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#226 Oct 29th, 2012, 00:32
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Durga Puja yesterday. Today chicken samosa before a choice tandoori meal (run by Bengalis)..
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Ghee roast, vada, mint chutney, sambar, coconut chutney.
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Happy Diwali!!

Well, somebody had to post here !

Diwali Thali - A mini 'South Indian lunch Thali'!

Contents of this thali - Typical Bangalore dishes usually prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi or Deepavali.

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From Left to right
  • Bisibele Bhaath (Hot lentil Rice, literally in English - But more of a Spicy Sambhar rice with lots of veggies like french beans, carrot, onion, potatoes, green peas etc).
  • Steamed Rice
  • Rasam - again a lentil preparation (spic), eaten with steamed rice. But what I had prepared today was a bit different - tastes sweet & spicy as it had the 'hoorana' (Pooran in Marathi - the sweet filling prepared with jaggery & black chickpeas and elaichi.
  • Curd rice - with a twist. Usually it is curd & rice with a little bit of tempering. I had prepared it by replacing steamed rice with 'Parched rice' (Poha)! It is my favorite.
  • Cucumber salad
  • A sweet would be must - hence 'Holige' as we call it in Kannada or more popularly known as 'Pooran poli' in Mumbai by Maharashtrians. It is the Indian bread with a sweet filling.
  • Aambode (pronounced as aam-as in Hindi equivalent of Mango, bo- as in bow tie, de as in English 'day') - It's rather a deep fried spicy snack which goes very well with Rasam rice as also with evening tea/coffee.

My mom would have wanted me to prepare a little bit of yellow Dal and some Payasam (kheer) as is the tradition, but I was a bit lazy to include them in the menu .
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#230 Dec 5th, 2012, 19:01
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Paneer butter masala and fried rice @Bell Hotel, Toothukudi

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#231 Dec 26th, 2012, 23:41
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Veg lunch, TN style.
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Nobody had Christmas lunch/dinner?
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Not exactly for 'Lunch', but i had prepared 'Gaajar ka Halwa' (Carrot Halwa)!



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picnic menu

During this cool Picnic season, here are our menu of last Picnic

1. 2. 3. - breakfast (Pea-Kachuri and Chola-r Daal)

4. lunch - Mutton Biriyani, Chiken Kasha

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#234 Jan 29th, 2013, 18:23
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@Duronto Jajabor, I have never tried green peas katchori with choler daal... we mostly eat this katchori with Aloor dum and tomato chutney!
#235 Jan 29th, 2013, 18:35
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...and with ghughni also
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Right jyotidada,

This kachuri goes better with Alur dam, but not bad with cholar dal. Actually cholar dal can play finely with any kachuri/luchi/radha ballbhi
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Chicken Biryani:

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Well, somebody wanted the recipe of 'Carrot Halwa' (Photograph posted above in my previous post)!! It's not the traditional way that I prepare with carrot and milk but I opt for easier method (also I don't measure exactly and use ingredients, it's my intuition most of the times). Here is the Method -

I had prepared with about 2 kilos of carrot.
  • Fry grated carrot on medium flame in a thick-bottom pan until the the carrot juice evaporates.
  • add condensed milk (I use Amul Mithai mate, one and half tins for 2 kilos of carrot) & cook carrot till the condensed is completely absorbed.
  • add about 150 gms of sugar (or as per requirement) and keep stirring at regular intervals.
  • Once the mixture becomes dry, add 3 tbsp of ghee (I use homemade) and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes and switch off the stove.
  • Dry roast chopped cashews & almonds and add it to the above prepared mixture.
  • If one feels like adding cardamom powder, it is optional.
Carrot halwa is ready!

But for those who do not like to add dry fruits, especially almonds - no need to add . Personally speaking, I don't like any dry fruits added to this halwa or even cardamom powder! I prefer only the carrot and milk flavor but my daughter and hubby feel dry fruits give body to the sweet, hence I add them!

With the same recipe, I made 'beetroot' halwa in the evening! I haven't seen many who like 'beet', but I love it. It has a very distinct flavor and when cooked properly, it tastes yummy.

Without any 'nuts', the gooey 'beetroot halwa'!

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And then, after adding some roasted cashew powder.

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#239 Feb 5th, 2013, 21:53
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Beetroot halwa looks scrumptious Naveena!
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post Beetroot halwa looks scrumptious Naveena!
Thanks TD.

My mom makes it real yummy.
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