Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Ghaaroda-My Diwali treat(my submission for VCC Q3 2006)



On this Diwali I decided to make something special for our guests and ourselves. As it is my common experience that on diwali normally when we visit our friends and relatives, we are welcomed by offering some sweet, which is either brought from market stores or made at home. And normally when we visit 2-3 friends we will be fed up by sweets, even though D likes sweets much, he never likes to have these much sweet items to swallow on the same day.... :) .So I decided to make Ghaaroda too along with some Mithai for all who are visiting us, as it will be change for them too from regular sweet items, and as it can be prepared within 2-3 mins each, I also can spare much time for them to spend with. Also I thought that a hot served item will delight them in these little cool days here.

Ingredients:

1 cup rice -cooked ( I use Basmati rice)
1 1/2 cup Besan(chana dal / chick peas flour)
2 meduim sized onion chopped
1 medium sized capsicum chopped
1 /2 cup coriender leaves chopped
2-3 green chilli chopped finely ,
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Ajwain(carom)
salt to taste
(sugar if one likes it of sweet in taste)

Method:
First get besan in a bowl and then add water to make medium- thick paste of it. Next add cooked rice to it and then all the ingredients to it one by one and mix them well. Finally add red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt in it(also little add sugar if u like sweet taste basically i don’t add sugar normally ). Make sure that the whole of it should not be much thin or thick. It should be of medium thickness.(just as shown above)Now take a flat frying pan and put little oil on it. spread the raw material on it with the help of a big spoon . thickness should be 1/4 inch or little less than it . Spread it to make round shape & Let it cook on one side on slow heat . Apply little oil from side and Turn the side when it turns to golden brown in color.(as shown in pic), if needed spread little oil more from the side of it. (normally I don't need this, so I don't spread oil for second time, still it is cooking well, so why to use excessive oil :) ) Repeat the same process for other side.


When cooked on both sides, took off from stove, and serve hot with green chutney or tomato chutney or sauce. One can use this material for 1-2 days when stored in refrigerator. Just get it out before 5-10 mins . As it contains "Ajwain" it is good for health too, specially in these festival days when our tummy is loaded with sweet items :))

This is my entry for VCC Q3 2006 held by VKN.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Happy Diwali

" HAPPY DIWALI "

THE FESTIVAL TO CELEBRATE THE VICTORY OF GOOD OVER EVIL`(DIWALI STORY)


THE FESTIVAL TO REMOVE DARKNESS AND LIGHT UP DEEYA .


THE FESTIVAL OF JOY, PEACE AND COLORS .

Monday, October 16, 2006

Sweet Corn Curry

Today I am going to post one really intresting recipe , which I mad by my own ideas, even I felt it would be risky , but it was tasting yummy.

I tried Sweet Corn to make veg main course for our Indian dish. As I had sweet corn at home I seached some good recipe to make, but as I find each one either lengthy or different than our main course, I tried it with my own idea.

Ingredients:
200 Gms Yellow Sweet Corn, Cooked
2 Red, Ripe Tomato, Chopped finely
1 Capsicum, or Green chili as show in the pic below.
5-6 cloves of garlic grated, 1/2 tsp ginger grated
2 tblsp cooking oil
1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
















Method:
First boil the corn , and keep it on side, Take oil in pan or Kadhai and add to this jeera,mustard when it starts splattering add green Chili to it. after 1/2 min add tomato to it, and let it cook for 3-4 mins, until it turns to smooth gravy . now add gingle & garlic past to it, then add turmeric powder and red chilli powder to it. lastly add the cooked sweet corn and let it cook for 2 mins.

Sweet Corn Curry is ready to eat with hot chapatis or phulka. Serve with curd oe buttermilk , aachar or whatever u like, but dont forget to add love to it. it is the real matter which adds taste to it. :)

Saturday, October 14, 2006

SpringOnion with Tomato



Last week I got fresh spring onions from market . so i thought to try Spring (Green) Onion with tomato. I found it very easy to cook and yet very very tasty, the aroma of this main course can make u feel Hungry even, I like it very much as it is very quick recipe, which at the most take 15 mins to cook it whole. :)





Ingredients :
12-14 Green or Spring Onions cut into small round pieces,
2 medium tomatoes cut into small pieces,
1 tsp mustard seeds,
1 tsp jeera,
1/8 tsp turmeric powder,
1/2 tsp chilli powder or more,
salt to taste,
2 Tbs oil .


Method:
Heat oil in frying pan ,When oil is heated add the mustard seeds and jeera.When mustard seeds crackle add the spring onion.cook this on medium slow heat, when u cook this will release some water, add turmeric powder and Cook off excess water. Now add tomatos, cut in to small pieces, cook it for another 2-3 minutes. this will cook & mix tomato with spring onion very well. Now add chilli powder and salt.
Serve with Hot chapati.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

LOVE

Mataji Ni AARTI

As Recentely here was navaratri Festival, i thought to sung our old famous prayer for Mataji...
But sadly i cant recall it whole, as today i have got it , i m posting it here so that atleast it will be with me forever , accessible from anywhere...
source of this is here, which also has a very good collection of very good Gujarati poems.
જય આદ્યા શક્તિ મા જય આદ્યા શક્તિ
અખંડ બ્રહ્માંડ નિપજાવ્યા, પડવે પ્રકટ્યા મા ... ઓમ
દ્વિતીયા બે સ્વરૂપ, શિવ શક્તિ જાણો (2)
બ્રહ્મા ગણપતિ ગાવે, હર ગાવે હરમાં ... ઓમ
તૃતિયા ત્રણ સ્વરૂપ, ત્રિભુવનમાં સોહે (2)
જયા થકી તરવેણી સુસરવેણીમાં ... ઓમ
ચોથે ચતુરા મહાલક્ષ્મી મા, સચરાચર વ્યાપ્યા (2)
ચાર ભૂજા ચૌ દિશે, પ્રકટ્યા દક્ષિણમાં ... ઓમ
પંચમે પંચ ઋષિ, પંચમેં ગુણ સઘળાં (2)
પંચ તત્વ ત્યાં સોહીએ, પંડે સત્વોમાં ... ઓમ
ષષ્ઠી તું નારાયણી, મહિસાસુર માર્યો (2)
નર નારીના રૂપે, વ્યાપ્યાં સર્વેમાં ... ઓમ
સપ્તમી સપ્ત પાતાલ, સંધ્યા સાવિત્રિ (2)
ગૌ ગંગા ગાયત્રી, ગૌરી ગીતા મા ... ઓમ
અષ્ટમી અષ્ટ ભૂજા, ઓયે આનંદ મા (2)
સુરિ નર મુનીવર જનમ્યા, દેવ દૈત્યોમાં ... ઓમ
નવમી નવકુળ નાગ, સેવે નવદુર્ગા (2)
નવરાત્રીના પૂજન, શિવરાત્રીના અર્ચન, કીધા હર બ્રહ્મા ... ઓમ
દશમી દશ અવતાર, જય વિજયા દશમી (2)
રામે રામ રમાડ્યા, રાવણ રોળ્યો મા ... ઓમ
એકાદશી અગિયારસે, કાત્યાયની કામા (2)
કામદુર્ગા કાલિકા, શ્યામા ને રામા ... ઓમ
બારસે બાલા રૂપ, બહુચરી અંબા મા (2)
બટુક ભૈરવ સોહીએ, કાળ ભૈરવ સોહીએ, તારા છે તુજમાં ... ઓમ
તેરસે તુલજા રૂપ, તું તારૂણી માતા (2)
બ્રહ્મા વિષ્ણુ સદાશીવ, ગુણ તારા ગાતાં ... ઓમ
ચૌદશે ચૌદ રૂપ, ચંડી ચામુંડા (2)
ભાવ ભક્તિ કંઇ આપો, ચતુરાઇ કંઇ આપો, સિંહવાહીની મા ... ઓમ
પૂનમે કુંભ ભર્યો, સાંભળજો કરુણા (2)
વશિષ્ઠ દેવે વખાણ્યા, મારકંડ દેવે વખાણ્યા, ગાઇએ શુભ કવિતા ... ઓમ
સંવત સોળ સત્તાવન, સોળસે બાવીસમાં (2)
સંવત સોળે પ્રગટ્યા, રેવાને તીરે ... ઓમ
ત્રંબાવટી નગરીમાં, રૂપાવતી નગરી (2)
સોળ સહસ્ત્ર ત્યાં સોહીએ, ક્ષમા કરો ગૌરી ... ઓમ
ભાવ ન જાણું, ભક્તિ ન જાણું, નવ જાણું સેવા (2)
બાળક તારા શરણે અવિચલ પદ લેવા ... ઓમ
એ બે એક સ્વરૂપ, અંતર નવ ગણશો (2)
ભોળા ભવાનીને ભજતાં, ભવસાગર તરશો ... ઓમ
શિવશક્તિની આરતી જે કોઇ ગાશે (2)
ભણે શિવાનંદ સ્વામી, સુખ સંપત્તિ થાશે, હર કૈલાસે જાશે, મા અંબા દુઃખ હરશે ... ઓમ
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