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Raksha Bandhan 2022: From Gulab Jamun to Coconut Laddu, sweets recipes for this festival season

Let’s all celebrate this Raksha Bandhan with some mouth-watering sweets.

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Raksha Bandhan sweets

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is an Indian festival to celebrate the bond and love between a brother and a sister. It is a ritual in which a holy thread Rakhi is tied around the brother’s wrist by the sister. 

Rakhi is the representation of the bond of protection that signifies that a brother must protect his sister in all situations. Raksha Bandhan is a huge festival in India. Food is a major part of every celebration in India, therefore the sweets prepared on this occasion must be exceptional too.

Let’s all celebrate this Raksha Bandhan with some mouth-watering sweets. There are so many sweets that can be prepared at home without any hustle and bustle.

Gulab Jamun

This Rakhi, don’t buy Gulab Jamun from your regular sweet shops, instead, you can cook this yourself. Gulab Jamun is made with khoya, flour, and nuts and it is dipped in sugar syrup infused with saffron. The recipe:

  • Griddle the flour with the baking powder and the milk powder three times to ensure the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  • Add in the ghee and rub the mixture with the fingertips, mix well.
  • Add milk to the gulab jamun powder and knead to make the dough smooth.
  • Keep the dough aside to set for 5 minutes.
  • Gently roll small portions of the dough into smooth balls.
  • Prepare your sugar syrup by heating 2 cups sugar with two cups water.
  • Slow down the heat and allow the syrup to settle down for 7-8 minutes. Add lemon juice to refine the syrup and remove any foam that may have come on the surface.
  • Remove the syrup from the fire and add some rose water.
  • Reheat about 3 cups of ghee in a pan or you can use refined oil as well.
  • Put the prepared balls into the hot oil and remove them from the heat right away.
  • Wait for the balls to turn golden and allow them to acquire from deep gold to light brown colour.
  • Add the cooled balls to the hot syrup and warm it for 5 minutes on low heat.

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Almond Katli

  • Badam katli or Almond katli is an Indian dessert made up of almonds, milk, and sugar. It can be very easily made at home.
  • The first step to prepare the dish is soaking almonds in warm water.
  • Then de skinning of the almonds is done.
  • The next step is to ground the almonds into a fine powder, or even to thick paste with milk.
  • Then the paste is mixed with sugar paste which basically gives a barfi or any desired shape.

Moong Dal Ki Barfi

Everyone loves Moong ki dal ka halwa and barfi. It is very easy to make moong dal ki barfi using condensed milk, where you will not have to cook in the kitchen for hours to make this delicious barfi. 

  • Drain and grind dal coarsely. Slightly coarser than the feel of fine sand.
  • In a very heavy kadhai, mix the ghee and dal, and place over low heat.
  • Stir-fry it until it turns brown.
  • Remove from the kadhai and add khoya within the same kadhai and stir-fry till it’s a smooth mixture and lightly coloured.
  • Mix the dal, elaichi and khoya and keep them aside to cool down.
  • In another pan place the sugar and water over low heat stirring till the sugar dissolves, taking care to not let it come to a boil before the sugar dissolves.
  • Once the sugar dissolves, increase the warmth and produce to a boil and let the syrup cook till thick.
  • Take the pan out of the warmth and blend immediately into the cooled dal mixture, stirring vigorously and quickly, to blend well.
  • Transfer it to the greased plate, pat to level, garnish with almonds and leave to chill.
  • When cool and set, cut it into desired-sized pieces with a sharp knife.

Milk Cake

Milk Cake is a traditional Indian milk fudge that’s made of milk, sugar, ghee, and an acidic agent such as lemon juice.

  • Take milk and bring it to a boil, in a very large thick-bottomed non-stick kadai on high heat.
  •  Add alum and sugar, and still cook, stirring continuously, for about one and a half hours, or till the milk becomes grainy and begins to thicken.
  • Add the ghee and liquid sugar; mix it well and still cook till the mixture begins to depart the edges of the kadai.
  • Transfer the mixture to a seven-and-a-half-inch round and two-and-a–half-inch deep greased dish and canopy it. Put aside for four to 5 hours.
  •  During this point, it’ll still cook and therefore the middle layer will become brown.
  •  Turn the milk cake out onto a dish, take squares and serve.

Coconut Laddu

  • Heat 1 tablespoon ghee during a heavy-bottomed Kadhai over low heat.
  • Add 175 grams (2 cups) of desiccated coconut.
  • Roast over low heat for 2-3 minutes or until it gives out a nutty aroma.
  • Add 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup cream.
  • Cook, stirring continuously until the milk is absorbed by the coconut.
  • Add 160 grams (2/3 cup) of sugar.
  • Mix well, the sugar will melt and release moisture.
  • Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture releases most of the moisture.
  • Add 3 to 4 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder.
  • Mix and cook until the mixture come together, forms a dough-like consistency, and starts leaving the perimeters of the kadhai.
  • Turn out the warmth and transfer the mixture to a plate or bowl. Allow it to chill down slightly, just warm enough to handle, for about 10 minutes.
  • Grease your palms with little ghee, take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture, and form a ball by rolling between your palms.
  • Coat it with desiccated coconut and transfer it to a plate.

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Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Wishes, quotes, greetings to share with your family, friends

This year, the holy festival of Shri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 19, 2022. Greet each other on Krishna Janmashtami. We have compiled a list of wishes, quotes and messages to share with your family and friends on this holy festival.

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Krishna Janmashtami 2022

This year, the holy festival of Shri Krishna Janmashtami will be celebrated on August 19, 2022. In Hinduism, this festival of Lord Krishna is celebrated with great pomp every year. Religious beliefs are that Lord Shri Krishna was born in the Ashtami and Rohini Nakshatra of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Since then this day is celebrated as Krishna Janmashtami. On this day Krishna devotees organize worship rituals across the country. Interesting programs like Matki burst are organized in the streets.

Greet each other on Krishna Janmashtami. We have compiled a list of wishes, quotes and messages to share with your family, friends or to your loved ones on Happy Janmashtami 2022.

Janmashtami 2022 Wishes

May Lord Krishna always give you happiness, love, prosperity and peace. Happy Janmashtami to you!

May you be showered with love, peace and prosperity this Janmashtami. Wishing you and your family a very auspicious Janmashtami!

May Lord Krishna rid you of all your worries on this day. Happy Janmashtami!

Let there be love, happiness and laughter in your life with Lord Krishna’s blessings. Wishing you and your family a very happy Janmashtami!

May you celebrate this Janmashtami with lots of joy and happiness. Wishing you and your family a very auspicious Janmashtami!

May Krishna’s tunes fill your life with eternal joy. Happy Janmashtami!

Radhe Krishna, Hare Krishna!

Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare!

Happy Janmashtami to you all.

Happy Janmashtami! May Lord Krishna make your life full of joy and prosperity.

May the blessings of Lord Krishna always be with you and your family. Wishing you and your family a very happy Janmashtami!

May Lord Krishna fill your home with lots of happiness. Happy Janmashtami!

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Krishna Janmashtami 2022 Quotes in Hindi

पलकें झुकें और नमन हो जाए,

मस्तक झुके और वंदन हो जाए;

ऐसी नज़र कंहाँ से लाऊँ,

मेरे कन्हैया कि आप को याद करूँ और

आपके दर्शन हो जाएं। 

जय श्री कृष्णा। श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की हार्दिक बधाई।

मुरली मनोहर कृष्ण कन्हैया जमुना के तट पर विराजे हैं,

मोर मुकुट पर कानों में कुण्डल कर में मुरलिया साजे है।।

श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की बधाई

“प्यार क्या होता हैं ये दुनिया को जिसने बताया।

दिलों के रिश्तों को जिसने प्रेम से सजाया।

उस प्यार के देवता का आज जन्मदिन है!”

“श्री कृष्णा गोविन्द हरे मुरारी हे नाथ नारायण वासुदेव…!!”

जानते हो कृष्ण, क्यों तुम पर हमें गुरुर हैं,

क्योंकि तुम्हारे होने से ही हमारी ज़िन्दगी मे नूर हैं।।

श्री कृष्ण जन्माष्टमी की बधाई।।

कृष्ण की है महिमा,

कृष्ण का प्यार, कृष्ण में श्रद्धा औऱ कृष्ण से संपूर्ण संसार,

मुबारक हो सबको जन्माष्टमी का यह पावन त्योहार।।

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Happy Parsi New Year 2022: Navroz Mubarak wishes, quotes, messages to send to your loved ones

Navroz Mubarak 2022: In India Parsi New Year will be celebrated on August 16 this year. You may send your loved ones these best wishes, quotes and messages on this special occasion.

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India is widely considered as a country of festivals since there are so many festivals observed each year. These celebrations highlight a variety of occasions, some of which mark the beginning of a new year while others are related to the rains, the harvest, etc. While the Parsi New Year often falls in August each year, Indians use the Shahenshahi Calendar, which disregards the idea of leap years and places the celebration in August. Similarly, Jamshed-i-Navroz is another name for the Parsi New Year. The Parsi community adheres to the belief that the great King Jamshed has saved the world from impending calamity.

In India, Parsi New Year will be celebrated on August 16 this year. You may send your loved ones these best wishes, quotes and messages on this special occasion.

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Navroz Mubarak Wishes

I am sending Parsi new year wishes for you packed with love and care. Happy Navroz.

May the blessings of the King be on you, and may this year be prosperous for you. Let us celebrate Navroz with lots of enthusiasm and immense joy.

May you have an amazing year ahead. Happy Pateti!

May the king shower his bountiful blessings on you throughout the year. Happy Parsi New Year.

This year, be extra fortunate to celebrate the Navroz. Have a joyful year ahead.

As the new chapter of life is unfolding, I share my best wishes for you.

Parsi New Year Quotes

Just like the birds, let us shun off all the negativity behind. Happy Navroz.

As the New Year is commencing, may God bless you throughout Navroz.

New beginnings are too exciting, and new opportunities are waiting for you.

Happy Pateti Wishes

Sending you the warmest Pateti wishes for the lucky year. Wishing you a happy Pateti.

I pray for your immense happiness and prosperity. May you have a remarkable year ahead. Happy Pateti.

I pray that the new dawn fills your life with happiness. Happy Pateti 2021

May this auspicious year be happy and prosperous for you.

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Karwa Chauth 2022: Know date, sargi time, and puja vidhi

Karwa Chauth is celebrated on the Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. This year Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on October 13, 2022. Check the date, muhurat and sargi time here.

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Karwa Chauth is celebrated on the Chaturthi of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month. This year Karwa Chauth will be celebrated on October 13, 2022. On this day, the married women observe fast for the whole day and then after watching the moon at night, they break their fast by offering them Ardhya.

On this day the first revered Lord Ganesha, Lord Shiva and Mother Parvati are worshipped. Unmarried women also fast on Karwa Chauth to get a good husband. This year, the fast of Karwa Chauth will be even more special for a reason.

Karwa Chauth 2022 Muhurat

In this year 2022, there is going to be a very auspicious time for worship, on the fast of Karwa Chauth. This year, the Chaturthi date of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik month will start from 01:59 on Thursday, October 13, till 03:08 in the morning on October 14. Since Chandrodaya Vyapini Muhurat is on October 13, Karva Chauth will be commemorated on this day and fast will be observed.

Karwa Chauth 2022 Sargi Time

The most auspicious time for the worship of Karwa Chauth will be from 05:54 pm to 07:09 pm on October 13, 2022, that is, 1 hour 15 minutes will be available to worship. At the same time, the time of moonrise and the Sargi time is at 08:09 pm at night.

Karwa Chauth Vrat Puja Vidhi

Karva Chauth fast is kept waterless. Only in case of health problems or pregnant women are allowed to take fruits. This fast begins early in the morning by taking bath and eating Sargi. Sargi is a pre-dawn meal that mothers-in-law cook to bless daughters-in-law with a happy and successful marriage. Women get ready with Solah Shringar (sixteen ornaments), decorate their hands with beautiful mehndi and then worship in the evening.

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