Raksha Bandhan...bond between a brother and a sister. On this day, sister ties a Rakhi on the wrist of the brother, praying for his long life while the Brother promises to protect the sister. This festival is celebrated across India irrespective of the religion. The belief in this festival can be estimated from the fact that the guys try not to venture outside on this day for the fear of being made somebody’s Rakhi brother ;)
Our current busy lifestyle has made it difficult to be with the family to celebrate the festivities…lucky are the sisters who get to be with their brothers on this day. For most of us thats not the case...to come over it I try to do things which we used to do together. This does give a feeling of oneness, doing the same thing even though we may be at different places.
One of such thing which we did year after year on this day was prepare Dudh ki Seviyan. This has been the tradition for as long as I can remember.
500 ml Milk
1/4 Cup Roasted Vermicelli/ Seviyan
2 T Sugar
5-6 Almonds chopped
5-6 Cashew nuts chopped
2 Green Cardamom pods grounded
Put the milk to boil in a big vessel. After the first boil sim the gas and add the vermicelli, little by little and stirring continuously. Once all added cook on medium flame and add the cardamom. Keep stirring every 2 mins else it will stick to the bottom of the pot. Once the seviyan is cooked, add the finely chopped Almonds and Cashew nuts. Serve hot.
This month sees the start of 'Festive Food' Event by Purva and Priti. Thru this event foodblogers will celebrate the festivities of not only their region but all over the world.
First in the line is 'Festive Food Event: Rakhi – Thread of Love' hosted by Priti. My dudh ki seviyan go straight to this event.