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Sunday, April 24, 2011

TED Video a must watch - Jamie Oliver's TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food

Jamie Oliver, a globally admired Chef and TV personality, has been a major inspiration for many. This is an inspiring video and a must watch!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Kitchen Inspirations

I keep seeing such wonderful kitchens across the blog world, so thought why not share some neat pictures on Avial and Rasam. For that matter, I am an ardent design enthusiast too, you see :)

Beautiful isnt it : )

Friday, April 15, 2011

Coconut (Thenga) Thuvayal

Thuvayal is a roasted variant of coconut chutney. Telugus call it kobbari pacchadi. This my amma's recipe (Not sure if i went ahaed and made changes unknowingly). I prefer mildly spicy food. Red chillies may be added or reduced depending on spice levels. This is a simple thuvayal and and nothing complicated about the recipe :)

Coconut thuvayal serves 4

Raw coconut - shredded 1 cup
red chilies - 2 or 3
Hing-1 pinch
Salt to suit your taste
chana dal - 1 tsp
moong dal- 1 tsp
urad dal-1tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
tamarind - 2 small strips (can vary the amount as per requirement)
haldi - 1 pinch
mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves

Dry roast coconut shreds in a kadai (medium flame). Transfer it to a plate to cool when you see it change to nice golden brown colour
Roasting coconut leaves a thin oily layer in the kadai, now roast mustard seeds, and dals
Add red chillies and hing jeera and haldi take it on to a separate plate to cool.
Grind all the ingredients together along with the tamarind and salt

will be back with a pic soon :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Heart(h) and Home : Anu's Inpspiring Kitchen

I am back with a lovely kitchen tour and its a pleasure to feature Anu Gummaraju's Kitchen. It has been a long pending post. Apologies for the delay in bringing this delightful kitchen, the home to her lovely blog - Scatter the Batter

So get set and fasten your seat belts while I cruise you through this lovely bengaluru kitchen...more pics and less talking *wink*

Entering her lovely kitchen...

moving over to the cozy breakfast nook

Stainless steel vessels, canisters and utensils...dont they look so cool! I am a huge fan of traditional Indian canister, pots and pan :-) ~

and a lovely mug collection hung from such exquisite hooks! yum!

I love witty posters and no kitchen is complete without one ~~
(a balanced diet is a cookie in each true!
Loved her pooja corner (the brass bell shelf on the left) and the classy roman blinds...:)

simple things like a cute spice rack or a neatly decked open shelf makes for an inviting kitchen ...apart from the yummy food cooked there of course

a devour

And finally some long shots to sink all the yumminess in :-)

Super cool kitchen..isn't it .. I hope you like the tour as much as i loved bringing it to avial and rasam. I am sure you must be craving for leave me your comments and then hop over to Anu's complete home tour on Rekha and Sharon's blog : The Key Bunch...I am sure you will love it!

so until next time take care, eat well and live green :)

PS: another very pretty kitchen tour featured earlier - Preethi's Perky Kitchen

Thursday, April 7, 2011

PETA Kind of post

I know this is a vegetarian food blog. But when this email came in, i had to post it on the food blog...sorry about the gory images.

Beware...Mcdonald & KFC Lovers....StrangeFact......  
Please, Pass this to all known to you…….
Foie Gras 
Foie Gras Foie Gras means "Fat Liver"
It's very very luxury menu that originates from France But this dish comes from 

FORCE FEEDING a goose to make them develope FATTY LIVER DISEASE.

Let's see the source of this wonderful dish

The geese are forced to eat.. even if it does not desire to

The metal pipe pass through the throat to stomach ...even if it does not want to eat anything  

To make the liver  bigger and fatter  

Cages are very small and they force the geese to stay in one position to avoid using energy, 

thus converting all food into fat.
How sad their eyes show up  
Their legs were bloated from long standing everyday. No need to sleep because they will be 
caught to eat again

Although they try to defend themselves, it is useless

How sad this life is..

They are forced to eat until they are dead or their bodies cant stand with this 
You see... the food is over its mouth

The left who survive have crapped to be inflamed asses...blood easily come up with the shit
 Not only mouth hurt, throat hurt , all time stomach ache from the food , Fat to bloated legs , no sleep , no excercise But also no free movement for life to see the sky or river
  This your Healthy Liver like those Chicken

To get the beautiful and white liver that becomes unusually big like this
As Liver-canned from aboard


pls. pass to every one……………………………………


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