happy birthday advay,,,i know someday when u will be old enough to read u will sure read my posts..
posta halwa is one of my favourite ,...another nameof posta is poppeye seeds...i amnot sure whether my spelling is correct or not,...whenever i used to go home during my vacations,,,this recipe was on the toplist of the list of recipes which my mother used to prepare for me,,,.i remember she used to pack tiffins for train too,,,and now also ,,,whenever i leave for sinagpore...she packs this halwa...for me,,,i guess somethings with time never change...just like mothers love....,...this recipe is my mothers ,..when she had come down to singapore i watched her preparing....before going she made dish full of halwa which lasted quiet long....today is special day of our life so i thought why not prepare this halwa and share this recipe with everyone....for advays birthday dinner...ihad started preparation from yesterday itself,,remember my sleepy post...well i had soaked the poppeye seeds yesterday itself,..to get smooth paste....,..
so here comes the recipe
two cup posta dana
dryfruits half cup mixture of almonds,cashewnuts and raisins..
sugar depending on ur taste
soak postadana with dryfruits one night before
grind the soaked postadana with dryfruits
heat two tablespoon ghee in wok...( if u are using aluminium kadai u will need more ghee,its convenient tomake in non stick wok as the halwa is cooked quiet fast and doesnt sticktothe vessel and good for health cause less ghee)
once the ghee starts melting add the posta paste and keepfrying
add sugar ,..and fry further
once you see colour change to brown and consistency changing to viscous
turn off the burner
enjoy hot or cold...
Thursday, April 24, 2008
what a day, its raining since early morning today,and i remember last yr on 24th morning also it was raining .today is special for me as its my sons first birthday,..still remember how it was last year, here goes short summary of this day last year,.
.my younger sis had come down here for vacation,,i was seven month pregnant.all my previous checkup were fine,,but out of blue,,,my bp was elevated,i had puffiness in my legs...and by 23rd even my face was puffy,,,we were monitoring bp at home regularly so this was totally unexpected...my hubby being medico i think guessed what was wrong with me,...still he kept calm,,,i had never heard of the term preeclamsia in my life,,so was totally unaware of the outcome,,,but when i googled on net i saw that it means elevated bp in pregnancy,..and to save mother and baby emergency delivery is done,,,i never thought to this extreme,,,i thought that in pregnancy puffiness is quiet normal...but on 23rd i had sever headache and i puked too,..and when i looked myself in mirror i couldnt recognise myself,..my sis got stressed,,,and when she spoke to my hubby...he immediately told us to come to hospital,..he had already spoken to my gynae...i thought its just normal checkup,..so we went walking,talking...listening music...had i known what was going to come...i dont think so i would have been able to go to hospital like this,..ultrasound showed baby was fine,,,weighing 1100gm,...but my bp was still elevated...
after seeing my reports my gynae told....i had to be admitted...i was shocked...cause this was totally unexpected,..like two kids we had come to hospital,..expecting that we will go back the same day...but now admitted..and to add to it she told me if my bp doesnt come down,,emergency delivery has to be done...as soon as i heard this i just broke down,,cause i was not mentally prepared for this,...and from that moment..my concern shifted from myself to baby...baby was just seven month old,,,whether he will survive or not...how will he cope with the surroundings,,,so many concern,,i totally forgot about my health..then she told me..that nicu of singapore is quiet good...so dont worry about baby...its just that he has to stay in nicu for few days...
they admitted me ,..and kept me on medication,,,my bp was monitored...but certain things are just not in your hand...evening she told me ,...that morning they will do emergency delivery...
finally on 24th morning advay was born,..weighing 1100gm,..he was shifted to nicu...so i had not seen him,,,but i could ceemy hubby was too stressed...when i asked him he told he is fine....i was totally unaware how he looked,,..whomhe resembled...on 25th morning my hubby wheelchaired me to nicu...and there he was my son...naked just wearing daiper,..coiled up in wires ,,..in incubator...i would have never imagined that this place will be his home for 45days...as he was too small...we were not allowed to hold him,...we could just cee him...i just started crying,,,he looked so weak,small,fragile...i asked my hubby...whether he will be fine or not,,,he reassured me...tht he will be totaly fine with time...and he was true...for 45 days i used to visit my son twice daily,,,saw him growing...nurses thought me how to bath him,,hold him,,,those 45 days were really tough but i learnt a lot....when he was discharged his weigh was 1800gms..and they had trained me so well that i didnt had any problemwhen hewas back home..and i myself used to read books on preterm baby...and other baby stuff
and now after a year,,,,when i look back,,,and think about those days m,,,tears fill in my eyes,,,but i am really grateful to god,,,for giving me strength to bear all this,,..one smile of my son is enough to forget all these things,..i guess this is the longest post of all the posts,..hope i havent bored u all lotz...
dahi wada is one of my favourite ,...specially prepared by my mother..i still remember whenever i used to go home for my vacations ,..when i was in college, my father used to tell me,,..to learn cooking from my mother,,he used to think i am not interested in cooking..he used to force me to cut vegetables,,and that time i was really not interested in cooking....i remember i used to get lots of scolding and my mother used to support me she used to tell my time will come,,,i will manage well
he used to tell me to learn dahiwada too...but i never learnt
so here comes the recipe of dahiwada told to me by my mother on skype....have made several times ,...this time i am sending this recipe for rcipunjab hosted by my friend lakshmi
for the batter of wada
dhooli urad dal two cups soaked in water
garam masala one tsp
salt to taste
baking soda half tsp
asafoetida half tsp
to garnish before serving
red chili powder
beated curd two cup
oil to fry
beat curd well according to your desired consistency and keep in freeze
soak the dal for three hours,,,and grind in mixer,...add two to three tablespoon of water to mix well
mix all the other ingredients to the batter and mix well,..keep aside
heat oil in wok with the help of tablespoon add the batter in wok,one spoon of batter will give one wada,...
keep turning till its golden brown from both sides
drain and keep in dish containing water for half an hour
after half an hour...squeeze out the water,..and keep in the beated curd,keepin fridge
before serving garnish with imli chutney,dhania chutney,red chilli and chat masala.//
this recipe is from my friend lakshmi's blog ,i am sending this recipe as my entry for one pot wonder recipe from fellow bloggers
the link is
procedure is the same as in the recipe,the changes which i had to do in the recipe is that i cooked the recipe without coriander ,mint leaves and coconut,,,as these things were unavailable in the shop...and instead of pooni rice i used basmati rice,..cause there wasnt pooni rice at home,,taste was great..my hubby almost finished it and even my son liked it,...