27 septembre 2007

Greek Meat Balls / Keftedes

Greek Meat BallsIngredients2 green chilliesA piece of ginger2 garlic cloves2 onions500 g hamburger meat / ground meat2 eggsSalt to tasteChopped coriader leavesOil for fryingMethodBlend first four ingredients in a mixer & add to the ground meat.Mix the rest of the ingredients & keep in the refrigerator for 15 mn. Make evenly sized balls , roll in flour & deep fry till golden brown.Serve as a starter along with pitta bread.
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25 septembre 2007

Blackberry jam

Blackberry jamIngredients1 bowl blackberries3/4 bowl sugarJuice of one lemon1 cinnamon stick1/4 tsp cinnamon powderMethodGently heat a saucepan with first four ingredients.Simmer & let it to boil.Stir constantly in medium heat.Boil until setting point is reached.Remove from heat & fill in the airtight containers. Thanks to Kids who went for blackberrying in the near by woods to prepare this brilliant coloured jam.These thorny shrubs are found in French forests, road sides & nearby fences. Mulberry is an... [Lire la suite]
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23 septembre 2007

Breizh Parade Paris 2007

Breizh Parade Paris 2007 - Cerclesenvoyé par benporkofer Today it's "Breizh Parade" in Paris. The people in the Brittany region of France rocked Champs Elysées with their celtic music.There were 3000 musiciens & dancers.
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19 septembre 2007

Akki Rotti

 Akki RottiIngredients2 cups rice powder2 tbsp dessicated coconut2 shallots finely chopped1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp cumin seeds1 green chilli finely chopped1 tsp saltChopped coriander leaves1 1/2 cup warm waterMethodMix all the ingredients & keep aside for 1 hour.Make lemon sized balls.Take a dough ball & pat it into thick rotti using some oil.Heat a non stick pan , grease & cook the rotti.Flip & cook the other side. Repeat the process with other dough balls. Serve with Veg/Non veg Curry. ... [Lire la suite]
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15 septembre 2007

Modak- Lord Ganesha's favourite sweet

Modak Ingredients2 cups rice powder11/2 cup luke warm water50g ghee / butterA pinch of salt5 tbsp fresh coconut / dessicated coconut5 jagerry cubesRaisins & cashewscardomom powder MethodMix the first four ingredients & keep aside for 1 hour. Gently heat jaggery & water to make a syrup.Remove from fire & strain it.Add coconut,raisins, cashews & keep it in medium heat. When it becomes thick, remove from fire. Grease the modak mould.Take a dough ball, put it it mould & press.Then fill in a tsp. full of coconut mix... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2007

Ganesh Bajan

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07 septembre 2007

Chole / Channa daal curry

Chole Ingredients500g channa  / canned garbanzo beans2 onions (chopped)2 tomatoes (chopped)1 tbsp coriander powder1 tsp salt1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 green chillies + 1 piece of ginger (chopped)MethodSoak channa dal overnight & pressure cook.If you are using canned, drain the water & keep aside.Heat oil & fry onions till light golden brown.Add ginger -chilli paste & fry again.Then add coriander powder, turmeric powder & salt.Stir for a while & then add chopped tomatoes. Add some water & cook it .If... [Lire la suite]
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05 septembre 2007


Batura Ingredients200g flour ( 2 glasses)125g yogurt10 g fresh yeast1/2 glass luke warm water1/2 tsp saltOil for fryingMethodDilute yeast in luke warm water with 1 tsp sugar . Set aside for 15 minuites.Mix all the ingredients & knead well.Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for 1 hour.Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it into thick disc. ( 8/10 cm discs).Repeat the process with other dough balls. Heat plenty of oil.Gently slip the disc in hot oil.When batura pops fully, splash hot oil on the top.Turn over &... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2007

Ipomoea multifida- Cardinal Climber

Ipomoea  multifidaIpomoea  multifida / Red Morning Glory is a cardinal climber. In Kerala we do have another variety "Ipomoea quamoclit " commonly known as "narayani poovu/ minni poovu".    
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