24 février 2010

Spicy Plantain Curry

Spicy Plantain CurryIngredients1 green plantain (skinned & quartered)1 tsp salt1 tsp red chilli powder1/2 tsp turmeric powder2 tomatoes (chopped)Coriander leavesMasala1 tbsp coriander seeds1/2 tsp musturd seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 clove3 black pepper cornsTemper 1 tsp musturd seeds1 tsp urud dal seedsA spring of curry leaves  Method Dry roast all the masala ingredients & then grind to fine powder.  Heat oil in a pan. Splutter musturd seeds & then fry urud dal seeds to light brown.Then add chopped tomatoes &... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2010

Steamed Brocoli Roti

Brocoli RotiIngredients 10 brocoli  florets2 cups rice powder 2 eggs (beaten)1 tsp fennel seeds1 green chilli1 tsp saltA piece of ginger2 tbsp dessicated coconut / 2 tbsp freshly grated coconut2 shallotsCurry leavesLuke warm waterMethodCoarsely grind brocoli,coconut, chilli, shallots, ginger, curry leaves & fennel seeds in a blender.  Add beaten egg, salt & blended mixture to the rice powder.Mix with sufficient amount of water to get a stiff dough.Keep aside for one hour.Take a lemon sized dough ball on ur left... [Lire la suite]
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16 février 2010

Orchids of the Luxembourg Garden, Paris.

  Orchids of the Luxembourg Garden The French Senate hosts an Orchid Exibition to mark the 150th anniversary of their collection. Thousands of Parisians lined up in snow to travel through the rain forests of Asia, Africa & America. An unforgettable journey in the realm of incredible colours, unbelievable shapes and sizes.This adventure started in 1836, when a Brazilian Doctor donated some Orchids to the Paris Medical College at Chartreux. Later in 1859, orchids were trasferred to Luxembourg Garden. Ever since, the botanists... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2010

Kalakand for Valentine's Day

KalakandIngredients250 g Ricotta cheese200g sweetened condensed milk (1/2 tin) A pinch of saffron5 cardomom pods1 tbsp sugarChopped Almonds / Pistachios MethodBlend cardomom with sugar  & keep aside.Take ricotta cheese in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add  condensed milk & mix with a wooden spatule.Stir continuously over medium heat.When the mixture leaves the sides of the pan, remove from fire . Add cardomom & saffrom & mix well.  Pat it onto a greased dish & cut into desired shapes.   Happy... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2010

BC Place Stadium , Vancouver , Canada.

BC Place Stadium BC place Stadium is the largest air supported domed stadium in the world.It 's located on the northside of False Creek which was  inaugurated on 19th July 1983 & seats 60,000. World Expo 1986 was held here.This is the venue of the opening & closing ceremony of 2010 Winter Olympic Games. It's the first Indoor Olympic stadium in the history of olympics. Photo taken from the top of the Vancouver Lookout Tower.
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11 février 2010

Hai Apna dil to awara -SOLVA SAAL

Movie : SOLVA SAAL(1958) Actors : Dev Anand, Waheeda Rehman Song : Hai Apna dil to awara by Hemant Kumar Music :  S D BURMAN   
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08 février 2010

Couscous - National Dish of France

Couscous Ingredients3 cups of couscous grains (brocken wheat)3 1/2 cups of water1 tsp salt50g of butter ***6 Merguez sausages2 stock cubes10 meat balls***3 carrots (chopped)1 turnip (chopped)2 potatoes (chopped)2 Onions ( chopped)3 Tomatoes ( chopped) / 1 tbsp tomato purée2 courgettes (chopped)1 cup cooked channa daal(garbanzo)***3 garlic clovesA piece of ginger1 tbsp paprika powder1 tbsp coriander powder1 tsp red chilli powder ( 1tsp Harissa)1/2 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp ground black pepper***3 tbsp olive oilCoriander leaves Method ... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2010

It's Pancake Day - Roti Jala / Malaysian Lacy Pancakes/ Valayappam

    Roti Jala  Ingredients210g flour (Type 45)2 eggs (beaten)1/2 tsp salt1/2tsp turmeric powder240ml luke warm milk80 ml water Method Mix first four ingredients (without any lumps) in a bowl .Add milk & stir again. Keep aside for half an hour.If the batter is thick, add some more milk. Heat a nonstick pan / griddle with little oil. Using a roti jala maker, make lacy pancakes.When cooked , fold into half & then to quarter .Serve with chicken curry.   If you don't have a roti jala maker, just make some... [Lire la suite]
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01 février 2010

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi, Geneva, Switzerland.

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled on Nov 14th 2007, to  commemorate the 60th anniversary of  Indo - Swiss  friendship ( Treaty & Amity - Aug 14th 1948 ). This is also  a gift of the Indian Government to the City of Geneva, for it's role in promoting peace, harmony & friendship.Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Ariana Park, Avenue de la PaixGeneva.
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