03 juin 2007

Puttu - Steamed Rice Cake.

On the "Mother's day" I'm posting my Mom's Puttu.Puttu is the traditional breakfast of Kerala .It's a steamed rice cake with coconut gratings.In ancient times, Puttu is prepared in coconut shell or bamboo. Puttu  prepared in coconut shell is called "Chiratta Puttu" & the one prepared in bamboo is " Kana Puttu".Puttu makers in steel /aluminium are available in Indian stores. Puttu Ingredients 250 g roasted rice flour250g grated coconut 1/2 ts salthot water MethodDilute salt in water.Take rice powder in a bowl.Pour water &... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2007

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower Eiffel Tower -  the symbol of Paris is one of the most famous landmarks in the world. It  was built for an Universal Exhibition in 1889 commemorating the centenary of the French Revolution.This 320 meters high tower is the masterpiece of Gustave Eiffel. It's construction began in 1887 and was inaugurated on March 31st 1889. Of the 700 proposals submitted in a design competition, Gustave Eiffel's tower was unanimously chosen. At  that time many French artists and intellectuals criticised... [Lire la suite]
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26 mai 2007

Jasmin d'Arabie

Jasminum sambac -  Arabian jasmin
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25 mai 2007

Swiss Carrot Cake - Ruebli Torte

Swiss Carrot Cake Ingredients300g carrot (grated)250g almond powder4 eggs200g sugar60g flour1 tbsp baking powderHalf lemon(finely grated zest & juice)1/4 tsp cinnamon powderA pinch of saltFor Icing1 tbsp lemon juice / kirsch150g icing sugar1 egg white50g almonds toasted & chopped.MethodPreheat Oven to 180°C.Whisk egg whites & keep aside.In a bowl, mix the sugar, egg yolks and a pinch of salt. Stir in the lemon zest and juice.Sieve the flour and baking powder together.Add this to the cake mixture along with... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2007

Msemmens - Moroccan Chappathi

Msemmens Ingredients200 g flour200g semolina250 ml water1 tsp saltOil /gheeMethodMix first four ingredients & knead well.Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for 1 hour.Spray some more flour & knead it again .Make evenly sized balls. Take a lemon sized ball & flatten it using a roller.Spread some oil & fold as in the photo.Repeat the process with other dough balls.Now roll out into square shaped Msemmens.Heat a non stick pan . Spread oil on it .Cook both sides.Thanks to Lakbira for this recipe.  
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21 mai 2007

Potato-Shrimp Fry

Potato-Shrimp Fry Ingredients500g shrimp1 tsp salt1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder2 big onions chopped2 medium sized potatoes(cubed)A small piece of ginger2 cloves of garlicA cinnamon stickCoriander leaves.MethodShell, devein and wash prawns using salt and turmeric.Mix first 4 ingredients & keep in the refrigerator for 5 hours.Make ginger-garlic paste & keep aside.Heat oil in a sauce pan. Add cinnamon.Add chopped onions & fry till translucent.Then add ginger-garlic paste & prawns.Add cubed potatoes.Add... [Lire la suite]
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18 mai 2007

Cannes Film Festival

Festival de Cannes City of Cannes is situated in French Riviera.This town is famous for it's International Film Festival - "Festival de Cannes", which takes place annually at "Palais des festivals".This year it''s hosting the 60th annual film festival. (16 Mai au 27 Mai 2007). The Golden Palm Award (Palm d'Or) is given for the best film. Palm beach of Cannes, stretches from the "Palais des festivals" to the City centre.Cannes harbour is impressive with world's exclusive yachts.  
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15 mai 2007

Le Gâteau "Terrain de Football"

    Football Ground Cake Ingredients125 g flour125 g sugar125 g butter3 eggs3 tsp baking powder200 g black chocolate 2 tbsp water For icing 1 egg white450 g icing sugar green colour For decorationGummy bears1 kitkat (ball)Method Break the chocolate bar & add 2 tbsp water.Melt in microwave oven 2 mn.Add butter & mix well.In another bowl beat eggs & sugar.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake mixture.Add chocolate butter mixture & mix well. Pour the batter into the greased cake... [Lire la suite]
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01 mai 2007

May Day

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07 avril 2007

Pansy flowers

Pansy- Flower with a "face"
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