Dhanteras, which is the first day of Diwali , was celebrated yesterday ,on the thirteenth lunar day of the darrk fortnight, according to the Hindu calendar.Dhanvantari is worshipped on the occasion of Dhanvantari Trayodashi. Dhanvantari is considered to be the teacher...

October 25, 2016

Diwali or the festival of lights , always brings cheer, goodwill and happiness is everyone's lives.It is the homecoming of Lord Rama with Sita and Lakshman from exile after slaying the Demon king, Ravana . Goddess of wealth and prosperity , Lakshmi , is venerated durin...

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day..shall travel anywhere for breakfast ....so when I was asked to review the breakfast platter at Ayaam Elezz, I was looking forward to it . I had'nt really ever had a traditional Lebanese breakfast before and was definitely in f...

October 10, 2016

It is considered one of the most auspicious fasting cycles this year and has come after 16 years. The reason , the first day of navratri overlapped two days and so it gives us a chance to offer our prayers to the goddesses for one more day!

 As we prepare for Vijay Dash...

October 9, 2016

Siddhidatri the ninth form of Goddess Durga and is worshiped on the ninth day of Navaratri. Siddhidatri has supernatural healing powers,has four arms and is always in a blissful happy enchanting pose. 

'Siddhi' means 'achievements' or 'perfection' and 'datri' means...

Today is the day when the beautiful Goddess Mahagauri is worshiped . According to a legend  Maa Mahagauri liberated the world from evil forces, much needed in a world of today.

Maa Mahagauri purifies the souls of Her devotees and removes all their sins. She has a c...

October 7, 2016

Holiday mornings are easy going and it's great to prepare something that is light and doesn't take too much time so today ,on the 7th day , I tried a sago or Sabudana khichdi to start off the day .

To prepare :

1. Take 1 cup of sabudana or sago and soak in a bowl for 2 h...

October 6, 2016

Sashti is the sixth day of fasting according to the Hindu Calendar and is dedicated to the goddess who is the benefactor and protector of children .

I remember my nanny who would keeps fasts during this period and sashti was very special to her .

She was my protector and...

October 5, 2016

I was a bit surprised when I read about how delicious cucumber fritters are .. have always associated cucumbers in a salad .. never in fritters.. but I decided to try it out ..

The flour used is the water chestnut flour-Singhare ka atta , found in a desi store like Al A...

October 4, 2016

All those who are fasting can also snack sometimes with the highly nutritious very simple recipe of Aloo Makhana or Potatoes with foxnuts.

Fox nuts are lotus flower’s seed. It is grown in water and is largely found in India and know as ‘Makhana’ here. Also found in Kore...

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