Thursday, March 12, 2009

Holi ki mubarakbad pakwano ke saath,.......:-)

Wish u all Happy Holi 2009
In North India Holi Celebration starts one month before the festival by preparing Chips,papads,mathri,nimki at home,bulk amount is prepared and distributed to friends and relatives. Gujhia which is the traditional sweet of Holi is prepared two days before the festival and ya fresh ones are prepared to offer to god on the festival day.Recipe of Gujhia i have blogged in my last years post here goes the pictorial
of the Ghujia which me and hubby prepared this year,along with Ghujia Thekua
is must sweet dish prepared in our kitchen on holi day ,Thekua goes well with Red chili pickle or can be eaten alone too .To prepare Thekua mix half kg whloe wheat flour and 250gm all purpose flour ,sugar 250 gm or as per taste,half tsp baking powder ,finely chopped almond,raisin,cashewnut,grounded green cardamom.In another vessel boil 2 ltr milk and let it thicken ,once done cool the thickened milk and mix it to the flour mixture .Keep the milk and flour mixture for two hrs before preparing thekua,after two hours heat oil in non stick wok and once the oil is hot ,prepare thekua by the same way wada is prepared i mean same wet hand technique,have blogged the recipe for wada here,slide the thekua once oil is hot  into the oil and lower the flame ,keep turning the thekua till it becomes brown from both side,drain on kitchen towel and serve with red chili pickle.
Priti of Indian Khana asked me recipe of Bharwa Lal Mirch ka Aachar ingredient needed for Red chili pickle 2kg red chili ,50 gm cumin seeds,50gm onion seeds,50 gm ajwain ,50gm fennel ,2 tsp fenugreek seeds,250 gm yellow mustard seeds ,250 gm dry mango,salt as per taste,turmeric powder two tsp,100gm coriander seeds,asafoetida a pinch,mustard oil 200gm.Procedure-Wash and dry Red Chili in sun for three days ,dry roast cumin,ajwain,fennel,onion seeds,fenugreek ,coriander seeds,to the dry roasted ingredient add grounded mustard powder and dry mango powder ,in another vessel mix this masala mixture with asafoetida,turmeric powder and salt .Slit the red chillies with help of scissors,scoop out the seeds and mix in the prepared masala,followed by mustard oil,with help of clean sterile stick push in the masala mixture into the red chillies ,to preserve the pickle in clean and sterile jar dip each pickled chilli in mustard oil and place in the jar ,whatever oil is left fill in the jar,shake well.Bharwa Lal Mirch ka Achar is ready to use.
Holi Special Snacks Platter which has Ghujia,Thekua,Mathri already blogged ,Nimki and Red Chili Pickle .
To prepare Nimki knead dough same way as done for mathri,roll out with help of rolling pin,cut in one direction and then cut in opposite direction resulting in diagonal shaped NIMKI,shallow fry and serve hot with tea or coffee.
Our holi dinner was of Urad Kachodi,Malpua,kathal sabji,Dahi wada,colurful salad in red wine vinegar dressing ya we washed it all down with another Holi delicacy Thandai :-)
Recipe of Urad Kachodi
is already blogged here,Dahi wada is blogged here and have already shared recipe of Malpua in my last yrs Holi post.
For Raw Jackfruit Curry ingredient needed -raw jackfruit chopped one kg,onion paste of three onions,onion chopped lenghtwise three,garlic cloves 12 chopped,ginger one inch chopped,potato cubed three,green cardamom,four,black cardamom three,cloves six,bay leaves crushed two,salt as per taste,oil to cook,mixture of one tsp each of coriander,turmeric and red chilli powder ,mix and keep aside and one tsp garam masala powder.
Procedure- Heat half tsp oil in non stick wok ,once oil is hot add crushed bay leaves ,followed by onions and fry potatoes and jackfruit,once half done remove from falme and keep aside.In the same wok heat half tsp more oil and once the oil is hot ,lower the flame and add green cardamom,black cardamom,clove and onc ethey start spluttering add onion ,ginger-garlic paste and keep frying till paste starts changing colour,once half done add the masla mixture followed by salt and fry further till oil is seed along the sides,now add already fried jackfruit and potato mixture ,fry for a minute or two and transfer to pressure cooker ,add require amount ofwater and and pressure cook for two whistles.Serve hot with rice or Kachodis.
For the Colourful Salad in Red wine Vinegar dressing
- mix chopped carrot,cabbage,low fat cottage cheese ,fresh parsley leaf ,lettuce leaf together ,add the vinegar and toss well,
I prepared thandai from Haldirams thandai mixture just add two tbsp of thandai mixture in chilled milk and serve garnished with chopped almonds.Another look at the DINNER Platter :-)
This whole post is off for Priti and Purvas event Festive Food  theme this month being Holi hosted by Purva.
Urad Kachodi  and Dahi WADA are off for Lentil Mela hosted by Ashwini of spicy cuisine and Urad Kachodi goes to JFI wheat hosted by Romaspace and started by Indira of Mahanandi.
Mathri,Nimki,Thekua,Thandai,Salad are off for Recipe for the rest of us event theme this month being Picnic eat started by Ramki of one page cook book and hosted by Trupti of Recipe Center.
Gujhia and Thekua are off for Lets go nuts Almonds Event hosted this month by Jz of Tasty treats and started by Aquadaze.
Mathri,Nimki,Thekua,Gujhia,Red Chili Pickle and Urad Kachodi add flavour to Lakshmis SWC Meal on wheel,...
I guess thats lotz for one post,..enjoy the feast and festival,..will catch u all soon,..till thn take care,...hppy bloggin,..:-)

34 comments:

Lavanya said...

yummy dishes..happy holi..

Asha said...

See, you are a prolific cook like me. If I ever have to disappear from food blogging, I will have to hand over the torch to you! :D

Great post, I love Mathri. I would rather have savory stuff than any sweets. Thali looks yum. Happy Holi to you, hugs! :)

Superchef said...

WOW!! that is quite a spread!!! happy holi to you too!!

Priya said...

Happy Holi Priyanka....wat a lovely platter, i cant take my eyes from the pics...u r tempting us with these delicious treats, can guess u had a blast at home..

Cham said...

Happy Holi Priyanka. How do u manage with ur little sweet heart to make so many stuffs :) Great tasty entries!

A_and_N said...

I love love Kachodis! :) Thanks for the recipe.

Meera said...

Happy Holi. Wonderful platter.

LG said...

oho...it looks soo tempting Pri..Did you blog mathri recipe earlier? I will try thekua sometime. You can send mathri and nimki to my Meals on Wheels too, coz we can take these to eat as snacks while travelling.

rekhas kitchen said...

Happy holi to you Priyanka wow so so mouthwatering dishes I think you had a blast I know about thekua but don't have the recipe thank you so much for the recipe

Priti said...

Wow so many things...now this is what Holi ...am really missing India now :(....the same procedure in our home too...gujja is must too !! Thanks for the mirchi ka aachar recipe...But it's diff to get the big red chilli here you know rite? ...Thanks for the entry and Wish you Happy Holi dear..hope cutie pie enjoyed it

Sharmila said...

Again a great post Priyanka! Thanks for the urad kachori recipe .. I've always wanted to make that. :-) Must try the thekuas also.

Simran said...

Wow! What a spread. Hope you had a wonderful holi.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely dishes..happy holi

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow your colorful anf flavourful platter makes me hungry. Wish I was there in D to celebrate with you...Hopw you had gr8 time...

romaspace said...

wow! Mouth watering delicacies for holi!

Thanks for participating in JFI-Wheat with urad kachoris.

homecooked said...

Hmmm...yummy treats! great post. The gujjiyas look delicious and so does the thandai!

Chitra said...

Great post,what an array of Holi special dishes!!nice pics:)Kachodis look yumm....

Divya Kudua said...

Great array of dishes Priyanka..mindblowing!!Hope you had a wonderful Holi..belated Holi wishes to you and your family!!

Sia said...

priyanka, how on earth u mange to cook so many things? u r a superb cook and that thali is a visual treat!

Happy cook said...

Next year for holi i am coming over to your place, looks like you had a wonderful celebration.

sowmya said...

wow..thats a feast..love everything on the thali..happy holi...hope you had a great holi..

DEESHA said...

Happy Holi to you Priyanka .. Hope you had a great time with colors

Yasmeen said...

Maazedaar pakwaan..happy holi to you:)

Madhumathi said...

Oh my!This is the real holi celebration..You have made so many items for holi..All are soo droolworthy..I haven't heard of thekua but i have eaten gujhia.Thanks for sharing the recipes..Keep rocking :)

Bhawna said...

i'm sure u guys had a wonderful holi with awasome food. Thanks for posting recipes for making it equally wonderful for us.

Vaishali said...

Wow, what a delicious spread. Belated wishes for a happy Holi!

Purva Desai said...

Holi ki Mubarakbad aap ko bhi.....Everything looks mouth watering yaar. I want to grab that thali...
Thank you for the lovely entry for the event.
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Sukanya said...

Yummy Priyanka....Wow!!! What a platter. I can see that you are enjoying in India. Festivals make me feel nostalgic and I realize how much Iam missing India.

SriLekha said...

it was a very nice great spread!
loved all the dishes!
belated holi wishes priyanka!

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Anisheetu said...

wonderful dishes... a bit late but still happy holi... enjoyed in India??? how's advay... luv to him..

Suma Rajesh said...

wooo thats soo much events ...great entry..looks mouthwatering ur platter..

Soma said...

Oh my goodness what a feast! reminding me of all these we had when we were in India during Holi in jaipur a few years back!! mouthwatering treats!
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