31 juillet 2009

Bread Pakoda - A Teatime Snack

Bread PakodaIngredientsAn egg1 green chilli (finely chopped)2 tbsp of gram flour 1 big onion ( finely chopped)A piece of ginger ( finely chopped)Curry leaves/ Coriander leaves (finely choped)Salt to taste6 slices of breadWaterOil for frying MethodBeat egg with all the chopped ingredients .Add gram flour & sufficient amount of water to get a thick batter.Cover the bowl & keep aside for 20mn.Cut off the edges of the bread slices & then cut into rectangle shape. Dip each slice of bread in the prepared batter & deep fry... [Lire la suite]
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29 juillet 2009

Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore, India.

Vidhana Soudha Vidhana Soudha houses the Legislative Assembly of the  Karnataka State. Former Chief Minister Mr Kengal Hanumanthiah (1951-1956) took initiative to construct this magnificient building under the supervision of Chief Engineer Late B.R Manickam. Foundation stone was laid by the then Prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 13th July 1951. It took 4 years to complete this Neo-Dravidian style building & is popularly known as the "Taj Mahal of South India ". This is the largest legislative building... [Lire la suite]
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22 juillet 2009

Rice balls with Jagerry - Malabar Delicacy

Ari UndaIngredients2 cups roasted rice powder (riz étuvé)1 cup grated coconut / dessicated coconut8 cubes of jagerryA pinch of salt1/2 tsp cardomom powder3 tbsp gheeMethodDry roast rice , till the grains are brown & crunchy.Keep aside to cool & then blend into fine powder.Gently heat jaggery & water to make a thick syrup.Strain it & keep aside.Heat the strained jagerry in a thick bottomed vessel along with coconut & ghee. When the mixture thickens,  add roasted rice powder.Stir well  so that the powder is... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2009

Crunchy Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut Butter BrowniesIngredients 3 tbsp peanut butter150g flour125g sugar2 eggs 1/2  tsp cinnamon powder50g butter2 tsp baking powderA pinch of salt1/2 cup milkTopping70g chopped peanuts (salted & grilled)1 tbsp sugar1/2 tsp cinnamon powder MethodPreheat the oven to 180°C.Cream together the butter, sugar , salt & peanut butter .Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.Add beaten egg .If the batter is thick add some milk.Pour the batter into the greased cake pan .Prepare topping by... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2009

Kempfort Shiva Temple , Bangalore, India

Shiva Temple This 65 ft  statue of Lord Shiva is said to be one of the largest Shiva idol in the world. Lord Shiva is in the lotus position with two hands on the lap & other two hands carrying damaru & trident. River Ganga flows from his matted locks. The gigantic statue with Mount Kailash background is quite impressive. This temple is situated in the Airport Road, just behind "Total" supermarket. This modern temple is like Versailles Palace :) Everthing must be paid separately  - Entrance fee,... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2009

Red Capsicum Chutney

Red Capsicum Chutney Ingredients2 tsp urud dal (black gram)1 tbsp pottu-kadala (Channa dal )1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 Red capsicum/bell pepper3 shallots1 green chilli3 garlic cloves A piece of gingerA string of curry leavesSalt to tasteOil for fryingFor tempering1/2 tsp musturd seeds1 dried chilliFew curry leavesMethodHeat oil in a sauce pan & fry first two ingredients.When golden brown drain in a kitchen paper.Grind into fine powder along with cumin seeds & keep aside. In the same sauce pan , fry all the other ingredients.Blend... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2009

Dodda Ganapathi Temple, Bangalore , India

Dodda Ganapathi TempleJust adjacent to the Bull  Temple is the Dodda Ganapathi Temple. Importance of this temple is that the Ganesh idol  is made of 110kg of butter. Every four years the diety of butter is broken & distributed to devotees.
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09 juillet 2009

Bull Temple, Bangalore, India.

Bull Temple This dravidian style temple was built by Kempe Gownda in 16th centuary.  Bull temple is located in Basavanagundi at the top of Bugle hill. This majestic bull  is carved out of a single granite stone.   In kannada "Basava" means bull. Monolithic Nandi is 4.5 m height & 6.5m long & an iron plate is over it's head to stop growing.  It 's  said that Vishwa Bharathi  river originates from the feet of this sacred bull.          ... [Lire la suite]
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06 juillet 2009

Mini Cherry Clafoutis

Mini Cherry Clafoutis Ingredients100g Flour10cl milk50g sugar10cl liquid cream2 eggs1 /2 tsp nutmeg powder200g cerises MethodPreheat oven 180°C .Beat eggs. Add flour & sugar. Pour cream into the prepared mixture.Stir thoroughly ( without ant lumps).Butter the ramekins. Pour the prepared custurd & arrange cherries on the top.Bake for 20- 25mn & serve warm.
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