India completes 61 years of independence on Friday the 15Th of august. The title of my blog post is a title of a very old Indian patriotic movie. It simply translates to colour me saffron.
The tricoloured Indian flag comprises of saffron, white and green with a blue wheel of twenty four spokes in the center of the white band.
Saffron being the colour of patriotism, courage and sacrifice.
The white represents peace, purity and truth. The green represents prosperity, faith and fertility.
The blue wheel in the center of the of the white band represents the "dharam chakra"or duty.
well this is not a history post,but just a little somthing about the most important colours for Indians. And offcourse, I thought it would be a good way to introduce the sweet dish I made for pooja's event, saffron white and green.
here is the recipe
You will need
- milk- 1/2 gallon
- lime juice- of one lemon
- sugar- 5 tbsp
- cardamon powder- 1 tsp
- ground pistachios- 1 tbsp
- soaked saffron- 1 tsp, a few more strands for decoration
- food colour- red and yellow (to make orange), and green
- boil milk. turn of the heat and add the lime juice.
- wait for it to curdle. strain.
- take the "chena" or cheese, add sugar to it and mash it till no lumps remain and it becomes smooth.
- add the cardamon powder, the pistachios and the saffron.
- mix and refrigerate for an hour.
- take it out and divide into three parts.
- leave one part white.
- to one part add the green colour. to the other part add the orange colour.
- shape into any shapes. round is the easiest. sprinkle a few strands of saffron and some cardamom and pistachio.
- chill in the refrigerator till set.
happy independence day.