17 juin 2014

Hottentot Plant (Carpobrotus edulis)

Griffe de Sorcière The coastal areas of Portugal & Spain are carpeted with these magnificent flowers. Exists in two colours (Yellow & Pink). The leaves are succulent and it's  juice is used as an antiseptic.The fruits are edible & looks like a  fig. The Portuguese navigators used to carry these figs during their expedition.

15 juin 2014

Poached Pears in Spiced Red Wine

Poached Pears Ingredients 4 medium ripe pears (Conference) 3 cloves 1/2 of a vanilla pod 1 cinnamon stick1 star anise375 cl red wineA pinch of nutmeg powder75g cane sugar Method Wash & peel pears leaving the stem intact. Heat a sauce pan with red wine, sugar & spices.Boil for 10 mn & then add pears. Reduce heat & turn the pears frequently. Poach the pears until they are tender (5 mn). Tranfer them on a serving bowl. Boil the red wine until it's thick & glossy. Remove from fire ... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2014

Wheat Neyypathiri - Malabar Muslim Special

Wheat Neyypathiri Ingredient250 g flour 250g whole wheat flour 200 ml warm water 1 tbsp veg oil 1 tsp salt Oil Ghee Flour for dusting***2 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp salt1 cup dessicated coconut / freshly grated coconut  1 green chilli (optional)3 shallots Curry leaves Oil for frying MethodCoarsely grind coconut, shallots, curry leaves & fennel seeds in a blender. Mix all the ingredients & knead well.Cover the bowl with a damp cloth & keep aside for an hour. Make lemon sized balls of... [Lire la suite]
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12 juin 2014

Maine Tujhe Maanga Frm Deewar

 Movie :  Deewaar (1975)Actors : Shashi Kapoor & Neetu Singh  Song : Maine Tujhe Maanga By Kishore Kumar & Asha
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10 juin 2014

Kolambi Bhaat

Kolambi Bhaat Ingredients 1 cup freshly grated coconut 2 green chillies10 mint leavesFew coriander leaves***500 g  fresh prawns 1/2 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp salt***2 onions (chopped)6 cloves of garlicA piece of ginger  2 tomatoes ( chopped)For Rice4 cups Basmati rice5 cups water1 cup coconut milk1 tsp salt***1 cinnamon stick3 cardomom pods1 star anise3 cloves2 bay leaves2 tbsp ghee + 2 tbsp  oil MethodShell, devein and wash prawns using salt and turmeric.Marinate it in... [Lire la suite]
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06 juin 2014

Chocolate Cherry Clafoutis

Chocolate Cherry Clafoutis Ingredients100 ml milk75g butter250g Flour 75g sugar 300ml thick cream 3 eggs200g white chocolate 1 /2 tsp cardomom powder 200g cerises(stoned)Method Preheat oven 180°C.  In a bowl mix flour with sugar. Add cream & mix well.Melt white chocolate in a microwave oven.In a thick bottomed vessel warm milk with butter.When the butter is melted, remove from fire.Add melted chocolate & cardomom powder.Mix well, add to the flour & stir thoroughly. (without any lumps)Then add beaten... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2014

Sweet Potato Curry

Sweet Potato Curry IngredientsA medim size sweet potato (Egyptian) 2 onions(chopped) 1tbsp oil 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 tsp tumeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp cumin seeds  A bowl of water Curry leavesMethodPeel & chop sweet potato in cubes.Mix themwith tumeric powder, chilli powder & salt. Heat oil in a pan & add mustard seeds.When in pops, add chopped onion & fry till it becomes translucent. Add marinated sweet potato cubes &  water. Cover & cook for a while.When... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2014

Galliyan Frm Ek Villain

Movie :  Ek Villain (2014)Actors : Shraddha Kapoor& Siddharth Malhotra  Song : Galliyan by Shraddha Kapoor& Ankit Tiwari 
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02 juin 2014

Elysée Palace Garden, Paris.

 Elysée Palace Garden      For the 12th edition of "Rendez-vous aux jardins", Elysée Palace Garden was opened to public. After a long queue & security check we were able to enter the gate dated 1900 topped with a golden rooster (French Symbol). In the middle of the 2 hectares garden is the Elysée Palace with 7000m2 of lush green lawns surrounded by chestnut trees & a fountain. The palace was bordered with roses, lavender & some other flowering plants. While we were scrolling... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2014

Spicy Crab Muffins

Spicy Crab Muffins Ingredients (12 muffins)250 g flour 2 tbsp olive oil 100g grated Emmentel cheese 1 tsp baking powder 2eggs 150ml milk300g minced crab (canned) 2 shallots (finely chopped) A piece of ginger (finely chopped) 1 red chilli (finely chopped) Curry leaves (finely chopped) Chives (chopped)1 tsp cumin seeds Salt to tastePeanutsMethod Preheat oven to 180°C.In a bowl beat eggs. Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the egg  mixture. Add olive oil  & mix well. Stir in inced crab, ginger,... [Lire la suite]
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