Sunday, August 25, 2019

PARAMANNAM..RICE PUDDING..INSTAPOT

PARAMANNAM..RICE PUDDING..IN INSTAPOT..

Paramannam..rice pudding..milk kheer is too tasty in instapot..done it for the first time on a trial and error basis.. and could succeed in making it more yummy than in normal cooking.This I made on Vara Lakshmi Puja,and could serve as a prasadam in Puja.


Materials..




Milk..2 glasses
Water ..2 glasses
Raw rice..1 glass
Jaggery powder..1 glass ful


Ghee..1 tbsp
Cashews..8 no.s..
made into pieces
Raisins..8 no.s
Cardamom powder ..2 pinches

Method..

1..Add ghee to a pan on gas stove and saute cashews for 30 seconds,immediately add raisins and as they plump in 30 seconds switch off the flame,and keep aside in a plate.

2..Instapot.. add 1 tsp ghee to instapot vessel,and add 1 glass raw rice,and saute  in the ghee for 1 minute..
3.Add 1 glass of milk and 2 glasses of water and i cooked in rice mode for 12 minutes.

4.Then after it released pressure,it took 12 +6 mins,then I  took it out by releasing steam.


5.Then mash  well the cooked rice,and added jaggery powder and remaining one glass milk,and saute for 4 minutes,and finally added the cashews and raisins and cardamom powder,,and kept in warm.
6.After half an hour took it out mixed well and garnished it.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

JANMASHTAMI..ATUKULA PAYASAM...AVAL PAYASAM

ATUKULA PAYASAM..SHRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI 





Shri Krishna Ashtami..the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over India.Atukulu..poha.. Aval is a favourite of Lord Krishna,and jaggery added to payasam makes it more tasty..
Atukula payasam an easy and tasty sweet neivedhyam/bhog offered to God Krishna..In Vaishnavam and all over India, Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated very grandly by everyone.People try to do many prasadams bhog  in the event of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.One such bhog is done with Atukulu..poha.. beaten rice..and it is very simple.

Recipe ..

Prep time..10 mins
Cooking time..25 mins
Serves..3

Materials..

Poha.. Atukulu.. Aval.. Beaten rice..1/2 small cup
Jaggery..1/2 small cup..same measurement as poha
Milk..4 to 5  cups..same measurement as above
Ghee..3 tbsp
Cardamom..2 no.s,made in to powder
Cashews ..10 no.s made into slits
Raisins..10 no.s
Saffron..4 strands

Method..

1.Place a pan on the stove,add 1 tbsp ghee into it..

2.After heating add cashews slits and fry for 1 minute then add raisins too and fry..after a minute when raisins start fluffing,  take all of them in to a plate, and set aside.

3.Now add the remaining ghee to the same pan,and add poha/atukulu  and fry till 2to 3 minutes.
4.Next add the roasted dry fruits half  of the fried quantity,to the poha,and keep remaining aside.


5.Add milk to the pan with poha, and cashews, raisins. Mix well and let it cook in low flame,till the milk is reduced and thickened..by this time the poha will be softened.

6.Add jaggery ,mix well,immediately  add the remaining fried cashews and raisins, cardamom powder,saffron, and switch o aff the stove..Mix well.
7.Garnish with  cashew, raisins and saffron..
8.Serve  hot or cold..

SHEERA.. SUJI..PRASADAM

PRASADAM


Sheera.. suji prasadam is done in all regions but may be vary in materials


but taste will be identical. We use this as neivedhyam offering in Puja..


It takes less than half of the time in preparing it when compared to cracked wheat prasadam..

Materials:  suji.. ravva 1 cup   .. Sugar 1 to 1 1/2 cups..  Milk 2 cups ..Water 2 cups ..Cardamon powder a pinch ..Cashew nuts, raisins afew.. Ghee 1/2 to 3/4 cup...  U may add upto 1 cup if not calorie conscious.

Method:


Place a kadai on the stove and add 1 tsp ghee to it,after heating add
Upma ravva to it,roast  it  and stir for every 2 mins in a low flame,till it
turns into a bit brown colour and a nice aroma follows.It may take just
upto 5 mins if roasted in low flame.. Keep it aside.

Place a pan and add water and milk to it,after boiling add sugar slowly,
let it boil.After boiling add roasted suji/upma ravva slowly,if added
fastly  it may form lumps.Mix well, add ghee slowly spoon after spoon,
stirring it  .Let it simmer for a few mins,cover with a lid.

Meanwhile in 1 tbsp ghee fry the cashews and raisins,in low flame and
keep it aside.Then, lastly sprinkle elaichi powder,and add cashews and
 raisins,mix well and switch off.
Serve .It tastes heavenly.


PANCHAMRUTHAM

PANCHAMRUTHAM

An easy made prasadam in 5 minutes by mixing all the readily available materials..especially it's made in every home in Puja.

Materials..
Cow milk..1/4 cup
Cow curds..1/4 cup
Cow ghee..1/2 spoon
Honey..1tbsp
Sugar..1 tsp
Water..1/2 tbsp
Banana  1/2 chopped into small pieces.
Method..
Take a cup and place milk,and now add curds,mix well
Add ghee,blend,finally add honey and sugar and mix well.
Lastly add finely chopped banana pieces,thoroughly mix.
Panchamrutham is ready for neivedhyam now. 

VARALAKSHMI PUJA PRASADAM

VARALAKSHMI PUJA PRASADAM

Vara Lakshmi puja prasadams here with sharing.

Sheera..suji prasadam....paramannam..and Panchamrutham
The posts of the above follows..

Friday, August 23, 2019

POTLAKAYA..SNAKE GOURD CURRY

SNAKE-GOURD CURRY/POTLAKAYA KURA




INGREDIENTS:
Snake gourd/Potlakaya-2 cups
Chopped in to pieces
Oil 2 tbsp
Urad daal 1tsp
Channa daal 1 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Red chilli 3 nos
Made in to slits
Green chilli 2to 3 nos-slits
Hing optional
Curry leaves
Chilli powder 1/4 th  tsp
Turmeric powder 2 pinches
Salt
METHOD:
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt to the chopped snake gourd
  • pieces,mix well,keep it aside  for 5 minutes.

  • Now press the chopped  pieces well for 2 to 3 minutes,with your hand and squeeze out /remove the water.

  • Place the squeezed pieces in a bowl aside.
  • Now place a kadai on the stove with oil in it.

  • After the oil gets heated add urad and channa daals,mustard seeds,red chilli slits one by one.

  • After they splutter add green chilli slits and curry leaves and mix well.

  • Now add the squeezed snakegourd pieces,turmeric powder,mix well,and place the lid.
  • And cook in a low flame,by placing the lid ,the curry will be cooked with water vapour.



  • After 10 minutes add required  salt and chilli powder too,and mix well.
  • Let it simmer on a low flame until cooked..lastly add extra Tadka made by chanadal, Uradal , red mirchi for garnishing..

  • Serve hot

Thursday, August 22, 2019

GREEN PEAS MASALA CHAT

GREEN PEAS CHAT

ARATIKAYA ALLAM KARAM CURRY

ARATIKAYA ALLAM KARAM KURA..ARATIKAYA UPMA KURA

Aratikaya allam karam kura,another traditional authentic Andhra region recipe,is good for lunch section,and blends well with steamed rice,in vegetarian families..

RECIPE MATERIALS..

Aratikayalu..raw bananas..3 numbers

Aratikayalu ,has to remove the ends,and peel of the skin..apply half teaspoon oil to hands and knife too,to avoid the stickiness.. chop into cubes and place in water.

Time..

Preparation time 10 mins
Cooking time..30 mins or more,
Coz of boiling in pressure cooker
Serves..2 persons

Tadka materials..

Chanadal..1 tsp
Uradal..3 to 4 tsp
Mustard seeds..1 tsp
Jeera..1tsp
Red chillies..2 no.s.. 
Made in to slits
Ginger 1 inch
Green chillies 5 no.s
Curry leaves 2 twigs
Chopped 
Turmeric1 tsp
Lime juice 1 tsp
Oil 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

Method..

First make a paste of ginger and green chillies in small vessel of grinder, by mixing a tsp of water.My recipes are medium spicy,so use chillies act as per your choice.



1.Place chopped aratikayalu..  raw plantain cubes in a vessel and add turmeric and water and boil it..if in pressure cooker get 3 whistles,and switch on when 4th whistle is going to come.

2.Slowly remove the pressure after 15 minutes safely,and very carefully remove and take off the excess water, drain it..
3.Meanwhile place a Kadai on stove and add oil to it,if u want add half tablespoon more oil,than suggested.

4.Add Uradal,chanadal,stir it for a minute,then immediately add mustard ,jeera,red chilli slits,curry leaves and stir,add hing and haldi too.

5.Now add ginger chilli paste to the Tadka and mix well.
6.Now add the boiled raw plantain cubes ,mix well,adjust salt,then mash well with a laddle..let it simmer for 2 minutes,place lid.

7.After 2 minutes add 1tsp lime juice and mix well.mix well.Switch off the stove..place lid.

8..Serve with steamed rice.





Wednesday, August 21, 2019

SAREE PAINTINGS..

SAREE PAINTINGS

Painted careers do carry their own beauty,suitable for small occasions ..I have a few designs to share...first comes yellow saree

Yellow organza silk with magenta border,and flowers painted with light magenta and white..and leaves,don't have any choice except green...
Red SAREE.. 

Red with gold colour organza silk..on gold colour I mixed shading of red colour with gold colour,for peacock design..and to get an embossing look ,gave an outline with black.
Blue SAREE.. 
Blue organza silk carees  light blue with white shading,and small gold colour flowers and black leaves...leaves are given gold colour outlines to make them look beautiful.
Magenta Saree..

Magenta organza silk ,is painted in 2 colours..on magenta back ground painted with gold and black outlines.. and on gold colour background, painted with magenta and black outlines..for peacock motif..
Try these designs,on your clothes..