Semai Payasam – Seviyan Kheer

sevaiyan kheer

Importance of Seviyan and Semai payasam

Harvest festival across India where offerings are made before the gods for the rich harvest provided. Among the offerings, rich and Seviyan is mixed with jaggery as sweet dish and is offered to the gods as a special offering. Seviyan is also part of Muslim ritual offerings given in the festive celebration of Eid – Ae – Milad. The dishes of Seviyan are made from vermicelli and are shared among … Continue reading

Kaju Chikki

kaju chikki

Made using ground nuts and jaggery, chikki is a traditional Indian sweet. The markets are flooded with varieties of chikkis including the most famous kaju chikki. Other popular types of chikkis available in markets are til chikki, coconut chikki and flax seeds chikki. They are mainly prepared during festivals like Lohri and Diwali. People distribute dry fruit chikkisamong their friends and family members.

Just as the name suggests, Kaju Chikki is made of cashew nuts and … Continue reading

Sakkarai Pongal

pongal celebrations

Pongal is one of the most important festivals celebrated by people living in Tamil Nadu and other states of India. The harvest festival holds a lot of significance for farmers in the country, and so it is celebrated in a grand manner. People clean up their houses, decorate them with traditional decorative items, cook food and invite their friends and family members at home to have … Continue reading

Dry Fruit Chikki

dry fruit chikki

These days’ markets are flooded with variety of sweets, and one often get confused as to which one to buy to give to friends and family members. Even if you go out searching for a sweet for yourself, you would find a number of options to choose from. If you have a sweet tooth, you would undoubtedly love to have dry fruit chikki which is not only sugary but … Continue reading

Harvest Festival – In different Names

harvest festival

The different Names of Harvest Festival in India

India is one of the largest countries around the world with rich cultural diversity and many languages spoken, but since India is primarily based on agriculture, there are several harvest festivals celebrated throughout the country, and many are even celebrated on the same day with different names for each region. The common thing with all the … Continue reading