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Madraasi Deepavali Celebration – 2017 / Diwali 2017 celebrations at home

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Deepavali / Diwali is an important Indian (Hindu) festival celebrated by all the Indians in India and across the world. As we are in the land of “Unity of Diversity”, each and every state people celebrate it in their own way, also Diwali is celebrated in two different states whereas south Indian celebrates it on 18 oct and North Indian celebrates it on 19th oct. Being a south Indian and living together with so many region people in our apartment, glad we got to celebrate it for 2 days.

Madraasi Deepavali Celebrations at home / Diwali celebration 2017

We (South Indian) wake up, early in the morning, apply oil to the head, take bath, later start preparing snacks and food for pooja. Once they are done, we perform pooja, get blessing from the elders, and elders of our family distribute the new dress to everyone. After wearing the new dress, we have our breakfast, and the breakfast would be served in a banana leaf with too many sweets and savories that has been prepared all over a week time. As sharing is caring we distribute sweets and savories prepared in our home to our neighbors, friends – wishing them Happy DEEPAVALI.

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After the sweets distribution, here comes the best part of a year waiting – It’s the crackers section. We start bursting crackers, with family, friends, with loads of fun and joy. After bursting few crackers, we return home and start watching the Television as there will be more and more fun filled program, also there will be numerous movie getting released for this Diwali. It would be more fun and super thrilled getting tickets for our favorite star movie, and then watching them at the Cinemas with the whole family as a group. Then over the evening we lit Deepam / Diya perform pooja and then during nights we start bursting out the crackers, sparkle sparklers, chakras, flowerpots and so on.

Sweets, snacks and lunch

On the Banana Leaf –

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Murukku Recipe / Coconut Milk Murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe – Diwali recipe

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Murukku is a savoury, crunchy Indian snack, perfect for tea time with a cup of tea or coffee. Murukku means twisted and is originated for Tamil Nadu. Murukku is most commonly prepared with rice flour and white lentils / urad dal flour by infusing some flavors. There are different types of making murukku commonly its made by adding the dough to the press and then pressing to the oil, few are made by rolling the dough by hands and then deep fried in oil.

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Coconut Milk Murukku Recipe / Thengai Paal Murukku recipe / Murukku Recipe – Diwali recipe

Murukku can be made in bulks and stored in an air tight container, as is stays fresh for a week. Already I have shared the recipe of Butter Murukku and Rava Murukku. Now let me share coconut milk murukku. Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal murukku is prepared with rice flour, white lentils (urad dal) flour and coconut milk. Make sure to use thick coconut milk, as it gives more flavor to the murukku. Compared to the regular ones this murukku is little crispy.

Making of Coconut milk murukku / Thengai Paal Murukku Video recipe –

A very easy and simple savory snack for Diwali. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice flour (store bought) – 1 cup
  • Urad dal / White lentils / ulundam paruppu – 2 ½ tbsp.
  • Coconut milk – 1 cup
  • Jeera / Cumin – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida / Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Butter – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 2 cups (for deep frying)

Preparation:

  • Dry roast urad dal / ulundam paruppu / white lentils for 2 mins or until it starts turning golden brown in color.
  • Spread it over a plate, bring it to room temperature, grind to a fine powder.
  • In a bowl, sieve the ground urad dal powder, add rice flour, cumin seeds, salt, asafetida and mix it well.
  • Pour melted butter and crumble it well.
  • Pour coconut milk little by little and start kneading the dough gently.
  • Take the press, put the 3-hole disc, grease it well with oil, and take a small portion of dough and fill the press.
  • Press the dough to check the flowing of the dough, if it’s tight to press, pour little more coconut milk knead the dough and continue the process.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, press the murukku to the oil, after a min, swap the sides and cook on both sides, until the oozing sound of oil comes down.
  • Cook only in medium flame, else the murukku would turn brown in color before getting cooked.
  • Drain the oil, remove it from fire.

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Serve along with tea or coffee once it reaches room temperature. You can also store it in an air tight container once it reaches room temperature and stays fresh for 2 weeks.

Kebab & Korma Bazaar at M Cafe, Whitefield Marriott, Bangalore

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Got an invite for Kababs and Korma Bazaar food festival at Whitefield Marriott, Bangalore and food festival is from Oct 9th till Oct 14th from 12:30 p.m till 3:30 p.m.

This Kabab and Korma Bazaar Festival is celebrated the heritage of Nawabs and Mughal rulers who introduced Kababs and Kormas to India. The enigmatic Chef Pushkar Singh Mehra of Bengaluru Whitefield Marriott, have curated the menu and prepared a collection of delectable kebabs and rich kormas. The kebabs where doused in yogurt, covered with spices and grilled over charcoal flame. The richness of Kormas take us to the period of Mughal royalty with a royal dinning.

There was live section, where the kababs are grilled over charcoal and also there was also live section for roti, nan and paratha. Let me share the food with pictures, I had –

Shorba – Subziyan Ka Akr – The shorba was delicious with perfect texture, the way it was served was eye catching. The soup plate had few pieces of carrots and beans along with saffron strands over the sides of the plate and later the soup is poured over the veggies and then was about to consumed.

Kebab – Sahi Galouti Kebab, Murgh Tikka Mirza Hasnoo, Palak Chilgoza Tikki and Peeli Mirch Ka Tikka. All the four Kebabs was outstanding and filling.

Main Course

·         Nalli Nihari – Being one of my favorite dish with Lamb, the lamb was cooked tenderly, as it was little chewy, juicy and melt in mouth. Must to try.

·         Mahi Mussalam – The korma was too good, where the fish pieces are fried and added to the korma.

·         Lagan Ka Murg

·         Dal Gomti

·         Paneer Khushrang

·         Subz Noor Maha Parda Biryani – Although being a veg version, the briyani tasted yumm.

·         Ghost Awadhi Biryani

·         Khush Ka Chawal

Breads – Naan E Tanak –  is prepared from the fermented dough, it was too soft and yum with porous texture and Ulta Tawa Ka Parantha.

Desserts – Sahi Phirni, Shimla Mirch Ka Halwa – Definitely a must to try, it was good and Nizam Ki Nazakat – It tastes similar to Gulab jamun, filled with nuts.
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Also the menu keeps on changing for every 3 days, a must to try in Bangalore.