24 juin 2010

Nation wide strike in France against pension reforms

Today thousands marched on the streets to protest aginst pension reforms.There's a descripency between the Police count & the trade unions. The count in major cities are given below - Paris Union : 130,000   Police : 47,000Marseille Union : 300,000   Police: 20,000LyonUnion : 25,000   Police: 11,000Judge by yourselfWho's telling the Truth ?                   & Who's poor in Maths ?
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24 juin 2010

Scrambled Eggs with Moringa leaves

Scrambled Eggs with Moringa leavesIngredients 2 eggs beaten1 cup Moringa leaves3 shallots (chopped)1 green chilli (chopped)A piece of ginger(chopped)1 tbsp oilSalt to tastePepper powder + Curry LeavesMethodSeparate moringa leaves from the stalk , wash & keep aside.Heat oil in a nonstick pan.Fry chopped (shallots,ginger,chilli) for a while.Then add moringa leaves & salt.Add beaten eggs & stir continuosly with a wooden spatule..When scrambled, garnish with pepper powder & curry leaves.Make a sandwich & serve.
20 juin 2010

Cochin - The Queen of the Arabian Sea

Cochin Centuaries ago "Muchiripattinam"- the capital of Chera Dynasty, was a prosperous seaport at the mouth of the Periyar River.  Trade & commerce flourished during their reign. [ In Kerala, the winds of the south-west monsoon blows in from the direction of Africa & the winds of the north-east monsoon sweeps away from the coast ] .The Arab traders took advantage of this natural phenomenon & set sail (Dhows) towards India from June- Aug & returned with spices in Oct -Dec. The word `monsoon' derived from the... [Lire la suite]
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16 juin 2010

Silk Cotton Tree - Ceiba pentandra

The Kapok Tree The Kapok tree is common in India. It produces several seed pods & each pod contains black seeds surrounded by fluffy cotton. Must be harvested before it opens, otherwise it will be nuisance for neighbours. In Kerala , this cotton is used to stuff mattresses & pillows.Unnakayi - the sweet of Malabar is made in the shape of these pods.
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14 juin 2010

Unnakkai / Sweet Cotton Pods - Malabar Muslim Delicacy

Unnakkai Ingredients 2 plantains (half ripe)2 eggs beaten2 cups freshly grated coconut / dessicated2 tbsp sugar1 tsp sugar5 cardomom podsA pinch of salt2 tbsp waterRaisins & Cashews2 tbsp gheeOil for fryingMethodBlend cardomom grains with sugar & keep aside.Steam cook plantains & mash it .Heat ghee in a pan.Fry raisins & chopped cashews.Then add grated coconut & fry for a while.Add sugar & then beaten egg.When scrambled , add cardomom powder & keep aside.Grease both your hands with oil.Take a lemon sized... [Lire la suite]
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10 juin 2010

WAKA WAKA - Official Song World Cup 2010 by Shakira

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08 juin 2010

Stir Fried Kovakka / Ivy Gourd

Kovakka VaravuIngredients 250 g kovakka (vertically sliced)2 onions (chopped)2 tbsp dessicated coconut/ freshly grated1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp chilli powder2 tbsp waterSalt to tasteCurry leavesOil for fryingTo temper2 tbsp oil 1/2 tsp musturd seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds1 dried red chilli1/2 tsp urud dal seedsCurry leaves MethodDeep fry the sliced kovakka in a pan or in deep fryer.Remove using a slotted spoon & drain on a kitchen paper. Heat oil in a pan .Splutter musturd seeds along with cumin seeds & urud daal seeds.Then... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2010

K'naan's Waving Flag

Wavin' Flag lyricsOooooooooooooh, woooooooooohh, hohohoOooooooooooooh, woooooooooohh, hohohoGive me freedom, give me fire, give me reason, take me higherSee the champions, take the field now, you define us, make us feel proudIn the streets are, exaliftin, every loser, in ambitionCelebration, its around us, every nations, all around usSinging forever young, singing songs underneath that sunLets rejoice, in the beautiful gameAnd together at the end of the dayWE ALL SAY…When I get older, I will be strongerthey’ll call me freedom,... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2010

Steamed Moringa-Ila Rotti

Drumstick Leaves Rotti Ingredients1 cup fresh moringa leaves2 cups rice powder 1 tsp fennel seeds1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 green chilli1 tsp saltA piece of ginger3 tbsp dessicated coconut / 3 tbsp freshly grated coconut2 shallotsCurry leavesLuke warm waterMethodSeparate moringa leaves from the stalk , wash & keep aside.Coarsely grind coconut, chilli, shallots, ginger, curry leaves & fennel seeds in a blender.  Add moringa leaves , salt & the blended mixture to the rice powder.Mix with sufficient amount of water to get... [Lire la suite]
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