Any celebration in India is incomplete without a sweet ,While the fishermen prepare “sweet coconut rice” to celebrate Coconut festival ,Rakhi is celebrated with variety of sweets which a sister feeds her brother after tying the thread.
Gulkand kalakand is a festive Indian dessert.
The purnima (full moon day) of this auspicious month of Shravan is considered even more sacred among . Today it is celebrated as coconut festival or Narali poornima by the fishermen community who offer coconut to appease the fury of the Sea-god before starting a new fishing season. This marks the end of Monsoon too.
Marine life breeds during Monsoon.One of the practice in India is not eating fish until Narali Poornima which actually helps to stop over exploitation ,a serious threat to marine ecology. According to the Marine Stewardship Council , the human greed of eating fish for its perceived benefits of omega-3 & protein is now putting the entire marine biodiversity balance in serious danger.
Rujuta Diwekar ,the nutrition experts says ” Narali Purnima festival is about more than giving thanks day to celebrate the many blessings of the divine coconut – sweetness, economy, ecology & delight! ”
Today in north-India the festival of Rakhi is celebrated ,a celebration of the bond of love & purity between sister & brother. As a part of traditional ritual tying colorful threads on wrist of brothers is what a sister does on this day.In return brother gives a commitment to protect her life long.
Here i am sharing recipe of “Gulkand kalakand” or Cottage cheese with rose-petals..
Link to the original recipe is here ..my blogger friend Priya Shiva page