19 septembre 2008

Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada

Lake Louise with Iceland poppies in foreground Louise Lakeshore is one of the busiest & the most spectacular walking trails in the Canadian Rockies. Stoney Indian name of this lake was " Lake of Little Fishes". Later it was called " Lake Louise"  to honour Princess Louise , fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and the wife of Lord Lorne, Governor General of Canada. Now there are so many nick names - Hiking Capital of Canada, Skiing Capital of Canada , Diamond in the Wilderness, Jewel in the Heart of... [Lire la suite]
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16 septembre 2008

Kootukari - Kerala Special

Kootukariingredients3 tbsp grated coconut / dessicated coconut3 shallots1 tsp cumin seeds1 green chilli1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp watercurry leaves***1 cup black channa dal1 plantain ( cut into small cubes)1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 turmeric powder3 tbsp coconut oil / veg oil1 tsp mustard seeds1 dried red chilli1/2 tsp cumin powderChopped coconut pieces(optional)Salt to tasteCurry leavesMethod Coarsely grind  first seven ingredients & keep aside.Soak channa dal overnight & pressure cook.If you are using canned,... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2008

Happy Onam

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11 septembre 2008

Moong Dal - Date Payasam for Onam

Moong Dal - Date PradamanIngredients1 cup split moong dal ( Cherupayar Parippu)1 cup date paste  4 cubes of jagerry1 1/2cup of coconut milk / milk A pinch of salt1/4 tsp cardomom powderAlmonds / Cashews / CoconutGheeMethodGently heat jaggery & water to make a thick syrup.Strain it & keep aside.Fry moong dal in 1 tbsp ghee.Stir in water & cook  for 15mn.When cooked, add jagerry syrup & date pasteStir well & then add coconut milk.  Add a pinch of salt,cardomom powder.Decorate with fried Almonds /... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2008

Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler Ingredients2 cups blackberries 3 tbsp sugar1 tbsp flour20g butter1/2 tsp cinnamon powder***1 cup flour2 tsp baking powderAn egg3/4 cup sugar1/2 tsp vanilla essence20g butter1/2 cup milk Method. Preheat oven 180°C.Heat a casserole with first four ingredients.When thickens,add cinnamon powder & remove from fire.Butter a cake pan & spread uniformly the blackberry mixture.Warm milk with butter & keep aside.. Cream together other ingredients. Pour it over the blackberry.Bake for 30mn.  Your... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2008

Karanji for Ganesh Chaturthi.

 Karanji Ingredients1 cup flour50g ghee / butterA pinch of saltLuke warm waterFor Filling 1 cup grated coconut / dessicated coconut3 cups sugar3 tbsp water/ milkRaisins & cashews1/2 cardomom powderOil for frying.  MethodMix the first three ingredients .Add enough water to get a firm dough. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside.Gently heat sugar & water to make a syrup.Add coconut,raisins, cashews & keep it in medium heat. When it becomes thick, remove from fire. Garnish with cardomom powder & keep... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2008

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!

Bharathanatyam, Pushpanjali for Lord Ganapathi
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29 août 2008

Sealed with a kiss - Brian Hyland 1962

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29 août 2008

Moraine Lake, Canada

Moraine Lake Moraine Lake reflects the Wenchemna Peaks in it's blue water." Wenchmna" is the Stoney Indian word for "ten".So now this spot is popularly known as "Valley of the Ten Peaks".This lake is featured on the back of the Canadian $20 bill.
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25 août 2008

Columbia Icefield & Athabasca Glacier.

Columbia Icefield & Athabasca GlacierColumbia Icefield is the largest concentration of ice just below the Arctic Cirlcle. Snow falling on the summit of Mount Snow Dome ends up in three different oceans, the Atlantic, Pacific & Arctic. This triple divide is rare in nature.  Glacial meltwaters from the northern shoulder joins into Athabasca River, which flows 3000 km northward through the massive Mackenzie River to become a part of the Arctic Ocean. Meltwaters from the western shoulder flows into Columbia, which meanders... [Lire la suite]
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