14 juillet 2013

Happy Bastille Day

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08 juillet 2013

Upma with an Italian touch

Upma Ingredients 2 cups semolina 3 cups water 1 tbsp tomato purée 2 chillies(half slit) 1 onion (chopped)A small piece of ginger (chopped) 1 tsp salt 1 tsp urad dal seeds 1/2 tsp mustard seeds 2 tbsp olive oilA dried chilliCurry leaves Few basil leaves(chopped)Method Dry roast semolina in a pan for 8 min and keep aside.  Heat oil in a casserole. Splutter mustard seeds. Add urud dal , dried chilli & curry leaves. Then add chopped onions & fry till light golden brown. Add  ginger,chilli & tomato puree. Stir for a... [Lire la suite]
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05 juillet 2013

Date Muffins

Date MuffinsIngredients (12 muffins)250g date pasteHalf cup water125g butter2 eggs150g sugar200g flourA pinch of salt 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cinnamon powderAlmond flakes for toppingMethod Preheat oven to 180°C.Cut date paste into cubes. Boil water along with date cubes.Mix well & make a paste.Remove from fire & then add chopped butter, sugar & salt ., .In a bowl beat eggs.  Add beaten egg to the date mixture & mix well.Sieve the flour and baking powder together and fold into the cake... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2013

"Pis Family" of Brussels

"Pis Family" of Brussels The Manneken-Pis - the Brussels' landmark, is a statue fountain of a naked little boy urinating. In the Brussels dialect "Manneken-Pis" means "Little boy peeing". This 61cm bronze statue was designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder in 1619. The statue  located at the junction of Rue de l'Etuve & Rue du Chêne is just a copy. The original is kept at the Maison du Roi. On certain occasions this little boy is clad in costumes. His wardrobe is exibited at the City... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2013

Happy Canada Day !!

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01 juillet 2013

Jackfruit Seeds Pulao

Jackfruit Seeds PulaoIngredients20 jackfruit seeds1/2 tsp red chilli powder 1/4 tsp turmeric powder Salt to taste ***100g Italian flat beans / Coco Plat (sliced) 1 cinnamon stick + 2 cloves+2 cardomom pods + 1 star anise2tsp fennel seeds1/2 tsp turmeric powder 2 green chillies (half slit)1 tsp chopped ginger 2 garlic  (chopped) Coriander leaves2 tbsp ghee + vegetable oil For Rice 4 cups Basmati rice 6 cups water + 2 stock cubes For decoration1 tbsp oil/ ghee 1 big onion(sliced) Salt & garam... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2013

Wind Mills of Kinderdjik, Netherlands.

Wind Mills of Kinderdjik The Wind Mills of Kinderdjik is just 15 km from Rotterdam. This village is located in the Alblasserwaard polder at the confluence of the Lek & Noord rivers. The 19 wind mills were built around 1500 & 1740 to prevent floods. According to the legend, the villagers dicovered a cradle with a baby at the foot of a dike after the  Saint Elisabeth flood (1421).  Thus this village got it's name Kinderdjik which means  "Childs Dike". In 1997, these wind mills are included in the... [Lire la suite]
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25 juin 2013

Crisp Fried Plantain - Caribbean Snack

Crisp Fried PlantainIngredientsA Plantain 1/4tsp turmeric powder1/2 tsp red chilli powderSalt to tasteCurry leaves*For Breading*  2 eggs (beaten) 100g flour 200g toasted breadcrumbs Salt to taste Oil for frying Method Peel off plantain & cut in coins.Marinate with turmeric, chili & salt.Keep aside for some time.Take three plates with flour, beaten eggs & breadcrumbs.Sliced plantains must be rolled in flour, dipped in eggs & then rolled in breadcrumbs.All the plantain discs must be... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2013

Today 21st June - World Music Day ( Fête de la Musique)

Westlife join Boyzone on stage in honor of Steven Gately
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20 juin 2013

Tapioca Vada

Tapioca Vada   IngredientsA tapioca An egg (optional)  1 tsp chilli powder 1/4 tsp hing 1 tsp cumin seeds Salt to taste  1 cup gram flour  1/2 cup rice flour Chopped curry leaves Oil for frying Method Peel,wash & slice tapioca using mandoline. Beat an egg with chopped curryleaves. Add both the flours (gram + rice) & mix well. If the batter is thick add some water. Keep aside for 15 min. Add chilli powder, hing & cumin seeds. Then add sliced tapioca. Heat oil in a  frying pan. Dip... [Lire la suite]
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