Friday, August 08, 2008

Its all about red and dilpasand,....

In the english language the word red is associated with colour of blood,certain flowers and ripe fruits,the word RED is defined as any number of colours evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelength of light discernible by the human eye in the wavelength range of roughly 625-740nm.
In human colour pshychology red is associated with heat energy and blood and emotions that stir the blood,including anger,passion and love.source from here
In human body red relates to the base chakra situated at the base of the spine,the organs to which chakra relate are the kidney and the bladder,vertebral cloumn,hip,legs and adrenal gland is also related to this chakra.On the pshycho spiritual level chakra relates to selfawareness,that is to say our awareness of ourselves as human being and our places on earth,it is the area of survival and relates to our basic human instinct of fight or flight ,red gives us courage and strength and relates to stability and security.
some positive aspects of this colour-COURAGEOUS,CONFIDENT,DETERMINED,ENERGETIC,LEADERSHIP QUALITIES,PIONEERING SPIRIT,STRONWILLED AND SPONTANEOUS.
negative aspect of this colour-AGGRESSIVE,BRUTAL,DOMINEERING,FEARFUL,FEAR OF PROGRESS,OBSTINATE,QUICK TEMPERED,RUTHLESS,RESENTFUL AND SELF PITYING.
SOME COMMON PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH BASE CHAKRA ARE-CONSTIPATION,CROHNS DISEASE,COLD FINGER AND TOES,DIARRHOEA,PILES,HYPERTENSION ,KIDNEY STONES.SOURCE FROMHERE .
VARIOUS SHADES OF RED ARE-ALIZARIN,AMARANTH,BURGUNDY,CARDINAL,CARMINE,CARNELIAN,CERISE,CHESTNUT,CORALRED,CRIMSON,DARKPINK,FALURED,FIRE ENGINE RED,MAROON,MAUVETAUPE,ORANGE RED,PERSIAN RED,PINK,PERSIMMON,RED-VIOLET,ROSE,ROSEMADDER,RUBY,RUST,PUCE,SANGARIA,SCARLET,TERRACOTA,VENETIAN RED AND VERMILION.
RED COLOUR IS ALSO THE THEME FOR THIS MONTHS EVENT HOSTED BY SUNSHINE MOM FOOD IN COLOUR,initially i was lost what to prepare ..soup noo.salad,..umm can think...had already got red capsicums,.but though my thinking cap was on i was lost,,then yesterday while washing utensils,..like thunderbolt i was struck by this awesome idea,..i got so excited..but before that want to tell u all something else about me all my ideas come when i am in loo,..or doing chores like washing utensils,..otherwise even if i keep thinking i will be totally lost...and will be just staring at the blank wall..;-)coming back to the recipe,,.i took the capsicumout from the fridge half is enough and tried to make heart shape out of it ,..by carving out with help of knife,..i am very bad at carving so please bear with my carving,..;-)bring back memories of my dental college in second year i used to bribe my frens with chocolates to get my carving done,..my carving was pathetic,..even teachers knew that it was not done by me,.whenever i showed them my work,..again i drifted coming back to the reicpe i carved out four heart shapes from the capsicum,and sliced in long shape of whatw as left,prepared cottage cheese at home of about one liter of milk
rest of the ingredient i used
onion two sliced lengthwise
garlic two choped
red chilli crushed three dried ones
cumin seeds one tsp
red chilli powder half tsp
turmerc powder a pinch
tomato paste one tsp
oil one tsp
salt to taste
let me think no i guess thats all...
procedure
heat oil in wok
add cumin seeds once they start spluttering add onions and garlic
keep frying once onions start changing colour add crushed red chilli,
followed by red chilli powder ,turmeric and salt
once oil is seen along the sides add sliced mushrooms and mix well everything
now add water and cover and cook.
once done remove form flame and keep aside
i carved out four heart shape from cottage cheese too..and brushed it with orange colour
and dry roasted on tava,..few drops of oil can be added
rest of the cottage cheese i chopped into square pieces.
just before serving i mixed home made cottage cheese square ones into the gravy,reheated for a minute or two
and decorated with heart shapes of capsicum and cottage cheese,..
i named my creation DILPASAND,..WAS REAL HAPPY WITH MY EXPERIMENT,..WHAT ABOUT U GUYS?:-)
DILPASAND
GOES TO SUNSHINE MOM WHO IS hosting FOOD IN COLOUR EVENT THEME FOR AUGUST BEING RED
EC WHO IS HOSTING WHATS YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR in food EVENT FOR THE COLOUR RED AND INGREDIENT TOMATO AND RED CAPSICUM
TO SRIVALLI WHO IS HOSTING CURRY MELA,WE HAD PANEER DILPASAND CURRY WITH CHAPATIS...
TO LORE WHO IS HOSTING ORIGINAL RECIPE ROUNDUP AS THIS IS MY OWN CREATION
AND TO PURVA AND PRITI WHO ARE HOSTING FESTIVE FOOD EVENT THEME FOR THIS MONTH BEING RAKHI THREAD OF LOVE,
BE IT ANY FESTIVAL PANEER CURRY ALONG WITH POORI OR KACHODI IS A MUST AT OUR HOME ,.SO AFTER TIEING RAKHIS THERE IS FEAST OF KHEER,POORI,KACHODI,MATHRIS,PANEER CURRY,CHOLA,CHAT AND MANY OTHER THINGS..;-)
THATS ALL FRENS CEE YA SOON,..HAPPY BLOGGING...;-)

24 comments:

sowmya said...

good research on the colour..nice one priyanka..good entry..keep rocking!!

Anisheetu said...

Aha nice carvings... very yummy recipe... photo looks good too... :)

Lore said...

Hey, I'm voting for husbands and boyfriends to wash the dishes so we have more time to come up with ideas like this one!
Btw, I never got your email for your first entry either. Could you try sending them both again, please?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks yummy. Wow so many things associated with red. Nice post for the events.

srikars kitchen said...

Amazing... NICE .... Great click.... Gud reserch....

jayasree said...

Thats one good post on the color red... and with one dish u made it to many events. Also liked the name u gave to ur creation.
Good going.

LG said...

vegetable carving has come out good and about dil pasand it is a nice name..btw thanks for updating my knowledge about rakhi festive foods. Gotta try few from there..

Priti said...

Hey wow love the cravings...its looking very gud.and you have done the paneer too in heartshape?? Wow gal. & Thanks for the entries :)

Purva Desai said...

This is really an informative post....a really good information on colour red..
Paneer really dil ko pasand aagaya....
and a lovely entry

Illatharasi said...

Hats off to your creativity ;)

Nice recipe and good description about the thoughts ;)

Sireesha said...

What an creative post love the carvings and very very yummy recipe:))Good and useful information on red colour.....Keep rocking gal:))

rekhas kitchen said...

wow this is real dilpasand very creative whh kay bath hai realy dil kush hogaya

Purva Desai said...

hey I ve a Rocking surprise for u check out

Sangeeth said...

very crative indeed dear....luved it!

Madhavi said...

Great recipe, and awesome post for the event.

Shreya said...

amazing info,and great entry for all events!

Simran said...

It's a lovely idea. Just love the way your "hearts" look.

I am going to try this with my heart shaped cookie cutter. Will tell you if it works.

karuna said...

wowowo, those are a lot of events. and tht is a great recipe. nice idea to cut out heart shapes.

SriLekha said...

good entry for the event priyanka!

Ramya Bala said...

very creative ...n useful info abt red color...Nice one dear

SriLekha said...

did u send ur entries to my id priyanka? once i receive ur entries, i will send u a mail!

Myviews said...

creative post..very yummy recipe...and great entry for all events!

easycrafts said...

Amazing idea...u rock girl with these creations..thanks for the entries

sunshinemom said...

Oh My! My eyes popped out at all that gyan!! Great girl...I am going to borrow it for the round up:) Is dil pansand ne to dil ke dhadkan ko tez kar di:) Thank you, dear!!