August 28, 2011

Sorakaya Perugu to Kura (Bottle Gourd with Curd)

Ingredients:
Bottle Gourd - 1
Green Chillies - 2 (chopped)
Curd - 1 Cup
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 2 tbsp
Fenu greek seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves

Method:

  • Peel and cut bottle gourd into small pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add mustard, cumin, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves. Fry for 1 minute.
  • Add bottle gourd pieces and spices. Sauteing this for 5 minutes then add 1 cup of water.
  • Close the lid and cook up to 3 whistles.
  • Mix corn flour to the curd and beat well without lumps.
  • Once the lid is open, add beaten curd and cook in low flame till gravy becomes thick.
  • Serve with rice or roti.


August 27, 2011

Chicken Raw Banana Cutlet

Ingredients:
Minced Chicken - 100 gms (boiled)
Raw Bananas - 4 (boiled)
Rawa (Semolina) - 50 gms (roasted)
Green Peas - 50 gms (Boiled)
Onion - 1 (chopped)
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Green Chilli paste - 1 tbsp
Grated Coconut - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp (chopped)
Salt to taste
Oil


Method:

  • Mash and mix the boiled bananas with minced chicken, rawa and green peas together.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil, add chopped onions, ginger garlic, chilli paste. fry for 2 minutes. Add grated coconut, spices and mashed banana mixture.
  • Mix well, stir for few minutes.
  • Let it cool and take lemon size mixture and make into small round vadas.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the vadas till golden brown.
  • Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Egg Pickle (Kodi Guddu Nilva Pachchadi).

Ingredients:
Eggs - 6
Salt - 50 gms
Red chilli powder - 50 gms
Mustard Powder - 50 gms
Turmeric - 1 tsp
Oil - 200 gms
Garlic cloves - 4


Method:

  • Boil and shell the eggs. Lightly slit the eggs in four sides.
  • Heat oil, add turmeric and fry the boiled eggs till red colour.
  • Remove from oil and cool the eggs.
  • Cool  the remaining oil, Mix all spices, garlic and eggs.
  • Store in the airtight container.

August 26, 2011

30 Things to do for Good Health

1.  Drink  a glass of water after the morning calls every day. If there is no proper bowel movement, drink a glassful of hot water before going to the bed the previous night and a glass of hot water as soon as after washing face in the morning. Do this daily and you will soon begin to have proper motions.
  

  • 2.Take milk, butter and ghee in moderation. 

  • 3.Try to avoid non vegetarian food.

  • 4.Daily take seasonal fruits and fresh vegetables.

 5.Eat more and more grains and pulses of round variety, (ragi, maize, bajra, etc.,).

6.Avoid eating polished rice and maida.

7.Eat germinated pulses like Bengal gram, peas, horse gram, green gram, wheat etc.,

8.Don't simultaneously eat food of contrasting effects or taste, e.g., milk and butter milk, sweet fruits and sour fruits, bitter food and sour food, etc.,

9.Avoid eating bakery foods, fried and masala foods, etc., 

10.Avoid canned foods, cold drinks, pickles, frozen or cold storage foods. 

11.Minimize the intake of condiments and spices. 

12.Completely avoid tobacco and alcoholism, limit the intake of coffee, tea. 

13.Avoid sleeping pills, nerve soothing pills, pain killers . 

14.Eat only when you are hungry. But do not drink water when you are hungry nor eat solid food when you are thirsty lest it should end in digestive  disorders, obesity and the possibility of cancer. 

15.Reduce the intake of salt and sugar in your food. 

16.Always chew your food well. Don't be in a hurry. 

17.Do not eat immediately after hard labour and when you are tired. 

 18.Do not drink water during meals if need take little sip. Practice drinking water half an hour before and after meals. Drink 7-8 glasses of water every day. 

19. Do not skip breakfast. Have your break fast before you start your daily chores of work. If you fail to take your breakfast, the required and essential quantity of sugar in the blood will get reduced resulting in tiresome feeling, exhaustion, nervous weakness, head ache, stomach troubles,etc., 

20. Do not eat between meals. 

21. Fasting twice in a month is good for health. Eat fruits during fasting. 

22. Do not withhold or fail to answer nature calls (Urination or motion). 

23. Always inhale fresh air. Let your bed room have free movement of fresh air. 

24. Practice deep breathing through the nose several times (Pranayama) 

25. Have regular exercises every day and long walks. 

26. Roam in the sun (early morning) as long as possible. Sun bath is good for health. 

27. Enjoy an undisturbed sleep during nights. 

28. It is good to have your feet in a slightly elevated position when you sleep. Have a pillow below the legs. This will facilitate easy flow of venous blood back to the heart and lungs and also mitigate the ill effects of varicose veins. do not sleep flat on the back. Sleep on one side. 

29. Never sleep with your head in the northern direction. East or south is best. 

30. See that you have sufficient rest during the days at regular intervals.

Green Pea Patties

Ingredients:
Green Peas - 1 cup (Shelled)
Green chillies - 2-3
Grated Ginger - 1 tsp
Sugar - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 4 tbsp
Flour - 1 cup
Oil for frying


Method:

  • Boil and mash green peas into coarsely.
  • Grind green chillies and ginger to make paste.
  • Heat oil in kadai, add ginger chilli paste, mashed peas, sugar and salt. Stir to mix well. Fry till the mixture becomes dry. Keep aside to cool.
  • Mix flour, 2 tbsp of oil and water to make a smooth dough.
  • Take lemon sized dough and make thin round shaped roti. Place 2 tsp of pea mixture in middle of it.. Cover the fillings with the edges of the dough. Seal the edges carefully.
  • Repeat the process.
  • Deep fry the prepared patties in hot oil.
  • Serve hot.


August 23, 2011

Apple -Rawa Squares

Ingredients:
Red Apples - 250 gms
Rawa (Semolina) - 1 Cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 Cup
Milk - 1/2 Cup
Condensed Milk- 1/2 cup
Dry Fruits - 2 tbsp (Chopped)


Method:

  • Peel and grate the apples.
  • Dry roast the rawa in kadai on low flame till the aroma comes.
  • Heat ghee in kadai, add grated apple and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Lower the flame and add semolina , milk and cook for few minutes.
  • Add sugar and stir continuously till sugar melts.
  • Add condensed milk, dry fruits and stir till the mixture thickens.
  • Grease the plate with ghee and spread the mixture evenly on the plate.
  • Allow to cool. Keep it in a fridge for 2 hours to set.
  • Cut into squares and serve. 

Corn Mushroom Soup

Ingredients:
Grated Corn - 1 Cup
Water - 3 -4 Cup
Mushrooms - 4
Milk - 1 Cup
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1-2 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Salt and Pepper to taste


Method:

  • Pressure Cook grated Corn with water for 2 -3 whistles.
  • Mix cornflour in milk and add to the corn mixture slowly.
  • Bring it to boil and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Heat butter in a pan, stir fry mushroom slices.
  • Lastly, add mushroom slices, salt and pepper, lemon juice to the soup.
  • Serve hot.

Ramayana By Bill Gates


Ramayana By Bill Gates

Author: Jagan | 12th Feb, 2008


When Bill Gates was in India, he had a chance to listen Ramayana from Atal 


Behari Vajpayee. After returning to US he wrote it in his personal Diary. A 


Tabloid in US got a copy of his writings. These are excerpts from his diary.

Ramayana by Bill Gates

LAN, LAN ago, in the SYSTEM of I/O-dhya, there ruled a PROCESSOR named 


DOS-rat. Once he EXECUTED a great sacrifice PROGRAM after which his 


queens gave an OUTPUT of four SUNs--RAM, LSIman,BUG-rat and SED-


rughana. RAM the eldest was a MICROCHIP with excellent MEMORY. His 
brothers,however, were only PERIPHERAL ICs. Once when RAM was only 16MB, he married princess 
'C'ta. 12years passed and DOS-rat decided to INSTAL RAM as his successor. 


However, Queen CIE/CAE (Kayegayee), who was once offered a boon by DOS-


rat for a life saving HELP COMMAND, took this opportunity at the instigation 


of her BIOSed maid (a real plotter), and insisted that her son Bug-rat 
be INSTALLED and that RAM be BOOTED to the forest for 14 years. At this 


cruel and unexpected demand, a SURGE passed thru DOS-rat and, he 


collapsed,power-less. RAM agreed to LOG INTO forest and 'C'ta insisted to 


LOGIN with him. LSI-man was also resolved on LOGGING IN with his 
brother. The forest was the dwelling of SPARCnakha, the TRANSISTOR of 


RAW-van,PROCESSOR of LAN-ka. Attracted by RAM's stature, she proposed 


that he marry her. RAM, politely declined. 
Perceiving 'C'ta to be the SOURCE CODE of her distress, she hastened to kill 


her. Weeping,SPARC-nakha fled to LAN-ka, where RAW-van, moved by 


TRANSISTOR's plight,approached his uncle MAR-icha. MAR-icha 


REPROGRAMED himself into the form of a golden stag and drew RAM deep 


into forest.
Finally, tired of chase, RAM shot the deer, who, with his last breath, cried out 


desperately for LSI-man in RAM's voice.Fooled by this VIRTUAL RAM 


SOUND,'C'ta urged LSI-man to his brother's aid. 
Catching the opportunity,RAW-van DELINKED 'C'ta from her LIBRAR and 


changed her ROOT DIRECTORY to LAN-ka. 

( Note: Collected from Chandamama.Com as it is really interesting in computer language)

August 20, 2011

Poornalu

Ingredients:


For Filling:
Channa Dal - 1 Cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Pachcha Karpuram - a pinch


For Batter:
Urad dal - 1 cup
Raw Rice - 2 cups
Salt to taste


Oil for Frying


Method:

  • Soak Channa dal for 1-2 hours then Pressure cook by adding sufficient water up to 3 Whistles or till it becomes soft.
  • Grate Jaggery then add this to cooked dal and cook till water evaporates. Lastly add cardamom powder, pachcha karpuram. (it gives good taste and aroma but if you add more it spoils the taste)
  • The Mixture must be thick to make balls.
  • When the mixture is cool, make small lemon size balls  and keep aside.
For batter:
  • Soak Urad dal and rice for four hours.
  • Grind them to make fine batter by adding sufficient water. 
  • The batter must be little thick and add salt.
  • Heat the oil in kadai, dip the balls in batter and fry them in medium flame till   golden colour.
  • Serve.

Sandwich

Ingredients:


Bread Slices -12
Mixed Vegetables- 1 cup (Grated)
(Cabbage, Carrot, Capsicum)
Ginger -Chilli paste - 1/2 tsp
Thick curd - 1/4 cup
Cheese - 2 tbsp (Grated)
Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
Oregano - 1/2 tsp
Pizza Masala - 1/2 tsp
Paprika - 1/2 tsp
Salt and Pepper to taste
Green Chutney - 2 tbsp
Tomato Sauce - 2 tbsp
Tomato Slices


Method:

  • Remove edges and apply butter to bread slices
  • Mix all the ingredients for salad except green chutney, tomato sauce, tomato slices.
  • Apply green chutney on one slice then spread lavishly the salad  then cover it with the sauce slice,
  • On the top of the second slice spread tomato slices, sprinkle Pizza Masala then cover with another Chutney applied Slice.
  • Do the same with  all slices. 
  • Cut  and Serve.
For Green Chutney:

Ingredients:
Coriander leaves - 1 Cup
Mint leaves - 1 cup
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Green chillies  -2

Method:
  • Wash Coriander leaves and Mint leaves.
  • Grind all the ingredients together to make fine paste.

August 12, 2011

Egg Fried Rice

 Ingredients:
Cooked rice - 1 cup
Egg - 1 beaten
Mushrooms - 1/2 cup (boiled and sliced)
Spring Onion - 1/4 cup
Green Peas - 1/4 cup
Soya sauce - 1/2 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste 
Oil - 1 tbsp


Method:

  • Heat little oil in a pan. Add beaten egg and salt and scramble egg quickly.
  • Heat remaining oil in wok, add chopped spring onions, mushrooms, green peas then stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Add rice, salt and pepper, soya sauce and mix well. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Lastly add scrambled egg and mix gently. Remove from fire.
  • Serve hot.

August 11, 2011

Paramannam (Rice Kheer)

Ingredients:
Milk - 1 ltr
Basmati Rice - 50 - 75 gms
Jaggery - 200 gms
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Kishmish, Cashew nuts, almonds - 1/2 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp


Method:

  • Crush jaggery into small pieces and add little water to it. Cook in low flame till jaggery dissolves in water and becomes little thick syrup. 
  • Heat ghee in pan and fry cashew nuts and kishmish for one minute. Keep aside.
  • Soak almonds in warm water for 15 minutes then remove skin and chop almonds into slices.
  • Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • Heat milk in thick bottom vessel, bring it to boil then add rice and cook till rice becomes very soft. Stir occasionally otherwise rice stick to the bottom of the vessel.
  • Add cardamom powder, dry fruits.
  • Add a pinch of baking soda to kheer so the milk should not curdle when jaggery syrup added.
  • Lastly add jaggery syrup and immediately remove from fire.

Ghee Bhaat (Ghee Rice)

Ingredients:
Long grained rice - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Water - 2 cups
Kishmish - 1/2 cup
Cinnamon - small piece
Bay leaves - 2
Cloves - 2
Cardamom - 2
Cumin seeds  - 1/2 tsp
Sugar to taste (optional)
Salt to taste


Method:



  • Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes
  • Heat the ghee in thick bottomed vessel.
  • Add bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom , cloves and cumin seeds, fry them for 1 minute.
  • Add rice and fry in the ghee for 2 minutes.
  • Add water and salt and cook till rice done.
  • Lastly add sugar if you are using.
  • Serve hot.