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Prathamastami is celebrated on the eighth day in the month of Margasira (November-December) and is one of the most popular festivals of Odisha.This is widely observed throughout the State.On this occasion the eldest child of the family is honored.He or she is given new clothes and is made to sit on a wooden pedestal (Pidha).In front of him/her an earthen pot full of water (Purna Kumbha) is placed on handfuls of paddy.Above it a branch of mango leaves and a coconut is placed.Then,the mother or any other elderly lady wishes him /her long-life and good health by praying Sathi Debi,the Goddess who protects children from all kinds of evils.Before the first-borns get honoured,the mother and all other elderly women of the family offer all the prepared cuisine (Pitha and Khiri) to Sathi Devi first.Then they light the lamp (Arati with Dipa) before the Goddess.Followed by this the first-born get honored.A special variety of cake (Pitha) is prepared on this occasion called ‘Enduri’.The cake is


Today is a very special day in my life because it marks $IMMY"$ DELI$H DI$H'S 200th post !!! I hope you all are enjoying reading my recipes as much as I enjoy writing them !!! I appreciate you all being here – interacting with you all is one of the best parts of having a blog.I'm so happy and excited to be writing my 200th post from here.My all time favorite ice-cream is chocolate ice-cream and I'm celebrating my 200th post with my homemade chocolate ice-cream.Chocolate ice cream is a flavor of ice cream. It is the second most common flavor of ice cream, after vanilla.The flavor has been in existence for well over a hundred years, and has been popular in the United States since the late 19th century.Chocolate ice cream is made by blending in cocoa powder in along with the eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar used to make ice cream. The cocoa powder gives the ice cream a brown color. Chocolate ice cream is used in the creation of other flavors, such as rocky road. Other fla


Ragda pattice is a popular Indian fast food or snack which forms part of the famous street food of Mumbai, India. The word "pattice" is colloquial for "patty" or "patties". This snack is usually served at fast food restaurants that offer Indian fast food along with other dishes available through the day. It is also a main item on menus of food stalls which scatter the city at busy places. These food stalls also serve up other relished snacks such as the equally famous "bhel puri" and "pani puri". This dish has two parts-ragda, a dried yellow pea soup and pattice, a fried potato cutlet.  INGREDIENTS:- FOR RAGDA: Dried yellow Peas-1 cup Chopped Onion-1 Chopped Tomato-1 Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp Chopped Green Chilies-2 Red chili powder-1/2 tsp or to taste Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp Coriander powder-1 tsp Cumin powder-1/2 tsp Garam masala powder-1 tsp Chat masala-1 tsp Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp Black salt-1/2 tsp Sa