Diwali is one of the important festivals that we celebrate. It is a festival which everyone looks forward to, four days of relaxation, festive atmosphere, array of sweets and savoury, pooja and celebrations with near and dear ones and not to miss the bursting of crackers! This year Diwali starts on October 17.
I thought of making a mega collection of sweets and savoury for Diwali. I approached my blogger friends on facebook and all were enthusiastic about it. Thankyou dear friends for your wonderful posts. This post would not have happened without your contribution. The collection consists of sweets for festive cooking, burfis and pedas to store in the box, cakes for the diwali party along with a few savoury dishes. I do know what to cook for the festive season.
Krishna Janamasthami is one of the most important festivals celebrated in India and all over the world. It marks the birth of Lord Krishna and is celebrated on the eight day of the dark fortnight in the month of Shravan. Lord Krishna is believed to be the eigth incarnation of Vishnu and is worshipped with utmost devotion. Fasting, pooja, rituals, songs and bhajans, sweets and savoury offerings are all observed during this festival with utmost enthusiasm and devotion.
Usually aval payasa or aval ( rice flakes) mixed with coconut is offered to the Lord as Krishna was fond of poha.
Here is a collection of recipes from my archives that are ideal for Krishna Janamasthami. Click the title or the picture for the recipe.
Everyone dreads summer. The three months looks too long, frequent power cuts, scorching heat, water problem and not to mention, it is vacation time, with kids at home. Cooking seems tedious. I have compiled some of the recipes from the blog here as ” Summer Delights“. I hope you like this effort of mine.
Do have a look below. You can click on the title or the picture for the recipe.
Here are a few tips to beat the heat this summer:
Drink plenty of water. The body dehydrates due to excessive heat, sweating and urination.
Avoid deep-fried food, especially in the afternoon.
Take more fruits and vegetables.
Cucumber, one can eat plenty of it. It consists 90% of water.
Consume seasonal fruits, they are easier to get and cheaper. Watermelon, grapes, mangoes, oranges are available in plenty.
Go easy on banana. It is healthy ad packed with nutrition.
Yoghurt, lassi, buttermilk are your friends, keep away from aerated drinks.
One can make a slight variation to their regular meals. Here are few recipes that you can consider as Summer Delights.
Idli is steamed food. No oil is required . It is ideal breakfast for summer. Here are three kinds of Idli. 1) Ragi Idli or Finger millet Idli 2) Mallige Idli 3) kanchipuram Idli
Diwali, festival of lights is the most awaited festival in our country. A festival where we ignite in us with knowledge and wisdom and evade ignorance and selfishness. It is time to celebrate and cherish with friends and family. Here is a collection of sweets and snacks from my blog.