Khira Gaintha( Rice Dumplings in sweetened milk)-Few Lesser Known Cuisines Series – Odisha

Khira Gaintha is a traditional odia sweet dish which consists of rice flour dumplings cooked in cardamom flavored milk. This delicious , melt in the mouth desert is prepared mainly during Baula amabasya. The festival is primarily dedicated to worship of the Mango trees. On this day, the mango trees are garlanded and offered with traditional Odia pithas…

Papaya Delight – No cook exotic dessert

As I start writing for this post, I must tell you I am feeling relaxed, fresh and energetic after a nine day celebration of Navratri with a diet of no onion and garlic and eating lots of fruits and vegetables, salads . I love this detoxification period of the year when I allow my body to shed a good amount of toxins , I gathered during the year. It also makes me open up my mind to try various combination of flavors, textures in my food and experiment with certain fruits and vegetables which I would have never thought of…

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