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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Vacation Time

Dear Friends,

I am going on a vacation, so will take a break from blogging
Will be missing to see all your delicious entries.

Please keep posting innovative recipes, Once i am back will try all of them out one by one.


Happy Blogging to everyone!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Papdi Chat

For Papdi:

All purpose flour/Maida - 1/2 cup
Rava/semolina flour - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste
Water - required

Make a soft dough out the above mentioned ingredients, just finally add 1 tsp of oil at the last to kneed everything together. Close the kneeded doughed and keep it aside for 1/2 an hour.

After 1/2 an hour, make rotis of it, pierce the roti all over and diagonally cut them into pieces.

Then fry these pieces in medium flame and keep it aside.

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For chat:

  • Potato - 1 boiled

  • White channa - 1/2 cup boiled with salt.

Green chutney

  • Mint leaves - 1/2 bunch

  • Corriander leaves - 1/2 bunch

  • Green chillies - 2

Roast and grind following ingredients:

  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

  • Corriander seeds - 1 tsp

  • Tamarind - 1/4 tsp

Roast the above ingredients and keep it aside.

Mix these roasted ingredients with corriander leaves, mint leaves and green chilles and ground it to a fine paste.
Sweet chutney:

  • Tamarind paste - 3 tsp

  • Jaggery - 1/2 tsp

  • Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp

Make a thick paste of tamarind paste.
Now add some water to the paste to it and boil with jaggery, chilli powder and cumin powder on the stove top
Once it reaches thick consistency, remove it from flame and keep it aside

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Final touch:
Dice the boiled potato to small cubes.
Mix them with boiled channa.
Add required amount of green and sweet chutney to it. Mix well
Now add the 1/2 amount of the fried papdi's to it and set it aside for 15 min.

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When serving, add 2 tsp of finely blended curd on top of it, sprinkle some chat masala,pepper powder, with few fried padi's.

I am sending this recipe for Lucknow Cuisine contest hosted by my friend Lavi of Home cook Recipes.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sree Rama Navami 2009


"Sree Ram Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama"
Rama Navami is celebrated today April 3rd 2009. Celebrations begin with a prayer to the Sun early in the morning. At midday, when Lord Rama is supposed to have been born, a special prayer is performed.


Just chanting the name of Lord Rama will bring joy and prosperity in your life. Seventh avatar of Lord vishnu is “Ram Avatar”. This avatar was taken my lord vishnu to show the human being, how an ideal husband, king, Brother over all a human should be.

So follow the foot Prints of Rama prosper in your life. Lead your life as a Ideal human being.
The syllable 'ra' comes from the eight-lettered mantra of Narayana and the syllable 'ma' comes from the five lettered mantra of Siva.

Thus the word Rama combines in itself the life-giving letters of the two most important mantras of the Hindu religion.

Rama Navami at my place:

Morning prayers by chanting "Sri Rama Jayam" 101 times in front of lord rama.

Mid afternoon offered Milk and sweet for the lord and Performed Deep arthana.

Evening prayers with deep arthana chanting Sri rama 101 times

For Prashadh i prepared karkandu/sweet candy pongal

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Ingredients:

Raw rice/Pachai arisi - 1 cup
Moong dal - 5 tsp [Optional]
Ghee - 5 tsp
Dry fruits/nuts mixed - 5 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Cardamom - 4 powdered
sweet candy/Karkandu - 1 cup [powdered]

Method:

~Dry roast moong dal just for 2 min and keep it aside.

~Wash the rice and keep it aside.

~now boil water thick bottom vessel then add rice and dal.

~Rice and moong dal should be very well cooked, should reach semi solid consistency.

~now add the powdered sweet candy and 2tsp ghee mix well, keep the flame in sim.
~then add cardamom and mix well.

~In a separate pan, heat the ghee - add the all the dry fruits and nuts once they turn golden brown add to the rice mixture.

~sweet candy pongal ready.

Offer it to the almighty with full heart and thank him for all support he is providing us through out our life.

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I pray lord rama on his birth day keep this world in peace and shower prosperity to all living creatures.

"Sree Ram Jaya Rama Jaya Jaya Rama"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April 2009 - Tamil calender

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