2009/05/09

A WEEK BREAK--EXTENDING THE LAST DATE FOR MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL EVENTP

Hai friends ,



My laptop is under repair......it will be ready only on wednesday. So,I could not check ur entries for Mom's Day special event within 2 days and post the roundup......hence i am extending the date of till May 15 th.........keep sending ur entries........happy participating........................will meet u all soon with the event round up.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Cheers,
Shama

2009/05/07

MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL ---ANNOUNCING OF MOM'S MOST FAVOURITE RECIPE EVENT '09

Hai Friends ,

Well and wish you all the same . I am happy to announce my second special event . Hope you people will enjoy participating in it .

"AMMA" (MOTHER) , is the most powerful word in this world . She is the one who shower us with pure love , care and all the best wishes for us . She taught us how to live in this world . Without her , we cannot imagine all aspects of our life .

I love my mom so much . We are her whole world . I am the most pampered one .She is behind me for each and every success in my life, shed tears when i am sad and feel more happy when i feel happy . She is the best cook in this world . She prepares our favourite recipes and serve us with true love . This makes the food, most tastier . She was the one who teached me to hold the ladle and cook .

This event is specially for her . I would love to prepare her's most favourite recipe and give a surprise to her .........as my Mother's Day Gift .

Hope you all feel the same .Then join in this event ........ MOM'S MOST FAVOURITE RECIPE EVENT

Pic.source : annegeddes.com and google

Rules for the event :


1) Prepare your mom's most favourite recipe and post it in your blog with the link back to the event.
2) Send the link and pictures to shamanagscrafts@gmail.com on or before May 10 th,2009 .


Hope you all will enjoy .

Cheers,
Shama

2009/05/04

AVAL PAYASAM / POHA PAYASAM



I prepared this payasam for Akshaya Trithiya.

INGREDIENTS :


Aval/Beaten rice/ Poha -1 cup
Ghee
Sugar
Elachi powder / cashew/Almond powder -- 2 tsp
Cashews / Dried graphes
Milk --250 ml

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Ghee fry the poha for 3 minutes and leave aside .
2) Boil milk in a heavy bottomed vessel with a cup of water . Add poha,sugar and mixed powders . Stir continuously till it reduces to half .
3) Garnish with ghees fried cashews,raisins and almond .This goes to 15 minute cooking hosted my Mahima

2009/05/02

KATHIRIKKAI MOCHAI PAYAR KUZHAMBU (BRINJAL FRESH FIELD BEANS CURRY)

Hai Friends ,

Well and wish you all the same . Thank you for sending lot of yummy different recipes to Grammathu Kaimanam Event . On seeing those yummy collections ,i am interested to get many more delicious recipes from you . So, I am extending the last date till May 31 st .

Expecting more for you...........enjoy the event .

Cheers,
Shama

Here comes one of the most famous recipe from all the villages in Tamilnadu , I learnt this recipe from my paternal grandmother from Thattankulam .





INGREDIENTS :

Kathirikkai / Brinjal --150 g
Mocchaikottai / Fresh field beans--1 cup
Tamarind -- a medium lemon size
Coconut --4 pieces
Kulambu milagai powder /Curry chilli powder--1 tsp
Sambar powder --1 tsp
Turmeric powder --1 tsp
Onion--1 cup
Tomato -1
Salt to taste
Mustard,Jeera -- 1 tsp each
Curry leaves

METHOD OF PREPARATION :

1) Pressure cook mocchaikottai for 3 whistles , collect the stock in a separate bowl and keep aside.
2) Soak tamarind in the stock .
3) Meanwhile , heat oil in a kadai . Add mustard and Jeera .Once it splutters , add chopped onion and saute till tender .
4) Then add tomato,curry leaves and wait till it becomes skinny .
5) Then add brinjal and add little water . Cover with a lid. Cook in a slow flame .
6) When the brinjal is well cooked , add mocchai , tamarind extract , grinded coconut ,little water and all the powders .
7) Add 2 tbsps of oil and cover with a lid .Remove from the flame ,once the oil separates .

Serve hot with rice .Sending this to Grammathu Kaimanam hosted by me. 

PRAWN PIZZA