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Sweet Saffron Rice

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world, by weight. Be it sweet or savory, saffron always adds that special touch to any dish. In the east, saffron is widely used in cooking, as a flavoring or a coloring agent, and sometimes, both. This Sweet Saffron Rice is one of my favorite dishes to make with saffron. I serve it to gods on a auspicious occasions and sometimes, even with grilled vegetables or meat.

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HALWA dessert

Satyanarayan Puja is a house-blessing ceremony that is performed in Indian households (usually Hindus) to maintain the energy balance in the house and invoke positive energies. Food for this ceremony plays an important role, dependent on your budget and cooking abilities, it depends on what you would like to make. I usually cook a lot of food for this ceremony.   Rules: 1) Food must be all vegetarian. 2) Food must be prepared after taking shower/ bath that very same morning, barefeet. 3) Food must not be eaten/ tasted while cooking, you can have any other food but not the food that you are cooking for the ceremony. 4) Food should be served to God first, once the ceremony is...

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