31 mars 2008

Steamed Jackfruit Cake

Chakka AdaIngredients 2 cups rice powder  1 cup of coconut milk1 cup mashed jackfruit2 tbsp freshly grated coconut/ dessicated coconut3 tbsp sugar  / 5 jaggery cubesRaisins & chopped cashews1/2 tsp cardomom powderA pinch of saltMethod Blend pitted jackfruit into a fine paste.If the jackfruit is not that ripe, cook for 5mn in water & then blend.Mix all the ingredients & keep aside for sometime. Place a plastic cover on a plate. Take a lemon sized dough ball & flatten on it .Fold it into semicircles &... [Lire la suite]
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29 mars 2008

Carrot-Mint Paratha

Carrot-Pudina ParathaIngredients 4 carrots2 green chilliesA piece of gingerHandfull of mint leaves500 g flour250 ml luke warm water1 tsp saltOil Method Blend first four ingredients in a mixer & add to the flour.Mix all the other ingredients & keep aside for 2/3 hours.Make evenly sized balls. Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it using a roller. Heat non stick pan . Spread oil on it .Add the roll out chappathi.Spread some oil & press the edges.Flip &  cook the other side.Repeat the process with other balls.... [Lire la suite]
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24 mars 2008

Auteuil Steeplechase Racecourse.

Hippodrome d'AuteuilFor Easter, Hippodrome d'Auteuil was opened to public.They offered several activities for kids - Pony Riding, Egg hunt & Merry- Go-Ground. Wow! I saw horse racing  for the first time in my life. At the final lap, crazy public were shouting "Allez -- Allez".Funny indeed to see a  man with an oxygen cylinder queuing up to bet.Hippodrome d'Auteuil is the sole steeple-chase racecourse in Paris. This 33 hectare racecourse is located in the XVI eme arrondisement of Paris, close to Bois de... [Lire la suite]
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23 mars 2008

Jardin d'Acclimatation, Paris.

Easter Egg Hunting in "Jardin d'Acclimatation" Leonidas conducted Easter egg hunting for kids in a Parisienne garden - Jardin d'Acclimatation.This garden is situated in the XVI eme arrondisement of Paris. To celebrate this event, Leonidas made a 1.80m  chocolate sculpture.Above all they distributed 20,000 chocolate eggs for kids.
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20 mars 2008

It's Spring

C'est le printemps !!!
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18 mars 2008

Yummy Easter pancakes

Pancake with Raisins   Ingredients250g flour2 tbsp sugar30g melted butter30g butter15g fresh yeast2 eggsa pinch of salt250 ml milk1 cup raisins1/2 tsp cinnamon powder MethodDilute yeast in 100 ml warm milk. In a bowl , whisk together egg +milk+sugar +salt.Pour the egg mixture & butter to flour & mix thoroughly  (without any lumps).Keep aside for half an hour.Add raisins & cinnamon powder. Heat a nonstick pan / griddle with little oil. Pour a spoon full of batter.Cover & cook until it's covered with... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2008

Cabbage Vada

Cabbage Vada Ingredients 1/4 cabbage (finely sliced)2 finely sliced onions1 tsp chilli powder1 egg1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ginger paste / chopped ginger1 tsp salt3 tbsp gram flourmint leaves / coriander leaves ( chopped)Oil for fryingMethod Mix first seven ingredients & keep aside for some time.Add the gram flour & mix.If the batter is thick add some water.Keep aside for another 5mn. Heat oil in a  frying pan.Pour 1 tbsp full of the batter. U can prepare 4/5 vada's  at the same time . Cook both sides of the vada... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2008

Radish Yogurt Curry - Kalan

Radish Moru CurryIngredients1 bunch of radish2 tomatoes3 yogurts (125 g each)1 tbsp oil.1 glass water1 tsp salt2 tbsp coconut paste (optional)1/2 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp chilli powder1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds. 1/2 tsp cumin powdercurry leaves.Method Wash & cut radishes in strips *4. Cut the tomatoes & keep aside.Heat oil in a pan & add mustard seeds.When in pops, add radishes & tomatoes.  Stir for a while.Add salt, turmeric powder,chilli powder ,cumin seeds.Stir for a while & add water.Simmer... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2008

Opéra de Paris

Palais GarnierPalais Garnier -  the world's largest theatre & opera house was inaugurated on Jan 5th 1875.This architectural masterpiece was designed by Charles Garnier on the request of  Napoléon III.This is situated in the IX th arrondisement of Paris. Theatre's front façade is richly decorated & symmetrical.Opéra is 11000 m² & seats 2200. 
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05 mars 2008

Black Gram Vada

Uzhunnu VadaIngredients 2 cups urud dal powder2 green chillies (chopped)3 shallots (chopped)A piece of ginger ( chopped)1/2 tsp baking powderSalt to tasteChopped curryleavesWater to make a thick batterOil for fryingMethod Mix first seven ingredients with water to make a thick batter.Keep aside for some time.Heat oil in a  frying pan.Dip your hands in water / oil.Take a lemon size ball of the the batter & make a hole in the middle.Deep fry vada's  until golden brown.Remove using a slotted spoon & drain on a kitchen... [Lire la suite]
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