12 octobre 2010

Chottanikkara Temple, Thripoonithura,Cochin

Chottanikkara Rajarajeshwari Temple The Chottanikkara Rajarajeshwari Temple is located 15km northwest of Cochin. The whole temple complex consists of  Melekkavu & Keezhekaavu. The Melekkavu diety Rajarajeshwari is worshipped along with Lord Vishnu. The laterite idol of the Bhagavathi & the granite idol of Mahavishnu are on the same pedestal. They are not fixed to the ground but  rests on sand bed. Everyday the temple opens at 4 am & it's believed that  Mookambika Devi attends this pooja & then goes to... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2010

Crispy Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks

Fried Chicken Drumsticks Ingredients2 eggs (beaten)2 tbsp Dijon musturd1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepperSalt to taste6 chicken drumsticks (skinned)2 cups bread crumbs2 tbsp dried herbs (herbes de Provence)Oil MethodSkin the chicken drumsticks & keep aside.Mix the first five ingredients in a pan. Then marinate it with the chicken & keep in the refrigerator for 3 hours.Take another pan & mix breadcrumbs with herbs. Drendge each drumstick in the breadcrumbs & shake off excess.Place them on a... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2010

Spectacular Opening Ceremony of Commom Wealth Games 2010 - Delhi

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27 septembre 2010

Chocolate Bun

Chocolate BunIngredients 500g flour25g fresh yeast70g butter200ml milk75g sugarAn eggA pinch of salt50g chocolate chips25g walnuts (chopped)25g sultanas3 tbsp chocolate powderFor glaze1 egg yolk1 tbsp milkMethodPreheat oven to 180°.Dilute yeast in luke warm milk.Mix all the other ingredients & knead for 10mnKeep the dough it in the fridge for 1 hour. Then add chopped nuts, raisins & chocolate chips.Then put the dough on a greased baking tray & allow to rise for half an hour.Beat an egg yolk in a tbsp milk & glaze the... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2010

Chayote Squash Lentil Curry

Chayote Squash Parippu CurryIngredients1/2 tsp cumin seeds1/4 tsp turmeric powder 2 tbsp freshly grated coconut1 chayote squash(christophene/chow-chow)1 cup lentils (parippu)2 garlic cloves1 tsp cumin seeds1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp tumeric powder1 tsp saltFor seasoning1 tbsp grated coconut1 tsp musturd seeds1 dried red chilliCurry leaves Method Grind the first three ingredients into smooth paste & keep aside.Peel chayote & cut into small pieces.Cook lentils with sufficient amount of water with garlic & cumin seeds. When... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2010

Koder House, Fort Kochi.

Koder House This magnificent Red Mansion was built in 1808 by a prominent Jewish business man Samuel S. Koder. He was a honorary consul to the Dutch. The Koders emigrated to Kochi from Iraq.(Baghdadi Jews). The Koder Family played an important role in the development of Cochin. It was he who established the first electrical company called  Cochin Electric Company. They had a chain of department stores all over Kerala & they introduced ferry transport in Cochin. The "Koder House" was constructed in an Indo-European style... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

Rfiss - An Algerian Sweet

RfissIngredients 250 g date paste3 tbsp cane sugar250 g roasted rice powder (riz étuvé) 100 g salted butter 5 cardomom podsMethod Dry roast rice grains, till the grains are brown & crunchy. Keep aside to cool & then blend into fine powder.Blend cardomom grains with a spoonfull of sugar.Gently heat butter & sugar in  heavy bottomed pan. Add the dates & mix well with other ingredients. Then add roasted rice powder. Stir well so that the powder is well mixed with dates.Remove from fire, add cardomom powder & mix... [Lire la suite]
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06 septembre 2010

Kites - Bollywood

  Movie : Zindagi Do Pal Ki(2010) Actors : Hrithik Roshan and Barbara MoriSong : Zindagi Do Pal Ki  by Kevin Kerrigan Music :  Rajesh Roshan and lyrics by Nasir Faraz 
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13 août 2010

Spicy Shrimp Croquettes

Shrimp Croquettes IngredientsA piece of ginger(chopped)6 shallots(chopped)Curry leaves (chopped)A green chilli(chopped)200g prawns ( fresh/frozen)2 eggs (beaten)2 tbsp cornflour4 tbsp bread crumbsChopped coriander leavesSalt to tasteOil for fryingMethodShell, devein and wash prawns using salt and turmeric.Using a chopper blend all the five ingredients.Add the blended mixture with the beaten eggs.Add  bread crumbs & chopped coriander leavesMix all the ingredients. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for half... [Lire la suite]
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09 août 2010

Date Filled Allipidi

Allipidi       Ingredients12 cup freshly grated coconut1/4 tsp cumin seedsA pinch of salt200 g date paste1/2 tsp cinnamon powder1 cups roasted rice powder1 cup sugar2 cups of coconut milk4 cardomom pods1/2 tsp dried ginger powderMethodCoarsely grind first three ingredients & add to the rice powder.Add sufficient amount of warm water to get a stiff dough.Close the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for an hour .Mix date paste with cinnamon powder & make small balls.Take a berry size rice ball &... [Lire la suite]
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