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Father’s Day: A day to celebrate every son's first hero and daughter's first love!

Fathers always play a special role in our lives. He is indeed a superhero, a wise guide, friend, a role model, and above all the one who stands by their kids through all highs and lows while helping them to sail through smoothly. To acknowledge fatherhood, Father’s Day is celebrated every year in the third week of June. Do you remember that our father’s used to say that it's never too late to do anything you want to do. And you never know what you can accomplish until you try? Standing onto their words, let’s make this Father’s Day a tad bit different and endeavour in making it all the more unique. 


Although you don't need a specific day to celebrate the most important man who stands as a strong pillar in our lives invariably. However, with the strong foreign culture influence, every father does get his special day marked on the calendar too. Having said that, this year's celebrations might look a bit different owing to the social distancing situation, but it shouldn’t make you step back in making him feel special. 


Behind every man, there’s a woman; here too! 

Unlike Mother's Day, Father's Day has comparatively lighter roots, and you will be surprised to know that it was actually created by a woman! According to the gathered facts, in 1909, an American woman named Sonora Smart Dodd was raised by a widower. She was born in a Sebastian County in the year 1982, where her mother passed away when she was just 16 years old. Her father, William Smart, raised her all by himself along with her 5 young brothers. This bothered Sonora that there was no such day to honour her civil war veteran father. So, she took efforts to create an official day holding equal importance as Mother’s Day for the male parents. 


Did you know? 

  • In the year 1924, President Calvin Coolidge was the first American president to support the concept of Father’s day. However, it wasn’t until the year 1966 that President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation that resulted in the declaration of the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day.

  • According to the greeting card selling company Hallmark, Father’s Day is the 5th largest card-sending holiday.

  • In Germany, Father’s Day is celebrated in a distinctive style as compared to the rest of the world; by getting drunk with wagons of beer and indulging in regional food. 


We’ve heard it since a very long time that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. So, let’s sneak in the beloved daddy’s heart today with a dose of some delectable food bites.


  1. Roz ki aadat aur behtareen kijiye with Kesar Pista Cup: Every father loves to sip his cup of tea in the morning along with the newspaper reading. So, we thought to let his daily ritual stay as it is, yet turn it into something fancy by serving him this special tea.  




  1. Mawa Khari Samosa ke saath desi nashta, with a twist: Fathers appear to be strict on the outside, but are very soft from within and hold the deepest of emotions. So, keeping their simplicity and lifestyle into key consideration here’s a tweaked version of the customary morning snack turned into a delight. 




  1. The melting point at lunch: Paneer is one such ingredient quintessential in everyone’s list of choice when it comes to celebrations. Melt your dad’s heart with this one and reminisce to be your dad’s little princess once again! Pair it with either roti or naan and enjoy this precious time with him.




  1. Cake for the memorable evening: The desi swaad of rabri is unbeatable, and so is this unique recipe. Keeping our fingers crossed, your dad will kiss you on the forehead after witnessing this evening surprise you planned for him. 




  1. Dinner ko banaye aur bhi khaas is biryani ke saath: Endings are often new beginnings. A beginning of a stronger bond and endless love. This biryani will help you articulate your feelings without any space for words, with just emotions. 




You may or may not be able to collate all these recipes together in the entire’s day menu. But with just one recipe you pick, you can still win his heart manifolds. As you know your dad the best, you have all the liberty in the world to choose the one that he will love the most and turn this day special with some photographic memories to be cherished forever. 


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.