28 octobre 2009

Potager du Roi / King's Kitchen Garden, Versailles.

Potager du Roi In 1670, King Louis XIV appointed Jean-Baptiste La Quintinie (1624-1688) as the director of the royal fruit & vegetable garden. As per his request he constructed  a vegetable garden in a swampland popularly known as "l'Etang puant / Stinky Pond. The site was drained & filled with the rich soil from the Satory hills . The renowed architect, Mansart constructed the garden's terraces & walls. The garden is structured around a cental area called "Le Grand carré / Grand Square. The Grand square is again... [Lire la suite]
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26 octobre 2009

Koki - Sindhi's Roti

KOKIIngredients500 g flour2 tbsp ghee1 tsp salt2 green chillies (chopped)2 shallots (chopped)1 tbsp crushed coriander seeds1 tbsp crushed cumin seeds1 tbsp crushed dried pomegranate-anardana seeds(optional)Chopped coriander leaves200 ml water Oil  MethodMix all the  ingredients & keep aside 1 hour.Make evenly sized balls. Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it using a roller. Heat non stick pan . Spread oil on it .Cook the roll out paratha.Spread some oil & press the edges.Flip &  cook the other... [Lire la suite]
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23 octobre 2009

Enjoy Street Bharathanatyam by Jai Khalsa

Ganesha Pushpanjali by Jai - A dance in honor of Lord Ganesha, the elephant God, who is the remover of obstacles. Click & appreciate this talented non desi dancer
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23 octobre 2009

Apple Fondant / Fondant aux Pommes

Apple Fondant Ingredients4 apples (peel,core & thinly sliced using a mandoline) 20g butter50g sugar50g flour20g custurd powder10 cl milk (luke warm)2 eggs3 tsp baking powder1 tsp vanilla essenceA pinch of salt & cinnamon powderMethodPreheat the oven to 180°C.Cream together the butter, sugar & salt .Add beaten eggs.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.Dilute custurd powder in luke warm milk.Add this along with apple alices & mix well. Pour the batter into the greased cake... [Lire la suite]
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16 octobre 2009

Coconut Almond Rolls - Happy Diwali !

Coconut Almond RollsIngredients225 g dessicated coconut125g icing sugar3 tbsp condensed milkA pinch of saffran / yellow colour1/2 tsp cardomom powderFilling10g butter25 almonds 2 tbsp sugarMethod  Heat a sauce pan & mix the first four ingredients. Stir continuosly on  medium heat.When the mixture becomes thick add cardomom powder.Remove from heat & let it cool for 15mn.Coarsely grind almonds alonsg with sugar. Add butter & cardomom powder.Roll as shown in the photo.Pat the coconut mixture on a plastic wrapusing... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2009

Aloo Kachori - A Rajasthani Snack

Potato KachoriIngredients500 g flour200 ml water1 tbsp oil1 tsp saltoil for fryingFilling4 medium size potatoes (Quartered)2  onions (thinly sliced)2 green chillies (half slit)A piece of ginger (chopped)1 leek (thinly sliced)1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp musturd seeds1 tsp urud dal seedsCurry leaves / coriander leavesSalt to tasteMethod Boil the quartered potatoes in salted water until tender (20 mn).Drain & let it cool. Peel , mash it & keep aside.Heat oil in a pan. Splutter musturd seeds.Add urud dal & fry .Fry... [Lire la suite]
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12 octobre 2009

Words By Boyzone - RIP Stephen Gately

Song: Words by Boyzone. Album: A Different Beat 1996.
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08 octobre 2009

Leek- Beans Stir Fry

Leek- Beans Stir FryIngredients 3 leeks thinly sliced100 g french beans (chopped)1 onions (chopped)1/2 tsp musturd seeds1/2 tsp urud dal seeds1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp chilli powder2 tbsp waterSalt to tasteOil for fryingCurry leaves MethodHeat oil in a pan. Splutter musturd seeds & then fry urud dal seeds to light brownThen add chopped onions & fry till light golden brown.Add chopped beans along with chilli powder, tumeric powder & salt.Then add leek & stir fry for 5 min.Cover & cook for 2 min, with 2 tbsp... [Lire la suite]
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02 octobre 2009


BrowniesIngredients60g flour150g sugar150g butter3 eggs250g black chocolate 2 tbsp water1/2 tsp cinnamon powderChopped pecan nuts1/2 tsp cinnamon powderMethod Break the chocolate bar & add 2 tbsp water.Melt in microwave oven 2 mn.Add butter & mix well.In another bowl beat eggs & sugar.Sieve the flour&  fold into the cake mixture.Add chocolate butter mixture, chopped nuts  & mix well.Pour the batter into the greased cake pan(rectangular). Preheat oven to -Th 180°C &. bake for 15mn. Turn off the... [Lire la suite]
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