Thursday, December 17, 2009

VEGGIE EGG SALAD

This is the best salad I have ever tasted and y not when its prepared by loving hubby? As I have mentioned before, whenever he finds free time, hez surly in hunt of unique recipe and currently he had prepared this salad adding eggs as a main ingredients. This salad is the mixture of fresh veggies marinated with 1 of our favourite item mayonnaise and then make it extra special on each bite adding the crunchess flavour of roasted peanuts. No exact measurment needed, as anything can be added more or less whatever you need. It can be varied according to ones taste.




INGREDIENTS.

Boiled eggs -2

Mayonnaies - 2 tbsp.

Onions.

Tomato.

Cucumber.

Grated Carrots.

Grated Cabbage.

Roasted Peanuts.

Salt and pepper to taste.

(Additional veggies can alos be added like lettuce , radish , fresh corn kernels , coloured bell peppers , also sprouts)



METHOD

Chop the veggie into small size and eggs into a big chunks. Season veggies with salt and pepper. At the time of serving add mayonnies and then eggs. This makes the salad dry and avoid excess of water.

Garnish with roasted peanuts and serve chill.


Enjoy!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

MOOLIKU

Mooliku is the sweet fried item prepared with moong with the combination of jaggery and coconut. It is served as a prasadam at one of our family temple. This recipe is quite simple and can be done with in a short period. Its so crispy outside and so soft inside. Whenever therez leftover cooked moong, I end up preparing this tasty mooliku.


INGREDIENTS FOR MOONG MIXTURE.

1 Cup Cooked Moong.

1/2 Cup Grated Coconut.

3 to 4 Medium Cubed Jaggery.

Pinch of Cardamom pd.

Water as per needed.

1 tsp Ghee.

INGREDIENTS FOR FRYING.

1/2 Cup Rice pd.

Water as per needed.

Pinch of Soda and Salt.

Oil for deep fry.

METHOD.

Heat a pan. Put jaggery and few drops of water. Keep on stiring until jaggery melts. Strain them.

In another pan, add the jaggery syrup and coconut. Saute for a while. Add the cooked moong and cardamom pd. Keep stirring until all its liquids evaporates. Lastly add ghee on its surrounding of the mixture and fry them for few min. (Make sure it does not fry for long as it would be harder later). Remove from flame and allow to cool. Make a small balls out of it and place them on a plate.


A closer snap.


In a bowl, add the rice flour, soda pd, salt with adequate amount of water. The consistency must be thin. Dip each balls into rice flour mixture and deep fry till its crispy. (No need to make them brown)


Place them on tissue papper and serve hot.


Enjoy!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

PHAGIL PODI

Phagil is a type of veggie which is prepared as a fried item in mangalorean cuisine. I had no idea before what they prepare of it nor, I dont know its name either. Its the first time I had at my sister's in law home and surly I do loved them. When ''Aparna of aps kitchen'' posted that recipe, I was soo crazed looking at her picture that I was just enough inspired preparing that at home. I truly enjoyed making them and end result came out superb. The changes I made is instead of soaked rice and whole red chillies, I altered rice flour and chilli powder. Therez no exact measurement for this. You can use more or less based upon the quantity and as per taste. Have a look.

INGREDIENTS.

5 to 6 Phagil.

Chilli Powder.

Turmeric Powder.

Hing.

Salt to taste.

Rice flour for coating at end.

Oil for deep fry.

METHOD.

Make a thin slice of Phagil shown as below.


Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl except rice flour and marinate them on both the sides of slice. Lastly sprinkle them with adequate rice flour and allow them to rest for half an hour.


Heat oil in pan. Deep fry them till its crispy brown.


Serve hot.


AWARDS TIME:

'BABLI' has passed me one wonderful award ie ''THE 2009 BLOGGER APPRECIATION AWARDS''. Thank you soo much for ur appreciation. Glad to receive from you Babli.


I would like to pass on to


DIFFERENT NOTE:
I am so lucky to meet my another blogger pal ''UJWAL OF UJWAL'S KITCHLAB'' at her home. Same as aparna, she too visited mangalore (her home town) from china. We both had conversation through orkut and decided to meet finally. Me and my daughter had a warm welcome by her mom who was soo frank type and so sweet. The moment smera saw ujwal, she become soo close with her. Had a wonderful talking with them and specially regarding treats there were chakli, chips, pan patholi with choon , brown riced ladoos, salty puffs etc. hmmm so yummy it was. My little one too enjoyed herself. She just love meeting new people around and by now 'Ujwal' and 'Aparna' would have known much better about her :).

ENJOY!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

AMMUMMA'S LIME PICKLE

Nobody can beat my ''Ammumma's'' recipe specially when we come across her lime pickle and that too not as a whole, but only with lemon peel. Yes its the outter most part of the lime. She does for me offen and send it with my parents whenever they visit my place. This recipe is for the people who dont know the rich taste of lemon peel and just throw out after their use. Guys, dont do that any more, because that can be formed into a delicious spicy pickle. So collect them and store it in a bottle. Make sure each piece is applied with salt so that it would remain fresh for more than 2 weeks. I was so glad to prepare her pickle for the first time but, I must say that it did not turned as tasty as my granny did. None of us can equally or match our recipe with our granny's recipe. True right? The spicyness and the tangy flavour of lime is just outstanding that I have it as it is. Also you can feel the crunchness of ginger and green chilli on every bite. Its too good with curd rice and a best compliment with idlies and dosas too. Do try this for sure.


INGREDIENTS.

1 Cup Cutted outter layer lime ( each piece can be cutted into 4)

1/4 Chopped Ginger.

5 tbsp Chopped Green chilli.

4 to 5 tbsp Chilli powder.

1 tsp Vinegar.

1/4 Cup Gingilly Oil.

Hing as per required.

Salt to taste.

METHOD.

Heat oil in non stick kadai. Add cutted lime with dash of salt and stir for a min followed by ginger and green chilli.

Stir the mixture till the lime piece becomes tender. Add chilli powder, hing and salt as per required. At the time of removing from flame add vinegar and mix then thoroughly. Transfer them in a dry cleaned container jars.



Enjoy!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

THAI BASIL CHICKEN

Basil (tulsi) the 'king of herbs' is one of the stronge flavourful herb . Its medicinal value improves the efficiency of kidney, to treat insect bites, reduces the cholesterol content in the arteries, relief from cold , asthma and so many. Before I was just unknown of the food adding basil as a main ingredient until I visited US and had food at Thai restaurent. From that day Thai cuisine had become our favourites and specially my kiddo, just love to have her favourite basil chicken. We always order Pineapple fried rice with basil chicken. I was very much inspired to prepare the same into my kitchen. My first trial basil chicken had succesfully end up with yummy and flavourful comfort meal. Yummm ..feel like having now :( . The flavour of the fresh basil and fish sause is just unbeleivable. Guys, its a must recipe to try. Chicken can be substituted with minced pork or turkey or beef or any type of seafood. It just tastes the same.


INGREDIENTS

1 lb Minced Chicken.

1 Cup Fresh Basil.

2 Chopped Onions.

10 Pods of Garlic.

1 Long Sliced Capsicum.

3 Slit Green Chillies.

2 Kaffir lime leaves.

1 tsp Black Soy Sause.

2 tbsp Fish Sause.

1 tbps Oil.

Salt and pepper to taste.


METHOD.

Clean and drain only the basil leaves. Discard stem.

Heat oil in a wide pan. Add the garlic, followed by the chopped onion, sliced capsicum with a pinch of salt. Make sure dont over cook as it must be a bit crispy. Later add the minced chicken, green chilli and stir fry for few mintues until the colour of the chicken changes. Close with a lid and allow it to cook.

When the chicken is cooked, add kaffir leaves, soy sause and fish sause and saute so that the mixture is fully covered with sauses. When its done add the chopped basil and stir fry for another few min until the basil is wilted. Sprinkle with a dash of pepper and serve hot.


DIFFERENT NOTE:

November 5 was a special day I enjoyed to my fullest. First thing - my parents had a visit to my place and had a nice joyful time having my mom's homemade prepared goodies. It was awesome. Secondly I met one of my fav blogger pal ''APARNA OF APSKITCHEN''. She came to mangalore for a vacation. Instead we are orkut friends tooo. So through scrapping and conversation finally decided to meet. I was so excited when I invited her to my home. Had a wonderful time. Also we had been for shopping and ended our day going to Mangalore's best 'Ideal icecream' parlour. I must say she was soo cute and beautiful on her looks, her talking were soo interesting that I dont know how our time flewed. It was too good to meet her that I just cannot express how sweet and memorable those moments are :).

Enjoy!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

HOMEMADE BURRITOS

I am not soo crazy of burritos but like to have for a change rarely. I had lots of veggies in small amount also leftover batter of batura. So decided to try my version of burritos :) I just stir fried all the veggies and wrapped it with chappati or tortillas. Believe me its a perfect snack, filling and healthy. Can also be considered as an breakfast item. Filling can be upto ur choice. Its soo nutritous specially for kids and they would love them if extra cheese is also added. Make sure just before serving, micro for 1 min till cheese melt. Gives a cheesyy flavour. Its yum. Here how I prepared..



INGREDIENTS.

1 Cup Veggies ( I used onions, red and green bellpeppers, mushrooms, shredded cabbage)

1 tsp Butter.

Any Pickle.

Ranch, Chilli sause and Mustard sause as per taste.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Cheese (0ptional)

Sour cream (optional)

METHOD.

Prepare the chappaties or tortillas. Keep it aside.

In a pan, add butter and all the veggies with salt and pepper and saute for a while till its half cooked. Allow the mixture to cool.


To one chappathi, place some filling , then pickles followed by the Ranch , Chilli sause and Mustard sause as per taste and wrap it up from both sides.



Garnish with sour cream or with ur favourites.



Enjoy!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

BANANA FLOWER SUKKE ( THORAN )

'Bowndi' is what we call in Konkani. Its one of my favourite vegge but, I prepare rarly at home and the main reason is I hate chopping them which I feel its a hectic job. But here, thanks to my MIL who did for me. I have heard one tips for removing its bitterness is to soak them in the buttermilk. But according to me, this process may result in loosing all nutrients. So I dont prefer those. I just love its flavour a lot. And why not, this banana flower tastes great in any form. My mom makes cutlets out of them which is just incredible in taste. Will try out and will come up with the recipe soon. :)


INGREDIENTS

1 Banana flower.

1 tbsp Urad dal.

1/4 Cup Grated Coconut.

1/2 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

1 Green chilli.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

METHOD.

Remove the outter petals until you get a edible portion. Chop them finely after picking out the sticks and the transparent petals from them. Wash them into water and keep it aside.

Heat the oil in a pan and splutter mustard seends. Add ural dal and stir till it becomes brown. Later add green chilli , the chopped banan flower and salt with some adequate water to cook.


Bring them to boil and simmer for few min till its cooked. Meantime in a bowl, mix the grated coconut with turmeric and chilli powder and keep it aside.

When the banana flower is well cooked, add the coconut mixture and saute them until its completly dry.

Remove and serve hot.


AWARDS TIME:

''PRASU'' has given me ''360 FOODIE AWARD'' , ''BEST BLOG DART THINKER'' , ''PRESENTATION AWARD'' , AND ''I LOVE READING YOUR BLOG AWARD'' . Thanks dear for the precious awards. I am honoured to get from you.



Also ''OVER THE TOP AWARD''. Woo you have showered me with lots of awards dear. Thanks again :). This award goes with a fun meme, which has to be passed on to 6 of your favourite blogs and which has to be answered with only one word.

Here is the meme part:

1. Where is your cell phone: I dont have cell phone :(

2. Your hair: Black.

3. Your mother: Manju v shenoy.

4. Your father: Vasudeva shenoy.

5. Your favorite food: Patravodo.

6. Your dream last night: None.

7. Your favorite drink: All fruit juice.

8. Your dream/goal: There are lots.

9. What room are you in: My Bedroom room.

10. Your hobby: Mainly playing with smera.

11. Your fear: Missing my loved once.

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years: God knows.

13. Where were you last night: Home.

14. Something you aren’t: Bold.

15. Muffins: Good.

16. Wish list item: Its a secret.

17. Where did you grow up: Chennai.

18. Last thing you did: Writing a post on Blog

19. What are you wearing: Nighty.

20. Your TV: ON

21. Your pets: No

22. Your friends: There are lots.

23. Your life: My family.

24. Your mood: It depends.

25. Missing someone: Yes.

26. Vehicle: Dont have my own :(

27. Something you’re not wearing: Mini skirts :)

28. Your favorite store: Kohls.

29. Your favorite color: Black.

30. When was the last time you laughed: My daughter makes me laugh any time. Just few min b4.

31. Last time you cried: ( Funny question ).

32. Your best friend: Mom.

33. One place that I go over and over: Gokarnath temple.

34. One person who emails me regularly: None.

35. Favorite place to eat: Any place with my loved once.

I would like to pass on to ''SIREESHA'' , ''SUSHMA MALLYA'' , ''CURRY LEAF'' , ''BABLI'' , ''SUKANYA RAMKUMAR'' , ''HAPPY COOK''.

Congratulation gals :)

Enjoy!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

DIWALI TREATS

Diwali is the festival of lights that we all celebrate in grand manner with our loved ones. Me too had a nice time with them and also with our society members when all decided to celebrate Laxmi pooja in the evening. I decided to prepare somthing simple dessert that does not take much time but must tastes delicious and also must be somthing that I have not done before. So started browsing net, when I came up with a dessert which was just perfect to my expectation. That was ''COCONUT LADOO'' which was soo simple and easy to make with a very less ingredients that just takes 10 min to get ready. It was soo cute on its own look and what I specially liked was the flavour of coconut was dam delicious as those were coated with coconut flakes. I garished them with my kiddo's choco snacks because I did not had dry fruits that time and that was the one my daughter was soo attracted towards the coconut laddoos :) . Have a look at my cuties over here :)


INGREDIENTS.

2 Cups Desiccated Coconuts.

1 Cup Milkmade.

Pinch of Cardomom Pd (optional).

METHOD.

Heat a non stick pan and combine all the above ingredients and stir for 5 min under low flame.

Remove them and allow to rest for a while. Shape them into small laddoos.

Roll them in the remaining desiccated coconut and arrange them on a a plate.


This was my ''Diwali Thali''. Its the ''Coconut laddos'', ''Aam ras'' , ''Sweet aval'' and ''Pineapple Rava jamuns''. Other is the ''Pista rolls'' we bought from sweet store. Lastly had fun sharing sweets with our loving neighbours. Have a look


I am happy to send this recipe to the events -



ENJOY!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

RAGI IDLI WITH CORIANDER CHUTNEY

This is simple and elegant breakfast that I rarely do it on sunday's. I was very much interested to make ragi idlies and I tried this from ''RAMYA'S BLOG''. Her pictures were just enough to push me into making this and also somthing different from the normal ones. I followed her quantity of ingredients exactly as she described without changing anything. It was too good. Thanks ramya for the fabulous healthy idli.


Chutneys are always quick to prepare and does not need much ingredients. 'Coriander chutney' is one of my favourites of all and goes well with dosa and idlies. This chutney can be prepared in matter of minutes. The most I love in this chutney is the dark colour and appealing. Also the freshness of mint leaves with a mild flavour of garlic makes this chutney fabulous.


INGREDIENTS.

1 Bunch of Coriander leaves.

1/2 Cup Mint leaves.

1 Small Tomato.

3 pods of Garlic.

2 tsp Chopped Ginger.

2 Green chillies.

1/4 Cup Grated Coconut.

1 tsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

METHOD

Heat some oil in a pan. When it gets slight warm add garlic and ginger. Fry them its raw flavour disappers. Then add green chillies and tomato. Saute them for a while. Then add coconut and finally the mint and coriander leaves with a pinch of salt. Allow the mixture to cool. Put everything in the blender and blend them smoothly. Add water if required. Transfer them into the bowl. Serve with ragi idlies.

AWARDS TIME.

''SRILEKHA'' has passed me ''DIAMOND FRIENDS GIFT AWARD''. Woo this is an awesome award dear. I am flattered. Thanks for passing it on to me.


I would like to pass on to
''CHAM'' , ''HAPPY COOK'' , ''VRINDA'' , ''MEESO'' , ''NANDITHA PRABHU'' , ''BHARATHY'' , ''CYNTHIA'' , ''APARNA'' , ''UJWAL'' , ''JAISHREE'' , ''LAVANYA''.


Congrates gals.

Enjoy!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

BAKED TILAPIA

Having fish fry with lunch or dinner is a comfort meal for me. Its the fabulous snack that I can have at any time. There are couple of varieties of preparation, but I like to try with one simple normal masala frequently. The fish I have used is Tilapia but its equally good with Pomfret and shrimps also.


INGREDIENTS

1 Tilapia fish.

3 tsp Chilli powder.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

1/2 tsp Hing.

1 tsp Crushed pepper.

2 tbsp Coconut oil.

2 tbsp Lemon juice.

Salt to taste.

METHOD.

Clean the fish and score it by making cuts an inch or more. Wash and pat it dry with tissue.

Season fish with salt and lemon juice and allow to rest for 5 min.


Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix rest all the above ingredients.


Marinate with masala both inside and outside of the fish and allow to rest for half an hour.


Bake it in an pre heated oven for 15 to 20 min or till its done. Fish should flake easily with a fork when its done.


Enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

LAUKI HALWA

Lauki Halwa is the classic dessert in mangalore. I first tasted this dish on my brother's marriage. His marriage was in mangalore so, lucky me, got a chance to taste this delicious treat. Last week I was soo craving to have this halwa after many years. So digged in to make my first trial which got ended up into yummy and mouthwatering halwa. It was dam tasty and I could not stop having it so do my hubby. Whenever I prepare sweets, I really do miss my brother because his favourites item was any kind of sweets. In short hez a sweet lover I must say. So this lauki halwa post I am dedicating to my loving brother 'Sujeeth'. [This is for you yeah :) When you visit mangalore, I am gonna make this for you for sure.]


INGREDIENTS.

1 Grated Lauki.

1/4 cup Milk.

1 cup Grated Jaggery.

1/4 cup Ghee.

Pinch of powdered Cardamom.

Roasted Cashewnuts.


METHOD.

In a pan add 2 tbsp ghee. Add the grated lauki and fry for few sec. Add the milk and stir till the lauki is well cooked. When the mixture is lumpy, add jaggery and stir under medium heat till it melts. Cook till most of the moisture evaporates from halwa. Lastly add the rest of the ghee and fry till the mixture turns fried brown colour. Once this is done, add cardamom powder to the halwa and mix well. Remove from the heat at the right consistency and add to a ghee greased bowl. Garnish with roasted cashenews.


Enjoy!!
NOTE:
I am going on a vacation for 2 weeks. Will be back the very next month till then Happy blogging and also ''WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NAVARATHRI''

Sunday, September 13, 2009

ANOTHER TAG AND AWARDS

I've been tagged by a sweet talented ''BHARATHY''

The rules :

1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share the ABCs of you.
4. Tag 4 people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs.
5. Let the 4 tagged people know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing this tag.

The Tag:

1. A – Available/Single? Married :)

2. B – Best friend? Mom, Rajesh(hubby) & school mates.

3. C – Cake or Pie? Cake

4. D – Drink of choice? All fruit juice.

5. E – Essential item you use every day? My Laptop.

6. F – Favorite color? Blue.

7.G–Gummy Bears Or Worms? Gummy bears.

8. H – Hometown? Kerala.

9. I – Indulgence? Malaysian foods.

10. J – January or February? Both because Jan is my hubbies b day and Feb my daughter's b day.

11. K – Kids & their names? One and only 'SMERA'

12. L – Life is incomplete without? The people whome I love the most.

13. M – Marriage date? May 18th

14. N – Number of siblings? One elder caring brother 'Sujeeth'

15. O – Oranges or Apples? Like both.

16. P – Phobias/Fears? Travelling alone.

17. Q – Quote for today? Think first and speak afterwards.

18. R – Reason to smile? My cutie 'Smera'.

19. S – Season? Spring

20. T – Tag 3 People? Scroll down to have a look.

21. U – Unknown fact about me? Advising me for no reason makes me sick.

22. V – Vegetable you don't like? I like all.

23. W – Worst habit? Very tough to accept my own mistake.

24. X – X-rays you've had? Nothing so far.

25. Y – Your favorite food? Patravodo, all chicken and fish starters.

26. Z – Zodiac sign? Aries.

I'm supposed to tag 4 more.. Please leave a message in the comment box, those you are willing to take up the tag or else the first 4 buddies who leave comments here are tagged ;).

Dear friend ''APARNA'' AND ''UJWAL'' has presented me ''HONEST SCRAP AWARD'' Thanks a lot for the sweet justure dear's.



Requirements:

I must thank the person who gave me the award and list their blog and link it.
I must list 10 honest things about myselfI must put a copy of The Honest Scrap Logo on my blog.
I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers & list their links
I must notify the bloggers of the award and hopefully they will follow the above three requirements also.

Let me start with my 10 honest things.

1. My hubby and my little one is my world to me. Cannot think of my life without them.

2. I like to be fit and healthy till the end of my life so that I could eat anything what I want. :)

3. I hate the people those who don't take care of kids or those who discriminate them.

4. I feel great when somone appreciates me on my work.

5. Waiting for the day for the reunion with my school freinds.

6. Love cooking with my hubby.

7. I seriously dont like getting up early in the morning and making breakfast. I am lazy guys and I know many of you are also there :)

8. I love to be alone in solitude.

9. I admire nature and great singers.

10. Last but no the least I want my little gal 'SMERA' to become a good person with all good qualities.

Now its time to tag and I am gonna tag,

'HAPPY COOK' , 'PARITA' , 'CHAM' , 'MADHAVI' , 'NANDITHA PRABHU' , 'PURVA' ,
'PRIYA'.

AWARDS TIME:
I would like to thank 'AMMU' for passing me awards of ''YUM YUM BLOG AWARD'' , ''A GIANT BEAR HUG AWARD'' AND ''360 FOODIE AWARD''. Thank you soo much for keeping my day very special.

ENJOY!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

GINGER CHUTNEY

''Alay'' is what we call for ginger chutney in konkani langauge. This is one of our traditional recipe that I prepared on 'sutham punnav'. We usually prepare them as a side dish with rice but some people like to have with dosa combination.Thesdays I prepare them offen for lunch as the main ingredient being ginger is my favourite and its very good for digestion , heartburn etc. You can make it any time within no minute.



INGREDIENTS.

1" Piece Ginger.

1/2 cup Grated Coconut.

2 Green chilli.

2 tbsp Curd.

Drop of Tamarind extract.

Salt to taste.

FOR SEASONING.

1 tsp Oil.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

4 to 5 Curry leaves.

METHOD.

Grind coconut, ginger, tamarind, salt and chilies to a smooth paste adding required amount of water. Transfer them to one bowl. Add curd and mix.

Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add jeera and curry leaves. Fry for a little while. Pour this seasoning over chutney.

Another close up pic of my 'sutham punnav's' lunch served on banana leaf.


Enjoy!!

Friday, September 4, 2009

KELE AMBAT

Heres the recipe of 'Kele ambat' that I prepared on 'Sutham Punnav'. Kele ambat is the authentic traditional konkani item that is prepared during festival times. Its just simple and mild tasting sweet and a bit spicy flavoured curry. Goes well as a side dish with rice. But I just love to have it alone without mixing it with rice. This is a must recipe to try guys. Hope you all will enjoy our konkani dish.



INGREDIENTS.

2 Nendrapazham.(Ripe Plantains)

1/2 cup Channa dal.

1 cup Grated coconut.

4 cubes Grated jaggery.

1 Red chilly.

1 tsp turmeric powder.

1 tbsp Coconut Oil.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

1/2 tsp rice flour.

1 Sprig Curry leaves.

Few Cashewnuts.

Salt to taste.

METHOD.

Cook channa dal with little turmeric in pressure cooker. Make sure it does not become soo mushy.

Grind coconut, rice flour and red chilli together smoothly with water. Adding of rice flour would tighten the gravy. Keep the mixture aside.

Cut the banana into small piece and cook them along with jaggery and cashews. Once banana are cooked, add salt and the channa dal mixture. Bring them to boil.

At this stage add the grinded coconut mixture and stir for a min under medium flame. Remove from flame or else it will curdle.

In another pan, heat oil. Add mustard seeds, jeera,and curry leaves and add to the dish.
Serve hot.

Enjoy!!

Friday, August 21, 2009

AWARDS AND TAG

I have been lucky enough to get more adorable awards currently by one of my favourites fellow bloggers ''UMA'' and ''SIREESHA''. Thank you so much for giving me this prestigious awards. Will cherish them forever.



And here are some of the 'Tags' I received:

1. What is your current obsession?

Ofcourse its Blogging.

2. What are you wearing today?

Wearing Maroon chudidhar.

3. What’s for dinner?

Rontos and Tooy(Konkani item)

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

I bought 'RED FROCK' for my cute smera.

5. What are you listening to right now?

I can only hear my naughty gal voice.

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

She is so talented and very lovly sweet person.

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

Any place where my hubby take me.

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?

Hat and Sunglasses for style.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?

I would love to visit 'Manali' and 'Mauritius'.

10. Which language do you want to learn?

Specially Kannada so that I could help my daughter in that subject.

11. What’s your favourite quote?

If you judge people, you have no time to love them - Mother teresa.

12. Who do you want to meet right now?

My Mom

13. What is your favourite colour?

Black, Pink and Blue

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

All my dress are favourite to me.

15. What is your dream job?

Professional Singer.

16. What’s your favourite magazine?

Women's era and Fairy tales.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

I would buy somthing for my kiddo and also some home decor stuffs and finally have a wonderful dinner in my fav restaurent.

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?

Wearing stylish tops with jeans.

19. Who are your style icons?

None.

20. Describe your personal style.?

I am a sensitive and simple person who likes to live my life as I want.

21. What are you going to do after this?

After writing this, i am gonna post it. hahahaha

22. What are your favourite movies?

Nandanam, Chak de India, Bhagban.

24. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?

My face cream, eye liner and rarely perfume (not that much must)

23. What inspires you?

Beauty of nature.

24. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:

Simple dressing, matching jewellry and decent hairstyle.

25. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?

Will tell my hubby for shopping :)

26. Coffee or tea?

Just one time coffee in evening.

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

I sit alone outside for a while.

28. What is the meaning of your name?

Suma meaning Flower.

29. Which other blogs you love visiting?

I love all the blogs.

30. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?

Caramel custard and Fruit salad. (still there are lots)

I am adding one more:

31. Favourite Ornaments.

One an only ''Earrings''.

**The rules are: Respond and rework – answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, and add one more question of your own. Then tag eight or ten other people.

I am passing the awards and also I am gonna tag,

BHARATHY, JAISHREE , USHA , PRITI , APARNA , VALARMATHI , MEESO , POORNIMA NAIR.

Congratulation gals and enjoy!!.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

FESTIVAL FEAST

Past few weeks, I have not been posting my recipes reguarly so now let me share with you guys the 2 important festival that we celebrated. I know its too last but anyways like to post it now. On August 6th , it was ''Avani avittom''. We konkanies say it as ''Sutham Punnav''. Its the ceremony of changing Yagnopavita ( sacred thread) infront of god. Thread changing process symbolizes the shedding of all sins and making a new beginning. We all had a wonderful sadya on banana leaf. My motherinlaw too helped me making all the special items. There was rice, dali tooy, kele ambat, alle, cabbage sukke, soy bhajille ghassi, kele phadi, and mango adgai. (its all of konkani named recipe so, will be little tough to understand hehe :))Will come up with recipe soon. Have a look.


Second celebration - Wishing you all a very belated ''HAPPY KRISHNASHTAMI''


Krishna Jayanthi or Janmahstami is considered as a birthday of my favourite god Lord Krishna. It is celebrated with lot of zeal and joy. It is held in the month of Chingam ie in the month of august or september. We started our day visiting krishna temple and ended up having delicious treats. We celebrated the auspicious occasion with these recipes.


1. Banana halwa. Click here for recipe. ( here I avoided adding apple)

2. Kheer. For recipe click here. ( sorry guys, i forgot to take snap of kheer)

3. Banana Chips. (bought it from shop).

4. Sugar Cashew nuts.( These are nothing but cashews nut which is sorted into the sugar syrup)

5. Sweet Maida puries. ( Its the puri preparedwith maida instead of wheat flour and lastly sprinkle with sugar and cardamom powder)

6.Pazham pori :- Its basically a kerala item and its one of my favourite snack. Its soo simple and great in taste. Its very good for kids and even adults would love having it any time.

INGREDIENTS.

2 nos Nenthra pazham.

1/2 cup Maida.

1 tsp Sugar.

Pinch of turmeric powder.

Pinch of Soda powder.

Pinch of Salt.

Oil for deep frying.

METHOD.

Cut the banana into thin medium slices. Keep it aside.

Heat oil .Meanwhile mix the rest of the ingredients except oil using little bit of water. Make sure not lumps are formed and the batter must be thick. If its watery add more maida.

Dip the banana slices into batter and deep fry till its slight brown.

Serve.

7. Potato Bondas :-These are the awesome and perfect snack with tea. Its quit easy to make and its filling appetizer just by itself with pickles. The combination of indian spices and the flavour of curry leaves is the best in this item. This is how I prepared.

INGREDIENTS.

1 Cup Boiled Potatoes.

2 tsp Grated Ginger.

1 tsp Mustard seeds.

1/2 tsp Jeera.

2 tsp Urad dal.

2 Big Green chillies.

2 Strings of Curry leaves.

1 tsp Turmeric powder.

1 tbsp Oil.

Salt to taste.

INGREDIENTS OF BATTER.

1 Cup Gram flour.

1 tsp Chilli powder.

Pinch of Soda powder.

1/2 tsp Hing.

Salt to taste.

Water as per needed.

Method.

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, jeera and urad dal followed by chopped ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and turmeric powder. Make sure you add turmeric powder before adding potatos. This would equally spread the colour to the potatoes. Saute it till all the seasoning are well fryed. Finally add the mashed potatoes with salt. The mixture must be dry. Allow it to cool. Later shape them into lemon sized balls and keep it aside.

Meanwhile make the batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine the gram flour, red chili powder, hing, and salt to taste. Add enough water to make a smooth batter of dropping consistency.

Heat oil for deep-frying. Dip each potato ball into the batter and fry until golden brown in color.

Serve hot.

This recipe is reaching Purva's Festive Food Event.

Enjoy!!