Kashmiri pulao is a sweet, mild and aromatic delicacy from the beautiful state of Kashmir. This is extremely easy to make and is a bit on the sweeter side since it is garnished with both fresh and dry fruits.
A wide variety of fresh fruits like apple, pomegranate and pineapple can be used for garnishing the pulao. However, before you add any fruit to the pulao consider what will be served along with it, for instance, if you are … Continue reading
Almonds are known for their numerous health benefits, including cough, respiratory disorders, anaemia, constipation and diabetes. Apart from them, it can also help with hair, dental and skin (psoriasis) care. Almonds are available in two varieties both bitter and sweet. Normally, the sweeter almonds are considered edible whereas the bitter ones are used for making almond oil that is used for adding flavour to the food.
Almonds also have great medicinal value. … Continue reading
Like most nuts, cashews or kaju as they are known in Hindi, have several different uses. They are an excellent source of fibre and protein. The fat present in these nuts helps in protecting the heart apart from maintaining healthy levels of good cholesterol. Moreover, they help in controlling high blood pressure, migraines, soreness, muscle spasms and fatigue.
They can also be used for preparing many different kinds of snacks. Since they are rich in flavours, … Continue reading
Delicious sweet candy
India offers a wide variety of sweets to people. Among the traditional Indian sweets, Walnut and besan barfi is very famous in the country. The markets are flooded with delicious sweets and candies that can be distributed among friends and family members on special occasions and festivals including Diwali, Holi, Lohri and others.
If you are keen on make the barfi just while sitting at home, there are few steps that you would have to follow. … Continue reading
Almond Malai Kulfi- The best ice cream option
Whether it is summer season or winter, everyone loves to eat kulfis, especially because there are varieties of kulfis available in the market these days. Almond malai kulfi is a favorite of everyone as it is not only delicious but also healthy. While almonds add protein to it, malai makes it more tempting. It is a delicious ice cream that can be eaten at any time of the day, and one doesn’t need a … Continue reading
Dry fruit Ghughra Gujiya: Special Holi sweets
Gujiya, also called ghughra, is a special Holi sweet. Speciality of North Indian states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, Gujiya is prepared using Maida flour or suji stuffed with khoya, dry fruits and coconut. The half-moon shaped savories are really tasty and prepared on the festival of Holi or diwali. Some people also make gujiya during a special occasion at their home.
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Thandai, popularly called sardai, is a refreshing summer drink which is traditionally served during Indian festivals Mahashivratri and Holi. It is flavored with a number of dry fruits, especially almonds. Other dry fruits used to make Thandai are cashew nuts and pistachios. Not only, this, exotic mix of aromatic spices is used while making Thandai. They include peppercorns, fennel as well as cardamom to add to the taste. The refreshing and healthy drink is easy to make and … Continue reading
Barfi or Pak is a sweet confectionary made primarily in the Indian subcontinent. There are several varieties of barfi which include Besan barfi (made using gram flour), Pista barfi (made using ground pistachios), kaaju barfi (made using cashews) and Nariyal barfi or nariyal pak (made using Coconut). The most popular barfi among the ones mentioned above is the nariyal pak with nuts (pistachios and cashew) along with flavours like rose water and cardamom. They are usually coated with a layer of edible metallic leaf … Continue reading
Gajar ka halwa or Gajrela is among the most popular traditional Indian desserts. It is a dessert mainly associated with Punjab region in both India and Pakistan. It is prepared by putting some freshly grated carrots in a cooking utensil along with a certain amount of milk, sugar and water while being stirred regularly. Constant stirring is essential because the Gajrela might get burnt otherwise. The Gajar … Continue reading
Maha Shivratri holds a lot of significance for millions of devotees of Lord Shiva in India and abroad. Celebrated on 14th night of the new moon during the month of Phalguna, Maha Shivratri is one of the auspicious Hindu festivals. On this pious festival, devotees offer special prayers to Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. The festival holds a lot of significance according to the Hindu mythology.
On Maha Shivratri, devotees get up early in the morning … Continue reading