Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Amla Pickle (Usiri Avakai)


Usiri
Ingredients :
  • 1kg  Amla
  • 200gr red chilli powder
  • 200gr rai powder
  • 200gr salt
  • 250gr oil
  • 2 lemon (take juice)
Method :
  • Wash and dry Amlas without moisture.
  • Take and heat 250gm oil in a nonstick pan.
  • Add amals into the pan,cook on low flame.
  • Covered with a plate filled with water.
  • Cook until the amlas divide leaving seeds.
  • Turn off heat and leave aside till it becomes cool.
  • Add chilli powder, rai powder,salt and lemon juice.
  • Mix the pickel very carefully without leaving seeds.
  • Store it in a dry bottle .        
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hanuman Jayanti

                                               Yatra yatra raghuntha kirtinam
                                               Tatra tatra krutamastakamajalim
                                               Baspavari paripurna locanam
                                               Marutim namata raksaamtakam.
                 
Today is Hanuman Jayanti. Hanuman Jayanti is a big occasion for the Hindus. Hanuman Jayanti is festival celebrated by Hindus all over India in order to commemarte Lord Hanuman's birth. He was born to Anjana and Kesari or Vayu.
                                
Hanuman is a monkey god. He is a nobel hero and great devotee of Lord Rama. He is also called Hanuman,Anjaneya, Pavanasuta and Maruti. The most astonishing aspect of  Lord Hanuman is that he is Chiranjivi in all the Yugas i.e.,Kruta,Treta,Dvapara and Kali.
     
Tuesdays and Saturdays are considered the auspicious days for the worship of Lord Hanuman. Hanuman temples are among the most common public shrines found in India. Thousand of people daily remember him by singing the Hanuman Chalisa Written by Sri Goswami Tulsidasji.

Devotees who under Mangalvar fast only take a single meal usually consisting of any food made of wheat and jaggery.God Hanuman likes vadapappu, panakam, bananas and appalu. Decorate Swami Hanuman with appala mala and tamala pakula mala nivedana.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Soya Upma


Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Cracked Wheat
  • 1/2 Cup Soya Granuales 
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Tomato (chopped)  
  • 2 Green Chilles
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
For popu

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Chana Dal
  • 1/2 tsp Urad Dal
  • 1 Red Chilli (crocked)
  • Curry leaves


Preparation :
  • Soak soya granules in plain water for 5mins. Drain well and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan add popu ingredients and fry for 2mins.
  • When they splutter add onions, green chillies and curry leaves.
  • Fry them for 2 mins & add tomato and soya granules & stir well, fry for 2 mins.
  • Add two cups of water along with salt & stir well.
  • Once the water starts boiling, pour the cracked wheat, stir well & cover it.
  • Cook for 5minutes on low flame.
  • After all the water is absorbed, upma  becomes soft.
  • Turn off the heat and let it leave for 2 or 3 mins with cover.
  • Soya upma is ready to serve. Serve it with pickle.    
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Idli



Ingredients:
  • Urad Dal - 1Cup
  • Idli Rava - 3Cups
  • Salt to taste

 Method:
  • Soak urad dal and idli rava separately for 4 hours.
  • Grind Urad Dal by adding suffucient quantity of water till it becomes smooth batter.
  • Add idli rava by squeezing all the water to the batter and leave the batter overnight.
  • Add salt to the batter and fill it in the idli plates.
  • Cook them for 10 minutes in pressure / idli cooker.
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