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Happy Vishu  – Part 1 All  About Vishu

Happy Vishu !Happy Baishaki !Happy Bihu ! Puttāṇṭu vāḻttukkaḷ ! Happy Ugadi ! My last few posts have been about food related to Vishu celebrations. For the people of Kerala Vishu is the new year according to the traditional calendar – Kollavarsham. It is the year 1193 (2018 CE) according to this calendar. Just to …

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Pineapple Kesari – Sweet, Tangy and Fit For a Feast

Kesari is  an Indian  desert  made with sooji/rava (cream of  wheat).  It is  quite  easy to  make  and  is a perfect treat to serve unexpected guests or  for impromptu  celebrations.  This  humble  desert is  known  by different  names , sheera , halva , kesari  are  the  ones  I know  of.  Plain  kesaris  are   delicious, …

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Festival Flavors – Shankarpali

Shankarpali   is  another  tea  time  snack  popular in many states  of  India.  Crunchy , a  bit  sweet  and  utterly munch-able, it is  known by names  – shakarpara , shakarpaada , diamond  cuts  to names a  few – in  different  regions . The  beauty  of  this   snack lies in its  simplicity.  No  wonder  it  is   ever so popular …

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