Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Rakshabandhan 2013

last week was Rakshabandhan

this year I kept it simple as I had oil painting class the same day didn't prepare anything special except for Sevai and Coconut rice which was paired with plain chapati ,stir fried cauliflower with potato ,coriander chutney and cucumber onion raita.

Advay's cousion had sent Rakhi from India

,sharing some pics of the celebration
the above pic is of Rakhi thali
She had sent roli,candy along with rakhi which I have kept in the decorated plate

 Recipe of Coconut Rice is inspired from cook book
Recipe name - Coconut Rice
Cooked rice two cup
onion sliced one
ginger grated one fourth tsp
urad dal one tsp
chana dal one tsp
mustard seeds half tsp
cumin seeds half tsp
curry leaves eight
dried red chili crushed two
fried cashews two tbsp
dessicated coconut two tbsp
salt as per taste
heat oil in non stick wok,once hot lower the flame
add the cumin and mustard seeds,followed by chana dal,urad dal and dried red chili
once the dal changes colour add the sliced onion and ginger
keep stirring till onion starts changing colour
add salt,curry leaves,dessicated coconut ,cashew and rice
stir till all the flavors have combined ,
serve warm.
recipe of coriander chutney blogged here 
recipe of sevai blogged here 
recipe of allo gobhi matar sabzi blogged here

thats all friends,wish you all happy festive week ahead.
linking this post to
the weekly story week 30 hosted by Colours Dekor.
Foodabulous Fest event hosted this month by Nivedhanam.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Phalahar meal for Shravan Month and Varalakshmi Pooja pics

Today is the last monday of the holy Shravan month which ends tomorrow ,prepared simple meal of dahi wale phalahari alloo and kuttu paratha for the fasting.

recipe name  phalahari alloo dahi wale /curried potato in yougurt sauce
recipe source my friend
three potatoes boiled ,peeled and cubed
green chili two sliced
cumin seeds one tsp 
oil or ghee to cook two tsp
rock salt /sendha namak as per taste 
curd beaten half cup
heat oil in non stick pan,once hot lower the flame 
add cumin seed and green chili and let it splutter
add the cubed potato and let it cook till its brown 
once the potatoes have evenly browned add the beaten curd 
stir for five minutes and let it simmer for another five minutes
season with sendha namak/rock salt and garnish with chopped coriander leaves
serve warm with kuttu paratha /buckwheat flour paratha
recipe of the kuttu paratha blogged here.

Last week was invited to attend Vara Lakshmi Pooja Ceremony at friends place 
sharing with you all few pics of the Pooja Ceremony
Goddess Lakshmi 

Varalakshmi Pooja 
all the diyas lit up 
clicked few pics of the Puran Poli preparation too

linking this post to 
the weekly story week 29 hosted by Colours Dekor.
Thats all guys,wish you all happy week ahead
take care and happy blogging.

Monday, August 05, 2013

Phalahari stirfried paneer with coriander chutney ,

I know its been a while since I published anything ,have been very busy since past one month as I am doing something which I had longed to do heres a glimpse of what I have been learning

 today  thought of stealing some minutes to write this post :-)
Sharing with you all simple fasting recipe for the ongoing Shravan Month monday fasting 

Recipe name Pan fried cottage cheese with coriander chutney 
cottage cheese one cup thawed
sendha namak/rock salt as per taste
black pepper powder one fourth tsp
pinch of red chili powder
oil to cook one tbsp
heat oil in non stick wok,once oil is hot lower the flame
add the drained cottage cheese and keep turning till they are evenly browned
sprinkle rock salt,black pepper powder andred chili powder
once they are evenly cooked remove and keep them on kitchen towel.
serve them warm with coriander chutney and a bowl of curd

for the coriander chutney
grind the chopped coariander leaves with half of tomato ,a green chili,one fourth inch of ginger,roack salt and per taste .
wish you all happy week ahead

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the weekly story week 27 hosted by Colours Dekor.
take care and happy blogging.