This is a Keralian Amchi Cuisine which I learnt from one of a wonderful food group KKAJ. It tastes awesome with white rice. Here is what we need: Tur dal-1 cup Pumpkin-250gms Coconut grated -1 cup Red chillies-1-2 Turmeric powder-1/4 th tsp Salt to taste For tempering :
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Cumin seed(jeera) -1 tsp
Coconut oil – 1tsp
Coconut grated & roasted till it turns golden brown - 2 tsps
Pressure cook tur dai and pumpkin pieces
without removing the skin.
Make a smooth paste of coconut & red chillies
(thisdish is not spicy).
Add this paste the dal & cooked pumpkin pieces. Add
turmeric & salt and bring to a boil.
Heat oil in a kadai add mustard, jeera & curry leaves .Finally
add grated & dry roasted coconut over the prepared dish.
Its just a 4 days for Deepavali… and m sure all are busy preparing sweets and savories for this Deepavali…. I m posting the wishes and a sweet today itself as I may not be able to blog for some time. Deepavali is the festival of Lights. The word 'Deepavali' is made up of two simple words. 'Deepa' means light and 'Avali' means a row. Hence 'Deepavali' means a row of lights. The festival is associated with many legends and beliefs. One of them is to commemorate the killing of Narakasura, a notorious demon, by Lord Krishna. Narakasura, because of his previous store of virtue, had been granted a boon at the moment of his death. He asked that his death might ever be, commemorated as a day of feasting. Hence Deepavali is known as 'Naraka Chaturdashi. So this Deepavali, as you shop for Diyas, ponder upon its flame's spiritual nature. It will not only beautify and brighten your home, but will remind you of the transformations that it is meant to bring wi…
Hello all, hope u had a great weekend we to did... infact its the 2nd day of the week for us and we r waiting for the weekend eagerly as its celebration time for us J. Some food pictures attract one so much that you feel like
eating it right away. Same did this picture do to me! I wanted to gulp it right
away but there was no way that I could get it anywhere here or make it the
moment I saw. So I had to wait for a day and made it the very next day. I kept
all the things ready in the morning so that I don’t miss a single thing. But I
had a few doubt’s which Prathibha cleared the very moment I asked her.
Thank U Prathy for the recipe as well as guiding me when I was in a doubt.
It was so yum that I we(even my lil one) could not resist eating it. I
made puri’s also at home as we could have as much as we want and my little one
also was eating them, I wanted to make it at home healthy and fresh.
We finish off the whole batch of puri’s and pani too ;) I know you may think
crazy people but …
This is a old post I have made no changes in this and have posted this as it is. I am getting my recipes back here some food pics just as it is some with a new look. Thank You for the support you have shown to Aps Kitchen.
I hope you can spare with me and try to read the significance of both the festivals. I have collected it from Many sources like my Mom, Granny and last but not the least Google Aunty. Now for the significane:Tulsi: Tulsi came out of the ocean during Amrita manthan as a younger sister of Lakshmi. She too was devoted to Lord Vishnu and wanted to marry him. But Lakshmi who was already married to him did not like the idea and cursed her to become a plant. Thus the tulsi plant was born. But the all merciful Lord Vishnu took pity and fulfilling her wish declared that when he will be in the form of a saligram she will remain close to him in the form of a tulsi leaf. Therefore even today a saligram will have a tulsi leaf along with it. In front of every GSB home there will be a …