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Guava Jam

It all started one summer, when my visiting Telugu, talented, mother- in- law made the best tasting jam from plums, sugar and lemon juice. I was amazed, it was easy and quick to make, she used just 2 plums. It did not seem as laborious as my memories of making jam at home with my … Continue reading Guava Jam

Paryushan MahaParva, what is?

“Ba, I met Veer at school today and he was talking about Pary…um….shan starting. What is Pary…shan?” “Nihir beta, Veer was talking about Paryushan. પ  is for Paryushan.  And according to Sanskrit grammar the underlying idea of the festival and its interpretation is given below: “Parismantadushayante dhante karmani yasimannasau paryushnm” a.k.a. the celebration through which … Continue reading Paryushan MahaParva, what is?


KHICHDI So what is it? Khichdi a popular food dish in Gujarat, India and is made with rice and lentils and has many variations, like adding vegetables to make it a one pot meal. The word Khichdi is derived from the sanskrit word ‘Khicca’. It is an ancient food. To read more about it’s history, … Continue reading Khichdi