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Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas_NewYearEve_2011

I am very delighted to see events happening in various blogs. More people are getting connected with each other due to these events, even from different cities, remote corners of the world. 

I feel its great to see the world come closer with friends through various things, here are few of them:
Christmas is nearing, most of us are becoming busy in practicing Carols, Sending invitation for Get-together, planning to go for a long picnic accompanying two or more families with your mobile kitchen. 

During this time, I am eager to held my second event called - "Christmas NewYearEve 2011" which would end by 31st December 2011. Recipe is Eggless Cake.  

Click here for first event.

Logo:

Slogan:
    Complete the slogan "I love eggless cake because ...". This prize is apart from recipe prize.


Rules:
  • Please do send me any number of entries to the event.
  • For a successful entry to the contest, each entry must include logo and it must be linked to this page. The format should be:
          Your Name
          Blog Name
          Recipe Name
          Recipe URL
          Recipe Picture         
  • Non bloggers can also send me their recipe along with its photo and a subject line "Christmas_NewYearEve_2011 at Hema's Blog" to my email
  • You can participate in slogan contest also which is as above said. Its not a mandatory.
  • Afraid to say that, archived items are not allowed in my contest.
  • Duration for my event is from 1st November 2011 to 31st December 2011.
  • Kindly link to this event page and usage of logo is better as it spreads a word.
Prize is Microwave Bowl.

Recipe Prize winner and Slogan Prize Winner would be announced on 2nd January 2012.

Winner, kindly acknowledge within 3 days of the time with your complete postal address before it reaches the other participant.
Friends, kindly make this event a grand success. 

One more  news: You can send in your same cake entries now to Pari's event. Do check it out here.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Diwali_Sweet_Savory

Diwali is a festival of lights. I remember the small story about this festival.

Story is as follows:
Once the SUN asked all the other sources of light, when I set, who would give the light to the world. Everyone was in immense silence, then a small diva light said in his low voice, i would be happy to give the light after you set. That's the reason, today we all lit small diva(s) in the night and early in the morning during Diwali and Karthika masam.



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  • Through Google search page I came across Kirthi's Kitchen, which is also hosting Diwali contest, hence sending my recipe. Thanks to Della's Page also to host this event.

Logo2:


Besan Laddoo & Khara Boondi is my sweet and savory for this time Diwali.

Besan Laddoo:

Ingredients:
  • Fried Gram - 250 g
  • Sugar - 300 g
  • Cashewnuts - 50 g
  • Ghee for frying - 100 g
  • Cardmom Powder - 2 tsp
Method:
  1. Powder fried gram, sugar in food processor / mixer
  2. Fry cashewnuts till golden brown and keep them aside
  3. Heat ghee and add powdered mixture and cardmom powder, fry them till you get a nice aroma
  4. Add cashewnuts also to the above mixture
  5. If required add milk and make small balls
 25 to 30 balls can be made. Serves: 4 to 5.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Khara Boondi:
Ingredients:
  • Corn Flour (Kadala maav / flour made from fried dhal) - 250 gms
  • Salt - 4 tsp
  • Chilli Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Oil for frying - 100 gms
Method:
  1. Heat oil in kadai
  2. Mix corn flour, salt and chilli powder in a vessel using water. (The mixture should be medium neither thick nor thin)
  3. Use the same vessel where you filter the extra oil when you do sweets or pooris and pour the mixture. Spread the mixture throughout, such that they fall from the small holes.
  4. Remove the boondis once they are golden brown
  5. Repeat step 3 and step 4 till you complete all the mixture (Salt and chilli powder will vary according to one's taste)
  6. Once done, remove the oil
  7. Add little oil and put curry leaves and mix it with boondis
Serves:  4 to 5
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 mins

Submitting to:  
Celebrations 2011 event on Tastebuds, which made me happy because I am revisiting my post, surprised by her event because it such a great event which made me to revisit my post. Yep, posting new things is only not important, revisiting them is a great thing. Thanks to Smitha.

SugarSyrup

I used to think all the while, that this is really difficult, but thanks to my sister-in-law she showed me once with jaggery.

Sugar - as per the requirement to make the sweet
Water - 1/2 cup (small one)

Water to be added just to ensure that sugar doesn't get burnt off before it starts melting

  1. Mix Sugar and Water and heat them in a kadai
  2. Stir them occasionally
  3. Check as and when the syrup has become thick (when you touch the syrup in hand a sticky thread should be formed)
  4. Can add cardamom powder for taste
Once the thread is obtained, the syrup is ready for the sweet to be made.

Note: Instead of Sugar if Jaggery is used then Jaggery Syrup would be ready.

CopraPak

I was delighted to cook Coprapak on this Sunday evening. Thanks to my mother-in-law to teach me how it should be made.
This post is sent to My Diwali My Way Event announced by Kushi.


Ingredients:
  • Coconuts - 2 Nos
  • Sugar - 750g
  • Poppy Seeds - 2 tbsp
  • Cashewnuts - 100 gms
  • Ghee for frying - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee for grease - 2 tsp (depending on the plate size)
  • Cardamom powder (optional) - for taste - 2 tbsp
  • Baking Soda (optional) - 1 tbsp
Method:
  1. Grate the coconut
  2. Prepare the Sugar Syrup
  3. Fry poppy seeds and keep it aside
  4. Fry Cashewnuts and keep it aside
  5. Once the sugar syrup is ready, add coconut, poppy seeds and cashewnuts and stir continuously till all of them mix well into sugar syrup and it becomes thicker
  6. Grease a plate with ghee
  7. Pour the mixture and leave it to cool for sometime
  8. When the mixture is warm cut into desired shapes

Tribute-to-jayasreeaval-BananaChips

Thanks to Jayashree aunt of Kailas Kitchen, her blog has got easy recipes too for an amateur like me. A tribute to her by this post.

I selected to make Banana Chips as it was easy and fast.

Banana Chips:

Ingredients:
Banana Chips
  • 2 Bananas (used yelakka banana so it was sweet and hot)
  • Oil for deep frying - 100 gms
  • Salt - 2 tsp
  • Chilli Powder - 3 tsp
Method:
  1. Heat oil in a kadai
  2. Cut the bananas and keep it ready
  3. Once the oil is ready, put the bananas and fry them till they turn golden brown
  4. Take them into a bowl which has holes to drain the oil
  5. Sprinkle salt and chilli powder and mix them well
Serves: 2 for snacks

Raw Banana should be used to get only hot taste.