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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30 mai 2010

Barbet's of Malabar

White-cheeked Barbet feeding her fledgling. These birds are common in the Malabar region & are frugivorous. Spotted on a water-apple tree (jambakka) in my Mom's garden Bonne Fête à toutes les Mamans Happy Mother's Day
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25 mai 2010

Champs-Élysées turned Green on the World Biodiversity Day

Champs-Élysées Famous Parisian avenue Champs-Élysées  has been transformed into lush farm by young farmers & forest officials.Tree-lined boulevard was decorated with trees, farm products & livestock. They installed mini fields of  rice, wheat, barley, sunflower, banana, colza, hop , vegetables & lavender. Livestock includes cows, goats, lambs & Limousin pigs. Millions of people came to admire this long green strip called  Élysian fields. 
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23 mai 2010

Bollywood- Veer

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23 mai 2010

Roland Garros begins today

The French Open The French Open, officially known as Roland Garros begins today.The French National Tournament which began in 1891was dedicated only for men. Women were admitted in 1897. The French Open or Tournoi de Roland-Garros is played at  Roland Garros Stadium. It's located in the 16th arrondisemment of Paris, close to Bois de Boulogne. The Roland Garros Stadium consists of 20 courts including two show courts Court Philippe Chatrier, Court Suzanne Lenglen & a museum for tennis. The central court Philippe Chatrier... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2010

Jackfruit seeds- Drumstick leaves Curry: Malabar Monsoon Special .

Chakka kuru- Muringa ila CurryIngredients1 cup freshly grated coconut1 tsp cumin seeds1/4 tsp turmeric powder10 Jack fruit seeds1 cup drumstick leaves (moringa)2 shallots(chopped)1/2 tsp red chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powderSalt to tasteCurry leavesFor tempering1 tbsp coconut oil / any other oil1/2 tsp musturd seed1 dried chilliCurry leavesMethodRemove the outer white skin of the jackfruit seeds & soak them for an hour in water.Using a knife scrape the brown inner skin & cut it coins.Separate the moringa leaves from their... [Lire la suite]
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