Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lemon Yogurt Shake

  • Yogurt……………….2 cups
  • Chopped Ginger……..1tsp
  • Lemon Juice………….4tbsp
  • Lemon Zest…………..1tsp
  • Honey……………….2tsp
  • Raspberries…………..¼  cup
  • Green Grapes................1/4 cup
Method
  • Blend all the ingredients together except berries and grapes
  • Add ice, raspberries and grapes.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Thiruvathira Kali

Thiruvathira kali

This thiruvathira kali and Thalakam are the naivedyams for Lord Shiva on Thiruvathira Day. (Arudra day in Danur masam) Cooked vegetables with savory taste and sweet dish offered to Lord Shiva.
Kaikotti kali or Thiruvathira kali is popular folk dance performed by ladies on this day. Some keep fast and awake through out night playing, singing.

Ingredients

  • Rice.........................1cup
  • Jaggery.....................1cup
  • Grated Coconut.........1/4 cup
  • Cardamom Powder...1/4 tsp

Thiruvathira Festival for Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva

Thiruvathira Kali is a sweet, we make for Thiruvathira festival in Kerala
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Method

  • Wash the rice and spread in a towel to dry. Dry roast the rice till it becomes golden brown. 
  • Grind this rice coarsely. Heat a pan with 2cups of  water and jaggery.  
  • When it boils add the  rice powder and mix  well .(you can keep in cooker too)
  • When the rice is cooked add the coconut and cardamom powder.

Sabudana Vada(Sago vada)

Ingredients

  • Sabudana....................1cup
  • Green Chilies...............4
  • Peanut Powder............1/2 cup
  • Coriander Leaves........few
  • Cumin Seeds..............1tsp
  • Mashed Potato...........2salt to taste

Method

  • Soak the sabudana for one hour and drain the water.
  • Powder the peanuts into coarsely.
  • Cook the potato and mash it.
  • Chop the chili and coriander leaves.Mix all with salt, cumin seeds and make vadas. 
  • Heat the oil and deep fry the vadas. Serve with mint chutney.