Jul 25, 2012

MY 3rd event: "Jashn-E-Azadi"



Hello Friends
On the occasion of India’s 66th Independence Day, “Preeti’sKitchen Life Salutes all the Nation and the immortal Freedom fighters and National Hero’s for their devotion and sacrifices. Hope peace, love and unity reigns in whole world….
Preeti’s Kitchen Life” hosting 3rd event…. On a very special day for Indians i.e. Independence Day (15th August), we celebrate “Jashn -E-Azadi”… I hope all my lovely friends love this theme or event and be a part of it.
A small brief on Independence Day…..
The Independence Day of India is celebrated on 15 August to commemorate its independence from British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on 15 August 1947. India achieved independence following a largely peaceful civil disobedience movement led by the Indian National Congress and other political parties. The independence coincided with partition of India wherein the British Indian Empire was divided along religious line into two new nation—Dominion of India (later Republic of India) and Dominion of Pakistan; the partition was stricken with violent communal riot.
The Independence Day is a national holiday in India. All over the country, flag-hoisting ceremonies are conducted by institutions as well as private meetings. In some cities, kite flying is a celebratory event associated with the Independence Day. 
A sweet message on Independence Day (15th August)
Watan hamara misaal mohabat ki,
Todta hai deewaar nafrat ki,
Meri Khush naseebi mili zindagi is chaman mein
Bhula na sake koi iski khushbo saton janam mein.
Happy Independence Day!
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Rules for the event:-
To participate, it’s really simple….
Create any sweet or savoury dish for the very special occasion “Azadi or Independence Day”…… It’s could be any course of meal for the National Celebration, it should have an Azadi’s theme, so it will be more interesting and colourful with an Indian touch.
You can decorate with Indian flag, balloon, kites or use Indian flag colours (show colors like saffron, green, white, blue) in food for this you can use food colour (natural color or artificial color). You can prepare like tri-color (tiranga) rice, tri-color puri, tri-color dessert, tri-color salad or many more innovative dishes using this theme… or
You can organise Dawat-E-Khas… like try some combo as south-west combo, west-south combo, north-east combo, north-south combo, east-west combo, some fusion food connecting the culturally difference regions and fusing them into one on this special day. For eg... Dhokla with Idli, Dosa with chole, jeera rice with sambhar etc…. It should have an underlying theme of unity with no barriers like language or culture.
  • You must be follow my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google plus.
  • You may send as many links or recipes. No archives please…. If you have more interesting recipes then only re-posted and linked back to the announcement page….. Use linky tool at the end of this page.
  • Use of above logo is mandatory.
  • Recipes should be vegetarian and no alcohol please.
  • Non blogger can also send me an email with the details as below:
Name (person)
Recipe name
Recipe photo
Recipe detail in .doc format
Email address
Or you can share me recipes with my Sharing tab.

Jul 22, 2012

Joy of Teej Fest

Today is the day of Teej Festival (22nd July 2012), so here I’m wish to all my Friends and Viewers…..

HAPPY TEEJ
Teej is the day which shows
woman's love and sacrifice.
May your wishes come true and
you get powerful & loving husband like lord Shiva.



Here is something detail about Teej Fest….  Why and How to celebrate…..
Teej is a fasting festival for Hindu women, especially for Haryanvi women. It is mainly celebrated in Haryana (India) and Nepal and is considered as the most standard form of teej. According to Hindu mythology, on the 3rd day (teej) after the new moon in the month of Shravan Goddess Parvati went to the house of lord Shiva, her husband and wasunited with him. Teej is celebrated in India especially by women in the months of July-August marking the advent of monsoons. It has great significance in Rajasthan as it is observed to provide relief from the scorching heat of summer. Thus, it is popularly called the Sawan Festival.
Pictures on Teej Fest

Teej Swing with friends
Mehndi Designs


Teej  Haryanvi Folk dance 






Indian Kheer
Teej Treat
Gulgule
Meethi Sewiyaan



Jalebi
Ghewar- Teej Speciality

Jul 21, 2012

Vegetable Poha


 Poha is something that we cook one or twice times in breakfast within week. It’s a very healthy, nutritious meal for breakfast. In a Central India or Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra……They call Pohe. Today I prepared Poha with lots of veggie with different colors….hot and steaming poha.......look so Yumm and colourful in bowl. One of mine friend wants the Poha recipe in the blog….... So this recipe is dedicated to him.


Now for those who are not familiar with Poha, its nothing but flattened rice. It absorbs water very well and very quickly and so is a great option for something quick. You can find it in two varieties- Thick poha and thin poha.  Poha is very famous and healthy meal which generally cooked in every kitchen....so you can easily find various variations in it from one culture to another.
Ingredients
3 cup Poha
1 small sized potato (peeled and chopped)
1 medium sized onion (peeled and chopped)
¼ cup peas
¼ cup carrot (peeled and chopped)
1 medium sized tomato (fine chopped)
2 green chillies (fine chopped)
1 tbsp. fresh green coriander (chopped)
½ lemon juice (halves)
1 tsp. sugar
½ tsp. mustard seed (rai)
½ tsp. mustard seed (sarso)
1 tbsp. oil
Salt to taste
2 tsp. coriander powder
½ tsp. turmeric powder
½ tsp. amchoor (raw mango powder)
¼ tsp. red chilli powder
¼ tsp. garam masala

Jul 19, 2012

Ravaa Appe/ Vegetable Paniyaram

Today I post “Appe” which we call Paniyaram which made by ravaa batter and add some veggies for kids…. It’s a really good option for breakfast or evening snacks in mansoon seasons. Mostly we made appe or paniyaram with rice batter but this time I used sooji for this recipe.



Jul 18, 2012

Cheesy Spicy Onion Samosa

Today I post “Cheesy Spicy Onion Samosa”…. Under this recipe, I was used cheese, onion and pepper instead regular stuffing…. we all know kids love cheese and samosa both….so I had used both together under on-going theme Kids delights for warm food. Hope everyone love this version Spl kids….. And will be trying in their kitchen. for more detail you can visit another samosa recipe "Mattar Samosa"
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Jul 17, 2012

Vegetable Cutlets

Today I post “Vegetable Cutlets” recipe under Kid delight theme ……. In this recipe, I prepared potatoes and some boiled veggies i.e. cauliflower, peas and carrots…. Mix well together with spices and toss with bread crumbs and serve with sauces. It’s a totally awesome snack for evening tea time or spl better option for upcoming rainy season.





Jul 15, 2012

Poush Parbon er Pati Shapta/ Indian Crepe with Coconut Filling/ Bengali Sweet


For this July month’s ICC- Indian Cooking Challenge, Srivalli chose Patishapta, an authentic recipe of Bengal shared by Sandeepa. I never heard and tried this recipe. Srivalli suggested Bong Cook Book  post for reference. Through this link, I got a general idea about this recipe. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.
This is a sweet that they make during the January month on the Sankranti time. A Bengali sweet dish recipe, patishapta is easy to prepare and a must have during festivals and winters. The maida and rice flour batter is spread on a pan and cooked like pancakes. These pancakes are then filled with a sweet coconut mixture and rolled up. Serve patishapta with thick condense milk as topping.





Jul 12, 2012

Paneer Pyaaz Paratha/ Cheese Onion Paratha

Today I post “Paneer Pyaaz Paratha”………. Under this recipe, we add stuffing of paneer and pyaaz with some spices for yummy flavour.
You can serve this recipe with masala curd and mango pickle in a breakfast or brunch.



Ingredients
·                     For Dough:-
2 cup wheat flour
A pinch of salt
1tsp.  Clarified butter or Desi ghee
Enough water for dough
·                     For Stuffing
½ cup grated cottage cheese (paneer)
1 small sized onion (chopped)
2 green chilies (chopped)
½ tsp. red chilli powder or chilli flakes
Chat masala to taste
Salt to taste
¼ tsp. roasted cumin powder
½ tsp. coriander powder
¼ tsp. garam masala

Papad Ka Paratha

Today I post “Papad Ka Paratha”….under this recipe, we stuff the chapati with crushed papad and spices which serve with chutney and sabzi….It’s crispy and spicy taste increase the flavour of paratha.
It’s a very simple and quick recipe of Indian bread and roti which easily prepared by anyone and anytime. 






Ingredients
·                     For Dough:-
2 cup wheat flour
A pinch of salt
1tsp.  Clarified butter or Desi ghee
Enough water for dough
·                     For Papad Stuffing
5 small papad (fried and crushed)
½ tsp. red chilli powder or chilli flakes
Chat masala to taste
¼ tsp. roasted cumin powder
½ tsp. coriander powder
¼ tsp. garam masala

Jul 11, 2012

Stuffed Bread Pakora/ Sandwich Pakora

Today I post Stuffed Bread Pakora or you can call Sandwich Pakora, under this recipe we cover the paneer slice with potatoes stuffing from the both side and now cover this sandwich with bread slices, then toss with gram flour batter and frying in the oil. Hope so, all my food lovers like this recipe so much. You can serve this recipe as an evening snack or breakfast in rainy days with green chutney or meethi chutney.
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Jul 10, 2012

Stuffed Tomatoes with Gravy/ Bhurma Tamatar

After such a long period, nearby 2 months……start participating in Blogging Marathon……Really miss u lot to all my co-bloggers and her wonderful cuisines.
Now I’m again in form with BM#18, these time I choose Stuffed Dishes theme…so here is my 1st recipe…..”Stuffed Tomatoes with Gravy” or “Bhurma Tamatar”….

Under this recipe, we fry the tomatoes with stuffing and then serve the creamy and orangy gravy which is very delicious in taste with naan or laccha prantha’s. for more details you can visit on my another recipe ie Stuff Tomato Vada.

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