13 juin 2008

Dianthus barbatus

Œillet du poète These brilliant flowers with fringed petals are commonly called "Sweet William".
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11 juin 2008

Spicy Rice Dumplings

Spicy Kozhukatta Ingredients2 cups rice powder4 tbsp dessicated coconut / freshly grated coconut2 shallots finely chopped1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1 tsp cumin seeds1 green chilli finely chopped1 tsp saltChopped curry leaves1 1/2 cup warm waterMethodMix all the ingredients & keep aside for 1 hour.Make lemon sized balls.Grease the modak mould.Take a dough ball, put it it mould & press.Repeat the process with other dough balls.Steam cook dumplings for 20-25 mn.If you don't have modak mould, just make balls... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2008

Langos - Hungarian Fried Bread

Spicy Langos ingredients500g wheat flour4 medium sized potatoes(mashed)1 tsp yeast granules1 tsp salt1 tsp sugar3 shallots finely chopped2 chillies finely choppedCurry leaves chopped1 tsp Fennel seeds Oil for frying MethodDilute yeast in luke warm water with 1 tsp sugar . Set aside for 15 minuites.Mix all the other ingredients & knead well.Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for 1 hour.Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it into thick disc. Repeat the process with other dough balls. Heat plenty of oil.Gently slip... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2008

Sweet Semolina balls / Rava Ladoo

Thari UndaIngredients1 cup semolina1 cup sugar1 cup freshly grated coconut / dessicated coconut50 g butter / 3 tbsp ghee1/2 tsp cardomom powderRaisins & CashewsLuke warm milk for rollingMethodHeat ghee in a non stick pan .Fry raisins & cashews & keep aside.In the same pan add semolina & fry till light golden brown.  Keep on low fire &  add coconut & sugar. Remove from fire.Add fried raisins,cashews & cardomom powder. Mix well & let it cool.Sprinkle milk & make small balls.  
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02 juin 2008

Auvers-sur-Oise, Vincent Van Gogh's town .

Chateau d'Auvers-sur-Oise Auvers-sur-Oise is a charming tranquil village situated in the Regional Park of French Vexin.This is one of the cradles of impressionists. Famous painter Vincent Van Gogh spent his last days in this pretty village.Other notable impressionists who were inspired by this site were Cézanne, Monet  & Daubigny.This Castle is famous for its magnificent French Garden & Iris flower beds. Every year in May, Iris fest (Fête de l'iris) is held here.
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01 juin 2008

Bollywood - Param

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28 mai 2008

Kerala Monsoon

Kerala MonsoonVidéo envoyée par subix_S
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28 mai 2008

Malabar Chicken Biriyani

Chicken BiriyaniIngredients2 green chillies4 garlic clovesA piece of ginger9 mint leaves1 chicken1 tbsp coriander powder2 big tomatoes (sliced)3 big onions (sliced)25g butter / ghee + 1 tbsp veg oil1 Cinnamon stick1 star anise2 cloves3 cardomom podsCoriander leaves 1 tsp garam masalaSalt to taste========================4 cups Basmati rice6 cups water1 tsp salt1 cinnamon stick3 cardomom pods1 star anise1 bay leaf3 cloves.3 tbsp ghee / oilDecoration2  finely sliced shallotsA pinch of saffronCashews & raisins3 hard boiled... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2008

Indian Music Video - Dil Ka Rishta

Dil Chura LeVidéo envoyée par clockwatcher2 Film : Dil Ka Rishta Actors : Aiswarya Rai , Arjun RampalSong : Dil Chura Le
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25 mai 2008

Bonne Fête à toutes les Mamans

On the "Mother's Day" I'm posting some fragrant flowers in my Mom's garden.Brunfelsia magnifica ( Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow)These fragrant flowers start dark purle then fade to lavender & then to white.So they are commonly called " Yesterday-Today-Tomorrow ".Brunfelsia americana (Lady of the Night)These creamy white  flowers are extremely fragrant at night. So they are commonly called " Lady of the Night".Both these plants are propagated by cuttings.My Mom is blessed with gifted green fingers. ie "La Main Verte"
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