Millet is an edible grass seed. It is nothing but small size cereal which is cultivated in drought-prone areas. So millet is a very popular cereal in various extreme weather regions across the world. It needs minimum irrigation (or no irrigation) to grow and produce those edible seeds. So most people from extremely hot weather or drought-prone normally eat millet. That is why many people from other regions actually do not aware about these types of cereal. Sometimes even people come to know this cereal in a local name (in regional language) while travelling such areas but they do not actually know this is actually a millet. So here is a list of millet in Hindi & English names for all those people. [Read more…] about Millet in Hindi & English; Various types of millets in India
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What is annaprasan ceremony? If you are not a Hindu or you are not from Indian subcontinent then you may be unaware of this ceremony. ‘Annaprasan’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Anna Prasana’. It is a first rice feeding ceremony of a baby in the presence of parents & other relatives from the paternal & maternal side of the baby. This is the day when the first-time baby is introduced with other food (particularly rice) because before this day baby is supposed to drink milk only. So it is a joyful ceremony. Each Hindu community has its own tradition & rituals to celebrate this day. So here we will talk about Bengali rituals, Bengali annaprasan menu (Mukhe Bhaat) for the baby as well as the guests who are attending the ceremony. [Read more…] about Bengali annaprashan menu list – (First rice eating ceremony)
Indian spices are popular across the world since last thousands of years. India started exporting various spices across the globe thousands of years back. Indian people use different types of aromatic spices to make delicious dishes based on their food culture. You can find usage of various special spices in different states across this country. These spices has different names in different regional languages. So it becomes very crucial to know Indian spices name in Hindi as well as in English too while you are migrating from one state to another. Otherwise, you may face difficulties when you are shopping such things. [Read more…] about Indian spices name in Hindi and English
What is pitha? People who are not from Eastern Indian states may ask this. But people from West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Bihar & Jharkhand know what it is actually. Though all of those states have their own versions of pitha and prepare those different traditional way for festivals. During winter particularly the day of makar sankranti, most people prefer to make this at home. So have you ever tried any Indian pitha? How was it? In case you did not try this till now then you should definitely try this next time and share your opinion. [Read more…] about Delicious Eastern Indian pitha, A list of traditional pitha dishes
Makar Sankranti is an ancient Hindu festival. It has thousands of years of tradition to celebrate this day. It has many names in different areas of India. In Western Indian states in it called as Makar Sankranti, in South Indian states it is called as Pongal, in Northern Indian states it is known as Lohri, in Eastern Indian states it is known as Poush Sankranti (poush Parbon), whereas in Indian state Assam it is named as Magh Bihu. Why makar sankranti is celebrated? This day indicates starting of longer daytime and shorter night. People harvest crops and celebrate this day with kites, winter special food, mela/fair, dancing, singing etc. There are certain makar Sankranti special food items what people share with family members and friends. Many people prepare best Poush Sankranti sweets at home too. [Read more…] about Makar sankranti special food items, Best poush sankranti sweets