During that time was when I first got to know one of my first Blog'o'sphere friends - Viji from Vcuisine
. Something about her writing style, her cooking and thoughts made sure that my memory of home far away from the current one was kept fresh. Also she is exact opposite in her approach, than me, of doing every thing - more systematic and in a timely manner which kept me rooted from going back to my old habits :) Her blog is now private but she has graciously told me that I could always share all those traditional recipes with everyone. I tried her Sesame Ladoos (made during Navarathri
) and have thus reproduced it here. This is made and distributed in the form of a powder on a Saturday (since sesame seeds is special to Lord Shani, Hindi Lord of Saturday
). But you can also make it in a ladoo form like this one. I have added its and bits of my viewpoints/changes here and there to the recipe.