Showing posts from August, 2013


Krishna Janmashtami or Janamashtami, is also known as Krishnashtami . It is celebrated in different regions of India by differnet names like Saatam Aatham , Gokulashtami , Ashtami Rohini , Srikrishna Jayanti , etc. It is an annual commemoration of the birth of the Hindu deity Krishna. This festival is celebrated on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) of the month of Bhadrapada which every year falls in the month of August or September. God krishna was famous for his Ras Lilas. The term Ras means Aesthetic and Lila means play or dance, which roughly translates the meaning of Ras-Lila as " Dance of Divine Love". While the Rasa lila re-creates the flirtatious aspects of Krishna's youthful days, the Dahi Handi celebrate God's playful and mischievous side, where teams of young men form human towers to reach a high-hanging pot of butter and break it. This tradition, also known as uriadi , is a major event in Tamil Nadu on Gokulas

Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka- One of my favorite dishes. In my college days, whenever we are eating out, it's one of the dishes we like to order in starters. Never given a thought about how it is made.  4 years back, my husband got relocated and we came to a new place. Everything was new. New place, new house, new friends, I was liking it there, but I was missing my lovely family back at home. Days passed, and one day during an evening walk, I met a girl (later she became 1 of my good friend). We always use to go for a long walk, long girl friend chats. I read some where few days back, "Eating Healthy helps keep our body healthy, but Woman brains stay Healthy, when they meet their  Girlfriends. " Ingredients for 4 people- Paneer cubes - 1/2 kg Garlic Paste - 2tsp Ginger paste - 2tsp Chaat Masala - 1tsp Chilli Powder - 1 tsp Tandoori Masala - 1 tsp Black Pepper powder - 1tsp Salt - 1tbsp Yogurt - 3 tbsp Oil for brushing Lemon - 1 (quartered) Onion Sliced into r

Peas Curry ( Mutter ka Jhor)

There are few foods, which we have eaten very regularly while growing up. 1 of those food is Peas curry, also known as " Mutter ka Jhor" in local language. I always tried making it, but never got that taste which we get it when my mom makes it. It is one of the traditional dishes of Bihar. And it goes with a combination. If you change the Combination, the traditional taste will never be the same. When last time I visited my mom, I asked her the recipe, and this time made it with the same quantity of same ingredients. But, again the taste was not the same. So, I again gave her a call, and asked her bout it. And she replied, " Beta, it's my love which I pour in it, while making it, may be bcoz of which you are not getting the same taste." And then we started matching the ingredients. I missed one of the ingredient, but I liked what my mom said to me. It's her love that makes the dishes all the more tastier. Now, I understood why my little one always t