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ugadi Ugadi (Gudi Padwa): a Hindu Festival to Celebrate New Year - Ugadi is a festival celebrated to symbolise the beginning of a new era, it also marks the traditional New Year for Hindus across different parts of India. Ugadi is derived from Sanskrit where “Yuga” means age/era and “Adi” means beginning.…
holi hindu festival Holi – Festival of Colours: What Is It & How Do Hindus Celebrate? - Holi is one of the vibrant, colourful and spectacularly beautiful Hindu festivals celebrated with much enthusiasm across the country. The important rituals of this joyous festival include playing with colours, relish delicious food and consume bhang. The Holi festival always…
Pav Bhaji Maharashtrian Cuisine: Everything You Need To Know - Maharashtrian Cuisine is one of the most popular and well known for its unique flavour and taste and for wide varieties of dishes ranging from mild to medium-spice to extremely spicy food.  This cuisine has abundance use of aromatic and…
Delicious Chana Masala Recipe: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free! - Chana Masala is a quick and easy vegan dish made with chickpeas. This simple curry makes a quick midweek dinner and a delicious accompaniment for any flatbreads and rice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJEkUfcterY Notes: The measurements used are 1 cup =250ml and 1…
shiva What Is Maha Shivaratri And How Do Hindus Celebrate? - Maha Shivaratri is the significant event celebrated by Hindus across the world, it literally translates to “The Great Night of Lord Shiva”. On 14th day of every month of lunar calendar or a day before the full moon is known as…
gluten free indian dosa This Indian Food Is All Completely Gluten Free - Gluten is a protein content found in grains wheat, oats, barley, rye, spelt, graham flour. All varieties of wheat like wheat germ, spelt, durum, bulgur, semolina and couscous have gluten content. Gluten content grain used in any form gives elastic…
Vegetable Pulao Quick & Simple Indian Vegetable Pulao Recipe - Vegetable Pulao – mildly spiced vegetables combined with cooked rice and coriander. This recipe needs just few vegetables, basic spices, cooked rice and 10 minutes of your time. This simple vegetable rice makes a perfect meal on lazy days or…
mushroom curry Simple Indian Mushroom Curry Recipe [Vegan, Vegetarian] - Mushroom Curry is a simple, vegan and easy dish made with onion-tomato based sauce and the basic Indian spices. This curry pairs well with flatbreads such as roti, naan, chapati and rice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4QgJD7ljiQ Notes Cooking time may vary and depends…
10 Delicious Indian Drinks You Need To Try - The most essential and integral part of an Indian meal is the drink that accompanies the food. For Indians varieties of drinks are as important as food varieties. An array of traditional and classic Indian drinks makes an essential part of…
Veganuary is easy with these amazing Indian vegan dishes - Veganuary is a campaign started worldwide to promote and educate the plant-based (vegan) diet in the month of January. It is a way to encourage people to try a plant-based diet for the whole month of January, most commonly associated…
kite Makar Sankranti: What Is This Festival & How Do Hindus Celebrate? - Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious Hindu festivals celebrated with great religious fervour across the country with distinct names and traditions.  Makar Sankranti represents celebration of the Winter Solstice and its known as harvest festival because this is the…
Vatana Bateta Kathiyawadi Cuisine: Everything You Need To Know - Kathiyawadi cuisine – a spicy and fiery cuisine that hails from an Indian western state Gujarat. Kathyiawad is comprised of Saurashtra region with major cities such as Porbandar, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Junagadh. It is one of the oldest cuisines…
bombay aloo Delicious 15 Minute Bombay Aloo Recipe [Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten Free] - Bombay Aloo – a mildly spiced classic potato side dish that goes with almost any Indian meal. Serve it as side with curry and rice or pair it with naan and paratha, either way it makes a delicious addition to…
masala neer dosa Masala Neer Dosa: a delicious Indian recipe - Masala Neer Dosa - a mildly spiced crepe made with rice and a few basic spices. This is a simple and delicious recipe with a spicy touch to a popular Malnad delicacy Neer Dosa. Ingredients Rice: 2 cups Water: as…
millets Millets: An Amazing Indian Superfood - What are millets? Millets are small seed grasses that are gluten-free and rich in nutrients, fibre, vitamins, proteins and which have umpteen health benefits. Naturally, gluten-free millets are the best source of grain and a great alternative to wheat for…
Indian yoghurt mint sauce recipe Delicious Indian Yoghurt Mint Sauce Recipe (Vegan or Vegetarian) - There are many variations to this sauce, here is one of the versions we like for home cooking. Yoghurt mint sauce is a delicious and flavourful dipping sauce that is incredibly easy and quick to make with minimal ingredients. This cool…
Jackfruit: everything you need to know - Jackfruit is an extremely large fruit that grows on the jackfruit tree and belongs to the family of fig, breadfruit and mulberry. This delicious tropical fruit is native to Southeast Asia. Jackfruit is also known as Kathal (in Hindi), Nangka…
foxnuts Foxnuts: The Amazing Health Benefits - What are foxnuts? Fox nuts are edible seeds of a flowering plant Euryale Ferox plant of lotus family Nymphaeaceae. These are popularly known as Makhana or Phool Makhana in an Indian language Hindi. These magical seeds also called “gorgon nuts”…
diwali Win a meal for 2 at Sanskruti! Happy Diwali! - Diwali is a prominent Indian festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world to signify the victory of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali also known as Deepavali literally translates to “rows of lighted lamps”. The…
Everything You Need To Know About Malnad Cuisine - Malnad/Malenaadu cuisine is one of the oldest surviving cuisines of the Southern Indian state of Karnataka.  Malnad is a region located in the Sahayadri mountain range that particularly covers eastern and western slopes of Western Ghats. The name literally translates…