Aug 28, 2013

Janmashtami (Gokulashtami) 2013


We celebrate this cute krishnas birthday as Gokulashtami
Cute Baby krishna

Lord Krishna was born  at mid night on a dark stormy, windy  day.People celebrate with puja, chanting slokas, arathi and make prasadams.This Gokulashtami festival celebrated on Ashtami of krishna Paksha Of Bhardrapada.

We prepare cheedai, murukku, Appam, vella cheedai
Aval is a sweet dish with puffed rice
Aval Puttu

Kai Murukku
Nai Appam
Vella Cheedai



Aug 25, 2013

Muringi Elai Adai ( Drum Stick Leaves)

The drum stick leaves are very good for health. This adai is very tasty and eat hot dosas. We use only rice and coconut for this dosa.
  • Boiled Rice................. 1cup
  • Raw Rice...................... i cup
  • Grated Coconut.............1/2cup
  • Drumstick Leaves..........1 cup
  • Salt to taste
Coconut dosa with drumstick leaves
Coconut Dosa with drumstick leaves

  • Prepare Time.........10
  • Cooking Time.........10 min
  • Serve......................3
Method
  • Soak both rice for 5 hours and grind with salt and coconut.
  • Take little batter and add half cup water and boil it.
  • When it becomes thick add to the batter and mix well. It should be like dosa batter.
  • Add the drumstick leaves and mix.
  • Heat a tawa add little oil and spread. 
  • Make dosa and put oil on its sides.
  • When it is cooked turn the other side..
  • Cook on medium heat. Cook both sides till it becomes crispy. 
  • Make dosas with out adding drumstick leaves. 
  • It is called Murungi elai dosa.

Aug 14, 2013

Oats Peanuts Ladu

This I tried at home and came out nicely.

Prepare Time...........5min
making Time........10 min
Serve....................4

Ingredients
Sweet with oats peanuts and flax seed
Oats Peanut Ladu
Oats.............................................1 cup
Coarsely powdered.peanuts..........1/2 cup
Grated Jaggery..............................1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder.......................1/2 tsp
Flax seeds.......................................tbsp
Ghee..............................................1.tbsp

Method

Roast the peanuts in microwave for 2 to 3 minutes.
Remove the skin and powder coarsely.
Roast the oats for 3 minutes Roast the flax seed and powder coarsely
Mix grated jaggery, oats,flax seeds and cardamom powder.
Sprinkle little milk or water and keep it in microwave for a minute.
Mix and make small balls.

I tried  to make balls with out keeping in microwave,it was not possible.
You can powder all together coarsely and make balls.

Aug 6, 2013

Fresh Salad

I got some vegetables like tender lettuce,beans,tomatoes and carrots from  the farm. I made salad out of them.


  • Prepare Time.......5 min
  • Serve...................3


  Ingredients


With fresh vegetables like lettuce, tomato, carrot and chili
Fresh Salad



  • Lettuce ..........................3
  • Carrot............................1
  • Grapes...........................6
  • Green chili.......................1
  • Tomato............................1
  • Lemon Juice....................1tsp
  • Coriander leaves.............1tsp
  • Salt to taste

Method


  • Wash the lettuce, cut the tomato, carrot, chili into small pieces.
  • Cut the grapes into two.
  • Mix all, add juice salt and coriander leaves.
  • Place 4 tbsp of salad in each lettuce
  • Salt to taste

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