. Huge bonfires are lit to thanks the God for abundant crops. WHEN IS LOHRI CELEBRATED? – Lohri – Harvest Festival is celebrated on 13th of January during the month of Paush or Magh,...

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Pongal – Harvest Festival

In Tamil Nadu- Sankranti is known by the name of ‘Pongal’. It is the most popular harvest festival to the farmers of South India. Pongal – Harvest Festival lasts for four days. FIRST DAY IS BHOGI/BOGI Observed as the cleaning day where houses are cleaned, painted and...

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Holi – Festival of colors

Holi also known as Basantutsav (Spring Festival) is the festival of colors which is celebrated across India with great cheer and gaiety. WHEN IS HOLI CELEBRATED? Holi falls on a full moon during the month of Phalgun some time in March. Holi festival marks the end...

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Gangaur Festival

Gangaur or Mewar festival is performed in the honor of Mother Gauri. In the word Gangaur ‘Gan is a synonym for lord Shiva and ‘Gaur’ or ‘Gauri’ for Goddess Parvati (the consort of Lord Shiva). WHEN IS GANGAUR CELEBRATED? In Rajasthan, Gangaur festival’s spirited celebration gets underway...

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Hanuman Jayanti

Hanuman Jayanti, also known as Hanumath Jayanti, is the auspicious day and is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Hanuman, the monkey god. Hanuman Jayanti is an important festival and Hanuman is the symbol of strength and energy. Hanuman chalisa are recited and prayers are offered. It is believed...

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Easter Sunday in India

Easter is the oldest of all Christian festivals. It’s the day when devotees celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead and they recall the widely believed Christian legend of – resurrection of Christ. It has been called a movable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year,...

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Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a special Hindu festival marking the love and affection between brothers and sisters. The name itself describes the festival where raksha means “protection” and bandhan means “bond” meaning “a bond of protection”. It’s a day of celebration and prayers and on this day...

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Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi is the festival celebrated in honor of Lord Ganesha. A Hindu festival that marks the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha and therefore this day is celebrated as Ganesh Chaturthi. WHEN IS GANESH CHATURTHI FESTIVAL CELEBRATED? Ganesh Chaturthi is observed during the Hindu...

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Dusshera or Vijayadashami

Dussehra, also known as Vijayadashmi, is one of the fascinating festivals of India and is celebrated all around India with great fanfare. Where “Vijaya” stands for victory and “Dashami” stands for tenth day. Dusshera is observed as the victory of good over evil which is...

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Karwa Chouth Vrat katha and Vrat vidhi

Karwa Chouth Vrat katha and Vrat vidhi- It is the most important fast observed by the women of North India. Karwa Chouth is a fast undertaken by married Hindu women who offer prayers seeking the welfare, prosperity, well-being, and longevity of their husbands. It is said...

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Karwa Chouth Sargi ki Thali and Puja ki thali

Please follow rituals that your family and elders follow. This is what my mom-in-law taught me and I am sharing it with you. Plan a day ahead, collect all that you choose to eat on this day. If you eat pheni or seviyan make it beforehand....

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Dhanteras

Dhanteras marks the beginning of the five day Diwali festival. It’s the first day when the festivities begin. The word Dhanteras comes from a sanskrit word Dhan which means wealth and teras means “the thirteen day”. Dhanteras is also referred as “Dhantrayodashi” or “Dhanwantari Triodasi”.God...

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Besan Ladoo

Besan laddo, an irresistible sweet is prepared with chickpea flour (besan), sugar, cardamom, ghee and nuts. As the weather starts to turn cold, I make a huge batch of ladoos and store it in airtight containers. They are my kids favorite and during school days...

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Diwali – Festival of Lights

Diwali or Deepaawali means an Array of Lamps i.e .Rows of diyas (Deep = Lamp, Vali =Array). Of all the festivals celebrated in India, Diwali is by far the most glamorous and important festival. Enthusiastically enjoyed by people of every religion, its magical and radiant touch...