Krishna Janamasthami Collection

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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.

Janamasthami Collection

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janamasthami collection

  Puffed rice balls 

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puffed rice balls

Puffed rice balls are not only tasty but can be easily prepared.

 Kodbole

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kodbole

Kodbole is a popular savoury snack relished anytime.

Chakli

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instant chakli

The instant version of chakli is equally tasty and easy to make.

Coconut Burfi

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coconut burfi

Coconut burfi is usually made during festivals.

 Appi Payasa

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appi payasa

Appi or Puri payasa is said to be the favourite of the Lord.

Wishing one and all a Happy Janamasthami ! May Lord bless us with peace and contentment.

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30 tasty dal recipes

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Summer delights collective post

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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.

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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

                                            RAGI IDLI

Ragi or Finger millet is one of the healthiest food in the world.

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Ragi Idli

                                           MALLIGE IDLI

These idli are soft and supple.  Do give a try, I am sure you will not be disappointed.

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ideal breakfast

                       KANCHIPURAM IDLI

When the usual idli batter remains in the refrigerator, turn it into tasty Kanchipuram Idli.

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Kanchipuram idli

                          COCONUT CUCUMBER COOLER

A refreshing drink to indulge during summer. It is made with tender coocnut water.

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coconut cucumber cooler

                            MANGO PARFAIT

Learn to play around with mangoes. Isn’t it the season of mangoes?

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mango parfait

                               ICED EXPRESSO

Cool !

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Iced expresso

                                       PUNJABI LASSI

All time favourite

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punjabi lassi

                        CABBAGE SALAD

It’s healthy, do give a try.

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cabbage salad

                                         CRUNCHY SALAD

All time favourite salad.

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crunchy salad

 

                                  RAJASTHANI KADHI

Yoghurt based dishes are ideal for summer.

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Rajasthani Kadhi

                                               RICE PORRIDGE

A dish from South Kanara, it is ideal food for summer.  People of coastal karnataka have this on regular basis during summer.

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Rice porridge

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Diwali collection

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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.

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