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Contents: A Message from the team , Eyed By Indian Zing, Festivals, Wandering about, From the kitchen,

A Message from the Team

The season of Mango, sunscreens ‘n vacations is in full swing in India. In this edition, we are yet again featuring a popular and very scenic holiday destination of western India – Mahabaleshwar. Explore this hill-town, try on a summer and festive mango dessert with our recipe, know how Ramadan is celebrated here, scroll down to read all this and more.


We hope this edition entices you enough to take a trip to India soon.


Travel On!

Indian Zing Team


Eyed By Indian Zing

The Citrus Chambers Resort, Mahabaleshwar

Built on the old heritage land, this property is a perfect example of a old wine in new bottle. Citrus Chambers stands majestic and elegant on the heritage land with Colonial architecture along with the scenic views of the green forest and the ever ending nature trails makes this a perfect hideaway for any age group of people. Spread across 5 acres of land, a stay at this hotel gives you a new meaning for holiday. Dwell in the charming atmosphere of the graceful English villas, pamper yourself to the real visual treat from your room, take a dip in the startling blue pool, indulge in some scrumptious meal in the vintage restaurant or experience the wellness and rejuvenation at our Spa, Citrus Chambers offers an unbeatable experience.


The resort houses 29 well-appointed rooms, a business center, kids play area, multi-cuisine restaurant with 24 hr room service.


Festivals

Ramadan &Eid-ul-Fitr

Ramadan marks the beginning of the holy month of purification undertaken by followers of Islam. At a spiritual level, Ramadan prescribes a conscious process of purification of thoughts by avoiding cursing, lying and greed. At a bodily level, Ramadan involves the deed of fasting from dawn to dusk. Fasting is often considered as a means to understand the pain and joys existing in life. Pain, pertaining to the realization of the misery of those who suffer from hunger. On the other hand, joy is realised by being resilient to materialistic pleasures.


In the Arabic lexicon, the term ‘Ramadan’ literally means scorching. In eras bygone, Ramadan gained significance and began to be hailed as a supremely significant month for Muslims as it marks the day when the Quran was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. The occasion known as Laylat-al-Qadr that translates to ‘the Night of Power’ is the other name for this crucial event. The ending of Ramadan fasting marks the advent of the holiday of Eid-al-Fitr. After the morning prayers, feasting and celebrations among closed ones marks the dawn of this auspicious festival.


When:7th June -7th July 2016.
Where:All over India

Wandering about...

Mahabaleshwar

A picturesque hilly resort nestled in the lap of majestic mountain ranges of Western Ghats, Mahabaleshwar boasts of an invigorating ambiance. At an altitude of 1372 meters, Mahabaleshwar offers panoramic view of the plains with the imposing sloppy peaks and surrounding woods.As the base of five lovely rivers, Mahabaleswar famed to its glory after the English discovered the magical charm and ethereal landscapes and their innovative outlook made a drastic change to this sleepy terrain in to a most sought after tourist destination.


Morarji Castle
Another worthy to watch spectacle in the hilly terrain of Mahabaleshwar is the Morarji Castle. An old structure that reflects the influence of the British style architecture, Morarji Castle allures the onlookers with its glittering appeal.


Rajpuri Caves, Panchgani
The Rajpuri Caves in Panchgani is a religiously important tourist spot. These ancient caves are surrounded by many water kunds (ponds). Devotees believe that taking bath in these holy kunds will provide relief from all kinds of diseases and evils.


Arthur’s Seat
Authur’s Seat is 1470 meters high. The queen of all points, Authur’s point got its name after Arthur Mallet as he was the first man to come here and build a house


Gardens, Lakes & Waterfall
Mahabaleshwar is nature rich and you can go out explore the Venna Lake, its many beautiful waterfalls – Dhobi waterfall, Bhilar Waterfall and Chinaman’s waterfall and Mapro Garden.


Peaks & Scenic Points
The town is also blessed with many high-altitude peaks and scenic points which offer mesmerizing view of the landscape and valleys. Must visit are Carnac point, Elephant Head Point, Falkland Point, Babington Point, Bombay point, Marjorie point, Helen’s point and more.


From the Kitchen...

Mango Phirni

The Mango season is on and before it ends you must try this super delicious Indian dessert and wow everyone. Here is an easy recipe of this delightful treat.


Ingredients:

  • Raw Rice - 3 1/2 tbsp (basmati or regular rice)
  • Milk - 4 cups (full fat milk)
  • Condensed milk - 3/4 cup or sugar
  • Pistachio - 10-12 (Blanched, peeled & sliced)
  • Almonds - 10-12(Blanched, peeled & sliced)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Saffron - 3-4 strands soaked in 2 tbsp milk
  • Mango puree - 1/2 cup
  • Ripe mangoes chopped - 1/2 - 3/4 cup



For garnishing


Some chopped nuts and chopped mangoes


Directions:


Soak rice for 30 minutes and then grind it to a coarse paste. Dilute the paste with 1/4 cup of water and keep it ready.


Boil the milk firstand then add the ground rice paste.Cook stirring continuously in low flame until the milk thickens.


Add condensed milk, cardamom powder and cook for a few seconds until everything is blended well. Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool. Refrigerate for an hour.


Add chopped nuts, mango puree,saffron, chopped mangoes and put it back into the refrigerator to chill further.Garnish with chopped mangoes, nuts and serve chilled.


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