Monday, June 30, 2008

Monsoon Favorites: Khichdi with Semolina

khichdi"Khichdi" or "Khichudi" as we commonly call it here in Bengal, is a popular recipe during monsoons. Khichdi is everyone's favorite, because it is great to taste, and can be prepared quite easily. Steaming hot khichdi with fries and chutney, is a must here during the rainy seasons! This delectable dish is really India's comfort food, being nutritious and yummy at the same time. Khichdis are of different types, cooked in a variety of ways, but more about them later.

Here's one easy to prepare recipe that's sure to tickle your tastebuds!

Ingredients: Suji or Semolina 200gms, Moong Dal(lentils) 150gms, Potatoes-2(diced), 1 Cauliflower(in small pieces), Green Peas(1cup), Ginger paste 1tsp, Green Chillies-2, Garam Masala(spices), Salt to taste, White cooking oil.

Procedure: In a dry shallow pan, fry the semolina(suji) and dal and keep separately. Fry the diced potatoes and cauliflower. Keep the dal semi-boiled. Now heat oil and saute some ginger paste first; add the fried potatoes and cauliflower, dal, green chillies, and boil for some more time. Add the semolina in this mix now. Add salt to taste. Just before taking off from the heat, add garam masala and ghee. Serve hot!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yet Another Award!

I have been rewarded with yet another wonderful award. This one's called "Rockin' Girl Blogger" Award, and it has been passed on to me by my blogger friend Sireesha. Thank you Sireesha for considering me for the award! You really rock!

All of my blogger friends are great and I love their nice comments and suggestions on my blog. I'm glad that you all love my recipes and inspire me. You all rock and this award goes to all of you!

I'm passing on this award to few of you:) Cheers to all!

Sukanya of "Hot N' Sweet Bowl Index"

Swati of "Sugarcraft India"

Suma Rajesh of "Suma's Cuisine"

Andhra Flavors of "For Spicy Lovers"

and once again to Sireesha of Mom's Recipes for her wonderful creations.

You girls are amazing!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Thanks a Lot for the Award!

My blogger friend Sireesha has passed on these two beautiful awards to me. Thanks a lot Sireesha! I am glad that you chose me for the awards and found me eligible to receive them.

Nice Matters Award: Quoting my friend Sireesha, "Nice Matters Award is for those bloggers who are nice people; good blog friends and those who inspire good feelings and inspiration. Also for those who are a positive influence on our blogging world.” I am very happy to get this award!

Good Chat Blog Award: This is one award I am fortunate to qualify for.

Once again, thank you Sireesha from the bottom of my heart for these wonderful awards and considering me for them!