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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Kozhukattai/Modak


Hi ,Wish u all Happy ganesh chathurthi..hope u all enjoyed and be bless..i am sharing modak little early...cos i made pooja day before chathurthi..since my hubby leaving out of station..
I made lots of varieties...He and my daughter gulped entire kozhukattais...i saved a few to show u....
Ingredients
For White dough
Rice flour-1 cup
Water-1 and half cup
Salt-1/2 tsp
Oil-1 tsp
Milk-1 tsp

Method
1.Boil Water,Salt,Milk and Oil
2.Add flour and mix..
3.Once it forms the dough,Remove from fire
4.When it is cooled,knead them well
5.Apply oil in hands,make a spread over (applied oil) plastic or any leaves

Stuffings

This is usual stuffing
Coconut-1 cup
Jaggery-3/4 cup
Eachi pwd-a pinch
Ghee-2 tsp
Melt jaggery in 1/4 cup of water,add coconut ,elachi and ghee.Once it goes unsticky,Stuff in middle of Kozhukattai and Steam it for 2-3 minutes.Serve hot.

This is Sesame seed/Ellu Poranam
Sesame Seed-1/4 cup
Coconut-1/4 cup
Sugar-1/4 cup
Ghee-1 tsp
Dry Roast the sesame seed and grind with coconut.Boil sugar with 2 tbsp of water and once sugar melts,add the coconut and ghee.Once poranam goes unsticky,Stuff in kozhukattai and Steam it






This is Khus Khus Poranam,My Favourite
Coconut-1 cup
Khus Khusa-1/2 cup
Sugar-1 cup
Elachi-1 tsp
Ghee-2 tbsp
Dry Roast Khus Khus and Coconut.Grind them well.Make sugar syrup and add this coconut mix.Add Ghee and elachi ,stir it goes unsticky at bottom.Use this stuffing for kollukattai.

And a Final Kozhukattai is ready



Pidi Kozhukattai

Mix Coconut n Jaggery Ponam with rice dough and hold it tightly which is Pidi Kozhukattai



Ammani Kozhukattai

Fry mustard seeds,urad dal,curry leaves and red chilly flakes in oil.Add this seasoning to rice dough.Make fine balls and Steam it

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Ven pongal and an award


Ingredients
Rice-1/2 cup
Moong dal-1/4 cup
Water-3 cups
Pepper corns-1 tsp
Cumin-2 tsp
Curry leaves-1 handful
Asafoedia-1 pinch
Green chilly-2(chopped)
Cashew-as u like
Ghee-1/2 cup
Salt to taste

Method
1.Wash rice and moong dal,cook in air-tight pan or cooker with 3 cups of water and salt
2.Once cooked,fry rest of the ingredients in ghee and add it to rice
3.Stir well and serve hot

Here there is an award and tag....

I have received the below awards & tag from Sanghi and Sangi





Thanks you friends !!!

Sanghi and Sangi has tagged me the following questions..
Rules:
Respond & rework.Answer the questions on your own blog,Replace one question you dislike from the question of your invention.Add one more of your own.Then tag 8 or 10 more people.
What is your current obsession?
Watching TV
What are you wearing today?
Blue salwar
What's for dinner?
Chapathi n onion thokku
What’s the last thing you bought?
A pair of foot wears

What are you listening to right now?
Ayan songs
What do you think about the person who tagged you?
Sanghi-A package of surprise,she cooks all traditional tamil cuisine
Sangi-A homely charm
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Chennai
What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Sun glass,Oil-free face wash ,cotton dresses,lots of juice
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Maldives
Which language do you want to learn?
Sanskirit
What’s your favourite quote?
Live,Let Live
Who do you want to meet right now?
None..hmm..might be Arnold
What is your favourite colour?
White
What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
My light weight Saree
What is your dream job?
Working in an news agency
What’s your favourite magazine?
GHK,Femina…list goes on…
If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Save 50$, and spend the rest in shopping
Who are your style icons?
None
Describe your personal style?
Simple,Polite,Ambitious
Give us three styling tips that always work for you.
Wear whatever u want,but don’t forget wear a smile and be cheer full
What are your favourite movies?
Recently Ayan
What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
A face wash,loreal mascara and a lip gloss
What inspires you?
My Father
What are you going to do after this?
Have to do my dinner
Coffee or tea?
Filter coffee
What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Eat Ice cream to cool myself
What is the meaning of your name?
One who loves/beloved
Which Other blogs you love visiting?
Check my blog roll

Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Black forest cake / Caramel Pudding
List 5 places you wanted to visit in your life time?
Switzerland,Bangkok,Varanasi,Maldives,Venice
What do you try to cook when you have cooking blues(when you feel real lazy to cook something)?
Nothing..just snack
Who do you love most and why ?
My daughter – She is my god’s gift
One vegetable you have not tasted yet?
Zucchini
What do you think is the ‘big Plus’ which keeps you unique from others?-Sanghi,here is ur Question
My Passions is the biggest strength to go ahead even if I fall everytime
Favourite season?
Spring
Which is your favourite international cuisine?
Thai
Who is ur favourite singer?-Sangi,here is ur Question
Sadhana Sargam


Respond and rework-answer the questions on your blog,replace one question that u dislike with a question of your own invention,and add one more question of your own.


Sanghi has tagged me the 7 things about you..!

This award comes with some rules:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link to the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers (it’s tough as all are creative in their own way :))
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.

7 things about me........

1.I am more calm,simple and intensive person
2.I try to please everybody in this world…Where I lack my strength
3.I love beaches n sea shores.I do walk with my daughter in evenings
4.My parents still treat me in strict way, that’s y I am still naughty and looty girl in my own way ;-)
5.I wish to work and settle down in a place before I enter 30(Now I am battling between india and usa)
6.I am real Chatter box go gaagaa ga for one question.So,I cannot hide anything from my Husband…
7. I love chocolates and Icecreams and Can make it too

So now it's time to award & tag others and I would like to share all the awards and tag with
Ramya,Niyas,vibaas,Kavya,Ramya,Solai,Manju,Vidya
Pls accept the awards and ignore the tag if you have done before.