House of Holi Returns to the City in it’s Full-Coloured Glory, March 5th-14th

Following last year’s sell out sessions, the House of Holi is back – bigger, better and brighter than ever! Leave the dull, grey City at the door, don your protective white suit, and step into the madness at the House of Holi, for thirty minutes of paint-pelting friends, family and colleagues, in a colourful powdered wonderland!

Sitting amongst the skyscrapers and the concrete, Cinnamon Kitchen will bring a vibrant injection of colour to the urban environs of the City with the return of their purpose-built party pod – popping up outside Vivek Singh’s modern-Indian restaurant in Devonshire Square from 5th to 14th March. The perfect antidote to dull days in the office, workers can kick off their heels, loosen their ties, and experience the spectacular paint throwing festivities that mark the renowned festival of colour on 6th March.

Announcing the arrival of spring and the passing of…

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Vegan Thandai Ultimate Summer Refresher

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Holi Drink Vegan Thandai
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Ingredients

1 liter almond milk
3/4 cup sugar (or according to taste)
1tbsp. Melon Seeds( magaj) soaked
1 tbsp. Poppy seeds( khus khus) soaked
Fennel seeds 1 tsp. (Saunf)
Few strands saffron
6-8 green cardamom
4-6 peppercorn( Kali mirch)
Rose petals 15-20
Pista chopped for decoration

Preparation

Grind soaked Melon seeds, Poppy seeds, Fennel seeds,Cardamom, Pepper,  and Rose Petals together.

Make a sugar syrup with equal parts of water. Put the saffron strands in the sugar syrup.

Mix a little almond milk to make a smooth paste.Mix the rest of the almond milk  with the paste and strain through a fine cloth or sieve. Add the sugar syrup.

Pour in glasses add ice and garnish with chopped Pista

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Cutesy chocolate burfee

Her tummy's growl

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My friend’s 7-year old daughter loves chocolate … so much so that she wouldn’t mind consuming the sinful brown heavenly creation of God for all meals … in any form … And I find that an absolute justice to Chocolate!! So when she was recently down with typhoid and recovering, I decided to pay her a visit with something chocolatey too … just to cheer her up … And to have a good reason to chew into some chocolatey sides n crumbs 😉

Store-bought goodies are not preferred gifting options unless it is an 11th hour plan and so I rummaged through my fridge and pantry to come up with something I could easily cook. Given that it was past midnight and I had limited choices I needed to use what was available … Not that it was an emergency … but for a self-confessed kitchen addict wee-hour cooking pangs…

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Holi Special – Angoori Petha by Pujasanskaram

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On the occasion of  colorful festival of Holi , treat yourself with the finest of traditional Indian sweets. Indulge into mouthful  feast of  ,Delicious all time favourite Angoori Petha made of traditional Indian ingredients & loads of sweetness.
Gift packed using specially made packing boxes , we have made sure to deliver you authentic taste & flavors  of traditional Indian sweets.

We have made elobarote plans to deliver your Gift Packed Order by 5th March 2015 at select locations within India. The current delivery locations are:
Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Calcutta,Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, Gurgaon, Lucknow, Patna, Vishkhapatnam, Jaipur, Pune, Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Mysore, Cochin, Coimbatore, Mangalore, Nasik, Bhuvneshwar only.  In case your location is not in the above list, please contact us for special delivery requirement.

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The Holi post – a colourful recipe roundup

Culinary Adventures of The Spice Scribe

Holi Radha Krishna gopi gulal

As Holi*, India’s most colourful festival, creeps ever closer, so do thoughts of all sorts of edibles you’ll be eating when you’re not gaily flinging gulal at your nearest and dearest in Cinnamon Kitchen’s pop-up pod. In order to inspire menu innovation, my gift to you on this auspicious occasion is this rainbow recipe roundup.

(*Psssst… Haven’t heard of Holi? Holy moly, where have you been? Before you dig into the dishes below, I suggest you clue yourself in by clicking here, here, and indeed here.)

Red… 

Ashish Bhatia’s Rajasthani laal maas

Chef Ashish Bhatia's Rajasthani Laal maas red meat curry recipe Indian

Translating literally as ‘red meat’, this dish’s ruddy hue is due to liberal use of so-coloured chillies, whose hear is not as ‘five alarm’ as the alarming appearance indicates. Ash’s recipe suggests Kashmiri chillies as an easily-sourced substitute for Rajasthan’s Mathania chillies, yielding a deeply-flavoured, savoury stew.

…and Yellow

Anjali Pathak’s Potato and roasted peanut…

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Virgin Pina Colada Popsicle (vegan)

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Coconut cream popsicle pina colada Summer cooler vegan Popsicle Image Blackpeppercorn.com

Virgin Pina-Colada Popsicle

1/2 pineapple (large, chopped, about 4 cups)

400 ml. cream of coconut

3 Tbsps. fresh lime juice

1 pinch fine salt

Sweetener to taste  (Sugar or Agave or Maple syrup)

Puree the pineapple, cream of coconut, lime juice, and salt in a blender until smooth.

Pour the mixture into 12 ice-pop molds, dividing evenly. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. It stays good to eat for up to 4 days.

Adapted from real simple@yummly.com

Tips : Tupperware molds are easy to use and the Popsicle come out easily..

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Thandai – Holi Special

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Thandai - A Holi special beverage with almond & spices! Thandai – A Holi special beverage with almond & spices!

‘Thandai’ is a refreshing milk based beverage specifically associated with the Holi festival. This drink is known to have a reputation of getting people intoxicated, its association with ‘bhang’ has given it a lot of negative publicity. Contrary to what we believe, the ingredients present in thandai have several health benefits.

The core of the Thandai - awesome healthy dose of spices. The core of the Thandai – awesome healthy dose of spices.

Fennel seeds possess volatile oils which are known for its antioxidants, anti-flatulence, cooling properties. Peppercorn is considered as the king of spices, it has medicinal properties as it has piperine in it. It is also loaded with many minerals like manganese, zinc, calcium, iron and vitamin A. Almonds are loaded with healthy fats. It is also a rich source of vitamin E and are known for their antioxidant effects. Poppy seeds they contain iron, phosphorus and fiber…

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पुरणपोळी

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पुरणपोळी

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आता होळीची तयारी बहुतेक ठिकाणी झालीच असणार , भारतात प्रत्येक प्रांतात होळी तर पेटवतातच पण पद्धतीत थोडा फार फरक आहेच.
महाराष्ट्रात होळीची तयारी तरूण मुले एखादा  महिना आधीच करायला लागतात , लाकडे जमवा जमवी करायला लागतात .

पोर्णिमेच्या सायंकाळी सोयीच्या ठिकाणी होळी पेटवतात, सर्वप्रथम जमीनीवर लहानसा खड्डा करून मधे एरंड उभा करून व त्याभोवती गोवरया व लाकडे रचली जातात .
व्रतकर्ता स्नान करून ‘ होलिकायै नमः! ‘ हा  मंत्र म्हणून होळी पेटवतात आणि होळीची प्रार्थना करून व प्रदक्षिणा घालून शंखध्वनी करतात.
होळी चांगली पेटल्यावर सुवासिनी स्रीया होळीची प्रार्थना करुन पुरणपोळीचा नेवैद्य अर्पण करतात .
तर आपणही होळीचे स्वागत पुरणपोळीचा नेवैद्य दाखवून करूया .

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साहित्य
चणाडाळ . .  . . . . २ वाट्या
चिरलेला गुळ . . .   २ वाट्या
गव्हाची कणिक . . .२ वाट्या
तेल . . . . . . . . . . .३ चमचे
मीठ . . . . . . . …

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