Ladoo for Besnu Ceremony

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 2 comments

Besnu ceremony is performed when a baby is able to sit (approximately at 7 months of age). The child is seated on a “Patla” (little stool)and ladoos are placed around him/her. Some folks touch one ladoo to the babies feet and feed a little of it to the baby. “Tili” is put on the forehead and garland […]

Charoli Nuts

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 10 comments

What is Charoli? Hindi: चारोली; also called chironji, Hindi: चिरौन्जी) Marathi: चारोळी; Charoli are seeds of Buchanania lanzan and used as a cooking nuts primarily in India. Recipe: Lagan nu Custard

Saffron

By Rita Jamshed Kapadia 6 comments

Before using in cooking, soak the saffron strands in a teaspoon of warm water or milk. Crush tenderly to release the flavor from the strands. Use very little, 5 strands are enough for 1 cup of rice. Too much saffron makes the food (pulao) very pungent. How to grow Saffron: Saffron is harvested from a […]