Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Krishna Janmashtami | Gokulashtami Recipes

Tomorrow is Krishna Janmashtami [25/8/2016] . Also known as Gokulashtami ,it is celebrated to rejoice the birth of Lord Krishna, the 8th incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It falls on the 8th day or Ashtami,Krishna Paksha [or the Dark fortnight] in the month of Shraavana in the Hindu calendar. Each family follow their own customs and traditions as a part of the celebration.

Poojas and prayers are offered around mid night, the time the Lord was born and several food stuffs are prepared and offered to the Lord. It is a tradition to prepare Cheedai, Kesari, Aval upma, ladoos,Homemade butter and Curd,jaggery are also offered to the Lord..

Here are some varieties from my blog.I will be adding more to this collection. So do come back...

Kesari Varieties

Cheedai Varieties

Recipes with Poha / Aval / Flattened Rice - Aval is a favoriteod Lord Krishna and here are some recipes to try..

Payasam / Kheer- No celebration is complete without a kheer/ payasam.Choose from one of the many varieties that have been churned out from my kitchen...

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Peanut Coconut Coriander Chutney

For the second day of 'Go nuts' in Blogging Marathon #67, week 2, I have this chutney made with peanuts, coconut and coriander. The flavor of the peanut is the main one here and there is just an undertone of coriander leaves, hence the pale green color of the chutney.

I used:

For Chutney:

Roasted and skinned peanuts - 1 cup
Coconut, grated- 1/4 cup
Coriander leaves- a handful
Ginger- 1" peice
Green chilies - 2/ adjust to taste
Salt to taste

For tempering :

Oil- 1 teaspoon
Mustard- 1/2 teaspoon
Chana dal- 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds-1/4 teaspoon

  1. Blend all the ingredients for the chutney, adding a little water. Make an almost smooth paste. Scrape down the sides of the jar once/ twice in between. Remove on to a serving dish
  2. Heat oil for tempering.Add all the ingredients. Once the mustard pops and dal turns brown, pour over the chutney and mix well.
  3. Goes well with Idli /Dosa

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#67

Bon Appetit....

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Banana Peanut Butter Milkshake

When Lil Angel was a tiny tot, I introduced her to peanut butter. She loved it on toasts and even with dosa.Her favorite was peanut butter chapathi rolls.

Then there was a time when the kids and I were crazy about Nutella. It was nutella for everything, except with rice, of course!!The kids used to just eat spoonfuls like a snack.

Then all of a sudden the attention turned towards jam and then Lil Dude stuck to mixed fruit jam while Lil Angel loved trying out different flavors of jams and marmalade.

Now,gain, it is peanut butter's turn to hog the lime light!

Most often I made peanut butter at home as it find it very easy and affordable too. Sometimes, we do get a jar of peanut butter and use it up too. So when there were just a couple of spoonfuls of peanut butter in the jar, I wanted to make this drink which was making rounds in the blogosphere a few years back.

After a long gap, I am back to Blogging Marathon. This month is the #67 edition and I have chosen - Go Nuts and I am featuring peanuts here.

I used:
Serves - 2

Banana - 2 small
Peanut butter- 2 tablespoons
Karumbu Sarrarai / Unrefined cane sugar- 1 teaspoon
Milk - 2 cups, chilled
Chia seeds , choco chips, peanut butter chips to garnish

Take all the ingredients in a mixie jar. Blend till smooth.

Serve immediately garnished with a pinch of chia seeds, a few peanut butter chips and chocochips.


Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#67

Bon Appetit....