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Shankranthi – of sesame, sugarcane and feasts of the harvest

One of the most auspicious days of the Hindu Calendar, Makara Shankranthi falls on 15-January this year.  This is a day of special significance as it marks the movement of the Sun into the Makara raashi and also the end of the winter solstice.  The day marks the beginning of longer days and heralds the… Continue reading Shankranthi – of sesame, sugarcane and feasts of the harvest

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Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

Come January and it marks the advent of one of the most auspicious days of the Hindu calendar,  “Makara Sankranti”.  One of the very few Hindu festivals that is celebrated on a fixed date, Sankranti falls each year on either the 14th or 15th of January.  While the term ‘Sankranti’ itself denotes the movement of… Continue reading Recipe: Seven vegetables curry (Ezhukari Kootu) for Sankranti

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Kotte kadubu: a symbol of tradition wrapped in moulds of faith

Having celebrated Ganesh Chathurthi last week with all the religious fervour, this post is a look at one of the traditions followed each year on the day of the festival. The preparation of one of His favourite dishes, the ‘Kotte Kadubu’ which is commonly followed in most households in the South Canara region of Karnataka. A… Continue reading Kotte kadubu: a symbol of tradition wrapped in moulds of faith