Nag panchami is a festival observed by Hindus all over India and in Nepal. There are many legends revolving around the origins of this festival as per Hindu mythology. The basic is that it is a traditional worship of snakes (naga/ cobra) on the fifth day of Lunar month of Shravana according to the Hindu…

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  …..and foods to cherish   It is fun to experiment with recipes from store bought books. Drooling at the photographs and following instructions and measurements to the ‘T’. And then there are borrowed recipes – borrowed from families, friends, aunts, uncles, heirloom recipes.  

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….A must during festivals!       A South Indian festive menu you know is never complete without a payasam for dessert! And one THE popular payasam is the Paal Payasam..

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  Rasayna, a popular sweet delicacy of Udipi Brahmin cuisine.   Udipi is a small town situated just 60 kms away from Mangalore (a city is South Coastal Karnataka). Udipi is the abode of Lord Krishna. ‘Udipi cuisine’ is said to have developed and perfected in the Udipi Krishna Math (Lord Krishna Temple). Udipi was earlier known as ‘Shivabelli’…

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