Poda Pitha

Poda Pitha- Celebrating Swing Festival called Raja

Poda Pitha  made  with rice flour, black gram,jaggery, dry fruits along with spices such as ginger,cardamom  and cloves is part of a special festival in Odisha called Raja . It is an agricultural oriented festival popularly celebrated in the Coastal districts of Odisha for 3 days where food plays a major role in the form of…

Sandesh

Aaam Sandesh – Traditional Bangali cottage cheese sweets with mango puree

Sandesh or Sondesh is a delicious melt-in-the-mouth traditional Bengali sweet  made only with pure chhana or cheese and delicately flavoured with pistachios. This authentic sweet is considered the purest form of sweet to be offered to the Goddess. This delicate sweet will melt in your mouth within a second. A number of variations can be made…

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…

Seven Cup Chocolate Burfi- GramFlour,coconut and chocolate Fudge

Diwali/Deepavali-the festival of lights gets it’s name from the row of clay lamps that every household in India light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light which protects us from spiritual darkness. Diwali is celebrated with glittering clay lamps,  fireworks, sharing of sweets, rangoli and worship of Lakshmi. As my preparation is  coming to the end…

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