Category Archives: Festival dishes
Mango sheera or kesari is a very popular dessert in Maharashtra. It is an Indian sweet dish made with fresh mangoes, semolina, sugar and garnished with raisins and nuts. The making of mango sheera is very similar to the regular semolina sheera. The only difference is that mango pulp is added to it which gives a nice flavour and colour to the sheera. You can add mango pieces or mango pulp or a combination of mango pieces and mango pulp according to the taste desired. Anyways the end result is very delicious and tasty.
Panaka is a traditional indian drink which is prepared on Ram Navami. Ram Navami is a hindu festival celebrating the birth of Lord Rama. Panaka is offered as naivedya or prasad to Lord Ram. It is also called as panakam in Andhra Pradesh. Panaka or panakam is a festive sweet drink made from water,lemon and jaggery and flavored with ginger, pepper and cardamom powder. It is a very traditional and simple drink which not only helps to quench the thirst but also helps cool the system.
Rice chana dal kheer is a delicious dessert made from rice, bengal gram and jaggery and a very popular sweet dish in Karnataka. It is called akki kadlebele payasa in Kannada and prepared on festive occasions. This kheer is served in temples too. Rice chanadal kheer is also very simple and easy to make and