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.