Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chicken Shami Kebab for International Buffet in School

When Advay told me about International Buffet in school was clueless what to give him husband suggested Chicken Shami Kebab

 so we prepared  the same yesterday to be packed for the school ,

Recipe is inspired from
Deeba of Passionate about baking
Sangeetha of Banaras ka khan and for the love of yum
It was not easy when you don't have spice grinder at home so grounded the roasted whole spices with help of steel ladle took some hours for the preparation of the mince with everything but it was worth it.

 a.Thanks a ton guys for sharing the recipe .
The pic taken at school
and ya they all loved it

Recipe at asankhana here
Linking this post to What's with my Cuppa 4thedition hosted by the Veggie Indian
That's all guys ,wish you all happy weekend

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Child cry not ...

Child cry not
For They cant hear 
They are built of stone 
So They dont Have fear 
Child tremble not 
For They cant feel 
They are meant to 
Do their thing 
Child whimper not 
For They wont heed
For them you 
Are not Living 
Child shudder not 
For They cant be pleased
They are armed for you 
And So they  will Kill 
Child pray now
For a better World 
So that when born again 
U can breath 
Child you are gone now
And I Wait hère 
I Know the Wait Is endless 
For a better World 
For a World where you are not Killed
For a World where you dont nead  to plead 
And you go to School to Study and play 
Not to be Killed .

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

today I cry

Today I cry 
A silent cry 
For all those 
Who Have died 

I am Shocked
Till when this gonna last 
To Kill for revenge 
To avenge one & all

Didnt you thought 
When you shot 
With bullets & gun
Armed like bomb

Didnt you réalise
When they cried
That Its not their fault
That they are meant to be Alive

Ya now they are dead 
All gone and Its sad 
I Just cry a silent tear 
And ask god to Give Thém strength 

To See what They cant See 
To bear what they cant bear 
To all the parents who lost their Child 
God Give them strength to bear this 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

coussin de lyon -lyon speciality

While walking in the narrow street of Lyon I saw several candy stores , most of them had
Coussin de Lyon written on them and image of green cushion shaped candies on the shop door.

 Intrigued and bewildered thought of trying the same during evening stroll thankfully they are sold per piece too,

Bought them for the first time from Chocolate Voisin .loved them .

The Coussin de Lyon is sweet speciality of Lyon France This candy is composed of chocolate and marzipan ,filling is flavoured with Curacao.

This Chocolate was created in 1960 by Chocolatier Vinson

 ya this delicacy is something which should not be missed


Friday, November 28, 2014

Carmella Pasta in Marinara Sauce

I was never a big fan of Pasta .I used to prepare Pasta in Singapore just for Advay most of the time when his friends used to come home for play date but here in Lyon when I saw fresh pastas in farmers market thought of giving them a try saw some unusual shaped one which were named as Caramella Pasta stuffed with cheese and spinach ,the filling intrigued me and the shape reminded me of childhood ya candy shaped so thus bought some and cooked the same day and ya now I am big fan of fresh pasta

Recipe name Carmella Pasta in Marinara sauce
Recipe of Marinara sauce blogged here
Marinara sauce one cup
Fresh Carmella pasta cooked till a dente
Parmesan cheese grated
Basil leaves three torn
To serve
In a serving bowl keep the cooked pasta
Top it with marinara sauce
Followed by parmesan cheese and basil leaves
serve warm and relish

Monday, November 10, 2014

Curried Chicken and Spinach Soup

what you like to eat when its raining I know most of you will say soup that's what we felt like having today as its been raining here continuously since past few days

so todays dinner was soup prepared from the ingredient in the pantry paired with sesame baguette bought fresh from the bakery.

Recipe Name - Curried chicken and spinach soup
Recipe source - Kitchen experiment
Chicken Drumstick one shredded
spinach leaves half cup shredded
onion half chopped coarsely
tomato half chopped coarsely
to temper
oil one tbsp.
mustard seeds half tsp
dried red chili one crushed
curry leaves six
powdered masala
half tsp each of red chili, turmeric and coriander powder
salt as per taste
black pepper powder pinch to season
to thicken the soup
one tbsp of cornflour dissolved in half cup of water
heat oil in non stick ,once the oil is hot lower the flame and add the temper ingredients
once they start spluttering add chopped onion and keep frying till the onions turn brown
once the onions are brown add the powdered masala,salt and chopped tomatoes
keep stirring till the tomatoes become mushy ,add shredded spinach followed by chicken
cover and cook for 15 mins ,add cornflour solution and two cup of water
let it simmer on low flame for 10 mins
serve warm sprinkled with black pepper with some baguette slices on the side

Monday, November 03, 2014

curried potato in yogurt sauce /dahi wale alloo

Ya life is back to normal Advays school start this week so I will have some routine , I know now where to buy grocery and have started revising French as its difficult to manage here yesterday prepared curry as was craving for some ,last week we had Indian meal at some tandoor place after which I felt like cooking cuury at home instead of splurging money at Indian restaurant curried chicken tikka masala had more of capsicum then chicken and I felt as if I am eating capsicum curry  anyways wht I learn aftr the meal was that food in Indian restaurant is for Europeans not for us so coming back to todays post sharing with you all simple curry which can be prepared in jiffy and ya reminds you of home too speaking of home theres something which has not changed with time and that's reading Hindustan times the first thig in the morning,..
Coming back to the recipe
Recipe name Curried potato in yogurt sauce/dahi wale alloo
Recipe source Kitchen experiment
Potato Cubed two
onion one sliced
garlic clove crushed one
tomato one
oil to cook one tbsp.
curd two tbsp
to temper /chaunk
asafoetida pinch
cumin seeds half tsp
dried red chili one crushed
bay leaves one crushed
salt as per taste
half tsp each of red chili,coriander and turmeric powder
Heat oil in non stick wok, once oil is hot
 add asafoetida,cumin seeds,bay leaves and dried red chilib
add chopped garlic and onion and fry till onion is browned evenly
add the powder masala ,salt and cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes
once the masala is cooked properly add the chopped potato
cover and cook for 10 to 15 mins on low flame
if needed add half cup of water.
once the masala thickens remove from flame add curd
mix evenly and cook for 5 mins
serve warm with roti and some salad on side.
Indian Curry

That's all guys will be sharing some pics of the Farmers Market soon,...
take care and Happy Blogging,,

Friday, October 31, 2014

Home Cooked Comfort food in Lyon

Its been 4 days since we reached here, now this place looks like home ,everything is at its proper place and there are some cosy corners too where I can sit back and relax. Now that home is set thought of cooking some simple meal as had been craving for home cooked meal since long so today dinner was plain rice ,chana dal ,allo bhujia ,salad and pickle.

Indian Comfort Food

Thankfully there was pressure cooker in the apartment so it was quiet easy didn't temper the dal ,bought rice and chana dal  from the local grocery store nearby they just had Cambodia rice which paired nicely with the dal and allo bhujia .For the salad mixed half tsp of red wine vinegar in a bowl of chopped onion and tomato sprinkled salt and pepper tossed nicely. Ya friends this was comfort food for me really felt satiated,..That's all guys will catch up with your blog soon,,take care and happy blogging

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Lyon Dairy

It’s nice and warm here during daytime and there’s nip in the air evening time it’s been two days since we reached here so there’s still lots of things to be done I am just going with the flow and soaking in everything as if there’s no tomorrow ,home is still not organized things are still strewn around, regular cooking has to be started as since past two days we are managing with bread, butter, omelette and cheese just like people in France do . Since past few months life had been really hectic so after reaching here I have slowed down as for now there's no routine as Advay's school has not started

 ya I am excited about trip to farmers market to buy local vegetables along the riverside . I am loving this life specially when I wake up and see all kind of random buildings from the bedroom window my favourite being the church so guys will be updating on regular basis how I am coping up with life In Lyon. Asan Khana will be updated from Lyon now so now you all know why I was not there in blogosphere …

that’s all guys will catch up with you all soon ,.take care and happy blogging …

Monday, September 15, 2014

Vinayaka Chaturthi

Sometimes I feel as if this year is running away ,its September already last post I had shared some divine pics of ShriKrishna Janmashtami todays post is for Lord Ganesha who is also known as Vighnaharta ie remover of obstacles. Though this festival is not celebrated at my hometown still I do pooja for Ganapati at home and prepare Modak for Naivedyam.
Sharing with you all few pics which my friends have sent of the celebration.
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Vinayaka Chaturthi Celebration
its auspicious to offer doob/grass  to Deity
Closer look of the Deity
festive décor


Ganesha in all form


Shri Vinayaka


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

and the Krishna story continues

and the Krishna story continues-
 sharing with you all some divine pics which my family members sent from India of
Krishna Janmashtami Celebration at their home .

Bal Krishna in various modes

The above pic has miniature toys depicting various events of Krishna's life .
its  auspicious to decorate the entrance with rangoli and that's what my cousin has done
 Jhanki decoratoion at her home for the festival
with the lighted diyas for the celebration
Decked up Ladoo Gopal for the Festival
Celebration at my Neighbors place
closer look at the deity
That's all guys get engulfed in these divine pics & feel closer to god.
will catch up with you all soon,

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Palak Kachodi and Kofta for the Krishna Janmashtami 2014

Last week was Shri Krishna Janmashtami

 so this year decked up the entrance with Krishna idol

 and prepared Lord Krishnas favorite dessert kheer 

.Since childhood festival means another excuse to indulge in delicacies like poori ,kachdodi.So for dinner thought of preparing Palak Kachodi and Kofta Curry. Had  heard about Palak Kachodi a lot but never tried at home .So this meal was prepared to get into the festive fervour after all festivals are something which bring break to the otherwise monotonous life.

For the Spinach Kachodi
whole wheat flour two cup
salt as per taste
carom seeds one tsp
red chili powder half tsp
garam masala powder one tsp
oil to cook
spinach leaves one bunch
remove the leaves from the stalk
chop and wash the leaves keep aside
boil water in a sauce pan and boil the leaves
drain the water and let the leaves cool
blend the leaves in a blender and keep aside
In a mixing bowl mix pureed spinach with flour
followed by salt ,carom seeds, red chili & garam masala powder
add water and knead to make a smooth dough
healt oil in wok for frying the pooris
divide the dough into equal sized discs
flatten each disc and roll out the shape of poori
once oil hot enough fry the pooris
drain on kitchen towel and keep aside.
that's all guys,will be sharing few more Krishna's Janmashtami pics in the next post
take care and happy blogging.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Besan Halwa - to drive away the blues

Since past few weeks we had been very busy as my parents were here that's the reason I couldn't blog ,today after finishing the morning chores thought of writing this post ,sharing with you recipe of Besan Halwa which my mother had prepared when she was here which we relished like anything and thus asked her to prepare once more before she left for India she prepared halwa without using any measurement  so I called her up and  asked her approximate measurement

Recipe name Besan HalwaIngredient
Besan/Chickpea Flour one cup
Ghee three fourth cup
Sugar one and a half cup
Dryfruit to garnish one tbsp. almond
In a non stick pan add five tbsp. of ghee and roast the chickpea flour till it starts changing colour once it becomes slightly brown add water and stir nicely to remove lumps .After five minutes add sugar and stir nicely. serve warm garnished with dry fruits.
so yesterday when I was feeling desolate after they left  I had some of this perfect way to drive away the blues.

and also compiled my poems in a note book that's the way I felt better ,

what you guys do when you are feeling blue ?
btw I write poems 
read book
listen to my fav songs
 that's all for now ,will catch up with you all soon
take care and happy blogging.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Quinoa Salad

I had read about quinoa a lot ,drooled looking at the pictures in various food blogs and magazines but never tried cooking it at home so one noon while shopping for the grocery when I saw searched for quinoa I had no excuse, bought it and today after so many days when I felt hunger pangs and as there was no leftover in fridge I thought of cooking quinoa and thus I did ,had some cherries in fridge so thought of preparing salad with the same .

Recipe Name – quinoa salad
Quinoa half cup
Cherries six
Baked almond four
Pinch of black salt
Cook half cup of quinoa in one cup of water ,keep aside.
Dice the cherries keep aside.
coarsely chop the almonds keep aside.
In a mixing bowl toss everything together
Relish J
since past few months I am maintaing a journal ,so today wrote this quote which I pinned on pinterest.

that's all guys wish you all happy day ahead
take care and happy blogging.