ENDURI PITHA

ENDURI PITHA ( Steamed Cake wrapped in Turmeric Leaf)

Prathamastami is celebrated in Odisha for the life and prosperity of the eldest child. Since the celebration falls on the eighth day ( Krushna Pakshya) of the month of Margashira and is done for the eldest child or the first child, it is widely known as – Prathamastami. On this occasion the eldest child of the family is given new clothes and is made to sit on a wooden pedestal (Pidha). In front of him/her Purna Kumbha is placed on handfuls of paddy. Above it a branch of mango leaves and a coconut is placed. Then, the mother or any…

BALI YATRA – Remembering Odisha’s Glorious Maritime Glory

“AA KA MA BOI, PANA GUA THOI PANA GUA TORA, MASAKA DHARAMA MORA” Known to be the holiest month according to Hindu calendar, Kartik Purnima is celebrated across the world irrespective of religious inclinations. During this month all the pious Hindus refrain themselves from eating fish, meat and egg. All of them take pre-dawn bath and visit temples as a matter of routine habit.

RAJ KACHODI CHAT

Raj Kachori is a delicious Chat from Rajasthan which is a spicy chaat bowl filled with delicious fillings of potato, curd, chutney, sev and sprout. It has refreshing flavors and makes for a unique food experience. Served as a snack or appetizer, Raj Kachories make a beautiful presentation and are thoroughly enjoyed by just about everyone. Ingredients to make Kachori 2 cups Sooji ( Semolina) 2 tbsp Maida( All Purpose Floor)

Pyaz ki Kachodi

Continuing my exploration into regional cuisine comes this dish from Rajastan “ Pyaaz Ki Kachodi” or Onion Kachodis, which is surely going to take you in a journey to the ancient princely state of Rajasthan to savor this cuisine. Rajasthani food, like cuisines world over, is strongly influenced by the local terrain .What is really remarkable about Rajasthani food is that people from this region have invented so many rich and tasty recipes that are enjoyed all over India. This is, in spite of the fact that the geographical conditions of this region are rough and ingredients are hard to…

GREEN PAPAYA HALWA

The papaya, once a exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Papayas grow in tropical climates and their sweet taste, vibrant color and wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons for which I add them to our diet. Papaya is extremely rich in Vitamin C and has a wide range of health benefits.Green Papaya contains two of the most powerful plant proteolytic (the breaking down of proteins) enzymes: papain and chymopapain. These enzymes excel at breaking down proteins, fats and carbs, as well as aiding healthy digestion. Papain can only…

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