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Besnu

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 Khaman na Ladoo or Mava na Pendas or Boondi Ladoo  are placed around him/her. Some folks touch one ladoo to the babies feet an feed a little to the baby. […]

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Charoli

Charoli Nuts

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

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Saffron Crocus sativus

Saffron

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 […]

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Plain Khichri – Parsi style

It is the Ayurvedic detox food.  Khichadi, pronounced kich-ah-ree and sometimes spelled “kitchari” or “khichdi,” has long been used to nourish babies and the elderly, the sick and the healthy during special times of Detox and Diet Cleansing. 1 cup rice 1/2 cup tuver Dal 2 cups water 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp salt 2 tbsps oil 1 […]

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Methi per Edu (Fenugreek Eggs Parsi style)

2 cups fresh Methi(fenugreek) leaves 2 shallots 2 spring onions 2 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp turmeric 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp chili powder 2 tomatoes 6 eggs 2 tbsp oil   Saute in hot oil all of above ingredients except eggs for a few minutes. Crack the eggs on top with some water and cover to steam. Add very […]

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