Hello everyone. Hope everybody had a good festival. The past few days have been hectic enough to keep me away from the blogging world. My days were filled with so much of fun and excitement that I can't believe that the festivities are over. Since Gowri Ganesha festival is a Prominent festival in our house hold, I celebrate this festival with all the rites and austerities. Even though I am away from India, it does not stop me from celebrating the festival in the ritualistic shodhashopachara. Oh yes. There are a lot of tiny hiccups. For instance, I can't buy flowers and leaves which are required for the pooja like the way we do in India. I have to search for the flowers and leaves and pluck them. This is just one such case. There is a lot of work involved. But then, these small things have made the festival even more special to me. It has thought me to value my roots and my culture even more.
On the food front, I had made Kadubus and chick pea Usali for Ganesha. Holige, rice Kheer and Kosambari for Gowri. I even made Jaggery flavoured rice, lemon rice and curd rice as offerings . Unfortunately, I could not take any pictures as I was completely pressed for time. Hence I cannot post any recipes right now. I promise I will do so the next time. All the running about has left me a little tired. However, I feel more content and satisfied than ever.