• 415. rajgira shiro/ halwa

    July 9, 2014mayurisjikoni

    Ekadashi    Once in a while Ekadashi dates confuse all the Hindus. One such Ekadashi is the Devshayani Ekadashi which was on 8th and 9th July this year.Some observed the fasting on 8th and some on the 9th. Shayani literally means sleeping. Its believed that on this Maha Ekadashi ( great eleventh), Devpodhi or Devshayani Ekadashi Vishnu falls asleep on the Sheshnag (cosmic serpent) in the cosmic ocean of milk. Its believed that Vishnu sleeps during the four holy months of Chaturmas. This holy period coincides with the rainy season. It also signifies the beginning of penance, rituals, poojas, parikramas and making a conscious effort to advance oneself in the religion aspect. That does not mean that during the rest of the year, one does…

     
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  • 310.quick tiranga halwa

    August 15, 2013mayurisjikoni

    Happy Independence Day It is said that one will come across an Indian in any part of the world so rest assured if you ever get invited to their home, you will be served some form of Indian cuisine. Where ever they may be living, Indians do become very nostalgic about their own country India, especially during Independence day. Today while I was cooking, I got to listen to a lot of patriotic songs on our local hindi station and was really amazed at the talent India has. I know of many Indians born and brought up outside India and do not have a strong connection with India. However our story is different. My husband studied in Manipal and Mangalore, I did my secondary education…

     
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  • beetroot halwa

    August 10, 2012mayurisjikoni

    EVENT:  FOODIE’S REDOING OLD POSTS #11 Updated: This post has been updated for the Facebook group called Foodie’s Re_doing Old Posts. Its a group that Renu who blog’s at Cook With Renu, thought out and put into action. We’re on our 11th re-doing post and I simply love this group. Why? Well, its got me to pay more attention to my much neglected old posts. For this post I have updated the pictures and a bit of the  write up but the recipe remains the same. You may want to check out my other posts that I’ve re-done. 1.Vaghareli Bread /Masala Bread 2. Tomato Salsa 3. Strawberries and Cream 4. Coconut Chocolate 5. Cassava in Coconut Milk 6. Baked Potato/Jacket Potato 7. Methi Paneer Bread 8.…

     
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