Thursday, August 31, 2006

Annam Payasam / Paramannam

This recipe is for Vineela's JFI for milk and the product is MILK.
I made this for Vinayaka Chavithi.

My god there are so manythings that came into mind when I saw the ingredient as Milk.
I love this payasam so much and the place where I came from we call it Bellam(Jaggery) Paayasam. This is a must payasam for Sankranthi and for house warming. This tastes really good with dal and ghee. I used to hate this when I am back home where I can get it all the time but now I am craving to get that taste. I tried my best and happy for the outcome.
Coming to recipe I got it from Indira's Mahanandi. I used both jaggery and sugar and didn't make that thick. I cant wait to get it thick and more over I like it on little milky side.

Come on bring the bowls and spoons and help yourselves.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Happy Independence to all

India's flag was adopted on July 22, 1947, after India became independent from Great Britain. The flag was based upon the design of the flag of the Indian National Congress.
The Indian flag has three equal horizontal bars (saffron, white and green) with a blue Dharma Chakra (the wheel of law) in the center. The wheel has 24 spokes, representing the 24 hours in a day (at the end of each spoke is a dark blue half-moon).
The orange (deep saffron) symbolizes courage and sacrifice (saffron is the sacred color of Hinduism). The white stands for peace, unity and truth. The green stands for faith (Islam) and fertility. The blue symbolizes the sky and the ocean. The height of this flag is two-thirds the width.
Jai Hind

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Egg curry

I guess those who dont prefer to eat boiled egg can make this curry. It can be made fast and easy.I made the curry with greenpeppers, tomatoes and onions.

Boil the eggs while you make this curry .
Follow the routine beat till you fry onions(popu bla bla bla), then add chopped capsicum(chop them to approx 1" pieces) and let the whole mix steam for a while till Capsicum softens.Add tomatoes, add salt, masala powder and chillypowder. Add water if required (if you want more gravy). Let it cook for sometime.
Make small cuts on the egg and add to the curry. Let the eggs absorb little flavour and turn off the heat. Delicious and simple Egg curry is waiting for you.. It tastes good with rice.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Naan and Chana Masala

Its been a while I posted on my blog. I am busy with my work and hosting guests these days. I like Chana masala verymuch. It is easy curry that can be made for Gettogethers. I used to make this curry from our house for any get together in the University.
I bought the Naan in Trader Joe's. It is really good.

1 Can Chickpeas
1 onion
2-3 green chillies
1 or 2 Tomatoes
Masala Powder
Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
Salt and chilly powder according to your taste
Make the popu, fry onions and chillies, ginger garlic paste,after onions get fried little bit add tomatoes and close the lid, let the tomoatoes get little mushy and add chickpeas. Add salt, Chilly powder and Garam masala and let it cook for 5-10 min. Add little water and stir it. When the curry is cooked add yougurt and mix it. Yummy chana curry is ready.

Tip: If you want more gravy in the curry, microwave 1/4 of chickpeas ( from Can) for 1 min and blend it in food processor. Add this mixture after you add tomatoes and before adding whole chickpeas.