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Let’s go fly a kite..and celebrate Sankranti

I’m sure you’ve hummed that along as you watched Mary Poppins, but have you ever flown a ┬áproper Indian kite? Sankranti, which is celebrated mid January, heralds the arrival of Spring in the Indian subcontinent and is a harvest┬ácelebration. You … Continue reading

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Kheer – a creamy rice pudding

Today we celebrate Kojagari poornima – the full moon day when the Indian subcontinent says goodbye to the monsoon rains and October heat and looks forward to welcoming the cooler months. Kojagari, apparently, comes from the phrase ‘ Ko jagari’ … Continue reading

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R is for ambe Rava ( Mango infused semolina)

Sweet shira or semolina is a popular sweet in Maharashtra. This particular variation is usually made at the height of the mango season using the pulp of the Alphonso mangoes. (As if we needed any more excuses to have any┬ámore … Continue reading

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