29 mai 2009

Malaysian Prawn Sambal

Malaysian  Prawn Sambal Ingredients1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder10 shallots 3 garlic clovesA piece of ginger1/2 tsp dried shrimp paste (optional)***500g  tiger prawns ( fresh/frozen)Tamarind (lemon size)2 onions (thinly sliced)2 tomatoes (thinly sliced)Curry leaves / Coriander leavesOil for frying Method Blend first five ingredients into a fine paste .Add 1 tsp oil , mix well &  keep aside.In a bowl of water soak tamarind & keep aside.Shell, devein and wash prawns using salt and... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2009

South -West Monsoon hits Kerala.

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25 mai 2009

Cong You Bing / Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Chinese Scallion PancakesIngredients500 g flour200 ml water75g butter1 tsp salt8 spring onions (scallions)Sesame oil /Veg oilMethodBoil water with butter & salt  .Add to the flour & knead well.Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for 1 hour.Wash & dice spring onions. Spray some more flour & knead it again .Make evenly sized balls. Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it using a roller.Brush some oil , sprinkle diced scallions & roll out as in photo given below.Stretch it & roll out as... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2009

Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple - Bangalore

Gangadeshwara Cave Temple Gavi Gangadeshwara Temple is an ancient monolith temple carved around a 3000 years old natural cave (vedic period).  "Gavi" means cave in kannada. Ancient temple was built around 9th centuary and poojas were conducted by Sage Gouthama & Sage Bharadwaja. Now their ancient dieties are kept beside the main shrine.  Later  in 16th centuary Kempe Gowda renovated it to celebrate his release after 5yr imprisonement by Rama Raya. Every year in January (14th/15th) , devotees visit this... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2009

Bangalore - Capital of Karnataka

Bangalore - Garden City of India Photo taken from the top of one of the Kempe Gowda Towers Legend says that in 13th centuary , Hoysala King Veera Ballala  got lost on an hunting expedition . Tired and hungry, he was offered boiled beans by an old lady. Overwhelmed with gratitude, he named this area as "Benda-kaal-ooru", which means "City of Cooked  Beans".  Later British renamed as Bangalore.Bangalore /  Bengaluru  is the capital of Karnataka state & the fifth largest city in... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

Jackfruit seeds Stir Fry - Kerala Special

Chakka Kuru Thoran     Ingredients1 tsp cumin seeds1 green chilli3 tbsp dessicated coconut / freshly grated coconut2 shallotsFew curry leaves25 Jack fruit seeds 1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powderSalt to tasteCurry leavesFor tempering1 tbsp coconut oil / any other oil1/2 tsp musturd seed1 dried chilliCurry leavesMethodRemove the outer white skin of the jackfruit seeds & soak them for an hour in water.Using a knife scrape the brown inner skin & cut it lenghthwise. Coarsely grind first five ingredients... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2009

Bollywood - Ghajini

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13 mai 2009

Mouthwatering Plantain treats from Kerala

Plantain treats of Kerala Banana Chips & Sharkara Upperi  ( fried banana coated with jagerry  ) are the famous tea time snacks of Kerala, but Upperi (quartered banana chips) are served along with rice. Calicut Banana chips are the best. Can be bought from Rly station. Can buy & enjoy frying from a shop on the highway. Address : Calicut Banana Products , Chakkorathukulam - Calicut 11 , tel 2368575Plantain farms of Kerala                  ... [Lire la suite]
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