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Thursday Treats – Crocheted Rakhi

Rakhi (Rakshabandan), just went by, and this time I decided to make Rakhis by myself. Time to use your hobby, right??

Milk Peda
Crocheted Rakhi in Pooja Thali
  • Do you know that traditionally only a Kalawa (thread/dora) was used as a Rakhi?

  • Do you know that Rakhis comes now in various designs like toys, stones, cartoons, musical and bracelet form?

  • Do you know that Punjab is famous for it’s Resham Rakhis, while Mysore for Sandalwood Rakhis?

  • Do you know that Pavitropana a festival symbolic to Rakhi, is celebrated in Gujrat, where people, tie threads of cotton to shiva-linga?

I will leave you with some pics of Rakhi celebrations by my kids. Enjoy!!!

Crocheted Rakhi
Crocheted Rakhi

Mouthwatering Monday – Milk Peda


Milk Peda
Milk Peda for Rakhi

I love Pedas…. actually I love all the sweets (except those made with besan) 😐 Yumm….

Yesterday was Rakhi (Rakshabandhan), a festival where a sister ties a Rakhi, bond of love, to her brother’s wrist. I don’t like the notion that Rakhis are for protection, but I rather think, that they are a gesture of love between siblings. So, in my household, not only Tisha ties Rakhi to her Brothers, Otu & Renne’s hand, but boys too tie a Rakhi to Tisha’s wrist. More power to Love. ❤

I cherish these moments.

Milk Peda
Milk Peda

I cherish Milk Peda too…. so coming back to the recipe. 😉



  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add condensed milk to it and mix slowly.
  • When ghee is properly mixed with condensed milk, add Milk powder gently.
  • Mix well, so that no lumps are formed.
  • Check for consistency and add some milk if required.
  • Cook until mixture start leaving the sides (you can use microwave too).
  • Mix cardamon powder, and let it cool for few minutes.
  • Grease your hands with ghee or butter and roll the mixture into small balls.
  • Press in the middle gently and garnish with Pistachios or any other nut of your choice.
  • All done. 😀

Milk Pedas are done and I am ready for celebrating Rakshabandhan.

Do tell me what is your favorite recipe for festivals?  🙂

Milk Peda


P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂