07 août 2006

Bercy - Paris XIII

To reach Bercy take Metro Line 14 - a driverless train . This fully automated line stretches between Saint Lazare & Bibliotheque  Francois Mitterrand . Project's full name is 'Meteor'( Metro Est-Ouest Rapide). It was opened to public in 1998.Bibliotheque Francois Mitterrand On 14 July 1988, François Mitterrand announced the construction and the expansion of one of the greatest and the most modern library of the world. It's architect was Dominique Perrault. Library consists of four 25-story L-shaped towers... [Lire la suite]
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04 août 2006

Kannan Pathiri - Malabar Muslim Special

Kannan Pathiri Ingredients 500 g flour 250 ml water 1 tsp salt oil for frying Method Mix first three ingredients & knead well. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for an hour. Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it using a roller. Spread 1 tsp oil on the flattenened disc. Transform the disc into a square.(as in fig) Then take the four corners &  join in the middle. (as in fig) Flatten again into square pathiri's & keep aside . Repeat the process with other dough balls. Heat plenty of oil. Gently... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2006

Chulcha Paratha

 Soft Chulcha Paratha Ingredients400g flour100g semolina1 tsp salt100 ml milk200 ml luke warm water1 onion  (chopped)1 green chilli (chopped)chopped curry leaves20g fresh yeast or (2 tsp dried yeast )1 tsp sugarMethodDilute yeast in warm water with 1 tsp sugar . Set aside for 15 minuites.Mix all the ingredients with the wooden spoon.   Cover the bowl with a cloth & leave for 1or 2 hours,  until it's doubled.If the batter is thick add some more water. Preheat a non stick pan . Spread oil on it .Pour one... [Lire la suite]
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31 juillet 2006

Neyychorru - Malabar Ghee Rice

Ghee Rice Ingredients4 cups Basmati rice6 cups water1 tsp salt1 Cinnamon stick3 cardomom pods1 star anise3 cloves.2 tbsp ghee / oil For decoration1 tbsp oil/ ghee1 small onion finely sliced1 tsp sugarRaisins &  cashew nutsA pinch of saffron / yellow colour1 hand full of coriander choppedMethodBoil water, add salt & keep aside. Heat ghee in a sauce pan. Add Cinnamon, cardomom,star anise & cloves.When aroma of the spices rises add basmati rice.Stir continously .When some rice grains change to light brown, add boiled... [Lire la suite]
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27 juillet 2006

French Beans - Lentil Fry

French Beans - Lentil Fry Ingredients1/2 cup lentil seeds250 g french beans1 tsp mustard seeds1/2 tsp cumin seeds2 chopped shallots1 tbsp dessicated coconut / grated coconut1/2 tsp turmeric powder1 tbsp oil1/2 tsp salt1/4 tsp chilli powdercurry leaves1/2 tsp cumin powderMethodCook lentils & keep aside. Heat oil in a pan & add mustard seeds.When it pops, add chopped shalots  & beans.Fry for 5 min.Add salt,chilli powder & turmeric powder.Fry again .Add water,cumin seeds & dessicated coconut.Cook for about 8... [Lire la suite]
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24 juillet 2006

Indian Fruits Salad

Indian Fruits SaladCut all the fruits.(canteloupe, banana, apples, cherries, apricots)Press one orange & add to the fruits Mix all the fruits in a salad bowl. Cover & chill. To make custurdDilute 30g of custurd powder in cup of milk(without any lumps).Boil 1/2 l milk. Add 50g sugar. Then add the prepared custurd powder. Stir continously. Cool & refrigerate it. Pour the chilled custurd on the the fruits, toss & serve.Decorate with cherries.  
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22 juillet 2006

Crêpes mille trous

Pancake with thousand holes Ingredients250 g Semolina 250ml milk1 egg30 g Fresh Yeast 1 glass of water 1/2 tsp saltMethod Heat  milk & water  until just warm . Don't boil . Dilute yeast in it.Add egg, semolina & salt . Mix well & keep aside for 4 hours.In a nonstick pan make the pancakes. Wait until the whole pancake is covered with holes.Cook the other side.Serve with honey / maple syrup / sweetened coconut milk .    
20 juillet 2006

Neyy Pathiri - Malabar Special

 Neyy Pathiri  Ingredients2 cups roasted rice powder  3 cups of water1 tsp fennel seeds1 tsp salt2 tbsp dessicated coconut / 2 tbsp grated coconut2 shallotscurry leavesOil for fryingMethod Blend coconut, shallots, curry leaves & fennel seeds in a mini food processor. Don't make a paste. Boil water . Add salt & blended mixture.Then add rice powder & mix with a wooden spatule .Remove from fire & close with a lid. Leave for 5 min.Make 20 lemon sized balls of dough & keep aside.Take a dough ball on ur... [Lire la suite]
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18 juillet 2006

Madeira Cake

Madeira CakeIngredients 175 g butter175 g sugar250 g flour ( I took 125 g flour + 125 g cornflour)3 eggs3 tbsp milk3 tsp baking powdera pinch of salt zest of one lemon / 1 tsp vanilla essenceMethodPreheat the oven to 180°C.Cream together the butter, sugar & salt on medium speed with a paddle attachment.Add beaten eggs.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.Add essence/ zest of lemon .Pour the batter into the greased cake pan and place in the oven. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle... [Lire la suite]
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17 juillet 2006

Millau

Millau This is  a charming town  in the valley of these rockies . On the way we can see the  highest bridge in the world - " Le Grand Viaduc de Millau ". The Millau Viaduct is designed by an English architect Lord Norman Foster. It's height is 343m & lenght is 2460 m. It's the tallest road bridge in the world. It's a masterpiece of French civil engineers & an English architect.
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