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Vinayagar Chaturthi – 2017 / Ganesh Chathurthi – 2017 celebrations at our home

Vinayagar Chaturthi – 2017 / Ganesh Chathurthi – 2017 celebrations at our home

 

It’s almost 7 yrs, we have been to Bangalore, usually in my parent’s parents place or in my in-laws place we celebrate Vinayagar Chaturthi by preparing few dishes, offer to Lord Ganesh at our home and visit temple for special pooja. But after coming to Bangalore, we found too many Ganesh idols, all over the streets few days before Vinayagar Chaturthi and when daughter wanted to get one of them and do pooja, sing bhajan, decorate Ganesh, offer food to Lord at least for 3 days. This resulted us in bringing Ganesh Idol and celebrating the way she wanted and later immersing it the nearby lake. So, this was happening for almost 6 years at our home. But with the small change from last two years, we have been immersing Ganesha in a bucket of water, later collecting the soil and planting herbs on it.

We here in our apartment also celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, by decorating Ganesha, each and every one preparing a dish, which is served as an offering and later distributed to all of us. Later followed by some cultural program by our kids, bhajans, evening filled with fun, laughter and games.

 

Garhwali Food Festival, Fairfield Marriott, Bangalore

Garhwali Food Festival, Fairfield Marriott, Bangalore

Got an invite for Garhwali food festival at Kava, Fairfield Marriott, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore. The name sounds very different and new to me, later came to know that it was based on the individual community Garhwali who lives in and around districts of Uttarakhand, India. Much excited for the review, as the cuisine was new to me.

This Garhwali food festival at Kava, Fairfield Marriott, Bangalore happened only for a week from (11th Aug – 20th Aug). The restaurant was well decorated, and two ladies were dressed in Garhwali attire, which gives us the feeling of Uttarakhand. Not only with the ambiance but every time Marriott would bring their authentic regional Chef of the particular region and this time it’s Chef Kripal Adhikari, who came from Uttarakhand for this food festival. Along with him, Head Chef Aniket Das, prepared this delicious feast and all the dishes tastes yum.
Kava - Fairfield by Marriott Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Also the most impressing one was the menu was written out in a leaf plate and then the food was served in a thali. Being a non-vegetarian, First Comes the chutney – had 4 different chutneys – Bhang ki chutney (name sounds different and good right? Must to try over there), Bhatt ki chutney, Amla chutney, Batuwe ka raita and Amchuri.

Thali holds – Jakhiya Paneer, Akrot Kebab, Phannu (I have come across this dish through my fellow food bloggers from north but the very first time got to try it, it was awesome – made of mixed lentils), Pahari Rajma, Kafuli (made spinach and fenugreek leaves ) – the color of this dish was more inviting and so it tastes (yum), Chakhor Kebab, Pahari Murgi Tamatar Jhol (curry), Ghanuo Jhol (Lamb Shank), Teetar Biryani, Jinnu ki roti, Pahari Lal Chawal, Mandua (Finger millet) kit Rotti – It was yum, when I tried it with Ghanuo Jhol (must to have), Gahat Ke paratha and Makki ki Rotti.

Coming to Desserts, Kheer (prepared with rice), Coconut Barfi and Bal Mithai (Barfi made of sweetened khoya and coated with sugar balls) – must to try.
Kava - Fairfield by Marriott Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
The Dinner Buffet is priced at INR 949 + Tax. Wishing everyone a Happy weekend, do not miss the food festival, give a try and enjoy the food festival.

For reservations, contact 080 49470020

 

 

Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Semolina (Sooji) Dhokla recipe – Tricolour Dhokla / Independence Day Special

Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Semolina (Sooji) Dhokla recipe – Tricolour Dhokla / Independence Day Special

Wishing everyone a Happy Independence Day from Madraasi

India and we Indians celebrating our 70 th Independence Day, today is being a great pride for each and everyone of us. Like I shared last year Why India is Unique from all the other countries – It’s one and only “Unity In Diversity”, how many of us agree that still we keep up the unity in diversity in mind – few of us right. Wish everyone one of us to respect, follow and to share thoughts more and more about unity in diversity among us.

Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Dhokla recipe / Tricolor Dhokla recipe – Independence Day Special

As a food blogger, last year it was Tricolor Kesari and two years back it was Tricolor Sandwich and this year 2017 sharing a Tricolor Instant Rava Dhokla, give a try…

Dhokla topped with sweet water tempering – Instant Rava Dhokla recipe / Instant Dhokla recipe / Tricolor Dhokla recipe – Independence Day Special

Preparation Time – 10 mins

Cooking Time – 20 mins

Serves – 4 nos

Ingredients:

  • Rava / Semolina / Sooji – 1 cup
  • Sour Curd – 1 cup
  • Water – 1/3 cup
  • Eno (original flavor) / Cooking soda – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp + 1 ½ tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Salt – ¾ tsp (as per your taste)
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Food color (orange and green) – ¼ tsp each
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • Take rava/semolina/sooji, Eno, sour curd, salt all together in a bowl, mix them well by pouring water little by little and make sure no lumps are formed.
  • Let it rest for few mins, meanwhile boil water in a steamer or idli vessel.
  • Divide the dhokla batter to three equal portions, add orange food color to one portion and green food color to the other portion. Mix it well.
  • Grease the dhokla mould with oil, pour the batter, first orange, then white and later green as the three portions.
  • Place the mould in the stand and steam it in the steamer for 15 mins or until the dhokla is cooked (spoon inserted in the middle of the dhokla should come out clean).
  • Meanwhile, heat 1 ½ tbsp of oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle, add the slit green chili and cook for a min.
  • Add sugar and pour water and a tsp of lemon juice, bring it to boil for 3 mins and remove it from fire.
  • Remove the dhokla gently to a plate, pour the tempered sweet water over the dhokla.

Serve hot.