Wednesday, July 09, 2008

" BAARISH KE BAD,CHAI PAKODI KE SAATH OR MEETHE MAI CRANBERRY RASMALAI HAI SAATH"

CRAVINGS CAN MAKE US DO ANYTHING...TWO DAYS BACK AFTERNOON AT 1PM I WAS CHATTING WITH MY SIS ON SKYPE,..THROUGH THE WINDOW I SAW RAIN COMING DOWN,..TOLD MY SIS,,ITS RAINING SO I AM GOING TO MAKE PAKODI,,,SHE TEASED ME THERE AND THEN ..."ITS RAINING SO U WANT TO HAVE PAKODI" IN OTHER WAYS SHE MEANT THAT RAIN IS JUST AN EXCUSE I WANT TO EAT PAKODI SO I AM GOING TO MAKE,..SHE KNOWS I AM FOODIE AND CAN DO ANYTHING FOR EATING WHEN I WANT TO EAT ,..ANYWAYS,..SO I STARTED WITH PAKODI PREPARATION,,..BUT BEFORE THAT I HAD TO KEEP ADVAY BUSY...SO I GAVE HIM BUNCH OF GARLICS...AND A BASKET...AND IN A MINUTE TIME HE WAS BUSY KEEPING GARLICS IN THE BASKET AND TAKING THEM OUT,,,I DIDNT HAD MUCH TIME CAUSE I KNEW,,,ONCE HE GETS BORED HE WILL ASK FOR SOMETHING ELSE,,,
THOUGHT OF MAKING ONION PAKODI,,.BUT JUST PAKODI SOUNDS SO BORING,,AND WITH TOMATO KETCHUP I DONT LIKE,..CORIANDER CHUTNEY AND PAKODI ROCK TOGETHER,,.BUT CORIANDER WAS NOT THERE,,,,:-( ,..THEN THOUGHT OF PREPARING GARLIC CHUTNEY ,,,WHICH I HAD SEEN IN TARLA DALALS SITE FEW DAS BACK,,..ONCE CHUTNEY WAS DONE,,,KEPT WATER ON STOVE FOR TEA,,.CAUSE PAKODI WONT TASTE LIKE PAKODI UNLESS HOT TEA IS THERE ,GOD I AM SO DEMANDING BUT THEN THATS HOW I AM SPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO FOOD :-)STARTED WITH BATTER PREPARATION..
INGREDIENTS USED FOR ONION PAKODI
ONION TWO CHOPPED IN LONG SLICES
GREEN CHILLI TWO CHOPPED
GRAMFLOUR TWO TABLESPOON
GINGER GARLIC PASTE TWO TSP
SALT TO TASTE
CAROM SEEDS ONE TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER HALF TSP
PINCH OF GARAM MASALA
PROCEDURE
MIX EVERYTHING TOGETHER,..ADD DESIRED QUANTITY OF WATER
HEAT OIL IN WOK,..I USED NON STICK KADAI,,SO LESS OIL IS USED
WITH HELP OF SPOON SLIDE THE MIXTURE IN OIL WHEN THE OIL IS HOT ENOUGH
LOWER THE FLAME
KEEP TURNING TILL PAKODAS TURN BROWN AND CRISPY FROM BOTH SIDES
KEEP ON KITCHEN TOWEL TO DRAIN OIL
BY THE TIME ONION PAKODIS WERE READY,..TEA WAS READY TOO,..SO TREATED MYSELF TO THE FEAST,..WHAT A JOY I GOT,,,DON THINK ALL THIS JUST FOR ME...PREPARED FOR HUBBY WHEN HE WAS BACK FROM HOSPITAL,.,.BUT YA THIS IS TRUE,,,IT ALL STARTED WITH CRAVING FOR PAKODIS,,,AFTER THE RAIN,...:-)
SINCE THE DAY I HAD SEEN VANIS POST OF RASMALAI,.I WANTED TO GIVE IT A TRY...AND THE SAME DAY EVENING I TRIED ,..THANKS VANI FOR THE RECIPE,..I STUFFED CRANBERRIES WHILE MAKING COTTAGE CHEESE BALLS SO THE RASMALAI WAS CRANBERRY STUFFED RASMALAI,,,THIS WAS THE CHANGE WHICH I DID TO HER RECIPE,..YA ANOTHER EXPERIMENT,,OF MINE,,THANKFULLY IT WAS SUCCESSFUL...:-)
DO CHECK OUT CRANBERRY SANDESH TOO
NEHA OF EASY AND TASTY RECIPE IS HOSTING SWC MAHARASHTRA DETAILS CAN BE FIND HERE,,AS ONION PAKODA IS KNOWN AS KANDA BHAJI IN MAHARASHTRA I AM SENDING KANDA BHAJI TO SWC MAHARASHTRA EVENT,.
COMING TO AWARDS UMA HAS PASSED ME FRIENDHSIP AWARD THANKS A LOTZ UMA FOR THE FRIENDSHIP AWARD,.
WHAT I PREPARED FOR DINNER WILL BE COMING IN NEXT POST....:-)
CEE U GUYS TOMORROW

24 comments:

LG said...

rasmalai..slurrp..when can I come down?

Priti said...

Pakode and chai...mom always use to make these during rain season...ahh miss those days....& I don't want comment abt rasa malai :-( :-(

SriLekha said...

what a combination? simply superb.. really u r too demanding.. but ur demand for one dish for another dish is good priyanka. i too prepared rasamalai on the same day vani prepared. want to post that recipe..
so its going to be rasamalai week

Illatharasi said...

Great Priyanka.... whenever it rains, I will b thinking of u only;) Rasamalai and bhaji looks too good. Where you get this patience to cook and eat with exact matching recipes, bhaji + tea + chutney;)

Illatharasi said...

LOL.... For Priti:-) :-)

notyet100 said...

LAKSHMI SO WHN U FREE?

PRITI WHY SAD SMILY AND NO COMMENTS,,,

SRILEKHA WAITIN FOR UR VERSION OF RASMALAI,YA I AM LIKE THAT DEMANDING AT TIMES,..SPECIALLY WHILE PREPARING FOOD,..;-)

VANI BEING FOODIE,..EVERYTHING COMES ON ITS OWN,,THNKS AGAIN FOR THE RECIPE...

sowmya said...

lovly rasmalai...adding cranberries is so innovative...great going priyanka...

delhibelle said...

Awesome!
Maybe I should just move to your condo as your neighbour, so I get these yummy treats every day!

Priti said...

Priyank I'm also free always for Rasmalai :-)

Check my blog for the answer..

Anisheetu said...

Feeling hungry and mouth watering... :)

Amma said...

rasmalai...yummy...........

Pearlsofeast said...

Cranberry rasmalai sounds great.The pokadi and chai are tempting, me too craving to have hot masala chai now, Pakodi for weekends.

Priti said...

I meant the malai balls that was hard and not soft as it suppose to be.

easycrafts said...

I have something for u on my blog

Indranee said...

What can be more tempting during rains other than tea and pakoras? Deadly combination:)I had rasmalai only yesterday, and it's one of my favorites.

Asha said...

I love Pakoras on a rainy day but by the time I make it, I don't feel like eating them.Wish somebody makes it and give it to me!:D

See you in Sept, keep blogging!Hugs!:)

rekhas kitchen said...

hi first thanks for visiting my blog so sweet of you Are yaar bahut maza aya but what to do yha UAE me baarish nahi hothi I think rasmali khane keliye baarish ki jarurat nahi he he he nice blog and great rasmalai recipe with a great twist

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

wow rasmalai .. my all time favourite

Priti said...

I used milk...same as vani recipe....

Bhawana said...

This is true, when it rains chai aur pakore mil jaye to zindagi ka maja aa jaye. It is raining now a days at my place. N I keep making these pakoras , recipe will post for the evevnt soon. but true, liked the title of the post :)

Sujatha said...

Good post and a Great combo!! but for some reason I'm not able to see your photos :(

Archy said...

rasmalai with cranberry.. sound s good!! Looksso wonderful !!

Nice masala tea time snack for raniy days :)!!

Andhra Flavors said...

what a memarable combination.. and love rasmalai.

Illatharasi said...

oh.... becos of rain? .... I guess nazaar laggaya;) take care... drink some hot chicken soup with lot of pepper, will be a good remedy. I bought goat meat(inspiration from priti;)) from mustafa after lot of hesitation, but it came out really well. Take care an do the posting slowly....