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Friday, August 7, 2009

Award & Tagged

Pavithra & Prasu has tagged me with some questions.....



What is your current obsession?

Kitchen Aid appliance.

What are you wearing today?
Sky blue Churidhar.

What's for dinner?
Semiya & Rawa kitchidi

What’s the last thing you bought?
A Sony Camera.

What are you listening to right now?
My daughter playing her Recorder.

What do you think about the person who tagged you?
She is a talented lady.I learnt lot from her blog.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
My home town

What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Umbrella & Sun glasses

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
To NewZeland

Which language do you want to learn?
Spanish

What’s your favourite quote?
Silence holds many words

Who do you want to meet right now?
My Sister...

What is your favourite colour?
Yellow

What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
Silk Sarees...

What is your dream job?
To be a good house wife & mother

What’s your favourite magazine?
Any magazine about food.

If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Just save it...for the need to come

Who are your style icons?
No one

Describe your personal style?
Simple....

Give us three styling tips that always work for you.
Be always fresh & clean.Wear dresses which suits you.

What are your favourite movies?
Veedu by BaluMahendra & any K.Balachander Movies.

What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
Nothing like that.

What inspires you?
Hearing good word from others.

What are you going to do after this?
Sleep ...a long day

What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?Something good out of all.

Coffee or tea?

Tea

What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

Go for a walk...

What is the meaning of your name?

Goddess of Mountains

Which Other blogs you love visiting?

I love to read everyone & learn more.

Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Milk sweets..

List 5 places you wanted to visit in your life time?
Rajastan,Kerala,Nepal,Canada & Goa.

What do you try to cook when you have cooking blues(when you feel real lazy to cook something)?
Eat fruits..
Who do you love most and why ?
No one in specific

I am replacing "What do you consider a fashion faux pas? (faux pas mean error in ettiquette.. )" to "One vegetable you have not tasted yet?

Respond & rework.Answer the questions on your own blog,Replace one question you dislike from the question of your invention.Add one more of your own.Then tag 8 or 10 more people.....

I think by this time all would have received this....any way I am passing it on to people who has not yet received.Kindly accept it.




















Rose Petal & Pepper Puli kuzhambu

Ingredients
Tamarind paste diluted in water-1 cup
Chilly powder-1 & 1/2tsp
Coriander powder-1tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
(Mix all above ingredients together & keep aside)
Tempering
Oil-6tsp
Vadavam-1tsp
(or methi,mustard,jeera)
Small onions-15
Sliced garlic-8
Curry leaves-little
Dry roast & powder.
Pepper-1 & 1/2 tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Ajwain (optional)-1/4tsp
Dry rose petals (any colour)-1 cup
(don't fry the petals grind it with above ingredients)
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it.Add the onion,garlic & curry leaves.Fry it till brown colour.Pour the tamarind mixture & cook it till oil separates the pan(like a pilukachal).Switch off the gas mix the dry roasted powder.Serve it with hot rice.
Note:This gravy can last more than 15 days,as it has no water content at all.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Vegetable Stew


Ingredients
Cut mixed vegetables -2 cups
(Peas,potato,Cauliflower,Carrot)
Coconut milk-165ml
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Coconut oil-2tsp
Sliced onion-1/4
Slit green chillies-5
Chopped ginger-2tsp
Curry leaves little
Cinnamon-1'',Cloves-2,Cardamom-3
Method
Heat oil in a pan temper it with the spices.Add the onions,green chillies & ginger.Fry till light pink colour.Add salt ,turmeric powder & coconut milk.Cook it till the gravy is thick.Serve it with Appam.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Watermelon Skin & Carrot Soup


Ingredients
Carrot-1
Spring onion-1
Watermelon skin (only white part)-1 cup
Jeera-1tsp
Garlic-1
Salt & Pepper to taste
Method
Boil all above ingredients till slightly cooked or you can also steam it.Cool & make a puree.Strain it & dilute it.Give a boil season it & serve it hot.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Watermelon Skin Paratha

I am back again with a dish from Watermelon Skin.

Ingredients
Finely grated Watermelon skin(only white part)-1 cup
(you can also put it in a electric chopper)
Chopped green chillies-2
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Coriander leaves chopped little
Ajwain(Carom seeds)-1/4tsp
Jeera powder-1/4tsp
Whole Wheat Flour-3 cups
Oil to fry
Method
Squeeze the extra water from the grated watermelon skin.Put it in a bowl add all above ingredients.Add very little water & 1tsp of oil to make a dough.Take a small ball roll it like a paratha.Cook it both sides adding oil till done.Serve it hot with raita or any gravy.







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Mutton with Chintachiguru(TenderTamarind Leaves)

Ingredients for marination
Mutton-1 pound
Salt to taste
Red chilly powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Garam masala-1tsp
Chintachiguru (dry)-1tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1tsp
Curd-4tsp
(mix every thing together & marinate for 30 minutes)
Other ingredients
Oil-2tsp
Chopped onion-1
Chopped tomato -1(optional)
Slit green chillies-3
Curry leaves
Method
Heat oil in a pressure cooker fry onion,green chillies curry leaves & tomato till light brown colour.Add the marination & fry it for 2 minutes.Pour water & cook it till done.You can make this dry or with gravy.Serve it with hot rice.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fish Biriyani

Ingredients for the rice
Basmati rice-2 cups
Water-3 & 1/2 cups
Salt to taste
Ghee -1tsp
Jeera-1tsp
Ingredients for the marination
Tuna or Salmon-1 small tin
(drain the water)
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
Chilly powder-1/4tsp
Curd-1tbsp
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
(Mix all above ingredients together marinate for 10minutes)
Ingredients for frying
Onion sliced-1
Green chillies slit-4
Ginger & Garlic paste-1/2tsp
Tomato chopped-1
Mint leaves chopped-a hand full
Oil-1tbsp
Cardamom-2,Cloves-2,Cinnamon stick-1/4'',Bay leaf-1.
Method
Heat ghee in a pan temper it with jeera.Add washed rice & salt .Saute for a minute & pour water, cook it till done.Heat oil in a pan add the spices.Add the onion ,green chillies & mint fry till light brown.Add tomato, ginger & garlic paste & the marination.Cook it till all water has evaporated.Now add the rice mix it well till all the masala is coated with the rice.Garnish it with mint leaves.Serve it with raita.

Vazhai Thandu Kootu




Ingredients
Vazhlai Thandu chopped-2 cups
Yellow Moongh dhal -1 cup
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
For Grinding
Coconut-2tbsp
Jeera -1tsp
(grind it to a smooth paste)
For Tempering
Coconut oil-3tsp
Mustard-1tsp
Uraddhal & Channa dhal -1tsp each
Curry leaves-little
Hing-1/2tsp
Method
Pressure cook dhal,thandu & turmeric powder.Mash it while its hot .Add the ground paste & salt, give a boil.Temper it & serve it with hot rice.





Lemon Rice Recipe /South Indian Lemon Rice Recipe- A Quick Lunch Box Recipe

Lemon Rice Recipe /South Indian Lemon Rice Recipe- A Quick Lunch Box Recipe
Lemon Rice
Ingredients
Cooked Rice-2 cups
(Rice must me separate)
Lemon juice-2tbsp or more according to your taste
Salt to taste
Tempering
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Urad & Channa dal -each 1tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/4tsp
Hing-1/4tsp
Peanuts-1tbsp
Curry leaves-little
Chopped green chillies-2
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Method
Mix salt & lemon juice in the rice & keep it aside.
Heat oil & temper it with above ingredients.
Put the rice & mix it well in low flame till everything is well combined.
Garnish it with some fried peanuts & curry leaves 7 serve.

Thanks for visiting !

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pineapple Kesari



Ingredients
Ghee-1 cup
White rawa-2 cup
Sugar-2 cups
Water-3 cups
Yellow food colour-little(optional)
Cardamom powder-1tsp
Pineapple essence-few drops(optional)
Crushed pineapple(1lb 4oz)-1 tin
Nuts & Cherry for decoration.
Method
Heat ghee in a pan,fry the rawa till raw smell goes.Boil water in a pan with food colour.Add it to the rawa.Cook it in slow flame till it absorbs all the water.Add cardamom powder,essence & sugar mix it well.Switch off the gas now mix the drained crushed pineapple & mix it well.Garnish it with nuts and serve.
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